Jason Carroll Israel

Tuesday, October 10, 1989 - Thursday, September 12, 2019

A Man of Love and Friendship

Photo of Jason Carroll Israel  - 1989-2019

West Asheville- Jason Carroll “J.J.” Israel, age 29, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Mission Hospital in Asheville.

Jason was born October 10, 1989 to Jeffery Carroll Israel of Canton and Phyllis Ann Minos of Whittier. From birth, Jason had many medical illnesses that presented challenges in his life. Even through these hardships, Jason had the strength, determination, courage to fight through any obstacle and become the delightful and charismatic person he was. J.J. never met a stranger: even as a child, Jason’s outgoing personality brought those he met to know and love him to such an extent that his sister, Alexandria, felt that he was famous! Jason participated in the Special Olympics mainly in track and field, in which he was awarded many medals. He had a particular fondness of fire trucks and monster trucks, and his face would beam with joy when attending monster truck shows with his family. Jason’s life is a shining example to each of us of love, compassion, and friendship. He will be deeply missed by those who knew him.

Preceding Jason in death are his great-grandmothers, Demia Israel and Ruth Hall; and a step-sister, Vanessa Mexicano.

Surviving are his parents and step-parents, Jeff Israel (Candy) of Canton, and Phyllis Minos (Carl Mathis) of Whittier; sister, Alexandria Israel of Waynesville; step-brothers and sisters Caroline Walker (Chris) of Statesville, Gavin Wentz of Asheville, Diedre Mathis, Catherine Spadden, and Mackenzie Mathis all of Jackson County; grandparents, Carroll and Susan Israel of Canton, and Betty Minos of Florida; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and dear friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Tuesday, September 17, 2019 in the Chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service. A graveside funeral service will follow at Morning Star United Methodist Church Cemetery in Canton. Rev. Carroll Lindsey will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jason’s memory to the Special Olympics NC online at www.sonc.net, or by mail at 2200 Gateway Centre Blvd. Ste., 201, Morrisville, NC 27560.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Israel family.

Condolences from family and friends

Dear Family, I imagine there is no deeper pain than the loss of a child and there are no words that can express the sorrow and pain we feel for you. Jason was such a beam of light - so friendly and loving and such a joy. He will be greatly missed. He's forever in our memories that we cherish.
Debi Walsh
Jeffery, Susan and Carroll, So sorry to hear about your Jason. I never got to meet him, but reading his obituary lets me know he was a very special person to know. I know you all will miss him very, very much. I will be happy to make a donation to the Special Olympics NC in his memory. My love to you all and my sincere sympathy for your loss, Karen
Karen Hall
Our deepest sympathies for your loss
Billie and Denise Walker
Hugs, love, and prayers to you all Janet and family
Janet Israel Strickland
My deepest sympathy to all of the family. Jason was a trooper here on earth, and is flying high with the angels in heaven now. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
Juanita Dixon
Our hearts and prayers go out to your family at a time like this. Margaret & Jerry
Jerry & Margaret Miller Parker
So sorry for your loss.
Ronnie and Kathy Farmer
I remember watching Jason growing up, he was always funny and friendly. So sorry to hear of his passing.
Christy McMahon
I knew Jason as a young boy. He had a bright smile and caring spirit that would light up the room and the hearts of all who knew him. My prayers are with you at this time. God bless you.
Carleene Finger
I am so sad to hear of J's passing. I wish you all great comfort as time goes by.
Chuck Nichols
Our deepest condolences for your loss. We wish you comfort as you grieve, and joy in remembering what a great person JJ was.
Dr. Dennis Campbell and Team