Natika Lewis was born on September 9, 1968, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At an early age, she moved to Plainfield, New Jersey. She died unexpectedly on December 4, 2022, at Good Samaritan Health and Rehabilitation Center in Antioch, Tennessee.
Natika was a person of faith. She was baptized, received first Holy Communion, and was confirmed at St. Bernard Clairvaux & St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church.
Natika was educated in private, Catholic, and public schools in New Jersey. At an early age, she demonstrated her musicality as a dancer in ballet, jazz, and modern dance and as a pianist and clarinetist. She took great pride as she earned certificates to be a Red Cross Lifeguard and as she participated in her school's Jr Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JrROTC). She also studied at Nashville State Community College. Her employment history in New Jersey and Tennessee included positions as an associate and manager in various retail establishments.
Natika was loved. She is survived by her mother, Dr. Margaret A. Lewis, cousins, and other relatives and friends.