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Grayson Paul Earl Jett Memorial Fund


Grayson Paul Earl Jett entered this life at 3:18 p.m., on January 9, 2009, in Fridley, Minnesota weighing 8 pounds and measuring 19 ¾ inches long. Grayson left us at 1:48 p.m., on March 18, 2010. Grayson was the precocious son of Paul Brian and Jennifer Wynthier Jett and the adoring brother to Jackson James Ford Jett.

Grayson is survived by his grandparents, Paul and Darleen Jett and James and Clara Lee Smith; great-grandmother, Teabitha Jett; uncle and aunt, Adam and Shannon Fischer; first cousins, Margot and Sam Fischer. Grayson is also survived by 26 remarkable great-aunts and uncles: Lynne Bauby, Gerald Bauby, Jim Sandlin, Charlie Sandlin, Mary Jane Abner, Louise and ID Campbell, Tootsie Bowling, Earl and Rose Sandlin, Bill and Vicki Sandlin, Sophie and Ed Spicer, Pierce and Vesta Jett, Nancy and G.B. Deaton, Wanda and Roger Martin, Marie Maggard, Sim Jett, Virgie and Hank Baker, Janet Jett, and Sarah Faye Jett.

Grayson will be missed by an astonishing 166 second and third cousins: Dave and Brenda Spicer; Randy, Suzette and Gunnar Trent; Ken, Debbie and Kenny Sandlin; Tom, Louise, Tina and Tommy Ashbrook; Steve, Sheila and Ian Sayers; Julie Sandlin; Daniel, Kristy and Dillon Sandlin; Randy and Judy Sandlin; Don Sandlin; Bill, Diane and Jack Gray; Donald, Robin and Cole Sandlin; Ronnie, CK, AJ and Kiera Creech; Cyndy Creech; RJ, Courtney, Teja, Justus and Jada Creech; Teresa, Chris, Danny and Phoenix Roldan; Tammy Abner and Mary Ellen Shearer; David, Toniah, and Devon Abner-Maloney; Amanda Dalton; Robbie, Sheri, Duke and Kerigan Abner; Jim, Elaine, Robert and James Dupler; Rob Campbell; Mike, Connie, Haley and Brian Baker; Pam, Josh and Dalton Combs; Ashley and Cody Abner; Greg, Tootie and John Ryan Bowling; Bill, Stephanie, Laurna and Noah Bowling; Jonathon Bowling; Kim Sandlin; Jim, Amy and Emily Sandlin; Matthew Sandlin; Katie Sandlin; Linda and Joe Wills; Kurt and Karen Jett; Anna Lee, Tubby and Sally Jett; Donny and Penny Spicer; Lester, Linda and Kim Spicer; Larry Spicer; Fred and Nancy Gay; Glen Spicer; James Spicer; Joey, Melissa and Megan Napier; Justin, Mildred and Cody Campbell; Michael Jett; Oliver and Phyllis Perry; Randy and Christy Carver; Brandi Brewer; Raul, Gale, Angelica and Samantha Orellana; Lisa and Tyler Schmalstig-Todd; Doug and Angela Baker; Wanda, Parker and Reagen Baker; Jordan Baker; Steven, April and Kristen Begley; Greg, Kriss and Keagan Begley; Justin, Nicole and Cameron Baker and Leonard Koch, Jr.; Tammy McCoy; Debbie and Nick Couch; Wendell, Carrie Ann, Skylar and Hannah Campbell; Jeffery Maggard; Jennifer, MaKayla and Mariah Jett; Stacy, Silas, Dylan and Emily Young; Richard, Tara Lee, Cassidy and Keisha Fields; April, Harlan and Chandler Campbell; Dustin and Tasha Fugate; Gary, Gary II and Kayleigh Miller; Dusty, Shannon and Dusty II and Halli Miller; and Shane and Bryce Jett.

Grayson was preceded in death by his great-grandparents: Ford Jett and Mint and Estill Sandlin, Leanora and Earl Bauby, Edna and Warren Smith; great-aunts and uncles: Elizabeth and Jack Davis, Christine Jett, Ray and Thelma Jett, June Jett, Bertha Spicer, Junior and Betty Sandlin and Jack Sandlin; second cousins: John John Bowling, Amber Sandlin and Darell Sandlin. (June 3, 2010). Charges: Driver Was Looking For Cell Phone Before Crash, Killing Baby. Criminal charges have been filed against a Minneapolis woman accused of looking for her cell phone instead of watching the road, causing a crash that killed a baby. According to the criminal complaint, 29-year-old Jessica Howe of Minneapolis bent down to grab her cell phone when she rear-ended a vehicle at the intersection of Central Avenue NE and 50th Avenue NE in Columbia Heights in March. 14-month-old Grayson Jett, a passenger in the vehicle Howe rear-ended, died at the hospital two hours after the crash from head injuries. Accident reconstruction reports indicate Howe was going 55 mph in a 40 mph zone at the time of the crash. Howe is charged with Criminal Vehicular Homicide and Failure to Provide Vehicle Insurance. If convicted, Howe faces a maximum sentence of 11 years in prison and a $23,000 fine.

Minneapolis StarTribune (March 21, 2010). Authorities said they're considering serious charges against a Minneapolis woman who was reaching for a cell phone when her car rear-ended another, killing a 14-month-old boy in the car ahead. The toddler, Grayson Paul Earl Jett of Golden Valley, died Thursday afternoon of head injuries. ... The boy, strapped in a car seat, and his father, Paul Jett, 38, were in the second car, which was stopped, as was the third car. ...

FOX 9 News. Woman on Phone in Columbia Heights Crash Killing Baby. (March 18, 2010). A one-year-old boy was killed and a man and woman were injured in a crash in Columbia Heights on Thursday. When officers arrived to the scene of the crash at the intersection of 50th Avenue and Central Avenue, they found a three-car rear-end accident. Police said the boy was in a car with his father and the woman, who was in another car, was reaching for her cell phone. Police cited her for inattentive driving and said more serious charges could be filed.

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