Jason Ligons death: Jason Ligons died after a car accident in Newport October 2015. He was only 36 years old.
He is the father 23-year-old Chastity Patterson from Arkansas posted about on Facebook.
In her story, Chastity Patterson said after Jason Ligons death, she continued to text his phone number every day describing her day, happenings in her life and decisions she’d made.
She never got a response — until the night before the anniversary of his death.
Chastity Patterson had gotten a response back, from a man named Brad, who has been getting her texts for the past four years.
Jason Ligons death: How Jason Ligons died
Jason, a 36 year old Jackson County man died following a one-vehicle crash October 2015.
According to Arkansas State Police, Ligons was driving north on Highway 17, also known as Pecan St., when the vehicle ran off the road. It went into a ditch and struck a tree.
The crash happened just after 11:30 p.m. on a Sunday in Newport.
No one else was injured.
In another post on her Facebook page, Chastity clarified Jason Ligons wasn’t her biological father.
Jason was not my “biological” father, but blood could not make him any closer! I have known him my whole life and when I was old enough to go to the Skating Rink, I did every weekend!
I was that kid always in trouble for playing tag on the floor or too small to skate with the older kids. I just wanted to have fun and SKATE! After sitting on the wall enough, he figured that wouldn’t work, so he put me to work behind the snack bar with him to keep an eye on me.
After that night I became the kid he picked up every weekend to go skating, not knowing he was making an imprint on my life.
By the time I was in 6th grade we went out of town to sams club to restock things for the weekend and I remember him telling me “Im going to introduce you to a friend of mines, keep your comments to yourself and don’t act like the spoiled brat you are.”…….RIGHHHHHTTTTT BUT he introduced me as his daughter and from that moment on he was a dad to me.
He never missed a school dance, prom, my games and YES he would give me long talks about my mouth and attitude. I
had to introduce my boyfriends to him (If I was allowed to date) and he would act like a normal dad and give us the long talk. I’ve cried with him, told him everything and even became very independent because he took the time to love me and show me what happiness looks like.
SO YES Jason was my father but he was a role model for many kids in our town.
I come from a small town where there was nothing for kids to do and for a lot of black children whose parents were working two or three jobs to make ends meet the Skating Rink was were we went.
Jason was there for so many children, giving them rides, lets parents have birthday parties there, going to their games, keeping them after hours and even sitting down and talking to kids that people swore would be nothing!
He was the guy you could get mad at one weekend but come back and be happy he got on to you. I still have my real dad.