Jalen Terrell Tucker


Jalen Terrell Tucker, 26, of Beckley, West Virginia, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019 from injuries sustained in an ATV accident involving a drunk driver. He was born April 3, 1993, the son of Crystal L. Tucker and Shawn D. Anderson and was educated in Raleigh County Schools until transferring his senior year to Spencer, Rowan County Schools, in North Carolina. Jalen was active in sports all his life and played on all levels in every sport. From midge league to high school, ball was life and he loved to take the field and suit up for the court.
Jalen was baptized at an early age by Fred T. Simms and attended Heart of God Ministries with his mother and New Hope Baptist Church with his father and grandparents Michael and Rezetta Anderson. Jalen was employed with Slurry Paving of Virginia, worked with his mother's How Great Thou Art Theater Group, and loved helping with events and spending time at Daniel Vineyards. Jalen had the most caring nature and would lend a hand to anyone and to show kindness. He was also a devoted father to his two sons, Keigan Jace Tucker, 4 and Kolten Ryli Tucker, 8 months, and the bond they shared was a blessing to see.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Joe and Annie Tucker, grandmother Rezetta Anderson, great grandmother Cassie Anderson, cousin Kaiman Anderson, friend Darius Blaney, nephew Jaleil Elliot and niece Lauren Scott.
Jalen is survived by his parents Crystal Tucker (Richard), Shawn Anderson (Heather); Jeremy Cross, Angela Daniels, and Tammy Altice who loved him like a son; his fiancé and mother of his boys Romira McDowell, his sons Keigan Tucker and Kolten Tucker, grandfather Michael Anderson; sisters JaLeisa Coleman, JaTeiya Cross, Janay Tucker, Brittany Anderson, and Katie Calacino; brothers Joseph Harbison, Khalil Anderson, Jakye Cross, and Brayden Anderson; brothers-in-love Tyler Coleman, Matt Casey and Joseph Scott; nephews Bryson Cross and Kash Scott; nieces Alexis Coleman, Neveya Coleman, Isabella Thompson and London Scott; Special cousins Scheena (Scheena Beena) Raimey and Ashley Walters, god brothers Philip Cox and Stephen Cox; god sisters Chenelle Thompson, Chaneice Cox and Miah Cox; special friends Rich Daniel, Chad Daniel, Richard Lacy, Dominique Hairston, Gaston Smith, Daiquan Hairston, Stephen Thompson, Triston and Marquis Miles, Larry Fields, Davonte Payne, Anthony Lawson, and JC Pennington; great aunts Mary Catherine Sawyer and Della Bly, aunts JoAnn Montgomery, Brenda Martin, Barbara Claytor, Dreama Gray, Dorothy Anderson, and Lisa Anderson; uncles C.W. Claytor, Rudy Gray, Michael Anderson, Jr. and Brandon Anderson; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends he loved who may not have been mentioned (only because of time sake) but were dear to his heart.
Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Daniel Vineyards of Crab Orchard, West Virginia and it is open to the public. Those attending are asked to wear their favorite sports team apparel; refreshments will be served following the service. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Durgan Funeral Home of Beckley. Floral arrangements may be sent to Daniel Vineyards, and cards and condolences may be sent to Durgan Funeral Home.
Published on April 18, 2019
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The Arch Coal Crew
May 07, 2019
Our prayers go out to Shawn and Heather Anderson and the rest of the family. Sorry for the loss of your son man. He was a fine young man just like you. You done good Shawn (Hightower). Everyone here at the mines will be praying. Love you buddy
Sleta Moore (Pinky)
Apr 22, 2019
🙏🙏🙏to the Tucker family you all have my deepest Condolences..
Pamela Stanley
Apr 20, 2019
I had the pleasure of teaching Jalen in 6th grade at Beckley Stratton Middle School. He always had a beautiful smile and happiness surrounding him. He was a wonderful student. My thoughts and prayers to all of friends and family.
Tina Miller
Apr 20, 2019
My heart goes out to all the Family of this Young Man Of God.....My spirit consider the Scripture Is 57: 1&2. The righteous man perishes, and no man lays it to heart; and merciful men are taken away while no one understands, for the righteous man is taken away FROM THE EVIL TO COME. HE SHALL ENTER INTO PEACE; they shall REST in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness. I love you Crystal....
Mamie Millner
Apr 20, 2019
My prayers for the entire family is for strength and comfort from the Lord. God bless you all.
Morrow &Glenn; Family
Apr 20, 2019
We are still praying for you and your family in the loss of your Son may God keep his arms around you always 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️
Terrence & Stefanie Moore
Apr 20, 2019
Sending Peace and comfort to the entire Family at this time of loss. May God be with you.
Michelle Moore, Lee Leftwich & family
Apr 20, 2019
Sending great sympathy and love to Jalen’s family....May you continuously be blessed with comfort and beautiful memories of sweet Jalen.
Jahaan Hailey
Apr 20, 2019
My Love & Condolences Goes Out To The Family .. #LongLiveJalen
Apr 20, 2019
Janay and family, love and prayers that the comforter surrounds your hearts with peace, love and understanding.
Pastor Roosevelt and Earline Neal
Apr 20, 2019
To the Tucker/Coleman Family our prayer are with you during this time in your life. God is faithful, trust him in all things. Grace and Peace
Monica Cooper
Apr 20, 2019
Condolences to the family you have our deepest sympathy. Praying for comfort ,strength and peace.
Angela Farley
Apr 20, 2019
I want to say to the families that you are in my prayers as you express your memories of your son, brother, your grandson, future husband, cousun, no that God is with you when everyone else goes back to their lives, he will never leave and will be there when you need him.
Smith family ❤️
Apr 20, 2019
Fly high Jalen💖
Ramona Walker
Apr 20, 2019
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10). God promises to be with you and get you through this time of intense loss and grief. Sorry for your loss...
Lynne Delaney McLaine
Apr 20, 2019
Love and condolences to your entire family.
Angela Leisure Brown
Apr 20, 2019
Always praying for you sending piece and comfort your way, I love you and always here. RIH Jalen
Lillian Christian
Apr 20, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. It is such a tragedy to lose a loved one so young. My prayers and condolences to your family and friends. God has promised that he will do away death forever. Revelation 21:4.
Oneida Gilbert
Apr 20, 2019
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Prayers for God’s comfort, strength, and healing.
Barbara Foster
Apr 20, 2019
Our prayers are with you and the family. As a mother I feel your lost but God is your provider. Look to the hills for strength and comfort.
Apr 19, 2019
To Crystal and family, I know this is a difficult time for you and I'm truly sorry about your loss. Through it all trust in the Lord and He shall strengthen thine heart. Love and prayers for you and the family
Apr 19, 2019
Lolita Jennings & Family
Apr 19, 2019
Aunt Crystal & Family...sending our condolences to you all. Prayers of comfort,strength, and peace.We love you!
Gladys Baldwin
Apr 19, 2019
So sorry for your Loss Prayers for you and the family
Apr 18, 2019
Crytstal , Uncle Shawn , and my cousins I’m sorry to hear about this . I will continue to pray that God gives you all the strength to get through this difficult time , Cousin Jae doesn’t have to suffer anymore until we meet him again.

With love