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Titus Jeremiah Kelly Jr.

Age 18

Moss Point, Mississippi

He loved sports, family, and church

Friends and family called him “T.K.” He loved his best friend, Junior Alford, whom he’d hang out with at Ocean Springs High School. He played recreational basketball with his younger brother, Torian, who was on the team at school.

The family spent quality time at Calling All Christians Church. At the time, he didn’t know he’d have to leave his brother, his father, Titus Kelly Sr., or his mother, Toria Grady, behind.

Titus Jeremiah Kelly Jr., 18, was shot and killed on November 25, 2018 in Moss Point, Mississippi, after breaking into a home not far from where he lived.

By Sara Stemmler · Age 16 and SaMya Overall · Age 17
Meet the Reporters

More than 300 siblings

Ramand Kassadine Davis

Happy in his SpongeBob SquarePants jammies

Yaleah Hall

Sister, daughter, dancer, since day one

Elisha Amon Cole

Dreaming big, working on his portfolio

Lia Lin Collier

A light, “unrelenting joy” extinguished

Peyton Nicole Hurt

Still helping others, even in death

Ryan Amadeo Dela Cruz

Gone, two weeks shy of graduation

Rashaad Izil Wisher

One brother buried. Then another one.

Izabella Marie Helem

Brother shoots his sister by accident

Raydale Hill

Can no longer create his music

Jaquincy Jawan Ross

Wanted to buy her a scooter

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Elijah Foster

Dope Boy Gang. One less member.

Kameron Johnson

He dreamed of college and cars

Jeremiah Ascencio

Last moments spent cradling his brother

Shondricka J'Nay Adams

Celebrating one night, gone the next

Ty'Dre Shyheim Hailey

She didn’t know it was real

Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

Jontae Billups-Brooks

An athlete and a music lover

Rashiya Melton

Joins brother, leaves behind her twin

Caydence Nicole Painter

Reading, dancing, playing. Siblings shot together.