Janaria Vernita Muhammad, known as NaNa, went home to be with the Most High on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
She was born on Thursday, November 17, 2005 to loving parents, Lawrence Alphues Muhammad and Jacqueline Elaine Tuggle-Muhammad in Knoxville, Tennessee. Janaria attended Goodes Temple A.M.E. Zion Church where she was baptized as a young child.
She attended Vine Middle School and was currently a freshman at Austin East High School. A vibrant teenager, she played basketball while at Vine Middle, she played volleyball during the summer for the Emerald Youth Foundation and performed with the Tennessee Royal Gems and Pearls Dance Team. She was very active in her community and had a life full of promise!
Preceded in death by her brother, Adrian T. Harris, Sr; grandparents, Ello and Maxcine Tuggle; uncle, Alvino P. Gillette and cousin, Makeda Nevels.
Left to cherish her memory: loving parents, Lawrence “ Lil Larry’’ and Jacqueline Tuggle-Muhammad; brothers, Dajuan Harris Sr., Lawrence and Koran Muhammad; sisters, Sierria (Donovan) Smith, Aniya Mitchell, Joeslyn Lowery, C’airra Woodruff and Jasmin Moss; nephews, Dajuan Harris Jr., Katah Harris, Omari and Kahlil Smith; nieces, T’Nayzia Smith and A'Nylah Harris; grandparents, Lawrence and Vernita Nevels; uncles, Gregory (Brenda) Tuggle and Housel (Pam) Andrews; aunts, Daphne (Roger) Ivery, Gail, Mia and Cindy Nevels and Angel Quick; special friends, Jaiana Ladd, Jocelynn Brown, Honesty Scott and Keiyajah Middlebrook; a host of cousins and friends.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021, a Celebration of Life service will take place at The Change Center, 203 Harriet Tubman Street, Knoxville, TN. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Followed by a white dove release which will conclude the service. During this time, we will remain in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order No. 17 (COVID-19). All expressions of love may be delivered to Patton Administrative Office, 2104 Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Service will be live-streamed at Facebook.com/ Pug Fuller Video. Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD, 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com.
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