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Zykeara B. McKnight Barnes


Sunrise: September 18, 2005

Sunset: January 11, 2021

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved “Keara”. Zy’keara Barnes passed away on January 10,2021 due to a tragic car accident. She was born September 18, 2005 to Shawanna Mcknight (mother) Akil Barnes (father) in Norfolk, Virginia.

Zy’keara was full of life. She loved dancing and listening to music. She would always come to me and say “listen ma, you gon like it, I promise”, next thing I know she’s dancing and having a good time. No matter where she was, you knew Zykeara was there, her goofy laugh was contagious. Her style was unique. Her heart was pure and her love was loyal.

Zy’keara played basketball for Lake Taylor High school in her 9th grade year.Her position was center, she tried her hardest every game, she was so proud of herself to have made it threw and completed a season of Basketball, because she always wanted to play. Then as soon the game was over, she would say” Ma, I need my hair done”. That is who she was Smart, Loyal, Goofy, Stylish and Full of life!

Zy’keara was predeceased by her oldest brother Ty’Keeyon Robinson(paternal side), and her uncle Anthony Barnes Jr.(paternal side) She is survived by her mother Shawanna Mcknight. Her fathers Akil Barnes and Derrick Walker. Her grandparents Anthony Barnes and Marilyn Barnes (paternal side) Her NaNa Tonya Fernandez (maternal side) Her siblings on her Maturnal side Shani Walker (little sister) Derrick Walker Jr”Her Popa”(little brother) Her sibling from her Paternal side Shaniya Robinson(the best big sister ever!) Her nieces (Paternal side) Ke’Mya Robinson and Ta’Kyla Robinson “her Boontnuk” Her aunts (maternal side) Latasha Beall, Donyetta Beall, Tyishunda Beall, Sarina Jones and Tia Jones. Her uncles (maternal side) Markell Mcknight, Willie Mcknight Jr, and Winfred Evans.With a slew of cousins from both sides, and leaving many friends.

Viewing Saturday, January 23, 2021 1:00pm - 5:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Sunday, January 24, 2021 2:15pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Riverside Cemetery 1000 E. Indian River Road Norfolk, VA 23523 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    jackie jones says

    I’d like to get my condolences to the entire barnes family may God continue watching over you through your trials and tribulations rest in peace baby k. Love Mrs. Jackie

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    valerie Stancil says

    Shawanna,I am so deeply sorry for your loss…I pray that God will continue to comfort and strengthen you and your family…I remember her helping me decorate the tables for Sarina and Elzie’s reception and we were joking and having fun…She had such a sweet and bubbly spirit!…she will truly be missed..Just know that we love you and we are here for you….Love you sweetie….. Miss Valerie Stancil

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    Tanya Wiker says

    To the family of Zykeara Barnes,

    I am sending love, light and prayers. Zykeara was a beacon of sunshine on some of the darkest days for me. Her individuality, fun nature and her brilliance always impressed me. I am so proud to have been her teacher. It is students like you that make teaching worth it.

    You will be greatly missed by many, may your memory live in the hearts of all whom love you and all who were blessed to even know you.

    Rest In heaven beautiful soul.
    ?Mrs. Wiker

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    Patrice Smith says

    Sorry for lost from my grandtwins who loved her dearly we didnt live out diggs park anymore but we are truly sorry and have love for her and family from patrice smith Deasia smith and Daruis smith

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      Gusherea Daniels says

      Im so sorry I will miss you and I love you so much baby R.I.P

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        Gusherea Daniels says

        R.I.P baby k

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    Miss Kim says

    RIP Angel!!?

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      Gusherea Daniels says

      That was my best friend now she is gone from me what do I suppose to do now causes longliveKeara

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    Ms.Hall says

    RIP Keara

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    Jaqua chatmon says

    LLbk forever in our hearts?

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    Joe Wright says

    I’m so hurt i never thought in my life you would be gone Keara every time i looked at you i smiled ks you was somebody that could make my day jus by your appearence and presence but im jus disappointed in myself that i couldn’t be there but ima come sit with you soon and i hope im with u sooner you was my dawg we both knew that wats understood ain’t gotta be explained its jus crazy that it had to be you smh i love you keara #LLBABYK

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    Gusherea Daniels says

    Mann, I can’t sleep cause my best friend was gone I think about her in my dream every day and I cry in my sleep like that is so crazy that she Gone from me we do I suppose to do because my heart is gone she was my soul and my heart like was going to the same school together like that hurt me bad because my best friend go cry LLBK and love you so much

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    Billy Cook says

    I am so sorry to hear about Zykeara’s passing away. I was her 9th grade math teacher last year at Lake Taylor. We had a good teacher-student relationship from the start. I was tough on my students but they knew that I loved them. She was no different. I often told her that my “the last time I fought a girl was the 3rd grade, and she beat me up…don’t make me have to fight again to get you to do your work!” I switched up the grade every time I told the story and Zykeara was quick to tell me, “Mr. Cook, you said it was the 5th grade last time…” She was moved from my class for a scheduling issue but would often come by and tell me she missed my class and give me a hug! I miss that young lady…my heart ache to think that such a promising young lady is gone from this world…God’s Peace and Comfort for the entire family!

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    Jaqua chatmon says

    Hey Keara been thinking about you heavily lately you was always bright and full of joy I miss walking In the hallways at school it’s always gonna be LLBK ain’t gone change??

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