A’yanta “AJ” Jarmon

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Ayanta Arian Jarmon, 18, of Canal Winchester, OH entered into eternal rest at Grant Medical Center on July 30, 2022 at 4:12 am. AJ, as she was affectionately known, was born on February 26, 2004 in Columbus, OH to Franklin Jarmon of Reynoldsburg, OH and LaShonda Campbell of Sharon, PA.

AJ attended HS2 at Reynoldsburg High School Livingston Campus where early on she had a passion for education in healthcare. She graduated from Reynoldsburg on May 24, 2022 with a 3.0 grade point average. During her time in school, AJ was a well-rounded student. She loved sports and participated in cheerleading and track and field. AJ was also a member of multiple competition cheerleading teams including The Northwest Panthers, and Cheer Athletics in which her membership with the team started at the tender age of 5. She recently joined the work force with her first job after graduation at Hot Chicken Takeover where she was a valued employee.

AJ was set to attend the University of Cincinnati where she planned on majoring in Allied Health and Sciences and Physical Therapy. AJ also had plans on participating in cheerleading for the university.

AJ was loved by many. She shared her meek and fun loving personality with all those that she came in contact with. Whether she was cheering on the field or sharing on social media, she brought a contagious energy along with her that could not be denied. Her personality and smile would illuminate whatever space she was in. Everything about AJ was infectious. She will forever be missed and never forgotten.

AJ was preceded in death by her grandfather Keith Campbell and her uncle Johnny Green.

AJ is survived by her father Franklin Jarmon, her mother, LaShonda Campbell, her grandparents Karen Wilder, Burrell Jarmon, Jeanette and John Hales; her uncles DeVon Campbell and Michael Gillespie both of Sharon, PA, Joshua (Monica) Jarmon and Daniel Jarmon both of Columbus, OH, her God Parents RaShawn and Taneeka Sykes of Pickerington, OH and a host of other family members, friends, teammates, classmates and loved ones.

Visitation 11:00 AM and Funeral Service 12:30 PM Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at Vineyard Community Church, 15187 Palmer Road 43068.

Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Cicely McElroy

    Hello my name is Cicely McElroy. My sister is Holley and my niece is Dalis. I didn’t know A’yanta personally but from listening to Holley and Dalis speak fondly of her throughout the years I know she was a beautiful soul and will be greatly missed. My condolences to you and your family and you will be in my prayers.

  2. DeLoise McElroy

    So very sorry for your loss of such a beautiful young lady. May the love and peace of God comfort you during this time of deep sorrow.
    Your family have been in my prayers. My heartfelt sympathy and condolences.
    Mrs. DeLoise McElroy

  3. James, Anna, Kelsey & Cameron Phillips

    Shonda & family,
    Giving you peace & strength today and every day going forward. There are no words that will ease your pain but please know we are constantly thinking of you all. Asking God to surround you with his arms and to give you peace in this time of sorrow.

  4. AJ I love you so much , Thankyou for showing me what a real friend was ,Thankyou for just being you Thankyou for the positive impact you had on me while growing up I loved every moment we spent together in Eden and throughout school my heart hurts im torn im in shock I love you dearly if I didn’t tell you enough and to her parents I am so sorry this happened to y’all and I’m sorry that all I can say is I’m sorry .AJ I promise your name will forever live on through me im sorry and I love you

  5. hi mrs.campbell you may not know me but my name is marcus you may know my mom carmen but i was a close friend of ayanta and i just wanted to reach out to you just to let you know i’m here for you and you family if you ever need anything from me

  6. Good afternoon Jarmon/ Campbell family. I am extremely broken from the loss of my cheer family members being called home early. This has to be the most painful unexpected thing to go through for you. I pray to God that you guys keep pushing through in life and do it all for AJ because I know that’s all she would want now. Remember that she always be looking over you all every step of the way and will forever love you all dearly.

  7. Chantel Spencer

    My condolences Shonda & Frank! I am truly sorry! Aj was such a beautiful soul! I will always cherish how she embraced my daughter! Sending Love from our family to yours!

    We Love you AJ! ~Camia

  8. James Dean and Parents

    May God give you and your family comfort in your time of grief and bereavement. We are so sorry to have lost AJ, a young life gone too soon. Know that we are praying for you.

