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D'Avaion Marquell Watkins
November 25, 2009 ~ September 26, 2023 (age 13) 13 Years Old
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D’Avaion Marquell “Doodie Butt- Dee” Watkins was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2009 to Desiree Watkins and Tyron Robinson in St. Louis, Missouri. He was so little and funny looking, but D’Avaion was a special gift and everybody was in love with him. His grandparents wouldn’t let him sleep, they were always picking him up.
At his one month check up, D’Avaion stopped breathing as he was leaving. The clinic workers surrounded him while trying to help and make sure he was okay. D’Avaion stayed in the hospital up until he was 5 months when they decided to give him the tracheotomy. In the process of learning to walk, he used to “walk the walker” meaning he was inside the walker picking it up and walking with it. Two months after he turned one, with the help of therapy he learned how to walk. He did everything but talk including playing with others, feeding himself, trying on others shoes and hats, and he loved to suck his three fingers! He would also bring you the suction machine letting you know to suction him. “Hide and go Seek” was his favorite game to play. He won every time because he never came out after calling his name. You’d just have to listen to him breath and laugh to find him. D’Avaion loved the trashcan. His favorite thing to do was to eat out the trash. He loved trash food because his grandparents made food from scratch!
Two days after his second birthday D’Avaion went into cardiac arrest due to his tracheotomy being plugged off from secretions being dry. He went too long without oxygen and it damaged his brain. The doctors said that D’Avaion wasn’t going to make it to the age of 5. God had another plan for D’Avaion giving us 13 years, and we made the best of it.
D’Avaion attended Gateway Michael’s from Pre-K until the 4th grade. His favorite nurse was Mrs. Kobi, that lady works wonders. She was very good at her job and she didn’t play about D’Avaion.
God sent for his precious angel on September 26, 2023. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Tina Myles. D’Avaion’s smile was everything and will be missed! When he smiled you’d see all his teeth, and his smile would make you smile.
D’Avaion leaves to cherish his loving memory: his mother, Desiree Watkins; father, Tyron Robinson; two brothers, Ka’Vaion Hollimon and Tre’Vaion Hollimon; God-mother, Mary Payne; God-sister, K’Ari Taylor; grandfather, Michael Watkins; aunts and uncles, Stephanie, Stephon, Patrice, Michael Jr., Kurtis, Kimberly, Kendra, Anthony, Tyjuan, and Antonio; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.