NATCHEZ – The Krewe of Infiniti recently announced its royalty for the 2022 Mardi Gras season. The brotherhood will celebrate with their ball on January 1 at the Natchez Convention Center.
The members of the 2022 Krewe of Infiniti Royal Court are:
Queen Meishalette Bassett-Allen
Queen Meishalette is from Natchez.
She is the daughter of Darryl and Victoria Bassett.
Meishalette is the wife of King Roderick Allen. She is also the proud mom of Melanie and Ryleigh Allen and the godmother of Branson Collins. Queen Meishalette works at the Heritage Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center, where she is Director of Social Services and Business Development Coordinator. She is also an independent contractor for Ascend Management Innovations for the State of Mississippi and Delta Health Alliance.
Queen Meishalette graduated in 2009 from Natchez High School. Meishalette attended Alcorn State University where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work in 2013.
She is also a graduate of Walden University where she obtained her Masters in Social Work in 2021.
Queen Meishalette is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 4 by Lucinda Robinson. She is also a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Chi Nu Zeta chapter.
Meishalette enjoys shopping online, singing, and spending time with family and friends.
Her motto is: “Every new day that I wake up is a new day for me to do things right.” I work hard today because I often think there is no tomorrow. For God is my safeguard when my safeguard is safeguarding.
King Roderick Allen
King Roderick Allen is from Natchez.
He is the son of Roger and Debra Allen. Roderick is the husband of Queen Meishalette Allen. He is the proud father of Melanie and Ryleigh Allen and the godfather of Branson Collins.
King Roderick is self-employed where he owns and operates Lawn Barber Landscaping LLC. Roderick is also employed at Big M Supply where he is the warehouse manager.
Roderick is part of Breaux Capital, a black-owned community and financial services company dedicated to black men who help each other improve their financial health.
King Roderick graduated from Natchez High School in 2008.
King Roderick is a member of the Masonic Lodge, John G. Jones # 3 in Natchez. Roderick enjoys grilling, fishing and spending time with his family.
His motto is: “We can meet many defeats, but we must not be defeated. “
Duchess Kimelar Nix-Skipper
Kim is originally from Clayton, Louisiana, and was married for 31 years to the late Clarence “Papa” Skipper.
Daughter of Gloria Nix and the late Albert Nix and maternal granddaughter of the late Gertrude and Albert “Red” Mason of Clayton and paternal granddaughter of the late Ollie and Thelma Reed-Nix of Fayette.
She was also raised with her two step sisters, Schrylean Nix-Duncan of Ferriday and LaShinda Schenelle Nix of Clayton.
She is the proud mother of two children; one daughter, Sharamee “Teecey” Skipper of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and one son, LaKendrick Nix, and stepdaughter, LaShunda, of Las Vegas, Nevada.
She is a grandmother of three children; Londyn, Dion and LaKendrick “KD” Nix from Las Vegas, who so affectionately call him their “MeMe”.
She is the godmother of Shanell Jones-Johnson of Ferriday, Tyenna Goods of Jackson and Summer Jade Ware of Natchez.
Kim graduated from Ferriday High School in 1985 and continued her education at Northwestern State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Science with a concentration in Child Development and Family Relationships. . She plans to continue her masters this spring and major in healthcare administration.
She is employed by the Concordia Parish School Board where she has worked for 13 years at Ferriday High School in the guidance service as an assistant guidance counselor.
She is the main sponsor of Ferriday High School, co-sponsor of the BETA club, a member of the FHS management team, the FHS JAG advisory committee as well as the FHS courtesy club committee.
Kim is a member of Ferriday’s Harvest Baptist Church headed by Charles G. Chandler where she is the team leader for the WIN ministry as well as a member of the Deacon, Hospitality, Women’s and Health Care ministries.
She is also a member of Crescent Chapter # 142 OES, PHA of Waterproof, La.
Kim enjoys helping others in any way she can and in her spare time she enjoys reading, packing coins, spending time with family and friends, traveling, shopping and making the most of life and enjoying life to the fullest. create precious and priceless memories.
Captain Sharamee Sharteese Skipper
Sharamee Skipper is originally from Clayton, Louisiana, currently residing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
She is the daughter of Duchess KOI Kimelar Nix Skipper and the late Clarence “Papa” Skipper of Clayton.
Sharamee is a 2006 Special Honorary Graduate of Ferriday High School.
Graduated in 2010 from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a degree in arts and sciences with a specific concentration in biology.
She is employed by St. James Place Retirement Community in Baton Rouge as Manager of Healthcare Staffing and also Our Lady of The Lake Physicians Group – Louisiana Cardiology Associates as Licensed Practical Nurse.
Helping others is the passion of Sharamee’s life. His free time and attention is spent serving at his church, The Harvest Baptist Church in Ferriday, Louisiana, under the direction of Pastor Charles G. Chandler and maintaining an active role in his chapter – Order of Eastern Stars, Crescent Chapter No. 142 at Impermeable, La.
Above all, spending time with family, shopping and creating memories are just a few of the hobbies she enjoys.
Sharamee enjoys the friendship, camaraderie, and family ties that Krewe of Infiniti has brought into her life.
Its motto is: “Existing in life is just a waste, whereas each day that we are blessed with, we must live it fully!
Duke Keddrick Smith
Keddrick Smith was born on March 20, 1992 in Natchez.
He is the son of Valerie Brown and Emmett Minor and the father of KeNyla Smith.
He is employed at Natchez Water Works. His hobbies include rodeo, hunting, relaxing around the hunting camp, quad biking, and being with family and friends.
His future plans include picking up where his father left off with his trucking business.
Duke Marquez Christmas
Marquez Christmas was born on May 20, 1998 in Natchez.
He is the son of Kimberly Christmas and Marcus Green and the grandson of the late Betty Christmas, the late James Franklin, the late Annie Mae Christmas, Josephine Green and Oliver Chatman.
He is employed as a paraprofessional at Susie B. West Elementary School.
He attended Smithland Baptist Church under the direction of Pastor Ernest Ford, where he was a member of the church choir.
His hobbies include singing, quartet programs, and spending time with family and friends.
Her future plans include continuing to grow in life and achieving all of her goals.
Marqueze Christmas said: “I love being in the Krewe of Infiniti because of the fun we have and the love we have for each other.”