Kenjay Gilmore Brown
Allendale, South Carolina
An unforgettable smile, never seen again
Nicknamed “Gillie,” he was known for always flashing his memorable smile and showering his family with love.
A painting of him by Dejaylen Talbert won first place in an art contest about gun violence prevention in schools. In it, he wears a shirt decorated with the American flag and the words “enough is enough,” while he stares ahead. Both of his ears are pierced. An image of a gun blocks the bottom of his face.
One Saturday morning in January, his aunt talked to him about gun violence. The next day, January 20, 2019, Kenjay Gilmore Brown, 14, died after a gun was allegedly mishandled. No charges have been filed.