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Shaquille D. Tyson

March 6, 1996 ~ December 17, 2020 (age 24)


Shaquille DaShawn Tyson
March 6, 1996 - December 17, 2020

Shaquille was born to Sonja Jackson and Henry Larue Tyson on March 6, 1996 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Shaquille was the baby of his mother’s children – hence the name Bae Bae. Shaquille was also known as Diesel, The Big Man, Teddy Bear, Shaq, and Gentle Giant. Shaq was educated in the East Cleveland City School System, the University of Akron, & Cuyahoga Community College. Shaquille participated in basketball, baseball, and football while maintaining a high GPA. Shaquille received numerous awards, trophies, certificates, and plaques due to his academics and his participation in these sports. Shaq loved sports. Many joined him every Sunday for his sports podcast on Facebook, also titled the “LandWarz” on You-Tube. Shaq thought that he knew everything about sports as well as video games. His love for the youth population called him to tutor students for the OGT.

His love for his family was unprecedented. He loved spending time with his family. They were the joys of his life. He loved family fun night, word challenge, word games and most importantly breaking bread with his family.

Shaquille had no children of his own. His nephews and nieces were the apples of his eye. Together, they shared movie nights and date nights. Jackson (Baby Shaq), who is the baby of the family, was only held by the Big Man. Shaq was duly employed with Home Instead Senior Care as a Caregiver and Papa John’s as an Assistant Manager. Shaq had many side jobs created for him, created by his Mom: landscaper, telephone technician, cable guy, and computer technician.

Shaq had a special love and protection for his first love, his sister Shativa.

Shaq was preceded in death by his Father: Henry Tyson; Maternal Grandparents: Andrew Jackson Sr. and Velma O’Neal; Paternal Grandparents: Larue and Julia Tyson. He was received in Heaven by his Family of awaiting Angels: Derby, Robert, Andvel, Dennis, Paul, Mario, Cheryl, Princess, Precious, Judeth, and Alexendria. He leaves to celebrate his life his Beloved Mother, Sonja Jackson; Brothers: Randall (Meghan), Delaricco, and Lane (Ravelle); Sisters: Shativa, Fallon, and Valencia; Nephews: Jordin, Ricco, Jackson (Baby Shaq), and Daniel; Nieces: Jordai, Jaydah, J’Ciona, and Ariel; ; Uncles: Lynwood, Andrew Jr. (Rosebud); Andvel, Andrew Sr. (Alicia), Clifford, Gene (Nikki), and Alexander; Aunts: Jean, Natasha, Paulette, and Joyce; Grandmother: Elvie (Sandy); Girlfriend: Breana Brown; Godmothers: Lisa Holiness Royal and Nadine Guthery; along with a host of Cousins, Family, and Friends.

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 Service Program


December 28, 2020

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Watson's Funeral Home
10913 Superior Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106

Funeral Service
December 29, 2020

10:00 AM
Watson's Funeral Home
10913 Superior Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106

Video is available for this event

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