Mom mourns son’s murder, wants change for violent Nashville neighborhoods

Brandon Lee Jones with his mother, Dr. Linda Etherly (Courtesy: Linda Etherly)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Nashville mother is facing incredible pain after her son was murdered just two days ago.

Dr. Linda Etherly, also a local pastor, is now speaking out against gun violence in the wake of her son Brandon Lee Jones’ death.

He was found dead with gunshots to his head at the Tony Sudekum Apartments in South Nashville early Sunday morning.

His mother told News 2 he spoke to her just days before he died about recent shootings in the area, saying he was concerned.

Brandon Lee Jones with his mother, Dr. Linda Etherly (Courtesy: Linda Etherly)
Brandon Lee Jones with his mother, Dr. Linda Etherly (Courtesy: Linda Etherly)

“In places like the area where my son was murdered, some of those places need to be disbanded,” Pastor Etherly said.

“We need to make people responsible for where they live, and some things like that area, violence has been continuous for years,” she added.

Dr. Etherly wants someone to do something before more lives are lost.

“You know, before this took place with my son, I would see mothers on the TV crying, and I would have mercy for them and try to pray for them, but I never thought it would show up at my door,” she told News 2.

There is a GoFundMe page set up to help the family with funeral expenses. Click here to see it.

Jones was the seventh person murdered by gun violence in a 10-day span across the city of Nashville.

His case has yet to be solved. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.

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