Ladawn Darity-Phinisee

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Ladawn (Karina) Kamille Darity-Phinisee, affectionately known as “Krazy K” age 43, peacefully departed this life on May 9, 2024 after a courageous battle with cancer. Ladawn was born on February 4, 1981 in Columbus, Ohio to Rhonda Karen Darity.

At an early age, Ladawn was baptized and accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She was a graduate of Independence High School in Columbus, Ohio. She continued her education at Devry Technical Institute where she
earned a degree in Information Technology. She spent the last 15 years working in IT for The State of Ohio’s Department of Disabilities, Amazon, Facebook, and most recently the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS).

On October 23, 2021, Ladawn married the love of her life, Latrina Phinisee. Their union allowed them to unite their two families, becoming the proud parents of 3 children.

Ladawn was known for her vibrant spirit, radiant smile and passion for life while always being the life of the party. From an early age, she demonstrated a passion for music where she could hear something and instantly get on a keyboard and play what she just heard. As Ladawn became older, her passion for music evolved into writing and producing music in her home recording studio, as well as performing her music in various cities across the country. She was an avid shoe collector and enjoyed boxing when she was younger. She also loved traveling with her wife Latrina and their children.

Before her passing, she was looking forward to a trip to the cabins with her family. Her life was marked by numerous achievements, but her lasting legacy and greatest accomplishment was becoming a mother to her twin boys Nehemiah and

She leaves behind a powerful legacy of love, faith, and dedication to her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ernestine Perry-Sillman; step-father, David Sillman; cousin, Ira David Perry; grandparents, Ernestine C. Darity, Ira D Perry, and Dorothy Perry; aunts, Patricia Ross, Erma Nowlin; and uncles, Ernest Perry and Julius Darity.

Ladawn leaves to cherish in her loving memory her wife, Latrina Phinisee; children, Christina Phinisee, Nehemiah, and Nie’al Darity; parents, Rhonda Darity and Byron Woods; sisters, Kristen Perry, Katina Perry, and Da’Nesha Woods; brothers, Byron RayQaun Darity, Joseph Woods, Michael Durroh, James Durroh, Sean Adams, Dante Green; and sisters in law, Renee Phinisee-Winston, Laticia Phinisee, and Lashawn Raney; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation 1:00pm and Funeral 2:00pm Friday, May 17, 2024 at Grace Apostolic Church 1743 East Lakeview Ave.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Annette Royster

    I am so sorry for your loss , keeping the family in prayer.

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss Ladawn was such a beautiful person inside and out..My daughters and I got to know her when they all was in Whitehall school..Then Ladawn use to came to my house and cut my grandsons hair and I got to talk with her when she Was on her journey to have them too beautiful boys.This is so very sad to know such a beautiful person is no longer here ..I was so blessed to have know Ladawn..R.I.H. BEAUTIFUL..

  3. I will miss you cuzzin❤️❤️ To Trina and the kids I send my condolences

  4. Chantelle Slocum

    Sending love and prayers to your beautiful wife and children you never know how long you have with someone so we definitely can’t take anyone’s presence for granted I wish I had more time with you cousin but I will make sure to keep your memory alive.

  5. Andrea Dawson

    Sending prayers, strength and my condolences to your family. I will always be praying R.I.P. my friend you got your wings now no more suffering, love ya always.

  6. I am so sorry for everyone’s loss❣️My sincerest and deepest condolences go out to you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ♥️ I will miss seeing her (and all of you) .

  7. Miss you sis love you always

  8. Sending Condolences to the family. She was my family and I didn’t get the chance to know her.

  9. Tonicca Gatewood

    Sending prayers to the family especially the twins. Krazy K was extremely loved, gifted and talented. She will truly be missed! We love you K. Never forgotten. My condolences to the family again.

  10. I say you live life to the fullest and you were happy rest in heaven my cousin you will truly be missed

  11. Words of sympathy may feel inadequate in expressing grief and sorrow for a loss so great. Sending a warm embrace along with my love and comfort during this journey

  12. RIHeaven Ladawn, it was a honor to know you ❤️ Continued prayers to your family

  13. My condolences to the family. Ladawn Phinisee was very special to me. She will be truly missed. Prayers going up

  14. Brittany Scott

    To my cousin, I love you cuz and I miss you. The things that just keep replaying in my head is our videochats, you clowning, dancing, your banana pudding, jungle juice, our “tea” sessions, you fussing at me, you always checking on me when I disappear from the world, our family parties/ functions at your house. You kept us “THE COUSINS ” together ❤️ We will stick together because of you. Just know MY COUSIN LADAWN WAS A WHOLE VIBE AND THAT WILL LIVE ON FOREVER.

  15. Tina Valentine (Atlanta, Ga)

    Ladawn “Krazy K”, I am so sorry to hear of your passing. We have been friends for many years and I have alot of memories of you. You are definitely one of a kind and touched so, so many people with your wonderful spirit. My sincere condolences to your family and all who knew you. Fly high my friend. Never forgotten!!

  16. Quintin Still

    Rest in heaven cousin! We love you! Condolences to her wife and kids as well as our families!

  17. Will miss you niece you had such a beautiful spirit Love you auntie Peachie❤️

  18. Thomas Henderson

    Ladawn you touched so many lives including mine. Your energy was unmatched and the love was real for those who loved you back. You have definitely left you mark. ❤️

  19. Yvette Winston

    Karina you were such a Sweet young Lady when you were at Syntaxis Youth Homes. You were ALWAYS respectful to me and one of my Favorites. I can Still hear you saying Ms.V whatcha Cooking us today. I send my Deepest Heartfelt Condolences to your Children and family. No More Pain Baby Girl you’re Free. Your Legacy will Continue to LIVE through your Children and your Memories will FOREVER Keep a Song in the Hearts of all the many Lives you’ve touched. Gone To Soon. FLY HIGH Baby Girl!.

  20. My condolence to you and your family!

  21. Shameika Blackman

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family.

  22. Sonya Doughty-Adams

    My sympathies go out ti the Family in their time a heartbreak and sorrow. I pray for peace of mind, body and soul for you all. Blessings

  23. Valorie wade (Sullivan)

    Cus gone to soon we didn’t even get to do anything we had planned to do u will be well missed love you cousin

  24. Shawnte Waugh

    Im so sorry this happened Karina. No more pain, sleep in peace.

  25. I am sorry for your loss. Sending my prayers and condolences.

  26. Annette Blackmon

    My condolences goes out to the family of LaDawn Darity-Phinisee, I’m so sorry for your loss, I will continue to pray for you comfort, strength, and peace..

  27. Roberta L. Blackwell

    Sending my deepest condolences and prayers to Karina, wife, children, and other family members

  28. There’s so much I could say! I didn’t find out till late since my number changed and I missed your service which I’m really sad about! But this is what I want to say… You have always been so chill, kind, funny, a go getter, talented, loyal to your people, and you always made me feel comfortable! I’m going to really miss you (and your peach cobbler !) Just know your legacy lives on through your kids and your music and every life you have touched! Live it up in the heavens and keep dropping them punchlines! I know we will all see you again! Condolences to your family! I send my heart and prayers to Trina Christina and the twins! I’m so sorry I let our connection weaken! I will forever regret it! I love you guys no matter how long it’s been and no matter what happened between us! I wish you all healing! Just take it day by day and I will be here from this moment foward!

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