Trevon D'Andre Scales, born on August 5, 1991, left this world on July 25, 2023, leaving behind a legacy that will be cherished forever. He was reared up under the spiritual council of the Birthing Place Worship Center under the leadership and guidance of Dr. Yvonne Wright Dunn and Elder Hershell Paul Dunn Jr. With heavy hearts, we gather here today to bid farewell to a remarkable individual whose presence illuminated the lives of those fortunate enough to have known him.
Trevon was an exceptional individual who lived every day like it was his last. His untimely departure has left a void that cannot be filled, as he possessed a unique combination of character traits and abilities that set him apart. In this life everyone does die, but not everyone lives and he lived his life to the fullest at every opportunity.
He attended Norview High School where he played JV and Varsity football. He later attended Indian River High School where he played Varsity football as a starting linebacker. He graduated from Maury High School where he played Varsity baseball. He went on to attend VSU after enlisting in the US Army reserves which led to his first active duty deployment and into his military career where he earned a battlefield promotion during his second tour.
Although Trevon was known for his athletic abilities and commitment to serve, he was also known for his profound compassion and empathy towards others. Whether it was lending a helping hand to those in need or offering words of encouragement to uplift spirits, Trevon always had a way of making people feel valued and seen. His kindness knew no bounds and his infectious smile could brighten even the darkest day.
Trevon had an adventurous spirit that could not be contained. His military service would allow him to explore different cultures and countries and experience diverse perspectives firsthand. Through these journeys, he cultivated a deep appreciation for the beauty found in our shared humanity.
Trevon's departure leaves a void in the hearts of his loved ones. He leaves behind his parents Damy and Steffan Lott Sr., and Malcolm and Deshanda Skinner as well as three children, Trevon Jr., Jalen, and Julia(mother Raven Creekmur). In addition he leaves behind siblings Brandyn, Brianna, Jalen, Kiara, Lorenzo, Rayvon, Sahara, Shanice, Steffan Jr. and grandparents Ralph and Jayne Scales. He was predeceased by grandparents Carl and Patricia Skinner, Terry Burns and uncle Linwood Skinner. He was deeply cherished by a enormous host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, Friends, and Military family who will forever treasure the memories they shared. Though his time with us was cut tragically short, the impact he had on all who knew him is immeasurable.
In celebrating Trevon's life, let us remember him for his unwavering dedication to family, friends, the US Military, his kindness towards others, and his ability to find beauty in every corner of the world. May we be inspired by his legacy to live our lives with purpose, compassion, and a thirst for knowledge.
As we bid farewell to Trevon D'Andre Scales, let us take solace in knowing that his spirit will continue to inspire us all. His light may have dimmed in this world, but it will forever glow brightly in our hearts. Rest in eternal peace, my soldier - your presence will be deeply missed but never forgotten.