William Jaylen Christopher, age 16, of Camden, passed away on June 14, 2021, in Safford AZ. He was born on October 19, 2004, in Tacoma, WA, to Raphael Smith and Amie Christopher Ballard. Jaylen was a basketball player at Big Sandy High School and would have began his junior year in August. He was also a member of the Beta Club. Jaylen was a Christian and attended First Baptist Church in Big Sandy.
Mother: Amie (Joey) Ballard of Camden, TN
Father: Raphael Smith of Tacoma, WA
Grandparents: Frank Christopher of Lakewood, WA
Joann (Franz) Hardin of Camden, TN
Brothers: Maliyk Smith, Isaac Smith, Dalyn Ballard, and Cameron Ballard
Sister: Ava Ballard
Uncle: Jake Christopher of Lakewood WA
Funeral services will be Saturday, June 26, 2021, at 3 PM at the Big Sandy High School with Cameron Berry officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, in Big Sandy, TN.
Visitation with the Christopher family will be Friday, June 25, 2021 from 3-8 PM and again on Saturday, June 26, 2021, from 12-3 PM.