Desi Tromain Shine

November 2, 1970 ~ November 8, 2020 (age 50)


On Sunday, November 8, 2020, God sent one of his faithful servants to blossom in His Garden.

As we remember Desi Tromain Shine, we give thanks to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for

his fifty years of life with us. He was well loved by his family and friends. An accomplished

real estate agent, entrepreneur, artist, political activist, and friend, Desi was the son of the late

Marion Shine and Fleet Wall III; and Jonathan Clark. Desi was born November 2, 1970 in

Albemarle, NC and residence his younger years in Smokey Bottom. He has finished his course,

his journey on earth is complete and he soars with the Angels in Our Father’s Heavenly home.


Desi attended South Stanly High School, Norwood, NC and furthered his education at Stanly

Community College, Albemarle, NC and Brightwood Real Estate College, Charlotte, NC. He

was employed with Rite Time Realty, Badin, NC and the owner of TaMiya Salon, Albemarle,



Desi accepted Christ at an early age and was a life-long member of Bennettsville African

Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Norwood, NC where he was a former and devoted member of

the Trustee Board. He was the Secretary of the Stanly County Board of Elections, Albemarle,

NC; was former Vice-Chair of the Stanly County Democratic Party; County Delegate to the State

Democratic Party and served in several other capacities within the Better Badin Community. As

a realtor, he specializes in sales and home restoration. In his leisure, he was an avid reader. Desi

was civic minded and interested in the well-being of the community. In his early years, he was

involved in the Boy Scout, where he served as a Scout Leader. He loved taking the boys in the

community camping and hiking. “Uncle Desi” is what he was called by his younger cousins.


Waiting at those Beautiful Gates of Heaven to welcome Desi to his Heavenly home are his

parents, Marion and Fleet Wall, III; one sister, LaKonya Wall; and grandparents; Henry and

Mary Lou Shine.


As Desi Tromain Shine blooms in the Garden of Heaven, he leaves to cherish his fond and

loving memories: his brother, Fleet Wall, lV; sisters: Tasheka (Jerry) Watkins, LaTonya (John)

Harrison and Christy Watkins, all of Norwood, NC; father, Jonathan Clark; grandmother, Annie

Mae Wall, Norwood, NC; uncles: Dr. William Threadgill, Henry A. Shine, Steve Wall, and

Thomas Clark; aunts: Vanessa Shine, Cynthia Wall, Teresa Brooks, Gloria Wall, Elaine

Threadgill, Helen (James) Edwards, Bernice Colson, and Creola Clark; great-aunts: Ruthell

Threadgill, Leola Clark and Dorothy Hines; nephews: Antonia (Sandy) Watkins, Tyreke, Tyler,

Ameer, and Shiren; nieces: Fle’nequa, D’Nysia, Azaria, Aquarius, Kiri and Jasmine; great-

nephews: Santonio and Nolan; special friend, W. Demar Huntley; God-daughter, Aniyah

Bordeaux; a host of other relatives and friends.

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November 13, 2020

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Kelsey Funeral Home
217 T. E. White Sr. Dr.
Albemarle, NC 28001

Private Services

Bennettsville A.M.E. Zion Church
8542 Whitley Road
Norwood, North Carolina

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