The mother of a Shreveport teen killed while riding his bicycle last week said her son loved to make people laugh.
"He was a sweet boy," said Kerica Magee. "He'd do crazy stuff to put a smile on your face and didn't even know you."
D'Various Magee, 16 was struck by a silver Ford Taurus while riding his bicycle March 28 at the corner of E. 79th Street and Thornhill Avenue. He was headed southbound and allegedly ran a stop sign when he was hit by a female driver.
Magee died in the hospital on March 29, a day after suffering a severe brain injury in the crash.
"He said mama I'll be right back, I'm going to check on the yards," Magee said. D. J., as he was called, cut grass for several residents in his neighborhood.
She recalls the moments leading up to D. J.'s deaths as he lay motionless in a hospital bed clinging to life.
"We all talked to him and I know that his spirit heard us."
Magee said her second born son, who attended C. E. Byrd High School, was a great student, and a pillar in their church.
"Somebody told me he was an All-American boy," she said. "To hear other people say that about my baby, he was."
But, now there's a void as the deep as the love he shared, while his voice still resonates is her mind.
"He'd probably be doing the usual, calling my name to joke with me," Kerica said.
Now, her message to those who have also experienced loss is one of unyielding faith and trust.
"I'd like them to let the anger go and turn to God," she said. "Don't be angry. There's no purpose in it."
D' Various was an organ donor and Kerica said it gives her great joy to know that the end of his life could now save someone else's. That's exactly what her son would want, she said.
An account has been set up for the benefit of D'Various Magee at Community Bank of Louisiana, 9201 Walker Rd., Shreveport.
Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
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