Jenelle Li’Naye Boyette

Published 5:42 pm Tuesday, October 18, 2011

October 13, 2011

Jenelle Li’Naye “Jaye” Boyette, 27, of Hampton, Va., died Thursday, Oct, 13, 2011, at her residence. She was a native of Suffolk, Va., and the daughter of Barbara Boyette Johnson and the late Howard Sharpe Jr. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Bishop Maurice L. Johnson Jr.

Jenelle Li’Naye Boyette

She was a 2002 graduate of Lakeland High School with honors. She was in the National Honor Society. She was noted in Who’s Who Among American High School Students and received the Presidential Award for honor roll. She graduated from Old Dominion University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a minor in finance and was presently working on a second degree at ODU in accounting. She was employed in York County as an accountant. She was a member of Gates of Heaven COGIC. Jenelle was the treasurer of Relay for Life for two years, a blood and organ donor.

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She leaves to cherish her memory: her fiancé, Deontaye Brooks, of Hampton; mother, Barbara Boyette Johnson; sister, Delquesha “DEE DEE” Boyette, of Hampton, Va., and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held at noon, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at Gates of Heaven COGIC officiated by Supt. Sylvester Silver Sr. Interment will be in Carver Memorial Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be extended to the family at