Livingstone College

Former Livingstone student killed in accident

By Laurie D. Willis
Livingstone College News Service

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 28 for former Livingstone College student Jasmine Te’yonna Wicker, who died in a car accident on Jan. 22. Services are being held at Works for Christ Christian Center, 1395 Fire Tower Road in Sanford, and the viewing begins at 1 p.m.

Jasmine attended Livingstone College as a freshman before transferring to Central Carolina Community College. Her aunt, Schricka Johnson, said Jasmine was on track to graduate from CCCC in May and ultimately wanted to become a lawyer.

Jasmine was on her way home from work when the vehicle in which she traveled was struck by a motorist traveling southbound in the northbound lane of U.S. 1, her aunt said.

“Jasmine was fun, goofy and just happy-go-lucky,” Johnson said. “She was spontaneous and never had a dull moment. She got along well with everyone, and it was just impossible to dislike her.”

Jasmine, who is from Sanford and would have turned 21 on April 23, is the oldest of seven children. She was especially close to her brother Maurice “Tiger” Wicker, Johnson said.

Livingstone senior English major Leslee Dow described Jasmine as a bubbly person with a great personality. The two participated in the Entourage Modeling Troupe together.

“She was always really happy and really spiritual and very encouraging to other students, especially me,” Leslee said. “She was like a social butterfly and was just a really nice person all of the time. That’s why it hit me so hard when I found out what happened because she was never negative.”

Leslee said she plans to attend Jasmine’s funeral and make remarks on behalf of Entourage Modeling Troupe.

During Livingstone’s Jan. 29 assembly, a moment of silence will be observed for Jasmine, and a family spokesperson said plans are underway for the Jasmine Wicker Memorial Fund.

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