Respected business leader and committed community servant, Keyuna Faye Webster, is living proof that the tragedies of life do not have to have a permanent impact. Born in Flora, MS as the oldest of seven children to a teenage mother, Belinda Webster, and the second oldest to her father, James E. Roberts, has overcome many obstacles to emerge as a resilient example of “Empowerment for the Powerless”.
Keyuna’s childhood was plagued by trouble after having to live with the fact that her mother abandoned her when she was only eight years old, although she did get to spend the first few years of her life living with her. The experience, however, produced more than a few scars, both mental and physical. Her grandmother and aunt, whom she adored, took her and one other sibling in, raising them in the suburbs of Flora, MS.
Webster received Christ in September 1990 at age 11, subsequently joining Woodman Hill Missionary Baptist Church. She received good grades and many accolades throughout elementary and middle school, but was often told that she would never amount to anything in life, due to her misunderstood and unapologetic character. She struggled with peer relationships, which often caused her to shy away from society because she felt unaccepted. By the time she was 15, she nearly succeeded in her attempt at suicide; she is grateful that she was given a second chance at life. Not only was she given a second chance at life, but she was also entrusted by God to give birth. She had her first-born baby girl in August 1996 at the tender age of 16; it was at that moment Webster’s life gained true purpose. She immediately cancelled her plans to dropout of high school and quickly started a game plan towards graduation.
Keyuna had already been counted out by many including teachers, family, and even friends, but she had a praying grandmother that never lost faith in her troubled granddaughter. In May 1998, right alongside her peers, 18 year-old Webster received her high school diploma from Madison Central High School. But GOD!!
Webster’s life experiences of molestation, sexual abuse, child abuse, parental substance abuse, bullying, depression, attempted suicide, teenage pregnancy, the sudden deaths of her grandmother and aunt, homelessness, failed relationships, self-hate, low self-esteem, and domestic violence gave her every reason to strive to be a blessing to others. Deliverance would serve as her testimony that the impossible can be made possible through Christ.
In 2013, Webster moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she is still deeply engaged in her career in Property Management/Real Estate, a vocation she embraced in 2007. Despite the pain of her past and other seemingly painful obstacles to her appointed destiny, she persevered and always remained humble.
In 2014, Webster decided it was time to share her story with the world by bringing awareness to domestic violence nationwide. She published her story October 9, 2015 via Facebook exactly nine years from the date of her first encounter with the devil himself, the name to which she assimilates domestic violence. Accordingly, she began saving lives through social media with her story being viewed more than 50,000 times in just one week.
Today, Webster is first a woman of GOD, a full time mother, an entrepreneur, an empowerment speaker, a Certified Anger Management Counselor CAMS II, a Life Skills Management Coach, and a domestic violence survivor and advocate. She is the proud Founder/Executive Director/CEO of LoveYuna Outreach, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that assists individuals and families affected by domestic violence and/or sexual abuse with supportive services in the metro Atlanta and surrounding areas. She is also the owner of Kay’s Kakes and Georgia Anger Academy, both of which are subsidiaries of LoveYuna Outreach, Inc.
Webster was also the Founder/Executive Director of The Precious Jewelz Drill Team, Inc., and a very well respected pillar in her community. The team was formed in April 2009 in Jackson, MS as a nonprofit organization encouraging young girls in the community (including her own daughter) through the art of dance and expression. Despite the unending ups and downs, Webster is very pleased with the woman she has become, and she humbly gives credit to God, her late grandmother, Elizabeth Stigger, and aunt, Dorothy L. Stigger.