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Devoted mother of 5 looses husband to COVID-19

Exactly one week before Christmas, my dear friend Vicki lost her husband to COVID-19. While so many families have lost loved ones in 2020 for various reasons, this one reminded me of the unexpected loss of superstar NBA champion, Kobe Bryant.  Except the MVP of this family of five daughters is Theodis Ray Quarles.  When the paramedics arrived to the Quarles' home to transport Theodis to the hospital for breathing difficulties, Vicki wasn't allowed to accompany her husband due to quarantine restrictions.  Little did she know that this would be her final engagement with her best friend.  She later received a call from the hospital that Theodis had succumb to this awful virus.  

  Just as superstars and legends are seldom replaced, Theodis' transition will forever leave a void on the Quarles team. Alyssa, Anaya, Asia, Allie and Aryah will miss him at breakfast,  at their class plays, proms, recitals, graduations, college entries...and ultimately their weddings.

With daily prayer and  providing dinner for my friend and her daughters, the gesture seems so very small in comparison to what lies ahead for this family. I decided to launch this GoFundMe initiative in support of Vicki and her girls to offer financial relief and worry from things associated with basic immediate needs as well as for their continued growth, goals and asperations.

I am confident that their father, Theodis Ray Quarles, will be smiling from heaven when his little teacher, doctor, CEO, nurse or entrepreneur makes her mark in the world.  As the Lord leads Vicki to shepherd them to their destinies, your donation is most appreciated in championing this family to the finish line.

Please and thank you in advance for your support and know that all is greatly it financial or merely sharing this opportunity for others to help make a difference in the lives of these young daughters.

For the Quarles family,


  • Anonymous
    • $15 
    • 2 yrs
  • Carrie Mantha
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Serena Uible
    • $51 
    • 2 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

DeQuanda Smith
Memphis, TN
Vickie Quarles

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