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August 22, 2000 ~ January 15, 2024 (age 23) 23 Years Old
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Jakeira Shardell Washington, was born to her parents, KesiaWashington and Joseph Johnson, on August 22, 2000. She departed this earthly life on January 15, 2024.
She received Christ at an early age and was a member of the Independent M.B. Church of Sweet Water, AL. She was an active member of the Youth Department. She also attended church at the Shady Grove Baptist Church in Silas, AL.
Jakeira received her elementary and secondary education from Sweet Water High School. She had a great start to learning as she was one of the first toddlers to attend Iris’ Imagination Daycare, where she learned to count to 100 before she even began grade school.
While at SWHS she was an honor student, cheerleader, a Diamond Doll, member of the homecoming court, basketball team, track team, and Beta Club. Jakeira was also a participant in the McNair Rural Scholars Program at The University of Alabama during high school. She was also crowned Miss Christmas on the River 2016 her Junior year at SWHS. This was one of her proudest moments. She graduated from SWHS in 2018.
Upon graduating from SWHS, Jakeira attended The University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. While at USA, Jakeira was chosen to be a member of the Abeneefoo KuoHonor Society and she was also a member of the Epsilon Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. where she served as the Technology Chair. She represented her chapter at various events while at USA. Jakeira graduated from USA on May 5, 2023 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Health Science. At the time of her departure, she was enrolled at The University of West Alabama pursuing a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Administration, and She had also recently joined the Alpha Beta Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Jakeira was employed at the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute, where she worked as a Patient Services Coordinator. In this position, she played a vital role in ensuring the smooth coordination of patient care and effective communication among health care professionals. Her exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail were instrumental in providing comprehensive support to patients and their families during their cancer journey.
Jakeira leaves to cherish her memories her very loving and devoted mother, Kesia Washington, Sweet Water, AL; her father Joseph Johnson, Nanafalia, AL; Stepfather, SharrodColeman (Marianalyn), Montgomery, AL. Her grandparents, Cleophaus Washington & Grandmother Annie M. Washington who preceded her in death, Sweet Water, AL; Jessie Johnson (Betty), Butler, AL, and Bonnie Thomas, Memphis, TN. Her great grandparents, Mattie Mae Quinney, Dixons Mills, AL and Effie Compton, Nanafalia, AL. Her siblings PaQuondra Ray, Butler, AL; Zaria Dunbar, Memphis, TN; Lanyla Johnson, Butler, AL; and Josiah Johnson, Sweet Water, AL. Her uncle, Christopher Quinney(Marion), Thomasville, AL. Aunts Kindra Tubbs, SweetWater, AL; Charita Johnson, Southaven, MS; Swanita(Anthony) Coleman, Butler, AL; Tenisha Williams, Linden, AL. She leaves behind a host of other relatives and friends; one devoted friend who was like a sister, Kayla Marshall Page ( MyKel); a God Mother, Faye Tucker and a God Daddy, Jeremy McIntosh both of Sweet Water, AL. She has so many friends and sorority sisters whom she loved and cared for dearly.