Connilesha ‘Shea’ Lyn Hughes


December 26, 1965 - August 23, 2021

Connilesha ‘Shea’ Lyn Hughes, 55, of Edgemont, S.D., passed away August 23, 2021 in Rapid City, S.D.

Connilesha was born December 26, 1965, in Marietta, Ga., to Oliver and Carolyn (Mills) Cowart.

Shea’s passions were enjoying motorcycle rides through the Black Hills and living in the community of Edgemont.

Shea is survived by her husband, David of Edgemont; mother, Carolyn Cowart; sons, Domanic James Copeland, Dillon Knight Beck, Christopher (Samantha) O’Dell Ray, Brandon Copeland, Timothy Copeland, and Adam Copeland; daughters, Amber Michelle Stricklin, and  Jasmine Skye Stricklin; brother, Rolanson (Tammy) Cowart; sisters, Caressa (Steve) Cowart Dobbs, and Cathaleena (Randy) Cowart Cochran; 3 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews..

A Celebration of Connilesha’s life was held on Monday, August 30, 2021, at Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs, S.D.

Arrangements have been placed in the care of Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs, S.D.

Fall River County Herald Star

EDGEMONT OFFICE: 410 2nd Avenue   Edgemont, SD 57735-0660 | 605.662.7201
HOT SPRINGS OFFICE: 334 S. Chicago St.  Hot Springs, SD 57747 | 605.745.3930
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