“At the rising sun and at its going down we remember them. At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter we remember them. At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring we remember them. At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer we remember them. At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of the autumn we remember them. At the beginning of the year and when it ends we remember them. As long as we live, they too will live, for they are now a part of us. As we remember them. When we are weary and in need of strength we remember them. When we are lost and sick at heart we remember them. When we have decisions that are difficult to make we remember them. When we have joy we crave to share we remember them. When we have achievements that are based on theirs we remember them. For as long as we live, they too will live, For they are now a part of us, as we remember them.”
On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, Jason Joseph Lee Hanks, father, son, brother, nephew and cousin, passed away suddenly at the age of 41 years. Jason will be forever remembered by all who knew him for his smile, his sense of humor, his mischievousness and his gentle spirit.
He is preceded in death by his father, Sanver Lee Hanks, maternal grandparents, John Logan and Joan Turner as well as his paternal grandparents, Jessie Hanks, Sr. and Cora Hanks and his uncles, Keith Turner and Jerry Hanks.
He is survived by his children, Jayzon K. Hanks, Angel Sade Hanks, Jaleigha Kae’lynn Hanks, Kyauna Breanne Hanks, and Jayceon J. L. Phillips; mother, Sheree Mathis; Brothers, Sinnea Thomas, Donta Washington, Jonathan Issac Hanks, and Sanver Lee Hanks, Jr.; Sister, Sharmella Morgan; Aunts, Shelia Mathis, Vi (Skip) Adams, Dorothy Hanks, Lela Wiles, Vona Hanks, Terri Hanks, Wanda Hanks-Sunderland; Uncle, Jesse Hanks Jr.; Cousins, Celess Stidoms, Chyenne Turner, Leif Sunderland, Eric Jones, Sonya (Dwight) Oglesby, Lynnette (Dean) Burns, Lisa Cary, Lynette Cary, Shemir Wiles, Felix (Natsuko) Hanks, Tarshalla Hanks, Curtis Hanks, Nicole Hanks, Denise Hanks, Dominique Wynn, Cherelle Sunderland, Michael Johnson, Darrell Clark, Lea Gardner, Jesse Hanks III, Tikia Hanks, Natasha (Will) Price, Starla Lea Hanks and a host of other relatives andmany close friends.