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Funeral set for Ashley ‘A.J.’ Jewell, arraignment info for alleged attacker

Ashley “A.J.” Jewell’s funeral will be held Friday at the Ray of Hope Christian Church on Snapfinger Road in DeKalb County. The time has not yet been determined. A visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Donald Trimble Mortuary in Decatur, according to an ajc.com story.

In the meantime, the alleged attacker Frederick Richardson was ordered held without bail today until his next court appearance Oct. 20, the same story said. His attorney said Jewell drew a gun and threw the first punch during the fight Friday night outside the Body Tap strip club. The attorney also tried to argue that Jewell’s death has yet to be determined so it’s premature to charge his client with voluntary manslaughter.

Mediatakeout’s speculation that the argument stemmed from a woman does not appear to be the case, based on what the cops said yesterday. Rather, it may have had to do with the club itself and business issues.

Housebeautiful, which had the Kandi Burruss grief-stricken blog entry yesterday, found A.J.’s last Tweets, which address his kids.

Kandi’s castmate Sheree Whitfield, who had been out of the country, sent me a note reacting to A.J.’s death now:

“My heart goes out to Kandi, her family and AJ’s family during these trying times. They are in my prayers. I am here for her if she needs me.”

Bravo’s Rachelle Savoia confirmed to me that the reunion taping has been postponed and that an “In Memoriam” note will be added to the show Thursday for A.J.

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[...] AJ’s funeral will be held Friday at the Ray of Hope Christian Church on Snapfinger Road in DeKalb County. The time has not yet been determined. A visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Donald Trimble Mortuary in Decatur. (Source 1 and 2) [...]

Thanks goodness...

October 6th, 2009
3:09 pm

…nobody cares about this guy – you would not be talking about this if he were not somehow (un)related to one of the ‘other’ Ho’s that works in Atlanta. Rodney, you need to find a new story line, you have completely worn this one out!

Cinda

October 6th, 2009
4:51 pm

Ok, so AJ wasnt a Tupac or Ciara (known wise), but the a man died. Senselessly, yes…but he still died. His children has no father, his mother has lost a son, his sisters and brother,..a brother. Where is the respect? This is sad…his death and your comments. Its all tragic!!

Carla

October 6th, 2009
5:59 pm

IT’S VERY UNFORTUNATE THAT IGNORANCE WOULD EVEN SPEAK. IF HE WAS YOUR LOVED ONE, WOULD YOU WANT PEOPLE SAYING THE STUPID, IGNORANT THINGS THAT YOU ALL ARE SAYING? IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANYTHING NICE TO SAY DON’T SAY ANYTHING. HE WAS SOMEONE’S SON, BROTHER, UNCLE, FATHER, ETC. NO ONE WANTS TO READ IGNORANCE. IT’S TIME TO SEND PEACEFUL, UPLIFTING THINGS, WORDS OF COMFORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT NOT ANYTHING AT ALL NEGATIVE. THAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH IGNORANT PEOPLE, THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY! THAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH IGNORANT PEOPLE, THAT’S WHY WE AS A PEOPLE ARE DYING YOUNGER EACH AND EVERYDAY. WE DON’T KNOW HOW TO SHOW LOVE, RESPECT OR ANYTHING ELSE ALOT OF US. IT TAKES SOMEONE THAT IS COMPLETELY NUMB TO SAY SOMETHING NEGATIVE PERIOD. WHERE DID THE LOVE, RESPECT FOR EACH OTHER GO? I PRAY THAT ONE DAY WE CAN LOVE AND RESPECT EACH OTHER LIKE IT WAS MANY YEARS AGO!! GOD I PRAY FOR THAT.

