Ja’-Shaun Lightfoot

In Memorial

Ja’Shaun Ty-Rese Lightfoot, better known as “JMan” was born on April 29, 2001 and passed into eternal life on Thursday, September 7, 2017. 

JMan attended Columbus Public Schools, and played football for the Columbus Raiders and Canal Winchester Middle School. He had recently started an internship learning a trade in construction with his Uncle and Aunts company. His true passion was to pursue a career in boxing.

Ja’Shaun had a contagious smile that could turn a gray sky blue, as he loved to make people laugh. He had a love for music, dancing, dressing, and spending time with his family. Taking pictures were very important to him as well, as he loved his family and friends. You would never catch Jman without his phone. He loved his siblings very much, his sister Shawntyese was his best friend. Ja’Shaun “Jman” will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him, he will always dwell in a special place in our hearts.

He was proceeded in death by his great grandparents Lewis (Maple) Williams, great grandfather Will C. Lightfoot, and James William Tanner Sr. Cousins, Soyini ” Tumane” McGraw, Christopher “Pher” Robbin Slocum Jr, Terrico “Terk” Henry, Lennell “Phat Cat” Walton, and Kimyatta Williams.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother Johana Lightfoot-Kyle (Mike), father Bruce Newby Jr.(Tynesha) Sisters Queen- Shawn-Tyese Richardson, TaTyanna Ramirez, Bre-Anne Newby. Brothers King-Mi’Jae Kyle, Dajohn Kelly, Bruce Newby lll. Maternal grandmother Sonyea “Cuzzo” Lightfoot. Extended Grandmothers Susan “Nana Spank” Stewart and Mary “Dean” Kyle. Great Grandmother Maggie Mae “Lil Grams” Davis. Grandfathers Robert “Hydro” Walton and Jimmy Lee Saunders (Linda).

Aunts Nafeeshia Lightfoot, Shamita Williams, Jameed Saunders, Cheryl Stewart. Uncle Antonyo Johnson. Paternal Great Grandmother Janice Tanner, Grandmother Theresa Newby. Grandfather Bruce Newby Sr. Aunt Amber (Josh) Burgess, Latasha Motley. Great Aunt Valerie Tanner, Berniece Fletcher (Bruce), Victoria (Ronald) Miller, Michelle (Brian) Wilson, Vanessa (Rick) Lee. Great Uncle James Tanner Jr. God-mom Nelsa (Nay Nay) Price. As well as a host of extended Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and Friends.

Visitation 11:00am Funeral 12:00pm at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.

Condolence Messages

  1. This can’t be real. I LOVE YOU BABY!

  2. Nephew, I can’t believe this is real, I love you and will see you again. Rest in Heaven, Love you always and forever, your Aunt Vickie.❤️❤️ Prayers going out for my family during this sad sad time of loss. God please wrap your arms around my family and try to keep everyone strong during this difficult time,


  4. Nafeeshia Lightfoot

    RIH Nephew. I just can’t believe this is real. I love you so much. Prayers to my sister J, my brother Brucie and the rest of our family.

  5. Nana loves you so much I remember when you FaceTime me Friday when you went to Pittsburgh how you smiled and said nana I love you that’s all I can remember seeing that beautiful face of yours even though we didn’t spend that much time together you still hold a special spot in your Nana’s heart I will miss the times that you will pop up on the porch just to say you love me when you was out and about in the neighborhood love you always you will be missed your nana for life

  6. J, Sonyea and Fee, I would like to express my sincere condolences at this time. All of you were very,very positive influences in JaShaun’s life. Continuous prayer and supplication will assist in getting you through this dark time. Keep all your loving positive memories, and rest easy because God will see you through. I love you all.

  7. Raymond and Lori Smith

    It is times like these, when We begin to question Gods Grace. But I say to The Family “Look to the Hills, whence cometh your help” Gods Grace and Mercy shall endureth forever, Acknowledge Him and He Shall direct your paths. love you

  8. RIP Jman sending my deepest condolences to your Mom and Family.

  9. To the family of Ja’Shaun, you have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Death is truly difficult for parents when their child dies before they do. Have faith because God’s word tells us at 1 Corinthians 15:22, “For just as in Adam all are dying, so also in the Christ all will be made alive.” May you rely on God’s promises to get you through this most difficult period.

  10. jman baby i love you i got your front just like you got my back keep me in your protection i love you.kisses

  11. Thinking of you today and every day!! I love you and our family misses you on a daily basis. it’s still hard to believe that you’re gone. You had so much life left in you to live! Hopefully, you come and check on all of us at some point. Your spirit is welcome in our homes. I miss you!
    ` Big Cousin Brittney

  12. this is more than a condolence this is a father talking to his son, ja’shuan I love you son and I can’t express the pain I feel,I hate that you wanted to be like me because I wanted you to be better than me, it hurt that we wasn’t talking to one another when this tragedy struck, but God knows that I love you with all of me. son you always will hold a special spot in my heart and that will never change. I have you tatted on my back because I know while you up there handling your duties as a angel for God your also watching my back, I love you son and I’ll see you later……DAD!

  13. I’m his god sister shyonna and i miss him so much.i love him.<3

  14. i love you so much like this hurts me i think about you every day and love you dearly no one can change the way i love you and care you got my back and i got yours i cry and think about you every day … but i have to be strong for you and do what i have to do for you and i know you are looking over me every day and make sure nothing bad happens to me i love you for all that i see you every day on nana’s night stand she misses you like crazy and son does my mom and aunt nikke they miss you so much and i know i have to stay strong for you but i cant it is hard i am trying i know you are gone to fast but you are in a better place i love you and i know you are watching me right k now sending this to you [Jman]..

  15. heyy brudda i miss u sm rnbut ik ur up there watching me

  16. Wassup Nephew, U been so heavy on my mind. I know as the date gets closer I’m reminded more and more that your only with me in spirit. Just want u to know Unk miss and love U JMan. Rest Up In Zion ❤️

  17. Keyosha Shyonna LaMiya

    We Love You Ja’Shaun Always & Forever! Your God Sisters Talk Abt You All The Time You Will Never Be Forgotten

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