The Lipstickroyalty Agency was gearing up to launch Tysean Nelson brand after he successfully completed his first collegiate year of football. Unfortunately, he lost his life on June 30th in a mass shooting in Dover, DE.
There are countless lives lost every day due to gun violence. Many of those lives belong long to black and brown people whose “stories” oftentimes don’t make it anywhere.
We believe in the power of storytelling. The ability to share someone's truth and control their narrative based on facts and experiences true to the individual.
Our goal from our conception was to be a tool to help amplify the voices of minority individuals.
Despite this painful moment - we are focused on sharing the impact that Tysean’s life made on the world and it is imperative that we use this experience to hone in on the need for change.
More About Tysean Nelson
Tysean J. Nelson made his grand entrance to the world on October 16, 2001, to Trini Harrell and Sean Nelson. He had a loving stepfather Sabastian Williams who played an active role in his life growing up, an older sister Shawn Nelson and is currently expecting a baby boy.
Tysean also had an extended family to include countless others that helped play a pivotal role in his success and growth like stepparents and their children, aunts, uncles, cousins, coaches, teammates, and many more. When asked, he was best described as a loving, modest, selfless, funny, loyal, hardworking, and intelligent family man. He was loved by everyone.
Tysean went to North Dover Elementary School, William Henry and Central Middle School, Dover High School, and completed his first year at William Paterson University this year. After catching the eye of many schools he hoped to further his education at the University of Miami or Rutgers University.
Like the pro that he was - Tysean dominated the classroom, football, and lacrosse. His focus was unmatched which allowed him to accomplish his goals of successfully graduating high school and pursuing his football career at WPU.
If you knew Tysean, then you knew that his personality was like no other. He could light up any room he walked into.
On June 30th, 2021, God called Tysean home. He lived a long 19- years of life where he made an impact in the lives of everyone he encountered. Tysean should be remembered for his humility, tenacity, grit, and love for God.
TO SUPPORT HIS LEGACY