On June 12th 1988, Kena Janaee Clegg was born to Denna Renaee Clegg and
Arnold “Lamont” Rose.
She grew up in Malvern, AR, where she attended Malvern Public School
District. In high school, Kena was apart of the Malvern Leopard Marching
Band, playing the clarinet alongside her bandmates. She graduated with
Malvern High Schools Class of 2006. After high school, Kena attended
Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR. Kena’s dream was to one
day become a Physical Therapist.
As a child, Kena had a bubbly personality with an infectious smile, a
love for laughter and being in the company of her family and close
friends. She never met a stranger and was a light to all those she come
across. As a teenager, Kena worked at Family Market, where you could
catch her bright and big smile checking you out at the register. She had
a heart for children which lead to her working in childcare at First
Step and then Malvern Christian Academy. Up until her passing, Kena was
employed as a Customer Service Representative at Sykes Corporation in
Kena attended Calvary Church of God in Christ since birth and joined the
body of Christ by making Jesus her Lord and Savior in the year of 2012.
She participated in Choir, Praise Dance Ministry, Sunday School, and
Vacation Bible School.
Kena is proceeded in death by her Great-Grand Mothers, Deola Marshall
and Estelle Clegg, Grandmothers, Francis E. Hudson and Willie Dean
“June” Clegg, Grandfather Eddie Houston Clegg, two aunts that she
loved dearly, Dewanna Clegg Clayton and Sondra Clegg.
On August 11th 2012, Kena gave birth to her first biggest blessing,
Keiden Andre Douglas. She enjoyed expressing her love for Keiden in many
ways, especially through pictures. Who knew that later on Kena would get
the surprise of her life when she found out she was expecting twin boys.
Mason Neal Clegg and Maddox Dean Clegg were born on July 7th 2019. With
two additional boys, Kena kept her love for pictures flowing, sharing
the life of herself and all three children to the world through photos,
all throughout each day, on all social media outlets.
With a loving memory left to cherish, Kena Janaee leaves behind her
precious boys, Keiden Andre “Kebow”, Mason Neal “May May”,
Maddox Dean “Bugs”; her parents, Denna Clegg-Newton (Anthony) of
Benton, AR and Arnold “Lamont” Rose(Carla) of Dallas, TX; Four
sisters, Brittany Paxton, Marquisha Moss, Tiara Rose and Destinie Moss;
Three brothers, Jashun, Jamarion and MJ; Godparents, Stephen Booth and
Synthia Littleton-Simpson; Host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Kena will truly be missed for her big warm smile, daily phone calls and
random FaceTimes, encouraging words, kind heart, loving spirit and
loyalty. There was no doubt that she loved her family and friends,
especially her children.
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