LAKE CITY, Fla. -- The community where Jarvin Jackson lived came together for a vigil Wednesday night after a heartbreaking tragedy: The 11-year-old Jackson died Tuesday after his 4-year-old sister accidentally shot him.
Jarvin's family wants him to be remembered for the person that he was, not the tragedy that took his life.
"Jarvin was a typical outgoing kid. Loved motorcycles, loved to be silly. He loved to have fun, always had a beautiful smile on his face," said his aunt Shevonda Reed.
Jarvin died from his injuries after his 4-year-old sister accidentally shot him in the neck on Mother's Day.
His friends, family, and the teachers at his school remembered his playful spirit, here with a fake mustache dressing up for a school play.
"Personally, I'm broken hearted. I think the community feels a great sense of loss," said a teacher of Jarvin.
And now the community is trying to find a way to carry on.
"Right now everyone is trying to cover her (Jarvin's mother), and give her strength in her time of need," Reed said.
First Coast News