Funeral Is Monday For 13-Year-Old East Lake Academy Student Who Was Shot While Inside His Home

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Deontrey Southers
Deontrey Southers

Funeral services will be Monday for a 13-year-old East Lake Academy student who was shot and killed when shots were fired inside his home.





Family members said they believe the shots last Tuesday were intended for someone else.





Deontrey Southers was a linebacker for his school football team. He attended The Refuge Church.  He was involved with Gear Up and the Goodwill Youth Mentoring Program.  

His cousin, Jermaine "Soldier" Southers, 24, was shot and killed at East Lake Courts in 2008 in what was described as a gang retaliation.





Deontrey Southers is survived by his parents, Shanerra Southers and Willie George; sister, Dekaylia Southers; grandmothers, Eleanor Jenkins and Mary Bibbs; grandfather, Rodney K. Southers; great-aunt, Cathy Southers; uncles, LaDarrel Jenkins and Rodney D. Southers;  great-uncles, Michael Talley and Jerome (Raquel) Talley; great-grandmothers, Emily Southers and Luther (Ovetta) Owens; great-great grandmother, Mamie Jenkins; and a host of aunts, uncles, and other relatives.





Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., with Pastor Sean Landers officiating. Visitation will be from 12-4 p.m.


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