De’Evan McFall Obituary, Death – De’Evan McFall, a 5th grade D-Town Magic Youth, DeSoto ISD Basketball players was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas shooting on Sunday afternoon, January 15th, 2023. De’Evan was a bystander when a gun was fired during a fight between two girls. On Sunday, De’Evan McFall was shot outside of an apartment complex in the 3300 block of Southern Oaks Boulevard. According to Dallas police, two girls were fighting in the parking lot when one of them, a 14-year-old, shot a revolver at the other.
His mother, Vashunte Settles, wiped back tears as she held up a photo of him in his DeSoto football uniform at a news conference on Monday. “I don’t want anyone else to feel this way,” Settles stated. “I don’t. Protect your offspring at all cost. You won’t be able to get them back. My son will never see me again.”
“He was so innocent,” she commented. “He certainly did not deserve it. I really hope the younger generation would pause and consider before they do illogical things, since in this situation, I’m not the only one hurting.” fettles stated that her son’s death must result in something positive. “Let my son’s death ot have been in vain, and let this rescue another kid,” she pleaded.
Lois Williams, McFall’s grandmother, also pleaded with the community to put an end to the violence.
De’Evan McFall, a district student, died over the weekend, according to district administration. McFall was regarded by his teachers as lovely and charismatic, and he would be deeply missed by both his teachers and peers.
“Losing a kid is one of the most traumatic experiences one can have as an educator; it is equivalent to losing a child because these are our children,” DeSoto ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Usamah Rodgers stated. My heartfelt sympathies go out to the McFall family. DeSoto ISD will continue to wrap its arms around De’Evan McFall’s family, as well as his school family and the whole district.”
“[De’Evan McFall] will be truly missed,” DeSoto ISD Board President Dr. DeAndrea Fleming posted on social media. […]his infectious smile will be treasured by all who knew him.”
As a result of this loss to the DeSoto ISD family, the district will offer grief counseling to staff and students to help them cope with the news. Restorative circles and individual therapy will be used as social-emotional supports for kids and staff.
De’Evan McFall GoFundMe – A GoFundMe account has been organized following the unexpected passing of De’Evan byone. Kindly click to donate, share and support the grieving family. The statement on the GoFundMe page reads.
The McFall/Settles family has suffered the unimaginable loss of a loving son, brother, and nephew. He was cruelly taken away from us. Many unforeseen expenses, including his funeral, would need to be paid for in the coming days. We are humbled and appreciative for the outpouring of compassion and concern for our family from the Dallas community. Please consider giving and sharing this to show our family your continuing support.
Thank you so much to everyone.