KANDI PUT YOUR TRUST IN THE LORD HE IS THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN STRENGTHEN, UPLIFT, COMFORT AND EASE YOUR PAIN. I LOVE YOU MY SISTA, YOU ARE TRULY A WOMAN OF GREAT PRIDE AND I LOVE THE WAY YOU HANDLE YOURSELF. YOU HAVE SUCH INTEGRITY. KEEP YOUR HEAD UP MY SISTA WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS! I AM FEELING YOUR PAIN AND KEEPING YOU AND HIS ENTIRE FAMILY IN MY PRAYER. GOD BLESS!!!!!!!!!!!11

Pat Walker

October 6th, 2009
6:15 pm

Let’s not be cruel during this time of someone’s sorry. Mr Jewel may not have been liked by many but please show a little kindness and respect on behalf of his children and family. Regardless what a person have done wrong in life, there is someone out there who loved him including God. Nothing will become of him by bad mouthing him, his number were up when the roll was called up above and he’s in the hand of the Lord. You can say what’s on your mind but not to the family, please let’s show respect.

Elsia

October 6th, 2009
6:38 pm

My heart goes out to the family. I hope in this time of need yall stick with each other and pray everything will work out in god’s hands

cookie

October 6th, 2009
6:59 pm

Enter your comments here kandi my heart goes out to u n AJ’s family. Just believe that he is in a better place and while he was alive he knew you loved him. No matter if you and he were seperated I believe he knew you loved him. You went out of your way and took care of his children–THATS LOVE and I’m sure he knew that. Cling to god right now and he will give you strength to follow this through. With all our love your sisters from east harlem.

Brandi

October 6th, 2009
10:44 pm

How sad that “Thank Goodness” would say such a evil and hateful thing about a deceased person let alone a child of GOD. I truly feel sorry for this person due to his or her evil, lonley and cold heart. People can tell alot about you from the things that come out of your mouth. Your unhappiness and misfortune shine through your words.
It truly bothers me to know that there are really people in the world that are THAT HATEFUL. This truly saddens me.

Maiya

October 6th, 2009
11:36 pm

How people can be soo hateful towards a man who was only HUMAN!!! yes he had 6 children but he TOOK CARE OF THEM!!!!! that is something that men today are struggling to do so dont judge him because he had 6 children, he did what he had to do for his children!!! he has died and people are still having hatred comments to say about him….ugh that is sooo DISRESPECTFUL!!! rest in peace Aj i thought you were a great person on the show and i was very sad by your passing….you will be missed!!! an angel in my heart!!

Alicia

October 7th, 2009
4:22 am

I just cannot believe what I just read…Some people in this world just aren’t playing with a full deck. How dare you say that the “system” is going to take care of his kids? See the reason this makes me so angry is because you were so quick to have an opinion, yet you don’t know a thing about this man OR his children!! Neither do, I only know what I saw on the show but half of that isn’t the whole truth anyway… I just do not like it when people make comments like that. But you cannot tell me that every single person in you family only has children by one person or that no one in your family has ever needed “the system”. Its just simply impossible unless your family was doing things the illegal way. So I would appreciate it if you leave this man’s family alone.Because you never know what your destiny is. The same people you talk negative about..may be the same one to save your life.My heart goes out to AJ’s family, God Bless…

Geez, Alicia

October 7th, 2009
7:29 am

…what ghetto planet do you live on? “you cannot tell me that every single person in you family only has children by one person or that no one in your family has ever needed “the system”. Its just simply impossible unless your family was doing things the illegal way”. Why would you think that it is impossible to to never “Need the system” unless my family was doing things in an illegal way?

There are some of us who work hard, play hard, and live hard, yet we DO NOT need the system nor are we doing it illegally – just work and live and get by – nothing wrong with that!

And I really do not think anyone was being “hateful towards the man” – they were only commenting on the fact that he was a nobody who would not be in the headlines if he were not somehow connected to on of the Ho’s on a freakin TV show that is not anywhere near reality. Most of you who are condemning the commenters need to reflect upon your own lives and not be so quick to judge “lest ye be judged” – to quote from a book that you are quick to use in your horror that someone would speak “wisely” of the situation, and not necessarily the person who has passed.

