Flomaton Elementary Dedicates ‘Jaden James Friendship Bench’ In Memory Of Student Killed Near Walnut Hill

May 18, 2021

On Monday, Flomaton Elementary School dedicated a bench in memory of a student killed in a car crash last year near Walnut Hill.

“The Jaden James Friendship Bench” honors the six grader killed in the crash October 3, 2020, on Highway 97 one mile south of Tungoil Road.

“Jaden was a friend to everyone he met and leaves a legacy for us to uphold,” the school said about Jaden James in a social media post. “The bench, which was built and donated anonymously, will be used for times when students (and adults) need to talk to each other and remember the value and importance of friendship.”

Jaden’s father Jermaine James and sister Jermiah attended the bench dedication.

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5 Responses to “Flomaton Elementary Dedicates ‘Jaden James Friendship Bench’ In Memory Of Student Killed Near Walnut Hill”

  1. Charlotte Carter on May 18th, 2021 9:05 am

    What a lovely gesture, Jaden was a very loving child and I am so proud that he exemplified his walk with God so well. As his grandmother I can say that this tribute to him show’s how much he meant to everyone that came in contact with him.

  2. Karen on May 18th, 2021 8:08 am

    What a wonderful tribute to Jaden and his family.

  3. Mary Mattheiss on May 18th, 2021 7:56 am

    This is such a wonderful gesture by Jaden’s school friends to honor his memory. I know this means a lot to his loved ones. What a fine young fellow Jaden must have been for people to come together to do such a loving thing in his memory. May God touch their hearts with peace.

  4. Great Aunt on May 18th, 2021 7:23 am

    What a beautiful tribute this has really touched my heart.God bless everyone involved in this beautiful tribute.

  5. JTV on May 18th, 2021 4:59 am

    This is a beautiful tribute.

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