Destineé Cheyanne Rhea
July 4, 2003 -
July 15, 2022

Visitation

July 24, 2022
2 pm to 8 pm

Service 

July 25, 2022
11 am

Interment

July 25, 2022
Obituary

Destineé Cheyanne Rhea, known to many as Desi, Dez, or Dezzi, will be remembered for her contagious smile, her infectious personality, and for being larger than life. Desi was born on July 4, 2003, to Derrick Duran Rhea and Misty Nicole Stubblefield. She passed away on July 15, 2022.

Destineé was a 2021 graduate of Fayetteville City High School and an upcoming sophomore at the University of Tennessee Southern (UT Southern). Desi played basketball #4 and volleyball #4 for Unity School, softball #14 and basketball #4 at Fayetteville City High School, and basketball #4 at UT Southern. Destineé worked in the infant room at Little Blessings Daycare and was a waitress at Kitchen 218. She was a member of the McBurg Baptist Church. Family and friends were everything to Destineé. She had a special bond with her siblings and could often be found cheering and coaching them on in their sporting events.

In addition to her parents, survivors include her maternal grandmother, Shelia Stubblefield; siblings, Deshana Lea Rogers, Alandra Mae Rhea, Kynlee Paige Rhea, Kaylyn Ellyce Rhea, and Micah Duran Rhea; nephew, Kyler Lux Rhea; nieces, Jazaih Deshonté Stevenson, Lanajaih ´J Elise Stevenson, and Miyah Rikel ´J Rogers; uncles, Brian Keith Stubblefield, Kody Lee Stubblefield; bonus dad, Joseph Wilbanks; special friends, Aly Hargrove, Talaejah Conley, Carmen Johnson, and K.J. Jackson; her Little Blessings family, Kitchen 218 family; Southern Vortex family; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. Destineé was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Timothy Keith Stubblefield, paternal grandmother, Ellen Rhea, and paternal grandfather, Walter Henry Braden.

A funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Monday, July 25, 2022, at the First Presbyterian Church, in the gymnasium. Joseph Hamilton, Bro. Elvin Bridges, and Patrick Barnes will officiate. Burial will follow in the Wright’s Cemetery. Kody Stubblefield, NaPaul Pope, Jason Pope, Brian Stubblefield, Jarod Taylor, and Joseph Wilbanks will serve as pallbearers. Hatton Pope and Hunter Wilbanks will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation with the family will be from 2 PM until 8 PM on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Higgins Funeral Home. Counselors will be available on site for those who may need a moment to talk with someone or a special moment of prayer.

Desi was a great athlete and avid sports fan. To honor and celebrate her life, the family kindly asks that you wear the University of Alabama, the Atlanta Braves, Fayetteville City Schools, or University of Tennessee Southern apparel or Destineé’s favorite color of blue.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Destineé Rhea Memorial Scholarship Fund at Bank of Lincoln County.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Destineé Cheyanne Rhea.

Video Services

9 Comments

  1. Rexine Pigg

    After watching the memorial video of Destinee’s life, I must say I’m truly sorry I never had the privilege of meetng her. What an amazing life she lived in her short 19 years. Her accomplishments in school & sports are inspiring & her devotion to her friends & family is outstanding. Sheila & family, you have our sympathy, prayers & love for you as you try to put it back together following such a devastating loss. Look to our Saviour for guidance & strength in the coming weeks & cling to each other in family love. Sincerely, Rexine & Jonathan (Jock)

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  2. Vicky Gary lanier

    So sorry for your loss prayers for the family

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  3. Coach P

    To the family,
    I had the extreme pleasure of having Desi in two classes at Fayetteviile High School. It was a honor to know her and she will be truly missed by many!
    God Bless you All!

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  4. Jennifer Braden

    May God keep each of you wrapped up in his arms during this time and please know that my family and I are praying for each of you our hearts are breaking for you. She was a very beautiful young lady and I wished we could of known her.

    Reply
  5. Queen Manning Palmer

    I am someone who met Destinee’ only once at my great nieces birthday gathering. She had an infectious smile and such a genuine spirit I never forgot her, in fact when I heard about the accident as my husband described her I immediately knew who he was talking about. I recounted the night I met her.

