Mechele Cromartie


Mechele Shawn Cromartie, age 53, ws born on April 23, 1968, in Sharon, PA to his mother Christine Hooker and James Hampton. On Friday, September 24, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio he closed his eyes and passed on to glory.

Mechele attended Hubbard High School in Hubbard, Ohio. While at Hubbard High he was an all-star MVP for football. Mechele moved to Columbus, Ohio after receiving a football scholarship to Ohio Dominican University. After graduation, he worked for LB Shoes in Columbus, Ohio. In 1988, he left LB Shoes and started working for Magnet Cabinet Company out of London, England when they opened a kitchen and bath remodeling company in Columbus. This is when he developed his passion for designing kitchens. After learning how to design and remodel kitchens he then started his own company. He met Howard Williams who taught him how to paint and hang wallpaper in Bexley, Ohio. On May 14, 1991, Mechele married Jennifer (Jenjen) Barnett-Cromartie and to this union they had three children. In 2020, Mechele and Shane Young started amerCorti SKY Contracting Services. Mechele was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan. He had a love for movies but a special fondness for westerns, which he would watch with his late grandfather Harrison Cromartie.

Mechele was preceded in death by his father James Hampton.

Mechele leaves to cherish his loving memories his children, Harrison Cromartie, of Columbus OH, Dominique Cromartie, of Omaha, Nebraska, and Ashleey “Baby Girl” Cromartie, of Columbus, OH; one grandchild the love of his life Ameya Unlen- Harper Cromartie of Columbus, OH; three sisters, Jasyntah (Eric) Mockabee of Hermitage, PA, Jasena Clinkscale of Lexington, KY, Kisma Thomas of Philadelphia, PA ; two brothers, DLJ (Eve) Cromartie of Girard, OH, and Cordell (Rashadric) Hampton of Charlotte, NC; nephews, Isiah Clinkscale, Zion Clinkscale, Zivon Clickscale, Elijah Clickscale, of Lexington, KY, Anthony Bishop, of Philadelphia, PA, Eric Ortiz, of Youngstown OH, Daniel Ortiz, of Katy, TX, Travis Black, of Youngstown, OH, and Yasha Hampton, of Charlotte, NC; one beloved niece, Courtney Hampton, of Charlotte, NC; special nieces, Jasmine Smith and Jailan Smith both of Columbus, OH; two special sisters, Shireta Cody and Victoria Smith, both of Columbus, OH; and a host of family and friends.

Visitation 1:00pm and Memorial Service 2:00pm Saturday, October 9, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.







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  1. Mrs. Ruth Goggans

    So sorry to hear about Mechele. I just met him about a month ago. He came and gave me an estimate to redo my bathroom. I was very impressed with him. Mechele was a respectful fellow.
    I liked him from the beginning. He was a people person, and I felt I knew him for a long time.
    My condolence to the family. I know he will really be missed.

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