Devaughn Gresham

Devaughn Jarvis Gresham

Saturday, October 19th, 1996 - Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
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Devaughn Jarvis Gresham, affectionately known as "DJ", was blessed to Jeffrey and Dorthea Gresham on October 19, 1996. On September 8, 2020, God saw fit to transition our handsome son to be with his heavenly angels.

In his short span of time spent here with us, “Deej” really enjoyed life and we believe he lived everyday as if it was his last.  He was a respectful young man who was adored and loved by so many.

DJ grew up at Northside Church of Christ and was baptized in Christ on May 8, 2005 serving God. DJ was an extraordinary kid, from drawing anime characters from the comics he enjoyed with his Dad to dabbling in sports until he discovered what would become his most loved past time, music. He spent his free time with his cousins and friends, creating beats and songs. He looked forward to the day he would be able to share his craft for the world to enjoy.

After graduating from Robert E Lee Senior High in the Spring of 2015, DJ was off to Orlando, FL becoming a college freshman. He quickly realized that while he was gaining friends and popularity there, college was not for him.  Needless to say, he returned home where he created most of his memorable moments.

In recent months, DJ was preparing for a very special role and most important task of them all, the birth of his sweet baby girl, Eridani Devaughn. He has left her in great hands and we're so excited to be able to care for this assignment. Emari, Pop Pop, Nana, and Uncle Jordan got this.

DJ is survived by his loving parents, Jeffrey and Dorthea Gresham; his best friend and younger brother, Jordan Gresham; his grandparents, Larry (Cheryl) and King (Deborah); his loving grandmas, Betty and Jeannette (Willie); Goddaddy, Jessie Atwater; immediate aunts and uncles, Theresa "Tee Tee" (JD), Bruce, Adrian (Kashia), Lakesha, Ivan, Tommy "Uncle Tee", Larry, Breanna "Bre", Ma’resa, Lauren, Eboni, Brenda (Leonard), Zondra, Rodney, Jason, and Christie; and a host of great aunts and uncles. DJ also leaves to mourn a host of loving cousins and numerous dear friends. 

Although DJ's time here with us has ended, his love and memories will forever live on through us all.

The funeral service for Devaughn Jarvis Gresham will be held at 11:30 am Friday, September 18th, 2020 at the Northside Church of Christ 4736 Avenue B. Jacksonville, FL 32209. The visitation will be 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Thursday, September 17th, 2020 at the Funerals by T.S. Warden 4315 North Main Street Jacksonville, FL 32206. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Please sign the family guest book and view the video tribute @ Arrangements in care of Tyrone S. Warden, FDIC, 4315 N. Main Street, 765-1234
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 17th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, September 17th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Funerals by T.S. Warden
    4315 North Main Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
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  • Service

    Friday, September 18th, 2020 | 11:30am
    Friday, September 18th, 2020 11:30am
    Northside Church of Christ
    4736 Avenue B.
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  • Interment

    Friday, September 18th, 2020 |
    Friday, September 18th, 2020
    Evergreen Cemetery
    4535 Main Street
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Love always, Deborah Joyce

Posted at 08:28am
You are always in our prayers.....Gary and Deborah Evans
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Lola Strickland

Posted at 09:32pm
This is Jeff's co-worker Lola. I am so sorry that this has happened to your family. This is so unfair and if I had one wish in this earthly world, it would be to stop that horrible accident.

I have been thinking about you all every day since this terrible event occurred. I will be thinking of you tomorrow as you celebrate DJ's life and remember the love he had for you and the love you have for him.

Lynn Sherman

Posted at 05:42pm
Jeff, Dorthea, and Jordan,
He’ll Always Be a Part of You—You’ll always miss DJ, but he’ll always be with you in the memories you keep, the stories your family tells, the laughter you share, and the love you all hold for him. May those good things help heal the hurt in time. Our heart breaks for you. It just feels wrong that you should have to say goodbye to your child. Whatever you’re feeling, please know you’re not alone. We are just one of many who want to do whatever we can to support you in the weeks and months to come.
We love ya'll! -- Grady and Lynn Sherman and Dionne Williams

Keri B

Posted at 05:39pm
I love you little cousin

Brianna Howard, Jason Howard, Jason Howard Jr.

Posted at 04:12pm
From the the Howard family, we are so sorry for your loss we will keep you in our prayers. We love you and you and your family will get through this.
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