Jamal
Jamal Durant
  • 40 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 7, 1971
  • Place of birth:
    Bronx, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Dec 2, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Lynchburg, South Carolina, United States
Let the memory of Jamal be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one,
Jamal Durant, 40, born on July 7, 1971 and passed away on December 2, 2011.
We will love and remember him forever.



 
I'm Free

 Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God has laid you see.
I took His hand when I heard His call
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found peace at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
O yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee,
God wanted me now, He set me free.




FAMILY & FRIENDS
Light a candle to remember, may it burn ever so bright
As we look to the heavens every day and night.
Beyond the stars, our dear Jamal soared
Embraced by his Savior on heaven's shores.

As the angels protect him and sing his sweet name
We honor his life with the glow of this flame.
So we light a symbolic candle every day and night 
As a symbol of our love and his eternal life.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Brenda Joe on 2nd December 2016

"5yrs. and still can't understand why you! Words can never express how much it hurts that you are not here. I know by now you all are together looking down on us. All I ask that all of you continue looking down on us until we meet again in heaven. You and Felecia picture are the first thing I look at every morning. Some days it put a smile on my face then it's day  when I cry just because  your not here.

                                 Love you always"

This tribute was added by Michelle Holmes-Williams on 2nd December 2016

"Woooooowwwwwww Jamal, it's really been 5yrs!!!"

This tribute was added by S D I on 7th July 2016

"Happy Birthday Jamal!!!
I miss you so much.
Love Wonnie"

This tribute was added by kelly thomas on 7th July 2016

"Happy Birthday Mally Mal!!!"

This tribute was added by Brenda Joe on 7th July 2016

"Wishing you was here so I could give you a big hug and kiss and tell you Happy Birthday!!! But I know you are up in heaven  enjoying your your special day with the family. Love you all!!
Until we meet again  SIP
  
                                                Love Brenda"

This tribute was added by reninnea dollard on 19th June 2016

"Happy Father's Day Cuzzo Love and miss you daily."

This tribute was added by Brenda Joe on 19th June 2016

"Wishing you a Happy Father's Day up in heaven. I wish you was still here with us but God had other plans for you .Continue being that angel that is watching over your family.I know by know that Felecia is in heaven with you and the rest of the  family.

                                      Love you guys
                                  Brenda"

This tribute was added by Brenda Joe on 2nd December 2015

"Can't believe that 4yrs, have gone by.I still have your picture sitting on my dresser where i look at you everyday hoping i can just get one more chance to hug you and let you know how much I love and miss you.Until we meet again in heaven sip. Continue looking down on your family!!


                                            Love you
                                            Brenda"

This tribute was added by kelly thomas on 2nd December 2015

"Wow Bro...4 years already?.. I know you're continuing to watch over the fam..and I know you see Jamal Jr. Lol He reminds me of you so much. He definitely has your swag ☺ Only thing I know Priscilla wishes had, is your cleanliness lol Hopefully he will soon. They're all doing great. The kids are coming into themselves very well. I know you're proud of them. We all miss and love you... Continue to Rest In Peace Bro"

This tribute was added by Felecia Hazel on 2nd December 2015

"Missing you cousin. I smile when I think of you. Gone too soon, but I know that you are wrapped in God's arms. Love your family..."

This tribute was added by Yolanda Geiger on 2nd December 2015

"Wow this time is always hard. I still remember having to make that call. But in my heart I know you're free and a peace. Take care and continue to watch over us. RIP much love. Landa"

This tribute was added by reninnea dollard on 2nd December 2015

"Still feels like yesterday continue to RIP love you"

This tribute was added by kelly thomas on 7th July 2015

"Happy Birthday Bro.... Continue to look over the family... I know its you... I see you bro lol love you always..."

This tribute was added by reninnea dollard on 7th July 2015

"Happy Birthday cuzzo love and miss you daily continue to watch over the fam."