    I am so sorry for your loss 🤲🙏🏽

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  6. Jimmy and Dana Sartain

    We are so sorry for your loss. Desi played ball with our granddaughter Josie and we loved her. Her smile was contagious and she always took time to say hello when we saw her. Such a gift from God.

    Reply
  7. Angie

    I love sports & to be able to talk to a small kid with the biggest heart just make me feel special! This young lady would tell me how frustrated she was but she would not give up! She also loved everyone & they loved Monkey! I would surprise them with a visit & it would make our day! You are truly an angel above so shine that energy down on us when we are missing you! Misty thank you for sharing her with us! We love y’all & we are just a call away! Prayers for Misty, KK, Kinley, & the rest of the family!🙏🏾❤️💔

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  8. Brenda Burns

    This young Lady was a priceless lady.Always lookout for everyone but herself.Her Love for her Family was beyond belief.She has a spirit of Gold and a smile that could infect the world. Her Love for people was unforgettable .She has gained her wings for sure and God has an Angel to watch over us all.Our Heart to her Mom , Shelia ,her sisters Kynlee,KK and all her Family.Luv. ya Brenda and Big Joe Burns and Family and all of Voodoo Customs.

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  9. Betty Koonce

    So sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around each one of the family in this terrible time and give you comfort that you need. Derrick, I will be thinking of you and praying for you and your family.

    Reply

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Memories

9 Comments

  1. Rexine Pigg

    After watching the memorial video of Destinee’s life, I must say I’m truly sorry I never had the privilege of meetng her. What an amazing life she lived in her short 19 years. Her accomplishments in school & sports are inspiring & her devotion to her friends & family is outstanding. Sheila & family, you have our sympathy, prayers & love for you as you try to put it back together following such a devastating loss. Look to our Saviour for guidance & strength in the coming weeks & cling to each other in family love. Sincerely, Rexine & Jonathan (Jock)

    Reply
  2. Vicky Gary lanier

    So sorry for your loss prayers for the family

    Reply
  3. Coach P

    To the family,
    I had the extreme pleasure of having Desi in two classes at Fayetteviile High School. It was a honor to know her and she will be truly missed by many!
    God Bless you All!

    Reply
  4. Jennifer Braden

    May God keep each of you wrapped up in his arms during this time and please know that my family and I are praying for each of you our hearts are breaking for you. She was a very beautiful young lady and I wished we could of known her.

    Reply
  5. Queen Manning Palmer

    I am someone who met Destinee’ only once at my great nieces birthday gathering. She had an infectious smile and such a genuine spirit I never forgot her, in fact when I heard about the accident as my husband described her I immediately knew who he was talking about. I recounted the night I met her.

    I am so sorry for your loss 🤲🙏🏽

    Reply
  6. Jimmy and Dana Sartain

    We are so sorry for your loss. Desi played ball with our granddaughter Josie and we loved her. Her smile was contagious and she always took time to say hello when we saw her. Such a gift from God.

    Reply
  7. Angie

    I love sports & to be able to talk to a small kid with the biggest heart just make me feel special! This young lady would tell me how frustrated she was but she would not give up! She also loved everyone & they loved Monkey! I would surprise them with a visit & it would make our day! You are truly an angel above so shine that energy down on us when we are missing you! Misty thank you for sharing her with us! We love y’all & we are just a call away! Prayers for Misty, KK, Kinley, & the rest of the family!🙏🏾❤️💔

    Reply
  8. Brenda Burns

    This young Lady was a priceless lady.Always lookout for everyone but herself.Her Love for her Family was beyond belief.She has a spirit of Gold and a smile that could infect the world. Her Love for people was unforgettable .She has gained her wings for sure and God has an Angel to watch over us all.Our Heart to her Mom , Shelia ,her sisters Kynlee,KK and all her Family.Luv. ya Brenda and Big Joe Burns and Family and all of Voodoo Customs.

    Reply
  9. Betty Koonce

    So sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around each one of the family in this terrible time and give you comfort that you need. Derrick, I will be thinking of you and praying for you and your family.

    Reply

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