Bringing this your way, by way of Twitter and sharing the details available, on the funerals for the students who died in Monday night’s automobile crash/accident on Interstate 85, near Whitsett…
Three of the high school students were from Eastern Guilford High School, and one was from Ragsdale High School….
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— Jermaine L. Porter (@JermaineLPorter) June 25, 2020
Javon Dámike Johnson-Rumley
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Javon Dámike Johnson-Rumley was born on June 12, 2004 to Dorothea LeeAnn Rumley in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Javon is the older brother to his baby sister whom he adored, Nina Noelle Bledsoe.
Javon departed this earthly side and transitioned on with the Lord on June 22, 2020.
To know Javon was to love Javon. His infectious smile could light up a room and bring so much joy. His love for his mom, his Nana, his “Greena” and even Sweet pea the dog was undeniable as was their love for him. Anyone who knew Javon knew just how much he loved his mama and his nana! He and his nana had a special handshake that solidified the true bond and love they really had with each other. On most days there wasn’t an ounce of seriousness to be found in Javon. He brought laughter, humor, and lightness everywhere he went. You could find him in his room for hours playing his PS4, Call of Duty-Modern Warfare to be exact, yelling at his friends online. With his favorite snacks close by: honey buns and Reeses cups.
His love for food was unmatched, grilled cheese sandwiches were his go to. If you truly knew Javon, then more than likely he changed your name to “bruh” several times, didn’t matter who you were. He loved playing ball and going to pool with his friends. He loved his “Trap Music” and always had to have the newest shoes out.
Although Javon’s family meant so much to him, he found a family in his friends too. Javon, who was a rising junior at Eastern Guilford High, was surrounded by childhood friends, and classmates who grew to be more. His love for football provided a bond and brotherhood within his Wildcat teammates.
Javon was jokingly called “the black Dr. Phil,” because his warm spirit created a safe space that made his friends feel like they could talk to him about any issues or problems. The love and loyalty he had for them all was immeasurable and will never be replaced or forgotten.
Javon was a huge fan of the Carolina Panthers and had dreams of one day attending Ohio State University, where he wanted to play football; however, he also had a back-up dream to be on a SWAT team. There aren’t enough words to describe the treasure we had in Javon. He was respectful, helpful, well-mannered, brilliant and vibrant soul. Taken from us far too soon, we will forever cherish the memories and time we were allowed with him.
Javon leaves to cherish his loving sweet memory: his mother, Dorothea LeeAnn Rumley of the home; his father, Greensboro; his sister Nina Noelle Bledsoe; maternal grandparents, Mary King, of the home, and Clayton Moore, of the home; uncles: John Daniels, Nicholas Daniels; aunts: Katheryn Dillard, and Patricia Murphy; godmothers, Tereska Chrisp and Whitney Miller; special sibling, Jordan Scales, and host of great-aunts and uncles, nieces, cousins, and friends whom he loved dearly. Javon’s closest friends: Sequoyah, Big Mo, Elhadj, Cricket, Zhane, Howard aka Lee, Jaylen, Deshawn, Jordan, favorite cousin Emily.
A service will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 1:30 p.m., at Guil-Rand Memorial Cemetery, 6901 Appletree Rd., High Point, NC 27263.
Maurice “Moe” Darnell Williams
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Maurice “Moe” Darnell Williams was born in Greensboro, North Carolina on January 1, 2004.
He entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 22, 2020.
A bright ray of sunshine was “Moe,” who will be remembered as lighting up his surroundings everywhere he went. He had a heart of gold. Moe was always competing with his brother, whom he adored.
He attended Eastern Guilford High School and played Nose Guard on the Eastern Guilford “Wildcats,” which he loved. He loved fishing and playing 2K.
He was loved and respected by his peers.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Irene Williams and Percy E. Alston, Sr.; three uncles, Eric Maurice Williams, Gerald A. Alston, Sr., and Percy E. Alston, Jr.; and two aunts, Colleen Allen and Virgina Hargrove.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories his loving parents, Tameka S. Williams and Rufus K. Williams Sr.; one brother, Rufus K. Williams, Jr. of the home; grandmother, Linda Staples of the home; grandfather, Andrew Staples of Martinsville, VA; four aunts, Von Riley (Chris) of Greensboro, NC, Linda Alston of Durham, NC, Carol W. Simmons, and Angela Williams of Henderson, NC; five uncles, Necota Staples of Atlanta, GA, Ethirling Alston (Carolyn) of Durham, NC, Eugene Alston (Evelyn), Christopher Williams, Sr. and Bryan Simmons of Henderson, NC and host of other relatives and friends.
A public viewing of Mr. Williams is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 27 at the Goldie Hargett Memorial Chapel, 905 East Market Street, Greensboro, NC. A private funeral service is Sunday, June 28, 2020. Live streaming of the service is available at hargettfuneralserviceinc.com.
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Four 16-year-olds were killed in a crash on Interstate 40/85 in Guilford County after a day spent with friends.
Only one teen survived.
“We were at the pool hanging out, and we were all having a good time,” explained Zephaniah Cole, a senior at Eastern Guilford High School.
It was a hot summer Monday spent with friends, and then the group broke up to head their separate ways.
“We saw like cars lined up on the interstate,” Cole said. “We thought it was a bad wreck because we saw like five cars.”
He soon found out five of his friends were in one of those cars.
Investigators say 16-year-old Maurice Williams was speeding on I-40/I-85 when he lost control of the car and hit a tree.
Williams and three of his passengers died immediately.
16-year-old Justin Porter and 16-year-old Javon Johnson-Rumley were classmates of Williams at Eastern Guilford. The other passenger was 16-year-old Sequoyah Delaney, a friend of theirs from Ragsdale High School.
Troopers say none of them were wearing seat belts.
“I was just shocked. Just shocked. It was just unbelievable,” Cole said. “Just being there with them in the moment and then hearing they passed away. It was all so sudden. It was very sad.”
The sole survivor of the crash is 15-year-old Azaiah Howard, a sophomore at Eastern Guilford.
“My heart just dropped,” recalled his mom, Catina Cowan.
FOX8 spoke with Cowan on the phone as she sat at his bedside at Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem, reliving an experience she said she would never wish on any other parent.
“All I could do is just panic. I didn’t know which way to turn,” Cowan said. “I was just asking questions…how was he? How was the people with him?
Cowan told FOX8 that Howard has a broken thigh bone and some other injuries.
“I wish I could take all of his pain away,” she said. “All I can do is just sit here and think about all his friends in the car with him. My heart goes out to all his friends’ family.”
Cole told FOX8 this tragedy has made him more cautious, and that he will be extra cognizant of wearing seat belts.
“You just never know when a split moment like that is going to happen,” he said. “You just never know when it’s your time.”
On Tuesday evening, a memorial was set up just off the highway for the four teens killed.
A balloon release is scheduled for Saturday night at Eastern Guilford High School and a memorial will be held on Sunday afternoon at Spring Wood Park.
— FOX8 WGHP (@myfox8) June 24, 2020