The family of 14-year-old Dylan Jones, who was hit and killed by a train on Friday, has set up a memorial fund to help the struggling family.
A day after the Lee High School student was killed walking home along the railroad tracks, his family is struggling to make sense of why someone so young is now gone.
“He always wanted to know if I was alright,” said Wanda Wade, Dylan’s grandmother. “He was just a very loving child and he would help anybody that he could he loved everybody.”
Wade says, like many teenage boys, Dylan loved sports. He was going to try out for the Lee High School baseball team and loved Alabama football.
“My husband took him to his first Alabama game and he was just so excited. He loved football, wore Alabama all the time. And he loved music and loved life,” said Wade.
Dylan leaves behind a younger sister, and a mother and father who are struggling to find the funds for the funeral.
“They work like most of us from week to week. Hard workers but sometimes things happen that they don’t expect,” said Wade.
The family has set up a memorial fund for Dylan, in hopes of helping his parents afford the funeral, while they try to heal from the tragic accident that has left them with so many questions.
To help the Jones family, you can donate at any Redstone Federal Credit Union to the “Dylan D. Jones Memorial Fund.”
A viewing will be held Monday, November 12th at 5 p.m. at Berryhill Funeral Home. The Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Berryhill.