Marquise Ray Ellingburg
Kansas City, Missouri
Her birthday’s tied to her mourning
He was close with his grandmother; the two attended church together. “He helped his granny all the time,” she told reporters, smiling. “He was a protector.”
The junior at Ruskin High School worked at the Shoe Carnival in Grandview, Missouri. He loved to crack jokes with his cousins. He was “someone that we loved,” said his friend Mikeela.
On Dec. 4, 2018, a day before his mother’s birthday, Marquise Ray Ellingburg, 16, was shot outside a Kansas City, Missouri, home. He was the third student in the Hickman Mills School District to die from gun violence this year.