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.