Isaiah James Sullivan aka Zaiah was the fifth child born to Robert Sullivan and Karla Stevenson Sullivan on January 10, 2005, the baby boy. He was named after the prophet Isaiah and his great-grandfather, James Robert Smith and his uncle James H. Glasco. He attended schools in the NEISD, Southside ISD and the George Gervin Academy. Isaiah also attended Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and participated in the Youth Usher Ministry and the Rights of Passage program as a small boy. Isaiah was an easy going, casual kind of child, most would say he was a mama’s boy, never staying away from his parents or siblings for long. He loved his family and extended family. He could be a quiet guy but loved to engage in conversation with adults he liked, he trusted people, he looked for the good in them. He didn’t mind working for a little “change” to buy snacks. As most kids he loved playing games and his cell phone which was constantly broken. He loved shooting hoops, sometimes for hours at a time, until he was a sweaty mess. Isaiah especially loved being an uncle, his niece Lailah would make his eyes sparkle. His best friends were his siblings and cousins. He had a special bond with his grandparents and great grandmother. He made each grandparent feel like he or she was the best, his love of family was unconditional. Isaiah was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ohara Jack; great-grandmothers, Marguerite “Tina” Smith and Hattie Louise Valdez and great-grandfather, James Robert Smith and William C.Steele. Isaiah is loved by his parents, Robert Sullivan and Karla Stevenson Sullivan; siblings, Arttravia “Tootie” Stevenson, Jhailah Sullivan, Robert “Bubbie” Sullivan and Bre’Ana Sullivan; aunts and uncles, Star Stevenson and Sahara Jack, Brandon Jones, John Sullivan and Kelley Thomas; grandparents, Karen Stevenson, Sharol “Sherrie” Curry and Johnny Sullivan and a huge host of cousins and extended family to include the Wheeler clan, the Jones clan, the Blackwell clan, the Jack clan, the Smith clan, the Anderson clan and the Glasco clan.

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  1. My heart is broken, you left us to soon. I know we all have an appointed time but still I grieve. I pray that God our Lord wrapped you in His arms before you felt any pain and I pray that He will shine His light on the one who took your life and justice will be served. I will always treasure our times together, the twinkle in your eyes, your laughter, your hearty appetite, the sound of the basketball dribbling your questions and your hugs. 1Thessolonians 4:13 (NKJV) But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethern, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as those who have no hope. I’ll see you on the other side precious. I love you more, Grandma Sherrie

  2. To: Robert, my God sister Sherrie, and the entire Families ! My condolences and heart felt sympathy. Isaiah 40:28-31.

  3. Sherry, my heart goes out to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know I am praying and will continue to pray for you and your family. Addie McDavid

  4. May God wrap his arms around each of you and give you peace. I am praying God will strengthen you during this difficult time.

  5. My deepest condolences to your family. Look to the hills which cometh your help, your help comes from the lord. My God bless you all. 🙏🙏🙏 Mamie Wilson

  6. Condolences to the family… heart is sadden in the lost of Isaiah ….. as a youth usher at Antioch I enjoyed our talks, his smile and loving spirit….. “When love is lost, do not bow your head in sadness; instead keep your head up high and gaze at the stars for that is where your broken heart has been sent to heal!” bryant Continued prayers for the family and may God give you comfort in your tomorrows…..

  7. Let Not Your Heart ❤️ Be Troubled! Sherrie and all the family, you all have my heartfelt condolences 💐 during this time. Sherrie I knew we had a special bond and it stems from the Love of the name ” Isaiah ” given to our grandson. I say to you as a grandmother, hold on to God’s hand and don’t let go. 🙏🙏🙏 Julia Faye Dorsey

  8. I am sending my condolences and prayers to the family. Isaiah will truly be missed. Remembering Isaiah as a youth usher.

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