Andriquez Malone MiQuell Acklin

Andriquez M. M. Acklin was born on May 29, 1992 to Lucinda Acklin-White and the late Anthony Tyrone Thompson. Andriquez loved the Lord. He was baptized at the age of 9 at Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in 2001, and then was led to join Parson Baptist Church in 2004. The State of Ohio labeled him as a chiold with a disability. But Drique was determined to let everyone see him as a child of God. Always inspiring people to love one another. His favorite line was, “Why can’t we all just show some love.”

Drique attended Columbus Public Schools. He graduated from Marion Franklin High School, Class of 2011 and Fort Hayes Career Center (Where he received a certificate of completion in the Environmental Work Study Program. He worked at Grant/Riverside, then he attended a summer program at Columbus School for the Blind, where his internship was at COSI. He attended Columbus State Community College where he entered into the Community Habilitation program and he remained on the Dean’s List for all 4 quarters and through this period he worked at Grant/Riverside and Goodwill. He completed Columbus State with a Certificate of Completion in 2012. Then he landed a job working for Franklin County at ARC Industries where he worked until his departure.

Drique leaves to cherish his memories: his mother Lucinda Acklin-White, stepfather Richard White, one sister Sierra, two brothers Antonio and Antwan, grandfather Anthony Tompson, grandmother Evelyn (Rodley) Black, great-grandmother Esther Thompson, nieces Shardae and Bryainna, nephews Anthony, Harry, Brian, and Brandon, aunts Gwendolyn, Joyce, Cynthia, Bernadetta, Monica (David) Stewart, and Katrina Thompson, special uncle & best friend Larry (Vanessa) Jones and Maurice Thompson, very special lady friend Allison Lyons, Godsister Meonia Johnson, special friend/caregiver Joseph Eyeson and a host of great aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.

Condolence Messages

  1. I will always love you Drique! You will be missed by all. See you when I get to heaven. Love, Alison

  2. To The Acklin Family even though I Didnt know your Loved one personally ive heard great things about him,may you all cherish his memories and know he is in a better place.may GOD BLESS YOU ALL.KATHY LEE AND FAMILY.(monica co-worker)

  3. Mr.Patrick Hughes :

    I was very sorry to hear of Andriquez passing. I worked with him on numerous occasions on my various work crews in the community. Andriquez was a very special young man who I always enjoyed working with. He had a wonderful love of life and people. I will always remember him fondly and I know he will be greatly missed by his family and all that knew him.
    God bless you all,
    Pat Hughes
    VOSE
    Columbus City Schools

  4. Mrs. Carol Perkins :

    Mrs. Acklin-White and family, Thank you for sharing Andriquez with us at Riverside Community Service. We will miss him dearly and are very proud of him and his accomplishments. May God bless you and comfort you.

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