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William Okafor

Young Funeral Home

Posted: August 20, 2009 6:51 p.m.

Mr. William Okafor died July 31 at Atlanta Medical Center. The son of Carlotta Okafor Sharp and Ike Okafor, he was born in 1988 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Mr. Okafor was a bright student and teacher’s pet in primary school. He graduated with high honors from Newton High School with a 4.0 GPA in 2006. He was studying business at DeKalb College and loved playing basketball and always thought that he could play better than some of the pro players. He was a very hard worker, working 12-hour shifts to help make a change in his life and for his sons. He worked for Berry Plastics of Covington, where he was well-loved, always willing to work overtime and be part of the team. Mr. Okafor was a fearless defender of his female relatives, never wanting anyone to take advantage of them. He was a good father to his two little boys and would do anything for them.

Surviving are parents Mr. and Mrs. Ike (Shirley) Okafor, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie (Carletta) Sharp; children Malachi M. Tutherland (2), Isaiah D. Okafor (1); grandparents Magdalene Ferguson, Barbara Shiffield, both of Cleveland, Ohio; sisters Rachael, Contessia and Tanaya; brothers Kenneth Jr., Carvelle, Ardelle, Xavier, Demonté and Dominique; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins nieces, nephews, friends, and special people in his life.

Funeral services were held Aug. 9 at Greater Love Fellowship Church, Conyers, and Aug. 15 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Stone Mountain, with Pastor Timothy Smith and the Rev. Jesse Johnson officiating. Interment was a Lawnwood Memorial Park.

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