Remembering Caleb Lett

It takes a village to raise a child and the church mothers of Caleb Lett, a 19-year-old who was murdered Monday night in Moss Point, speak out.

Nineteen-year-old Caleb Lett was a student at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Monday night he was shot and killed in Moss Point.

Caleb was raised by his grandmother, but his involvement at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Pascagoula bonded him with two women, Salena Parker and Precious Knight, who claim him as their son. Salena Parker said, “Caleb leaves some very big shoes to fill, very big because if he saw a need, he filled that need.”

Precious Knight said, “Always been bubbly, always been a happy human being. Never ever have I seen Caleb frown, never ever have I seen him in a bad mood.”

Caleb was a light. He didn’t like to see those around him upset or down. He was the brightness to everybody’s dark days.

Caleb graduated from Moss Point High School. He was a leader in many church activity groups including the Praise Dance Team. “He was always at church on Sunday. Not being able to see him dance with the other kids on the Praise Team or sing in the choir or serve on the alter, it’s just not going to be the same.”

Although hurt by the death of Caleb, there’s hope something positive comes from it. “As much love that I’ve seen shown for Caleb’s death, I pray to God that brings some kind of awareness to the kids in the community.”

His legacy lives on. “He was always pushing the youth. Those that are up under him to follow, to be a leader. He led by positive example to be that role model.”

Thursday night at 6 p.m. a candlelight vigil remembering Caleb will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on 1715 Telephone Road.

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