Khalil T. Howard
August 30, 1995 – June 18, 2017
Khalil T. Howard, 21 of Syracuse, New York was taken on Sunday, June 18, 2017 from his 2-year old daughter, Melanie (Neyshmarie Melendez, Mother) and loving family. He was born to Kalem Howard and LaTosha Johnson.
Alongside his father, Khalil worked as an apprentice in the family business, Howard Builders and he was also employed at Hafner’s, Dot Foods and Dunkin' Donuts. Khalil, or "Illz", as he was lovingly known by his family and close friends was a graduate of George Fowler High School in 2014, where he proudly played both offensive and defensive lines and occasionally Running Back on the Falcons football team. He was also chosen for the All-Star Team, where he displayed dedication to his beloved sport Football. He was a devoted New England Patriots fan. He enjoyed dancing and often was the main attraction. A comedian, he always kept his family and friends laughing. Khalil is described as one of the best sons a father could have asked for.
Khalil was a loving son, grandson, father, brother, nephew, cousin and friend to all who knew and loved him. He was protective and kind. He was loved and will be greatly missed. Khalil is survived by his parents, Kalem G. Howard and LaTosha Johnson; his step-parents, Brandy Howard and Eric Webster Sr.; his beloved daughter, Melanie Howard; his grandparents, Grant (Peggy) Howard and Pamela Howard; his great grandmother, Fannie Colquitt; by his 8 sisters, Ziquashia Walker, Nahahme Howard, Uriah Howard, Kononiah Howard, Mahalia Howard, Kyria Howard, Imoni Scott, and Charisma Parks; by his brothers, Teven Davis, Saquan Dozier, Elijah Webster, Zachariah Webster, Eric Webster and Isaiah Webster; his uncles, Melvin, Jr, Hakeem (Monique), Azariah (Charmisha), Rodney “Van” and Carlos Bolton; his aunts, Melanie, Melvina, Adaiah (Nelson), Qualene Randolph, Sarah and Shermell Sherman.
He is proceeded in his passing by his grandparents, Melvin Colquitt Sr., Delores Johnson and Rodney Sherman and by his aunt Artise Bolton.
Khalil was loved abundantly and will be remembered and missed by all that knew and loved him.