Destynie LaKia Sebrell
Published 10:07 am Thursday, June 23, 2022
FRANKLIN – Destynie LaKia Sebrell was born on Dec. 26, 1998 to Jackita Walton and Adrian Sebrell in Franklin, Virginia. Destynie attended S.P. Morton Elementary School and J.P. King Middle School. During high school Destynie was a cheerleader and played tennis and was also dually enrolled at Franklin High and Paul D. Community College and graduated with honors and an associate degree in 2017. Destynie went on to further her education by attending Virginia Union where she received her bachelors of science in biology. She was currently enrolled in the nursing program at Camp Community College and was preparing to test to become a registered nurse.
Destynie was a true fashionista. Her classy sense of style was just an accent to her bold personality. Destynie lived everyday with purpose, passion and drive. Her love for fashion inspired her to create her own brand which, she called “A Touch of Destynie” and she personalized her own line of lip gloss and eyelashes. She always made sure she was rocking a fresh outfit of the day with shoes, hair, makeup and a handbag perfectly coordinated. Destynie’s was the definition of beauty and brains. At an early age Destynie was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anemia, but she always chose to live her life as a warrior and even when she struggled during a crisis she always fought through with a warrior mentality.
God saw fit to give Destynie rest from her courageous fight and reunited her with her baby brother, Markeelyn Walton and grandfather, Raymond Walton.
Destynie leaves to cherish her memory her mother, Jackita Ralph (Reggie Ralph); father, Adrian Sebrell; siblings, Ashlei Sebrell, Lawryn Santiago, Zacharias Taylor, Mariah Ralph, Londyn Goodwin. Her grandparents, Margaret Walton, Gwendolyn Sebrell (Dwight Whimper), Thomas Patterson (Myrtle Patterson) and JoAnne Ruffin (Charlie Ruffin). Her goddaughter, Taylor “T.T.” Douglas. A host of aunts, uncles other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 25, at 1 p.m. at Apostolic Faith Church of God General Assembly, 608 Oak Street in Franklin. Burial with be at Southview Cemetery in Franklin. Visitation will be on Friday, June 24 from 3 – 6 p.m. at T.E. Cooke-Overton Funeral Home, Inc., 405 Johnson Avenue in Suffolk.