Mylah Demetria O’Hara

In Memorial

Mylah Demetria O’Hara (aka MyMy) 17, transitioned to the next phase of life on Friday, October 28th  2022 at Mount Carmel East Hospital with her family by her side.

Mylah was born October 9th, 2005, in Columbus, Ohio to Marla O’Hara and De’Angelo Jones. Mylah was such a joyous baby and the sweetest little girl. Mylah never met a stranger and was always eager to greet anyone who came across her path. She enjoyed the autumn season, and anything considered to be frightening. She loved going to haunted houses, and she enjoyed the crisp fall Ohio weather, going to the pumpkin patch, the apple orchard, and hayrides. Mylah also enjoyed going to amusement parks and getting on the highest rollercoasters that she could find.

Mylah attended Worthington schools from kindergarten to 11th grade. She first attended Colonial Hills Elementary School, then Worthingway Middle School, and lastly Thomas Worthington High School. Mylah was consistently an honor roll student and enjoyed language arts and creative writing the most. She was also involved in drama/theater, orchestra, cross country, & track & field. She was part of the Thomas Worthington Track Team where she ran the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash (her least favorite event), and the 200-meter relay. Mylah was also involved in dance for most of her life, beginning at age 7 when she attended ballet met and took her first ballet class. That was followed by her time at Straub Dance Studio, and most recently she was involved at C Dance studio where she moved into majorette dancing (her favorite). Mylah became part of an already established and skilled dance team. Mylah had to work extremely hard to catch up, but she persevered and rose to the occasion. Mylah was a truly natural talent at anything she put her mind to. Mylah and her team won 2nd place at her first Majorette dance competition. Mylah also loved singing, playing the violin in the school orchestra (maybe not so much after 10th grade), and her guitar. She also enjoyed skateboarding and watching anime shows and movies.

Mylah was the oldest sibling of 3 sisters (Ashlynn Jones, 16, Rylee Jones,9 and Amina Duncan, 4. Her younger sisters will miss her dearly. She was a great big sister and would always think of unique and fun things to do with them. She especially loved dancing, singing, playing dress up and any kind of joke involving farts and/or burping. She was also a very gifted hair & makeup artist.

Mylah spent time during middle school as a summer camp volunteer at Mansion Day School, where she was adored by the children especially the girls. She also volunteered at Camp Peanut under the Westerville Rec Center at Cherrington Elementary school. She earned her first part time job at Subway, and then moved on to Bubble Tea at the Polaris Mall. Her supervisors at each stop would always rave about how much of a great attentive employee she was, and how fast she was able to learn new job skills, as well as how reliable and a hard worker she was.

Mylah is survived by her mother Marla O’Hara (Maternal Grandparents) Diana O’Hara, Mark (Brenda) O’Hara. Her father De’Angelo Jones (Paternal Grandparents) Charmain Jones, De’Angelo Bebely, (Aunts) Brittany Jones, /Danyell Goudy (Darrion Goudy), Jordaan Edwards, (Paternal Uncles) Winceton Edwards, Princeton Edwards, (Paternal Grandmother) Violet Smith. Siblings – Ashlynn Jones, Rylee Jones, and Amina Duncan





Visitation 11:00 AM and Funeral Service 12:00 PM Friday, November 11, 2022 at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 2121 Joyce Ave.. Interment at Union Cemetery Association. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to The O’Hara/Jones Family, visit

Condolence Messages

  1. Myla was a beautiful, very intelligent and gifted individual! I had her in my 8th grade science class at Worthingway. I am praying that God would bring your family comfort. She will surely be missed!!

  2. Brandy Younger-Voller

    Sending love and prayers your way because losing a beautiful baby with so much spark would seem difficult and overwhelming.

    God bless you and your family as they deal with this beautiful young lady’s transition. Her birthday is on mine. Sending my family’s condolences from Texas. I didn’t know until I saw a Christmas post on Facebook.

    May God send warmth and comfort to you and restore your love, joy, and mend your broken heart. ✨️

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