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Shantel E. Grigsby-DeCoux

Shantel Earraina Grigsby-DeCoux, age 50, of Columbus, Ohio died December 13, 2019 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital following complications from Sarcoidosis.  On May 13, 1969 she was born in Denver, Colorado to the late Donna Jean Nelson.  On December 16, 2017 she married Marvin DeCoux in Columbus, Ohio.  Together they shared two years.  Shantel is survived by sons, Isaiah & Jeremiah Grigsby; husband, Marvin DeCoux; father, Anderson Cofield; sister, Yevette Taylor; brother-in-law, Bruce Taylor; uncle, Billy Watkins; aunt, Edith Reese; nephew, Joshua Early, Sr.; nieces, Deziree & Aaliyah Taylor; great-nephews, Joshua Early, Jr. & Josiah Taylor; great niece, Jayda Early; beloved friend, Venita Crawford;  and a host of cousins and devoted relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Donna Jean Cofield; sister, Kim and brother, Deshay Coleman.  Shantel was a business owner of Government Marketing Solutions.  She was a member of World Harvest Church.  In the past, she had lived in Denver, Colorado; England; and at the time of her death in Columbus, Ohio.  Shantel was a very caring woman that loved spending time with her family and friends.  Her proudest achievements were her sons, Isaiah and Jeremiah, running her own company (Government Marketing Solutions), and attending The Ohio State University while obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio Dominican University.  Shantel had a big heart.  She would give her last of anything to help people in need, especially her Friends.  The family gives thanks to World Harvest Church, Elder McKee and “everyone else that prayed with us, contributed funds, brought food by the house, and helped us get through this moment of grief as we say goodbye and watch her transition to Heaven.  We are so grateful for you all, thank you so much!”  A funeral service will be held at Noon on Friday, January 3, 2020 at World Harvest Church, 4595 Gender Road, Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110.  An interment will follow at Glen Rest Memorial Estate, 8029 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068.  Please contact the family for arrangements regarding memorial contributions.  Please visit to leave the family an online condolence.

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  • Nadine Barfield says:

    My sincere condolences to the family. I pray that you will find comfort resting on the shoulders of God as you go through this period.

  • Holly says:

    Shantel was one of the brightest, entrepreneurial, and most loving women I’ve known. Such a great mother and role model. Her love & energy will be greatly missed, but lovingly remembered for her grace and presence in this life.
    My honor to have known her; let’s celebrate a life well lived!

  • Iris Cooper says:

    Such a beautiful spirit on earth and now in heaven.

  • Ezra Ross-Saunders says:

    Isaiah & Jeremiah,
    Your mother Shantel -loved you dearly and although I know your heart is broken…remember to keep her spirit alive with knowing she loved you so.
    God Bless.

  • Sherri Palmer says:

    Shantel worked with me at both The State of Ohio and The Columbus Chamber of Commerce in the 80’s and 90’s. Her Aunt-Frieda Cofield, was our Marketing Division’s administrative assistantintroduced us when Shantel was an intern.

    Shantel was always a vibrant, passionate and creative spirit. She left this world much too soon. May she rest in peace.

    My deepest condolences to Frieda and all of the family.

    Sherri Palmer

  • Michele Fears (Spillman) says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I went to Woodbridge High School with Shantel. You are all in my heart and prayers.

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