OBITUARY

Jamon Terrell Hampton Jr.

August 31, 1993September 1, 2019
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“It’s not the number of years in your life that count, in the end it’s the life in your years that matter most, “

On August 31, 1993 at Parkview Community Hospital at approximately 1:35 PM Marlena Selene White and Jamon Terrell Hampton were blessed with their very own prince, Jamon Terrell Hampton Jr. He was such a happy baby and grew into a remarkable young man.

Jay began his education in 1997 at Ina Arbuckle Elementary from there he attended many different schools throughout the Riverside County and San Bernardino County school districts.

One thing Jay enjoyed doing and excelled in was Football. He started off playing Pop Warner Football for the Jurupa Steelers and the Riverside Rams, where he played the positions of a corner and Full Back. In 2004 The Riverside Rams won the Junior All American Championships. He attended North High school where he continued playing football during his freshman year and his team was undefeated.

During his young adult years Jay made many achievements. One that he was very proud of was working with his father at Fleetwood. Another that he was also very proud of was being given the opportunity to care for both his grandmothers, Mrs. Dora Hardin and Mrs. Lydia Vasquez, before they were laid to rest. Also proceeding him in death are is maternal grandparents, Darnell and Giovanie White.

Jay had dreams of one day getting married and having a family of his own. In May of this year he got engaged to his girlfriend, Valerie Martinez whom he loved dearly, with plans to get married and start a family of his own.

Jamon was the kind of person that anyone would be proud to call son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin, or friend. He always found time for the people he deeply cared about, and his love was meaningful and enduring.

That Love is the reason we’re all here today. . . One thing I can say, and I know you’d all agree, is that he had a heart of gold and a smile so bright he could light up a room. Wherever he went, he was such a comedian. Even on your worse day he could put a smile on your face. A memory we all share and cherish Forever.

Jamon is survived by his grandmother Yolonda Smith Moore, his grandfather Claude Hampton, his mother Marlena Selene White, his father Jamon Terrell Hampton, two stepmothers Saria and Chavonne, two sisters Asia and Aniya Hampton, three brothers Deshan, Trejon, and Rai’mon Hampton. Five aunts Stephanie and Tamiko White, and Sade . Ariana, Julia Hampton, two uncles Darnell White III and Dion Hampton. His closest cousins, who he considered his brothers and sisters, and a host of other family and friends.

“Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal but loves leaves a memory that no one can steal.”

-Rest in Peace Jay.

  • FAMILY

  • Yolanda Smith Moore, Grandmother
  • Marlena Selene White, Mother
  • Jamon Terrell Hampton, Father
  • Asia Hampton, Sister
  • Aniya Hampton, Sister
  • Deshan Hampton, Brother
  • Trejon Hampton, Brother
  • Rai'mon Hampton, Brother

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Darnell White III, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Deshan Hampton, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Anthony Russell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Nizjon White, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dumauris Thomas, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jamon Hampton, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Oliver Walker, Honorary Pallbearer
  • David Borders Jr., Active Pallbearer
  • Marquis Woodberry, Active Pallbearer
  • Storyann Dodson, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 19, 2019

Memories

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Leslyn Mitchell

September 19, 2019

J.J....you will forever remain Our Nephew and Your Memory will live Thru us!! Unfortunately his Uncle Frank and His Uncle Dbo cant be here to say there Final Goodbyes..So I can speak for his Uncle Frankie when I say...It was a pleasure watching you grow up into this exceptional Young Man. SO "SPLASH THE HEAVENS WITH YOUR SMILE" NOW THAT THE LORD HAS CALLED YOU HOME ITS NOW ALL OUR LOVED ONES WE HAVE LOST HONOR to have you,your heaven sent soul..and that smile there's to enjoy as we all did down here.
We love you Jamon
Fly high..
You and Your Uncle
Watch over us all.
Til we meet again!
West!!
Love Your Uncle Frankie & Antie..Leslyn

