The mother and extended family of 16-year-old Deshaud "Dee" Williams were forced to live through every parent's worst nightmare Friday night. The teen was outside playing with friends and family in his Dallas Fortworth metro area neighborhood when he suddenly collapsed and lost consciousness, taking his last breath in his twin brother's arms.
Dee's twin brother, Dashaud "Dae Dae (Day Day)" Williams, immediately called 911, but emergency responders who arrived minutes later pronounced Dee dead on his way to the hospital.
An autopsy is being performed to established Dee's precise cause of death, but he's suspected to have suffered cardiac arrest.
Dee left this world before his mother, two brothers, grandparents, aunts and uncles got a chance to say goodbye. To them, he was more than just an honor roll student who dreamed of being a chef one day. He was a gentle giant, a softspoken brother, son, and grandson whose loved playing football and Fortnite.
Before his sudden passing, Dee was working a part-time job at Domino's to earn extra money to save up for a car. He was an industrious, reliable, sweet, kind and caring young man with a bright future. He would give you the clothes off his back if that meant for someone else in need.
Our family is currently in the process of making final arrangements. Dee is originally from Cleveland, OH but he passed away in Lewisville, TX . The family is asking for any contributions to help transport Dee's body back to Ohio in addition to unforeseen expenses such as transportation cost for mother and brothers, lodging cost and any other immediate cost caused by this tragic event. We appreciate the monetary support and ask that you please keep our family in your prayers during this challenging time. Deshaud leaves behind his mother (Razel Sheppard) , older brother (Dameon Stewart), twin brother (Dashaud Williams), father (Prentice Williams), step-mother (Ms. Ceni), little sister (Jada William), and little brother (Jayce William) . He also leaves behind a host of cousins, aunties, uncles, grandparents and great-great grandparent.
(My name is Raven Sheppard-Alcorn and I am the sister of Razel Sheppard and the Aunt of Deshaud Williams. I will be in charge of allocating funds for all final arrangements with the approval from my mother Dezel Sheppard). I will be delivering the funds to my mother via square cash and/or chase quick pay. If I make cash withdrawals, I will save receipts and create a transaction in a notebook with a detailed description of usage.)
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