Teen basketball players spot a funeral procession; their next move left grieving family shocked

Teenagers aren’t always the center of positive news stories and often get a bad deal in the media, but for one group of teenagers this couldn’t be further from the truth.

At Franklinton Junior School, in Lousiana a group of teens were playing a game of pick up basketball when they spotted something that immediately halted their play.

A funeral procession was passing the school and the youngsters’ response was captured on camera and posted on social media. People were so touched by the players’ actions that the image has gone viral.





Two Louisiana sisters were on the way to a cousin’s funeral in Franklinton on Saturday, April 21 when the funeral procession passed the local junior high school, pictured below, according to WVLA in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


According to one of the sisters Carrie Lynn Bienvenu they “noticed something that touched their hearts deeply. A group of teenage boys playing a game of pickup basketball had seen the procession passing by, stopped the game and dropped to their knees in an impromptu display of respect.”

Carrie Lynn said they were so moved by the kneeling that they took a photo and posted it on Facebook.

She said she has heard from some of the boys who kneeled and would like them to be recognized: Shimar Davis, Shimon Davis, Edward James, Brandon Burton Quindon Burris, Stacy Ard, James Bickham, Avant Money, Malachi Martin and Kalarrian Dillon.

“They took a knee not out of disrespect, but out of honor,” she wrote in her post. “There was not an adult in sight to tell them to stop playing.”

According to Carrie Lynn, the kneeling players did not know their deceased cousin, Velma Kay Crowe and local members of Franklinton Junior High said students are taught to show respect when a funeral passes by.

“This meant a great deal to our family,” Bienvenu said. ” May God bless each one as I feel they will achieve greatness.”

While attending a family funeral the procession passed a group of young boys shooting hoops. Take a look closely. They…

Posted by Lynn Bickham Bienvenu on Saturday, 21 April 2018


These boys are such a great example to us all! Please share if you agree