And the others of you

Denise

October 7th, 2009
12:28 pm

WOW for the love of GOD, “THANK GOODNESS” you are hiding behind some act of self righteousness. We all will be judge come judgement day. He who has no sin cast the first stone. What ever this man may have done in his life he has to take that up with his maker. If in fact he turned his life around then good for him, we all make mistakes some worst then others. When God was ready for Mr. Jewel he called him.

Igottamove Now

October 7th, 2009
2:19 pm

Once again, the readers of the AJC have reminded me why Georgia is such a backwards, judgemental, god-awful state. And before you reply back with a suggestion that I move…if all the sane and human people moved out of Georgia, who would be around in the positions that serve you as you climb out of your caves/trailerparks, once a month to run errands in the rest of the world. People making negative comments about a dead human being who did nothing to them are an abomination. Namaste

squeak

October 7th, 2009
4:57 pm

With all the natural disasters and illness on this planet, people need to be more kind and loving to one another. Especially in time of sorrow.I will pray that God takes all the idiotness out of Thanks goodness and replace it with compassion. For Kandi, I pray for strength for you and all of AJ’s loved ones. Scream alot and cry out loud when you are alone. Be angry for awhile. Take you time and grieve. God has blessed you with more love than you can imagine from people that you don’t even know. Hang in there Hon. Condolenses for the demise of you uncle. Keep the faith, Dale.

mica

October 7th, 2009
8:55 pm

you must always remember that your number will be called one day and you are gonna want to be welcomed into the golden gates of heaven so u must live accordingly until then. to Kandi and the kids: keep your eyes on the lord his arms are wrapped tightly around, all you have to do is accept him and his grace and mercy lives forever…. he knows all things and for some reason he felt as though it was AJ’s time tyo be with him.Love one another and be there for one another always….

Big Poppa - My house is for sale

October 7th, 2009
10:47 pm

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The multi-millionaire real estate developer and rumored “Big Poppa” of Atlanta housewife Kim Zolciak has put his Atlanta mansion up for sale! The home, which was recently featured in the movie Zombieland and Teen Cribs, is on the market for a cool $25,000,000. It is located at 490 West Paces Ferry Road in Atlanta, GA. The home has a whopping 9 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms.

Here is what the listing says:

“Unlike anything ever sold in Atlanta. Completed in ‘09 retaining the orginal 1920’s facade. Coral Stone clad exterior, 7 full kitchens, 16 FP’s, ballroom, theater, hair/nail salon, smoking room, recording studio, best pool outside a hotel in the south. Home will accomodate hundreds of guests.”

Hey, Denise...

October 8th, 2009
7:26 am

I hardly believe that “When God was ready for Mr. Jewel he called him”. Do you really think that God was watching this guy outside a strip club, watching him get his a$$ kicked and decided to just let the other guy kill him because he was ready for him?

Sister, you need to re-read the Good Book and try to understand it rather than just support it!

Chantel

October 8th, 2009
8:58 am

To Kandi and the Jewell family my heart goes out to you and prayers that you get through this difficult time in your lives. AJ was the star in your eye and will forever be but hold on to what is in front of you. continue to be there for all of your children that means all 7 of them. you have a lucky 7. Kandi and the family this is a wake up call stick together for sake of the children because they will need you more now than ever. love and strength goes out for the children because now they don’t have a earthly father but always remind them that they wil forever have a heavenly father. Love you Kandi and The Jewell family prayers of strength from my family to yours.

radiobaby

October 8th, 2009
11:47 am

Re: “Do you really think that God was watching this guy outside a strip club, watching him get his a$$ kicked and decided to just let the other guy kill him because he was ready for him? Sister, you need to re-read the Good Book and try to understand it rather than just support it!”

Whoever wrote this mess above should be ashamed of themselves. You don’t know what God’s plan is for you. If you do, in fact, read your Bible…you know that your life’s beginning and end was written before you were born. How can you pass judgement on God or anyone else? God is everywhere….the streets, the crackhouse, the strip club and more. He makes himself available to us at all times. How dare you limit God?! You used the term “let the other guy kill him”…. that is called the will of Man. God gave each of us free will. How you use it and abuse it is what you will be judged on. How do you think God feels about you being so disrespectful and judgemental on a man who lost his life in such a tragic way? Where was He when you were writing that mean and hateful statement!

