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Kevin Mauricec Rufus

1989 ~ 2022 (age 32)

Obituary

Kevin Maurice Rufus, 32, born in Milford, Delaware, passed away suddenly on Monday, April 11, 2022 in his home in the Bronx, New York. Kevin was born on June 6, 1989, to Katrina Rufus-Ross and Kevin Smith. Kevin attended Milford Senior High School.
Kevin went to New York to pursue his lifetime dream of becoming a singer. Kevin had a love for music like no other since he was a small child. He began performing at the Milford Boys & Girls Club. He also had a passion for dancing. He performed in many America’s Got Talent competitions hoping to kick into stardom. Kevin had a love for God. He attended anyone’s church who opened the door to him. He loved Gospel, Hip Hop and R&B music. Kevin leaves a legacy in his many music videos and songs.
Kevin loved fiercely and deeply, and we take comfort in knowing that Kevin is now at peace. Anyone who knew Kevin was touched by his voice, kindness, humor, and entertainment. Kevin always greeted people with a smile and was ready for the turn up. He faced many life challenges but remained positive. We will all miss him more than words can say.
Kevin was preceded in death by his grandparents, Wyoming Ross Sr and Bessie Ross, Grandfather Harrison Collick Jr., His great-grandparents Catherine J Rufus (Wiley Rufus) and Dorothy Ross- Wilcox (James Ross Sr.) his uncles Wyoming Ross Jr and Walter S. Ross and Aunts Kimberly Moss and Tilishia Tolson-Ross, his God-mother Lakeyshia Williams-Chambers.
Kevin is survived by a loving family: His mother Katrina Pierce (Dywane) and Father Kevin Smith (Angie Banks); Grandmother Marie Smith, his Aunts Benita (Eric) Gassi , Charlene (Claude) Tolson, Pamela Smith, Teresa Nichols, Tonya Thomas, Uncles: Kevin (Michelle) Johnson, Larry D. Savage, William Fletcher, his sister Kiara Rufus and two brothers Sonny Hampton & Naseem Hampton, his nephews Sa’ir and O’brien, his one and only niece Avaiya and numerous cousins, friends. His God-brother Darice Atkins. Kevin we love you and you will be missed.
A Memorial Service will be held at New Birth Christian Center in Greenwood, DE on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 3:00 pm

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