Antavier Gittens Death: Antavier Gittens, Jackson, Mi, dies in car accident

Antavier Gittens death – cause of death: Antavier Gittens, 19-year-old, of Jackson, Michigan, a 2020 graduate of Jackson High School and a student of Rise Above, passed away in a tragic car accident. Rise Above shared the news of his passing on their official Facebook page on Sunday, December 19, 2021. On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, Antavier Gittens shared a picture of himself on Facebook wishing himself a happy 19th birthday. “Blessed to see 19!! Let’s see what the last chapter brings #happybirthdaytome”

The Rise Above family was crushed to hear today that one of our amazing students died last night due to injuries sustained from a car accident. Añtavier Gitteñs was a remarkable young man with a brilliant entrepreneurial mind and a deep love of cars. He was always so giving and full of love and joy. We had just been in conversation these past few days to have him come in and share his Rise Above experience with our current students. Antavier always stood out from the rest and he will be dearly missed. YOUR STORY WILL BE TOLD at Rise Above, Antavier. We will not forget you!

According to his Facebook profile, he is a native of Bronx, New York, he went to Jackson High School, Michigan and graduated in 2020. He is popularly known as Tavey. He started working at Menards on December 18, 2019, until his demise. He was a member of Rise Above, a program that monitors teens to rise above academically.

On Sunday, December 19, 2021, JPS Jackson High School also announced the news of his death on their Facebook page. They made a statement which read:

JHS Viking family, It is with sincere sadness that we share that Antavier Gittens, JHS Class of 2020, passed away earlier this morning due to injuries sustained in a car accident. Antavier was a very helpful young man who will be sorely missed and remembered for his kindness. We understand that his life impacted many of our JHS students, therefore we will be hosting a Zoom counseling session for students tomorrow and the link will be shared with them via email. There may also be a candlelight vigil held this week at the JHS rock but those details have not been finalized.
Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this time.

Antavier Gittens’s obituary will be organized by his family.

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