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Tyson K. Bryant, Jr.
March 31, 1994 ~ January 9, 2024 (age 29) 29 Years Old
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Tyson Keith Bryant, Jr., was born in Philadelphia, PA to Cheryl Kemp and Tyson Bryant, Sr. on the 31st day of March in 1994. He spent his childhood and adult life living in the West Oak Lane and North Philly sections of the city. From West Oak Lane Charter School to Wakisha Charter School and later Roxborough High School, Tyson’s education mirrored his diverse experiences. Affectionately known as Lil Tyson, Lil White, and Tykie, he radiated love and joy, making a lasting impact on everyone he encountered.
A loveable, happy boy who was diagnosed with diabetes at an early age, Tyson suffered from many things that we would never experience, or truly understand. He lived through numerous medical ups and downs, but rarely complained, or allowed it keep him from living to the fullest. Early in his journey, he embraced Jesus Christ and later converted to the Muslim faith, reflecting the depth of his spiritual exploration.
The true life of the party, his infectious laughter, clever jokes that blurred the lines between seriousness and humor, signature off-beat dancing, often accompanied by soulful renditions of Dru Hill, created moments of delightful repose. Tyson had the irreplaceable gift of bringing joy to everyone around him. Loved and cherished by friends and family alike, he became the heart of any party. Tyson found immense happiness in the company of his loved ones, especially his nieces and nephew. Each member of his family had their own special relationship with him, and his warm and caring nature endeared him to them, creating bonds that will never be forgotten. His patient, kind personality made him perfect for the patient care jobs he often worked. But Tyson dreamed of becoming an HVAC technician, and his journey towards this goal was a testament to his spirit of dedication and hard work.
While he had notable professional aspirations, Tyson also found contentment in the simple joys of life – he relished good food and exploring new destinations. His zest for life was contagious, leaving a lasting impact on everyone fortunate enough to share in his adventures.
Tyson is preceded in death by his beloved grandmother, known as Mom-Mom, Amy Kemp, with whom he shared a special bond, as well as his grandmother Anne Lowe and grandfather Tyrone Bryant. Tyson leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter, and is survived by his mother Cheryl Kemp, father Tyson Bryant Sr., second mom Michelle Bryant, as well as his siblings Antonio Jones, Jazmine Jefferson, T’Keyah Bryant, Chebria Bryant, T’Neyah Bryant, and Michael Miles. He is also remembered by his nephew and nieces Damon Rush, Taylor Haskins, Trinity Haskins, Tailyn McDaniels, and Brielle Edwards, his cousin Jamal Kemp, his aunt Tanya Bryant, his uncle’s Harold Kemp, Bobby Alston, Kevin Bryant, Baron Bryant, Tyrone Norris, his best friend El, his brother-in-law Bernard Edwards and countless friends and other family members. As we bid farewell to Tyson, let us celebrate the vibrant spirit he brought to our lives and carry forward the memories of his infectious joy, humor, and love. May he find eternal peace, and may his legacy continue to shine brightly in our hearts.