This tribute was added by S D I on 7th July 2015

"There are two bright stars in the sky today, one is the Star of God and one is you! I hope you keep shining bright. Happy Birthday!!!
Love Wonnie"

This tribute was added by anna carey on 7th July 2015

"Happy 44th bday..... Gone but never forgotten luv always :) :)"

This tribute was added by Brenda Joe on 7th July 2015

"I know your mom is right next to you celebrating this special day with you.While i am down here looking up shouting Happy Birthday Jamal!!
Love both of you

                                    Brenda"

This tribute was added by Felecia Hazel on 7th July 2015

"Happy 44th Birthday Cousin. (70's babies) We think of you often. Continue to sleep in peace. Love Fleebe"

This tribute was added by Michelle Holmes-Williams on 7th July 2015

"Happy Birthday Jamal!! You are extremely missed. Things have been so different (I'm quite sure you see). Continue to watch over your kids and love ones. We miss you so much! You are still loved, thought of, and looked at through your pictures. We love & miss you Jamal,,, real talk! ALWAYS & FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS! Happy birthday up in heaven,,,,"

This tribute was added by Brenda Joe on 21st June 2015

"Jamal continue to be that  angel that watches over his family i just walked out of my room and the ceiling fell down.I knew you will always be there for the family.!! Our guardian angel.

                      Love you Brenda"

This tribute was added by Brenda Joe on 21st June 2015

"Happy Father's Day Jamal  continue to be the best father looking down on your children making sure they are alright.God bless and S.I.P

                              Love you always Brenda"

This tribute was added by Brenda Joe on 2nd December 2014

"It's so hard to believe 3yrs.has gone by  sense you left us.Each day i'm wishing you can just come back to us .I want just one last time to hug and tell you how much I love you!! I looked at your picture today and could do nothing but cry still missing you like crazy until we meet again S.I.P.                            

                                  Love you always Brenda"

This tribute was added by Michelle Holmes-Williams on 2nd December 2014

"MISSING YOU LIKE CRAZY!!!! I look at your picture every day and still can't believe you're gone. It's been 3 years but it feels like yesterday. You are constantly thought of, talked about, and extremely missed by the Hubster and I. (Your best friend life has NOT been the same without you. I know you see him. It hurts my heart seeing him without his right hand.) YOU ARE ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER & EVER! My one of a kind Jamal. Miss you soooo much! We love you Jamal! Continue to RIP and watch over your love ones,, (especially your kids) YOU ARE DEFINITELY MISSED BY MANY,,,, xoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Yolanda Geiger on 7th July 2014

"Happy Birthday. Still can't believe your gone. I miss your jokes and laugh.  Rest in Peace much love today, tomorrow and always.

Love ya Lil Cuz....Landa"

This tribute was added by Felecia Hazel on 7th July 2014

"Happy Birthday to you!!! You are missed....you always put a smile on our face when we think about some funny story you've told us. #71kids

Rest easy cousin..love you"

This tribute was added by Brenda Joe on 7th July 2014

"Just wanted to say Happy Birthday Jamal! Wishing I could put my arms around you and tell you how much I love and miss you! I want you too keep doing what you do watching down on your family. Still thinking and missing you daily!

                            Forever love you Brenda"

This tribute was added by S D I on 7th July 2014

"Happy Birthday Jamal!!!

Love Wonnie"

This tribute was added by reninnea dollard on 15th June 2014

"Happy Father's Day big cousin!!!!!!! Missing you so much luv you until we meet again.  Continue to S.I.P."

This tribute was added by reninnea dollard on 31st January 2014

"Missing u in this moment. Luv u cuzzo. Til we meet again.
S.I.P."

This tribute was added by Renie Williams on 3rd December 2013

"2 Years have passed and you are truly missed. Continue to Rest In Peace Jay!"

