Aonreke Richard Boyd

Sunrise: May 5, 1983

Sunset: March 10, 2020

On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, God’s angel of mercy peacefully came into our midst to escort Aonreke Richard Boyd to his eternal rest. Aonreke was born in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas on May 5, 1983 to Dennis Boyd Jr. and the late Willie Mae Gallup-Boyd, the oldest of a set of fraternal twins.

Aonreke was a kind-hearted protector even from a very early age. His mother once shared a story of how before he could even speak in complete sentences, he ran his walker into her screaming and on the phone to alert her that his baby twin sister had somehow gotten a hold of a spoon and was trying to put it in an electrical socket. His deep concern for others carried over into his adulthood as he was always taking up for those who felt overlooked and encouraging those who were down. He had a natural gift for making people laugh and he never met a stranger. If you were blessed to have him as a friend, you truly had a friend for life.

Aonreke loved to dance and sing and was usually the first one to master any new dance that came out. He was always the life of the party with a knack bringing people together.
Aonreke attended Portsmouth Public Schools and graduated from I. C. Norcom High School, class of 2001. He completed his Associates Degree in Computer Technology at Norfolk State University where he was an active member of the Norfolk State University Spartan Legion Marching Band. These were some of his happiest memories and also where he met and impacted the lives of so many friends who are here today. Aonreke was an assistant manager at Lidl where he worked faithfully until the time of his passing.

Aonreke was preceded in death by his mother Willie Mae Boyd and his brother, Henry Duby Curtis Robinson. Left to cherish his loving memory are: His parents, Belva and Dennis Boyd Jr., of Norfolk, VA; Henry L. Robinson of Stone Mountain, GA.; Siblings: Dennis Boyd III (wife Alicia Boyd), Makena Davis (husband Joel Davis), Marcus Boyd and twin sister Aondrea Thompson (husband, Samuel Thompson), Artricia Robinson-Chambliss (husband Fredrick), Ebony Robinson and Marnate’ Rheins. Neices & Nephews: Kiawna Bell (Bob Bell), Ciara Franklin (Branon Franklin), Eshante Botero (GianCarlo Botero), Tatiana Boyd, Keishara Boyd, Dennis Boyd IV, Anjahla Boyd, Nialani Thompson, Anaiyah Davis, Mykah Thompson, Qayden Thompson, Katelyn Chambliss, Kyla Chambliss, Joshua Chambliss, Joi Chambliss, Nahameyioh Robinson Harlei Robinson, and a host of great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins other relatives and close friends.

Viewing Monday, March 16, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Carver Cemetery 2320 E Washington Street Suffolk, VA 23434

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    Sylvester Starkes says

    It is with a heavy heart, I give condolences to the family of my fellow Spartan Guard. Every time I was in his presence he greeted me with a smile. He will truly be missed! See you in the morning my brother and friend!

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    Sean says

    In this darkest hour…..let us remember that GOD has the final say! One of the best people I’ve known for 14 years. Thank you for your kindness. May the family find peace and understanding in their time of sorrow.Ill never forget you….Until later. I love you❤❤💯😇

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    Ray, Marion, Mattie Smith says

    To Our Dear Cousin Aonreke, God rest you in his arms!! We Lift you up to the Spirit of the Loving God. Tell your moms we said hello! God knows best and makes no mistakes. We all love you!🙏❤️!

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    Javoni Elliott says

    So sorry to hear that you left so soon Aonreke. Praying for Gods strength and perfect peace for the family during this difficult time.

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    Suzanne Hallman says

    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with this young man at Lowe’s and he was a delight. We talked often and he was so kind and helpful. He always had a smile on his face and a loving spirit. My prayers for family and friends as you heal from the loss. God holds him in his arms as you hold him in your heart.

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    DeeJean Thomas Mendez says

    Aonreke, I know how much you loved your family and especially your twin. Just know I am praying for your entire family and you know I have Aondrea and the kids. Rest in Paradise my friend. You will be missed. Kiss mom and I know you will both be together with our heavenly father.

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    Beth Johnson says

    My deepest condolences to the Boyd Family. Belva and Dennis may God continue to give you strength. My prayers for comfort and peace. R.I.H. Reke

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    Felicia Davis says

    Reke, you will always be remembered and loved. The last time I saw you I was not allowed to cry. You told me to remember you just as you were. I love you baby brother. I will miss that smile and those pretty green eyes.

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    Glenn & Carol Turner says

    Aonreke, now you and your idol, Mama Willie Mae are back together again😊. God’s time is never our time. We are all here for a season and you have done what’s required. Rest on cousin! Love ya and See ya later!

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    A. DeQuannta Coleman says

    I wish to extend to the family my deepest heartfelt sympathy & condolences at this time. But I also wish to encourage you that in the days and moments that we must go on in this earthly house but leave to rest the earthly house of our beloved Aonreke, know that his soul forever lives on for these earthly houses are just a temporary stay made of clay. But it’s in our fathers house that we get to live in many mansions, which now he gets to live in each & every heart he touched which is a building not made by mans hand. I thank you for allowing me to share a part of your loved one, so that I now can hold on also to a sweet precious memory. Forever praying your strength love you😘

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    Ms. Darlene & family says

    Our Family send much condolences for the lost from earth, yet a gain to a heavenly host. May the Boyd family, friends, all relatives be strengthen by the Lord’s hand. God has his soul, spirit in a better place. Aonreke it has been an honor to meet you in this life through your family, church and place of work. You will never be forgotten!

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    Porlicia Brown says

    My condolences Spartan Legion family. Rest In Heaven brother will miss you!

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