You can read “A life remembered: Family and friends recall ‘Jerry’ Williams,” in today’s issue of the Mountain Xpress.

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For this story, I had the honor of spending time with members of Jerry’s family and some of his friends, learning about the person they loved.

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Family and friends of Jai “Jerry” Williams. Photo by Micah Mackenzie.

May we hear more and more stories of love and the lives of black men, and stop the stories of senseless loss.

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Childhood photos of Jai “Jerry” Williams. Photo by Micah Mackenzie.