Merea World Transportation
Created in Honor of a Beloved Daughter’s Memory
My name is Marquita Nailor. I amtheproud mother of a beautiful daughter and wonderful teenage girl whose earthly life was taken all too soon.
On October 9, 2014 my daughter Sh’merea L. Nailor lost her life tragically to senseless gun violence. Although I continue to mourn her passing, I feel the strength of her spirit with me everyday. Sh’merea, or Merea, for those of us who knew her, was very passionate about her love and relationship with her father, for basketball and her sense of fashion. After reflecting on these things that made Merea the wonderful person she was, the idea and need for Merea World Transportation was born.
Sh’merea’s father ( like many of our youths fathers) is incarcerated. Despite his unfortunate circumstance, I always felt the need to help and encourage her to nurture the relationship and bond they shared and over the years did my best to take her to visit with him. That is when I learned first hand the difficulties that children and family members face obtaining a means of transportation to see their loved ones who are incarcerated .
Merea loved basketball but when she could she participated in all sports . Asa “sports mom” for many yearsI’ve become more and more aware of the various sports events and tournaments our children wish to experience and take part in that often takes place in other cities or states. Its not unusual fora team or individual youth to have to obtain their own means of transportation to get to these events or forgo the opportunity to participate because there is no means of transportation available to them.
When I reflect on Sh’merea and all of the things that she was passionate about, I’m inspired and motivated by her to positively impact our community in her name and hopefully aid in the prevention of further senseless crimes that plague our communities and take lives in the process.
It is my belief that Merea World Transportation will act as a two edged sword by providing families with a means of transportation to see and visit loved ones in prison and give children a chance to build a relationship with and learn firsthand from the mistakes of an incarcerated parent, while at the same time giving incarcerated people from our community a positive reinforcement and motivation to return to society and be productive.
With these among other things in mind, I have founded Merea World Transportation, with the hope and goal to strengthen family ties and relationships; to provide our children and youth opportunities to pursue their athletic aspirations wherever the venue may be; experiences that will open their eyes to see beyond more than just what is in the street; and to go farther than what’s within walking distance or where public transportation will take them. Merea World Transportation, Text or Leave a Message (716)939-8892 or www.facebook.com/mereaworldtransportation