Samir Rashaad Ross was born April 29, 2002, in Atlantic City, NJ, to Lenny R. Ross and Shiara L. (Taliaferro) Sharpe. Samir suddenly passed away June 7, 2021.
"Mir" and “Durkio Smurkio”, as he was affectionately called, graduated from Atlantic City High School, and was employed by McDonald's, in Mays Landing, NJ as a crew member.
Samir enjoyed life and spending time with family and friends. He will be remembered by his silly personality, his laugh, and most of all, his “Smirk.” Samir was loved by so many, especially his mother. He was her first love and first born son.
He is predeceased by: uncle, Kendal Hudgins.
He is survived by: father, Lenny Ross; mother, Shiara Sharpe; stepfather, Teriek Sharpe; siblings, Sanai’ya Derry, Saa’hir and Skhai’ Sharpe; Lenny and Sayheed Ross; maternal grandparents, Sonta Howze and Derrick Taliaferro; maternal great grandparents, Sharon and Lamont Howze; paternal grandparents, Stephanine Dixon and Lenny Ross; aunts, O’Chez Howze, Yamisha and Diona Taliaferro, Dara Woodall, Jayde Hudgins, Shameera, Lennasia and Lennira Ross, and Naeemah Hunter; great aunts, Sonya Harvey, Shayonne Howze, Nita and Cheri Spragan, and Cheryl Garrett; uncles, Billy Howze (Sucriya), Lenssy Nixon, Fareed Alexander, “Heemie”, “Magoo”, and Bashir; Godparents, La’Teshia Blakely and Nikkee Nellom; special friends, Perry, Bilal, Laquan, Quadir, Quazim, Anirah, Altariq, Kareem, Christian, Wok, Faheem, and Shad; and a host of cousins; other family and friends.
Services will be 11AM, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, Second Baptist Church, 110 Rev. Dr. I.S. Cole Plaza, Atlantic City, NJ; where friends may call from 10AM-11AM. Interment to follow in Lincoln Memorial Park, Mays Landing, NJ.
Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com