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Fantasia Shy'anna Jackson

Age 12

Timmonsville, South Carolina

Survived tumor but taken by bullets

She was a kind little girl with a beautiful smile who “[e]verybody loved to death”. A seventh grade student, she had already survived a brain tumor and endured two hip replacements. She was a member of the Favor of God International Worship Center.

It was a warm summer night and she was playing with her cousins in the yard at her grandmother’s house. An unidentified car drove up in front of the house. She ran for cover.

Fantasia Shy'anna Jackson, 12, died from a gunshot wound suffered in a drive-by shooting in Timmonsville, South Carolina, on Aug. 25, 2018.

By Caroline Jacobs · Age 15
Meet the Reporters

More than 200 friends

Saniyah Monee Nicholson

Funny faces and pigtails no longer

Tyrese A. Jones

He was beloved at his school


Shot while walking down the street

Kameron Johnson

He dreamed of college and cars

Kameron Porter

Domestic violence ends a stepson’s life

Jacob Matthew Edwards

A survivor, full of heart. Gone.

Corey Donald II

He had just started barber school

Floyd Chianti Davenport IV

“Baba stay woke...Baba stay woke!”

Kelvion’te A. Trammell

Engine still running, no life left

Clinton Howell

A daily trip that turned deadly

Jayvone J. Shackelford-Bishop

Friends together like Lilo & Stitch

Joel Keshon Green

An interrupted trail of Facebook photos

Fernando Perez

“What is it going to take?”

Delametric Djuan Fairley

Never got to make travel plans

Moltere Charles Jr.

#TGFAD — Thank God for another day

Oliver Santos

Big smile stolen on Saturday night

Darryl Lamar Johnson

A family visit. He never left.

Xavier Montrail Thomas

Candles flicker against darkness for Zay

Samuel Ozuna

Always respectful, loved by his friends

Romane D. Taylor Jr.

Intelligent and playful, beloved by buddies