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Leonard Spivey Jr.

Age 18

Macon, Georgia

Reporting for duty that very week

He faced some challenges growing up, including losing his mom to cancer the year before, but he was determined to graduate from high school. In fact, his uncle said that he was headed to the Air Force and reporting for duty that week.

He worked hard to provide for his family and friends. “Len Len,” as his friends called him, had a smile and laughter that would brighten days especially at his church, Bibb Mt. Zion.

On Sept. 3, 2018, Leonard Spivey Jr., 18, ran into a Chick-fil-A in Macon, Georgia, to avoid a fight outside, but was shot and killed on the scene.

By Nancy Bowne · Age 17
Meet the Reporters

More than 40 college-bound seniors

Ta Quan Pinkney

Bright future; gone too soon

Favian Isiah Carrillo Duran

Respectful, shy teen did grandma’s chores

Trevon Fareed Richardson

College, football, a scholarship. All lost.

Steven J. Scott

Thanksgiving favorites: baked mac and ham

NeQuacia Porsha Jacobs-Lewis

High school graduation, diploma, career — gone

Caleb Kendall Bowman

Shot down by his best friend

Yajaira Garcia

Getting an education in Yajaira’s honor

Brandon Nash Hammett

‘The music master’ killed before college

James Garrett

He wanted to be a teacher

Colton J. Jensen

He planned to ride the rodeo

Katlyn Michelle Wittcop

Aspiring doctor hoped to fight cancer

Britney Malone

Upward bound, she never stopped striving

Casey Nicole Kizer

A summer of softball, the lake

Chris Thomas Mosley

The future was all planned out

Nicholas Dworet

Diving into the hearts of many

Javonne Micheal Jaylin Luke Davis

He’d just received a way out

Carmen Marie Schentrup

A mind to be reckoned with

DeVaughn Lorenz Perkins

Gone, but remembered by family forever

Jairo Rodriguez

Studying for future he never saw

Joe Acosta

Forced to leave his little girl