Nioka Elder

June 9, 1962 - September 3, 2020

06/09/1962 - 09/03/2020

Nioka “Booty” Olveria Elder was born June 9, 1962 to Viola Woodson and Frank Jones. She spent her childhood, and majority of her life, in Smithfield, VA. She graduated from Smithfield High in 1980, and recieved her CNA license in December 2002. Nioka also worked for the Isle Wight School system, aiding special needs children. She is known to many for being outspoken, outgoing, her fashion and personality.

Nioka was wise beyond her years. She provided many with words of wisdom, whether it be street knowledge, common sense, or biblical knowledge; she aimed to educate and help others. Nioka was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Her favorite pastime was family and family gatherings. She was many things to many, but most importantly she was the life of the party.

Nioka entered eternal rest on September 3, 2020. She was preceded in death by Frank Jones (2010).

She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Carlos Wells (Tasha Wells); granddaughter Caris Wells; grandson Ty’zae Holloway; mother, Viola Woodson; brother, Frankie Elder (Vanessa Elder); sister, Velma Atkins (Pernell Atkins);  brother, William Elder, Tommy Lee Jones (Charlene Jones), Nathan “Nuke”;  sister, Sheila Wells (Sherman Wells), Eva “Shay” Jones (Larry Parrish), Teresa White and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to honor the legacy and life of Nioka “Booty” Elder. Any amount is deeply appreciated. Thank you for your love and support.

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SHS Class of 1980, Smithfield, Virginia (James Ford, Pres.)
2 years ago

Our Beloved Smithfield High School Class of 1980 Classmate: we will forever miss you. “Cares all past, home at last, ever to rejoice.”

SHS Class of 1980, Smithfield, Virginia
2 years ago

Our beloved Smithfield High School Class of 1980 schoolmate: We will forever miss you “Nikki!” Carr’s all past, home at last, ever to rejoice.”

Marshal Greene. And Brenda Green
2 years ago

Rest in peace Nioka your leaning on God everlasting Arms with my deepest symphany to the families of Nioka

Darnelle Jefferson
2 years ago

May God bless the family of Booty!❤My deepest Sympathy

Audrey Smith
2 years ago

My prayers and condolences to family. Rest in paradise

Jose Taylor
2 years ago

Rest in peace Booty, love you

Sam and Valarie Lowry
2 years ago

To Carlos and Tasha Wells, Sam and I extend our sincerest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. You are loved and in our thoughts and prayers.

Gloria Johnson
2 years ago

You were my sister my friend and neighbor never a dull moment with you even though I knew you were in pain sometimes I’m really gonna miss Love you til we meet again

Precena wiggins
2 years ago

I will never forget you you were.a good freind I’ll always love you .

Janet Harden
2 years ago

Books was such a sweet young girl and grew into a beautiful young lady. All smiles and very loving. My cousin and I walked the pathway were the family once lived holding hands to catch the school bus. I will miss her and will always remember the good times we’ve shared. Prayers to my family.