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Heniya A. Fox

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

We will never understand,
We will never understand why you were chosen, such a
vibrant soul, whose confidence radiates any room
entered. We will never forget June 5, 2021, when the
unfortunate situation transpired, the situation to led to
you never being the same the situation that ultimate took
you away from us….

HENIYA. FOX (“Niya”), a born leader, a sought-after
friend, the life of room, the tell it like it is, the “I’m
going to be somebody” – these are attributes of my dear
niece. Niya was fierce in her confidence and bold to
defend what she believed and the people she loved.

She was opinionated and enjoyed having meaningful
conversations. If the thought was in her head, it came out
of her mouth. Her motto in life was “I am going to be
somebody”. Niya was a people person and was able to
have conversations with anyone she encountered.

She gave the best advice and when moved by the Spirit
of God, she would often speak directly into your life
without knowing your situation. When she was in your
presence, there was never a dull moment. Niya loved to
dance. She enjoyed singing, even though that was not her
strong gift. Most of all, Niya loved God and her family.

Niya, the beloved daughter of Stacy Coleman and Henry
Fox, came into this world on October 8, 2009, at the St.
Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh, New York. She attended
Gidney Avenue Elementary School and graduated to
Heritage Junior High School in New Windsor, New York.

Niya was very creative and enjoyed writing and science.
She enjoyed going to church and was a member of the
New Day Tabernacle in her younger years and
International Church of Christ in her later years.

Niya transitioned earth to be with her heavenly father, on
April 27, 2024. She will be greatly missed. Proceeding her
in death are her sister Sihara McKinnon, brothers:
Khavon and Khalon Mckinnon, Uncles: Peter
Coleman and Preston Travis. Great-aunt: Winky Travis.

She is survived by siblings: Sariya Coleman, Kevin McKinnon, Rayshawn
Reynolds, Sa’fiya Ali Amina Gonzalez, Adarius Fox, Zydarian Stewart,
Hariya and Maliya Fox. Aunts: Sashauna Mathis, Shantalee Budwah, Dekeeda
Lewis and Essence Fox. Uncles: Hardcor Coleman, Jovante and David Brown,
Ngunda Wali, Dejiore and Dejione Fox. Grandparents: Devanney and George
Calloway, Junior and Sheila Coleman, Tanya Travis and Henry Lee Fox Jr.
Grandaunts: Delreta Billips and Cynthia Morgan and Granduncle, Thomas
Coleman. Great-Grandparent: Arthur Morgan. Stepfather: Rayshawn Reynolds.
Cousins: Shamari, David, Sky, Malique, Kai, Taleah, Kenslie and a host of other
family and friends


May 4
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Newburgh, NY 12550 United States
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