L'Darreis DaMonte' "D.D." Graham was born April 27, 2002 in Fort Wayne, IN to Leroy and Colette Graham; he departed this life on February 3, 2021. D.D. accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at the age of 8 and was a lifetime member of Union Baptist Church where he served on the usher board, praize dance team and sang in the children's choir under the leadership of his great-gran, Elizabeth Brown.
L'Darreis attended Bishop Luers H.S. his freshman year and then Snider H.S. where he graduated in 2020, the first Covid drive-thru graduation class. D.D. worked multiple jobs throughout his senior year at McDonald's, Portillo's and Walmart. After graduation he worked two jobs at Capstone Logistics and returned to McDonald's and he had just started at Nelson Global just two weeks prior to his death. D.D. loved spending time with family and friends but was definitely about his money. He would often go ride the scooters downtown and loved to hang out at his big brother's place. D.D. was a jokester, full of life and a joy to be around; he always knew what to say to make you laugh. D.D. lived a full life in his short 18 years as his granny and Aunt Barbara made sure that he traveled this country and even other countries; every spring break and summer break they were sure to take their grandkids on a vacation or cruise of some sort.
L'Darreis leaves to cherish his memory, parents, Colette & Ivren Morgan, and Leroy Graham Jr., of Ft. Wayne, IN; brothers, Leroy Graham III, Lennox Graham, Liam Graham, Kavon Anderson, DaSean Morgan and Raymond "Lil Boom" Britt, all of Ft. Wayne, IN and Mar'Twain McDowell of Lima, OH; sisters, Yorel Graham, Layauna Graham, Brianna Morgan and Amia Pirtle, all of Ft. Wayne, IN and Alesia McDowell of Lima, OH; grandparents, Gregory (Christine) Lovett of Atlanta, GA, Carlotta Brown, Earllean Graham and Cynthia & Ivory Morgan, all of Ft. Wayne, IN; one niece, Amerah Bedenfield and one nephew, Qu'Mere Retic-Pirtle, both of Ft. Wayne, IN; loving god-parents, Cliffunya "Punkin" Haney, LaShawnda & Tarron White, Sr., and Christa & DaVon Perry, all of Ft. Wayne, IN; god-brothers, Tarron White, Jr. and Jamarius "Beedy" Ware; god-sisters, Shyarra (Sherri) Sanders, Brea Ware and Marnai McGraw, all of Ft. Wayne, IN; one special cousin, the Jane, to all of their Tarzan, Janiyah Hunt; special great-great aunt, Marlene "Tillie" McDonald; special aunt Juanita Ashford of Buena Park, CA and his very special TiTi's, Rondrea Taylor and LaNetra Morgan who always told him, "Your mom may have given birth to you, but you are mine," all of Ft. Wayne, IN and a host of aunts, cousins, family and friends who will definitely miss D.D.'s hugs, laughs, kind spirit and loving nature.
L'Darreis was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Leroy Graham, Sr., great-grandmothers, Delores Lovett and Elizabeth "Crack" Brown, and a special great-aunt, Barbara Turner of Washington, D.C.
Service is noon Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021 at Kingdom Door Christian Worship Center 1004 E. Pontiac St. with walk-through viewing from 10am-noon.
Masks will be required.