Destin jermar Wise

Feb 6, 1997 - June 14, 2015


Destin Jermar Wise was born on Feb. 6, 1997, in Sumter South Carolina, the son of Dennis Wise and Wanda Cooper and brother to Angel Wise (13) and Mariel Cooper (23). He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and was actively involved in God's Gents and faithfully attended Bible study. Destin also was a significant member of Sumter Young Life and attend multiple camp retreats which is where he gave his life to Christ. From this point on, Destin shared Gods word and consistently invited numerous teammates, classmates, and friends to come and experience how amazing our God is. He was a member of the 2013 Football State Championship runner-up team. Destin attended Sumter County schools, where he was an all-around athlete. Destin Jermar Wise graduated from Sumter High School June 6, 2015 He had plans on joining the United Stated Airforce and attending The Citadel Military College of South Carolina to continue pursuing his football career. 

On June 14, 2015 tragedy struck Mariel and his family as they learned news that Destin had lost his life in a car accident.  On that day, Mariel's life was forever changed. To honor his brother, Mariel started a foundation, #WeBall4Destin Foundation, which host events to help bring the community together and also has fundraisers to help with the Destin Wise Scholarship Fund


The Destin Wise scholarships will be awarded to young people attending college that need assistance to help pay for basic necessities at school. Mariel also plans to have a mentoring program to help student-athlete stay focused and on the right track.  Mariel is determined to turn these projects into something bigger than life, he plans to keep Destin's dreams and goals alive!  He also believes if you truly believe in God he will see his brother again.