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Akili R. McGruder

November 22, 1995 ~ July 11, 2021 (age 25)


Akili Roosevelt McGruder, 25, transitioned from this life on July 11, 2021. He was born on November 22, 1995 in Norfolk, Virginia to his parents Stephanie Mack and Roosevelt McGruder, Sr.

Akili was educated in the Virginia Beach Public School System and graduated from Bayside High School in 2014. Akili was a successful entrepreneur and owned his own clothing line called Zero Depth. He enjoyed watching basketball and watch his favorite player Lebron James play. Akili was also a football fan, and the Pittsburgh Steelers was his favorite team. Akili had many hobbies including photography, skating, rapping, and dancing/jerking.   

Akili was predeceased by his grandparents, Ollie and Roosevelt McGruder, Sr.

Akili leaves to continue his legacy, his parents, Stephanie Mack  and Roosevelt McGruder, Sr; 2nd mom, Kim Charity; 2nd father, Rodney Boone; wife, Chaconia McClurkin-Bey; children, Na’kaylee McGruder, Londyn Robinson; sisters, Jaslyn McGruder, Timira McGruder, Shamika McGruder; brothers, John McGruder, Levi Charity, Spencer Taylor, Ian Beavers, Ryan Beavers, Jeton Beavers; grandparents, John Richardson (Brenda); nieces, Emoni Bias, Aaliyah Bias, Noah Bias, Serenity Bias, Moni Bias, Naomi Beavers, Naija Beavers, Camille Beavers, India Beavers, Zamonie McGruder, Nijeri McGruder, Journey McGruder; nephews, Jamel Wikerson, Don McGruder, Jaiden McGruder, Jaion McGruder; Akili’s Angel, Caroline Clark and a host of other relatives and friends.

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 Service Program


July 17, 2021

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Beach Funeral & Cremation Services
4456 Bonney Road
Va Beach, VA 23462

Celebration of Life
July 18, 2021

2:00 PM
Beach Funeral & Cremation Services
4456 Bonney Road
Va Beach, VA 23462

July 18, 2021

4:00 PM
Rosewood Memorial Park
631 N. Witchduck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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