Kyjana Oshea Vashawn Gardner was born July 11, 1992 to Ernest Gardner and Dilisa Townsend.
He is survived by his brothers Kyshea Townsend and Kyares Townsend. Grandmother, Francine Winfred. Aunts, Melissa Watson (Latarice), Nicole Moen, Chante Griggs, Shalea Griggs, Cisley Barksdale (William). Uncle, Marlon Person. Dear friends Glen Turner, Jr, Bryan McElroy, and Cecil Pourner. He leaves behind his cousins, Jeff Brandon, Jr, Jaylin Clark, Janiya Watson, Denver Watson, CiAndre Johnson-Lollar, CiAra Johnson-Lollar, Curless Lollar-Johnson, CiRaia Lollar-Johnson, Brianna Moen, Isaiah Griggs, Sidney Griggs, Jeremiah Holmes, Josiah Johnson, Jordan Johnson, William Barksdale II, Nakia Person, DAndre Person, Jayden Person, and Anthony Person. Godparents: Glen Turner, Sr, and Deirdre Whisenant. Plus a host of family and friends. He was proceeded in death by his grandfather, Willie Frank Townsend and aunt, Alicia Johnson-Lollar.
Kyjana was a graduate of Kenmore High School where he was part of the Madrigals show choir. He was an avid video game player to the point of watching people play on YouTube. He was always good to wear a graphic T and jogging pants. Mr. Comfort himself.
His light shown for 29 years. The world is a little less bright without him. I pray you are able to take Kyjana as a model of the power of a smile.
There will be a celebration of life for Kyjana on Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 6 pm to 8 pm at 215 East Waterloo Road, Akron, Ohio, 44319. All cards can be sent to: 714 Longview Ave, Akron, Ohio 44307.