BLOOMFIELD, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Jedd Cummings was a light to all who knew him. Living a life full of activity as a multi-sport athlete in football, baseball, basketball, and track for the Eastern Greene Thunderbirds. Tragically, Jedd passed away last October in a car accident.
Just over one year later, a local construction company is doing all they can to keep Jedd’s memory alive in the community. Whitfield Concrete Construction began work on a
mural in remembrance of Jedd earlier this week.
“I coached him when he was younger. I don’t want anyone to forget him. He was a very good kid. I came up with the idea and we’re bringing it to you guys,” Owner Josh Whitfield says.
The mural is being vertically carved into a wall at Eastern Greene Middle School’s baseball field.
Isaiah Pride, the owner of multi-state decorative coating company, Wicked Kolors jumped at the chance to travel to Indiana and help Whitfield’s vision come to fruition.
“Any time you can be involved in something that’s dedicated to children or young people who have left long before their time it’s a heartfelt thing, I’m happy to be here,” Pride says.
The picture portrayed on the mural shows Cummings sitting in the dugout getting ready to play one of the games he loves, something that Whitfield and the community will always remember him for.
“I loved seeing him play, everyone loved seeing him play. I just always want him to be on the field,” Whitfield says.