Necole (Nekki) Marri Dandridge was born Friday, January 8, 1982, in Liberal, KS to Clarence E Dandridge, and Brenda Faye Clark-Dandridge. She was the third of three children born to this union. She was raised surrounded by her sister, Kenya Davis, and her brother, Terrence Dandridge. As a child, Necole would sing and dance and loved all kinds of music. Ultimately, this became her springboard for the giftings we have all been blessed by.
Necole received her elementary education in Liberal, KS, attended middle school in Aurora, CO and graduated high school from Aurora Central High School, Aurora, CO in 2008. Her high school contribution to the Senior Theater performance “THE WIZ” as Dorothy was a hit. Necole traveled her first year out of high school with Up With People, a world-renowned acting and singing group of youth with a mission to connect world audiences through music and dance. Necole has remained connected to members of Team B of the 2008 Class.
By profession, Necole was an education assistant and a medical caregiver. Necole worked as a Special Education Teachers’ Assistant in the Aurora Public School system. She was also a para-assistant at Omar Blair Charter School. She later attended Heritage College in Lakewood, CO and received her Associates in Medical Assisting becoming Certified and worked at Denver Health as well as other facilities in Denver and Aurora.
Necole accepted the Lord as her Savior as a young woman and began ministering at many churches in Denver and Aurora, completing her years of service at the Oasis Apostolic Network under Pastor Ryan Fontenot. She served as Minister of Music, and Dance as well as the Church Secretary. Necole was known as a friendly, caring and sharing person. Cooking, (her fried chicken with her secret sauce, is renowned!) as well as whatever she cooked, was full of her love for all. When Necole sang, she had the voice of an angel and she was a help to all she could, those in need, that she didn’t know, and to those she did know.
Best friends for life! Keesha Mosley, Brittany Griffin, Monique Monroe, Kashundra Estes, Tia Metcalfe, Holly Renee Hodge, Danielle Ryan, Royal Cavanaugh, among many others. Each one remembers her as a joyful, outgoing, caring, bright and a friend that won’t be replaced.
Necole was proceeded in death by her maternal grandmother, Eula F. Clark, maternal grandfather, Kenneth E Clark, paternal grandmother, Christine Dandridge, and paternal grandfather, Oliver Dandridge. Necole exited this life and transitioned to glory on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at the Medical Center of Aurora. She leaves to cherish her memory and mourn her loss her children: Cadeynce, Mhakai, and Violet; Aurora; her parents, Brenda F. Clark, Aurora, CO, Clarence E. Dandridge, Oklahoma City, OK; her siblings, Kenya Davis, St Croix, UVI; Terrence E. Dandridge, Kansas City, KS; step-grandmother, Lynda Clark, Aurora, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many friends.