Nia was born 7lbs. 11 oz on May 20, 1997, at Shadyside Hospital to Lorne Rash and Shannon Lewis. She was the second born and middle child of that union.
Nia graduated from Gateway High School in 2015. She immediately went to Community College where she acquired her Associate's degree in Psychology, then moved to Carlow University to pursue her Bachelor's degree. Nia was very driven and determined "to see how minds worked."
Earlier in life, Nias was very loving and inquisitive and genuinely cared about people. She always wanted people to have a sense of belonging and never made to feel left out. Nia's quirky, comedic ways were often an ice-breaker. Reading, cooking, and spending time with loved ones were her favorite past-time.
Nia spent several years participating in a Christian youth group at Faith Community Church, where she would enhance her already close relationship with Yahshua. While attending college, Nia enrolled in CCO - Christian College Organization, as well as Sankofa, where she served Jesus Christ in her studies, job, and community. Nia was a part of Gatherings, a ministry that helped her develop into a young black woman in the corporate world.
Nia will be remembered for her loving, kind, and loyal spirit. Her anomalous ways gave you permission to be yourself, regardless of how everyone else was. Nia always wanted everyone to feel accepted.
Nia leaves behind her Mother Shannon Lewis, Dad Lorne Rash, Sr., Brother Lorne Rash Jr. (LJ) and Sister Adina Rash, Grandma Ida Brunson, Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, and Dear Friends.
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