Braxton Randol Lee-Jones, 19 years old, of Lefors, Texas, is now resting easy with the Great Almighty following the tragic and unexplained act of taking his life in his college dorm at Texas Tech on Sunday, January 28, 2024, in Lubbock, Texas.
He was born on December 6, 2004, in Pampa, Texas to Stephanie Lee and Aaron Jones.
From an early age, Braxton was diagnosed with ADHD as well as tested to have been on the Autistic Spectrum, however, with grit, determination, excessive will power, countless prayers and a mother that supported him unconditionally-Braxton overcame his “disability” without medication and was inducted into the National Honor Society before graduating from Lefors High School in 2023.
He received numerous scholarships and upon entering his first year into college at Texas Tech, he actually went in as a sophomore due to having completed enough credits in high school to skip his freshman year.
His dream was to be a surgeon and considering he enjoyed studying and classwork, he had what it took to make it to his goal.
He got a kick out of seeing other people’s point of view on subjects and learning was actually a pastime of his.
While in high school, he was on both the track and football teams where he was able to express his love for running and exercise, always pushing his body to its limits. He and childhood buddies, CJ, Louis, and Levi were inseparable for the most part. They sometimes went fishing and who knows the countless adventures they embarked on together.
Braxton might have been known to buy random items such as a piano and coke machine off of Facebook Marketplace just to pick them up in places he had never been.
Braxton was a gamer, but not your typical gamer, as he collected old retro gaming consoles and restored them.
He liked playing Nintendo Pokémon, old Wii games and Call of Duty.
He was sort of an old soul in a young man’s body…he appreciated older things. For instance, he loved watching Studio Ghibli and binge-watching anime series.
Typical of any teenage boy, Braxton had an ornery streak, but on the flip side, he had an amazing sense of humor, an uncanny wit, and his kindness could melt hearts!
He and Justice were so close they were almost twins, and he was an amazing big brother to Liberty and Gatlin. He will be missed by so very many who loved him.
Although gone too soon, he was eagerly awaited in Heaven by his great-grandmothers, Stacey Stubbs and Wanita Freeman, his Aunt Tracey Jones and Uncle Jarod Barrett.
Those mourning his loss yet cherishing every memory until they meet him again are his mother, Stephanie Young and stepdad, Michael of Lefors; his father, Aaron Jones of Dalhart; sisters, Justice Lee-Jones & companion Oliver Garcia of Lefors, Liberty Young of Lefors; brother, Gatlin Young of Lefors; half-sister, Josie Ladd of Pampa; half-brother, Jayden Elkins of Pampa; grandparents, Gail and Glenn Keating of Pampa, Randy and Linda Jones of Lefors, Anna and Galen Coates of Lefors; great-grandfather, Eugene Stubbs of Pampa; Aunt Emily and Uncle Michael Anguiano of Pampa, Uncle Jaime Ledgerwood of Pampa, Aunt Carla Biddy of Amarillo, Uncle Chad and Aunt Stormy Young of Lefors; Great-Aunt Linda and Great-Uncle Richard Beaubien of Lefors; and best buds, CJ Taylor of Pampa, Louis Fulton of Lefors and Levi Cowan of Pampa.
For those who prefer to donate in honor of Braxton’s memory, the family kindly requests they be made to All Things Whitt, PO Box 523, Groom, TX 73039.
In honor of Braxton, Texas Tech will be flying their flag at half-staff on Monday, February 5 th as the students, faculty and staff mourn the loss of one of their own.
The family will be available to greet guests on Friday, February 9 th from 7pm until 9pm in the Winegeart Funeral Home Serenity Chapel, 300 W Browning Avenue.
Celebration of Life Memorial Services are scheduled for 10:00 am, Saturday, February 10, 2024, at Redeemer Church with Pastor Jeremy Buck officiating.
The family has entrusted the cremation care of their loved one to Winegeart Funeral Home.
Please visit www.winegeartfuneral.com to leave condolences of love and comfort for the family on Braxton’s Book of Memories.