Alana Shara’ee Quattlebaum, daughter of the late Josephine Quattlebaum and Emmett Perkins Jr, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She gained her wings on July 29, 2022, amongst her family at the age of 47 due to renal disease (kidney failure).
Alana was educated in the Richland County School system and graduated from Columbia High School, Class of 1993. During high school, Alana joined the basketball team. She also attended Midlands Technical College. At an early age, Alana joined the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Leesville, South Carolina.
Alana was multi-talented and held a variety of occupations, but she enjoyed doing hair. Any design you had in mind, she could do it.
Alana was also known to her friends and family as “Shaka”. She was a woman with a heart of gold and helped anyone in need. Any goal she had, she reached it and excelled. She enjoyed watching television shows such as Law & Order and Criminal Minds. Alana would always sit downstairs and play cards with friends.
Alana was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, three brothers, sister and nephew.
Alana is survived by her beautiful children, two daughters, Ka’Myah and Ma-Kyah Quattlebaum; one son, Kaymond Quattlebaum; seven sisters, Beverly (Marcus) Thomas and Lawana Quattlebaum of Columbia, SC, Arlene (Kenny), Vanessa (Arther), Annette, Andrea (Michael) Perkins and TaKena Throne all of Philadelphia, PA; five brothers, Joie and Emmett Quattlebaum of Columbia, SC, James, Emmett and Keith Perkins all of Philadelphia, PA; seven aunts, Willie Mae Davenport of Wagener, SC, Barbara Williams, Florence Hester and Clarissa Perkins all of Philadelphia, PA, Emma Jean Perkins of St. Stephens and Margaret Brown of Jacksonboro, SC; two uncles, Levan Quattlebaum of New Haven, CT and Luther (Carolyn) Quattlebaum of Columbia, SC; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins who will greatly miss her.