JUVENILE’S DAUGHTER LAID TO REST A LONG SIDE HER MOTHER AND SISTER

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Murder suspect: Anthony Tyrone Terrell Jr. Victims: Joy Deleston, Jelani (4) and Micaiah (11) 

Deputy Joy Deleston was laid to rest yesterday (March 8th) a long side her daughters Jelani aged 4 and Micaiah aged 11, on James Island (South Carolina). 

Police say that her 17 year old son Anthony Tyrone Terrell Jr shot and killed the family on the 28th February.

In open white caskets, Deleston, 39, could be seen wearing her deputy’s uniform and her daughters wore pearls and matching pale pink gowns of sheer organza.

Nathaniel Deleston, Joy Deleston’s brother, broke down during his eulogy admitting he had anger towards his nephew but asked fellow mourners not to judge Terrell.

“I am waiting for answers to our questions, but I trust God to give us our answers,” said Deleston.  “I’m not going to turn my back on my nephew.”

Jelani’s father, the rap star Juvenile (real name Terius Gray) did not attend the service.

Police have charged Anthony Tyrone Terrell Jr with murder, but he will not get the death penalty because of his age. 

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  1. theres something about this particular tragedy that really speaks to me …
    i cant quite put my finger on it
    but its sadly disturbing in so many ways…..
    violence is the only languesge nowadays it seems..

  2. Juvenile performed at the Hypnotized Tour in Augusta Saturday nite and received so much love. And his performance was dope!!!!!!! What a man. RIP and prayers for the family. Keep your head up Juvenile. I would love to see Kanye West and Juvenile do a song about loosing loved ones. It would be nice.

  3. My heart and prayers goes out to the family over the lost of their love ones………..to the stupid people asking why not attend the funernal of his 4 YEARS OLD DAUGHTER????? Now as a parent how would you feel seeing your little girl in a casket never to be seen again, until our Lord and savior calls him home. Its very evident that he wasnt able to handle the pain of seeing his baby laying there when her daddy thats suppose to be her super hero was not abke to do anything to save her! Once again my prayers are with you.

  4. Why are people stupid for asking that question? It’s a perfectly valid question! Millions of parents around the world lose children everyday under the most tragic circumstances, but no matter what, no matter how much pain they are going through they turn up to say goodbye to their child. The pain of having to see their child in a casket literally rips out their insides, but they still show up for their child (unless for religious reasons – e.g. Muslim women aren’t allowed to attend funerals)

    I’m sure Juvenile’s hurting right now. I’m sure he wasn’t able to handle the pain. But I guess performing on stage that very same night helped take his mind of things…’

  5. I think we should not judge either way…everyone handles grieve differently and mayb him performin was his way…u don’t like it, that’s 2 bad…it’s his daughter, not urs or anybody else’s….

  6. Its an observation. Most parents turn up for their child’s funeral. I’m not the only person to have thought that and I’m betting that Juvenile will address his decision to stay away at some point (there could be more to it then you think…)

    Yes people do handle their grief in different ways, and as I pointed out in my previous comment, perhaps deciding not to attend the funeral but performing on stage that same night was his way of coping, chances are it might have been….

    R.I.P Joy, Jelani, Micaiah

  7. All, I can see this is a gossip spot for those uniformed. Juvenile could not attend the funeral because he was not wanted there, he never supported or contacted Jelani. He could not tell anyone what kind of kid Jelani was because he didn’t know Jelani, didn’t support Jelani and never spoke to Jelani. The people in pain are those that new the family, shared laughter and pain. I don’t know of any father that would miss the opportunity to pay his respects. A father is not what I would label this guy, he doesn’t come close to being a father and can never be a Dad to Jelani. You can ask him, did he recognize Jelani as a member of the family? “Does he know what type of food Jelani likes or dislikes?” Some people need to get off the fan-wagon and spend more time in school and the Church so you will be able to see through the fakeness. Don’t let him ride off your emotions to increase his failing popularity, don’t fall for it.

  8. Wheher or not he was wanted, legally, only his signature (as next of kin) could release the body to the funeral home.. So much fo rthe “not being wanted” argument. He couldn’t attend the funeral cuz he aint man enough. These rappers are so fake!! They can talk all kinds of ish, wear all kinds of bling, kiss up to music management, but they are not hard enough to go to his daughter’s funeral? SMDH

  9. Missing your daughter’s funeral, but opting to perform at a show and after party that same evening is a bad look. Right now its all over the internet that he was out partying. So not a good look.
    All the best Juvenile!

  10. I would like to say this tragedy has really struck me. my condolences got out to the family. I really feel sorry for this young man and what happened to this family, even though no one knows what happened and it’s a very sad situation my heart goes out to him as well. I am a mother of a 11 year old boy so it does hit home for me, but i am praying that everything is okay with him and that his family does not turn their back on him because he is going to need them at this time.

  11. I don’t care what is what, if you are in the child’s life or not that is still YOUR DAUGHTER… NOTHING should have kept him from HIS BABY’S funeral, unless he was in jail or dead, and if was in jail they would have given him special privileges to go too his baby for the last time… He’s saying that he didn’t want to attract more media attention… The media was going to be there regardless because of the sadness and the senseless of the situation, however, media or not NOTHING WOULD HAVE KEPT ME FROM MY BABY’S FUNERAL BUT GOD HIMSELF… Juvenile is not the first person to lose a child nor will he be the last! His grief couldn’t be worse than the next parent that lost their child yet they attend their child’s funeral….. What makes this situation so DAMN bad is he went out and PARTIED the same day and night of his baby’s funeral… To me it’s just SAD, TACKY and another bad look for a black man!!!!!

