Da'Riyah S. Dukes of Grand Rapids, Michigan, age 7, unexpectedly passed away on Monday January 6, 2020. She was born to Keiosha Jackson and Da'Ron Dukes on June 12, 2012, at Spectrum Health Hospital.
Da'Riyah is the second born child of her family. She attended Lincoln Development Center as a second grader. Da'Riyah will be remembered for her beautiful smile and diva attitude. She enjoyed her nails and hair being done, but more than anything she loved being around her mom, dad, her brothers, her sister, and just family overall. Da'Riyah's bond with her siblings was undeniable. Knowing Da'Riyah Shalaye Dukes, you can tell she comes from a family made of love.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents Ivan Moore, Debbie Dukes, Hildred (Cecil) Banks, Howard Jackson Jr., Melvin Moore, ElverLena Davis/Hatchett.
Da'Riyah leaves to cherish her memory, mother Keiosha Jackson, father Da'Ron Dukes, brothers Da'Ron Dukes, Jr., Andre Puritt, and Kai Sandifer, sister Nautica Outlaw, grandparents Sharon K. Jackson, Yletta Rollins, Lori Jackson, Mateka (Mariah) Hillard, Melvin Tyrone Hatchett, Micko Dukes, Marquis Rollins, and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.
We as a family wish to express our gratitude for all of your prayers, presences, love, phone calls and all other expressions of concern that you have shown during our time of bereavement. Thank you so kindly, we truly appreciate you.
Those wishing to offer an expression of sympathy are encouraged to make a contribution to assist Da'Riyah's family during this time by visiting: https://www.gofundme.com/f/raising-money-for-riy-funeral?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet
The funeral service for Da'Riyah will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Ofield Funeral Home, 4500 Kalamazoo Avenue SE, Kentwood, Michigan 49508. There will be a one-hour visitation prior to the funeral service.
Those wishing to offer an expression of sympathy are encouraged to make a memorial contribution to assist Da'Riyah's family during this time by visiting: https://www.gofundme.com/f/raising-money-for-riy-funeral?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet