Bynam ~ Kenyale Shan’ee Bynam also known as “Shorty” passed peacefully from this life the morning of August 18th, after a gradual decline in health. She was surrounded, supported, and comforted by her loving family and friends during the last days of her life. Kenyale was born in Columbus, Georgia but has resided in Jacksonville, Florida since 1992.
She was a beloved mother to three young Kings whom she described as her LIFE; Kenyale described motherhood as “the best accomplishment!” She described herself as follows, “I am a strong black educated woman that works hard as an awesome mother, to make sure my children shall never go without, that my children will always know their mother loves them unconditionally and will fight till the END.” Kenyale had a love and passion for music, mastering the clarinet, bass clarinet and violin. She danced through life to the beat of her own drum, she lived out loud, loved deeply and laughed often, with an unforgettable smile. Her transition to peace surpasses our earthly understanding.
Kenyale leaves the following to cherish her memory, her loving three Kings, Kendyll Goodman, Kristopher Feacher, and Justin Washington; the love of her life, LaTroy Washington; mother and father, Ren’ee and Derrick Cothron (Maurice Bynam); sisters, Keyira Smith (La’Tesha Smith), Sharae Mayze (goddaughter, Briana), and Kyndra Barrigher; uncle, Mike Henry; aunts, Mary Henry- Bennifield, Natasha Swaby, Sharina Jackson; godmother, Misty Bristol Kelly; a host of extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Sam L. “Big Daddy” Cothron Sr.
Celebration Service for Ms. Kenyale Shan’ee Bynam will be 12:00 PM Thursday, August 26, 2021, Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church, 5527 Redpoll Avenue. Visitation Wednesday from 5 – 7 PM at The Soutel Chapel. Because of the love of her family, arrangements entrusted to J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services, 5065 Soutel Dr, 904.924.9400.
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