09 Feb 2014 |

Meet Auntie Jelly

Meet Jelly Malenga


Jelly Malenga is the proud owner and executive director of Auntie Jelly’s Events. She serves as producer and event chair for the Ms. Bella Pageant.

She is the volunteer Guest Relations Coordinator, USA, Director of Youth Camp (ages 10 and under), and is a Board Member of Resource Team for Early Childhood Education for Fergus Simpson Foundation, Inc. (Chapelton,Jamaica). She was given the endearing nickname Auntie Jelly during one of her mission trips to Jamaica.

Jelly is the outgoing president of the Nashville Local Chapter of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW),a member of  the African-American Culture Alliance (AACA), the planning committee for the Nashville African Street Festival, the planning committee for the Ms. Bella Pageant, the planning committee for the African Heritage Festival / Fun Day  and is the Nashville City Coordinator for the Brides Against Breast Cancer Nationwide Tour of Gowns. Her expertise are in event planning, coordination/directing, fashion show production, motivational speaking, team building workshops and coordinating youth activities.

After years of planning, directing and coordinating baby and bridal showers, weddings, and various celebrations for friends and family, Jelly decided to start her own event planning business – – Auntie Jelly’s Events!

On a personal note:

Jelly Malenga is the proud daughter of Essie Edwards and one of four ambitious siblings. Her friends and clients affectionately refer to her as “Jels”. She has a passion for civility and participates in various walks and events in the Middle Tennessee area. She has a keen eye for detail and loves DIY projects. Jelly has great organizational skills and can take any idea and run with it. She likes collecting decorative picture frames and has a strange love for soft, funny and/or decorative footies and slippers. Jessica has more than 15 years of hands-on working and volunteer experience with youth ages six-weeks to 19-years-old, including special education and behavior modification education.

She is your favorite Auntie!