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Jiajah Melody Smalls

June 12, 2010 - June 14, 2022

Jiajah Melody Smalls, 12, of Lynchburg, Virginia passed away on June 14, 2022. She was the daughter of Tausha Wilson and Lamar Smalls.

Jiajah was born on June 12, 2010, in Sumter, South Carolina. She was a student at Dearington Elementary School and was excited to begin her middle school years at Linkhorne Middle School.

She enjoyed music, dancing, playing with her sisters, and adored the color purple and Tik Tok. She adored her little brother, Jahmir.

In addition to her loving parents, Jiajah is survived by her sisters, Keara Wilson, Kazyah Lloyd, and Lanaya Smalls; brothers, Jahmir Bennett, Jaion Lloyd, Kevontae Lammie, and Jayquan Wilson; step-brothers, Rayshad Parylow and Jordan Parylow; step-dad, Harold Bennet; grandparents, Mary Wilson, Annie Barnhill, and Willie Pugh; great grandmother, Carrie Pugh; aunts, Monessa Samuels; uncles, Randy Wilson, Alexander Junious, Willie Junious, and Rodney Person; cousins, Breyonna Bosier and Shakenna Hartfield; special friends, Roger Evan, Ashley Romeo, Tikisha Romeo, Shantia Rouse, Natasha Junious; and a host of loving family and friends in the community.

A celebration of life service will be held on June 24, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. at Tharp Funeral Home with Rev. Mark McCoy officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. A repast will be held at New Dearington Church, 400 Smyth St. Lynchburg, VA 24501.

Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg is assisting the family.

Click here to view Jiajah’s tribute video

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Your little angel will forever be in our hearts, her memory in those who knew her ♥️. Stay strong 💪. Love always

Posted by Denise Nelson on June 18, 2022

i love you so much jiajah I remember when we use to play at diamond hill center and play Rest In Peace 💔🕊

Posted by Ty on June 16, 2022

"The song ended, but the melody lingers on" My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time❤️

Posted by Keosha on June 16, 2022

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to your family, Tasha. May God give you and your family strength!

Posted by Deyun on June 16, 2022

She came, she loved, she lived! Praying that God keeps you guys during this difficult time.Sending hugs and prayers.

Posted by Anita Benbow on June 16, 2022

My condolences to you and your family during this time of bereavement 🙏 My heart and prayers are with you all🙏

Posted by Judy Clark on June 16, 2022

Sending all of my love and sincerest condolences to the family. I'm always here if you need me, much love.

Posted by Kimberly Nelson on June 15, 2022

My condolences go out to tausha and ur kids we no each other for along time and I no how much you love your kids not a day went by that you don’t post ur kids u are still in my prayers boo

Posted by Sandra hinnant on June 15, 2022

I’m praying for you and your family. Just know baby girl is in a better place and don’t have to feel any more pain. Stay strong Tausha

Posted by Pamela Sinkler on June 15, 2022

My prayers are with you guys! Tausha, I know it’s hard but stay strong for your babies and know that God makes no mistakes.

Posted by LaShenda Miller on June 15, 2022

To Tasha and the kids, this pain is very hurtful and I know it’s hard. Jiajah will be truly missed hang on to those sweet memories she left you with. She was a sweet Angel here on earth and now she will be you guys guardian Angel always. Keep you head up in which I know she will want you guys too. Take care of each other love on each other. Sincerely Quentin South Carolina

Posted by Quentin Blanding on June 15, 2022

My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May God be a comfort and hope to you all. Keep the faith and lean on him for peace. 🙏🏽❤️ Love, Sierra, Zach, and Chanen

Posted by Sierra on June 15, 2022

My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May God be a comfort and hope to you all. Keep the faith and lean on him for peace. 🙏🏽❤️ Love, Sierra, Zach, and Chanen

Posted by Sierra on June 15, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very, difficult time, you are a wonderful mother and she had the best life because of you

Posted by Patricia Oliver on June 15, 2022

My thoughts & prayers are with you all during this time of bereavement. I pray that God will give you all the strength you’ll need to make it through this dark time! May God’s peace that surpasses all understanding be with you every step of the way! Tasha, you gave your baby girl a wonderful life that I’m sure she enjoyed! May the memories you both shared be with with you always! Much love, Sierra💗

Posted by Sierra Nacole on June 15, 2022

I never met her, but knew her soul and spirit through Mom. I am so sorry for your loss

Posted by Candice Watts on June 15, 2022

My condolences to the family and friends during this difficult time. I’m going to miss you Ajah! It’s alright to go home, now that your work here is done. Fly high my sweet angel.🕊 Gone too soon….💜

Posted by Dorothy S. Gaymon on June 15, 2022

My condolences to the family and friends during this difficult time. I’m going to miss you Ajah! It’s alright to go home, now that your work here is done. Fly high my sweet angel.🕊 Gone too soon….💜

Posted by Dorothy S. Gaymon on June 15, 2022

My condolences to the family and friends during this difficult time. I’m going to miss you Ajah! It’s alright to go home, now that your work here is done. Fly high my sweet angel.🕊 Gone too soon….💜

Posted by Dorothy S. Gaymon on June 15, 2022

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