Lesha Propes passed away May 31, 2022.
Lesha Mae Propes was born February 14, 1960 to parents, Verlene and Arthur Propes. Lesha was the fourth child born 14 years after their youngest child. From the very beginning, she was an unexpected blessing from God.
Lesha graduated from North High School. She attended one year at the University of Iowa transferring to the University of Minnesota where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
While living in Minnesota she always kept God in her life, attending church regularly. She was blessed with many friends and family. Lesha lived several years in Chicago before returning to Des Moines.
Lesha’s entrepreneurial spirit let her to complete training and graduate from the Iowa School of Beauty. She opened her own hair salon in Des Moines which grew to include the sale of hair products, local artwork and other boutique items.
Lesha was an excellent cook and began catering for church events and community functions. She created a business venue at Urban City Marketplace exhibiting artwork, crafts, clothing from local venders and hairstyle presentations.
Lesha moved to Washington, DC where she worked in real estate and apartment rentals. She was a proud member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Maryland where she had the opportunity to preach the Word of God.
Lesha returned to Des Moines after her mother passed. She moved into the family home which she renovated and beautified making it her own. She was led by the Spirit of God to work in the ministry at Saint Paul A.M.E. Church. She became an ordained minister and worked with the fellowship team. Later, she joined New City Church Des Moines (formerly Cornerstone Family Church).
Lesha transitioned May 31, 2022 in Des Moines, Iowa. Preceded in death are her brother, Victor L. Propes and her parents, Arthur and Verlene Propes of Des Moines, Iowa.
Left to cherish her memory are her sisters, Paula Propes and Arthurlene Dixon; nieces, Shari Tabb, Sheryl Nathan, Jameelah Muhammad and Pashell Johnson; nephews, Shahid Muhammad, Khalid Dixon, Tarik Propes Hakim Propes; great nephew, Ja’rel P. Nathan; aunt, Delores Reeves; special friend, Thomas Allison, along with a host of great nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.