The Warrior Princess Akemi Davina Christian

Akemi Christian Fight Main Photo

If you have ever met Akemi, you’ve witnessed a Miracle, Akemi was a Fighter, She has been a Vessel of Strength since day one, Akemi was a Warrior Princess, She was Courageous, and had so much Tenacity.

Akemi Davina Christian was born as a Micro Preemie on Tuesday March 26, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio at The University of Cincinnati Medical Center at only 23 weeks gestation. Akemi wasn’t due to be born until July 22, 2019, but God had other plans and that day; The Fight began.

After just 3 weeks of life the doctors didn’t think Akemi would survive. Things started to take a turn for the worse, and we were asked to “give up”, we didn’t. Our Faith had been tested, and shortly after we transferred Akemi to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital where she remained until she was transferred to Nationwide Children’s Hospital as a Patient of their BPD Unit. In total Akemi spent 346 days in the NICU of 3 Hospitals before ever coming home.

Akemi had Chronic Lung Disease and Cerebral Palsy, but none of that stopped her nor defined her. She had a smile that would light up any room, and although she was non-verbal her laugh was so infectious, everyone couldn’t hear Akemi, but if you knew her, you could hear her laugh and looking at her you could see so much joy.

Akemi was a chill girl. She loved to rock, that was her thing. It kept her calm and showed how content she was. We had to be careful, because that girl could rock away. Akemi was silly, she was funny, she loved to laugh and “take your nose.” She enjoyed her lovey “Roo” the most. She loved to watch Boss Baby and Paw Patrol and later on Cocomelon and Gracie’s Corner. Akemi was also intelligent despite her delays. She was good at puzzles and she was determined to finish them. She enjoyed her shape sorter and was pretty good at sorting shapes. She could show you any body part if asked, and even sometimes when you didn’t ask. She knew most of her colors, and she also had began learning American Sign Language.

Lastly, Akemi loved to dance. If you needed a dancing partner you could always count on Akemi. She absolutely loved music. It all started with music therapy and mommy’s terrible voice, and ended with anything with a beat. She would literally yell over her trach for you, to turn the music on in the car, no sooner than you could get her strapped in. She loved “da baby”, he was no doubt her favorite. Whenever she would hear him she would run to the music source to see him. When you hear good music, think of Akemi.

Akemi leaves to Cherish her Happiest Moments: Her loving and devoted Parents Sheragio “Star” Wilkins and Destani “Mook” Minor. Who were her Primary Caregivers; her Father Mitchell Christian; Sisters Sierra Christian of Oregon, Aunisti Hunter, Aa’Myour Martin, and Ariani Christian all of Columbus, Oh; one Brother Ameir Pyfrom of Columbus, Oh;. Grandparents Twyla Wilkins, Sherri Walker, Antwan McCarrol, Toney Hood, and Daymond Osborne; A special GG Brenda Minor; 2 Aunts Tiffany Barnes and Tatiyana Porter; 2 Uncles Sergio Wilkins and Carlton Wesley Jr.,; one Great Aunt Rosie Curry; one Great Uncle Vincent (Lori) Carter; a Cool Cousin Aleya Young; God Parents Michael Bailey and Tiffany Reid; Along with a host of biological siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins unknown.

Akemi is Dancing in Heaven with her Brother Quadir Hunter, Grandpa Darrell Bonds, her Great Grandparents Willie and Bessie Wilkins and Cousin Austin Christian.

Akemi will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation 1:00 PM and Funeral Service 2:00 PM Friday, January 20, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd).

Condolence Messages

  1. I Love You Akemi

  2. Lori Goff-Carter

    Sweet beautiful baby girl. You were born on my grandsons 1st birthday. We’ve prayed for you since the day you came into this world. Your mama, sisters, and your grams are in our prayers. Many people loved you and are hurting. I know you’ll send signs, watch over them. Beautiful little girl love and hugs family

  3. Chris Clark Watts

    We pray that God gives you strength today and in the days ahead. Our condolences to you Sheragio your girls and family. We love you

  4. My deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy. Praying for all of you . You all our in my heart , thoughts and prayers . Rest peacefully Akemi
    ️ Love you family! ❤️

  5. As I never personally had the pleasure of meeting this sweet, beautiful baby girl, I got to enjoy her through pictures, she always had a smile on her face and I’ve had the pleasure of knowing her beautiful mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Fly high sweet angel xoxo

  6. My sincere condolences on the loss of your Princess. Sending prayers to the entire family.
    Love Ida Bowden.

  7. Charles and Patti (Cash) Ray

    Praying for the Family.

  8. My condolences to the family! Praying for your comfort!

  9. Renee Johnson-Jefferson

    With heartfelt sympathy I am holding you and all of your family in my heart & prayers now and days ahead. Continue to nurture each other with love and care in your time of need. Sincere Condolences! ♥️

  10. Jackie Lenard - Chaos #96

    My condolences to you and your family Mook…Love you Bro!

  11. Twyla Wilkins Hood

    Akemi has and always will be a joy to our Family’s Heart. I know that God does thing in His way not ours. Please comfort us God in this very hard time. Daughter you have been the best Mommy ever. I always pray for your strength during this time and the trying days ahead. I Love You more than you know Always. Love, Mommy

  12. Rest In heaven Akemi. Nina we love you ❤️

  13. Sending you and your family all the courage and love at this time! Praying for peace

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