Condolences:

Laura posted on June 17, 2019
I grew up with Carnell on Hedgeline. One of THE NICEST people you could know. I was very sad to hear of his demise. My sincerest condolences to his family.
 

Tyler-Lee Murphy posted on June 14, 2019
I met Sledge when we worked at Applewood and we kept in touch through the years. He had a talent for interacting with kids in a way that would put smiles on their faces. He was a kind and vivacious person. My condolences to his family. In times of death, I like to think that it is not an end, but just a change. His impact will linger on with those whose lives he touched.
 

Tyler-Lee Murphy posted on June 14, 2019
I met Sledge when I worked at Applewood and we kept in touch through the years. He had a talent for interacting with kids that would put smiles on their faces. He was a kind and vivacious person. My condolences to his family. In times of death, I like to think that it is not an end, just a change. His impact will linger on for those whose life he touched.
 

Lisa Hunt posted on June 14, 2019
Sledge was my co-worker at Westlake High School. A man with a kind and giving heart, and a sense of humor that kept us all laughing. My sincere condolences and prayers to your family. You will be missed by so many. Rest in peace.
 

Chelese Washington posted on June 14, 2019
Dear Sledge Family, I only met Carnell once at "Toto's and Woody's" Wedding and I have heard nothing but GREAT things about you! I pray that God will bring some form of peace in due to time, and that closure wont take too long. RIH Carnell Chelese Washington and family
 

Deirdre Love posted on June 14, 2019
My heart is broken in a million pieces. I dont watch the news much and I just happened to turn the TV on yesterday and I saw a familiar face. I missed the majority of the story and found out last night it was who I didn't want to believe it was-You!!!! I remember my sweet.friend when your mom was pregnant with you. I remember growing up next door.to your.grandmother,, playing with you and your brother whom we affectinately called Tank. I remember babysitting you all, going to.the park, playing outside, your little kid jokes that my sister and I always found so funny and made you laugh uncontrollably. I remember your funny conversations about Michael Jackson, your funny laugh and your hugs when you were little and before I went to college. You were a sweet, lovable child and you never changed as an adult. I remember seeing you as an adult and I walked up to you and told you the face looks the same but the body.must be on stilts. We had a good laugh at that. You were so tall!! Where did the time go sweet angel? And why did this have to happen to you all. I'm sick to my soul. Ive been looking through my scrapbook at you.and Terrance's pictures. You all did not deserve this!!!! Please send clues so whoever did this will be brought.to quick justice!!!! Condolences and prayers for healing, strength, courage and justice for your mom, dad, brother, grandma and the rest of your.family. Rest well sweet man and make sure you moonwalk with Michael Jackson for me . Gone Too soon, but will never be forgotten. Rest well. DiDi Love
 

Coleen Maglio posted on June 14, 2019
Praising the Lord for the time we got to have you in our lives. Forever blessed and grateful! Our hearts are broken but our memories will always hold you close. Prayers for the beautiful Sledge family and friends. Love, The Maglio’s (especially Joe)
 

Patty (Patrick) and Sharon Gilchrist posted on June 13, 2019
We will miss you very much and we will think of you often at empower sports! Hugs and kisses santa Pat !
 

Ric’helle Veasley and Family posted on June 13, 2019
Dear Cuz, I am forever grateful and blessed to have walked this earth with you and to have created so many amazing memories together. I pray for all of my family and friends but most importantly Darlene, Carl, Tank, Dimples and Momma Posey!! I love you all very much and I will continue to pray for you all during the very difficult time and as the days go by. May my “CUZ” Rest In Peace. Peace and love. #gone2soon #justice4NELL
 

Doris Locklear posted on June 13, 2019
When we worked at The High school together you named me Momma Doris I shall never forget that nick name. Gone to soon RIP
 

