Da’Mavlee Trepheal Macklin was born on June 26, 1995 in Rockford, Illinois to Deetreca (Trish) Pullen and Amavlee Trepheal Macklin. Through his parents’ separate unions of marriage, he was blessed with the additional unconditional love of his mama Erica Macklin and his Pops Keith Pullen.
Da’Mavlee was a loving, busy, and ambitious boy. He received his general studies at Auburn High School, where he truly excelled in the sports of football and basketball. He was a true beast on the field and on the court. His greatness didn’t stop there though. Those who were honored to know the true Da’Mavlee were blessed to feel his love and loyalty. He truly LOVED his family. They meant the world to him and he was definitely their world. Da’Mavlee was loved, and he didn’t have to question it.
Da’Mavlee was the true definition of a son, dependable and always there, doing whatever was needed and whatever mama Erica wanted. He was the living example of the word brother. There was nothing that he wouldn’t do for his brothers and sisters, and they knew that, especially Amijia, “Twin” as he affectionally called her. He wasn’t perfect. However, he was kind, his heart was soft and pure, and his intentions were always good.
Da’Mavlee was the “life of the party”. He was known to turn an event into a good time, even if it meant dancing by himself. He truly enjoyed life. His laugh was infectious and his smile could truly light up the sky. He gave life to those in his presence. Early in his adult years Da’Mavlee was lucky to have known love. He met and married the love of his life, Gizelle Castaneda. To this union a beautiful babygirl name Da’Mavee Amijia Macklin was born.
When God called his name, Da’Mavlee took his final breath. As his soul ascended, he was warmly greeted at the Gates of Heaven. Eagerly awaiting his arrival was his paternal grandfather, Monte Crockett, close cousins Akeem Smith and Demonta Wills, uncle Bocci M. Wills and very best friend Phillip Trammell.
He leaves on this Earth to cherish his memory, and to continue his legacy, his beautiful wife Gizelle, an adorable daughter Da’Mavee, a handsome son Kazyreon, his father and mama Amavlee and Erica Macklin, pops and mother Keith and Deetreca Pullen, his TTMom Sabrina and UncleDad Devin, 4 sisters; Amijia, Brittany, Diamond, and Kyriaha, 6 brothers, Quartaris Chears, Marquise, Tyrique, DeGyon, Anthony, and Corey Jr., his great-grandparents James & Flossie Saddler, grandmother Luretha Macklin, grandparents Margaret & Billy Chears, 4 uncles; Effrance, Jontreal, Zachariah, and Nazarel, 2 aunts; Machesia and Cheryl, 3 special nieces; Cherish, Christine, and Mia, 2 special nephews; Prince Akeem and Christian, and a host of great aunts, great uncles, cousins, and friends that became family, all whom will miss him dearly. Definitely being one of a kind, Da’Mavlee’s presence will truly be missed.
A walk thru viewing will be held 9am-11am Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Deliverance Crusaders Church 2101 Auburn Street. Private services will be held.
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