    FYI, Juvenile is not that damn popular anymore!!!!!

  12. This was a very sad situation. I am very disappointed in Juvenile and the excuse that he made for not attending the funeral. There was NO media there to cover the funeral. The family asked for them not to attend out of respect they did not. As for Juvenile who said that he didn’t want the spotlight to be on him, I am pretty sure that the majority of the more than 500 people who attended the funeral wouldn’t have known who he was anyway. He had several opportunities to pay his respect. They had a memorial service for them in Atlanta, the wake service in Charleston, and the funeral. He could have even arranged a private viewing with the funeral parlor. Yeah, I am sorry that he lost his daughter, but lets also think about the mother who had to bury her only daughter and only two grand-daughters. The mother who has to take a long drive from Charleston, SC to Atlanta, GA and pack up the house and relive in her mind as she walks through of how the events took place. The grandmother who still has a grandson to LOVE. Juvenile couldn’t have been too concerned if he was out getting his groove on. As Rodney Dangefield always said, for Juve I now have, “NO RESPECT!” R.I.P Joy, Maciah, and Jelani. Much Love from the peeps from Chucktown!!!

  13. Not being in attendance is bad, but not even contacting the funeral home to see if any assistance could be rendered is even worse. What message are we sending here? Even though Joy moved away, she was a native Charlestonian and wanted to be laid to rest in her home town and family cemetary. Her mother honored that wish. Miaciah’s father (a celebrity) was in attendance at her memorial service in Georgia as well as her home-going services in Charleston. Joy loved her church and that was where she wanted to be funeralized. The amount of law enforcement present would have kept everything in order. The service was a beautiful send off from start to finish. For my family, the “Joy” of the Lord will be our strength because we now have 3 more angels to watch over us.

  14. IM NOT GONE TALK DOWN ON JUVENILE BECUZ HE HAS THE RIGHT TO DO AS HE FEELZ WAT EVERYBODY FIALS TO RELIZE IS PEOPLE HANDLE DEATH DIFFERENTLY… EVEN THOU MOST OF US WOULD WANT TO B AT OUR CHILDS OR LOVE ONES FUNERALZ…JUST BECUZ THTZ ARE WAY TO SHOW ARE RESPECT…BUT I NO MANY PEOPLE WHO REFUSE TO SEE THE PERSON THEY LOVE SO MUCC BEIN PUT TO REST(SUM DECIDE TO GO AFTER ALL BUT SUM DONT) PEOPLE COPE DIFFERENTLY EVERYBODY IS LOOKIN AT THIS THRU THERE EYES(NONE OF YALL THRU JUVE)…YALL DONT NO WATT WAS GOIN THRU HIS HEAD…SUM OF YALL SAY HE DIDNT TAKE CARE OF HER… MAYBE HE DIDNT GO BECUZ OF THIS HE THOUGHT HE WOULD DISRESPECT HER AND THE REST OF THERE FAMILY BY SHOWIN HIS FACE…AND AS GOIN OUT AND PARTYIN I MEAN THTZ WAS PROBABLY HIS WAY OF TRYIN TO GET OVA THE DEATH OF HIS DAUGHTER…AND LETS JUST KEEP IN MIND WEN U HURTIN RATHER ITS A DEATH OR BAD RELATIONSHIP U TRY YO HARDEST TO NOT THINK ABOUT IT U…DO ANYTHING TO JUST GET IT OFF YO MIND ANYTHING AND HE WENT AND DID WAT HE DO BEST PERFORM(TO TRY TO TAKE THE PAIN AWAY)ERBODI LOOKZ AT HIS ACTIONS ASS A BAD THING
    MAY THE THREE OF THEM REST IN PEACE
    JOY,MICAIAH, JELANI

  15. Kamommy420 Says:

    March 11, 2008 at 6:20 am e

    “u don’t like it, that’s 2 bad…it’s his daughter, not urs or anybody else’s….”

    yes I think we’re all well aware of that But it’s not going to stop us from expressing an opinion on it on here.

  16. well it was tragedy that he lost his daughter but a man who made a child and a father are two different things now based on the conversation on here he didn’t really know his daughter and i agree that the time was meant for the loved ones cause those were the ones who knew her i don’t think that some one should show up to their daughters funeral cause they think its the right thing to do but show up cause u care for her loved her and wish all that u could do is hold her in your arms and let her know that everything is gonna be alright. now in my opinion based on what was said on here he wasn’t much of a father. im not gonna judge him cause i dont know his situation or what really happened its sad but you know some people handle things differently so i wish juvenile all the best and pray that god that he will help him cope with what he is feeling or what he is not feeling.

  17. I think it’s important for people to build online tribute pages for the ones we love, so they can live on forever. I just built a page on http://www.nhor.com (National Hall of Records). It’s a great site and they’re having this free campaign right now. Just thought I’d pass the word in case you wanted to post a free tribute too! God Bless You!

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