“He did what he needed to do to stop evil… He did that because he came from a place of love.” I had the humbly distinct honor of meeting and interacting with Sgt. Conley Jumper at Appreciation Breakfasts during my 2016-2019 tenure @ LEADGreenville and 2018-2019 at HighFiveCrew community events. The one image that is affixed in my mind and heart is when he graciously stopped by our last HFC event @ Meyer Center–he walked up–shades on, bigger than life–I watched the kiddos in awe of this Giant of a Man. He lowered his shades, grinned & knelt down and they RAN to him. He scooped up as many as he could, put one on his shoulder and all the others wrapped around his legs. The kiddos literally thought they had met Superman. So today I remember, we remember this valiant, dedicated, incredibly caring Servant of our community for decades. Rest in Peace, Sgt. Rest in Peace. Our community is so much a better place because of you and your sacrificially loyal service to and for us. Your family, GCSO and our Law Enforcement Community are in our prayers. #alwaysgrateful
This passage was shared by Father Newman today at the service.
“Therefore we do not lose heart. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven.” II Corinthians 4:14-5-1