Christopher Mosley, a 16-year-old student and football player at Timber Creek was honored at a candlelight vigil held on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 6:15 p.m. at the Crawford Farms pool.

The beloved football player died from a gunshot wound late afternoon on Saturday, Nov. 17.

More than 350 people attended the vigil and many wore the color red, Mosley’s favorite color. With heavy hearts, the community lit candles to honor the fallen Falcon.

A statement released by a family spokesperson said, “Matt and Penny, his grandparents, Christopher, his father, and Jada his sister are all heartbroken at the loss of this kind-hearted boy that they were blessed to have in their lives for 16 years.”

Many of the coaches and staff that knew Mosley reached out to give heartwarming messages and support to his family during this difficult time.

“I am saddened and heartbroken by this terrible event. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family,” tweeted Head Football Coach, Kevin Golden.

Counselors and Coaches even made themselves available for anyone to talk to on Monday, Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. in the field house.

“We need our Falcon family more than ever, during these times,” tweeted the TCHS Falcon Football account.

Mosley’s family and sister, Jada Mosley, who is also a student at Timber Creek, are making funeral arrangements and are looking for donations to help cover the expenses. A family friend has created a GoFundMe account to be able to pay for his final farewell.

According to news report by NBC 5, Mosley and his sister became very close after their mother’s death recently, and she even said that Chris was her rock and her best friend.

“He touched so many people, no one will ever forget him because he did so much for everybody. I know for me, I’m just going to take this and just push forward,” Jada told NBC 5. “Make sure that this never happens to anybody again, that we make sure that we stay safe and that we know if we’re in a bad situation and someone’s doing something it’s not worth it.”

Chris Mosley’s funeral will be on Friday, Nov. 23, at Fellowship of the Parks at 3 p.m. All are welcome to attend, but the family has asked that attendees wear bright colors to celebrate the young man’s life.

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By Alaina Richardson

Senior at Timber Creek and Editor-in-Chief of Talon.

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