Jaden Lamar Hullaby 21, of Grand Prairie, Texas received his wings on May 19, 2023, after an automobile accident took his life.
Jaden was born on February 13, 2002, of Mary and Reginald Hullaby in Tyler, Texas. His parents moved to the DFW area when Jaden was an infant. In early childhood it was evident that he had an exceptional athletic gifting in all sports. Football became his passion however he was a standout in basketball and track and field.
His demonstrated skills paved the way for him to receive over 30 collegiate offers to play football all over the country. Jaden graduated from Mansfield Timberview in 2020. He then enrolled and attended the University of Texas on a Longhorn football scholarship where he played Linebacker and Running Back. After two years he transferred to the University of New Mexico where he played Running Back and Tight End for the Lobos while majoring in Business.
In Jaden’s legacy he received many trophies, awards, and recognition. Some of his achievements included earning the City of Mansfield 2014 Male Athlete of the Year Award, due to his track and field accomplishments where he brought recognition to the city with gold, silver, and bronze medals. He was also a key contributor on the 2018 Bishop Dunne State Championship football team.
Jaden’s most notable achievement was the way he lived his life and treated others. He was a strong presence with an infectious smile that left a positive impact on all he encountered. Jaden is preceded in death by his uncle Arthur “Tony” Martin. He is survived by his parents Reginald and Mary Hullaby and his brother Landon. Surviving aunts; Kriste White, Kandace Martin, Karen Williams, and Kelly Hullaby. Surviving uncles; Gailland White, Ronald Hullaby and Patrick Hullaby. He is loved by numerous cousins, extended family, and friends.