  9. Praying for Campbell/Jarmon family. Me and AJ weren’t close but I cheered with her a couple years and one thing that is for sure is her smile could brighten a room in half a second. I’m happy to have the memories I had but I know everyone would have loved more. Sending my condolences to everyone because this took a tole on us all.

  10. Holley McElroy

    Dear Shonda and Frank,

    Ayanta has been a household name in our home since junior high school! She is in every homecoming picture with Dalis since the 9th grade, multiple cheerleading pictures with her, and various videos of them goofing off and just having fun.

    We are so sorry for your profound loss. Our hearts go out to you and we are praying for God’s strength and comfort now and days ahead.

    Thinking of you both,
    Holley, Dalis, and Quinn

  11. There are no words that will ease your pain but please know she represented your family well even when you weren’t around. I was honored to be her teacher at RHS. We often wonder how our children are when they are at school, she was a friend to many. A delightful student and focused. I will always cherish her smile and seeing joy while her mom & dad walked with AJ on senior night. Asking God to somehow comfort you today and always.

  12. DeMaria, Terry, Tristen - The Gates Family

    Continued prayers for God to comfort and strengthen you all in the loss of your beautiful daughter. I am so sorry that this happened to such a sweet girl. Our hearts are broken at the Gates home. We will forever remember her contagious smile and soft voice. Our sincerest sympathy to all grieving the loss of the AJ. May God rest her soul and may He continue to give peace and strength throughout this time. God Bless.

  13. Thank you so much for the wonderful memories. I will always cherish them. I love you so much Ayanta, thank you for always laughing and smiling. You brought so much joy in and outside of school. You made a huge impact in everyone’s life. Thank you for being a very good friend. It’s not goodbye, it’s a see you later! Te voy a extrañar.

  14. Uncle Ronnie Lowe and family

    Shonda and Frank No words can express the pain that you are going through. Our prayer is God will give you strength to face the coming days ahead. Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.

  15. My deepest sympathy. A’yanta was wonderful/cheerful person to be around, she was always there’s when you needed her. The world has lost an incredible life, a life that had a bright future ahead to do amazing things. Although no words really help ease the lost of your daughter A’yanta. Miss Campbell and mr. Jarmon I am really sorry no parents should be going through the pain that you guys are going through.sending prayers to you and your family once again I am so sorry that they took your daughter from you/ from us but she in a good place now. We will always love you A’yanta.

  16. I am sorry for ur lost, it hurts me so bad so I don’t imagine how it feel to u as her mom please accept my deep condolences on this sorrowful loss
    She was the light in the room full of people, just her smiling would make me feel better if I was mad. She used to laugh at everything even if the joke wasn’t funny and that’s what I loved bout her. I miss her so very much and all the things we used to do together. We had so many plans together and I wish to do them in the future to keep her memory alife.
    Let god bless you and ur family with the strength to sail through this tough situation and you are all in my prayers.

  17. I want to start off my giving my condolence to Miss.Campbell and Mr.Harmon I’m sorry for your lost. This pains me to even be writing this I knew A’yanta since kiddie academy days one of my first friends when I moved here. I couldn’t imagine how you are are feeling like as a mom and dad I’m sooo sorry for this lost. A’yanta was definitely a character she would always make you laugh or smile for something so little and always encourage me to do better for myself. Her legacy will forever live on in me and with me.
    My prayers go out you you guys and anybody else who is experiencing the pain of losing someone so close to our hearts

  18. Seneca Ridley-Turner

    2 Corinthians 5:1,6-8
    1. For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
    6. So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord.
    8. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.
    We the members of The Orange Hearts For Makenzi Organization want the family to know that our hearts are full as we gather to bid farewell to a valiant and charismatic young lady, A’YANTA JARMON.
    WREREAS, the color Purple represents Wisdom, Bravery, and Spirituality. It is balance between earth and sky. It’s rare and mysterious nature causes it to seem connected to the unknown, supernatural, and divine. Purple also represents royalty and of distinguished character.
    WHEREAS, the record of A’yanta’s life is as such, that these are all attributes that are befitting of her. AJ lived her life with a divine and royal purpose.
    THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we embrace the family, seeing that we have a common bond that connects us for the rest of our days. Knowing full well that we cannot replace AJ, we will attempt to improve our lives and live as demonstrated by the great examples that she set.
    BE IT ALSO RESOLVED THAT, we bow in humble submission to The One who never makes a Mistake. we want to share in your Rejoicing and trusting that the Lord has welcomed A’yanta, into His presence saying, “well done thou good and faithful servant”.
    BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be given to the parents of A’Yanta Jarmon and a copy also kept in the Orange Hearts for Makenzi archives.
    Humbly submitted on this 7th day of August in the year of our Lord 2022,

    Orange Hearts For Makenzi,
    Seneca Ridley-Turner, Founder & Board President

  19. Charlene Dalton

    From Charlene and Rudy Dalton; Parents of Erica Darthard, and Grandparents of Sahmi Willoughby. Dear Shonda, her Dad and family: Adequate words cannot express our profound sorrow in your earthly loss of ‘AJ’. The only thing we can say is that you’re in our continued prayers of comfort, strength, and Grace. We grieve with you. From our hearts….Jesus Wept.

  20. Lashonda and Frank losing a child is a traumatic event for parents, and finding the right words to say are not easy. It is an unimaginable occurrence, so finding the proper condolences for this particular loss is a challenge. There are no words that can mend the broken heart of bereaved parents. My heart breaks for you and your family during this time. I am extending my deepest sympathy to you during this time and my prayers and blessings are with you. No amount of words can express the pain that you are going through. I am sending you love and hope you are able to find strength during this dark time.”

  21. Vanessa Sykes Parks

    My deepest sympathy no words can express the pain that You and Frank are going through. My prayer is that God will give You and Frank peace ,strength and comfort to face the coming days and days after.

  22. Sending my condolences

  23. Sending my deepest condolences, prayers, and love to Frank, Shonda, and their entire families. May God send you all the peace and comfort needed.

  24. Essence Hudson Rice

    Sending my prayers and condolences to the family of AJ. May God give you the strength at this time.

  25. I am so sorry for the loss. When I think about it, my stomach churns as I can imagine it is worse for family. I don’t have much words, as I know grieving is different for everybody and it is a journey. But I wish so much healing, happiness, and light to the family of Ayanta. Please always remember she is here in spirit and her smile is always engraved in memory.

  26. Ayanta has never missed any day to make me laugh or put a smile on my face. This is truly heart breaking to see you gone so soon. I couldn’t wait to explore University of Cincinnati with you and all the memories we were all gonna make with you. I will forever miss you AJ, you’ll always be on my mind. Love you forever <3 Prayers for your friends and family.

  27. AJ,

    You will be missed so much.

    To LaShonda, Frank, family, and friends, I will continue to pray daily for strength through this time and always.

    My sincerest condolences.

    Love, LaMeika, Korey, and Kameron

  28. Shonda, you don’t know me but I’m Ashlee Kelso’s mom, Darla, (Jordynn’s grandmother). To say that my heart hurts for you and the rest of your family is an understatement. I couldn’t attend AJ’s home-going service with them today but I did watch via livestream. What a beautiful service for a beautiful, sweet, young lady. I’ve heard a lot about AJ from Jordynn and Ashlee, and it’s evident that she was very loved and a joy to be around. I didn’t get to formally meet her but have seen her at the cheer competitions she and Jordynn were a part of.

    I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss. I wish I could hug the pain away…if any one of us could, we most definitely would be holding you tightly in our arms right now. But we can cover you in prayer, and so we shall.

    As you continue to walk through this unimaginable grief, I pray that you’ll find some level of peace and comfort from all the beautiful memories you have of AJ. It will take time, and you be sure to take all the time you need. Grieve your way, not anyone else’s. Our loving God would never cause you this type of pain (any pain), but He is there to walk with you through it. Stay close to Him.


    Darla Kelso

  29. To the family my prayers always.

    Tammie Moore

  30. i cant even imagine your pain im so sorry makes me sick when i think about she’ll will always hold a place in my heart we miss and love you aj im so sorry for yall lost

  31. May God Be With You …
    Such A Beautiful Homegoing…
    God Just Needed Her More…
    She Is Present With The Lord…

  32. Shonda,
    Jocelynne and I will cherish all the wonderful and fun memories that we share with A’yanta. We are so honored that we were able to have her in our lives.
    That beautiful smile and sweet personality will be remembered always!
    Praying for lots of strength in the hard days to come.
    Thinking of you every day,

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