Travon Stinney Stukes, affectionally known as “Tray Gemini,” was born on June 14, 2001, in Manning, South Carolina. He was the son of Marilyn Stinney and Boykin Stukes. He was a 2019 graduate of Manning High School. Travon was devoted to his music and artistry. It was through art and music videos he expressed himself.
At an early age, Travon joined The Historic Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church. He attended Sunday School and sang on the children’s choir. He also enjoyed fellowshipping at the Master’s Place and Mt. Moriah UME Church. At the age of 14, he gave his life to Christ.
At the tender age of five, Travon began to display his love for sports. Travon played soccer and studied Marshall Arts. Travon was very athletic; he played basketball and ran cross country track.
Travon had many talents; cooking, writing music and drawing. He was an exceptional artist as he could create the most impressive artwork. He could fix just about anything. Travon was known as the “Mr. Fix It” and was everyone go-to guy when it came to fixing electronic devices/iPhones. Travon was an extremely hard worker who did not mind working. He was employed with several businesses in the City of Manning. His last employment was with Amazon, Columbia SC.
Travon was well known in his school and community. Travon was determined will and had a positive outlook on life. He was devoted to his family and cared deeply about friends and love one’s happiness. Travon will be missed by all those whom he has impacted during his time with us.
Travon will be forever remembered for his zeal for music/art, stunning personality, his charming smile, sense of humor, his gentle eyes, caring heart, loving embrace, and unconditional love for Marilyn, Boykin, Tiffany, Carlos, and loves ones.
On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, Travon Stinney Stukes entered into eternal rest at Clarendon Memorial Hospital, Manning, South Carolina. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers Henry Buster Stinney and James Martin Stukes and a best friend, Tyceiona York.
Travon Stukes leaves to cherish his memories: his parents, Marilyn Stinney of Manning, SC and Boykin Stukes of Baltimore, MD; two siblings, Tiffany Stinnie of Manning, SC and Carlos (Danell) Brown of Baltimore, MD; his grandparents, Jarrett (Louise) Bozier of Summerton, SC and Gardenia Stukes of Silver, SC; three nieces, Amaya Brown, Kaliyah Brown and Chole Brown, all of Baltimore, MD; three nephews, Darnell Brown, Carlos Brown and Kamryn Brown, all of Baltimore, MD; His Spiritual Parents, Robert and Evone Walters of Summerton, SC; two best friends who he loved as siblings, Travion York and NiTavia York, both of Manning, SC; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, and many good friends.
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