Alayshia Cartiana Powe
Alayshia Cartiana Powe, 17, left this earth to soar with the angels in Heaven and rest at the feet of our Lord on Friday July 5, 2019.
Alayshia was born to Letitia Strickland-Powe and Carlos Powe on Friday, May 10, 2002 in Jacksonville, Fla. She was an upcoming senior at Ed White High School, Class of 2020, in Jacksonville. Alayshia loved so many, and was loved by so many more. “Layshia” had a passion for fashion and enjoyed doing what most 17-year-old girls do: getting her hair, nails and make-up done and buying shoes (Jordan’s to be exact). She had an energy that with even just one encounter with her, you would remember her for life. If you knew her well or barely at all, she always left you thinking. Whether it was about how absolutely beautiful or ridiculously funny, she was, she left her mark. She will continue to stay with us all through memories and the laughs she forced us all to endure whether we were in the mood for it or not.
“Layshia” loved her family deeply and her memories will be cherished by her adoring parents, Letitia Strickland-Powe (Stephen Newsome) and Carlos Powe (Michelle Nettles); siblings, Shacara Powe, Amirah Lamb, Amir Lamb, Jordyn Powe, Harlynn Powe, Periyuan Newsome and Kianna Newsome; grandparents, Oliver and Willeva Strickland, Sr., Eddie and Theresa Walker, Annie Mae Powe and Lynn Caldwell; god-mother, Abbalina Allen; very special cousin, Octavia (Shan) Sansanong; special friend, Elijah Henderson; best friend, Tyana Daniels; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Public viewing will be held on Friday, July 12, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at Sarah L. Carter’s Funeral Home Northside Chapel, 6665 Kings Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32219. Her celebration of life service will be held at noon Saturday, July 13, 2019 at First Baptist Church, 45090 Green Ave., Callahan, FL. Burial will take place in the Callahan Community Cemetery in Callahan.