Ms. Kealana Keal
Suddenly at the young age of 36, we lost a wonderful colleague on August 30th – Ms. Kealana Keal. She was the epitome of what it means to be an advocate for children. We treasure the times and laughter we shared. Wishing her family and friends Godspeed. We will never forget her and miss her awesomely already.
Please take a moment to share your memories of Kealana in the comments area below.
Kealana was a very loving young lady she always looked out for me pertaining to my health. I adored her and her eagerness and her love for the children. She was always concern about the babies and there health she gave of herself. She called me (momma Deen ) I loved that young lady. She had a beautiful ❣️
People tend to reflect on the “quanity vs quality”, well all I can say is, in the short time I’ve worked at the 63rd Street, I was always greeted with a smile & treated like family. I didn’t realize 8/26 was going to be my last time saying “good night and be safe going home”. However, when I came to work on 8/31, the office was silent, sad, and everyone was moving in slow motion. Unbeknown to me that God had called her home. So, in a short time people can make you feel happy and excited about starting a new job. It’s just sad that one of the 1st faces I met is no longer here .
Love you to death.. I wait for the sound of your keys in the mid afternoon.. or the sound of your voice to say don’t come in my office bossing me around.. we set for hours late nights doing medication talking about the day… The one thing I’m going to miss is how you kept it real with me and always told me the truth about myself…. your favorite line is I’m not worried about you cause you got this and than would say alright get out my office I got work to do… you always knew if I was bothered by something.. Thanks for always having my back..
You crushed me into pieces when you left so suddenly. I remember staying up all night just simply discussing our plans for travel, or what the meals that I would prepare. It’s enough memories of you and I to last a lifetime, I love you forever as we call each other sis 🙂
I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Kealana for the past 6 years who I affectionately called “hey beautiful” and
she was truly a gem. Ms. K was very compassionate about the youth we work with and very thorough when it came to business practices and resources for our youth. Ms. K was available to help you no matter what your position was if you asked and she preferred you ask if you didn’t know, it was part of her thoroughness. Ms. K always treated me with the utmost respect as her elder and even if I fell short at work, she was always gentle with me although I better had got what was needed done. Ms. K was a no nonsense person when came to the business of our youth. Not to mention she had a great sense of humor and I would always talk about how fly of a dresser she was and I used be just like her when I was young, she thought I was hilarious because I would sing all the hip hop songs that the youth knew. I’m writing these remarks with my eyes full of tears and a heavy heart. I will truly miss our time of laughter, out times of getting the job done by any means necessary and the smiles. Ms. K, I know your in Heavenly places being as thorough there or probably better as you were here. Ms. K, you will forever be in my heart beautiful until we meet again. Thank you God for allowing such a
wonderful gift to be a part of my life.
Ms K, Ms K, Ms K
I can’t say enough about Miss Kealana. She was such a nice person. When I felt like I could not do this job, she always encouraged me. She gave me pointers, she gave me tips, she would give me hope, that I was doing the right thing.
She was so transparent. She would give me tips on how to do this job better. She said,” Miss Tracy you got this.,” Even though I didn’t feel like that. She gave me the push to keep working when I wanted to quit
I love Miss Kealana, she was a sweetheart.
I offer her family and friends and all the people that loved her my Condolences
I know that they’re feeling the loss just like I am. I didn’t even know her that long, but what I did know about her is:
She was about her business.
She took care of the children
She really was a was like a human tsunami, when it came to her work.
She gave 100 percent.
She was just a beautiful and powerful person.
I just love her to death. I’m going to miss her , Smooth sailing Sis..
You did your job and now you get your reward.
Sending my condolences to the family 🙏🏾
I will always remember you and the time you took to give me so so much knowledge about doing the work that helps others thank you, love always always
I remember when I met her in 2011. She was funny, very pleasant, and eager to learn about Childfirst expectations. She remained stead fast and had a lot of knowledge to bring to the table. I am very saddened by her passing and will keep her family in my prayers. Gone to soon! Kealana you will not be forgotten ❤.
She was a breathe of fresh air; I remember she trained me at Genesis House. I was So impressed with how in Love the children was with her (boys and girls). Her Personality was addictive and Positive. Such a beautiful Woman inside and Out.. always Professional, a little bit of Hood(Lol), and classy… she will be missed.
Kealana was a sweet soul and a pleasure to work with. Her love of children and how she cared for them will be remembered.
Wow, we go so far back to NorthStar in 2007. So many of them reached out to me also missing you. Then we meant again at Childfirst. Talking about a person who kept it real with everyone and did not need to fit in with anyone. You are going to truly be missed. Even through you kept it 100 you never put anyone or anything above the care of the children. I respect that in you. I remember going through things and you being right there to tell me what it was. All the laughing and joking around. All the times I would just pop up in your office to say hello. I loved how you was you was a great person just did not take no stuff from anyone. Even just the passing in the hallway and those keys. When I would call to make sure everything was ok with our MARS. I’m not good with death (as we all) I can’t stand when people go but God knows best. This one was a shock to me and it hurts. I am so so blessed to have meant you. You already know how much of a impact you have made on my life just knowing you. I hope everyone doesn’t mind me saying to you all. I love you all and miss you all. Please tell people how much you care for them or at least treat them right. So you will have no regrets. I love you K.K and you will be missed.
