Deanna Gilkes was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on July 10, 1981 to the proud parents of Annie and Edwin Gilkes.
Deanna went to McCaskey High School in Lancaster.
Deanna was very talented and smart, and loved taking apart computers. Some of her enjoyments was listening to the Cold Play Band, watching scary movies, and camping. She loved to eat tuna, mac & cheese, spaghetti, and maple and brown sugar oatmeal. Going to the boys and girls club was one of her favorite pastimes. A happy go lucky person, she was always smiling.
Deanna is survived by her parents; siblings Cherrie Bowers, Nichole Walton (Jay), Edwin, Jr. (Ginger), Latesha Everhart (David), Shacresha, Nicholas (Fiancé Amanda), Dale (Tennisha), Christopher (Fiancé Jadid), Lamont, Alexander, Tiffany Shalaeva (Alex), Mercedes, and Cameron; and many nieces and nephews.