Balewa O. Hendy Jr.
August 28, 1998 – February 20, 2023
Balewa Osei Hendy Jr. passed away on Monday, February 20, 2023, at the age of 24.
Balewa was born in Richmond, Virginia on August 28, 1998, his maternal grandmother’s 33rd birthday. He was the only son of Balewa Osei Hendy Sr. and Amanda Elaine Isaacs.
Balewa was an amazing person with the most contagious smile. He developed a love of music and sports at an early age. He played T-ball and football as a child and produced his own music as a teen. Balewa found his true passion of life in high school when he began barbering. He graduated from Henrico High School in 2016 with his Virginia Barbering Certification from Hermitage Tech Center. Balewa pursued this passion up until his untimely death.
Balewa was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandmother (Hilda Elaine Isaacs), his maternal great-grandfather (John Lewis Schools Jr), his maternal grandmother (Tammy Elaine Sparks), his paternal grandfather (Irwin Arthur Hendy), and his father (Balewa Osei Hendy Sr.).
Balewa is survived by his mother and her fiance (Amanda Isaacs and Cory Robinson), paternal grandmother (Virginia Denese Carthens), aunts (Nicole Juarez, Ayana Gustus, and Aneka Hendy), uncle (Christopher Fields), brother (Marquis Jones), sister (Chloe Belle Cook), life partner (Dayana Degand), step-children (Benjamin Craig Philippe Reason and Jordan Craig Reason), his beautiful daughter (Elizabeth Aurora Blaire Khlorealis Hendy), a host of cousins, extended family and friends.
A viewing will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2023, with a funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294. A Celebration of Life will follow at the home of Nicole & Blas Juarez. The address will be provided at the funeral.
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Our hearts are heavy. You didn’t deserve this! There was nothing in your personality that warranted such a senseless fatality…..
GONE TOO SOON!
WE WILL FOREVER KEEP YOU IN OUR HEARTS AND MEMORY. YOU ARE ALREADY “MISSED BEYOND WORDS”. YES, WE LOVED YOU BUT GOD LOVED YOU BEST! MAY YOU REST IN HOLY PEACE WITH OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST….AMEN
LOVE, YOUR GRANDMA…..
We are so sorry for you loss and our deepest condolences go out to you and the family.
Greetings, Denise. I continue to pray for the comfort of you & your family’s heart during this difficult time. Sending love & light to you all. I love you. Blessings
Dear Amanda and Family:
I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Balewa. Your family always has and always will feel like a part of my family and I cannot imagine the grief that you must be going through during this time. My prayers are with you and everyone that Balewa touched in his life. I pray that you are surrounded by love, comfort and precious happy memories. I miss you and Nikki and love you both.
Temeka Reaves aka Mimi (Woody)
Condolences To The Entire Family From Greg & Gina X & Family. Much Love Always Virginia ❤️
Nneka and Ayana,
Our condolences to you and your families. I pray God brings you the comfort and the courage to face the days ahead. And also happy memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Prayers and Love,
Melissa and Dwayne Hicks
We love you Virginia and Herman! Our prayers are with you both, your family and friends. Peace be with Balewa, you, and your loved ones. In Jesus name, we pray, Amen.
Virgina and family I send my sincerest condolences and pray that GOD gives each of you the strength, courage, and uplifting at this time. Although I never met Balewa Jr. I was honored and blessed to speak with him. He will never be forgotten. May he Rest In Peace
Virginia and Family, I’m sending my heartfelt condolences to you, and prayers of comfort and peace on the loss of Balewa Jr. May your Grandson Balewa Jr rest in eternal peace in the Light of God’s Love.
Our deepest condolences Virginia to you and your family. We Love you and are thier with you in Spirit. God Bless you All. A’SHE💙🙏💙
Shawn M LeGare
My heartfelt condolences to you Virginia and your family. Love you and we are all here in spirit🕊.
To Virgina when tragic like this happens you don’t know what to say to help you with the pain that you , your grandsons Mom and family are feeling right now. I know I love you and Herman so much. My heart goes out to you.and your family. You have my sincere condolences. I’m always just a phone call away if you ever need me.