A Hero: Demarcus Doss

$22,440 of $20k goal

Raised by 375 people in 17 days
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Rosezetta Henderson
on behalf of Kellis Love
 RICHMOND, CA

Demarcus Doss - was a 24 year old loving son, dependable brother, goofy uncle, cheerful nephew, wonderful cousin, amazing friend, determined student but in his last moments many of you may not know that he was a hero.

On March 9, 2017, Demarcus and a friend were driving on the freeway in Richmond, CA when passengers in another vehicle fired at them. Demarcus, a man of courage and the mentality of a protector, shielded his friend with his body. Absorbing most of the bullets. His friend survived with non-life threatening injuries.    

While this act was a heroic one, we are deeply saddened to have lost such an exceptional person. We are not surprised of his actions. He was a man that had a genuine loving and caring heart.

The sudden loss has left the family in shock and in need of support. Every and any amount would make a difference.  All donations will be given to Demarcus’ brother, Kellis Love.  If donating is not an option for you, please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.  Thank you in advance for your contribution.

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Update 4
Posted by Rosezetta Henderson
6 days ago
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The love, support, prayers and donations has been unbelievable from friends, coworkers and the community as a whole. We have reached our goal because of each of you. Our family can not say thank you enough.

Many of you have asked about services. We would like to invite you to attend as we send off our hero, Demarcus. Information is below

Public Viewing
Thursday, March 23, 2017
4:00PM - 8:00PM
Wilson & Kratzer Civic Center Chapel
455 24th St.
Richmond, CA 94804

Funeral
Friday, March 24, 2017
11:00AM
Greater Love Ministries COGIC
2830 May Road
El Sobrante, CA 94803

Interment following funeral services at Rolling Hills Memorial Park (4100 Hilltop Dr, Richmond, CA 94803)

Again, with much gratitude and appreciation, thank you.

The Family of Demarcus Doss
#demarcusthehero
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Update 3
Posted by Rosezetta Henderson
10 days ago
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We are not far from our goal! $3,930 to be exact! Your support has been amazing. Thank you! We ask that you continue to share Demarcus's heroic story.

You may have seen and/or heard about Demarcus The Hero Basketball Tourney that is happening today (Saturday, March 18th) at Contra Costa College. It starts at 12:30pm. If you have a team, entry fee is $100. If you don't have a team, no worries! Be a free agent for $10. We will find teammates for you! If you don't play or don't want to play today, you can still support. We are asking for a $5 entry. Additionally, we will be selling t-shirts for $12.

Again, we are thankful for each of you!

The Family of DeMarcus Doss
#Demarcusthehero
$12 - we will take orders also
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Update 2
Posted by Rosezetta Henderson
13 days ago
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We are over halfway to our goal at $13,085 because you all have shared Demarcus' story over 2,800 times on Facebook, posting it on Instagram, and the various media outlets (television, radio and social media) covering it.

We would like to say thank you all so much for the support we are receiving from the community during this incredibly difficult time. We see how many lives Demarcus impacted by the kind words you have spoken and written and for the generous donations. We are so truly touched.

Demarcus' Family
#Demarcusthehero
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Update 1
Posted by Rosezetta Henderson
16 days ago
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It is amazing to see so many people supporting our family during this devastating time. As I am writing this message, you all have donated $5,732 and have shared this story about Demarcus over 1,400 times on Facebook. All in less than 24 hours! We thank you for this. We need to keep the momentum going, please help us do that by continuing to share Demarcus's heroic story.
Please start to use #Demarcusthehero Let's see if we can make this a trending campaign across as many social media platforms possible.

With much gratitude,

Demarcus's Family
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Nancie Barnes-Rouse
14 days ago
6
6

This breaks my heart. I was his kindergarten teacher. My prayers are with his family.

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Erika Barrios
15 days ago
5
5

That is so sad to see him go that soon. I remember him from El Sobrante Elementary School and Murphy Elementary School. He was one of my classmates. He was a great kid and did good in school. He grew up to be a wonderful and heroic man. I'm so sorry for your lost. My heart goes out to the family and friends of Demarcus Doss. May he rest in peace.

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Kim Thompson
15 days ago
4
4

I didn't know you, but I pray that justice will be fully served for you and your family. May God continue to provide your family with strength in this sad and hurtful time.

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Ray K Shieh
12 days ago
2
2

When I close my eyes and picture demarcus, all I see is his smile. Whether it was at CCC, starbucks, YMCA, or anywhere I would run into him, he would always go out if his way to greet me. I would turn around see that smile and I dare anyone to not smile back, He truly had the ability to brighten up anyones day. Our conversations included basketball, football and career goals. Boy did this man have his priorities straight, disciplined dietarian, health beast, workout-a-holic, education...he took classes at a mixture of universities, csus, and ccs, determined to become an officer, I believe he was on his last steps too. Smh. I wish I got to know him longer but feel blessed to have met him and become friends RIP

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Barb MacNeil
13 days ago
2
2

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." ~ John 15:13 Praying for his family and friends.

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Andjuna ElijahZaymarmommie Marshall
15 days ago
2
2

Rip sweetie I don't know u but my prayers are with your family

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Sue Graham
9 days ago
1
1

I am extremely sorry for your loss. I did not know your son but have a 22yo son also going into law enforcement, he was clearly a special young man. God Bless your angel.

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Shelby Wright
14 days ago
1
1

May your beautiful soul R.I.P.

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Jennifer Laughton
14 days ago
1
1

I am so sorry this happened to him and your family. My thoughts go out to you.

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Vanessa Díaz
15 days ago
1
1

Condolences to your family, friends and community. Demarcus, in the years I've known you, you were not just my Prom date, but a friend for life. We've been through so much & we just spoke not too long ago. I'm beyond destroyed to see you go, but your soul and smile will always be with me. Justice will find its way to you, we're not going to leave this as is. You've got mega family in all of us, and I'm glad God placed you in my life for the time he did. Because you were a piece of my life, I am a better version of myself. You affected so many of us. God is love, Rest peacefully D❤️ With deepest sympathy, Vanessa Diaz & Kayden J.

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Mike Randolph
5 days ago

Very sad to learn of this young man's life being taken away by some low life, but it is hard to go out better than that of a hero - risking his life to protect another. I will say a prayer for him and his family.

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$22,440 of $20k goal

Raised by 375 people in 17 days
No Longer Accepting Donations
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Created March 11, 2017
Rosezetta Henderson  
on behalf of Kellis Love
$5,000
Anonymous
6 days ago(Offline Donation)
$20
p Smalls
7 days ago
EM
$100
Edward Miguel
7 days ago
$50
Bonita Alexander
7 days ago
$50
Anonymous
7 days ago
MM
$30
Molly Merson
7 days ago
HK
$20
Hayley J Kime
8 days ago
MD
$30
May Dayto
8 days ago
AO
$200
Andy Odisio
8 days ago
SB
$10
Steve Boyles
8 days ago
Nancie Barnes-Rouse
14 days ago
6
6

This breaks my heart. I was his kindergarten teacher. My prayers are with his family.

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Erika Barrios
15 days ago
5
5

That is so sad to see him go that soon. I remember him from El Sobrante Elementary School and Murphy Elementary School. He was one of my classmates. He was a great kid and did good in school. He grew up to be a wonderful and heroic man. I'm so sorry for your lost. My heart goes out to the family and friends of Demarcus Doss. May he rest in peace.

+ Read More
Kim Thompson
15 days ago
4
4

I didn't know you, but I pray that justice will be fully served for you and your family. May God continue to provide your family with strength in this sad and hurtful time.

+ Read More
Ray K Shieh
12 days ago
2
2

When I close my eyes and picture demarcus, all I see is his smile. Whether it was at CCC, starbucks, YMCA, or anywhere I would run into him, he would always go out if his way to greet me. I would turn around see that smile and I dare anyone to not smile back, He truly had the ability to brighten up anyones day. Our conversations included basketball, football and career goals. Boy did this man have his priorities straight, disciplined dietarian, health beast, workout-a-holic, education...he took classes at a mixture of universities, csus, and ccs, determined to become an officer, I believe he was on his last steps too. Smh. I wish I got to know him longer but feel blessed to have met him and become friends RIP

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Barb MacNeil
13 days ago
2
2

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." ~ John 15:13 Praying for his family and friends.

+ Read More
Andjuna ElijahZaymarmommie Marshall
15 days ago
2
2

Rip sweetie I don't know u but my prayers are with your family

+ Read More
Sue Graham
9 days ago
1
1

I am extremely sorry for your loss. I did not know your son but have a 22yo son also going into law enforcement, he was clearly a special young man. God Bless your angel.

+ Read More
Shelby Wright
14 days ago
1
1

May your beautiful soul R.I.P.

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Jennifer Laughton
14 days ago
1
1

I am so sorry this happened to him and your family. My thoughts go out to you.

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Vanessa Díaz
15 days ago
1
1

Condolences to your family, friends and community. Demarcus, in the years I've known you, you were not just my Prom date, but a friend for life. We've been through so much & we just spoke not too long ago. I'm beyond destroyed to see you go, but your soul and smile will always be with me. Justice will find its way to you, we're not going to leave this as is. You've got mega family in all of us, and I'm glad God placed you in my life for the time he did. Because you were a piece of my life, I am a better version of myself. You affected so many of us. God is love, Rest peacefully D❤️ With deepest sympathy, Vanessa Diaz & Kayden J.

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Mike Randolph
5 days ago

Very sad to learn of this young man's life being taken away by some low life, but it is hard to go out better than that of a hero - risking his life to protect another. I will say a prayer for him and his family.

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