Brice Carrington Jackson left this Earth way too soon for any of us to ever understand, but God always has a purpose and we believe that Brice is still fulfilling his. Brice was a young man who lived here in the Black Hills neighborhood whose life was tragically cut short on September 14th in an alleyway near his home. Brice was 27. He was one of ours—a young man who grew up in our streets and in our Ministry. Rather than focus on the senseless act of violence that ended his young and promising life, we’d like to tell you of a man whose ambition, smile, laughter, and sense of style & flash will long be missed by his family, friends, and community.
For those of us who know him best, Brice was someone who was just so genuinely real. Behind his warm smile was a man so passionate, so charismatic, so brave, and so sensitive. He was a man who allowed us to see and experience the freedom and beauty that comes from living a life with your heart exposed to the world. In an often unreal and fake world, Brice was the real deal. He was the type of guy who would stand up for what he believed in and for those he loved. He will forever be remembered as a man who valued God, family, and friendships above all things.
For many of us, Brice was the quintessential “sharp-dressed man” who always had an idea, a thought, or a developed plan. Though not always a saint, Brice always made an effort to do right by people. He was a tour de force who possessed such amazing energy, potential, and light right up till his passing. In a world that could so easily give up on him—and often did—Brice never lost his resolve to live his life to the fullest. The abundantly rich stories of his life are both entertaining and uplifting lore but—more importantly—serve as a reminder for all those he leaves behind to never stop imagining, learning, and pursuing the passions in your heart.
In honoring Brice, let us carry his smile in our hearts and give it to those whom we meet along our journey. Let us also remember that Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again.
Born in Illinois, it is the wish of Brice’s mother, Cookie, that her son be returned home to be buried alongside his sister. Immediate funds are needed to help make that happen. Respectfully, the family is requesting the following funds so that a grieving mother can lay to rest her only son:
- Funeral Service, Transfer & Casket: $4500
- Burial & Vault: $5500
- Grave Marker: $1000
- GoFundMe Cost: $1000
- Grand Total Requested: $12,000
Thank you so much for your compassion and understanding. Any financial contributions that can assist the family with funeral expenses will not go unnoticed, or unappreciated. Again, we cannot thank you enough for your outpouring of love, support, and kindness. God Bless!!!
“I am only one…I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”