Ball for Ty


Tysean J. Nelson was a vibrant, brilliant, intelligent man of God. He was a superstar athlete and student.

Tysean was a hard worker, honor roll student, scholar, top football, and lacrosse player to name just a few of the amazing attributes that he had. This year he completed his first term at William Paterson University. After catching the eye of many schools he hoped to further his education at the University of Miami or Rutgers. 

He leaves behind his legacy, a new baby boy on the way, his mother Trini, father Sean, older sister Shawn many loved ones like his expecting girlfriend, many friends, cousins, teammates and more.

If you knew Tysean you know that his personality was like no other. He could light up any room he walked in.

As it pains me to write this I ask for your support and prayers for our family as we learn to live with this new norm.

With love,


Tysean J. Nelson made his grand entrance to the world on October 16, 2001, to Trini Harrell and Sean Nelson. He had a loving stepfather Sabastian Williams who played an active role in his life growing up, an older sister Shawn Nelson and is currently expecting a baby boy. 

On June 30th, 2021, God called Tysean home. He lived a long 19- years of life where he made an impact in the lives of everyone he encountered. Tysean should be remembered for his, humility, tenacity, grit, and love for God. 


Tysean definitely lit up a room! His personality was infectious. I teach at North and remember him fondly. He was also a classmate of my daughter Tierney. He always had a kind word for her, through elementary, middle school and high school. We are very, very sorry. Amy Bowen and family.

Tierney Bowen

I just wanted to say we are truly hurt because you guys have raised a young man whose such a gentleman with women and has impacted us beyond compare with his kindness and sweet personality.

Trinity Beacham