Born in Albany, Georgia, on August 31, 1999.
Needwood Middle School
Brunswick High Class of 2018
Jaliea was a current student at Edward Waters College majoring in Communications with future aspirations of working at Tyler Perry Studios. She was a fun, lovable young lady who loved Shucks Seafood and watching movies with her mom. Due to her bright smile and loving personality, she always made a lasting impression when meeting new people. She had a passion for learning and gaining new experiences inside and outside of her community, which led to her involvement in the following extracurricular activities:
Brunswick High School Athletic Trainer
Cheerleader – CGA (Coastal Georgia Athletics) – Jane Macon Middle School- Edward Waters College
Gathering Place Youth Summer Programs
Southern Strut Dance Center
Zion Baptist Church Youth Department
The Debutante Cotillion Program
ASCEND Youth Enrichment Program
implemented by the Zeta Iota Omega Chapter
of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
(which is the organization she dreamed of joining).
Jaliea was surrounded by a large community of love and support: her devoted mother, Tonya Lewis Barnes; father, Odell Barnes; younger brother, Jalen Barnes; grandparents, Rosetta Lewis, L.E. (Beverly) Lewis, Willie (Rhonda) Barnes, and the late Claira Tennell; great-grandparents, the late Mr.& Mrs. James Eppings, Annie Barnes, John (Lizzie) Fain, the late Fannie Magnolia Lewis; special cousins, Mr. Berry & Mrs. Tamika Bailey, DJ Sanford, Rian Bailey; aunts and uncles, Paula J. Lewis, Claudia Myers, Janice Green, Rae Oglesby, Quentis (Sharinika) Wilson, Octavius Jackson, Antonio Barnes, Lorenzo (Shayla) Tennell, and Lorenzo; godparents, Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Davenport, Christopher Arnette, and Ali (Carol) Brown; as well as a host of other relatives & friends.Jaliea would have been 21 on August 31, but God had plans beyond ours. We will continue to cherish each moment we were able to spend with her.
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