The Jesse C. Carson High School community is reeling from the unexpected and heartbreaking loss of one of its own. Dalton Gay, a beloved student known for his respectful demeanor, loving nature, caring attitude, and exceptional talents, tragically death on Friday night. The news of his untimely death has left his family, friends, the Charity Baptist Church community, and the entire Carson High School family devastated.
What Happened to Dalton Gay?
To offer support and comfort during this difficult time, the school has taken a compassionate step forward. Families were notified through a ConnectEd message this afternoon, sharing the sad news of Dalton Gay’s passing.
Dalton Gay’s influence extended beyond Jesse C. Carson High School, as he was a valued member of the Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program at South Rowan High School. Despite being on the verge of entering her final year of high school, unforeseen health issues led to his untimely passing.
In response to the tragedy, a meal train has been established to support Dalton’s grieving family. Those willing to offer their support can participate in the meal train by selecting a date and time through which they can organize meal deliveries for the family.
Dalton Gay Obituary and Funeral Service
In a show of solidarity and unity, Jesse C. Carson High School is opening its doors to host students and staff on Sunday evening at 5 p.m. The school aims to create a safe space where everyone can come together, mourn, and find solace in each other’s company.
Additionally, the staff has extended a heartfelt invitation to students to attend a regular church service at Charity Baptist Church tomorrow at 11 a.m., dedicated to Dalton’s memory. The address is 2420 Brantley Road, Kannapolis. This service is not a funeral; instead, it serves as a meaningful way to honor Dalton collectively, remembering the positive impact he had on the lives of those around him.
The outpouring of support from the school and the community highlights the love and care Dalton Gay inspired in those around him. It is in times like these that a community comes together to lean on one another for support, offering a shoulder to cry on and a hand to hold.
Jesse C. Carson High School hopes that their actions, including the school opening and the church service invitation, will foster a sense of togetherness and healing among all those who knew and cherished Dalton. As they navigate through this period of mourning, the memory of Dalton Gay will forever remain in their hearts.