ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Jerone Campbell, a 17-year-old Lemon Bay High School junior, died Friday morning while undergoing surgery. Now, the Lemon Bay Touchdown Club and other community groups are trying to help his family.
A memorial service is planned for 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Lemon Bay High School's Memorial Field, located at 2200 Placida Road. The public is invited to attend.
The Touchdown Club has provided "Flying High No. 28" T-shirts for all the football players and coaches, and will be selling them at the field to help raise funds for the family. Jerone used the "Flying High" hashtag on his Twitter page.
Anyone wishing to help the family with expenses may do so by sending a check, made out to the Jerone Campbell Memorial Fund, to Lemon Bay Touchdown Club, P.O. Box 38, Englewood, FL 34925-0038.
Also, an account for Jerone's family has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank. The account number is 6861709142.
The funeral service for Jerone is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at Englewood United Methodist Church, located at 300 E. Dearborn St. There will be a burial immediately afterward at Gulf Pines Cemetery. The family will then return to church's Fellowship Hall for a gathering.
Anyone wishing to donate food should contact Stacie Sparks at (941) 661-6712.