A Knoxville memorial service for former University of Tennessee football player Jesse Mahelona is scheduled for Sunday at Faith Promise Church beginning at 7 p.m.
Mahelona was killed in a Sept. 5 automobile accident in his native town of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. He was 26.
Those attending the service are asked to bring a letter explaining the impact Mahelona made on their lives. Those letters will be bound together and sent to Mahelona’s family in Hawaii.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jesse Mahelona Trust. All proceeds from the trust will be directed to Mahelona’s wife, Brandee Kukita-Mahelona, who is pregnant with the couple’s second child, and his 19-month-old daughter, Karter.