Sunday, December 3rd started off as a typical Sunday until the police knocked at the door. They handed our brother Elijah a paper with a case number. The officer stated, “Call this number.” Elijah telephoned our mom and together, on a 3-way call, was given the news of Jajuan's passing. In total disbelief, she had to deliver the heartbreaking news to the rest of the family that her son Jajuan and an unidentified male passenger were involved in a car accident. Jajuan did not make it. The family assumed the male passenger was Jajuan’s cousin, Cameron, because he was with Jajuan in California. The family later found out that Cameron was the passenger and was in the hospital in critical condition.
As we grieve the loss of Jajuan, we collect many memories of him like precious jewels.
Jajuan had a way of impacting those whom he encountered, branding our hearts forever. His personality was so inviting that he made friends wherever he went. He showed love and respect to all no matter young or old. He could reason with all his siblings because he understood each one of our personalities.
His brother Jeffery says, “He was my rival and the one to beat, but I think there were things about myself that he wanted to beat me in as well.”
His brother Jeremy says, “Little bro taught me life isn’t about going through the moments but making every moment sweet, and I love him for that.”
His brother Shell says, “Jajuan was someone I admired in many ways. I could never get angry with him because he brought the good out, not just myself, but everyone who was surrounded by him. He was that person who treated your possessions as if it was his own. I was always so quick to say yes when he asked me for things because I knew I could trust him and how well he carried himself. That’s why I loved and respected him. I’ll never forget the times we spent together and the things he has taught me.”
He sister Amyre says, “Jajuan was like an experience. Whenever I would come to Michigan and be stuck at my dad’s house, he would come over, and I’d instantly become excited because I knew my day was going to turn around for the better. It’s like his presence alone brought joy into a room. I couldn’t help but feel happy when he was near. He always kept a positive attitude. Whenever we would have private conversations, I felt like I was talking to a friend rather than talking to my big brother. He wouldn’t judge me; he just let me be me.”
At the age of 23, Jajuan was a homeowner. With that comes many responsibilities and expenses. The purpose of this page is to take care of as many of those expenses as we can-- home, car, and medical bills. Our family appreciates your contributions great or small. If your circumstances do not allow you to donate please share our story.
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