This tribute was added by Brenda Joe on 2nd December 2013

"Two years has gone by sense you left us in body, but your soul will always be with us.I have a picture on my dresser of you, it makes me smile everyday just knowing your with me.I love and miss you daily. Until we meet in heaven god bless you!!
                Love you always Brenda"

This tribute was added by Michelle Holmes-Williams on 2nd December 2013

"Heyyyy my Jamal!!! Just wanted to drop by with a few words,, You are greatly missed & thought of all the time. Life for your boy Rah is just not the same any more. Smh.He'll never have another you!:(
WE MISS YOU JAMAL! I know you're looking down on us & you see it all,,, continue being his/our angel.
Love you & miss my one of a kind much! Xoxo"

This tribute was added by reninnea dollard on 2nd December 2013

"I can't believe I'm smiling right now although it seems like yesterday you were taking from us every time I think of you its something funny  my mom had me laughing and tearing about the past surgery your aunt Maggie had and how big you would have made it lying and sounding like the truth. I love you and miss you so much. Until we meet again"

This tribute was added by kelly thomas on 2nd December 2013

"Just wanted to say Hi Big Bro...even though I know you're watching over the fam, just wanted to let you know the kids are doing good..Jamal Jr. Reminds me so much of you...always wearing basketball shorts under his pants lol ready for a game..Lea plays ball too now so you're athletic gene is definitely in them... 2 yrs have past but you're spirit is always felt & you are forever missed... love you & talk to ya later :)"

This tribute was added by Yolanda Geiger on 7th July 2013

"Happy Birthday Cuz,

I love you dearly, I listened to "Don't Cry for Me" and I thought of you I know your in a better place and your at peace. But I promise it hurts so much I often think about our last conversation. I love and miss  you. I know we will see each other again. Love Landa"

This tribute was added by S D I on 7th July 2013

"Happy Birthday Jamal!!! Always on my mind; forever in my heart.

Love Wonnie"

This tribute was added by reninnea dollard on 7th July 2013

"Happy Birthday Jamal!!!! You are truly missed. I love you  so much continue to rest in peace ."

This tribute was added by anna carey on 7th July 2013

"Happy birthday babes keep shinning. Love you always"

This tribute was added by Brenda Joe on 7th July 2013

"Happy Birthday Jamal!! It is still so hard to believe ur not here with us, but I know ur looking down on us daily. I miss you like crazy.


               Love you always Brenda"

This tribute was added by kelly thomas on 16th June 2013

"Happy Father's Day Jamal"

This tribute was added by S D I on 16th June 2013

"Happy Father's Day Jamal!

Love Wonnie"

This tribute was added by Michelle Holmes-Williams on 15th May 2013

"Missing you much Jamal,,,,,,, you'll ALWAYS be my one of a kind who accepted me even through my "crazy moments" :) Loving you much and thinking of you often. We love you dearly! Xoxo"

This tribute was added by Tawana Lemon on 15th May 2013

"It is still hard to believe that you are gone... So many wonderful, funny memories of The Boston Road Crew (Boogie Down Bronx).. When El told me you passed I could not believe my ears. My heart cried out for the friendship that we will no longer have but I am glad that our paths have crossed. Rest in Peace Brother you are definitely missed. Love Ya Jay"

This tribute was added by Renie Williams on 15th May 2013

"Hi Jamal you are definitely missed! The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said and never explained. Continue to Rest In Peace! Raheem's cousin Renie!"

This tribute was added by latoya joe on 3rd December 2012

"I Love You Jamal... I know you are watching down on all of your family and friends... One day we will all understand why you were taken away from us so soon..It makes me cherish my Family even more...LOVE You headmo.. :-)"

This tribute was added by anna carey on 2nd December 2012

"Seems like it was just yesterday don't Knw where the time has gone but here we are. You will always be in my heart an I will never forget you. I remember they day you left never thought it would be the last time I would see you again. I Knw your watching over everyone keep shining and always remember you will be dearly missed. Luv u"

This tribute was added by Felecia Hazel on 2nd December 2012

"Jamal you may not be here in the physical but you will forever remain present in our hearts. We miss you so much. The memories we have of you are full of laughter each time we reflect on something you said or did. Love you cousin..RIP"

This tribute was added by MaryAnn Durant on 2nd December 2012

"Miss Jamal's  loving way. His greetings of a smile and usually a hug. miss his sense of humor. He could make me laugh until  I was crying. Never forgot the ride from Lynchburg to Lancaster for Carl & Sheila's wedding. He had everyone in the car roaring with laughter the entire trip. I thank God for Jamal and am comforted to sense  he's in Jesus Christ's care now.."

