Jamain “Juice” Allen Stephens passed away at UPMC Shadyside on Tuesday September 8, 2020.
Jamain was born September 21, 1999 in Pittsburgh PA to Kelly Allen and Jamain Stephens.
A 2017 graduate of Central Catholic High School, Jamain was a member of the Central Catholic Viking football team where he was named second team all-conference as a senior… member of district championship team as both a junior and senior...member of state championship team as a junior. Jamain also played on the rugby team and was involved in “My Brothers Keeper and Black Student Union.
His love for mentoring and “giving back” moved Jamain to work with youth in the Brothers and Sister’s Emerging Program and Ozanam Basketball program. He also did motivational speaking with upcoming athletes involved in youth and high school sports throughout the city.
Jamain loved sports and started playing organized sports at the age of 3 with Boys and Girls Club baseball, basketball, and football. He also played baseball for Morningside Baseball organization, St. Agnes and St. Benedict basketball and loved playing football for the championship Garfield Gators Midget football team and would still profess at age 20 that he was a “Gator for Life”!
Jamain was currently a senior at California University of Pennsylvania where he was majoring in Business Administration. Jamain was a defensive lineman and appeared in 32 games between the 2017 and 2019 football seasons.
The 3 things Jamain loved most was God, Family and Friends. He was baptized at Allen Temple Cincinnati OH and attended Shiloh Community Baptist Church Pittsburgh PA. Affectionately called Juice by his teammates and friends he prided himself on being loyal respectful and always willing to help whenever needed. A great student, great friend, and a genuine person.
He leaves to cherish his memory ; His mother Kelly Allen Pittsburgh PA, father Jamain Stephens of Maryland, a sister Jayla Stephens and brother Daron Stephens both of Tabor City NC. He was an extension of his aunts Kirsten Allen, Donna Allen Rosemond ESQ (Harold), Rev. Dr. Alphonse Allen (Fran), Rhonda Harris (Gregory), His cousins whom he regarded as siblings Dominique, Taylor, Aubrey (Rosemond), Alexis, Hassiem (Allen), Sydnee, Christopher, Zoey (King), Maxx (Harris), His Godmother Daria Mitchell Segars (Duane), His “Nana” Brenda Gordon and a host of aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Alphonse and Carrie Allen and his paternal grandparents Dollie Neal and Joseph Stephens Sr.
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