Roderick Shelby Raby was born January 5, 1970, Norfolk, VA to Mattie R. Cousins. He entered eternal peace on April 12, 2021. He was preceded in death by his stepfather Leslie Cousins, maternal grandparents Walter and Mary Raby, and nephew Alvin Baum II.
Roge was educated at Virginia State School for the Deaf and Blind, Hampton, VA. You could always count on him to greet you with a handshake. He had an extreme passion for swimming. He was a participant in the Special Olympics for swimming and skiing. Whenever you would see Roderick, he’d always have his WWE wrestling action figure in his hand. He loved to swing on the swings in the park. His favorite foods were French fries, shrimp fried rice, his sister’s lasagna, and his auntie’s spaghetti. He was a ball of sunshine and brought nothing but joy to the family.
He leaves to cherish his memories his mommy, Mattie Raby Cousins; his sister, Lideta Baum; two brothers, Kyle Donovan and Alvin Baum; his nieces, Tyjanae, Mya, and Myla Baum; great niece Taryn Pointer; great nephew Tristen Carroll; aunts, Manila Ameris, Regina Fernandes, Ingrid Banks, Renee Moore, and Jackie Davis; uncles, Walter Raby Jr. and Michael Banks; a special cousin Kenneth Williams; and a host of cousins and family friends who loves him immensely.