In Loving Memory of Hasson Ilijah Saunders-Doston
Hasson Saunders was born December 11, 2004 to the loving parents of Brandi Saunders and Jermaine Walker at 4:23 am at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, CO. Hasson was the light of everyone’s life. He was the fattest little dumpling that would eat everything. Hasson loved music and movies. Luther Vandross and Chris Brown were his favorite artists; while anything with a lot of action or comedy were his kind of movies. He even sang Luther all the way to St. Louis on one of his family trips to help keep his great uncle Zero awake. In 2009 Hasson and his mother moved to Colorado Springs to be with his great grandparents.
Hasson attended John Adams, Monroe, Helen Hunt, and Jackson Elementary School while living in Colorado Springs. Hasson participated in plays and field trips that he truly enjoyed just as much as the other students if not more. Hasson played the brightest rainbow fish in the sea in the 5th grade while at Jackson. Hasson went to West Middle School where he played in the band and even was wheeled through Old Colorado City in the Coronado Homecoming Parade. At West Middle Hasson was included in everything. For continuation they even included him by making it a red carpet instead of a stage. Hasson was pushed across that red carpet and every teacher on it showed him so much love.
This year was Hasson’s freshman year at Coronado High School. Where Hasson was part of the SPED dept and they made sure they took great care of him. Hasson was a part of the community outings every week while attending Coronado High School. Most weeks he attended with his classmates, teachers, nurse, mother and aunt. They would go to places like the pumpkin farm, dances, firefighter museum, recycling plant and bowling just to name a few. Hasson was even a DJ dubbed DJ Lite Brite while his mom Brandi, Aunt Briuana, and Nurse Annie were the speakers at The Annual Halloween Dance at The Townhouse. Hasson was really good at bowling and won or came in second most times. Everyone thought he could control the ball with his mind. Hasson attended Homecoming and in great Hasson fashion fell asleep with all his peers dancing and screaming around him.
Hasson loved being with his family and friends as well as being out in the community. Hasson was featured in the Positive Exposure Campaign for The Resource Exchange. Where he had his picture taken and it was displayed all over the Chapel Hills Mall along with his bio. Everyone had their own nick name for him (like Kemo, Fred, or Hasson-a-Bear) and he would just look up at you and smile when you called his name. He would act like he was mad at you if he hadn’t seen you in a while but would warm up to you quick or as soon as you apologized for leaving him. Hasson would always perk up when he would hear his mom or brother Hezekiah, who would sleep under him most nights. Hasson liked to act like he was mad but we all know he enjoyed the cold nights a lot better with his brother in bed with him. Hasson never held any judgment and was a great ear or shoulder to lean on. Now if he didn’t want to be bothered that was a different story. He would hit you with the finger or act like he is sleep. That finger simply meant to leave him “BE” or all was good. Everyone that ever came into contact with Hasson fell in love with him and that is real Agape Love and Compassion. Hasson was the sweetest angel that ever rolled this earth.
On Monday January 13, 2020 God called one of his angels home, he was 15 years of age. Upon his arrival we all know that he was greeted by a host of great grandparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Even as he walks with the most high, Hasson and his gentle spirit will be forever missed. Hasson was a happy and loving teenager who loved music and he loved when you sang to him. He loved to bowl and watch movies. He loved to smile and he loved to spend time with all his family as they did him. He is survived by his loving parents Brandi Saunders and Jermaine Walker, Brother Hezekiah Saunders, grandparents James Doston and Gwen Walker and Calvin Walker, great grandparents Jessie Doston and James Saunders, and a host of aunties, uncles, and cousins. Hasson’s untimely death is a tragic loss for so many. We ask that you keep the family uplifted in prayer.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, February 8th at 11:00am at the Tesla Developmental Building located at 2560 International Circle, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910 with a repass to follow at the same location.