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1981 Ms. 2016

Ms. Carisa Duru

September 21, 1981 — October 20, 2016

ON SEPTEMBER 21, 1981 INNOCENCE C. AND ROSEMARY LAWRENCE DURU WERE BLESSED WITH A BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL…SHE WAS NAMED CARISA DEANDRA DURU. SHE ACCEPTED CHRIST AT AN EARLY AGE AND BECAME A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST FAITH.   SEEM LIKE THE YEARS PASSED BY SO QUICKLY AS SHE ATTENDED SCHOOL…LINCOLN MAGNET ELEMENTARY, HIGHLAND MAGNET MIDDLE SCHOOL, DOUGHERTY COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL.  SHE WAS NAMED WHOSE WHO AMONG AMERICA’S HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS; SHE RECEIVED A PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP; SHE ATTENDED THE HCOP SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM AT PAYNE COLLEGE, AUGUSTA, GA; UPON GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL SHE ATTENDED ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY GRADUATING CUM LAUDE WITH A MAJOR IN BIOLOGY. SHE ATTENDED THE RESEARCH APPRENTICE  PROGRAM AT THE MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GEORGIA, AUGUSTA, GA. DURING THE SUMMER.  SHE PURSUED HER GRADUATE STUDY AT THE MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GEORGIA IN AUGUSTA, GEORGIA, MAJORING IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY.  SHE ATTENDED ATLANTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE MAJORING IN COSMETOLOGY.

SHE LEAVES TO CHERISH HER MEMORIES HER FATHER INNOCENT C. DURU OF HOUSTON, TEXAS; HER MOTHER ROSEMARY LAWRENCE DURU OF ALBANY, GA; TWO BROTHERS, LANCE DURU OF DALLAS, TEXAS; KENNEDY DURU OF HOUSTON, TEXAS.  THREE SISTERS JENNIFER DURU, BEVERLY DURU AND LESLIE DURU ALL OF HOUSTON, TEXAS. GRANDMOTHER EARNESTINE LAWRENCE, ALBANY, GA; HER AUNTS NADEAN AND SANDRA LAWRENCE OF ALBANY, GA; UNCLE NAPOLEON JACKSON (MELVA) OF BACONTON, GA; HER CLOSEST COUSIN JERI MICHELLE JACKSON (BABYCAKES).  TWO ADOPTIVE AUNTS BRENDA JACKSON, AUGUSTA, GA; ELLA COX WILLIAMSBURG, VA.  HER TWO BEST FRIENDS...DR KAJUANA FARREY, ALBANY, GEORGIA;  AND WILJEANA JACKSON-GLOVER, BOSTON MASSCHUSETTS. A HOST OF WONDERFUL RELATIVES AND FRIENDS.

CARISA WAS TRULY BLESSED WITH AWESOME TALENTS AND DID ENJOY HER LIFE FULLY…SHE SANG IN CONCERT AT CARNEGIE HALL, NEW YORK; SHE TRAVELED WITH MUSIC ARTIST INDIE ARIE; SHE TRAVELED  ABROAD TO CHINA, AFRICA, AND ITALY. CARISA WAS A PROFESSIONAL MAKE-UP ARTIST, SHE MADE MOST OF HER JEWELRY AND WAS SIMPLY A TRUE STYLIST WITH HAIR.  SHE WAS A MEMBER OF ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA; AND A MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF THE EASTERN STARS.  HER LIFE ACCOMPLISHMENTS WERE DEFINITELY INCREDIBLE.  SHE WAS EMPLOYED AS A PHARMACEUTICAL REPRESENTATIVE IN ATLANTA, GA.


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