Jakari Dent

Alton | Friday, March 11 2016

Jakari Amir Dent was born July 29, 2005 in Alton, IL to Toni Baskin and Walter Dent, III.  He was a fifth grade student at East Elementary School.  He occasionally attended church with his sister My’Iahna at Bread of Life Fellowship Church.

Kari, as was he affectionately called, accomplished: Living, Loving, and Caring! His pass time consisted of: spending a lot time with family, playing video games, sleep overs with his cousins, swimming, riding bikes, playing sports, and traveling.  He was very exceptional, and was known for helping others. 

On March 11, 2016 at 5:57 p.m. at St. Louis Children’s Hospital with his family at his side, Jakari received eternal rest. 

Left to celebrate precious memories: Loving Mother, Toni Baskin of Alton; Devoted Father, Walter Dent, III of Alton; 4 siblings, Michael Wilson, Walter Lee Dent, IV, Shaniah Dent, and My’Iahna Dent; Maternal grandparents, Albert (Debra) Wagner of Alton, and Samuel L. Baskin of Alton; Paternal Grandparents, Veronica Marshall of Alton, Walter Lee Dent, Jr. of St. Louis, Mo; maternal great grandmother, Sarah Bell Taylor; Paternal Great Grandmothers, Hazel Dent and Loise Marshall; and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins, whom he loved and they loved him dearly.

Home going celebration will convene Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Deliverance Temple Complex Church of God in Christ.  Dr. Gregory L. Harrison will officiate.  Cremation rites accorded. Guest registry and condolences are available at:

Obit Provided By:
Harrison Funeral Chapel

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