TARIQ was born December 8, 2001, in Washington, D.C. to the proud parents of Brandi Smith and Terence Riley Jr. On July 25, 2021 at the age of 19, God called him home suddenly because he was needed on the next journey that was already prepared for him.
Tariq was baptized at an early age in Washington, D.C. and rededicated his life to Christ in his teenage years. Tariq was educated in both the District of Columbia and Prince George’s County Public Schools Systems.
As the saying goes, “it’s not how long you lived, but how well you lived.” Life is not quantity but quality in the spiritual affidavit of a person who lived life to the fullest extent. Not a day went by that a person didn’t hear his voice or see his smile, whether it was family or friend. Tariq was special, many might not know and he tried to keep it to himself, he was a momma’s boy. He brought so much love and joy in our lives, we affectionally called him “Riq”, “Ty”, or “Glock”. and to those who knew him. He will always be remembered for his mild manor, compassion, and kindness toward others. Tariq had a deep love for his family and friends, and cherished the time spent together. He loved playing basketball, joking around, playing video games, listening to music and hanging out with friends. Tariq was a loving and caring SON, brother, nephew, cousin and friend.
Tariq leaves to cherish his memory his loving mother Brandi Smith, father Terence Riley Jr.; sister, Ayanna Riley and Jada Brown; brother Jaymes “CJ” Daniels; grandparents Terence Riley Sr. and Gwendolyn Riley; uncles Reginal Knight, Joseph Hall, Jr (Miranda) and Brandon Teel; aunts Cherie Newell and Adrienne Health; great-aunt LaVel Jackson and a host of cousins, extended family and his FLP family. He is preceded in death by his Maternal grandparents Beverly Smith and Victor Smith and Great Grandparents.
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