Jahleem Ray Parris Dies at 27

Jahleem Ray Parris

Jahleem Ray Parris, also known as “Leem” or “Jay,” of Tampa, Fa., died on Aug. 31. He was 27 years old.

He is survived by his mother, Nerene Anthony-Prince; father, Glenn Rene Parris; stepfather, Denver Prince; mother of child, De’asia St. Surin; daughter, Jahlasia Parris; grandparents:  Neville Anthony, Gladys Anthony and Ann Parris; sisters: Nylah Parris, Tyanna Parris, Naquida Pickering and T’Koia Anthony-Prince; brothers: Khalid Parris and Makeel Parris; niece, Ne’layah Edwin; and nephews: Demarri Henderson, Ja’Khyrie Dukes and Ja’Syrie Dukes.

He is also survived by great aunts: Beulah Roberson, Melita Menders and Joan Petersen; great uncles: James Parris, Ned Roberson and Julio Petersen; aunts: Delacie Sexius, Lynette Gumbs, Louise Petersen, Lornette Battick, Claudia and April Anthony, Kathleen Parris, Kathlen Prince, Michelle Lombardi, Paquita Prince, Mouroussa Prince and Natasha Randolph; uncles: Rudy Ross, Mario and Maurice Parris, Denrick and Dexter Prince.

Other survivors include godparents: Mildred Senthill, Rael Sackey, Audry, Rayaell James, Evlyn Mason, Inez Harris, Timeshia Meyers and Edmead Gore; cousins and other relatives: Chanel, Shadrach, Shamona, Atisha, Jaheel, Quashira, Jahreem, Jahnisha, Keosha, Alexandria, Nevelsha, Kymani, Marquise, Raynisha, Jamel Brown, Omni, Omari, Maurice Jr., Carden, Lee-Esther, Arielle, Pernell, Chemal, Chevonne, HollyAnn, Chemayah, Mikey, Keshonna, Kayla, Shalayah, Shemal, Dexter Jr., Chole, Marlisia and Desmond; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

The family requests that those in attendance wear shades of green.

A funeral service and burial will be held at 9 a.m., Friday, Sept. 25, at Frederiksted Cemetery. The family respectfully requests that attendees wear a face mask and adhere to the social distancing requirements.