Na’Khyria Lampkin, a 2019 Terrell High School graduate, died on Saturday, Sept. 14 after being found unresponsive in a residence hall at Tyler Junior College in Tyler.

According to a press release, at approximately 7:50 p.m., the TJC Police department received a call about an unresponsive female student at one of the residence halls. Emergency Medical Services was also immediately notified and arrived to evaluate the student.

The press release said unfortunately, the student was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace James Meredith, who has requested a post-mortem examination to determine cause of death. Foul play is not suspected. The TJC Police Department will complete a thorough investigation.

The student’s family was notified and was met on campus by members of the TJC Administrative staff.

The press release said the TJC community is deeply saddened by the student’s death and extends its deepest sympathy to the family.

Lampkin was in her freshman year at Tyler Junior College and was a line officer during her junior and senior year for the Terrell Tigerettes

“She was loved by her classmates and teachers and known for her infectious smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with Na’Khyria's family and friends during this difficult time,” a statement from the Terrell Independent School District, said.

Viewing will be Friday, Sept. 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Terrell and the funeral service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Terrell. Guests are encouraged to wear pink to the service in celebration of Na'Khyria.

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