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Riverside Memorial Cemetery
Wednesday June 17th, 2020
9:00am - 9:00pm

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Interment following funeral service

E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment
Thursday June 18th, 2020

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E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment
Thursday June 18th, 2020

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Tirrell Shante Watts

Tirell S. Watts passed away on Wednesday June 10, 2020 in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Norfolk, Virginia.

Tirrell was born July 31, 1979 in Portsmouth, VA to Vina Watts and Lynwood Cherry (D).  He attended Churchland High School.  He enjoyed working and joking with his family and friends.  Tirrell loved family gatherings where he was the main entertainer.  Everyone always knew that he would make them laugh and feel welcomed.

Tirrell was loved and cherished by many.  He left a mark wherever he was, everyone always remembered “Big Boy”.  He had a warm and inviting personality that could make anyone laugh even on their worst day.  He was the best brother, son, and friend that anyone could ask for.  He was a passionate 49ers fan, even getting emotional sometimes when they lost big games, like he was really a part of the team. 

Tirrell was the person that you could always talk to, he would always encourage and never judge. He always kept a positive attitude and found the bright side of any situation or hurdle in life. He loved children and always showed them the same love and support a parent or uncle would.  All of his friends and people he interacted with regularly were given nicknames. He would find something about you that he joked about or something that you didn’t like about yourself to make you comfortable with it and love yourself for who you are. This was also his way to show that his relationship with you was different and personal, another way to show you how much he cared.  He was also naturally charitable, always willing to give his last to anyone in need.  Tirrell was an extremely thoughtful person, he remembered everyone, and everyone remembered him.  His love, laughter, and kindness was one of a kind and will be deeply missed by all of his family and friends.

Tirrell leaves behind his mother, Vina Watts, , 4 siblings, Taisha Roberts, Dante Watts, Marcus Watts and Ebony Watts, 4 nephews, Dante Watts Jr., Mahki Williams, Malik Williams and Joshua Roberts, 1 niece Chyna Buksha, a God son, Taquin Simmons and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends that he loved dearly.

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I will forever cherish our conversations standing with you at the door in Walmart. I stood there long enough that I should have been getting a check as well lol. My soul rests easy because I know that you were a child of the King....until we meet again

Sherise Jun 19 2020 12:00 AM

RIH Big Boy love Ms.Meka

Shameka Richardson Jun 19 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Tirrell Watts

Janet James Jun 17 2020 12:00 AM

Lawddd my boy I'm going to miss you when my nephew told me you passed i started crying immediately you were ALWAYS a good dude from back in the day when we first met...it was never a time when I went into Walmart where we didn't hug or just chop it up...you would always ask me was i ok and I'd do the same...gone to soon my boy...RIP

Florese(Reese)Spivey Jun 16 2020 12:00 AM

My Ace...I still can't believe your gone. I am really going to miss you..really going to miss you calling me Angelica. You were an Angel. You were everyone's friend. I love you Big Boi...RIH

Angel Hicks Jun 15 2020 12:00 AM

The family of Big boy has my condolences. I know you will be miss by many family and friends. I remember you so well back in the days when you were so close to my son Antonio Lamar Simmons and still was until you pass away. You were so kind and like a son to me also. To the family may y'all continue to be bless and just remember he isn't suffering any more. God has him. Just keep strong and everthing is going to be alright. To God Be The Glory. Love you all.

Delphine Simmons Jun 15 2020 12:00 AM

I am still in disbelief i cant believe you are gone. I remember we use to always bump heads when we would kick it but nothing but our leo sides coming out. I enjoyed going to eat back then and our talks when i came into Wally World. Rest in peace my friend

Sherita Parker Jun 15 2020 12:00 AM

Rip i will miss yo face at Walmart he even gave me a ride home one time I was waiting on a cab they took so long and tirelle said come on I got you

Cynthia Winfield Jun 15 2020 12:00 AM

In a million years did I think I'll be writing Rip about you Big Boy my li bro from another mother. Gone miss joking n arguing about anything n then go getting something to eat . Rip Trell

Ernest Cassell Jun 15 2020 12:00 AM

Man I still can't believe you gone bro... I'm mad but I gotta respect it was your time... You gained your wings now Rest Up.........Love you my boy

Dre Stafford Jun 15 2020 12:00 AM

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