Our beloved Kamani Nicole Gore was born on March 21, 1977 to Nina R. Gore and the late Howard Clifford Gore. Kamani, affectionately known as “Kami,” departed this earthly life on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at the young and vibrant age of forty-three.
Kami was educated in the Horry County Schools System and was a proud graduate of the Myrtle Beach High School Class of 1997. Kami attended the University of South Carolina where she earned her bachelorette degree in Criminal Justice. Continuing her path of academic excellence, Kami attended Webster University of Myrtle Beach where she received a Master of Counseling in 2008. Recently, Kami developed an intimate fondness for American Sign Language (ASL). She completed all required courses at Horry Georgetown Technical College and received an upper-level certification in ASL.
Kami’s employment history began at Food Lion. She was considered a courteous, charming, and compassionate cashier. Over the years, Kami, affectionately titled “Clifford’s daughter” by frequent customers, became the face of the local store and her customers routinely and purposefully stood in her line patiently waiting for ‘service with a smile.’ Kami’s passion for serving youth influenced her professional career tract within the behavioral services community. Kami gained dutiful employment at Lighthouse Behavioral Health Hospital, Waccamaw Center for Mental Health and AMI Kids Georgetown. A devoted employee, trusted colleague and inspiring mentor, Kami gained the respect, love and admiration of all whom she encountered. Kami’s commitment, determination, and “tough love” type personality proved to be the catalyst in the permanent formation of countless mentorships, relationships and friendships with both adults and youths throughout Georgetown and Horry Counties
At the time of her death, Kami’s was employed with the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand. Kami worked as a youth counselor. Her impact was felt well beyond her sixth and seventh grade classroom. Intentional love coupled with genuine affection yielded Kami into the role of mother, mentor, supporter, encourager, and highly respected leader to all the members and staff of BGCGS.
Kami was preceded in death by her father Howard Clifford Gore and many loving maternal and paternal aunts and uncles.
She leaves to cherish fondest memories her mother, Nina R. Gore; her sisters, Audrey (Michael) Bland of Myrtle Beach and Renee Butler of Loris; her brothers, Lawrence (Tracey) Alston of Columbia SC and Patrick Scott Davis of Myrtle Beach; her nephew and pride and joy, Jadlyn Bland; her uncles, David (Mary) Gore of Darien, ILL. and Lewis (Commie) Hawthorne of Prentiss, MS.; her devoted aunts, Rose Nell Madison of Bronx, NY; Bonnie Carol Simmons and Gwendolyn (Dana) Jones of Myrtle Beach; her very special friend turned sister, April Chestnut; her godsons, Ahmad Herriot, J.B. Favorite and Noah Vaughan all of Myrtle Beach; her life-long neighbors who she ultimately adopted as her own, the Favorites and a host of other relatives and friends.
Kamani Nicole Gore of Myrtle Beach passed on February 17, 2021. There will be a private memorial service held 12:00 p.m. Saturday February 27, 2021 inside of Ocean View Funeral Home Myrtle Beach Chapel. Ocean View Funeral Home Myrtle Beach Chapel will be assisting this family.
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