Ryan Grantham Jr.

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Ryan Joseph Grantham, Jr. was born on November 22, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital to Farasa N. Brown and Ryan J. Grantham, Jr. Many called him RJ, but to his mother he was Bear and to his father he was Èl Jéfe. RJ was also affectionately known as the little boss brother of his two sisters, A'Monyi Martin and Marquita Grantham. Ryan Grantham, Jr. attended John Walton Spencer School 16 and was ready for second grade in the Fall. RJ was an honor roll student and received numerous awards and accolades from both teachers and administrators. He was a curious learner who liked to read and test people with math facts. Most recently, he found love for geography and could be found studying maps and memorizing all the states. Perhaps because of this love for geography, RJ developed a desire to travel and could not wait to venture to New York City, but not before a visit to California, which was at the top of his list. RJ held friendships very close to his heart. His group of friends, known as the Fab 5, could be seen playing together inside and outside, just enjoying life. As a budding athlete, RJ's football team was a very important element to his livelihood and kept him active and healthy. RJ and his cousin Malachi were inseparable best buddies. They had a brother-like bond because of all the time they spent together in RJ's short 6 years here on earth. On June 23, 2023 RJ graced that golden stairway to meet the following family members who preceded him: Uncle Darian Grantham, Uncle Charles "Junior" Brown, Aunt Marsha Grice, Aunt Vanessa Shannon, Grandmother Glenda Faye Brown, Grandmother Virginia "Jenny" Smith, Grandmother Emma Smith,Great-Grandmother Louise Croft, and host of others. Ryan Jr. leaves behind his beloved parents, Farasa Brown and Ryan Grantham, Sr., maternal grandparents Venita Brown and Curtis Smith, paternal grandparents Ivena and John Grantham, uncles Brandon (Katrina) Grantham and Zy'Jerryl Smith, and a host of relatives and extended family members.
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Ryan Grantham Jr.

2016 - 2023

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