Sharika Sharie Bowman was a 34-year-old Mom of five young children living in Georgia. Her family and friends affectionately called her “Redd”. She was originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Shakira was the oldest of four children. She had moved to Stone Mountain, Georgia from Michigan to start a better life for herself and her own children, too.
Her friends describe her as have a huge, contagious smile and a passion for drawing.