This tribute was added by Jacqueline Walker on 2nd December 2012

"Missing you , thinking of you and always remembering that God loves you most. Rest with the Angels my friend."

This tribute was added by reninnea dollard on 2nd December 2012

"This day one year ago was so painful. Today my  heart has smiled all day thinking about you and all the smiles you put on my face knowing your in a better place, Love you and miss you your Lil cuz Reninnea, Oren, and baby Maddy. Oh yeah Omar said wat'z up."

This tribute was added by elraheem Williams on 2nd December 2012

"It's been a year since i lost half of me my twin aka big brah jamal godbless u love u brah see u when i get there!"

This tribute was added by Michelle Simmons on 2nd December 2012

"Can't believe it has been a year already. Man, I miss your face!! I remember waken up after saying good night to u and you would still be at the house from the night before raiding my fridge and swearing u had just gotten there.. I can still here your voice echoing in my head telling me to knock it off... You are truly missed,  love u to pieces Jamal .. May u continue to Sleep In Peace."

This tribute was added by Brenda Joe on 2nd December 2012

"Can't believe a year has gone by.But i'm still waiting every Sunday for that knock on the door with tears in my eyes It is hard to believe your gone but you will never be forgotten!"

This tribute was added by S D I on 2nd December 2012

"God looked around his garden
and found an empty space.
He then looked down upon the earth,
and saw your tired face.
He put His arms around you
and lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful
he always takes the best."

This tribute was added by Demesha Joe on 2nd December 2012

"Can't believe it's been a year already, things are not the same without u here. I was going thru my phone last weekend and came across the voicemail u left me on nov 1, 2011 and it brought tears to my eyes. I miss ya silly butt and as I write this I continue to tear up.. You will forever be in my heart.. Love and miss u.
Your lil cuz, Mesha"

This tribute was added by TAIVE ETIENNE on 2nd December 2012

"WOW....  TIME FLIES!  A YEAR ALREADY.  I KNOW G-D IS USING YOU FOR GOODNESS.  MAY YOUR SPIRIT BE BLESSED.  YOU'RE FOREVER IN MY HEART.  FOREVER MISSED. R.I.P.   PRAY YOUR FAMILY IS BEING STRONG AND HOLDING TIGHT TO YOUR MEMORIES.  BE STRONG FAMILY..... XOXOXOXO. <3"

This tribute was added by kelly thomas on 2nd December 2012

"Already a year has passed since you became our Angel.. still can't believe it.. the family is holding strong & I know you're watching over us.. Jamal Jr reminds me of you so much, definitely is your son... miss you much big bro & continue to watch over us.. love you"

This tribute was added by Oga O on 6th October 2012

"Rest in perfect peace, Jamal!"

This tribute was added by Vickey Deans on 3rd September 2012

"The last time I saw you, you were a little guy with a HUGE spirit…..When your mom passed, I often wondered about you and Shawana….I knew she would take care of you because her quiet spirit loved you far before your mother’s death….When I read the article about your death, it hurt my heart for several reason; for your kids, for your family/friends and more importantly for your sister for I knew tha"

This tribute was added by TAIVE ETIENNE on 29th July 2012

"IT WASN'T ENOUGH LINES.  I KNOW G-D NEEDED YOU.  NOBODY HAS A BIG HEART, BIG ATTITUDE, BIG SMILE, BIG COURAGE, LIKE YOU. I PRAY HE'LL USE YOU TO CONTINUE LOOKING OUT FOR US AS YOU DID WHEN YOU WERE HERE. WITHOUT QUESTION YOU WERE THERE. MAY HIS MEMORY BLESS HIS FAMILY WITH LAUGHTER OF HIS CRAZY CHARACTER INSTEAD OF TEARS.  SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS FAMILY.  XOXO <3."

