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In Loving Memory of
Date of Birth November 18, 2018
Date of Passing February 06, 2019
from Richmond, Virginia, United States
Ja’Zareyah Mi’Angel “Jazzie” Rowland passed away on February 6, 2019 at 12:42a.m, in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at VCU Medical Center. She was the last born of six children to Shalonda R. MACON and James T. Rowland on November 18, 2018 in Richmond,VA. She was preceded in death by her brother JaZaree Amir Rowland, Godsister LaZareia Haskins, 2 Grandfathers; Barry Scruggs and James T. Wilson, 1 grandmother; Veronica A. Rowland.
Ja’Zareyah Was born premature at 24 weeks weighing 1 pound 4 ounces with an urgent admission in the VCU Medical Center NICU. During her three months here on earth, she touched many lives and was loved deeply by family, and among them was the entire VCU-NICU team. Her life was a brief and precious gift to all of us.
Jazzie’s cause of death was Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC), which is a devastating disease that affects mostly the intestines of premature infants, which was hard to fight in an infant of her size. Since birth she was a feisty fighter, made the funniest facial expressions,and made it known when she was being bothered with those expressions. She would recognize your voice and respond to it, whether it was a smile, a long stretch, pouting her lips or putting her hand over her face. Jazzie was one the smallest baby’s born doing the most and everyone that took care of her, loved her in so many ways.
Ja’Zareyah is survived by 14 siblings; 4devoted; Jamontrae, Jayleyah, Jaylesha, and Jaylyne Rowland, 1 Grandmother; Deborah Macon, 2 Uncles; Antwan(Jevon) and Todd Macon, 4 Aunts; Starlett(LaKisha), Temeca, and Regina Rowland, 1 devoted; Calondra Macon, 1 Godmother; Octavia Haskins, and a host of Great Grandmothers, Aunts, Uncles and many many cousins.
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