CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Members of a Charleston community gathered Tuesday night to say good-bye to a teenager who lost his life in a Jackson County lake Sunday.
Those who knew 15-year-old Shawn Jones, Jr., a student at Stonewall Jackson Middle School, said he was full of life.
Jones drowned in the lake at Parchment Valley Conference Center near Ripley. He was on an outing with a Charleston church. He decided to take a kayak into the lake. It overturned and he never resurfaced.
Jones, father, Shawn Jones, Sr., was among those who spoke to those at the candlelight vigil on the lawn of Stonewall Jackson on Charleston’s West Side.