Dominique Gregory

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Dominique arrived on this earth May 23, 1988 and departed unexpectedly July 10, 2016. He is predeceased by his grandmothers Margaret Martin and Evelyn Gregory, great- grandfather Henry Gregory, nephew Mandela Alexander Bentley, aunts Idell Stewart, Christine Spaulding and Uncle Theodore Brunson. He leaves to cherish and remember his memory his father David Martin, mother Danya Gregory, daughter DaiCeon Gregory, great-grandmother Thelma Gregory, aunts Danay Canty, Cynthia Stafford, Toni Cody, Robin Martin, Victoria Bias, Lisa Straughter, Lori Elmore, and Christine Heller, his uncle Jason Gregory, Brian and Donald Martin, Jeffery and Jason Bias, and Marc Bias, cousin/sisters, Myesha Gregory, Andreona Gregory, Shyra Gregory, Jamasia Forte, Ameriah Tillman, Evelyn Gregory, and cousin/brother Amir Gregory. He also leaves to cherish and remember him his dearest friends Jamie Broom, Brandon Kelly, Walt Tyler and Chris Fiore, and his very special friend Yolanda (Yanni) Cunningham, and a host of cousins in Florida, Missouri, California, New Jersey, South Carolina, Maryland, Michigan and Columbus, Ohio will miss him dearly.

Dominique attended Columbus Public Schools: Scottwood, Afrocentric, and Whetstone. He had his troubles, but he was always there for his family. Dominique had a purple belt in Karate, and played the drums in church as a young man at Mt. Gerizim Baptist Church. Dominique was known as a jokester, when he could make you laugh so hard, you would either choke on your dink or you’d spit it out, especially his British Rocker voice. Dominique loved Grant Hill and the Duke Blue Devils which is where his love of basketball came from, also I named him after Dominique Wilkins #21 of the Atlanta Hawks, the Human Highlight Film. He did not like his name sake until he saw him play on television that is when he really started to love the game of basketball.

Dominique loved music, and started making beats for many of the people in Columbus. If you don’t have a Yellow Beat in your car, then your car ain’t bumpin. He loved to make beats for people, and was so proud of himself that he was able to bring some kind of happiness to other people in the way that he was able to.

Dominique has travelled around the country, going to New Jersey, New York, Florida, Atlanta, he went on a family cruise to the Bahamas as a young boy with his Great- Grandmother, and had recently came back from Las Vegas and California to see about getting set up to do his music out there.

Of all the things that Dominique loved, besides his family, was his friends, his loyalty to his friends was like no other. If Dominique said he was your friend, you can believe he had your back, and he learned that from his grandmother (Bebe). She always told him to be loyal to family and friends because they always would be there for you. His greatest Joy came December 6, 2012, when a little girl he and Yanni named DaiCeon Eileen Gregory came into his life. This little girl changed almost everything about him. As she got older, he became a little kid when she was around, as you can tell from the videos on Facebook that he posted with her. She was his life.

In May of 2009, Dominique was able to find his father, David Martin and they became very close. He met his other side of the family, and was able to make a lasting bond with his dad, whom he loved very much. He always wanted to know who his father was, and once he found him, he never let him go. His joy was being able for his daughter and his dad to have a relation where she calls him “paw-paw”, which would light up Dominique and his dad’s face. Miracles do happen,

Dominique’s love for his family fame first and foremost. He was the brother that his cousins did not have and the son that his great-grandmother did not have. He was a confidant to his Uncle Jason, and the best friend of his mother and Bebe (Grandmother Evelyn). He will truly be missed, the world is a little bit darker and sadder without him in it, but we have memories of him in the pictures, film and laughter what he would bring to us in his own beautiful way.

Visitation 2pm and Memorial Service 3pm Saturday, August 13, 2016 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE 2500 Cleveland Ave.

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