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Tyrese A. Jones

Age 13

McComb, Mississippi

He was beloved at his school

He was an avid conversationalist, never refusing a chat with anyone. Those who had the pleasure of knowing him were aware of his potential.

Teachers loved him. “I knew from the first day of school you would have an impact on my life,” said Kendra Phipps, an employee at Morgantown Middle School, which he attended. Even the school nurse there expressed fond memories of him.

On Feb. 23, 2018, Tyrese A. Jones, 13, picked up a gun in his McComb, Mississippi,  home. An accidental gunshot ended his life.  

By Scarlett Liriano Cepin · Age 19
Meet the Reporters

More than 200 friends

Saniyah Monee Nicholson

Funny faces and pigtails no longer


Shot while walking down the street

Kameron Johnson

He dreamed of college and cars

Kameron Porter

Domestic violence ends a stepson’s life

Jacob Matthew Edwards

A survivor, full of heart. Gone.

Corey Donald II

He had just started barber school

Floyd Chianti Davenport IV

“Baba stay woke...Baba stay woke!”

Kelvion’te A. Trammell

Engine still running, no life left

Clinton Howell

A daily trip that turned deadly

Jayvone J. Shackelford-Bishop

Friends together like Lilo & Stitch

Joel Keshon Green

An interrupted trail of Facebook photos

Fernando Perez

“What is it going to take?”

Delametric Djuan Fairley

Never got to make travel plans

Moltere Charles Jr.

#TGFAD — Thank God for another day

Oliver Santos

Big smile stolen on Saturday night

Darryl Lamar Johnson

A family visit. He never left.

Xavier Montrail Thomas

Candles flicker against darkness for Zay

Samuel Ozuna

Always respectful, loved by his friends

Romane D. Taylor Jr.

Intelligent and playful, beloved by buddies

Katrina Marie Casarez

Sweet, musical memories with her boyfriend