Jer’lisia Na’kay Haywood
On December 12, 1999, God blessed us with a beautiful baby girl born to Jerrell Haywood and Cohqulia “Qulia” Gray, whom we named Jer’lisia Na’Kay Haywood, affectionately known as Lele. Lele gained her heavenly wings on March 19, 2021.
Lele attended school at Mainland Preparatory Academy, later transferring to La Marque Independent School District. Lele accepted Christ at an early age attending church with Grandmother Wanda Bailey at Westward Street Church of God in Christ and grandfather Rev. Johnny Grimes at Truth Missionary Baptist Church. Lele would sing praises to God and she participated in Praise Dancing. Lele loved to do hair and she will forever be remembered for braids. Lele had the biggest smile that would light up any room.
Lele was preceded in death by her great grandparents, aunts and uncles.
Lele left behind so many to cherish her memories. The apple of Lele’s eye was her daughter, Londyn Marie Holt; her mother, Cohqulia “Qulia” Gray (Chasity); her father, Jerrell Haywood; her brother, Jarred Haywood; her niece, Jarde’ Haywood; her grandparents, Wanda Bailey (Otis); Rev. Johnny Grimes (Connie) and Cathy Terrell; her aunts, Rhoda Gray and Serafina Grimes; her uncles, Biastille Haywood (Whitney) and Armanuel “Manny” Bailey (Jenice); her godmother, Nina Moore; her godbrother, Cash along with numerous great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins and friends that surrounded her with lots of love.
The family will celebrate the life of Jer’lisia on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 1pm at New Life Community Church located at 1329 Ross Street in La Marque, Texas 77568. Prior to the service, a visitation will be held from 12pm-1pm. The care of Jer’lisia’s body has been entrusted to the staff Bay Area Funeral Directors, 5410 FM 1765 Texas City, Tx 77591. 409-933-4300.