Deven Aisha Rhett
Deven Aisha Rhett

October 5, 1978 - August 24, 2017
Born in Concord, MA
Resided in Millersville, MD
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Deven Aisha Rhett left this life on August 24, 2017 at the age of 38 years, after a long battle with cancer at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California.

Deven Aisha Rhett was born October 5, 1978 in Concord, Massachusetts. Early in her young life she survived spinal meningitis, causing her hearing loss. However, this never stopped this young woman from beating the odds in life’s journey where many take for granted. Deven became a spokesperson for Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. where she graduated Cum Laude. Deven received dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Mathematics and Applied Computer Science and a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California. She was the only African-American female in her graduating class, Magna Cum Laude. Deven was a go-getter, never letting the word “can’t” become a part of her livelihood. She travelled across the United States of America and ventured overseas. After graduating from Gallaudet she was recruited as one of the middle school math teachers and remained until she became employed by the Department of Defense where she worked the remaining time of her life.

While in college at the University of Colorado Springs, she found her partner Matthew D. Creech and married in Colorado Springs, Colorado - their unity created her pride and joy, Kimane Gerron Creech, her only surviving son. Years later they divorced. Deven is survived by her parents Arthur and Sheila Lee Rhett; Brother: Jacob Alexander Rhett; Grandmother Mary L. Page-Artis; Uncle: Roger Rhett; Aunts: Virginia Lee Page, Marie Britt, Veronica Page-Leurentop, Geraldine Miller, Patrick Stark and Survoizse Herving; A host of Grand Uncles, Grand Aunts, first and second cousins.

Deven loved life. She would venture into start-ups before the word became a millennial hobby. One of her inventions was a “nail-polish” brush on where she was waiting for a patent. She started pursuing photography, photographing nature and moments in time. She was hoping to have her first exhibition. Deven’s most successful gift to society is her son, Kimane Gerron Creech, whom she loved unconditionally.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday September 5 from 11am-12pm with a Funeral Service beginning at 12:00pm at the Hardesty Funeral Home, P.A., 12 Ridgely Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401. Deven will be laid to rest with a private burial in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.




Hardesty Funeral Home-Annapolis
12 Ridgely Avenue
Annapolis, MD US 21401
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hardesty Funeral Home-Annapolis
12 Ridgely Avenue
Annapolis, MD US 21401
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
12:00 PM


Deven Aisha Rhett Memorial Scholarship Fund at Gallaudet University