Geez, radiobaby...

October 8th, 2009
12:43 pm

…God was right beside me as I wrote that – and depending upon what you believe, “your life’s beginning and end was written before you were born” is absolutely wrong!!!!! That statement even flies in the face of your later comment “that is called the will of Man. God gave each of us free will”.

Since he gave us free will, how could your beginning and end be “pre-determined” (you must be Presbyterian)? God does give us free will, and we make out choices – that is why he told us to “go to all nations” teaching in the name of Jesus – only when you truly understand that through belief nad acceptance of His Son as your savior will you be allowed to come into the kingdom; that is where the free will comes into play, the will to make the decision to come to the Father through the Son!

radiobaby

October 8th, 2009
1:16 pm

You should be ashamed of yourself. I pray that God forgives you for being so disrespectful and misrepresentative of Him. I pray for AJ’s soul and that God sees fit to let him rest in peace. You call yourself teaching in the name of Jesus. Get a clue. Jesus was humble and forgiving. Not ill mannered and self righteous like you.

Scuze me, radiobaby...

October 8th, 2009
1:38 pm

…and I apologize if you take what I wrote as being “self-righteous” – ill mannered maybe! Obviously I do not write as well as I should – you are absolutely that God does give us free will, but I maintain that because of that free will WE, as humans, make choices as to whether or not we get to the Father. Hence, since we can make the choice to believe in Him, our lives are NOT pre-destined. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

And, my original intent was not to degrade Mr. Jewell or his family – rather, it was intended to say that none of us would be having this discussion IF he were not involved with Ms. Burruss – even she was not well known at this time last year, just as the rest of the RHOA’s were unknown 18 months ago. And I appreciate your prayers, especially if you think that I have disrespected God – that truly was not my intent.

sad sad sad

October 8th, 2009
4:17 pm

RADIOBABY. .. . great comments and for this other evildoer. . . . .wow, i feel sorry for you whoever you are. . . it’s pathetic how folk think and then actually say the ignorant things that they think . .. .whoever you are IF YOU KNEW GOD, you would not have came to this website not only talking bad about a man who lost his life to tragedy as well as trying to doubt GOD. . . .for you to come on this site and say those ignorant things, those words are not of GOD, if anything you are of a fallen angel and one of those folks who go around misleading folks. . . . .READ YOUR BIBLE because we all know that when you are born like “radiobaby” said, you beginning and end is already written. .. . . now i see why this world is on it’s way to hell because it is full of clown’s like yourself. . . . ..if you have any type of family you would not want to come to a website and read the type of ignorance that you’ve wrote about someone else’s child, brother, father, etc. . . .. .and again, god built this world and he will destroy it. . . . . .not only does my prayers go out to the jewell family and kandi but it also go out to you because you’re going to need it on here doubting GOD. . . . .

for your information, every african american whether it be man or woman KNOWS WHO KANDI BURRIS IS. .. . she was famous back in the 1990’s and she is still famous so speak for yourself and not for everyone else. . .. . .KANDI IS LOVED BY MANY!!!!!!!

sad sad sad

October 8th, 2009
4:23 pm

GOD is with you 24/7, from time he wakes you until time you lay down at night. . . . don’t forget that

HoustonHoney

October 8th, 2009
5:43 pm

Ok after reading all this ignorance, I am truly floored / to whomever this little smart ass is, I have a message for you. It is obvious that you have no life and probably masterbate at least 7 times daily. Since you think it’s all about “man” and not “God”, go kill yourself. Hopefully, we’ll stop hearing from your ignorant ass.

Barb.

October 8th, 2009
6:22 pm

SWEETI Kandi was very well known be4 RHOA..I dont know where yu have been but Kandi has written songs for some of the VERY BEST in the business..Didnt yu see all the awards/records they showed on the show..Maybe yu dont know music..But this show didnt make Kandi…

Dallas

October 8th, 2009
8:07 pm

Prayers to the family.Kandi and to the people who use any subject to agrue.

