Batie, Amya

A'mya Alane Batie

August 10, 2002 - June 27, 2019

A’mya Alane Batie entered this world on August 10, 2002, bringing joy to her parents Marquita Alane Bass and Jerard Jermaine Batie. She was born in Kansas City, Kansas where she resided until her move to the Dallas area in 2012. From the beginning, she was full of love, light, and life. A’mya invited Jesus Christ into her life at the age of 11 and continued to grow in her faith as a young girl. She was quick to encourage and pray for anyone she encountered in need. At an early age, A’mya also discovered her talent for performance and took advantage of every opportunity available to her. She was a gifted gymnast, dedicated dancer, and high-spirited, competitive cheerleader.  

A’mya attended Robinson Middle School and Mansfield High School, before she later transferred to Allen High School. As an avid sneakerhead, A’mya sought out and collected many pairs of unique and eye-catching sneakers. She also took an interest in STEM-related subjects and planned to attend Prairie View A&M University on her journey to becoming a software engineer. A’mya was due to begin her senior year during the fall of 2019 and had recently accomplished one of her goals - to become an Allen High School Varsity Cheerleader. She was a friend to all, bringing out the best in others. She was simply one of the brightest souls to ever walk the planet. 

A’mya Batie left this earth on June 27, 2019 and leaves behind lots of loved ones. She is preceded in death by her paternal great-grandmother, Lily Anderson. She will be lovingly remembered by her parents, Marquita Bass (Reggie) and Jerard Batie; her brother, Reginald Daniels, Jr.; her maternal grandparents, Tanya Ashby-Smith and Marcus Bass; her paternal grandparents, Jaqueline and Bernard H. Batie; her maternal great-grandmother, Helen Davis; her maternal uncle, Marcus T. Bass; her paternal aunt and uncle, Tanika Batie and Bernard L. Batie; and a host of extended family and close friends.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday , July 6, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Allen, 201 E McDermott Drive, Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.  There will also be a visitation on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. held at the church.

