Jean Marc Ellul Street, loving son, brother and friend to so many, passed away on January 11, 2014.

His extraordinary, loving kindness, strength of character and sensitivity to others will live forever in the many lives he touched.

Jean Marc was born in Minnesota on October 14,1991, to his parents Carla Peterson Street and Mark Ellul. He grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, where he graduated from The Lovett School. Senior year he was presented the J. Harry Lang award for the best lineman and highest character as a Lovett Lion football player.



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Jean Marc was an active outdoorsman with an entrepreneurial spirit. When he wasn’t fishing or hunting he was working at S&W Landscaping, a firm he co-founded.

Jean Marc earned his Bachelors of Science degree in psychology with a minor in English from the University of Alabama. He was also a loyal member of the University of Alabama Sigma Nu fraternity chapter.


Jean Marc loved music. He played the saxophone, piano and guitar.  He performed with the Lovett Ellington Band for a nationwide competition at The Lincoln Center, NYC.

Jean Marc said that his life purpose was "to achieve my goals, to feel proud and happy knowing that I have contributed to a greater whole.”

In honor of his life purpose, The Jean Marc Street Research Memorial has been established as a division of BRAINnet Foundation, an independent non-profit organization focused on brain science.

The purpose of the Jean Marc Street Research Memorial is to fund critical research focused on the improvement of human well-being, one of the most important and urgent targets of modern science, by studying the brain. The World Health Organization, World Bank and Harvard University rank this mission the most important in the 21st century.