November 26, 2020

21-year-old HHS graduate dies suddenly

Gizzzle 3(Columbus, GA) — A member of the Heard County High School Class of 2010 passed away Sunday afternoon after being hospitalized at Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus, Ga.

According to his sister, 21-year-old Brian Jackson died peacefully Sunday afternoon after being admitted to the hospital earlier in the weekend with internal bleeding on his brain due to natural causes.

Brian was a talented member of the Braves basketball team during his high school years and was loved by all of his classmates. He also went on to attend Bevill State Community College in Jasper, Alabama for two years where he continued his basketball career before returning home to Franklin.

Brian could almost always be seen hanging with his best “bro’s” Santez Emory, Jeremiah Hill, Tray Johnson, and Brandon Daniel.

One of his best friends and fellow 2010 classmates Laci Emory reflected on his life Sunday afternoon. “Brian was very laid back — he was liked by everyone, and he always knew what to say whenever I was down and needed to talk,” said Emory. “He was quiet until you got to know him and he LOVED the game of basketball. He was friends with everybody and was a great student in high school and college.”

Brian was affectionately known to his friends and fellow students as “Gizzle,” a nickname he picked up in middle school.

Former Braves head basketball coach Paul Brewer spoke very highly of his former player. “Brian was an awesome student that loved life. I can truly say that he had a smile on his face every time he walked in the gym. When I remember Brian Jackson there isn’t anything but great memories. It was a blessing to me to able to have worked with him,” said Brewer.

Funeral arrangements for Jackson have not been made at this time. Stay tuned to for the arrangements as soon as they become available.


  1. I am so sorry to hear this. I am praying for his family and friends.

  2. Maritza Reneau says

    Sad, sad news. May the God of all comforts bring peace and strength to Brian’s family.

  3. Carolyn Campbell says

    Praying for this family. May God be with you all in this time of need!

  4. Lord bless this family in their time of need.

  5. Alycia O'Neal says

    I didn’t know Brian, but from what I’ve read and heard, he was a really nice guy. I send my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Brian. 2Corinthians 1:3,4 assures us that God comforts us in our tribulation.

  6. Yovandra Matthews Curtis says

    The life that Brian lived brought joy to many; and, the memories we have of this awesome young man will be forever etched in our consciousness. May the God of peace comfort his family and friends in their time of bereavement! Know God and Know Peace!

  7. Wylene Spearman, teacher at HHS says

    Brian was a very nice respectable young man during his school years and in the community. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. May God comfort you during this time.

  8. Jessica Coger says

    Shoot man I am a friend of Brians from Bevill State in Jasper. We are deeply saddened by the lost of Brian aka GA. Some of us may be coming to the the Homegoing Celebration of Brian. We will see you then. Pray for us as we make the journey

  9. Felecia Dunson says

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bring you peace and comfort. Felecia and Bryan.

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