Samantha Wilson

September 17, 2019

When JJ was about 8 years old we were visiting from Oklahoma and went to Knotts Berry Farm with a group of cousins. After every ride JJ had to smooth his hair back down because the rides made it stick up. After every ride he also had the biggest smile. I don’t think he stopped smiling the whole day. You could literally see him smiling across the park. While in line for one of the rides 2 guys were in front of us that had been in line with us during other rides and they looked at all of us cousins and asked how we all knew each other. I told them “we are cousins.” One of the guys pointed at JJ and asked “even him?” I told him “yes.” He smiled and nodded. JJ was one of the sweetest little boys I’ve ever known and I was excited to see what he was going to accomplish as an adult. His beautiful, contagious smile will be missed! Love you cousin!

Valerie Martinez

September 17, 2019

My Love , i’m really lost for words..... And all though i wasn’t ready to say goodbye God had other plans 🙏🏼 You were just amazing and i’m glad you chose me to be your wife i will stick to the script and always carry u in my heart ! You never gave up and continued to do your best at anything u did , you smiled so bright and i couldn’t get enough of kissing you ! I miss your love and your presence My Love 😔 U were a kid at heart and i adored that because you were so funny and joked about everything..... something always , ALWAYS came out that made the whole room laugh! Anybody u crossed paths with had much LOVE for you. My nephews used to wake up and right away go to the stairs with you and all u guys did would laugh and joke , and when it came to my son he had u throwing that football back and forth all DAY! & Lil miss Mya knew just who to run too when i said no for anything 😔 I’m gonna miss you my love so much. So please watch over me , My sanctuary 💙 Until we meet again 🙏🏼 Save my spot I love you HUSBAND

Stephanie White

September 17, 2019

My first born nephew, I love you I love you , I love you!! My sister's only child 💔 my heart aches.. Jay words can't describe how much you meant to me I am going to miss our FaceTime conversations, you sending me crazy videos on Instagram. My beautiful sweet baby boy no more struggle no more pain . Get your wings and fly baby watch over us. See you when I get there. Always and Forever ❤️ Forever and Always. Love Auntie Steph,

Brenda Thomas

September 16, 2019

Fly high young man you were a beautiful soul!!

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Biography

To Jamon Terrell Hampton Jr., the entire world was a stage. An expressive, optimistic, and uninhibited individual, he was a performer in the theater of life. To everyone around him, he seemed to be eternally happy, and he willingly shared that joy with anyone whose life he touched. For Jamon, bringing out the best in any situation was as easy as offering a smile, a witty remark or the twinkle of an eye. And with just those simple gestures, he could evoke the most pleasant of emotions. Jamon really mastered the art of living and had great fun in doing so.

      Jamon was born on August 31, 1993 at Parkview Community Hospital in Riverside CA. His parents were Jamon Hampton Sr. , Marlena White. Jamon was raised in Riverside. Even as a child, Jamon had the ability to lift the spirits of all those around him. He was raised to be warm, caring and friendly. He couldn’t help but capture everyone’s attention. He was definitely a little bit of a show off, but in doing so, he succeeded in entertaining his entire family.

      Always a good playmate, Jamon was easygoing and fun loving. He managed to lighten the mood wherever he was, even during family squabbles. He seemed to have a knack for bringing compromise and erasing tense situations around the house. Due to a generous dose of common sense, Jamon managed to find a satisfying solution to basic problems. Jamon was all about family he loved helping care for his 3 sister's 3 brothers. Asia Hampton, Deshan Hampton, Jada Hampton, Aniya Hampton, Trejon Hampton, Rai'mon Hampton.

      All of Jamon's playful good humor carried over into his childhood. He was possessed with an outgoing personality, a lively imagination and a mellowed enthusiasm for life that allowed him to be constantly on the go. As a result, Jamon experienced a rather active childhood, and this suited him very well. He took part in Pop Warner Football. In his spare time he liked to sing and dance , play videogames. Jamon's memorable achievements included winning Jr all American championship,.

