Milton Tyler Gregory


The Life and Times of Tyler

Tyler was born in Glenridge, N.J. on January 5, 1988 to Milton Edward Gregory and Leah Lynn Lisath. Tyler, as we called him, was a jovial child full of life. He was a mama’s boy from birth, LOL! He clung to me like his life was in danger anytime someone came to hold him. Although Toya was quite young, (4 years) she loved holding and feeding her brother. He was her real life doll.
Tyler’s father was blessed with a voice to sing and while Tyler wasn’t the singer of melodies, music ran through his blood. He would write lyrics for hours at a time releasing his deepest emotions in a spit of fire and a breathless flow of energy. His choice of words may not have always been nice, but truth always escaped his lips. Muk-Blue Eyes was his label and fit him so well.
Tyler struggled with his life choices and in the last 3 or 4 months of his life, he was really making changes. He longed to pull his family together and be the father he knew he was meant to be. He loved all his kids and wanted nothing but the best for them.

Tyler was the life of the party. He was just naturally comical, a natural clown for sure; he just couldn’t help himself. He could bring warmth to the coldest room. He could just as quickly cut you down if you crossed the line. Tyler saw the good in everyone; his heart was made of gold. He pulled out of his pocket to give his last if you had nothing, always making sure his peeps and fam were taken care of. Uncle Tyler, all the kids would scream when he walked in the room. Passing out money and acting a fool, he got on their level, but kept them straight too.

My son, my son, my FIRST born; forever your smile I shall mourn.
Your life so promising, but cut so short, ripped from my heart as a womb that aborts. Misunderstood did you walk every day, as your life screamed words you really wanted to say. Buried so deep, was my innocent boy; sheltered with anger to escape a nameless void.
Oh my son, how I will miss you so; but I find some comfort that you let me know
You are at peace with our father, flying high with the doves.
Thank you so much for your message sent from above. Love you Forever & Always, Mom

His son, Ra’kem Malik Gregory, preceded Tyler in death. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his Mother, Leah Lynn Lisath, his Father Milton Edward Gregory, his Step-Father, William Griggs, his Sister, LaToya (Michael) Binford, his Brother, Myles Gregory, his Grand-Parents, Roy & Maria Lisath and Joe and Omeila Gregory, his 3 Children, Ruqayyah, Rayhan and their Mother, Susej, another daughter Maleah and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Tuesday December 16, 2014 at Apostolic Lighthouse Ministries 2161 Lehner Rd. Interment at Kingwood Memorial Park.

Condolence Messages

  1. Mr&Mrs Michael Torres

    We are sincerely saddened by the new of Tylers passing. We pray that God gives comfort and strength to those he left behind. A story that sticks out to me is the day I made some puertorican rice and beans at his sister Toyas house, he absolutely love it! He was so energetic, electric and so very comical, as the obituary stated, he definitely was the life of any get together. We love you guys and are praying for you all, all the way from Lancaster, Pa!! God bless you all R.I.P Tyler

  2. I was Ruqayyah’s first grade teacher. I know how much she loved her Dad. I am so sorry for your loss Ruqayyah. You and your family will be in my prayers. Love, Mrs. Bordo

  3. Porscha Faulkner / Timothy Quattlebaum

    I meet Tyler through my husband his best friend Sekou, me an him instantly clicked an I became his little sister. He always was there for me an my daughter she really loves her uncle mook she ask for him everyday, my heart hurts for Mrs.Leah and the rest of the family. My condolences to all of you in this time i will continue to prey everyday for you.

  4. I pray that God gives you strength doing this difficult time I also lost a son 8 years ago God kept me and He will keep your family Tyler was a gifted man I will never forget him R.I.P Tyler Ron Lee

  5. Ryan Allison and family

    We are praying for you and the family. Milton was a great person. May he rest in heaven.

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