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Welcome to the memorial page for

Neokeo Cherise Gaines

January 16, 1966 ~ November 8, 2017 (age 51)

Neokeo Gaines, was born on January 16, 1966 to Jackie Williams and was later adopted by her husband Stanley Gaines.  Neokeo was the first grandchild; which made her grandparents so happy.  She attended Mt. Olivet Church as a young child with family and friends.

Neokeo attended Whittaker Middle School where she found her love for sports and played softball and ran track through her high school years at Jefferson and Grant High School. 

Neokeo was wise beyond her age; she took on the responsibility of taking care of her young siblings and cousins and her caring nature continued throughout her life.  She had a passion for taking care of others.  She loved basketball shoes.  No matter when saw Neokeo, she was wearing the latest sneakers.  

She was a strong and caring person.  Neokeo had big a heart and would walk miles to help the ones she loved and cared for. 

On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, Neokeo was called home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

Neokeo leave to cherish her memories her 4 sons; 1 daughter; her parents; brother; grandchildren and a host of family and friends.  


"The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit."
Psalm 34:18

 Service Information

November 21, 2017

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Rose City Funeral Home Chapel
5625 N.E. Fremont Street
Portland, Oregon 97213

Memorial Service
November 30, 2017

11:30 AM
Emmanuel Church of God in Christ
4800 NE 30th Avenue
Portland, OR 97211

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