We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at F. B. Pratt & Son Funeral Home
Ms. Ja'Lisa La'Kea Swittenburg was born December 17, 1993 in Newberry, South Carolina to Mattie Swindler Swittenburg and the late Rufus Eugene Swittenburg, Sr. She passed away on Friday, July 29, 2022 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.
JaLisa received her education from Newberry High School and graduated in 2012. She was also a member of the Mt Hebron A.M.E. Church whereas she was on the Youth Choir under the leadership of Rev. Reginald Morton.
“Kea”, as she was affectionately called by many never stopped smiling. Her smile was not only contagious but taught us all the true meaning of love. She stayed positive and loved to tell everyone, “I got this”. Kea’s spirit touched many adults but most of all the children raised up around her. She taught them to have fun, love and most of all to stay positive.
She leaves to cherish her memory her mother Mattie Elizabeth Swindler Swittenburg, her brothers Derrick Swindler and Rufus E. Swittenburg Jr. (Tresa Wright), two God sisters, Ashanti and Asha Hunter, Godson, Jordyn Price, two God mothers, Sharon Hunter and Christy Wise and two nieces, Kamajah Caldwell and London Swittenburg. In addition she leaves behind a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, August 5, 2022 at 1:00 PM at the Fred B. Pratt Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in Mt. Hebron AME Church cemetery. Public viewing will be on Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Fred B. Pratt Memorial Chapel. A mask or face covering is required to enter the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to: Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., 2121 K Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20037.