Dominique Alexandrea Shannon-Galloway April 11, 1991 – September 21, 2022
Dominique nicknamed lovingly “Nique Nique” passed from natural causes at their home in Renton, WA. They were born at the University of Washington hospital to Michelle Nelson and Anthony Galloway. Dominique grew up in South Seattle, attending Seattle Public Schools. During elementary school they showed a love for learning and always looked to be the top of the class academically. They engaged in writing and reading poetry throughout their life where their personality shined, and they received public recognition. Dominique graduated from Chief Sealth High School, the International Baccalaureate Program class of 2009 where they also participated and lettered on the Debate Team. They went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/Anthropology from Lewis and Clark College class of 2013.
Dominique volunteered and worked in the legal aid space since 2010, including community-focused work standing in solidarity with immigrants and survivors of sexual violence and domestic violence. After being a Spanish/English translator at a day-labor center in Portland, Oregon, they dedicated their career to advocacy for intentionally silenced and systemically oppressed communities. Before their passing, they were an advisory board member for RISE, API Chaya’s peer-facilitated program for survivors of color of sexual violence, and a board member for QLaw Foundation.
Dominique is survived by her parents, Michelle Nelson and Anthony Galloway. Her siblings Tremayne, Kjell, Silas, DeMaris, and DeAmber, her nephews Tyrique and Khai, grandmother Eileen and grandfather Robert. Along with great grandparents, a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, December 16th from 11:00AM at Lakewood Seward Park Community Club, 4916 S Angeline St, Seattle 98118