Lakisha Janese Kelsor

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Lakisha Janese Kelsor was beautifully born into this life on October 5, 1976 in Newark, NJ to Jeffrey Harry, Morris and Gail D. Kelsor-Link. She departed this earthly life on December 16, 2017 at the age of 41.


As a child growing up in Columbus, Ohio she was affectionately nicknamed “cookie”. She attended Columbus Public Schools and was a graduate of East High School. She always excelled in her educational endeavors consistently achieving Dean’s list and academic accolades throughout. She was a graduate of Aveda Schools, and recently enrolled Capital University’s Nursing program. She work as and esthetician, STNA, office manager, and a bartender. She was a hard-working person, devoted mother, daughter, sister, cousin, confidante, and friend. She absolutely loved and adored Jermani and JaRhya.


Lakisha enjoyed the beauty of life and beautiful things, making her friends beautiful. If you haven’t had a Kisha Kelsor makeover, you missed out! She enjoyed traveling, entertaining, cooking for her friends and family. She was known for her sense of humor, no-nonsense attitude, candor, and honesty. to know her was to love “black barbie” and she will deeply be missed and never forgotten.


Lakisha is preceded in death by her father Jeffrey Morris, uncles Steven Morris, Richard Willis, Martin Willis, aunts Arnethia Pope, Billie Jean Parham, paternal grandmother Barbara J. Willis, maternal grandparents Nathaniel Kelsor and Doris Kelsor Shaw-Barnett, Alfred Barnett, uncle Ronald Eugene Kelsor, aunt Lisa Hampton, and God child Tenia Staples.


She leaves to cherish her memory with mother Gail and Dad Melvin E. Link Sr., daughter Jermani Mariah Newton-Kelsor, JaRhya Milan Newton-Kelsor, sisters Takita N. Kelsor, Lamesha McKelvey Wade, Kelly Lyles, Shamara Jacks, Trina White, Melecca White, Nicole Lenear, Cousins/sisters Takeiya Dean, Vikema Kelsor, brothers Melvin E. Link Jr., DeJon M. Link, William Brown, Melvin Cumberlander, cousin/brothers Marlon Kelsor, James Dean Jr., nieces Deveney Stovall, DeVonna Kelsor, Jai’den Link, Jasmina Link, aunts Pamela Dean, Dolly (Mike) Fryor, Marlene Link, Teresa (Rick) Willis, Pam Ryan, uncles Nate Kelsor, Jeremiah Kelsor, Maurice Kelsor, Andre Link, Shawn Link, William Link, Wardell Link, God mother Dannette Banks, God brother David Ector, God children Imauri King, Vaughn Stephenson, Troy Mason Thomas, Jaden Newton, Josiah Newton, Mark Newton Jr., 2nd mom Patricia Newton, special friends Nicole Brockington, Danielle Rubin, Dana Marie, Monique Giles, Brandy, Bop, Yanna, Dion C., D’lana Hunter, Kelly McNeal, Bruce Foster, Altovise Francois, and also a host of other relatives and friends.

Service will be held at Rehoboth Temple 1111 E. Long Street on December 23, 2017 wake at 10:00 and service at 11:00 AM

Condolence Messages

  1. Stacey H Wallace

    To the family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. I only knew her in passing from hanging out, and she going to East with my sister Shay. My heart goes out to you all. God Bless.

  2. Say not, in grief, that she has gone,
    But give thanks that she was yours
    My heart goes out to you for your loss

  3. The Tatum family sends their deepest condolences at this time of your loss.To the Kelsor family, there is no sorrow or grief that God cannot heal.Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.
    Willie & Rosy

  4. To my little girl my friend that I loved so much as a child I’ll will see you on the other side in glory . To Gail I’m sorely Grived rest in God assurance

  5. Nicole J. & family

    My prayers are with your family. You were always a kind person. Your were a shining star when we all were out at a concert or celebrating life. You are a true friend that will be missed more than words can express. Rest in GOD’S GRACE & MERCY.

  6. Dear family and friends, please accept my deepest condolences. May God’s promises found at Acts 24:15 and Psalms 37:29 bring you comfort during this difficult time.

  7. To the family and friends of Lakisha, you have my deepest condolences in your loss. When someone you love dies, it is like losing a precious jewel. God knows how you feel because he had to endure the pain of His son’s agonizing death. Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord.” May you rely on God’s promise that Lakisha will live again!

  8. I loved her and she knew it I am so sorry for your lossmay my girl RIPLove you all BEE. BEE. DRAKE

  9. I’m heartbroken to hear about the untimely passing of Kisha “Kid Sister” and I don’t have the words to express how deeply it hurt my heart to hear about her passing, I was just toasting with her and laughing at the social club after S.B.s funeral. I watched you grow, now we let you go. I’ll never forget you Sis Love always Rick Stovall

  10. Jackie Andy (Netcare Access)

    She will always be near although you don’t see her. She will always be with you even if though you are far away. A family is a circle of love that can’t be broken by loss but made stronger by the love and memories that will be with you forever. May your cherished memories warm your heart, provide moments of comfort and lead you through. In deepest sympathy,

  11. Chris (Netcare)

    Sending warm thoughts and prayers to Link and your family, during this difficult time.

    A Child Never Forgotten by Carolyn Autiello

    our heart was broken
    without a warning, no words spoken
    you were taken away
    someone said you could not stay

    empty and lonely is what we are
    we lost a precious shining star
    our family torn apart
    your world began with a promising start

    life is unfair
    this difficult cross we must bear
    strength and courage we will find
    our special child always in our mind

    a place in heaven is where you sit
    looking at that star you lit
    in our thoughts forever you will be
    never knowing why someone set you free

  12. Nathaniel Morgan

    Still missing you

  13. I miss you so much..& I think of you often.

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