Kaliyah was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Kaliyah was a very beloved daughter, sister, niece and granddaughter. Kaliyah enjoyed playing basketball with her dad, sister and uncles. Kaliyah was a very active student at Chinook Elementary School. She was a part of the Chinook Elementary School choir and dance club she also performed in the Chinook talent show. She loved making leaf music, selfies and talking to her friends via text or cell phone. Had she lived, she would have loved to become a teacher or a singer.
Preceded before her is her great-grandmother, Dorothy Stewart; auntie, Evelyn Hale; great-grandfather, Kenneth Hale; great-auntie, Evelyn Henderson; great-uncle, Kenneth Henderson; great-uncle, Eric Hale; great-auntie, Faye Crayton; great-grandmother, Areathia Smith; and grandfather, Jesse Smith.
Living on for her are her father, Kenneth Martin Douglas; her mother, Jessica A. Smith; her sister, Ariona Aaliyah Douglas; auntie, Dorothy Hale; uncle, Dewayne Dollison Jr.; uncle, Da'Hmir Hale; uncle, Yancy Johns; uncle, Shaun (Erin) Sosa; Jerrell Deason; cousin, Mark Jack Jr.; cousin, Amber Andrews; cousin, Addelyn Andrews; cousin, Sasha Dollison; cousin, Dwayne Dollison II; cousin, Alayciana Dollison; cousin, Dwayne Dollison III; cousin, Mia Hale; cousin, Felicity Hale; cousin, Devy'onne Jackson; cousin, Marcell Hale; cousin, Sherice (William) Massey; and many more uncles and cousins.
Service to be held at Shiloh Missionary Baptish Church, 855 E 20th Avenue in Anchorage, on Tuseday Nov. 22, 2016, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Arrangements are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel
737 E. Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
Published in Alaska Dispatch News on Nov. 20, 2016