Killed by gun August 29, 1998, at age 18

Jason was a good boy, always respectful to others. I raised him, because his mother had cancer and died when he was nine. He has an older brother and younger sister. His main interest was skating; he loved to go to the skating rink. He was 18 years old when he died, he would have been 19 the next month, September 25, 1998. He had a loving family, uncles, aunts, cousins, and a girlfriend who was pregnant. She gave birth to a baby girl the day after his birthday.

We miss him very much. He may have been my grandson, but he was more like a young son to me. We all miss his smile and his love for life. The only gang he belonged to was his family.

By Laura Edwards, Grandmother