Johnathan Christopher Coombs ("Jay") was born on November 9, 1997. He was a healthy and handsome baby boy who brought great joy to the Coombs' household. From the very beginning, he excelled at everything - walking and talking by the age of two.
During his early years, Jay attended Kids of Promise Pre-School and Fairway Elementary. He then attended New Renaissance Middle School and Somerset Academy where he met his high school sweetheart, Samantha. Jay successfully completed his high school education and graduated in June 2016.
At a young age, Johnathan developed a passion for football - a passion he picked up from his father. Jay was known in the community for rounding up the neighborhood kids to join him and his father for a game of causal football in their front yard. He spent countless hours tossing the football with his dad, with hopes of one day being able to join an official team. Eventually, that day came and Jay joined the Miramar Optimist football team. During the ages of 8-14, he played on the team in the position of line backer where he earned the name "Quiet Storm." The name stuck because though he was quiet, he was definitely a force to be reckoned with! He continued his passion for football in high school where he played numerous positions, perfecting his skills.
Jay was reliable on and off the field and he was always there for his teammates. However, Jay's passion was not only for football. He had a passion for helping others. This was evident by his countless acts of kindness. Jay volunteered at New Life Assembly of God in children's church for two years, helping young kids to learn more about Jesus. And in Jay's final year of high school, he showed an incredible act of heroism by saving his schoolmate's life. He was the first responder on the scene, acting quickly to prevent a fellow schoolmate from committing suicide. He not only tried to persuade his schoolmate from jumping off the roof, but he selflessly put his own life in jeopardy by climbing on the roof to rescue the student himself.
Jay was compassionate, funny and full of joyful antics. He was a joy to be around and with him, there was never a dull moment.
Jay will be deeply missed by his family and friends, but especially by his mom and dad.
Johnathan is survived by his loving parents, John and Denise Coombs, three sisters, Ashley, Amber and Stephanie Coombs, grandparents, Grandpa, Grandma John, Grandma G., and Nana, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces.