Jai’Juan L. Jenkins


JaI’Juan Lee Jenkins (Juan Juan) was born to Aaron and Jovonne Townsend on March 20, 2004 in Columbus, Ohio. As a young child he was outgoing and he thought he was a Real Boss at 5 years old going forward in life.

He attended East Linden Elementary School, moving forward. He played football for the Columbus Raiders, He enjoyed singing and he graduated and completed in 2022. His dream was to become an entrepreneur doing business as a Rapper. He also enjoyed telling jokes, keeping everyone laughing. He was a consoler at heart and a good listener.

He always carried a smile on his face. He was a shining light to any party or family gathering. What a light gone to soon. He was loved by many.

He leaves to cherish his mother, Jovonne Townsend; father, Aaron Townsend; brother, Jarron Smith Jr, Aaron Townsend Jr., J’Shine Townsend; sister, Arionna Townsend, Noraa Townsend, Aniah Kirven, Jarcaia Smith, Jalana Curtis, Ja’heaven Townsend; special uncle, Joseph Jenkins (Joe Joe); the glue that holds the family together, Nana Marcia Sams, a host of nieces, aunts, uncles, cousin, friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his material grandmother, Norita Sams; uncle, Ivie Sams; grandfather, Joseph Jenkins Sr

Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00pm Thursday, August 24, 2023 at Christ Community Church, 2249 E. 5th Ave.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Pastor Gwendolyn Williams

    My Deepest And Heartfelt Condolences To The Jenkins And Sam’s Family.

  2. Praying for the mother, siblings and family of Jai’Juan Jenkins. I was blessed to know this young man and he will forever have a impact on my life.

  3. My heartfelt sympathy to you and yours at this sad time.” “Please accept my sincere condolences.” “My heart breaks for you.
    Love you, Jovonne and family

  4. Jai’Juan was a beloved student of ours and he left an indelible impression on us all. He had an unforgettable smile and he kept people laughing. We will miss you and we will continue to work for and love you forever! Bless you Young King!

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