Jakaya Eliese Paige was born on November 4, 1991 in Detroit, Michigan. She was the second oldest of five children born from the late Angela Paige. She attended school at David Mackenzie High School in Detroit and graduated from Monroe High School. She decided to further her education by attending college at Wayne State University in Detroit. She had a passion for helping people, was studying to become a phlebotomist and pursued a career in the health field working as a Medical Assistant. She received her spiritual nourishment at Bible Standard Church of God in Detroit at an early age and continued her faith by attending the River Raisin Worship Center in Monroe.
Jakaya met the love of her life, Steven Laboe in 2010 and from their union came the birth of their son, Alonzo Laboe in 2014. They moved as a family from Monroe to Toledo in 2016. There was nothing that made her happier than to watch her son grow. She was an excellent mother, companion and friend. Family was most important to her as well as her relationship with Jesus. Some of her favorite things to do included spending time with her family, listening to music, especially R&B and Hip hop, cooking, and reading.
Known to all for her loving smile and funny personality she was the true definition of a humanitarian. She was a loving, caring and giving person who wanted nothing more than to help those around her. Her fun-loving personality made her a joy to be around and she was loved by everyone who met her. To know her was to love her, and she will be missed by many.
Jakaya Eliese Paige, age 26, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away suddenly on January 27, 2018. Her passing is preceded by her mother: Angela Paige, her grandmother: Marjorie Paige and her uncle: Duane Paige.
To cherish her memory, she leaves behind her significant other: Steven Laboe; her son: Alonzo Laboe; her grandfather: Andrew Paige; her brother: Magnus Dike; her sisters: Asha Monique Paige, Lashunda Dennis and Abreyah Dennis; her uncles: Jammard (Kimberly) Paige and Kory (Leslie) Paige; her mother in law: Jen West; her sister in law: Melissa Moss; her nieces: Ahnna Ball and Amillya Ball, her nephew: Avery Ball and many extended family members and friends.
Friends may gather on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm until a Celebration of Her Life at 12:00 pm at Merkle Funeral Service, 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, MI 48162 (734) 384-5185 with Pastors Carolyn Abrams and Nancy Estepp and Chaplain Jen West from River Raisin Worship Center to officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Merkle Funeral Service to help with services.
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