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its been two years... I will never forget A'mya. Tomorrow will be marked on my calendar and will be a day of deep sadness and joy. As others have made obvious a beautiful soul was lost, however, living in the heavenly kingdom is unlike anything imaginable on Earth. I based with A'mya on JV at Allen and we had the best time. When we dressed up for our Halloween Game she made it very clear that she wanted to be a "cute gangster" (which our stunt group denied) but was more than happy to be the red M&M. We would laugh so hard during stunts we nearly dropped our flyer. I miss her dearly and pray for her soul often. My thoughts are continually with her parents, brother, and extended family. Love you sweet girl! Lydia, June 26, 2021 We miss you down here your smile & laugh was legendary fly high my love ~ 8
Delores, January 10, 2021
I miss you baby girl, continue to rest peacefully. Until we meet again.
Tashanna Fitzhugh, September 21, 2019 I love you so much baby - you were one of my best friends! We’ll meet again soon.
Shania Ingram, July 11, 2019 I loved mya so much, she was the sweetest and most caring person ever. I honestly am lost for this whole situation and I can’t even imagine how her family is feeling but if there’s anything I can say to uplift their spirits, they raised a beautiful, smart, caring young woman. We all lost someone we loved on 6/27 but God gained an angel.  LLM
Junior Dee, July 6, 2019 Marcus and family! I don’t have words to express my condolences and sympathy I’m feeling right now. Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you as you go through this sacred time. My heart aches with you! Love you and will be in touch when I return to the states! Eloise & family
Eloise Leslie & Family , July 6, 2019 My deepest condolences and prayers to Marcus and family for your sorrowful loss. May God wrap His arms around you and give you comfort and peace. God be with you today and always. Lovingly,
Deborah Fletcher, July 6, 2019 To the Batie family, I know times like this it seems confusing and you can't make sense out of losing such a beautiful young lady. I just want you to remember that during times like this God is near to you at your darkest hours. I know that A'maya spirit and soul is resting in the Lords arms. May he comfort and guide you during this time of loss. I love you guys.
Liz Tucker, July 6, 2019 A’mya. I truly miss you. You kept a smile on my face at shoe palace, and outside of work as well. I remember all the corny funny dances we would do together and then crack up right after. It was funnier and funnier every time. You brought me Joy, and happiness at work, and you are one of the realest young women that I ever met! I miss you, and you are loved. Give my Aunt Maxine in heaven a hug for me please, she’ll love you. Joshua Martin, July 6, 2019 I really miss you mya and you will forever be in my heart. Aria Fitzhugh , July 6, 2019 Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to you Bro. Bass and your family. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal but the Lord Jesus. Love leaves memories no one can steal. We are praying for your strength during this time. “For the Lord has comforted His people and will have compassion for His afflicted.” Isaiah 49:13
John & Marion Wyatt, July 5, 2019 Our hearts are heavy dear brother! We will continue to keep you and your daughter and family deep in our Prayers!!! WE LOVE YOU Dear Brother!!!
Dwight and Wanda Cain, July 5, 2019 I was hurt to hear about A'mya! The last time I saw her here in Kansas City, she came up into the sound booth. It was so good to see her, and that she remembered me. Such a pleasant young lady! My condolences to you and your family! Michael E. Wright, July 5, 2019 Fly high sweet A’mya, the entire Jaguar family will miss you forever.
Patty Reswik, July 5, 2019 We have watched you grow up over the years and you have always been so sweet. Such a beautiful young girl with a vibrant personality. Rest In Peace sweetheart. Love, The Messick Family: Brenden, Shaera, Alona & Little Brenden
Messick Family, July 5, 2019 Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they've shared and the love they brought into our lives!! My deepest sympathies and condolences during this difficult time. Freda Wallace , July 4, 2019 A’mya I love you forever, and I promise to do good for you!! I’ll never forget your beautiful smile... fly high princess.
Zoya Effanga, July 4, 2019
Hey princess, I know we didn’t hang out but the whole cheer season I got with you was enough. I love you and miss you soo much A’mya. You never stopped making me laugh or smile and giving me a huge boost of confidence! I’ll miss the funny stories you’d tell me in our dorm room and the late night talks we had. I’ll miss me trying to wake you up for camp in the morning and you constantly twerking and dancing at games and practice. Fly high beautiful,
Tiffney Aina, July 4, 2019 A’mya ... I’m still lost for words. I miss seeing you at the food court on my break time. I miss your hugs, your smile, your positive energy that lifted me up on a bad day. Even though you called me “big sis” I was always looking up to you because how could somebody maintain that beautiful smile on their face all day. There was never a dull moment.. Beautiful angel, watch over us. I love you baby girl, rest in paradise.
Mya , July 4, 2019 I love you girl so so so much. You made Allen high school hallways light up. You touched so many people's hearts and felt you did what He sent you here to do and then He called you home. Baby girl, may you Rest In Peace. Love, Alexas
Alexas Colton, July 4, 2019 I love you forever.  No matter how long we’ve not talked, you always put a smile on my face when we did.  Have to finish cheer my senior year for you.
Ari, July 3, 2019 My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My heart goes out to you. May God’s love give you peace that surpasses all understanding. Marquita Willis, July 3, 2019 This was one of my close friends, I’m still in shock that this happened. I miss her so much, every time we saw each other she called me “big sis“, I called her “little sis“. I wish her parents wouldn’t have to go through this. She was only 16, this world is so evil. Stop the gun violence. We need to come together as a community and put a end to this. A’mya Batie will forever be in my heart. LongLiveBabySis. Wait for me when I get up there baby sis.
