Jamyle Otis BellFebruary 12, 1980 ~ December 9, 2017 (age 37)
Jamyle Otis Bell, born February 12, 1980 to the union of Janet Mercedes Massenberg Jackson whom preceded him in death and Otis Bell in Glendale Arizona. Jamyle was one of three siblings. Karl Whitner and Esperanza Catalina (DeDe) Jackson.
Jamyle was educated within the Glendale Public School District, whereupon he excelled in sports & academics. One could say Jamyle had the Midas Touch. Everything he touched turned to gold. Early in his life he displayed great artistic abilities in drawing & painting. Academically, he remained on the honor roll and received many praises and accolades in the sports arena. Jamyle was featured in a local newspaper article and a Television program highlighting his many accomplishments including training for the Olympics in track & basketball.
Jamyle met his wife Tasha Thomas. while they were just teenagers. Later marrying and to that union three daughters were born Jaliyah, Tanyah & Jamyla Bell.
Jamyle relationship with Vanessa Heredia produced the birth of Jazlyn Janet, Elias Anthony, Isaiah Mylez & Jamyle Otis Bell Jr. Step sons Jojo & Elijah were treated as though they were his sons.
Jamyle encountered many highs and lows in his lifetime and during a crucial time in his life joined the Muslim faith.
Jamyle is survived by brother, Karl Islam Whitner, Esperanza Torres, Sister, Esperanza Catalina (DeDe) Jackson. Stepdad, Donald Jackson, Aunt, Yvonne Massenberg Sebree of Detroit MI, seven brothers in law, two sisters in law, mother & father in law Johnny & Sheila Thomas & a host of many cousins & friends.