JABARI B. MBWELERA, was born June 12, 1992, in Fort Wayne. He attended South Side High School, where he was elected president of his junior class. He graduated at the end of his junior year in the summer of 2010 from Hirsch Metropolitan High School in Chicago, Ill., and afterwards entered the Illinois Institute of Art. He was also a member of the Fort Wayne Voices of Unity Youth Choir where he developed his passion for singing and performed as a soloist throughout Chicago, Ill., under the stage name "J.B. the Socialite". He wored for the Chicago Public Library as an audio engineer and held various other positions notably as a cargo handler at Chicago O'Hare airport, as a staff member of the Fort Wayne Urban League and most recently as a glazier apprentice at Hall Aluminum Products. Surviving are his parents, Kamari and Kathryn Mbwelera; brothers, Jocquell and Jonathan Brownlee. Memorial Service is 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at the Abundant Love Christian Worship Center, 2615 New Haven Ave., Fort Wayne.
Published by Fort Wayne Newspapers on Aug. 29, 2019.