Obituary for Jai’Areria Whitsell


Obituary for Jai’Areria Whitsell


Jai’Areria Whitsell, affectionately called “Pink,” age 15, made her transition into eternal rest on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 5:00 am while surrounded by her loving brother and sister. She was born on March 23, 2004, in Madisonville, Kentucky to the union of Eulan Rhenea Allison (deceased) and John Whitsell.

Jai’Areria was truly dedicated to trying to meet all her health goals. She also participated in the Special Olympics where she was in the fishing game and where she competed in the wheelchair race, winning first place.

Jai’Areria attended Pride Elementary in Madisonville, KY where she was deeply loved. She also attended James Madison Middle School and graduated from Greenwood Leadership Academy with honors. She received the Dewey Moore Award and was the outstanding student of the year. This past year, she attended Harrison High School as a freshman.

Jai’Areria was preceded in death by her mother, Eulan Rhenea Allison, and her grandparents, John and Willie Dee Whitsell.

Jai’Areria leaves to cherish her memory her father, John W. Whitsell of Madisonville KY; two brothers: Jai’Arius “Jai” Allison of Evansville IN and Wesley “Wes” Noel of Madisonville KY; two sisters: Porchia “Mimi” Burroughs of Evansville IN, and Dezaree Stone Woodbey of Tucson AZ. She also leaves behind two best friends and a host of uncles, aunties, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services are Saturday, March 30, 2019, at 1:00 pm at Disciples of Christ Christian Worship Center, 552 E. Center Street in Madisonville, KY with Bishop Robert Garrard officiating. Visitation from 11:00 am until service time. Burial at Eastside Odd Fellows Cemetery in Madisonville. Arrangements entrusted to R. Mason Brothers Memorial Chapel. Condolences may be left at