20th April and 22nd April 2017 are two dates that would be etched in the minds of Black Americans for a very long time. Mercedes Smith committed suicide and her boyfriend, Markeice ‘Mari Safari’ Brown did same two days later after he got blamed for her death. Read the story here.
Mercedes Smith would be buried today at Walker Funeral Home, New Jerusalem Baptist Church, by 1:00 PM which would be attended by friends and families who would be deeply affected by her decision for a very long time.
Mental illness is real, depression is real and cyberbullying can lead to unprintable and sad events and the vicious circle continues. Her story and that of Markeice Brown kept me up all night, I read a lot of comments, I watched old videos of them together, and I just kept wondering ‘What went wrong?’, ‘How did it end like this?’. I tried watching his final video, but I couldn’t finish it, I didn’t have the heart.
Some comments and pictures stood out, like these ones below
The Lord shows that Cedes had a spot in Keice life that nobody could fill plain and simple. But when irrelevant people bashing him all day and night for her suicide I can imagine how he was trying to keep it together? no this ain’t no Romeo & Juliet this real life !! but you can only take so much bs, the brain can only hold so much stress and sadness until you crack real talk God & Markeice prolly had a talk up there as soon as he arrived yesterday and the Lord opened his gates, arms, & ears listening to his new found angel and accepting his choice forgiving him & reunited these two beautiful vibrant spirits in his Kingdom so at the end of the day all the ignorance doesn’t matter the negativity y’all putting forth don’t matter at all !! we lost 2 GOOD ONES! We forgive y’all !! This is the true definition of soul mates and may these soul #FlyHigh together…Amen?????
??4/20-??Mercedes & Markeice??-4/22??
And I wish I could believe that they were actually saucing and flying high in Heaven as king and queen, but no, that’s not the way this works. Committing suicide is a straight ticket to hell, there is no way to sugarcoat this. You do not get to rest in paradise, you are done when you commit suicide. The reason I have to say this is so that other young teens do not see the publicity that the Mercedes Smith-Markeice Brown’s story has gotten and want to go down that path. There is no saucing in heaven! No matter how bad things get here on earth, the alternative when you kill yourself, Hell, is 100x worse.
No matter how tough things, get help. There are people who are willing to listen to you, there are people whose life will never remain the same again if you make that decision. Get help! Your life matters and you are loved, maybe people forget to show just how much they love you from time to time, but you are loved! And in some years time, when you look back at what is depressing you, you will be glad you got help and moved on.
You Are Loved! Get help at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ or call 1-800-273-8255
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