Tanesha Harkless

January 10, 1077~ March 24, 2018




 Tanesha M. Harkless (Boomer), 41, entered into eternal peace with her mother, on Saturday, March 24, 2018. She was born in Erie, Pa., on January 10, 1977, to the late John Pacley Jr. "JP" and Dorothy J. Harkless- Gilkey "Dee."
 She attended Henderson United Methodist Church and House of Prayer for many years. She recently became a member of Greater Calvary Full Gospel Baptist Church.
 Tanesha enjoyed music, dancing, and social media. She also enjoyed family gatherings and spending time with her children. Family was always important to her. She was also a die-hard Steelers and Cavaliers fan.
 Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Duane and Lillian Harkless; and her paternal grandparents, John and Velma Napier Pacley, Sr.; and her stepfather, Burnis Gilkey.
 Tanesha is survived by her daughter, Shaquila Harkless (Shawna); three sons Shieed Stepp, Jaylin and Sincere Harkless; her significant other, James Stepp; a stepbrother, Fateen Gilkey of Syracuse, N.Y.; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends.

 Friends visited with the family from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at The Greater Calvary Full Gospel Baptist Church, 2624 German Street, where there was a celebration of life at 12 p.m., with Bishop Jesse N. Gavin officiating. Laid to rest in Wintergreen Gorge

Tanesha and Dee's program Tanesha's  flowers
Bishop and Pastors share memories of Tanesha
Songs and prayers for the family Angel between Mother and Daughter

~Memories ~

If you would like to share memories or photos, please email them to memories@lifeeverafter.com  and I will post them here.


April 07, 2018
Boomer you are in my heart always you will be missed from Don and Cheryl and family we love you.
and may God be with the family to grant them peace within love you all.

April 07, 2018
...take your Mommy's hand and rise up to the Harkless cloud...

Kelly K. Moore,
Erie, Pennsylvania

April 06, 2018
Tanesha, you were also one of my childhood friends.
May the good lord open his gates of heaven with open arms for you.
My condolences to the family.

ERIE, Pennsylvania

April 06, 2018
You will forever be missed, long time friend from childhood

Charlene Lofton,
Erie, Pennsylvania

April 06, 2018
My deepest sympathy Tanesha, u were one of my childhood friends,
u have gained ur wings and I hope ur transition was a breeze! Until we meet again.......

Hope Smith,
Erie, Pennsylvania

April 06, 2018
Boomer you will forever be missed but never forgotten, l love you so much and I will see you again!!!!!
Rest in paradise

Sheronda Gold,
Dallas, Texas

April 06, 2018
My sincere condolences to the family,
I knew her as a child when she took dancing lessons at Catherine Little's she was in my daughters tap and jazz classes.
May the Lord continue to comfort you during this difficult time.

In sympathy,
Denise Horton & Family
Erie, Pennsylvania

April 06, 2018
My deepest sympathies We were childhood friends.
Sending love and prayers to her family.

Tonya Flowers,
Marietta, Georgia

April 06, 2018
You will be missed Boomer.
Anthony Lofton,
Erie, Pennsylvania

April 06, 2018
To the families of Tanesha, wow such a cool person gone to soon you will be missed but not forgotten.

Stacy Goodwin,
Erie, Pennsylvania

April 06, 2018
Miss you cousin wish you was still here RIH

Alfonzo Coleman,
Erie, Pennsylvania

April 06, 2018
You are going to be truly missed you. Left to soon you was a very good person rip fly high

April 3, 2018

From facebook
I miss you so much neicey I woke up waiting for my phone to ring Nd hear you say what you doing aunt Barbie I love you
I cry but I know your free from everything Nd so happy now this is hard pill to swallow but I know you would want to be there for your babies like I was for you I always will i promise until we meet again rih my sweet precious angel give my loved ones big hugs Nd kisses
Barbara Shields

March 31, 2018

Your favorite gang rest up cuz we got u and dats a fact we never gone let u and yo mom down all y'all wanted from us to stick together and make it out and that's what we gone do we gone turn the city up for y'all ik y'all may not be here to see us on stage but jus know y'all always here to support us we y'all number fans bang Broz 4life watch over us love y'all

Fae Pacley

March 26, 2018

To the heavens above I wanna say good morning momma ❤️ I miss you so much and miss talking to you
ik your up there watching all of us but I jus wish I had the chance to meet u personally
I also wanted to tell you that I will always be here for ur daughter Mook Harkless
well momma I love you and please be our angel  and watch over us
love you dearly
La Renia


March 24, 2018
Such a heartbreaking day today. Prayers to the family. There is no sense of loss of life this way.
Margaret Harrison, Erie, PA