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.

Services

Visitation: February 4, 2019 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Celebration of Life: February 5, 2019 10:00 am

Friendship Baptist Church of Christ Jesus
880 Fairfax Street
Denver, CO 80220


Interment: February 5, 2019 2:00 pm

Eastlawn Memorial Gardens
19600 East Smith Road
Aurora, CO 80011


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  1. To the Abrams family I’m so sorry for the last of Elway I know it’s going to hard for a while for loosing your only son just remember God is with every step of the way he’ Never leave you. God bless y’all. Stacey

  2. All these years as us kids to parents you never change..you keep it real. The waterwars u put man showed out you is trully miss. My payers n heart goes out to the family. Untill we meet again..love you

  3. Baby Boy. You were like a nephew to me and I will forever keep you in my heart. No worries now God has you wrapped in His arms and protected. Look after your children, mom, Paris, and the rest of your family. I do not have the words for a mother who lost her child. I do know that if you lean on God you do not have to hear anything from anyone because God will take care of you. I am praying for your strength to continue life’s journey. Elway is okay now! You do not have to worry about him anymore.

  4. MAY GOD WRAP HIS LOVING ARMS AROUND THE WHOLE FAMILY, MAY HE GIVE YOU ALL STRENGTH AND COMFORT, ELWAY WAS A GOOD MAN AND A GREAT FATHER , ITS SAD THAT THE GOOD DIE YOUNG. YOU WILL DEEPLY BE MISSED AND FOREVER LOVED.

  5. Sending all of my prayers and and love to Ms.Jackie and the Family I am so sorry to hear about Elway we all grew up together and its still so hard to believe I know he is in a better place now holding hands with Sanobia 😢 I will keep you guys in my prayers love yall rest easy baby boy you will be misssed.

  6. To the Family and Friends of : DeAndre Elway Lee Abrams

    Please allow me to express my condolences for the loss of your dear loved one. The pain and sorrow experienced during this difficult time can be overwhelming. However, I am often comforted by the words found in God’s word, the Bible. For instance, when grieving the loss of his dear friend Lazarus, the Bible reports that “Jesus gave way to tears.” (John 11:35). What is even more comforting is the fact that Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead, and so like Mary and Martha, Lazarus’ sisters, the Bible expresses the hope of the resurrection whereby we may see our loved ones again. (Read John 11:38-44; 5:28, 29). What a marvelous hope.

    May Jehovah God grant you peace during this time and provide comfort for you and your loved ones.

    Sincerely,
    Jeanine Williams

  7. Wow is all I could say . You was the same since day one we didn’t see eye to eye but a mutual respect . It’s sad to say that all the real 80s baby’s from the e is dead and gone .. go hard – rocca – baby face and you . The good die Young till my nigga go hard we the best in he’s is missed dearly .. take care. Too Mrs Jackie Abrams I send my condolences to you .. I know this hit hard I still can’t believe it .. 3’s for days ..

    Sincerely …… Rest in love skrill

  8. God Bless you all !!! Praying for GOD to strengthen all of you during this time of your loss of your loved one, my deepest sympathy and condolences to all from my family to yours……

  9. My heart goes out to the family, Scrill was such a wonderful soul. I was always impressed by his ambitions. Denver water wars was my favorite. I still have the messages between him and I where I contacted the news for him. I hope his name will never go in vain. He was an iconic individual. My prayers are with you all. My condolences.

  10. There just no word’s I can say to make the pain of losing a love one go away. We are keeping you and your family in prayer you have are deepest sympathy may God keep and bless you.

  11. Good Bless you Scrill. We had just shared a drink and good conversation the week before at RockSteady. You told me you had left your wallet at the house. I told you say nothing more. Then We laughed about it and talked about your music. Lil Brotha if I’d have that it was going to be our last time talking. I’d have insisted you send me the music right then. But I didn’t and God had other plans. I’m saying to myself, You can be here one day and the next moment your gone. Watch out for us all and keep the light upon our path lit.
    Bless you forever,
    Dae Dai
    A DaiLay Change

  12. My Dear Son,
    I am truly going to miss you, I am still in disbeleif and my heart breaks even at the site of my grandbabies and
    daughter, knowing that you won’t be here to hold them up anymore. Now who will I tease or who will tease me about the TeePee’s around town or too much smoke coming out the TeePee. Elway I love you as if you were my
    own from the time I met you at 13 yrs old you have held a special place in my heart. I thank God for you and I thank
    God that you truly knew HIM. Rest easy my son, it will be hard without but I know you are better off than being in this old rachet world. Until we meet again.
    Love TeePee Mom Sherri. ;(

  13. Love you forever dude your presence and energy was one of a kind and that’ll never leave. I just remember when we played for the Falcons we loved that Nas Lauren Hill… Continue to watch over your Mom and Sisters my Guy Fly High..

