Deljun Don Anthony Staten was born into the arms of Jesus on July 19, 2020. Deljun was the beloved son of Ronald Anthony Staten and Emily Dawn (Harrington) Cde Baca.
In addition to his parents, Deljun is survived by his maternal grandparents, Delta Brown and Bobby Harrington, both of Mount Vernon, Illinois; siblings, Ronald Morris, Akeelia Nabors, Eric Nabors, and Jorden DePreist; and a host of other family, including aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-aunts, great-uncles, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Deljun was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Jeanette Staten and Donald Bell; maternal great-grandparents, Judy Brown and Butch Brown; maternal great-grandmother, Lulabelle Harrington; paternal grandparents, Thelma Bell; maternal great-great-grandparents, Velma and Noble Greenwalt; great-uncle, Robert Brown; and aunt, Rhonda Wash.
Deljun meant the world to his mommy and daddy and they loved him very much.
“I’m just a precious little one who didn’t make it there. I went straight to be with Jesus, but I’m waiting for you here. Many dwelling here where I live waiting years to enter in. Struggled through a world of sorrow, a world marred with pain and sin. Thank you for the life you gave me, it was brief, but don’t complain. I have all Heaven’s Glory, suffered none of earths great pain. Thank you for the name you gave me. I’d have loved to bring it fame, but if I’d lingered in earths shadows, I would have suffered just the same. So sweet family – don’t you sorrow. Wipe those tears and chase the gloom. I went straight to Jesus’ arms from my loving mother’s womb.”
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