Jaleashia Nicole “Lele” King was born December 28, 1997, to Sheila McCray and Gecoma King in Little Rock.
She attended Magnolia Public Schools and graduated in the year of 2016. Lele was involved in several activities while attending school. She had a love for singing in the choir. She spent extra time at school with Student Council, Drama Club and Upward Bound.
After graduating high school, Lele attended Southern Arkansas University where she was pursuing a degree in criminal justice. Although she was determined to get her degree, her health would not allow her to fulfill that dream. during her time in college, Jaleashia was employed with the Upward Bound program and was a member of Encore and BSA.
Lele was a member of the New Zion Baptist Church where she was given God's word through Reverend W.C. Tims, Pastor George Barnes and Pastor Dwayne Thompson. Lele had a love for Sunday school and was always upset when she had to miss going to class with her teacher and aunt, Patty Weaver. She was active in the youth and adult choir, and the praise dance team.
Lele wanted to spread her love for God not only at NZBC, but also at other churches being a member of OVM, Columbia District Choir and Juneteenth Choir.
Lele’s activities, while not attending church or school, was a joyous time for her. She spent her extra time with her cousins going to the movies, Greek shows, and visiting friends.
Lele was preceded in death by her step grandfather, Jessie Rankin; maternal great-grandparents, Willie and Vernell Ellis, and Ira and Louise Greer; paternal great grandparents, Welton and Kathryn Beasley; and maternal aunts, Patricia and Jackie McCray.
Lele leaves to cherish her memories her loving mother, Shelia McCray; father, Gecoma King; five brothers, Jamal McCray, Keon King, Ayden Smith, Cyson King, all of Magnolia, Kaiden Gibson of Little Rock; four sisters, Jalisa Jackson of TexARKana, Tanna Dunn of Magnolia, Rianna King of Little Rock, and Sha’Nequis King of Dallas; maternal grandmother, Ida Rankin of TexARKana; paternal grandfather, George Ford of Dallas; paternal grandmother, Kathy (Douglas) Martin of Waldo; three aunts, Patty Weaver of TEXarkana, Jessica (Stephen) Bailey of Magnolia, and Shatona King of Waldo; three uncles, Lewis D. McCray of Des Moines, IA, Darren (Shanquasha) Given of Cullen, LA, and Lewis J. (Kisha) Beal of Nash, TX; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.
Lele also leaves Justin Gray (special friend), Ieshia Rankin (special cousin), Rosie Biley, Peggy (Nana) Morris, and Clifton Gantt (loving friend), and Latren Took (godmother).
Graveside celebration of life services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Kings Hill Cemetery in Magnolia under the direction of R.L. Reed Funeral Home. Eulogist will be Rev. DeWayne Thompson.
Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Friday, April 2 at R.L. Reed Funeral Home.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is required to wear a mask while attending visitation and the service.