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The Wilberforce University is honoring the life of senior William Jacob Easton. William was a respected member of the campus community as a student with a 3.5 grade point average and as a point guard for the basketball team. Services for William will be held in his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida Saturday, April 17 at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church.  The university has learned that William was involved in an automobile accident in Jacksonville last week and died Friday, April 9th, one day before his 22nd birthday.

“William was the epitome of what you would want for any young man. This is a huge  loss for the university and his home community.”  – Derek Williams, WU Athletics Director

The university’s presidential cabinet has elected to award his degree posthumously at the May 29th commencement. WU faculty will make the final decision.

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