Jowana Jenkins


Let’s talk about a strong, independent, vibrant, com-passionate, humorous, and caring role model born to Roberta Jenkins and Kevin Edwards on May 4, 1976 in Columbus, Ohio. February 13, 2020, Jowana Jenkins ascended to the next phase of spirituality, following a brief illness.

Born the first child of four, the only daughter. After graduating from Independence High school in 1994, she cofounded “Black Pearl Catering LLC”! She then went on to pursue her own business which would later be established as Salon Consultants LLC in 2003.

She was an indigenous woman who was diligent in business, who aspired to conquer every dream and was focused to a place of no return. A woman who took pride in her heritage, an elite member of the Black Panther Party, a community leader who embodied her role as CFO of the Osmasa Tribal Nation.

She leaves behind to cherish her precious memories; spouse Felicia Pearl, daughter KiYanna Miller, and granddaughter Aaryanna Hamilton, also a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00pm Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. Roberta Jenkins and Family

    So sorry to hear the passing of Jowana. Such a ambitious young Lady. Tax Season , Hair Products, and the other things she was successful at doing, I enjoyed her company and being around we had nice time together as family. My prayers are with her family that they my have peace and healing. RIP

  2. Cat Anthony-gudel

    I’m shocked to hear of the passing of Jowanna.
    I still remember her as the adorable little baby that I knew and held.
    My condolences go out to Bert, Jowanna’s wife and her daughter.
    Keep the faith

  3. Carla Banks-Williams

    Please accept my sincerest condolences on Jowana’s passing. I was told such beautiful things about her. I know she is with her Creator now and prays for all her loved ones who are still here.
    … Carla Banks-Williams, friend of Felicia and Kervin

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow. May your memories console you and may God sustain you with his precious promise to someday soon reunite us with our love ones . Thinking of you all.

  5. My prayers and condolences goes to the family and friends of the dearly departed. May The Lord give you strength, peace and comfort in your time of bereavement.

  6. Karl & Tawanda Jenkins

    We are so sorry to hear the new of Jowanna. Please accept our deepest sympathies to you, KiYanna and the family. We will keep in our memories of Jowanna’s presence and smile at the Family Fish Fry’s and the Jazz Festival parties in Cincinnati.

  7. Sending my Condolences to the Jenkins Family. May the Lord give you Strength and Peace of Mind.

    The Hester Family

  8. Mrs. Jenkins,

    This is Shaune Harris. Jowana’s’ friend who has cancer. Remember I came down and stayed at your house, and I seen you a few years ago at her house. I am just finding this out. My God. I had no clue she was even ill. I am so sorry for your lose. Jowana was your baby and I know you are hurting. If she was sick, she’s not sick anymore. She is where WE want to be. Trust that You will see her again. God has you in favor Mrs, Jenkins, God has you in favor. I pray that Jowana watch over us until we meet again.


    • Robert Jenkins

      Shauna Harris Thank you Soooo much for you Condolence. As you know Jowana was my only Child and she was born on my Birthday. May 4th is coming very soon and it will be the first birthday that she will not be here for me to say Happy Birthday. I will always remember you and May God Bless You. From Roberta Jenkins

    • Roberta Jenkins

      Shaune Harris I Miss spelled your name on my response So Please forgive me. God Bless You Shaune Harris

  9. Mrs. Jenkins I’m so sorry to hear about Jowana. I’m just finding out. I wish I could have seen her she wasn’t just a friend she was my sister.

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