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Mourners say goodbye to Mercer Bears player Jibri Bryan

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Former Mercer Bears basketball player Jibri Bryan was laid to rest on Tuesday. The Savannah and Macon, Ga. communities came together to send him off to his next life.

“He was always one who brought smiles and good things to wherever he went,” Will Martin, his cousin said. “And so that’s what we want people to take away from today.”

There were hundreds of people that came to say their last respects to Bryan at Saint James Catholic Church. The 23-year-old was shot dead last Tuesday at Flash Floods convenience store.

“We’re pushing though it,” Martion said. “And we’re looking forward to seeing justice served on those who hurt Jibri, because this is the last thing we’d thought [we’d] be doing right now.”

There have been two arrests made in Bryan’s death. Jarvis Clinton Miller, 24, and Damion Deray Henderson, 34, have been charged with felony murder.

“He was very successful on the basketball court,” Jason Helton, his former Benedictine basketball coach. “But he was even more successful as a son, as a father, as a brother, as a teammate, as a friend to all of us.”

The 23-year-old was on the Bears team when they had their biggest highlight. They defeated the Duke Blue Devils during the 2014 NCAA March Madness Tournament.

“He was amazing, how he interacted with people,” Bob Hoffman, his former Mercer head coach said. “And he would take time no matter how small, what they looked like to visit with them.”

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