Zakyia Harris, July 3, 2019 A’may you were such a loving sweet and beautiful soul. I’m glad I had the pleasure to meet you. You’ve touched so many people in positive ways. You will be missed tremendously. Rest peaceful sweet Angel. Katandra Williams, July 3, 2019 In all ups and downs you kept my head up and I kept yours up, you stood against my back and kept me up straight when I felt down. Even though I didn’t tell you the amount of true love I held for you I know you understood what bond we held. From anytime we got into it no matter how big the problem was we would be laughing and smiling minutes later. Everyday getting to see your smile, hear your laugh, being around your goofiness, and your vibe always made me appreciate your presence. My friend, my sister, my reason, my comfort. I will always cherish and remember the moments we shared together from the ups and downs. I love you baby sis. Zayteak McGhee, July 3, 2019 You will forever be in my heart Beautiful baby girl #LLM.
Tychrista , July 3, 2019 I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time; may you find peace and comfort knowing how much of an impact she had on others around her. Kathy Ward, July 3, 2019 A’mya brought so much joy to everyone around her she’ll surely be missed by many. Krista Thornley , July 3, 2019 Rest In Peace. Such a beautiful young lady. You surely will be missed. kelley bafford, July 3, 2019 Rest in Paradise A’mya Batie. You will be missed by many, and you will always be in my heart. Schaleela loves you!! Schaleea Waites, July 3, 2019 I love you endlessly, baby girl ? I promise I'm going to make you proud. You always had my back. You always made sure I was okay & I am forever grateful. I hope you know how beautiful you were. This is so hard to accept, Mya. Please watch over me. Fly high, my angel.
Erin Jackson , July 3, 2019
I don’t even know where to begin, Mya really changed my life for the better. I remember every morning before school walking up to our usual spot and seeing her and the other girls crowded around making some type of noise, laughing and smiling. Every time Mya spoke it was always something positive because that’s who she was. Every time we texted whether it was by ourselves or in the group chat, she was always cracking some joke. I love her like a sister and will always miss her.
Blessing Imoh, July 3, 2019 Praying for you & your family during this time. Ann L. Esters-Stevenson, July 3, 2019 Sometimes there just aren’t any answers—but God sees each tear, feels every hurt, understands our need to ask “why,” and because of His love for us, we can trust that in time His comfort and peace will come. We are thinking of and praying for you all! Trust in Him at all times...pour out your heart before Him...Psalm 62:8 We love you family!! Greg & Lisa Carr, July 3, 2019 A'mya, I am not sure where to start boo, but from the time I met you, you made my life amazing, you made me smile on days I was struggling and you remind me life is valuable and have fun every chance you get. There’s not a day that goes by that I’m not thinking of you sis, but I know you are in a better place and you're fulfilling all your dreams and wishes up there with God. I love you boo, you're an amazing woman.
Brooke wilson, July 3, 2019 I miss you so much baby, may your gentle soul rest in peace.
tope T, July 3, 2019
Nobody’s smile was as bright as A’mya's. She will be truly missed. Erin Milton, July 3, 2019 Amya was my best friend and like a sister to me, if you saw Amya at Mansfield you saw me with her or Aria. I am still in shock not going to lie. I know she’s in a better place. I love her so much and I pray everyday for her brother JR and her mom. I hope her perfect soul rests in peace.
Tope (T), July 3, 2019 May God strengthen your family and friends, and may they find comfort in their joyful memories of her. I will keep you all lifted in prayers. Trananda Graves, July 3, 2019 Words cannot express the heartache I feel that you’re no longer here and I’m still in disbelief that this happened to you. I always called you my Mya Pooh, my baby girl, my other daughter and now things will never be the same knowing you’ve moved on to your heavenly home. I love you and I will miss you dearly but rest assured we will meet again. Rest in love baby girl. Your body may be gone but your memories will live on through all of us who LOVES you.
Tashanna Fitzhugh, July 3, 2019
We are thinking of you during this difficult time. A'mya was such a beautiful, bright and talented young lady. Wandelka Creighton, July 3, 2019 Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am to hear about A'mya. My deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tammie Hall, July 3, 2019 Prayers for the family! A’mya touched so many lives, her kind heart and smile will never be forgotten. Cindy Gambil, July 3, 2019 I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers daily. Lenn Wetzel, July 3, 2019 My thoughts are prayers are with you and your family. I pray the love of God enfolds you during this difficult time. Jenni Mata, July 3, 2019 May A’mya’s soul find eternal peace. May God strengthen her family and friends, and may they find comfort in their joyful memories of her. Niké Aina, July 3, 2019 Words can not describe the pain and hurt you all are going through but always remember We will be praying for you all and God will get you through this.
Tina Williams , July 3, 2019 I love you my beautiful angel.
chalyse danielleperry, July 3, 2019 Words cannot express how sorry My family and I are for your loss. We never expect these tragedies in our lives but we have a God that will make things right again just trust and believe. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
Kenneth Thompkins, July 3, 2019 My heart is broken for the family. A beautiful spirit gone from this earth too soon. I am extremely sorry for your loss. I pray that God give you healing and comfort in your time of bereavement. Deon Whitten, July 3, 2019 I pray that you may have peace in the midst of your sorrow. I am so very sorry for the loss of your daughter. May the Lord comfort and keep you all! Tabitha Musgrove, July 2, 2019 You and your family are in my prayers. Ginger Montgomery, July 2, 2019 A young, vibrant life taken too soon. Prayers of comfort and peace for her family. A’mya was a kind and sweet student in my English II Pre-AP class when she first moved to Allen. I will remember her fondly. Angela Garwood, July 2, 2019 Sending up prayers for you and your family. Tina Harper, July 2, 2019 My precious baby, I didn’t get to make your casserole. I love you. We will miss you angel. Kirra Orr, July 2, 2019 Though our hearts are heavy, the memories of you will always get us through difficult times. Angel on earth now our angel up above.
Crystal Rigmaiden , July 2, 2019
Our hearts are forever broken. She will be a Jaguar forever. A’mya was such a wonderful, spirited leader. She will be greatly missed. Our hearts and prayers are with Tyna and the entire family. Rest easy beautiful A’mya. This season is for you.
Shannon and Shelby Jaguar Cheer, July 2, 2019 My thoughts and prayers are with you. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel.
Lakeisha Hall, July 2, 2019 My prayers are with you and your family. Gayla Cooper , July 2, 2019