Alissa Hoover posted on June 13, 2019
i knew Mr.sledge from the Applewood program for a year and a half and when i first saw him i thought he was scary but when he was talking to one of the staff members he was funny and he laughed a lot and he cared for the people around him he was always lending out a helping hand and he always made sure people were okay and I know i don`t know him that long but i will grief of his lost he was a nice respectful person and he didn`t deserve to go but their is alot of things are going on in this in this world that need to be fix hes not the only one there are many others and we need justice and put down the guns and talk things out and people shoot for no reason and its wrong your taking away someones life and its wrong and u should think before u do everyone should be able to walk on this earth free not criticized or judged and not worried about dying each and every day we all deserve peace and freedom and happiness but lots of people are going to be in pain and its gonna be hard its going to be something to slowly work through and take as much time u need to grief R.I.P Mr.sledge
 

angel greene posted on June 13, 2019
I knew Mr.sledge because i used to go to applewood centers he was an amazing person i remember all the times he would help me when i was down. He was a really outgoing person and he could make anyone smile. He even taught me a whole cheer that i still remember i knew him for about 2 yrs. I dont go to applewood anymore but i will miss Mr.sledge because he was amazing and he was just a great person. He was so funny and he will never be lost out of my memory. He made me smile, he made me laugh and the person that did this killed an innocent person because he was amazing and he had alot to live for. R.I.P Mr.sledge
 

Jen R from WHS posted on June 13, 2019
Thank you for making me feel welcomed at WHS. You always made me laugh. Thank you for your friendship. You will be remembered and missed always. Prayers for God’s comfort and strength for your family and friends. And for justice to come.
 

Bernie, Heidi and Alex posted on June 13, 2019
Our sincere condolences to the Sledge family. We had the privilege of meeting Coach Sledge at Empower Sports basketball clinics. Our son loved playing against him. Our son thrived on the reactions Coach gave him whenever he made a long 3 ball. Coach Sledge acknowledged and engaged our son with a sincerity that was a gift to our son and a blessing to us as his parents. It will be impossible to replace Coach Sledge's energy and smile and please know that his interactions with our son were deeply appreciated. Coach Sledge will be greatly missed. He was a wonderful human. We will continue to lift your family in prayer.
 

Sheila Thompson posted on June 13, 2019
To the family of Carnell E. Sledge I offer my sincere condolences and I thank you for the life of such an awesome man. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
 

Joshua Jones posted on June 13, 2019
You will be forever be in my heart Carnell. You where and always will be a special friend to me. You're kind heat and willingness to help others was amazing.
 

Carolyn David posted on June 13, 2019
My deepest condolences to the Sledge family...you all are in my prayers
 

The Ray Family posted on June 12, 2019
We will miss your kind souls and big heart that reached so many of us through Empower Sports....a true angel among us. God bless you and your family.
 

The Ray Family posted on June 12, 2019
God Bless you and your family. Coach Sledge touched many lives and inspired so many with his kind soul. His gentle disposition and kind heart was seen to those of us that knew him through Empower Sports. His sweet smile will be missed....a true angel among us.
 

DeLuca Family posted on June 12, 2019
We met Edward through Empower sports. My daughter loved being a part of team "cheeseburgers" we will miss your big smile and kind heart. You will be missed. Prayers to your family and friends at this difficult time.
 

Bradley cozza posted on June 12, 2019
I am sorry for your loss. How was a great man
 

Bradley cozza posted on June 12, 2019
I am sorry for your loss. He was a great man
 

Bev and Matt Acker posted on June 12, 2019
We met you at Empower Sports and knew you were a fun loving, warm person. We are so sorry that you have been taken so soon, you had so much more that you wanted to do and many more people to brighten their lives. God bless you and your family.
 

Monica posted on June 11, 2019
Mr. Sledge was a teacher at Westlake High School while I attended. He cared so deeply and genuinely about his students, impacting many young people's lives in the most positive way. He taught me that knowledge is power, and that will forever stick with me. I will miss you greatly Sledge.
 

T Kolesar posted on June 10, 2019
Oh Carnell. I still can’t believe this. I’m still sick about this and the way you left us. I’m praying for your family every day. You were a great friend to Us. To so many people. You are missed terribly.
 

Scott posted on June 10, 2019
You were a kind soul. Hope and i will miss u coach sledge. Thx for ur compassion and good will. The Divers.
 

Frederick Alexander posted on June 10, 2019
RIP Sledge U will be missed bro
 

Jeremy posted on June 10, 2019
Sledge you are a great guy to me and you will be missed from your basketball player from jeremy Ps go team cheeseburgers
 

Rashad Davis posted on June 10, 2019
Good dude... I was saddened and shocked to hear of his passing. I wish peace to him, his family and the family of the other victim... who he was on this earth will take care of him in the afterlife. Rest up.
 

