Army veteran, longtime trucker and adoring community member Demetrius (Meechie) S. Mallory has died of cancer. He was 61.
Mallory was born on January 19, 1959 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, but was raised in Los Angeles after his family moved in 1960. He attended Washington High School.
In addition to his duty in the United States Reserved Armed Forces, Mallory held the position of Loss and Prevention Officer at May Company, Truck Driver, served as a Real-Estate Broker and was also a small business owner.
Mallory was fourth oldest of 14 children born to Joyce and Herbert Mallory who along with a sister Sheiva L. Mallory preceded him in death.
An avid story teller and generous man, he was respected in the community as a caring man and committed family member.
“WORDS CAN’T EXPRESS MY ENDURING LOVE FOR YOU. MR BROTHER LOST HIS BITTER BATTLE WITH CANCER AND IM FUCKED UP. MY LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME FROM TALKING AND JOKING EVERYDAY OR READING A POST OF YOU NOT BEING HERE. YOUR BAGS WAS PACKED AND I ASKED, “WHERE YOU GOING BRO?” AND YOU ANSWERED, “IM TAKING A TRIP”. I ASKED WHERE AND YOU SAID HOME. I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST UP THE STREET BUT WHEN I HEARD SILENCE I KNEW THIS TRIP DIDN’T HAVE A RETURN. GIVE MOMS AND POPS AND YOUR LITTLE SIS A HUG FOR ME. TELL THEM I’M THNIKING OF THE DAY WHEN ALL OF US CAN SIT AND REJOICE OVER GODS GRACE. PEACE AND BLESSINGS ON YOUR JOURNEY BROTHER AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR GUIDANCE AND LOVE FOR ME. NO MORE PAIN BRO. I LOVE AND ADORE YOU BROTHER. MR. DEMETRIUS MALLORY PLEASE KEEP ME UNDER YOUR GUIDING LIGHT. I LOVE YOU TO TEARS BRO. HEAVEN GAINED AN ENCYCLOPEDIA. REST BRO…”
LOVE ALWAYS, BERCHIE
He is survived by bevy of relatives and friends including sisters Sharon S. Mallory, Lakaisha L. Mallory, Kamela S. Mallory, Herbretta J. Mallory, brothers Oscar W. Mallory III, Raphael S. Mallory and Orrealondo (Berchie) D. Mallory of Los Angeles; sister Montise Mallor of Moreno Valley, Coeita L. Mallory of Jacksonville, North Carolina, and Orreaon J. Mallory of Hayward, CA; and brothers Michael J. Mallory of Louisville, Kentucky and Herbert H. Mallory Jr. of Bakersfield, CA; Children Montise Mallory, Mimiko (Demetria) Mallory and Rykeis Mallory; Four grandchildren Hunter Mallory, Lathan Mallory, Isley Mallory and Antonia Mallory; Three great grandchildren Sage Mallory, Catzia Mallory and Bly Mallory.
Funeral services were held at Harrison Ross Mortuary on Sept. 24 in Los Angeles.