      Ask anyone who knew him from school and they would tell you that Jamon was a class “cut-up.” He didn’t do it to be unkind or to garner all the attention. Rather, Jamon simply enjoyed others’ laughter and the sounds of his friends and acquaintances having a good time. It could be said that for Jamon, grades may not have been the most important thing to him, but he really did enjoy his school experience. Since experience was Jamon's best teacher. He enjoyed hands-on learning and applying the “practical” approach to knowledge, rather than getting caught up in “theory.” Jamon graduated from J. W. North Highschool in 2013. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. His favorite class in high school was Math. And Playing freshman year undefeated.

      Jamon never actually encountered a stranger in his dealings with people. He was drawn to individuals and crowds, using his gregarious, adaptable and outgoing personality to captivate his audience. This quality allowed Jamon to continually develop new relationships, ever widening his circle of friends. Jamon delighted in his role among all his acquaintances, because he viewed them all as potential spectators for his performance. Whether it was a story, a joke, a song or just plain fooling around, Jamon was always right at home putting on a show among his friends. Jamon utilized his interest in others as a great way to connect with them. While growing up, some of his best friends were his cousins and ex football team mates plus a host of many because he was so loved. Jamons best friends were his brother Anthony Russell his little brother deshan Hampton and his big cousin Dumauris Thomas as well as his uncle Darnell white and last but not least his Fiancee Valerie Martinez. Jamon loved sharing life and having his home filled with people he knew.

      The gift of being emotionally expressive and outwardly affectionate made Jamon very easy to approach. He was always sensitive to other people’s feelings.

      Perhaps the reason Jamon related so well to children was the fact that he never really completely grew up himself. The ability to be just a “kid at heart” helped him in raising his own sister's and brothers Jamon wanted to one day have children of his own. Jamon had the ability to focus his attention on the present moment. If he was spending time with the kids, that’s where all of his attention was directed. Jamon's compassionate side prevented him from being a strict disciplinarian, and he could turn just about any situation into a playful, learning experience. He could spend hours entertaining them with fun and creative play.

      At work, as in life, Jamon was a real “people person.” He had a very successful way of dealing effectively with others, and his enthusiasm and energy was often contagious. Jamon liked to see himself as something of a virtuoso. When dealing with various projects and problems, Jamon was an adaptable realist, using his common sense and trusting his experiences and impulses to uncover the correct answer. Jamon's talent for being a down to earth thinker, allowed many around him to see Jamon as an excellent problem solver. He wanted to be a mechanic. His occupation was Manufacturing auto parts.

      Jamon enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. An “arts and crafts” type, Jamon liked creating and making things. Playing NFL Madden , spending time with family, listening to music, making songs of his own, drawing and tattoos ,telling jokes and laughing with those he loved most. Jamon was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

      Jamon felt excited and challenged by sports , he strived to be the best, Jamon loved to participate and thoroughly enjoyed the competition and the pleasure of being around other people. Jamon relished the opportunities where he could make an impact, and he would often push himself to play above his abilities. A quick thinker who understood the basics, Jamon never seemed to get caught off guard, even when confronted with unexpected conflict. In high school, Jamon played Football. Recreational sports included basketball, football. Jamon was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were basketball football.

      Jamon was a lover of animals and cherished his pets, enjoying them almost as much as he enjoyed being around other people. His best buddy was his Dog, Dolla. They were best friends for 5yrs.

      Jamon passed away on August 31, 2019 at Moreno valley hospital. He was killed. He is survived by grandmother Yolanda Smith Moore, grandfather Claude Hampton, His father Jamon Hampton Sr, His mother Marlena White 3 sister's Asia, Jada Aniya Hampton ,3 brother's Deshan, Trejon and Rai'mon Hampton, his Fiancee Valerie Martinez and a host of aunts uncles cousin's friends and extended family. Services were held at Aceshon &Graham. Jamon was creamated.

      Jamon brought joy to all of those around him. He never had a mean bone in his body. He loved to have a good time and was an eternal optimist, always looking on the bright side of things. He loved to share his energy, wit, and his zest for all of his activities with his friends and family. Jamon Terrell Hampton Jr. lived life to its fullest and made everyone around him happier just for knowing him. He will be remembered with a smile.

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