In Loving Memory of Melika Fluker
Melika Elaine Fluker was born February 23, 1974 to Deborah Elaine
Houston and Eugene Fluker in San Diego, California.
Melika began singing at the early age of 3 years old. Her 1 st public
performance was on a train headed for Lake Charles, Louisiana singing her
rendition of Sesame Street’s “Sing a Song”. She received a rousing round
of applause as she took her bows! After returning to San Diego 2 years
later, she made her theatrical debut in the Musical production
“Celebrations, An African Odyssey”, at the San Diego Marquis Theater
along with her mother. As a pre-teen she performed with the Bay Vista
Dance Theater, founded by her mother Deborah Houston. Melika worked
with 5 different choreographers in a variety of dance styles including
clogging, line dance, Japanese traditional dance, Jazz African dance and
tap. After being diagnosed with Lupus in her late teens, she did not let the
illness dictate her future. Melika was not only talented, but she excelled in
high school and College. She went on to become a pharmaceutical
technician and later motivated by her love for young children, she became
a preschool teacher at the Neighborhood House.
Melika’s next travel experience was to accompany her sister Rosie to New
York for a Show Choir Competition. Melika also enjoyed Assemblies and
Conventions of Jehovah Witnesses as well as listening to Bible based talks
to expand her knowledge of God’s word. As she got older she traveled from
place to place and enjoyed the hospitality of many relatives and friends.
On her “good days” those who had the opportunity to spend time with her
experienced song, dance, and joyful laughter. One could always count on
deep and meaningful conversation. She loved long drives and enjoying the
scenery while listening to her favorite music along with good food!
Melika Elaine Fluker is survived by: her Mother Deborah Martino, Father
Eugene Fluker, Patricia Fluker, Grand Mother Laura Fluker, Grandmother
Hazel Baskin, and Grand Father Kamara Baskin Sr., her brothers Stephen
Corley, Christopher Martino, Sisters Rosalina Holmes and Jessica Martino.
Melika is also survived by: her aunts Evelyn Houston, Kimber Houston and
Monica Carter, Uncles Larry Houston, Shalamon Baskin, Kamara Baskin
Jr, Steven Baskin, and Leon Baskin as well as a host of cousins.
The Family would like to thank all who have supported us during this
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