Evan Jeffery Gaines, age 22

Lost to gun violence on March 26, 2019 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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  • Nickname:
    16 Evo
  • Number of children:
  • Personality:
    12 sweet, funny.
    10 caring, loving, giving, great friend
    3 selfless Motivated Og Lev
    2 He was Truly Heaven Sent. May God Continue to Strengthen your family day by day. Love Y'all
    2 Very dependable and caring he would give the shirt off his back
    1 would do anything for the people he love
    2 love you
    1 Helpful and compasoniate
    1 laid back, humble, sweet, funny
    1 Evan loved hard and in return was loved dearly by all around him. Irreplaceable lil cuz RIP Ev
  • Occupation:
    11 Student
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  • Schools attended:
    5 University of South Carolina Upstate
    2 W.J Keenan High School
  • Comments:
    4 Great friend with a very kind and generous heart
    8 Justice for Evan
    1 Prayers for the family. I truly understand how devastating this can be with no answers.
    3 i miss you so much man <3 it hurts not having you here. i love you
    5 A Loving boyfriend he was ❤️ I miss you and love you so very much Evan !!!!
    2 Ericka, you and your familily are in my prayers daily
    3 we miss you so much Evan!!! You will forever live on ❤️
    1 such a great person inside and out..great kid need justice for him
    2 Ericka, you are always in my thoughts and prayers.
    2 Ev had such a bright future ahead of him. Beautiful inside and out!
    1 A great kid
    1 Your light will forever shine Evan...no justice-no peace..😓
    1 We serve a God whom knows it All! May the Wicked become Weary
    1 My Young Cousin will forever be a legend
    1 Evan is Safe in God's arm's along with family in heaven
    1 May Erikka, Jeff and Erra be in peace
    1 My daughters Birthday 3/26 Evan's Rest Day
    1 God See's it ALL!
    1 You created More Pain for my family
    1 Praying for my family! We have to get to see Evan again
    1 RIP lil cuz love you dearly!!!
    1 R.I.Power brother love you i know you smiling down
    1 rest up bro love u
    2 I Miss My Baby Brother Sooo Much!
    1 I miss you, and think about all the fun we had, shared laughs, and the small convos every blue moon
    1 Always smiling
    1 Always looked out for his people
    1 My lil big brother lol , I love you Evo
    2 Love you and Miss you God we all do One day we will be reunited LLEVO
    1 Gone but Never Forgotten
    1 Miss you so much you will FOREVER live through me
    1 LLEVO
    1 Long Live my Brother Evan G
    1 Rest In Heavenly Peace Angel.
    1 I miss you cuzzo!!
    3 My forever heartbeat❤Myflesh💔
    3 My Baby Boy 💔My everything
    1 love you Evan!
    1 Mama love you and miss you soooooo much!
    1 LLEVO the homie from freshman year 2015-2016 Fly High ❤️
    1 I Love You Ace!
    1 Justice for Evan. i get heartbroken everytime i pass edge 🤞🏽
    1 I love you bsbg
    1 I love you Baby❤️❤️
    1 i love you evan! ❤️ can’t wait til we meet again
    1 I Love You Evan!! FOREVER!
    1 LLEVO 💔💔 Miss You So Much Ev
    1 Justice Worley
    1 Miss you my boy think about everyday Justice coming soon
    1 EvoWorld 💙💙 it’s your my boy
    1 Big Sis Love You
    1 i’ll never stop thinking about you 💙 i love you so very much my boy!
    1 I Love You I Look At Our Memories Everyday I Miss You So Much
    1 I Love you forever "Pooh"
    1 Ace Big Sis Miss You So Much❤️
    1 man this will forever have me messed up 💔 just seem so surreal
    1 Evan had a big ❤ he would give you the shirt off his back!
    1 Evan was so excited about graduating and starting his business career
    1 Evan was such a neat and fashionable guy!
    1 Evan loved life so much he had his future well planned out
    1 Evan impacted so many people lives..its unbelievably...he was just that type of guy!
    1 Evan will always be a shining star and angel!😘😘😢
    1 ❤❤❤
    1 Sweetest Guy in the world !! Truly missed my boy ❤️❤️❤️
    1 Heaven gained a beautiful angel..SIP Evan you are missed❤❤❤
    1 love you ericka 🙏🏾😘
    1 LLEVO 🙏🏽 LEV 4L 🙏🏽
    1 Ace I Love You!!
    1 i love you brother, forver and always!
    1 Evo FOREVER🤞🏾
    1 Ball in Paradise my boy, you missed on god 💔
    1 Praying for Ericka and her daugter. Rip Evan
    2 im on here everyday 🤞🏾 get your rest my boy
    1 I light a candle everyday I love you ❤️
    1 I Love You Ace. Me And Mommy Miss You So Much! The Whole World Do❤️
    1 I love you
    1 i love you so much and i’m so sorry 😭 i wish it never happened, this isn’t fair
    1 I Love You
    1 Big Sis Lost Without You!💔💔💔
    1 i really can’t shake this 😭 i love you forever man!
    1 Mama miss you so much...my ❤Evo
    1 I Love You FOREVER!❤️
    1 I love you ❤️.. its never going to be the same.
    1 You always showed your NJ family love. You will be missed forever cuz💙
    1 I love you ace

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