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Smith-Ricks, Elijah Diyari
3, entered our world on July 14.2009 and was received at heaven's gate on May 1, 2013. Elijah was a man way before his time. His laughter, huge heart and mischievous acts will be greatly missed. He had love, hugs and kisses abound. Elijah was a former student at Little World Preschool and a current student at Discovery Time preschool. He is survived by proud parents Andres Ricks and Regina Smith; sisters Ja'niah and Nyemah; Grandparents Anthony Ricks, David and Gloria Huckaby, Margaret Ricks and Great-Grandparents Evelyn Smith and Ozzie and Mary Seville. Many, many aunts, uncles, cousins and especially his playmate cousin Diamond Smith. The love and caring Elijah shared, will all continue to carry on in others. Elijah also leaves behind his 3 girlfriends: Tia Joanne Seville, and his cousins Andrea and Mia Seville. Viewing will be held on Friday, May 10, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Resthaven Park Mortuary 4310 E. Southern Ave. Phoenix, AZ. Home Going services will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at House of Rhema Baptist Church, 2802 E. South Mountain Ave. Phoenix, AZ. Please sign family's guestbook by going to
Published in The Arizona Republic on May 9, 2013
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