Who was Ralston Jarrett?
Ralston Jarrett was a 33-year-old Columbus criminal defense and personal injury attorney who passed away on September 8, 2022. He was born in Ft. Riley, Kansas, and was the son of military parents, Ralston Sr. and Reebe Jarrett. He graduated from Kendrick High School in 2007 and received his undergraduate degree from Columbus State University. He was inspired by his former professor Robin King to pursue a law degree, which he obtained from the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama, in 2017.
Ralston Jarrett was a successful and prominent lawyer who was licensed to practice in the states of Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina. He worked as an associate under Mark Shelnutt, a well-known Columbus criminal defense attorney, from 2018 to 2020. He then opened his own firm, The Law Offices of Ralston D. Jarrett, PC, in 2021. He was also a business owner who operated Elite Party Bus with his parents.
Ralston Jarrett was affectionately called “Peanut” by his family and friends. He was survived by his sister, Roxanne N. Jarrett, his niece, Lauren Jarrett-Robinson, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Evan and Melva Jarrett, and William and Helen Littleton Taylor.
How did Ralston Jarrett die?
Ralston Jarrett’s cause of death has not been officially confirmed by his family or the authorities. However, according to CNAW, a local news outlet, he passed away from medical reasons on Thursday night at Piedmont Midtown Medical Center. He was reportedly managing a chronic health condition prior to his passing, according to WRBL, another local news source.
Ralston Jarrett’s death was a shock and a loss to the Columbus community, especially to the legal profession. He was respected and admired by his colleagues, clients, and peers for his dedication, professionalism, and charisma. He was known for his passion for justice and his ability to win cases in court. He handled a variety of cases, ranging from criminal defense, personal injury, civil rights, family law, and more.
How is Ralston Jarrett remembered?
Ralston Jarrett’s legacy lives on through his family, friends, and clients who remember him as a loving, caring, and generous person. He was also a mentor and a role model to many young lawyers and aspiring law students. He was involved in several community and professional organizations, such as the Columbus Bar Association, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Bar Association, and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
Ralston Jarrett’s funeral service was held on September 20, 2022, at the North Highland Assembly of God Church. Pastor Loyd Johnson officiated the ceremony. The funeral home was Progressive Funeral Home, Inc. Many people attended the service to pay their respects and express their condolences to his family.
Ralston Jarrett was a promising lawyer who had a bright future ahead of him. His sudden and tragic death left a void in the hearts of many who knew him and loved him. He will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by all. Rest in peace, Ralston Jarrett.