Darrell “Baby D/Boston” Stokes-Young died unexpectedly in Yale New Haven Hospital on July 3, 2019 in New Haven, Connecticut at the young age of 24.
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Darrell was born on April 24, 1995 in Boston, MA to Patricia Stokes and the late Darrell Young. He graduated from Wilber Cross High School in 2015. After receiving his diploma, he went on to attend college at Suny Sullivan Community College in upstate New York for a year and half on a basketball scholarship. He was employed at Walmart and Yale New Haven Hospital of New Haven Connecticut.
Darrell was the star basketball player on his high school basketball team and because of his skills he was accepted to college on a full ride scholarship. You couldn’t tell him anything when it came to playing basketball. At the age of 19 he became a father to baby DJ. When he became a father, this changed Darrell’s life for the better. He made a promise to his mother and son that he would change his life and do right. He lived for DJ. Darrell was witty and a jokester who loved to be on Facebook live. No one was exempt from his rants on his Facebook post. Let’s not forget Darrell was also a fashionista who loved to stay up-to-date with all the latest fashion. He had to have every new pair of sneakers that hit the market. He loved to have fun with his family and friends and keep everyone laughing. His love for his siblings and family was unconditional. Darrell was loyal to a fault whomever he considered family or friends knew they would have a friend for life.
Darrell Raquan Stokes-Young is survived by his parents, Patricia Stokes (Boston, MA) and the late Darrell Young (Philadelphia); His grandfather John Baldwin-Crawford (Boston, MA); his children Darrell Stokes Jr.(Tiona Dalton) Kash Horton (Tamajja Horton); His siblings Nicole Stokes (Boston, MA) Marvin Stokes (Boston, MA) Dominique Stokes (Boston, MA) Jamina Stokes (Boston, MA) Markie Stokes (Boston, MA) Denasza Stokes-Young (Boston, MA) Destiny Young (Boston, MA). His nieces and nephews Eric Martin (Boston, MA) Kimani Martin (Boston, MA) Malik Martin (Boston, MA) Zahria Philips (Boston, MA) Geno Stokes (Boston, MA) Regina Stokes (Boston, MA); His Godmother Lisa Burton (North Carolina); six aunts Carla Stokes (Boston, MA) Brenda Stokes (Boston, MA) Carol Young (Philadelphia) Lisa Fisher(Philadelphia) Jean Young (Philadelphia) Jasmine Bruton (Boston, MA) one uncle Robert Stokes (Boston, MA); Two God sisters Jonaiza Dupree (Boston MA) Ranaizah Jones-Burton (North Carolina); Leola Suttles (Boston, MA); and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandmother Maebelle Smith-Stokes (Boston, MA) his grandmother Wilma Fisher; His Aunt Ernestine Stokes (Boston, MA)