Ozzie Harrell Jr Obituary, Death – One of our most cherished instructors, Mr. Ozzie Harrell, Jr., passed away suddenly this morning at the age of 36. It is with the deepest regret that we share the news of his passing with you.
His pupils had nothing but praise for him in his roles as an economics instructor and senior class sponsor. His coworkers respected and admired him for his professionalism, compassion, and excitement for assisting young people in realizing their goals and ambitions. It would not be an exaggeration to state that the passing of Mr. Harrell has had a profound effect on the community of Stone Mountain High School.
We are aware of the gravity of the issue as we continue to come to terms with this news, and we communicated it to all of our instructors and staff members earlier today. This was done because we wanted them to be as informed as possible. On Monday, our District Crisis Teams and other services will be on-site to offer help to anyone who has been impacted by the tragedy that occurred on Friday.
Throughout the course of the week, there will be an increased number of school counselors, psychologists, and staff members accessible to offer grief counseling. Everyone deals with loss in their own unique way, and the objective here is to respect one other’s thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
It is normal to experience feelings of sadness and to grieve. We strongly recommend you to have a conversation with your child about the event in order to facilitate the child’s expression of their thoughts and feelings. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the school’s administrative or guidance departments at (678) 676-6302 if you have any questions regarding how your child is reacting to this terrible event.
We are inconsolable, but we are confident that the community of Stone Mountain High School will come together to console one another as we grieve the death of this remarkable person. We are grateful to you for your unflinching support of our institution and the individuals, like Mr. Harrell, who give their time and energy to the welfare of our students and the achievements they achieve.