This tribute was added by TAIVE ETIENNE on 29th July 2012

"MY DEAREST FRIEND I'M SO VERY SAD TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR ACCIDENTAL DEATH IN ONE EAR. IN THE OTHER EAR KNOWING G-D DOESN'T MAKE MISTAKES.  WE HAD SOME GOOD AND CRAZY FUN TIMES. FROM THE THE VERY FIRST TIME WE MET.  MY FIRST FIGHT  MY FIRST KISS, MY FIRST FRIEND.   LOVED YOU THEN, NOW, AND FOREVER. THANKS FOR THE VISITS!  :'(  MAY YOU BE BLESSED, FORGIVEN,  MERCY AND AT PEACE.  LOVE YOU TYE!"

This tribute was added by leslie croxton on 10th July 2012

"happybirthday jamal i will miss you  i love you and you will always have a place in my heart  love always  leslie croxton"

This tribute was added by crystal grant on 9th July 2012

"JAMAL,JAMAL,JAMAL always my big teddy bear! I'm reading all these beautiful words, tears swelling in my eyes. I wish I could hug u one more time, but than that wouldn't be enough either. missing u like crazy.   Love u always, Crystal"

This tribute was added by Pepper Renee on 8th July 2012

"Happy belated Birthday... Know that I will never forget my crazy cousin Jamal who always cracked me up with his silly self! I will love and miss you forever and always."

This tribute was added by Jacqueline Walker on 8th July 2012

"I thought of you yesterday. I am so grateful to have gotten to reconnect with you last summer after 20+ years since our days at Truman. It is still so hard to believe that you are no longer with us. You are always in my heart and I will always cherish our friendship. Happy birthday Jamal!"

This tribute was added by Yolanda Geiger on 7th July 2012

"Well Happy 41st Birthday you are truly missed. I miss hearing your voice and that laugh I will never forget it. We grew up together fighting, playing, and walking to school together we are more than cousins the Third Avenue Bunch are  brothers and sisters. Please Rest -Peace. I know I will see you again in Heaven . Love you Yogi"

This tribute was added by Tiffany Rosser on 7th July 2012

"Happy bday Jamal! May u continue to REST IN PEACE... Love u!"

This tribute was added by Brenda Joe on 7th July 2012

"Happy birthday Jamal

Still waiting everyday for that knock
On the door that phone to ring i am still
Holding on to that $20 spot.
Missing you like crazy!!!!
                      Love you always  Brenda"

This tribute was added by julia pack on 7th July 2012

"Happy B-day I miss that smile & jokes so much you are in my thoughts every day. happy birthday today is your day miss you.
                                   Love, (Sister) Julia"

This tribute was added by Frederick Wilson on 7th July 2012

"they buried the only brother i never had..i lost a big part of me when you died..we were way more than cousins...i miss u so much....hold a place for me up there...i luv u"

This tribute was added by anna carey on 7th July 2012

"Happy Bday  I miss you so much you are always in my thoughts every all day.  Happy Birthday today is your day! Here's looking at you babes."

This tribute was added by Demesha Joe on 7th July 2012

"Happy Birthday Jamal,

Still can't get over the fact that your not here with us anymore, but I do know u are around the family enough for us to continue talking about how silly u are.. Wish u were physically here so we could all sit together at grandma house just cracking jokes... Love u to pieces.."

This tribute was added by kelly thomas on 7th July 2012

"Happy Birthday Jamal, I miss you big bro... love you"

This tribute was added by elraheem Williams on 7th July 2012

"Happy birthday dear friend I know u gone but we will meet again. U not here but never forgotten. I miss ur smile our nick names we gave gave each other our pool games our basketball game we would always compete n a fun way! I know u r n a better place wit god nomore worrying about money or anything! I love u big brah always!"

This tribute was added by Felecia Hazel on 7th July 2012

"Happy Birthday cousin. Continue to watch over us. We miss you so much. Love your family"

This tribute was added by Aunt Betty on 7th July 2012

"Happy Birthday G-Man!!!

Everyday in some small way
Memories of you come my way
Though absent, you are always near
Still missed, loved and always dear
                                  Love, Aunt Betty"

This tribute was added by S D I on 7th July 2012

"Happy Birthday Jamal! Love Wonnie"


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