Julissiya Demetri "JuJu" Pope, age 3 of Springfield, went to be with the Lord hand in hand with her siblings on December 12, 2016.
Julissiya was born on January 4, 2013 to her parents Julion Pope and Brittany Crayton. She is known as the "I Love You" child. It didn't matter if it had been two days or two minutes she would tell you she loved you. Julissiya was a daddy's girl and looked forward to seeing her big sister Keaja on the weekends. She enjoyed watching Par Patrol, dressing up with Briana and Coloring. When the weather permitted you could find Julissiya driving around the yard, in her battery powered red car listening to her favorite song "JuJu on the Beat", and being chased by her two younger siblings. She was excited about starting school this coming fall and looked forward to getting on the bus like the big kids. Julissiya also enjoied going to church on Sundays with Briana at SouthHaven Baptist Church. "Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to them."-Matthew 19:14
They were preceded in death by grandparents, Theodore Suggs, Demetris Pope Kendrick and Patty Cunningham; great-grandparents, Florine Pope, O'Neal Williams and Ted Johnson; great uncles, Rev. James Johnson, Harold Johnson and James Pope.
Left to cherish their memory are parents, Brittany Crayton and Julion Pope; her siblings, Brantavius Lewis, Keaja Pope and Byron Crayton; grandfather, Paul Kendrick; great-grandparents, Barbara and Joe Robinson; aunts, Molly Pope, Tesha Suggs, Lawanda Pope, Sha'la Traughber, Elesho Turner; great aunts and uncles, Candy Pope, Robin Pope, Ivory "Ike" Pope; and a host of cousins aunts, uncles and friends. A Life Celebration Service will be held on Saturday, December 17th at 2:00 P.M. at Springfield Baptist Church, interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church from 11:00 A.M. until service time.
A Life Celebration Service will be held on Saturday, December 17th at 2:00 P.M. at Springfield Baptist Church, interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church from 11:00 A.M. until service time. Arrangements Entrusted To: Springfield Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home (615)384-5437 www.springfieldfh.com