Keyshawn "Pee-Wee" Downey

September 10, 2003 ~ February 25, 2024 (age 20) 20 Years Old

Keyshawn Downey Obituary

Keyshawn “Pee-Wee” Downey born on September 10, 2003, to LaShawnda Downey and Kenyon Deloatch. The Lord called him home on February 25, 2024.

PeeWee, a remarkable soul who defied all odds, peacefully passed away at the age of 20. Born with the odds stacked against him and not expected to live past the tender age of 3, Pee-Wee's strong spirit and infectious smile became an inspiration to all who knew him.

Despite facing numerous challenges throughout his life, Pee-Wee's personality illuminated every room he entered. His sense of style was shown through his fashion as he was always rocking the latest shoes and dressed fly from head to toe. Pee-Wee made a lasting impression on everyone he encountered.

Pee-Wee found joy in the simple pleasures of life. He loved spending time with his beloved “Nana”, attending school, listening to music, and cherishing moments with his family, His laughter was contagious, his resilience unwavering, and his presence was a beacon of light to all who knew him.

Though Pee-Wee's physical presence may be gone, his memory will forever live on in the hearts of those he touched. He leaves behind a legacy of perseverance, joy, and love that will continue to inspire his family. Rest in peace, dear Pee-Wee, your spirit will forever shine bright.

He was preceded in death by his great grandmother Annette Downey. Pee-Wee leaves to cherish his memory his mother, LaShawnda Downey (Andre) , father, Kenyon Deloatch, a great grandfather, Daniel Carr, two grandmothers, LaVoisha McNeil and Janet Slaughter, a grandfather, Tyrone McNeil Sr., a sister Tiyanna Downey, two brothers, Kamaree Deloatch and Andre Arnold, two uncles, Tyrone McNeil Jr. and Deon’Tae Slaughter, seven aunts, Tamisia Downey, Jalissa Hall Patterson (Joe), Davitta Johnson (Duane), Alexandria Slaughter, Crystal Cherry, Delana Roper, and Tysheka Mitchell, a special cousin, Joy Brown, a host of great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins, and friends. He will be deeply missed and forever remain in our hearts.




"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say I used everything you gave me."  E. Bombeck

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March 2, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
West Durham Baptist Church
1901 Athens Ave
Durham, NC 27707

Celebration of Life
March 2, 2024

1:00 PM
West Durham Baptist Church
1901 Athens Ave
Durham, NC 27707


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