Jerome Darnell "Rapture & Jskinny" Kitchen

August 5, 1974 ~ July 27, 2020 (age 45)


Mr. Jerome Darnell Kitchen, 45, of Youngstown, took flight to his Heavenly home on Monday, July 27, 2020 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

    Mr. Kitchen, affectionately known as “Rapture and Jskinny”, was born August 5, 1974 in Youngstown, a son of William Sr. and Crystal Womack Kitchen.  He was a 1992 graduate of South High School and its last prom king, and attended Sawyer Business College in PA.  A devoted member of Mt. Calvary Pentecostal Church, Jerome enjoyed nature, writing music,  spending time with his family, and watching action movies.  He wrote several books entitled “For My Daughters”, “God in Hip Hop”, and was presently working on a novel. He recorded several albums, one being “Spare Me Lord”.  Jerome also recorded two songs with his daughter, Jalaya.  He was an avid San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Lakers fan.

    Jerome leaves to cherish his beloved memory, his mother and father; four children Jalaya Kitchen, Joshlyn Kitchen, Matthew Kitchen and Jahneka Taylor; two sisters, Stacey Ann Kitchen and Helen “DeeDee” Womack Rozier; a grandson, Jaheed Taylor; his godfather, David Cole; and a host of aunts, uncles, family and friends.

    He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Gerald Williams; and brother, William Kitchen, Jr.

    Family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.  Private funeral services will follow for family only.  Face masks are required and social distancing is requested.


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July 31, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home Inc.
1951 McGuffey Road
Youngstown, OH 44505

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