Roderick Arrington Jr, affectionately known as RJ, 7
years old of Las Vegas, formerly of Bloomington, IL departed this
life on Friday, November 30, 2012 at the University Medical Center,
Children' s Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m.
Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in
Bloomington with Rev. Frank L. McSwain, Sr. officiating. Visitation
will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2012 at the church and
one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday.
Memorials may be made to the family
in RJ's name. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in
Bloomington. The family of RJ has entrusted the care of their loved
one to Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington.
RJ was born on June 13, 2005 in
Bloomington to Dina ( Beverly) Palmer and Roderick Arrington
RJ was a very jovial child, full of
excitement & energy, he loved sports, singing in his church
choir, he loved school, loved to just enjoy life.. He was a delight
to everyone he met. RJ accepted Christ at an early age at the Mt.
Pisgah Baptist Church where he was baptized, and a faithful member
of the Sunbeam Children Choir, where he sang so beautifully.
He attended the Parkside Elementary
School, until he was relocated to Las Vegas to live with his mother
where he then attended the Roundy Elementary School, his teacher
Mr.Todd had so many wonderful things to say about him..
RJ was a polite, friendly outgoing
little fellow. He was full of kindness, humility & optimism,
although he was only 7 years old, his love & integrity for
others was so influential. He was a true example of a child who
received stability, morals as well as religious instructions you
could tell it in his conversation and see it in his life.
RJ exhibited positive character
traits at an early age, a true sign of a child in a stable, caring
and nurturing environment. By this you could tell that he spent
much time with his grandparents as well as his great grandmother.
He loved hanging out with his uncles, and playing basketball,
playing on the WII, DS, and all of the games. He was a cheerful,
honest and sincere little fellow.
He leaves to mourn his passing his
mother, Dina Beverly Palmer; his dad, Roderick Arrington Sr, his
maternal grandmother; Latanza Harris, grandfather, David Harris;
maternal great grandmother, Rose Beverly of Bloomington, IL;
paternal grandparents, George and Lorine Roach; paternal great
grandmother, Girtha Lee Arrington; five uncles, Rosney Beverly,
Adrian Arrington, Detaven Beverly, David Harris Jr, Sergio Harris,
all of Bloomington, IL; one sister, Awnessty Arrington, two
brothers, Kenderck and Auderek Arrington, all of Bloomington, IL;
four maternal great aunts; Angie Harris of Detroit, Michigan; Dawn
Emerson of Hawthorne, California; Patricia Beverly of Bloomington;
Zanada Beverly of Chicago, IL; two maternal great uncles; Damon
Beverly of San Francisco, California; Jeffery Beverly of Chicago,
IL; one paternal uncle; Adrian Arrington and one paternal aunt,
Leona Roach both of Bloomington, IL.
He was preceded in death by his
maternal great aunts, Deborah Blake and Bettye. Wilbert; maternal
great great grandparents; Daddy Willie and Ma Dear Ethel Beverly;
great great grandfather June Moore; paternal great grandfather,
RJ was a member of Bloomington Boys
and Girls Club, Links Center Basketball, and Mt. Pisgah Sunbeam
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