Damon "Lil Irb" L. Irby Jr.-Damon Lamont Irby Jr. transitioned from his earthly home to his heavenly mansion on March 5 2021 surrounded by family and friends.
Damon was born May 9, 2001, lovingly affectionately known as "Lil Irb" to Damon L. Irby Sr., and LaShana D. Myles, in Youngstown, Ohio at Northside Hospital, at 3:44 pm. He was a 2019 graduate of East High School. He played for the East High Golden Bears and in his earlier years he played for the Eastside Titans. He was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. Damon loved playing football and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He loved being home playing his Xbox game and taking care of his siblings. Damon was a very sweet, humble, smart, handsome, young man who also loved math and had a smile that would brighten up any room. He was reared by his grandparents Daphne Taylor, Nathan McKenzie, Ada Irby and Kenny Irby who spoiled him rotten.
He leaves behind his loving parents Damon L. Irby Sr., and LaShana D. Myles, his siblings; Z' tonya Yancey, Diamond and Pearl Irby, Kataya Coney, and Dwayne and D'Mya Irby, Damon also leaves behind close cousins; Cornell Kennedy, Tanazia Taylor, Tim Overton, Greg and Lil Rick, and his best friend Tamron Mixon. A very special girlfriend Terry'Onna Rushton, his godmother Iris Thomas, a very special Aunt Sandra Gattin who affectionately called him "Bouja Boo", and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother; Mattie Overton, great-grandfather; Samuel Overton, and a cousin De'Love Whitney.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 11 am, at the Rising Star Baptist Church. Friends may call from 10 to 11 am on Tuesday at the church.
Due to COVID-19, the 6-foot rule will be honored, and we ask that all guests, whose health allows, to wear a mask.
F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home