  14. Sis I’m praying for you and your family, I know your heart is heavy and God will get you and the family through all things.. I’m here for you Sis….

  15. Man Our last convo will remain.I just wish we took more advantage of the time instead of the time for granted.I just dnt get it we got on each others nerves but the love was there.I really wish this was all a dream I really do I’m glad I got to spend your last few hours though plenty laughs and clouds baby Rest up…You made it up there with everybody you lived for daily that we have already lost Stand up guy Indeed.

  16. If you forgive others the wrongs they have done to you, your Father in heaven will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive the wrongs you have done. (Matthew 6:14-15) Rest in Paradise.

  17. He was a chill dude and will be missed! I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for your family! R.I.P Elway… Fly high my boy! Rest Eazy

  18. Love you Elway may you continue to sleep in peace.. This is a hard I remember all the fun we had at Stedman.. Man it all started in the 90’s..

  19. To the family and his beautiful girls my condolences to you all he will be truly missed such an amazing person gone so soon but we all must remember we are only here to carry out our mission for the Lord and we are to return home. He is home with the Lord now and he will definitely be watching over you all 🙏❤️ luv u all and many blessings to you all

  20. Im so vary sorry scrill the day i met u you was finny but vary vary for real at times all u wanted was for everyone to make you was a stand up guy i dont kno your wife or kids but may you wrap your loving arms around your wife hold her while she is sad about you leaving i kno u ne to watch over her an your babys im sorry this happend to you rest in roses may god be with us all amen

  21. Brotha’ rest in PARADISE, Sorry We didn’t get to see each other these past few months. May God Bless you
    I’ll see you again one day.

  22. No matter the differences. When you seen me you always said what up sis. I know we havent spoke in a while. Our last convo was real and Im happy to know we both got the mess off our chest. Then you pulled up and sprayed me in Parkhill on Water warz day and I realized this dude is really making a change in this city. Rest In Love Elway. No words can ease your families pain. I am praying for everyone affected by your loss. Talisa, Jamika, Jackie, Paris and those beautiful girls. Keep your heads up ladies you alls King has gone to that mansion in the sky where his place was set up for him to reign from above. Love always from the Walker family.

  23. I’m sorry for your lose. May God be with you and your family. Elway was a great friend to talk too time to time…. He will be truly miss, stay strong…

  24. Rest In Peace bro man this is still unreal I can’t even wrap my heart around it. I send my condolences and prayers to the family.

  25. My prayers and condolences to the family God cover his children, wife and mother .🙏🏽As he is gone to meet an LORD!

  26. To the family I’m sending my deepest condolences I’m very sorry for your loss he was a wonderful father a wonderful husband a great sign an outstanding role model he will truly be missed

  27. Elway Is with the Lord now my prayers are with the family stay strong Jackie I can not start to think of how you are feeling God bless you and your family

  28. Elway you left to soon for us but God came got you to be in His house you will be truly missed. R.I.Heaven Elway😭😭😭

  29. The “BLESSED ONE” may you R.I.HEAVEN with the one who created you. He needed his strong angle to come spread his wings. To Elway family, Paris & his baby girls I send my deepest condolences to you guys; and may GOD continue to BLESS you guys through this time of grievance. God Bless you guys

  30. Big Bro Its So Unreal I Cant Even Put A Grasp On It I Still Think Im Dreaming Like Wake Me Up…. But As Today Approaches It Has To Become More Real By The Minute…. I Love You Bro Thank You For All The Knowledge Instilled And The Many Many Days Of Time Spent With You Hate To Have To Say GoodBye But Love Knowing Your In A Better Place And Dont Have To Worry Nor Hurt No More…. Elway You’ve Been Granted Your Wings Now Soar Over Us All Like Like The Angle You’ve Been Ya Whole Life!!!!! RIH My Guy Love U Big Bro #88DaGreat

  31. This one was hard to swallow .there will be no other like you.. I hope and pray you are reunited with the fallen one’s you loved dearly. I send my love and condolences to the family and all his friends.. You will be missed but you most certainly mase your mark here on earth fly higher then you ever wanted too.. Much love and respect Rip scrill

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