On March 1, 2015, a beautiful, bouncing baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert and La'Quinta Berry II.
She was a true bundle of joy and they named her, Ai'Layah “LayLay” Shanelle Berry. Ai’Layah was the life of the party everywhere she went. She could light up any room with her bright smile and distinctive laugh.
LayLay enjoyed watching, Paw Patrol, Doc McStuffins, and The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on television. She loved to eat, dance, and spend time with her parents, grandparents, other family and friends.
Heaven gained the ultimate reward when Ai'Layah gained her wings on Friday, November 10, 2017. God gained a sweet angel that meant the world to so many. Ai’Layah Berry will truly be missed. She is joined in heaven by; her grandfather, Elder J.W. Owens and her great-grandparents, Jerry Langley and Dorothy McCrae.
Those left to cherish her memories include: her father and mother; Robert and La’Quinta Berry II of Arkadelphia, one sister; Ai’Yannah Berry of Arkadelphia,her grandparents; Rosie Owens of Arkadelphia, Donna and Lee Murphy of Camden, and Robert Berry Sr. of Antioch, Calif., five uncles; Derick Owens of Arkadelphia, John (Cynthia) Owens, Trevion Berry and Sybhrain Berry all of Camden, and Nathan Owens of Conway, one aunt; Willie Jean Jackson of Lafayette, Calif., and a host of cousins, extended family and friends.
Services are under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home in Arkadelphia. Visitation will be Friday, November 17, 2017 from 12 noon - 7 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home. Family and friends hour will be from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Gennesaret Missionary Baptist Church where Rev. Hershall Williams is pastor. Superintendent LeRoy Williams is officiating and Elder Darryl Maxwell is the eulogist. Burial will be at Harmony Community Cemetery in Sparkman. All donations can be made online at www.gofundme.com/homegoing-for-ailayah-berry or Mitchell Funeral Home. The online guestbook is available to sign at www.mitchellfuneralservices.com.