Jamie Marie Kernop
Loved her Polaroid camera, sunsets, and sunflowers
A girl of many looks, she captured her fashion with a Polaroid camera, the prints depicting a smile that could illuminate an entire room.
A talented gymnast and a carefree spirit, she was full of love: for her family, for her friends, for sunsets and sunflowers. “She’s (our) sunshine, still shining,” a relative commented on an online obituary.
On Oct. 16, 2018, Jamie Marie Kernop, 17, was shot and killed in a home burglary in Sumiton, Alabama. Her boyfriend and his friend escaped through the window. In the hours following her death, the Sumiton Police Department described her as "another victim of senseless violence."