Let the memory of Jamal be with us forever
  • 40 years old
  • Born on July 7, 1971 in Bronx, New York, United States.
  • Passed away on December 2, 2011 in Lynchburg, South Carolina, United States.

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.

Posted by Brenda Joe on 2nd December 2018
Happy 7th Anniversary in heaven! Boy it doesn't feel like you been gone so long. I can still hear your voice and see your face like yesterday. You are truly missed. Your aunt Maggie came and joined you and the rest of the the family in heaven last week. Love you so much Brenda
Posted by Michelle Holmes-Williams on 2nd December 2018
7 yrs already J...... Dam! It still feels like yesterday. I miss you ooo so much! You see I still have your pic beside my bed. My one of a kind Jamal, you’ll forever live in my heart. I MISS YOU VERY MUCH! Your jokes, laughter, foolery, speeches, seeing you with your right hand Rah, me pulling up on y’all out of nowhere & you looking shocked lol, y’all both getting on my nerves, etc. Everything about you is missed! Happy 7yr Anniversary in Heaven my guy! Forever in our souls! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Kelly Thomas on 7th July 2018
Happy Birthday Bro... love you and miss you always
Posted by Brenda Joe on 7th July 2018
It is so hard ever year this time knowing it's your birthday and you're not around with us to celebrate. But I do know you're up in heaven looking down on us letting us know you're ok with your mom and the rest of the family celebrating. Just want to wish you a Happy Birthday!!! Love you always Brenda
Posted by Brenda Joe on 2nd December 2017
This is one of the worst time of the year for me. Six years today you was taken away from your family. It's still very hard knowing that you are no longer here wIth us but you will always be in my heart until we meet again S.I.P Love you always
Posted by S D I on 7th July 2017
Happy Birthday Lil Bro! Love Tyrone
Posted by S D I on 7th July 2017
Happy Birthday Jamal! Love Wonnie
Posted by Michelle Holmes-Williams on 7th July 2017
Happy birthday Jamal....Still missing you like crazy! I so wish you were here. You're thought of by me very often & still hold a special place in my heart. ❤️❤️
Posted by Brenda Joe on 7th July 2017
Happy Birthday I know you and the rest of the family in heaven with you are having the biggest 46 party. I just wish I could give you the biggest hug and kiss!!! Until we meet again love and miss you daily
Posted by Kelly Thomas on 7th July 2017
Happy Birthday Bro! Love You
Posted by Anna Carey on 7th July 2017
Time sure does fly Happy Birthday your getting old
Posted 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
Posted by Michelle Holmes-Williams on 2nd December 2016
Woooooowwwwwww Jamal, it's really been 5yrs!!!
Posted by S D I on 7th July 2016
Happy Birthday Jamal!!! I miss you so much. Love Wonnie
Posted by Kelly Thomas on 7th July 2016
Happy Birthday Mally Mal!!!
Posted 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
Posted by Reninnea Dollard on 19th June 2016
Happy Father's Day Cuzzo Love and miss you daily.
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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...
Posted 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
Posted by Reninnea Dollard on 2nd December 2015
Still feels like yesterday continue to RIP love you
Posted 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...
Posted by Reninnea Dollard on 7th July 2015
Happy Birthday cuzzo love and miss you daily continue to watch over the fam.
Posted 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
Posted by Anna Carey on 7th July 2015
Happy 44th bday..... Gone but never forgotten luv always :) :)
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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,,,,
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted by S D I on 7th July 2014
Happy Birthday Jamal!!! Love Wonnie
Posted 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.
Posted by Reninnea Dollard on 31st January 2014
Missing u in this moment. Luv u cuzzo. Til we meet again. S.I.P.
Posted by Renie Williams on 3rd December 2013
2 Years have passed and you are truly missed. Continue to Rest In Peace Jay!
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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 :)
Posted 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
Posted by S D I on 7th July 2013
Happy Birthday Jamal!!! Always on my mind; forever in my heart. Love Wonnie
Posted by Reninnea Dollard on 7th July 2013
Happy Birthday Jamal!!!! You are truly missed. I love you so much continue to rest in peace .
Posted by Anna Carey on 7th July 2013
Happy birthday babes keep shinning. Love you always
Posted 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

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