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Gulliver Raphael Jean
December 4, 1989 ~ October 11, 2021 (age 31) 31 Years Old
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On December 4, 1989, God saw fit to bring into this world a handsome, lively and jovial baby boy. This young boy would go on to bring so much joy and laughter into the life's of so many people. His ability to find the glimpse of hope and joy in the smallest of situations, would become second nature to who he already was.
As a child, Gulliver had dreams of becoming a pro football player or a business man. He would oftentimes daydream about his professional career with the San Francisco 49ers. During Monday night football games, Gulliver's eyes would be fixed to the screen as he would exclaim to everyone, "That's going to be me one day!"
In elementary, Gulliver garnered the title of, "class clown" for his gift of finding humor in the smallest of things. Many nights as the teachers would call home to recant what Gulliver had said or did during the day, they would barely be able to speak as they too were laughing about what was said.
During his attendance at Manatee High School, Gulliver would go on to participate in his beloved sport- football. His speed, agility and quick thinking abilities would land him the position as running back. On and off the field, Jean was a force to be reckoned with.
While attending, the State College of Florida, Gulliver would eventually be selected as the new President for the African American Student Union (AASU). He would go off to set up many community events in order to give back to those in need.
In his later years, Gulliver's gift of gab would lead him to inspire others to
pursue their entrepreneurial endeavors.
Gulliver’s memories will forever be cherished by his children: Jamari Jean, Athaliah Miller, Savannah Miller, Samira Miller; Loving Mother , Gladice Jean; four sisters: Ciliana Pluviose, Gladys Jean, Cliana Jean and Claudette Cherfils ; six brothers: Rivel Jean, Stanley Jean, David Jean, Roosevelt Jean, Marc Casimir & Juguens Jean and a host of sorrowing Aunts. Uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.