Ms. Jamaica Dei'Ona Allen, 22, of Sanford, North Carolina, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at her place of residence.
JAMAICA DEI’ONA ALLEN was born July 28, 1999 to James “Jay Jay” Allen and the late Jennifer Denise Lee Allen at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford NC. She matriculated through the school systems of Cumberland, Lee, and Harnett Counties, graduating from Western Harnett High School, Lillington NC in 2017. JAMAICA excelled in all women's sports in junior high and high school and was a member of the ROTC unit at Western Harnett High School. She also attended Liberty University Online for medical coding.
JAMAICA was full of life and enjoyed it to the fullest. She enjoyed singing, dancing, and doing hair during her spare time. At the age of seven, she began creating hair designs with her baby dolls that soon turned into her doing friends and relatives hairstyles. JAMAICA would quickly find something she passionately loved, from braids to sew-ins to wig styles.
JAMAICA would record thousands of videos of her sister, children, and cousins singing and dancing on any phone she could find, sometimes using her parents’ phones while they slept. Whenever they could not locate their phones, they knew JAMAICA had their phones for a video recording. Although she had many talents, nothing was more important to her than being a mother. When she was seen out and about, she had her children. She was determined to be the best mother she could be. Her father always told her to excel at anything and those words were her driving force for life. A few months before her transition, she enrolled at Central Carolina Community College, Sanford NC with a goal to obtain a cosmetologist certification to further excel her life for her children and herself.
In the afternoon hours of Saturday, January 8, 2022, our beloved JAMAICA commenced her eternal debut in God’s glorious heaven. “Gone too soon” is our sentiment but we give adoration and praise to God for enriching our lives with one of God’s greatest gifts and blessings – JAMAICA DEI’ONA ALLEN.
Preceding her in death are her mother: Jennifer Denise Allen; her maternal grandfather: James Dennis Lee; and her aunt: Malicia Allen.
The precious and treasured memories of JAMAICA will be etched in the hearts and souls of her four children: Casmerya, Samrya, Safaye, and TJ of the home; her father: James “Jay Jay” Allen of Fayetteville NC; her brothers: Jamon D. Lee-Allen of Sanford NC and JaQuay D. Allen of Fayetteville NC; her sister: Jlyn D. Lee of Parkton NC; her paternal grandfather: James A. Allen, Sr. of Lumberton NC; her paternal grandmother: Catherine Pearson Allen of Spring Lake NC; her maternal grandmother: Margaret Ann Lee (James Dennis Lee) of Sanford NC; two uncles: Jimmy Allen of Sanford NC and Danny Campbell (Venus) of Spring Lake NC; three aunts: Belinda Lee, Tonya Lee, and Pamela Lee of Sanford NC; her nephew: Jami Donte Lee-Allen of Sanford NC; her niece: Em’marie Thompson of Parkton NC; her godmothers: Twandolyn Johnson of Lillington NC and Delisa Williams of Fayetteville NC; her special cousins: Jessica, April, Mary, Dominique, Davon, Jamale, Perrica, TJ, Tanna, Kimberly, Zanella, Taezha, India, Tywan, Chynna, Tylan, and Kayon; her longtime special friend: Jesenia Serra of Broadway NC; eleven great-aunts; one great-uncle; two great-great aunts; and generations of cousins and a plethora of friends.
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