Ja’Len De’Andre Lindsey, born January 31, 2001 in Fayetteville, North Carolina at Cape Fear Valley Hospital to Rodney Swain, Sr. and Tanesha Lindsey.
He graduated from North Side High School in 2019. Ja’Len was part of the high school’s musicals. He was a dancer, Powder Puff Coach, and the Class of 2019 Comedian. He had fun with his friends, which is too many to mention. He loved being with his family.
Ja’Len reached many people and caused giggles and laughter, even during his employment journey. He was multi-talented when it came to working. He worked for his uncle, Mike Rogers at 1st Choice Tents, Subway (Goshen Road), Crazy Pinz, Landscaping, and recently Nelson’s Packaging in Lima, Ohio.
Ja’Len was the “Family Entertainer”. His alias names explain it: Rico Santana’, J. Swinn, Carl (from Shameless). He always wanted to make his mommy proud.
Ja’Len’s last curtain call of his life was on Sunday, June 5, 2020 and is greatly missed by his family and friends.
He lives to cherish his memories; his mother, Tanesha (Donald) Davis of Fort Wayne, IN; father, Rodney (Kathy) Swain, Sr. of Fort Worth, TX; grandparents, Alfredo McHaney and Patricia Davis, both of Fort Wayne, IN; siblings, Khamari Swain of Fayetteville, NC, Jer’Von Lindsey of Indianapolis, IN, Rodney Swain, Jr., Latricia White, Kionney Swain, Jazmyne Fultz, Breonna Davis and Dondrea Davis all of Fort Wayne, IN; aunts and uncles, Alfredo (Sandra) Lindsey of Indianapolis, IN; Charlie Swain, Jr., Deondra Belcher, Nikita Lindsey, Steve Davis, Shalondra (Scott) Clark, Ty Davis, Shondra Davis, Tasha Davis, Denial Cannon, Carmen Swain and Reece Rogers all of Fort Wayne, IN; a special aunt, Mary “Katie” (Tori) Pope of Fort Wayne, IN; nephew, Aereon Haralson of Fort Wayne, IN; and a host of great aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Charlie and Joyce Swain, Sr.; maternal grandmother, Cynthia Lindsey and maternal great-grandmother, Jimmie Mae Rowan.
Jalen will be laid to rest next to his maternal grandmother Cynthia Lindsey in Lindenwood Cemetery.
Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be in place and face masks will be required.
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