Ms. Ciara Nicole Gee

  • Born: November 19, 2000
  • Died: July 18, 2021
  • Location: 76 Sweet Olive St. Clayton, North Carolina

Sanders Funeral Home

806 E Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577
Tel. (919) 934-8416

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message from Chancellor: Passing of Beloved Eagle Ciara Gee
By Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye
Posted July 19, 2021, 4:37 PM

Dear NCCU Community:

I am saddened to inform you of the passing of beloved Eagle Ciara Gee, 20, a junior kinesiology major. Ciara passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021, in a tragic car accident.

A native of Raleigh N.C., Ciara was known to be a positive influence on campus who kept her peers and friends uplifted with laughter and encouragement to pursue their academic goals. Studying toward a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in sports medicine, Ciara was dedicated to staying on track to one day reach her ultimate goal of becoming a physical therapist.

I ask that we collectively keep Ciara and her loved ones - especially her mom Sharon Leonard; father Jerry Gee IV, who remains in the hospital; stepfather Michael Leonard; brother Jerry Gee V; and close family friend - in our thoughts and prayers.

The Counseling Center is available for students who would like to speak with a counselor and can be reached at 919-530-6106; please ask to be connected to the counselor on duty. The Office of Spiritual Development and Dialogue also has staff available for consultation at 919-602-6967.

More information regarding funeral arrangements and NCCU's campus vigil will be shared when available.

In Truth and Service,

Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D.


Friday, August 06
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sanders Funeral Home Chapel
806 E Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-8416

Funeral Service:
Saturday, August 07
2:30 PM
Raleigh North Christian Center
6201 Louisburg Road
Raleigh , NC

Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry for your loss

Posted by Carolyn Martinez - Jacksonville, FL - Family Friend   August 15, 2021

My heart goes out to all. She was a precious sole. Never to be forgotten. My Sincere Condolences

Posted by Carolyn Long - Raleigh, NC - Coworker   August 07, 2021

Sharon, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace and comfort in God.

Posted by Dorothy Chance-Burnett - Erwin, NC - Coworker   August 07, 2021


I am so very sorry to hear about Ciara passing. I worked with Ciara at Harris Teeter a couples years ago. She had such a beautiful soul. When Candice from Harris Teeter told me the awful news I cried. She was such a cutie pie. I pray that her dad heals and that her moms heart will heal some day. I will pray for your family. Love and Peace, Michelene "Mich" Yarosz

Posted by Michelene Yarosz - Raleigh, NC - coworker   August 07, 2021

My prayers are with you all .
My condolences

Posted by Elvira Petty - Raleigh, NC - Coworker   August 06, 2021

Dear Family, on behalf of the Raleigh North Christian Center Compassionate Care ministry, we are so sorry for your loss. May you be strengthened as the days go by and hold your memories of Ciara close.

Posted by Dr Cathy Sauls - Raleigh, NC - Friend   August 03, 2021

Ciara was such a sweet young lady. I worked with her at Harris Teeter in Durham. She will truly be missed. May her family find peace in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Patricia Brewington - Durham, NC - Coworker   July 26, 2021

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one.

Posted by Oneila Keith    July 23, 2021