Jahleel Emanuel Angus

December 20, 1995 ~ July 16, 2023 (age 27) 27 Years Old


On the beautiful 20th day of December 1995, in Brooklyn, NY, Jahleel Emanuel Angus, affectionately known as “Papa”, took his first look at the world. He was the firstborn of four children to Creola Portious.

As a product of a Christian home, Jahleel grew up in the church fellowshipping at Grace Seventh-Day Adventist Church before the family relocated to Virginia. He was educated in the Newport News School district, where he was frequently recognized in the Daily Press for honor roll distinction. 

Jahleel can best be remembered as very humble, gentle, compassionate, caring, committed to family, considerate, quiet, respectful, loving, and his mother's keeper. His favorite pastimes were his sneaker collection, listening to music, and, as described by his sisters, in earlier days, “playing with drumsticks, although he wasn’t very good.”  His determination and ability to warm our hearts are worth noting.  Whether in the role of son, nephew, brother, cousin, uncle, reliable and dear friend to others, Jahleel loved people and loved life. He lived it well by being helpful to others in any way possible. Jahleel was the very essence of compassion and love. 

After a sudden tragedy, on Sunday, July 16, 2023, God decided to give his beloved Jahleel sweet rest. We all give thanks for the life of this irreplaceable young man, of whom we are so proud.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Edmund Sr. and Victor.  Left to treasure forever his memories, his parents, Creola and Ronald Portious, Huburn Angus (Lakesha), James Weary; grandparents: Jean, Helen, and Carmin; siblings, Precious Diamond, Kayla, Unique, Camron, Jahied, Khijon, Cherish, Serenity, and Jaquazzi; nieces and nephews, Phoenix, Shanya, Sarai, Semaj, Rasim, Saniyah, Troi, and Sayiere; aunts and uncles, Geoffrey, Trevor Anthony, Edmund, Karis Onica, and Gayette; cousins, Jaylynn, Teon, Trevor Dillano, Jahmal, Trevor Trey, Karis Olivia, Precious Angel, Rihanna, Alan Michael, Aefricia, Kendera, Alan Michael II, Alicia Rosemary, Nola Rae, and Osei; and multitudes of other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

We will never forget that voice, that smile, and the rays of sunshine his life has brought to others. Rest peacefully, our beloved Jahleel, in the arms of Jesus. 

A service to celebrate Jahleel's life will be held at Noon, Saturday, July 29, 2023, at Whiting's Funeral Home, with Dr. Morris L. Randall Sr officiating.  Livestream will be available at the beginning of the service.  Interment to follow in Williamsburg Memorial Park. Mr. Angus may be viewed on Saturday beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home.

Professional services entrusted to the staff of Whiting's Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185 757-229-3011

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July 29, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Whiting's Funeral Home
7005 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Celebration of Life
July 29, 2023

12:00 PM
Whiting's Funeral Home
7005 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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