Jahmadia Zionn Gaines was called to eternal rest on Friday, December 30, 2011. His life began on November 14, 1986, the son of Vivian "Pumpkin" Gaines Wallace and the late Edward Lorenzo "Putt" Gaines, in Williamsburg, Virginia. In his youth, he accepted Christ into his life. He was a kind-spirited and loving man and he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Eddie Gaines and his maternal grandfather, Henry Wright. He leaves to cherish his precious memories, his loving wife, Andrea Denise Gaines; his daughter, Takeyah Ashanti' Love; his loving mother, Vivian Gaines Wallace; his step-father, Vasco Wallace; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mary Lewis and Robert Lewis; his paternal grandmother, Celeste Gaines Dodson; his maternal grandmother, Beatrice Wright; his brothers-in-law, Alex, Brian and Robert Lewis; his Godchildren, JahVion, Jeremiah; Kai, DeChaney, Promise and Nadia; and a host of other loving relatives and many caring friends.
A memorial service, celebrating his life, will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at 3:00 p.m., in Union Baptist Church, Highland Park, with the Rev. Clarence Bolton officiating. Family and friends will assemble at 100 Watson Drive by 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in memory of Jahmadia, may be made to the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughter's, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk, Virginia.
Professional services entrusted to the staff of Whiting's Funeral Home, Williamsburg, VA, 757-229-3011.