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Jonathan Michael Sullivan

July 20, 1990 - June 15, 2011
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Twenty-year-old Jonathan Michael "Sully" Sullivan, a native of Birmingham, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 while rock climbing with friends in Virginia. He is survived by his parents, Beth and Harry Horton and Mike Sullivan; his grandmother, Vera McHan; his brother, Brandon Horton (Jeannie Edwards Horton); his sister, Kim Horton Powell (Lee Powell); his nieces and nephews, Adam Edwards, Kayden Powell, Kamryn Powell, and Jace Powell; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Preceding in death were grandparents, James J. McHan, John and Lorraine Sullivan, and Vera Mae and Jimmy J. Horton. Jonathan will be lovingly...
Twenty-year-old Jonathan Michael "Sully" Sullivan, a native of Birmingham, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 while rock climbing with friends in Virginia. He is survived by his parents, Beth and Harry Horton and Mike Sullivan; his grandmother, Vera McHan; his brother, Brandon Horton (Jeannie Edwards Horton); his sister, Kim Horton Powell (Lee Powell); his nieces and nephews, Adam Edwards, Kayden Powell, Kamryn Powell, and Jace Powell; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Preceding in death were grandparents, James J. McHan, John and Lorraine Sullivan, and Vera Mae and Jimmy J. Horton. Jonathan will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by the family and friends he leaves behind. He was a student at Shelton State Community College in Tuscalooosa and was planning to attend the University of Alabama, where he was invited as a walk-on to the Crimson Tide football team. He was a 2008 graduate of Spain Park High School in Hoover. A gifted athlete and musician, Jonathan sang in the Spain Park High School Show Choir, lettered in track, and played on the defensive line for the Jaguars under head football coach John Grass. He helped lead the Jaguars to the state championship game in 2007 and graduated with a scholarship to play football at The University of North Alabama. At UNA, he played football as a defensive lineman under head coaches Mark Hudspeth in 2008 and Terry Bowden in 2009. Jonathan helped lead his football team to a 2009 National Championship. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at Pelham First Baptist Church, where Jonathan was a member. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 20, 2011 at Pelham First Baptist, and a graveside service will follow at Fowler Springs Cemetery in Blountsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Crimson Tide Foundation, P.O. Box 870343, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0343, to help establish a football scholarship in Jonathan's memory.

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