Ethen James Carrell
January 09, 1991-December 20, 2017
Ethen James Carrell was a light and an inspiration to everyone that knew him, his heart was full. He was born January 9, 1991 to loving parents, Venus Ann Donahue and Anthony Carrell in Hanford, CA. He was called home Wednesday December 20, 2017.
Growing up he attended Armona Elementary School, Parkview Middle School and graduated from Hanford West High School in 2009 with multiple scholarships. He spoke at his graduation, and helped many of his friends to graduate and go to college. He went on to Sacramento State after graduation, attended Reedley College, and eventually graduated from COS with a Degree in Business. Throughout his college years and after he continued to help and tutor his friends.
Ethen valued and held tight to his family and friends they were important to Ethen, he was there for every graduation, and celebration. If you needed something he would do his best to make sure that he could get it for you. He showed us the meaning of being a true friend. Ethen touched so many lives in his young age; he volunteered in food drives, the soup kitchen, worked as a youth basketball coach, was an accomplished writer with over 20 books on Amazon, and was involved with his church.
While growing up he had a deep love of sports, football, basketball, and baseball. His favorite sport was basketball. He was an amazing ball player, it brought him so much joy to play the game. In high school basketball he would lead his team in prayer before each game, his teammates were his brothers he inspired them. The team won the championship game and all received a championship ring. He dreamed of playing professionally one day.
To those that knew Ethen his generosity and compassion for people will be deeply missed. Ethen genuinely cared for everyone around him. He was loved by many. He wanted the best for people. The person he loved the most was his daughter Faith, she meant the world to him. She will be his legacy.
Ethen is survived by his daughter- Angelica “Faith” Destiny Carrell, mother- Venus Donahue, brothers- Ryan and Kyle Wray, sister- Nickyah Parker, Aunts- Elizabeth Cleveland and Nan Rodrigues, Uncles- Allen Miller, Allen Denver, and Bill Carrell, cousins- Carrie Cleveland and Sarah Harris, and many more.
Memorial services will be held at Hanford Church of Christ 1596 W Grangeville Blvd, Hanford, CA 93230 on Saturday December 30, 2017. Viewing will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM with funeral services to follow. There will be a lunch provided afterwards to celebrate Ethen's life.