A fun-loving presence, a beautiful spirit and an un-wavering faith and love of God, JaLaine Imani Mincey, touched so many lives during her 24 years of life. Her life is an example of the fact that it is not the length of your life, but the way you live it that matters.
JaLaine, the daughter of James Larry Mincey and Judy Wilhite-Mincey, was born on October 15, 1996, and lived her entire life in Savannah, Georgia. On May 20, 2021, she said, “Goodnight to this life” and answered the master’s call.
JaLaine was a product of the public-school system of Savannah Chatham County and graduated in 2015 from Jenkins High School. She attended Savannah State University and earned a B.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Social Work. Her goal was to pursue a career as a Social Worker, however, many challenges led her to a closer relationship with God and a sincere desire to help people and make them happy.
Early in life, her spiritual development began at Asbury United Methodist Church. She was baptized by Rev. Thomas Mills. She was an active member and participated in the Children’s and Young Adult Ministries, Vacation Bible School and the Usher Board. As she matured, she studied, joined and served as a Lay Servant. She loved delivering inspirational messages to the congregation, attending to their needs, and making them happy. This led her to being invited to speak at numerous other congregations, middle schools, Senior Citizens Centers, Social Workers of Tomorrow, S.O.N.A.T.A., SHADOWS and other youth organizations.
JaLaine, happiness and love were synonymous. She considered it a blessing to do this work. After she became ill, her life took on a renewed purpose that centered on John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”
She enjoyed this mission so much that she also nurtured into the community to deliver motivational speeches and to do workshops to help people improved their lives.
JaLaine was preceded by in death by her beloved grandparents; Wilbert and Henrietta Buxton and Helen McClain, her mentor-uncle; Earl V. Heath, her cousins; Darryl Wilhite, Robert L. Blackwell, Sandra Malone Dobson, Uncle and Aunts; Sgt. & Mrs. William Malone, Mr. Samuel Kennedy and Mrs. Louise Price.
She leaves to mourn her passing her parents; Judy W. Mincey, James Larry Mincey, a sister; Dr. Eliza A. Braden (Cedric), a brother; Justin Mincey, a niece; Olivia Braden and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, Godmothers; Beverly Copeland and Verborah Reeves of Teaneck, NJ, Two special motherly figures; Melvenna Hamilton and Shirley Jones, Special Mentor; Pastor Matthew Southhall Brown Sr., extended family and her beloved Asbury United Methodist Church Family.
Public viewing will be held 6-8 p.m., Friday, May 28, 2021 in the Chapel of Campbell and Sons Funeral Home, 124 W. Park Ave., Savannah, GA. Graveside Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Bonaventure Cemetery (Greenwich Section), 330 Bonaventure, Road, Thunderbolt, GA. Please sign our guestbook at www.campbellandsonsfuneralhome.com
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