Tragedy struck an East Texas family in Longview as Jason Pettigrew, a fourth grader at Ned E. Williams Elementary School passed away January 2, 2018 at the young age of 11 years old.  East Texas Matters reports that Jason fell ill and didn’t recover, leaving his family and friends mourning his sudden death.

Visitation for Jason will be held on Friday, January 19 at Bigham Mortuary located at 1007 South Martin Luther King Boulevard from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. His services will be Saturday, January 20 at Bethel Baptist Church located at 323 South Court Street in Longview. He will be laid to rest at Grace Hill Cemetery at 601 West Marshall Avenue.

As a parent, I can’t imagine the thought of burying my own child.  Hug your child extra tight and always say you love them.  Let’s continue to keep Jason’s parents, family and friends in prayer as our community mourns their loss.