My prayers goes out the family. You have my deepest sympathy.
I had the privilege to work with Ms Kealona for a year. She was a wonderful team player and didn’t mind assisting anyone who needed help. I am grateful for the example of what dedication and passion looks like.
You are the only person from the job who truly asked me was I ok after losing both parents. I read our last text and you said “ You know they are right there with you in spirit… I’m sure you are making them proud because you haven’t and aren’t giving up. “ I’m truly heartbroken. I love you and I’m gonna miss you so much💔
Saying good-bye is never an easy thing to do. We never thought we would have to say goodbye to someone as special as you.
You always listened and knew just what to say and always ended your praises by saying;
“at the end of the day”.
There will never be anyone who can take your place. Your grace and your courage were your special gift. So know that we loved you and you will always be missed…
My deepest condolences to the family and friends….
I remember a time when licensing for northern region surprised us and wanted to see a lot HR files. They gave us notice at 3pm they’d be there at 8am. Kealana drove all the way from Philadelphia to help us in the Poconos. There was her and I am 3:00am printing documents. She didn’t have to help me she chose to. Her tenacity is something I will never forget . “ I appreciate you” ❤️
Kealana Keal was a beautiful and genuine soul. It’s hard to believe she’s not here anymore , it seems like just yesterday I was telling her about the newest addition to my family, and making plans for us to meet and have lunch & introduce her to my little bundle of joy. This is a tough pill to swallow. Kealana you will be deeply missed💔
And we must be aware that some people are ANGELS 😇. The heartbeat of Ms. Kealana silently reached those that were sensitive enough to receive pure love energies. Precious memories at All Staff will forever remain. My sincere prayers and condolences 💐 to family, friends and colleagues.
Prayers and condolences to her family and friends. When I first met kealana she gave me attitude lol after working together her attitude minimized and we developed a great respect for one another. We had many conversations and laughs in the end. She was passionate about the children we served. She would get in your behind for her paperwork lol. Her voice will be missed on the med calls, evening calls and at all staff. This is unexpected news and I’m in total shock. SIP Kealana, I will hold onto the memories we share.
Kealana was truly a gem! She was the epitome of putting the children first. It was an honor to work with her and learn from her. Prayers to all whom loved her and was a part of her world.🙏🏾
I can’t believe i’m writing this… you called Me Muva I called you Sunshine… We worked together party together although you was 14 years younger than I you had an old soul, We could talk & Laugh about almost everything even when it wasn’t funny we made light of everything, our positive vibe and energy always kept us from breaking when stuff got rough in our lives… i need to just hear you say Crystal Harris one more time as you walk in the office jiggling your keys… what do I do now? how do I go on without My friend/Co-Worker? Kealana you made a mark in so many lives Baby Girl! … I’m so Broken and hurt at the same time…
Wow still in disbelief. Thank you for everything you did. You were the epitome of excellence. I appreciate the light you shined on us all.
Kealana was the first person to I met at Child First. I remember the 1st all staff meet during the interview , it went on longer than expected and I had another appointment to get to across town and was contemplating my next move, Kealana noticed, she said “just explain your situation , here we give regards regardless,, so just show your vulnerability and have faith!” The rest was history, Sis your will be forever missed.
As a new hire, I am impressed with the work that Ms. Kealana has done as I first saw her name on every Child’s report in the Company’s online system…I had the opportunity after my onboarding Medication training to speak with her in her office and complimented her on her work. Ms. Kealana smiled at me and thanked me and was so soft spoken. I asked her if I could come to her and ask her questions as needed and she replied “yes, of course!” I let her know that her diligence is easily seen in the details that were shown to me while in my training.
It goes to show, please take every opportunity to communicate well with people and let that communication be good, true, respectful, humble and teachable. Ms. Kealana Believed in The Almighty GOD in The Name of JESUS CHRIST and He, THE Master is On The Other Side. May she be in Peace as she continues to Work For HIM. HER STORY CONTINUES…
Submitted in Love, Peace and Respect.
When I met you I said oh boy why is this lady so mean. But All you wanted was your work done. I appreciate your words of encouragement working and outside of work. Grateful to have been able to call you my friend. I love you Frenn. R.I.P
My condolence to her family. She was beautiful and sweet person inside and out. It was a pleasure working with her, she was a person who spoke her mind if something was not correct. God decided your time here was completed and he has more for you do . For that Ms K you will dearly missed 💔 😢
I am very sad to hear about the passing of Kealana. Although I never met her in person and interacted with her only in a professional manner I felt compelled to share some words. Kealana left such a positive impression. She impressed me with her professionalism and her ability to always get the job done. I cannot express how helpful she was and she was always someone that I knew I could rely on to take care of any situation, and make sure every “i” was dotted and every “t” was crossed. I am so thankful to have known her, even a little bit. I have all of her friends, family and co-workers in my thoughts. Sending love to you all as you try to process your loss.
KK, you are a beautiful young woman. We will miss having you here with us but, you will always be in our hearts and thoughts. I love you, Auntie Tricia.
This is so heartbreaking! She was so immaculate with her work and a great actress. At one of our last staff meetings, she played the role of a teenager so well. It is so sad talking about her in the past tense. Kealana, you are missed!