Ja’Niyah Lillie Norton-Washington was born on July 17, 2016 at 12:36 p.m. at Mainland Medical Center Hospital to Ebony L’Nard Norton and Shayla Norton-Washington.
Ja’Niyah may have struggled to come into this world but in the short time on earth, she made an impact on each person she came in contact with, be it a smile, a laugh or her bottom lip being poked out. She changed all of our lives forever. “Pretty Girl” as she was affectionately called, will be missed but not forgotten.
Ja’Niyah Lillie is preceded in death by: her maternal grandmother Lillie Jane Slater; maternal great-grandfather James T. Slater; paternal great-grandmother Rutha Mae Babers Harrison; aunt Tangelyn M. Norton; two great uncles, Clarence “Sponge” Harrison and Floyd Perry and cousin Dylen Luke Jones.
Ja’Niyah Lillie leaves to celebrate her memory: her loving, devoted parents Ebony and Shayla Norton; two great big sisters, DeDrea Washington and Neveah Norton-Washington; her big brother, Braxton Young-Norton; grandparents Sebie Norton, James Washington and Leonard Norton; aunts Shada “Te Te” Washington, Ruth Charles (Claude), Dannielle Norton, Lakresha Norton, Connie Wilson (Donald), D’Arcie Britton (Anthony); uncle J. B. “Bubba” Washington; three specially acquired siblings, Cameron McDaniels, Kordell Stewart and Anthony Davis along with a host of great aunts, uncles, cousins and close family friends