D'Andre Lanier Damous

Passed 01/05/2022

Obituary For D'Andre Lanier Damous

**Due to current weather conditions, services for Mr. Damous have been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 1pm at the Jaylex Event Center.** Youngstown A homegoing celebration in honor of Mr.D'Andre Lanier Damous will be held Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 1pm at the Jaylex Event Center, 2110 Glenwood Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio. Mr. D'Ande L. Damous 32, was a lifelong resident of Youngstown, Ohio. Mr. Damous affectionately known to his family and friends as "DRE 105 DAM" passed into eternal rest on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Born on March 17, 1989 at the Saint Elizabeth Hospital, he was the oldest son of Laticia Marie Damous and the eldest of the third generation of offspring descending from John and Elnora Sutton. Dre was born into the Pentecostal faith at the Ebenezer Church of God in Christ under the leadership of the Late Superintendent Calvin E. Kirkland, Sr. (later pastored by Elder Ernest L. Walker). This church is where he gave his heart to the Lord at an early age. He served in Ebenezer’s Youth Choir and Youth Department. In addition, he participated in the Timekeepers Drumline (which was the first drumline in the City of Youngstown). With D’Andre as Head Drum Major, Ebenezer’s Drumline travelled throughout the State of Ohio winning several awards. He created the beats from his heart and the other members using their instinctive skills would follow. A product of the Youngstown Public School System, Dre attended Sheridan Elementary, Volney Junior High and Chaney High School. D’Andre had a great sense of humor and a wide array of interests to include his passion for music. Among several jobs, he was employed with Youngstown Crab Company and as Head Chef at New Seasonings Café where he created the infamously popular “Doctor Dre Burger”. He also worked with City Kids Care as a mentor to children. Forklift and homeowners at the age of 27. D’Andre was a loving and caring father who always placed his children first. He leaves to cherish precious memories, his Parents, Laticia M. Damous and David Lynch; Sister, Quiana Z. Damous; Cousin, D’Aaron Damous; Fiancé, Ciera Johnson; Children, Zon’tel, Tadaryen, Zahriana, D’Andre, Jr. and Zy’elle; Nephew, De’Veon Damous; 13 siblings; 11 nieces/nephews; and Grandmother, Anna R. Damous-Johnson; Aunts, Linda Sutton-Hawkins and Lawanna Damous; Godmothers, Tajah Strickland and Raylette Davenport; Godfathers, Adam Perkins and Hance Dennis and a host of other family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his Brothers, Devon Lavelle Damous (“ManMan”) and Tyreese Keith Lynch; Nephew, Devon L. Damous, Jr. (“ManMan, Jr.); Grandfather, Junior Damous (“Pa”); Uncle, John E. Sutton, Jr.; Great Grandparents, John and Elnora Sutton. Although his life was short by man’s standards, his impact will be eternal, and he will continue to be deeply missed by all who loved him. The family will receive friends *Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 12pm-1pm at the Jaylex Event Center.

Guest Book

Wow..I am so heartbroken. You were my best friend in my younger years. Saw you nearly everyday. Prayers to your family and friends 💜

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Nephew u will be mz u had a big heart ❤ and I'm glad God made u my family luv dre rest easy

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