Jennifer M posted on June 10, 2019
My most sincere condolences to the Sledge family and friends of Carnell. I worked with Carnell for many years at Applewood. I will always remember his huge smile and giving nature. The world lost a very special person.
 

Robert Canady Jr posted on June 10, 2019
Carnell you will be missed. I will miss your infectious smile an laugh. I will always remember the Good times that we had together as well as the conversation about life. Rest well My Brother
 

Allison Ferrell posted on June 10, 2019
R.I.H Mr. Sledge AKA The Sledginator thank you so much for everything you've done for me and all the other children from Applewood that you've helped. I will never forget all the encourage and advice that you gave, you was there for me in one of the darkest time of my life and for that I will always be greatful. You will be forever missed and always in my heart.
 

R.B. posted on June 9, 2019
While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father return your dear one to you. (Acts 24:15)
 

Stephanie Stratford posted on June 9, 2019
Though your not with us in the flesh. Your spirit will live on in us all. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. My prayers and arms of healing goes out to Cousin Darlene, Carl, Tank, Dimples and. Sweet Auntie Posey. Love, Stephanie Stratford & family
 

David Grayson posted on June 9, 2019
Still can't believe he is gone Carnell was not only my friend but my brother and his family became my family will miss you bro my prayers are with you and your family.
 

Vazquez family posted on June 9, 2019
I had the pleasure of meeting Carnell when he was in Florida for my sons wedding he’s such a beautiful person I’m so sad to think people have such hate in them that they would cause this kind of pain on such a beautiful person Prayers for his family
 

Quinn Simpson posted on June 8, 2019
To the family we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences and prayers and deepest sympathies to you. Remain strong in your faith. God will get you through this.
 

B M Riley posted on June 8, 2019
Please accept my sincere condolences. The scriptural promises found at Isaiah 25:8 and Acts 24:15 can provide comfort at times like these; promises made by a God that cannot lie. Rely on God for comfort in the days ahead and may you be strengthened by the outpouring of love surrounding you.
 

Tracy posted on June 8, 2019
I'm sorry for the loss of your loved one may you find comfort in the words found at John 5.28,29 there's going to be a resurrection of the righteous and the unrighteous .
 

Tasha Houston posted on June 8, 2019
To the family of Carnell Sledge, sending prayers that will strengthen you today and provide hope for tomorrow. My heartfelt sympathy.
 

Maxine and James posted on June 8, 2019
Sledge worked at the high school my husband and I attended. He would always be the first to pick someone up when they were down and he did it without any expectation of even a thank you. He was such a beautiful soul and our hearts go out to his family. Many of us would not be the men and women we are today if it wasn’t for him and he will be missed and not forgotten.
 

Maxine and james posted on June 8, 2019
Sledge worked at the high school that my husband and I attended he would always be the first to pick you up when you were down and everyone in our classes cared deeply for him. He never judged any of us for the issues that we had and he was always just a listening ear. Our hearts go out to his family. He will be dearly missed and not forgotten. He changed our lives in unimaginable ways and some of us would not be the people we are today if it wasn’t for him.
 

Jeremy beem posted on June 7, 2019
Carnell was a good friend, always put a smile on my face and gave the best hugs anyone could ask for...I will miss him dearly
 

Kendra Compton posted on June 7, 2019
Carnell was a co-worker. Just an all around great guy! I will never forget his infectious laugh and inviting smile. My condolences to all who were blessed to know him.
 

Lynne Schroeder posted on June 7, 2019
Carnell worked with my son through Empower Sports and helped create his love for basketball. Our hearts our very heavy and our prayers are with the family at this difficult time. His heart was bigger than life and we will always remember how selfless he was. Thank you for sharing him with us.
 

Janelle Keifer posted on June 7, 2019
Carnell worked with my husband, James Keifer. Sledge was a coworker, but more like a brother and friend to James. Carnell was so kind, loving and caring to our four kids. He was an angel, always put others first and had a childlike quality to him that was warm and inviting. My heart goes out to your family and those that were blessed to have known him.