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Gone Too Soon

On Monday, February 27, 2022, a handsome innocent 6-year-old Ja'Kyrie was at home excited he was about to eat when suddenly, bullets came flying through his home in a drive-by shooting, a shooting so terrible, he wasn't able to survive, leaving his 5 year old cousin and another relative in critical condition. 

Out of fear, the family, whose been terrorized by the shooting, can't phantom living in the house they once called a home, where they created so many memories, laughs and baby smiles that they'll cherish for ever.

Not sure how to pick up the broken pieces, the family needs the community's help. They say it takes a village to raise a child and that statement seems more relevant now than ever before. 

Now that we've laid our superhero Ja'Kyrie to rest on March 12, help us relocate this grieving family to a safer home. Give now. They need it!

Help a hurting family, a grieving mother, a torn grandmother, and a heart broken great grandmother begin to pick up the broken pieces that can never be replace.

Give from your heart. No amount is too small or two big.  Thank you for your support.

From Your Heart 

Our community needs you. Please give from your heart. Don't forget to share with friends, family, neighbors and co-workers so that we all can give.

Children's Tribute

Kid's from across the Pine Belt are signed a memorial banner in Memory of Ja'Kyrie sponsored by


12 Days of Mourning

One of the hardest things to do while grieving is to eat. Ironically, it was one of the last things 6-year-old Ja'Kyrie wanted to do. So, Hattiesburg's restaurant community has teamed up to feed the family twice a day as a show of support during this moment of mourning as the family prepares to lay baby Ja'Kyrie to rest.


The Fireworks Show



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As a tribute to Ja'Kyrie and serving as awareness to gun violence, Kia presented The BHC Fireworks Show, which was also the grand finale to celebrating Black History '22.

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