January 20, 1987 ~ January 21, 2019
Born in: Denver, CO
Resided in: Denver, CO
Deandre “Elway” Lee Abrams affectionately called “Elway” by family and friends was born on January 20, 1987, in Denver, Colorado to his parents, Jacqueline M. Abrams, and Darrell Jones. He was the second child born in the family. He was raised surrounded by his sisters, Jamika, Talisa, and his step-brother, Christopher. As a child, he is remembered as a little daredevil. He loved flipping off buildings and cars. He loved playing sports which included basketball, football, and baseball.
Deandre received his formal education in Denver where he graduated from Manual High School in 2005. In 2010, Deandre and Paris Landrum began chatting, and on April 25, 2015, Deandre proposed to Paris in Denver, Colorado. She remembers his laughs and his love. To this union, a daughter, named Za’Riya Nevaeh Abrams was born.
He was also the proud father of two other daughters, Aziya and Aniza. Deandra enjoyed teaching them to dress, always making them laugh, the family trips to California and Las Vegas. He also loved teaching them how to flip and building forts out of covers.
By profession, Deandre was a Business Entrepreneur and he worked in Construction. He was the type of man who didn’t mind working hard. When he set his mind to any goal or objective, he stuck with until it was completed.
A man of faith and belief in the Lord, Deandre attended Friendship Baptist Church of Christ Jesus under the pastoral leadership of Pastor Paul and Evangelist Dallas Burleson. He loved the church ministry and the wisdom and knowledge he gained as he worshipped the Lord.
“Elway” was a fun-loving man who enjoyed life and those he encircled. In his free time, he enjoyed shopping, making custom shirts, rapping, hanging out with family and friends, and visiting the mountains. His closest friends, Marshae Wheelock, Urocca Guyton “RIP” Marlow Martin “RIP”, and Keisha Stewart will all miss the camaraderie’s they shared together and the fact that he was a true and trusted friend. He was extremely close to his nieces and nephews Da-Janah, DayUahsha, Dalani, Jazzmaurie, and Alaya, who all were the world to him, and he loved each of them unconditionally.
Everyone who had contact with Elway will miss his smile that was filled with love. His sister called him “blue human sour patch.” They will also miss him hosting the Denver Water Warz, his Trappin, and Rapping. To know Deandre was to love him.
For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
~ 2 Corinthians 4: 17-18
Deandre “Elway” Lee Abrams departed this life on January 21, 2019, in Denver, Colorado. Those left to cherish his memories and mourn his loss include his wife, Paris Landrum; 3 daughters, Za’Riya N. Abrams, Aziya A. V. Russell and Aniza Z.M. Russell; his mother, Jacqueline M. (Shawn) Gilkey, 1 brother, Christopher Pounds; 3 sisters, Jamika D. Abrams, Talisa M. Means, and Sinead L. Jones; his aunt, Francis Huguley all of whom reside in Denver, Colorado. He also leaves a host of other relatives and many friends.
Visitation: February 4, 2019 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220