Obituary of Javon A. Rogers Stovall
Javon Akil Rogers Stovall, 27, passed away while attending graduate school at Florida International University in Miami, Florida due to complications with epilepsy. As a graduate assistant at FIU, he was focused on social justice and inclusion. Javon wanted to better not only himself, but his community, and the world. He quickly connected with faculty and students showing support, kindness, and compassion to everyone he met. He actively encouraged others to find their passion and strived to make others feel accepted, included, and valued no matter what which inspired everyone around him. Funeral services will be held at 1pm Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Parkview Church in Iowa City, with a time of fellowship and refreshments to follow. Burial will be at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Coralville. Javon was born to Julie Kay Rogers and Joseph Stovall in Iowa City, Iowa where he grew up. Javon attended West High School where he started growing his passion of all things music. After graduating high school in 2012, Javon first pursued his passion in music at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He later left Luther to attend Kirkwood Community College and eventually the University of Iowa, where he earned degrees at both institutions in May of 2020. Javon was then accepted to graduate school at FIU. While a student at Iowa, Javon was highly involved with many groups and organizations. Javon was president of the Old Gold Acapella group, an Asst Program Coordinator with Leadershape through the Center for UI Student Involvement and Leadership, was a member of the Human Rights Student Collective, participated in student government and several others. Javon's love of coffee was a staple of his personality. He will be remembered for exchanges over coffee and wine with either lots of humor, deep discussion, or fun conversation. Javon’s laughter was infectious. He was an extraordinary listener. His big personality matched his big bear hugs which were always warm and sincere. Javon touched many lives with his caring and unique energy, he will always be an inspiration to many. Javon is survived by his parents, maternal grandmother Francine Rogers, sisters Jordan Rogers and Carrie Evans, brother Tony Wai, aunts, uncles, nephews, many cousins, and many friends.
Saturday, December 4, 2021
Parkview Evangelical Free Church
15 Foster Road
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
Oak Hill Cemetery
Coralville, Iowa, United States