Age 30, of Indianapolis, Indiana, formerly of Lansing, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2011. Jabari was born on August 8, 1981. He was a 2000 graduate of Everett High School and a state of Indiana employee.
He leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his life: his loving and devoted wife of 7 years, Katrina; his parents, George Thornton and Sabrina Roper Thornton; brother, JaQuan Roper of Tampa, FL; grandfather, Gary Lee (Charlotte) Roper; aunt, Stacy Roper Jackson; and father and mother-in-law, Christopher and Theodora May. Jabari was preceded in death by his beloved grandmother, Janice French Roper.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 18, 2011 at Reachout Christian Center Church, 5628 Wise Rd., Lansing. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel on Thursday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. The casket will be open on Thursday at the funeral home and closed at the church on Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.