A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc., 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Ja’Kim was born June 4, 1996 in Americus, Georgia to the parentage of Marlonessia Chevette Walker and James Merritt, Jr. He was educated in the public school system of Houston County. He graduated from Houston County High School in 2018.
Survivors are his parents, Marlonessia Chevette Walker, Warner Robins, Georgia and James Merritt, Jr.; siblings, Jarrod Walker, Warner Robins, Georgia, and Zynovia Merritt, McDonough, Georgia; grandmother, Lula Merritt, Americus, Georgia; aunts, Sonya Hubbard, Veronica Holston (Clifford), and Wyvette Lloyd all of Montezuma, Georgia, Jackie Merritt and Katrina Sloan both of Americus, Georgia; uncles, Darrin Simpson, Fort Valley, Georgia, John Walker, West Palm Beach, Florida, Ronald Simpson (Kesha), Marshallville, Georgia, and Terrence Walker, West Palm Beach Florida; godparents, Angela Brown, Cynthia Cromer and Timothy Felton all of Montezuma, Georgia; a host of cousins, other relatives and friends including three devoted friends, Angela Clark, Shaneka “Wee Wee” Thomas and Shantell Harris.