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LEE MICHAEL

LEE MICHAEL RICARDO "RICKY" GRAHAM

May 23, 1987 -
Aug 05, 2017

Lee Michael Ricardo Graham (Ricky) a beloved son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend died unexpectedly at the age of 30 on Saturday, August 5th, 2017 while on a trip to Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Ricky was born on May 23rd, 1987 at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, New York to his father, Mike and his mother, Venante. He lived in New York for five months before moving to Haiti to live with his grandparents, Papi and Manmie while his mother paved the way for his future in Florida. Venante remarried to Gregory Stanback, who became Ricky’s second father. Ricky was raised in Miramar and Pembroke Pines, Florida and graduated from Everglades High School.

 

Ricky was a generous person who always wanted to give and share whatever he had. He was forgiving, able to excuse any offense. He had a beautiful smile and an amazing sense of humor. Anyone who knew Ricky knows that his smile lit up the room, and his laughter was contagious. He loved telling stories and he did so with zest and eloquence.

 

He loved art, especially film and music. He loved to sing. He sang in the choir at Virginia Shuman Young Elementary, and at New Testament Baptist Church - he had such a beautiful voice. Ricky also loved sports. He played baseball, soccer, football, basketball, and wrestling. He enjoyed playing tennis with his mother, playing video games with Greg, going to the movies with Mike, and laughing with and teasing his sisters.

 

Ricky also had a deep philosophical nature, always wondering about his purpose in life. At the age of 19, Ricky accepted Christ as his Savior. He told his mother, “I got saved, and I’d like to be baptized.” He was baptized at New Testament Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir and participated in a men’s bible study. He never denounced his faith.

 

Ricky will always be remembered as this beautiful human being who loved God, and his family, especially his grandparents. His spirit lives on in all the memories he left behind.

 

Ricky is survived by his parents, John Michael Graham, Gregory and Venante Stanback; his sisters, Maya and Alana; his grandparents Joseph Accilien and Rose Emila Dupont Accilien as well as Jacquelyn Stanback; his uncles and aunts, Caroline Graham, Serge Morisseau, Pepin Accilien, Gabrielle Accilien, Dona Accilien, Flaure Accilien Nicholson, Romi Accilien, Martine Accilien Schultheis, Andy Schultheis, Michel Accilien, Chaz Stanback, Jackie Stanback, and Leslie Stanback; and his cousins Hurmine Dupont Chevalier, Emmanuelle Dupont, Charles Desarmes, Stephan and Jennifer Accilien, Anie, Ania, Anabelle, Kami, Nysa, Ian, Adam, Michael, Joey, Coralie, and Cathryn.

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Erick Pacheco

One afternoon after attending men's Bible study I gave Lee a ride home. We told a story along with a joke where I couldn't stop laughing. That was a very common thing with Lee. I'm blessed to have been his friend.

Aug 17, 2017
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017 AT 10:00 AM, FOLLOWED BY SERVICES AT FRED HUNTER'S HOLLYWOOD MEMORIAL GARDENS NORTH LOCATED AT 3001 N. 72ND STREET, HOLLYWOOD, FL 33024 ST. BARTHOLOMEW CATHOLIC CHURCH 8005 MIRAMAR PKWY MIRAMAR, FLORIDA 33025

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017 AT 10:00 AM, FOLLOWED BY SERVICES AT FRED HUNTER'S HOLLYWOOD MEMORIAL GARDENS NORTH LOCATED AT 3001 N. 72ND STREET, HOLLYWOOD, FL 33024

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