Jakai Isaiah Kirshon Washington was born to Keeva Washington and Jackie Wilson, II on July 15, 2003 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Jakai attended elementary and middle school in the University City School District. In 2021, he graduated from Cardinal Ritter College Preparatory High School in St. Louis. Jakai had planned to attend Lindenwood University, majoring in Communications and Marketing.
Jakai was an avid music fan who loved songs from a variety of genres. His favorite artists were XXXTentacion and Juice WRLD. As a child he was particularly fond of Chris Brown and Michael Jackson, and he knew every word of the “No Limit Greatest Hits” album. Jakai was also a movie buff. His favorite portrayal was Heath Ledger’s role as the Joker in The Dark Knight. Comedy was Jakai’s favorite film and television genre. He enjoyed watching The Office and he was into anime. Jakai was an exceptional gamer and YouTuber. He excelled at Fortnight and became the brainchild behind “Jay Suave” on YouTube. After mastering Fortnight, he became interested in building artillery as hobby. He had planned to start a YouTube channel for gun enthusiasts.
Jakai will be remembered for his intelligence, his witty personality, and his compassionate heart. Jakai was a great friend, ready and willing to be present as a voice of reason or comedic relief when needed. His insightful opinions and hilarious banter brightened every environment he occupied. Jakai was generous and thoughtful, always making sure to give to those in need.
Jakai was a diplomatic and welcoming people person and his people skills helped him excel as a young entrepreneur. He was known to peddle candy bars in the hallways of his middle school, and he had been selling merchandise on Mercari since he was 13. He was said to be very mature for his age. Jakai was an adored son who was loving, understanding, and considerate.
Surrounded by his loved ones, Jakai Isaiah Kirshon Washington departed this life on September 20, 2021.
Jakai’s light will forever shine in the fondest memories and hearts of his mother, Keeva Washington; his father, Jackie Wilson, II; his maternal grandparents, Regina Kerbler and Robert Maxwell; his paternal grandparents, Jackie and Angela Wilson; and his younger siblings, Zion Karon Wilson and Pure Serenity Wilson. Jakai’s aunts and uncles, many cousins, godparents, and close friends will also cherish his memory.
His grandmother, Audrey Rice preceded him in death. Jakai is resting in eternal peace with his little brother, Kalib Elijah Karon Washington, who preceded him in death.
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