“Maxwell was always the light in the midst of darkness, and everyone has shared that tonight. So we shine the light bright for Maxwell” says a cousin of the deceased, as family and friends gathered for a vigil Thursday (31 May) at John Gray High School for former national sprinter Maxwell Hyman who tragically died of Lupus in April.
“Almost every other day before track, we’d go to Burger King and get some fries and a milkshake. And that would get Coach angry to no end” said a close friend.
“Maxwell, my cousin, was a very very loving person. One of his legacies was that he spent a lot of time getting to know the family” said another close relative.
“There were days when my Stepfather was to drop my lunch money for me, and he never did. Every lunch time, Maxwell would come up to me and find me and say ‘Kim do you have lunch?’ If the answer is no, don’t worry I’ll get you lunch money, and he’d say ‘don’t worry some girl will buy me lunch’. That’s the person that Maxwell was.”
Maxwell Hyman is the older brother of 100-metre national record holder Kemar Hyman. A funeral is scheduled for 10:00 am Saturday (2 June) at the Lion’s Centre.