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Mr. Jadun M. Byrd

June 3, 2002 ~ March 2, 2022 (age 19)

Obituary

Jadun Markelous Byrd was born on June 3, 2002 in Forest Park Hospital to Leslie Pauline Byrd and Oscar Brown.

Jadun grew up on the west side of St. Louis City where he attended Wilkerson Early Child Care Center. He then transferred to Mallinckrodt Elementary School. He evolved in the hallways of McKinley Classical Junior High School where he graduated in the class of 2020 with honors. Due to the pandemic, he chose to further his education online with Concordia University of Austin,Texas majoring in Computer Engineering. Jadun had a strong belief in God. He chose Concordia University, a Lutheran College, to keep his focus and purpose aligned with God. Jadun’s overall schooling was filled with many highlights and achievements.

Jadun’s love of sports was inspired by his favorite mentor Joshua Temple (Temple Family). Boxing was his first introduction to the ambition and drive to win in athleticism and personal growth. Although Jadun won his first boxing championship, he decided not to continue because he didn’t like the aggressiveness of the sport.

Thereafter, he fell in love with basketball at the age of 10 years old. He was self-taught and determined to become a WINNER! He practiced basketball intentionally in the Bayer YMCA gym where he became a well-known member and ball player. He was highly respected by all of his peers and elders. As a freshman, Jadun was promoted to the Varsity Basketball team where he became the lead point guard. He also ran track and field in the off season where he built his endurance and perseverance.

While in high school, Jadun became an entrepreneur. He specialized in building and repairing computers, installing softwares, and computer coding. Jadun was insightful, intelligent, resourceful, eager to learn about money. He had a business mindset and he mentored others on how to build business credit and wealth.

Jadun was a compassionate and responsible big brother. He took his role very seriously. He would give them great advice. Jadun was goofy, witty, curious, fearless, and well-mannered.

Jadun leaves behind a step father, Kelvin Tate, Sr, stepmother, Ashley Brown, 5 brothers (Kelvin J. Tate, Jr., Tyrus J.W. Byrd, Jeremiah Washington, Kaiden Brown, Amir Brown) and 2 sisters (Kellie E. Tate and London Brown), great grandparents, grandparents, a mother and father, aunts, uncles, cousins, and an abundance of friends. We will all miss him more than words can express.

He was given to us as a blessing of light and unconditional love. The innocence of his childhood and the development of his adolescence were filled with countless memories and moments that will transcend to loving thoughts that will bring tears, laughter, and joy to our hearts. Jadun, you were a living witness to a young black king to the Byrd family and to so many others. The purpose of your transition will be a call to action to birth forth a mission for the world to see HIS LEGACY!!!

Jadun’s favorite quote was, “Sometimes you WIN and Sometimes you LEARN, BUT YOU NEVER LOSE!”.

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 Service Program


Services

Visitation
Tuesday
March 22, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Williams Temple Church Of God In Christ
1500 Union Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63113

Funeral Service
Tuesday
March 22, 2022

11:00 AM
Williams Temple Church Of God In Christ
1500 Union Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63113

Private Disposition

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