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.