85R34629 KSM-D
  By: Rose H.R. No. 2710
         WHEREAS, Words cannot adequately express the sorrow felt by
  the loved ones of Jordan Javon Edwards of Mesquite, whose life was
  tragically cut short on April 29, 2017, at the age of 15; and
         WHEREAS, Born on October 25, 2001, in Fort Worth, Jordan
  Edwards was the son of Shaunkeyia Keyon Stephens and Odell Lavar
  Edwards, and he grew up with the companionship of seven brothers and
  sisters; he began his lifelong involvement in football when he was a
  young boy at Gentry Elementary School in Mesquite, and after
  enrolling at Mesquite High School, he became a proud member of the
  freshman football team, playing quarterback and receiver; he pushed
  himself persistently as an athlete, often giving up leisure
  activities to maintain his training regimen; understanding the
  importance of education, he devoted himself to his schoolwork as
  well and earned straight A's in his classes; after graduating, he
  hoped to continue his studies and his football career at the
  University of Alabama; and
         WHEREAS, Known for his positive attitude and the engaging
  smile that he often wore, Jordan was well liked by his teachers, his
  classmates, his coaches, and his fellow players; although football
  was his passion, his greatest joy came from his family and friends,
  and he always made an effort to ensure that others felt loved and
  included; and
         WHEREAS, A young man who demonstrated boundless drive and
  enthusiasm, Jordan Edwards also possessed a kind and gentle nature
  that touched the hearts of everyone around him, and his memory will
  forever be cherished by those who held him dear; now, therefore, be
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 85th Texas
  Legislature hereby pay tribute to the life of Jordan Javon Edwards
  and extend deepest condolences to the members of his family: to his
  father, Odell Edwards, and his wife, Charmaine; to his mother,
  Shaunkeyia Stephens; to his siblings, Vidal, Kevon, Korrie, Kyleah,
  Kei'Morah, Fiston, and Vicktoriyah; and to his other relatives, his
  friends, and all who join them in mourning his passing; and, be it
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for his family and that when the Texas House of
  Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in memory of Jordan