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Rashidi A. Zalika-Everette
July 18, 1951 ~ February 3, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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Rev. Rashidi A. Zalika Everette who is known by many as Richie A. Everette. The meaning of Rashidi is a wise man, rightly guided of true faith.
In his early life he attended Central School and graduated in 1969 from Asheboro High School. In January 1973 he entered Coast Guard with rank of E-5 as a chaplain. He received his honorable discharge, Jan 4th, 1977. He was a member of AM Vet Post 905 and served as Commander of Post 211 Ellerbe, NC. Rev. Everette served his community in different areas as: NAACP Pass President, Juneteenth President for 17 years and as a Salvation Army Bell Ringer in which he received a Certificate of Appreciation for raising the most money for his kettle. He was a great greeter at many churches whether a member or not. He greeted people at college graduation and directed them where to go. He served many events as photographer.
Rev. Rashidi, as he was affectionately called, was an ordained minister of Connected Bridges Outreach Center Ministries. He served as Bible Study Facilitator, Minister of the Gospel, Supporter of his Pastor and all programs and offices in the church. He is preceded in death by both parents: Isaac Clemmon Everette and Willie Mae Matthews and two brothers: Isaac Clemmons Everette and Woodrow Everette. He leaves to cherish his memories: four children: Tena Renea Maness (Daniel), Richie Ashburn Everette, Jr. (Stephanie), Vanetta Everette Knight (Calvin) and Vannessa Gabrielle Everette (Renato Hanzek). eleven grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren; two sisters: Diane Barnes (Len) and Diena Burton (Van) one brother: Jerry Everette (Hattie Mae) and a special friend: Dr. Rosa Patterson. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends he loved and cherished. Special Thanks to: Connected Bridges Outreach Center and C.C. Hodges Funeral & Cremation Services.