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Jalaiyah Rowland

July 11, 2009 ~ May 31, 2022 (age 12)


My name is Jalaiyah Miracle Rowland. I was born at twenty-three weeks to Vyron Rowland and Jermeshia Burton. The doctors said I wouldn't live to be one year old, but prayers to God from my family said differently. After twenty-two plus brain surgeries and several stomach surgeries, God decided otherwise, and I peacefully slept away on May 31, 2022. I know my family is missing me, along with my parents and step-dad Devon Burton. 

I will forever cherish my great-grandparents, Willie (Melba) Merritt and Henry (Annie) Rowland, all from Greensboro, Georgia, William Fuller of Suitland, Maryland, and Jo-Ann Fuller; grandparents, Henry and Linda Rowland, Greensboro, Georgia; Nanna Cynthia Fuller, Modesto, California;  Mimi, Latonya Goines, and granddad Curtis King of Laverne, TN; aunt, Jasmine (Steven) Ray,  Chattanooga, TN, Jackie Rowland; uncle, Kenneth Merritt of Greensboro, Georgia; great aunts, La-Wan (Donald) Swaggerty, Robin Smith, Angelia McClanahan, Stephanie (James) Dowtin of Hyattsville, Maryland, and Nadine Riley; great uncle, Charles Fuller of Capitol Heights, Maryland; sisters, JaRyiah and DeyNiah Burton; brother, Vadin Rowland. A host of special aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends that are sad but know I'm with God now, and it will be okay.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022, family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 2504 Cecil Avenue, Knoxville, TN. Social distancing and face coverings required. A Celebration of Life and Legacy will follow for immediate family and close friends. Elder Dr. Joe B. Maddox will officiate. Interment at Mount Olive Cemetery where a white dove release will conclude the service. Flowers may be delivered to the church prior to the walkthrough. Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com.

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