Funeral arrangements set for Sulphur boy - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Funeral arrangements set for Sulphur boy who died following dental procedure

Posted: Updated:
Ja'kyron West. Ja'kyron West.
  • More Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Family united with old family photos

    Family united with old family photos

    Family united with old family photos

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:53:17 GMT
    A Lake Charles man, Rick Buller, found old photo wheels with picture slides where his aunt works, Brussard Gregg and Neal Bookkeeping and Tax Service in Lake Charles. These photos became a mission for him to find out whose they were.More >>
    A Lake Charles man, Rick Buller, found old photo wheels with picture slides where his aunt works, Brussard Gregg and Neal Bookkeeping and Tax Service in Lake Charles. These photos became a mission for him to find out whose they were.More >>
  • Authorities investigating St. Mary Drive shooting

    Authorities investigating St. Mary Drive shooting

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:15:10 GMT
    Authorities are investigating a Sunday shooting in the 1300 block of St. Mary Drive in Lake Charles.More >>
    Authorities are investigating a Sunday shooting in the 1300 block of St. Mary Drive in Lake Charles.More >>
  • AAR signs deal with major company

    AAR signs deal with major company

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:40:46 GMT
    AAR says it has signed with a major carrier to begin employing mechanics in Lake Charles in the next few months. More >>
    AAR says it has signed with a major carrier to begin employing mechanics in Lake Charles in the next few months.  More >>
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Funeral arrangements have been set for the 3-year-old Sulphur boy who died last week following a dental procedure.

Ja'kyron West died March 19 at a Lake Charles hospital after being in a coma for six days.

The funeral will be held Saturday in the family's hometown of Ville Platte. The viewing will begin at 8 a.m. at Owens Thomas Funeral Home, 910 W. Hickory St. The funeral service will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 6558 Pine Point Road.

Jasmine Williams, West's mother, told KPLC that her son went to a dental clinic in Lake Charles on March 13 to have crowns placed over his primary teeth. The procedure involved what is known as sedation dentistry.

Williams said she was told by office staff that Ja'kyron was being a "sleepy head," and that she needed to come to the dental chair to help wake him up. Although she tried, Williams said she could not get him to respond.

Soon after, medics arrived and took Ja'kyron to Lake Area Medical Center. He never woke up.

The Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office has not yet released a cause of death.

Copyright 2014 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow