Trevern Youngblood, 39, Topeka, Kansas, gained his wings Friday, February 26, 2021. Trevern was born August 25, 1981 to Cornie and Robbie Youngblood in Freeport, IL. In 1982, he moved to Rockford, IL. In 2000, Trevern graduated from Berean Baptist Christian School in Rockford, IL. While at Berean Baptist, he played basketball his freshman year through his senior year. He continued living in Rockford after graduating high school and worked at Anderson Packaging for many years.
After living and working many years in Rockford, Trevern was reunited with a childhood love, Tessra Renee Rolfe, and started a new chapter in his life. Soon after this reunion, Trevern left Rockford for Wichita, KS where he was united in holy matrimony to Tessra on September 28, 2013.
Trevern developed a passion for children in his early years while watching his mother and father take care of foster children. In 2014, his love for children grew stronger. He and his wife began a new journey of providing care for children. Being the visionary that he was, he decided it was time to continue his mother’s legacy. In 2017, he became the CEO and administrator of Youngblood Youth Development Homes. Since then, he established several homes and provided care to hundreds of young men.
Trevern’s passion included: family time, playing poker professionally, cooking, watching football, horse racing, traveling, baseball, playing the guitar, and being a hands-on dad. A few of his achievements include becoming a Safe Crisis Management Instructor and getting an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Trevern was a member of Evangel Church of God in Christ, where he served as a Trustee Board member under the leadership of Pastor Terrance Barmore.
Trevern leaves to cherish many loving memories—wife, Tessra Youngblood; two daughters, Jayda and Tianna Youngblood of Tampa, FL; one step-son, Chima Okoro Jr. of Wichita, KS; four sisters, Darcy (Steve) Hanserd, Tina (Greg) Phillips of Rockford, IL, Ronnell (Roy) Lewis of Milwaukee, WI, and Michelle Youngblood of Atlanta, GA; one brother, Pastor Terrance Barmore of Terrell, TX; two god-sisters, Tiffany (Harold) Kent and Luciana Marlow of Rockford, IL; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, grandparents, and his best friend Jerome Box.
A special thanks to the entire staff of Youngblood Youth Develop Homes.
Service at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 13, 2021, at the Word Worship Center, 1401 W. State St. Rockford, IL 61102, Pastor David Ballard II will host and deliver eulogy. Moving visitation from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021 at Collins & Stone Funeral Home, 128 S. 5TH St. Rockford, IL 61104 and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at the Word Worship Center.
Services can be viewed at the Word Worship Center via Facebook.
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