Dallas

October 8th, 2009
8:09 pm

sorry argue Ive worked a 12 hour shift

Babe

October 8th, 2009
9:26 pm

It a terrible thing when people do not have anything to say nice…especially about someone has lost their life so senselessly..regardless whether is liked or disliked he is still a human being a child of God… a son, father, brother, nephew, cousin, uncle and friend….there is a family suffering the lost of a love one. we need to come to terms that our young adults are dying…our future as a culture of people is dimishing so, rapidly…we need to start embracing each and showing more love…. put down the guns, knives the group jumping and fight for pride,love, understanding and brotherhood….Kandi, sorrow only endures for the night but joy comes in the morning…. continue to keep your faith and strength within the Our Lord Jesus Christ…He will see you and AJ’s family through all of this

athena254

October 9th, 2009
12:20 am

I am in shock I had just saw Kandi the day before this is so sad.Watchin him on housewives make me soooooooooo sad..r.i.p kandi

athena254

October 9th, 2009
12:21 am

Dominic1323

October 9th, 2009
12:40 am

I think that is it is so senseless that “Thank Goodness” would say something like that regardless of the fact that he was engaged to Kandi, he still was the love of her life and respect should be given and if you have something like that to say you should keep that to your self because if the shoe was on the other foot you want it. “Right or Wrong”? It is so sad that he life was taken so soon. I am prayer for the family and especially for the kids and I am pray that god give Kandi strength to press on.. AJ you will be remember and your legacy will live though your kids and the love of your life. Kandi -Be strong and hold on.. to god unchanging hand. and know that we all love you and we are praying for you.

One Love!!!!!!!!!!!!

GOD IS GOOD

October 9th, 2009
12:55 am

IT’S VERY SAD HOW ONE PERSON CAN GET ALL OF YALL OFF THE REAL REASON WHY WE ALL GOT ON HERE. PPL HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY WHAT THEY LIKE…. “ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE” LET’S JUST PRAY FOR THE FMAILY AND FRIENDS AND KEEP IT MOVING. IM NOT TAKING SIDES AT ALL .LETS JUST LEAVE THAT PERSON IN GODS HANDS.

china99

October 9th, 2009
1:38 am

Only God knows best! We don’t question my! Jist know dat when he wanted 2 pick a beautiful flower dat nite it was AJ, so pray an move forward 2 gr8t ness

George McDonald

October 9th, 2009
8:42 am

In response to “Thank Goodness”, What is your problem?!! Has America gotten so bad that we can make comments like the ignorant one that you have made about the death of another human being? I undersatand that you may not have personally known “AJ” but you really need to re-evaluate your life!!!! Suppose you or one of your family members were the victim of an unfortunate situation and ended up losing your life? I think if you put yourself in the shoes of the family you might look at it differently. You are probably so insensative becauuse you look at people on TV as if they are not real people! Well take it from someone who works in TV that these are people weather you understand that or not and I think that you are a very disrespectful person. Didn’t your mother teach you that if you don’t have anything good to say than don’t say anything at all? You might want to adhire to that and be careful what you say. It’s all good to make these stupid comments on here where your identity can reamin a secret, but you know that if you were in the presence of any of his family or friends you wouldn’t dare come out of your face with such insensative remarks. I think you are a coward and you need to shut up! Oh yeah if you want to address me my name is George McDonald and I will tell you to shut up to your face! My prayers go out to Kandi and AJ’s family and children!

Michael Joyner

October 9th, 2009
9:55 am

Enter your comments here The whole town of Scranton Pa was shocked, when we heard the news about A J. We all watch the show faithfully. I felt that despite all the criticisms, this was a man who
wanted to do the right thing by Kandi and her daughter. We Love you Kandi, You are in our thoughts and Prayers

My bad, George McDonald and others...

October 9th, 2009
10:14 am

Just goes to show that it is better to keep my mouth shut and be thought stupid rather than open it and remove all doubt.

Also, just goes to show that the old adage that you should not discuss politics or religion with friends and relatives is true!

And, I apologize to all of those who I have offended. May AJ rest in peace.

Debbie

October 9th, 2009
10:37 am

I am praying for everyone!

Tomiqua

October 9th, 2009
12:01 pm

People can say some of the cruelest things at the worst times…(Thanks goodness) you should choose your words very wise when addressing such a tragic issue even though he was no body to you he was still someone elses loved one and he will be truely missed…Kandi and the Jewell family my heart and prayers go out to everyone who lives AJ touched I thought he was a cool stand up guy so what he had ALOT of kids as long as he took care of them and gave them love and support….

cynthia

October 9th, 2009
12:13 pm

hello i am so sad to hear everything about aj jewell !!!

THinkB4uDo

October 9th, 2009
12:35 pm

I see alot of comments to Kandi and thats fine, but Kandi only knew this man briefly compared to a Mother and Family that had to see their Loved One who they have been with all their lives, they had to witness their Loved One’s Head and Face STOMPED IN for nothing more than modern day HATE and JEALOUSY. I think its time to get out of The Real Atlanta Housewives Show and get back to REAL LIFE and Pray for A.J.’s Mother and Family because Kandi will get over A.J. Death and Murder and go on with her life long before this Mother and Family will. To A.J.’s Mom, Family and Friends may God continue to give you the PEACE and COMFORT “ONLY” he can Bring.

Berlin Strickland

October 9th, 2009
1:07 pm

most of ya’ll r so stupid and disrespectful 2 speak of someone’s death n that manner!!! how would u feel if they called u a nobody when u died b careful what u say in do because death comes whenever. this man family is reading this and it’s already painful!!!! show some type of sympathy or shut the hell up aj didn’t want fame from ur foolish remarks u do!!!! sorry u won’t get it from this blog site and when ur life is over see what ppl has to say about u what goes around comes around. My heart goes out to Aj’s family and friends this is VERY SAD and heart felt i am praying for all of u on a regular remember: To be absent in the body is to b present with the Lord and now ya’ll hav a personal angel watching over u!!! Because believe me all his sins are forgiven and he is Resting In Peace!!!! Safe in God’s Arms

May his peace be with u until ya’ll meet again
much love from
Berlin

Teewanda

October 10th, 2009
12:22 am

To Thank Goodness, for anyone to make such a statement I’m first guessing that you are not black and that your statement is fueled by racism! No matter the situation a man died!! That mattered to a lot of people and it is sad and unfortunate, he was a human being that many people loved. Have some respect you low life!!

Hometeam

October 11th, 2009
1:08 am

To Igotta move now..if you do your research you would know that over 3/4 of Georgia’s population is populated by people who are not originally from Georgia, ESPECIALLY ATL! I hope you do not think that moving is going to solve your problems, if so you are in for a rude awakening. Also if you watch RHOA you would know that no one on the show other than NeNe and Kandi are originaly from Ga. Moving to another state does not mean that another person won’t lose their life their life due to senseless events in that state also. I am not going to comment on all the other ignorant comments b/c it is not going to repair what just happen and it’s stupid. My prayers go out to his family and loved ones.

Janelle

October 13th, 2009
3:24 pm

Ok…First of all, the one thing that everyone is forgetting is that it was a life lost! Second of all…doesnt matter where it happens..It happens everywhere….I wish I could find where all of these ignorant people are from….Because God bless your judgemental soul! And just remember…there are always people who hate on others…but if actually want them dead….then you are the one with th issues!

big nik

October 19th, 2009
6:14 pm

i just want to say may god be with all of aj’s loved ones and all the ignorant people too

griffin

October 20th, 2009
12:16 am

God bless AJ soul!We all are human and will make misstakes!Dont ever judge because like AJ we are all going to die! So you people need to be a little more considerate about what you say because you dont know your destiny and there surely is an GOD!!! Pray for the kids who dont have an father any more which is a BIG problem staring in the worlds face today already!

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