Akyja Jamira Tuircuit was born to Ciera Kentrell Tuircuit and Lyndell Wilkens on August 23, 2005. On Saturday, June 11, 2022, God called His child home. Akyja departed this world and entered her new heavenly home.\n\nAkyja was born in LaPlace, LA and resided in Garyville with her grandparents, aunt, and cousins. Akyja also lived in LaPlace with her mother. She attended Garyville Mt. Airy Math & Science Magnet School, where she graduated Jr. High. Akyja continued her education at Stem Magnet School where she would have been a senior - Class of '23.\n\nAkyja was a loving daughter, granddaughter, cousin, niece, and friend. She found Christ on November 9, 2008, at Greater New Mt. Zion Baptist Church #2; where she was a Jr Usher. Akyja loved shopping online for clothes, purses, lashes, and wigs. She would hit the mall up every weekend just to shop at her favorite spot, "Bath and Body Works!" She enjoyed taking trips with her family and spending time with her friends.\n\nAkyja was excited when she got her first job at McDonalds then she went on to work at Chick-fil-A. Everyone knew her as a sweet, loving, friendly, and kind person with a good heart. Akyja joined the band in 2019 where she played the clarinet and the flute. She was a member of the National English honor society & Mu Alpha Math Club.\n\nAkyja is survived by her mother, Ciera Tuircuit; her father, Lyndell Wilkens; grandparents, Amanda & Tyrone Tuircuit, Mary Ann Pidegon; aunt, Ariel Tuircuit; cousins, Ja'Kyra & Ja'Kya Stirgus; one Godchild, Kvandell; three Godmothers, Ariel Duhe, Chirstina Myers, Tanya Nicholson; one Godfather, Rudolph Fleming; beloved friends, Paris, Keith, Jada, Kaelen, Elizabeth, Erianda and a host of uncles, aunts, and cousins. \n\nAkyja is preceded in death by her great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.\n\nThe family invites everyone to attend a visitation on Friday, June 24, 2022 at Treasures Of Life Center for Life Funeral Services at 315 East Airline Hwy. in Gramercy, LA from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at Greater New Mt. Zion Baptist Church #2, 105 Historic East in Garyville, LA on Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m with services celebrating Akyja's life immediatly following Saturday's visitation. Interment will be held at a later date.\n\n"May her soul Rest in Peace"\n\nHer final care has been entrusted to Treasures of Life Center for Life Funeral Services.\n\n"When someone you love becomes a memory that memory becomes a TREASURE"