Eric D’Shaun Gary was born to the late James and Louise Gary on July 17, 1970 at the Brooklyn Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.
He was educated throughout the New York City Public School system. He attended South Shore High School and was part of the basketball team. He later attended the New York State Job Corp where he received his high school diploma.
Eric was a member of the Mt. Zion Pentecostal Holiness Church. He also joined the Charlie Story All-Star Gospel singing group as a drummer. Eric loved listening to the old timers Gospel quartet singers.
He decided to join the Army Reserve where he served for 4 years in that Tour of Duty he served in Desert Storm. During that time, Eric obtained various trades. This ignited a fire in him where he took on the challenge to self-educate himself in carpentry by putting things together and fixing things up.
Eric had an old soul and had a passion for older woman, but the younger ones were right on his heels. He thought of himself as quite the “charmer”. His nieces and nephews would say “All right Uncle E”, especially when he would put on his Reggae music and spoke in his Jamaican accent. On March 29, 2009, Eric the charmer was blessed with a baby girl named Erica, who instantly become the love of his life.
On Saturday, July 25, 2020, Eric transitioned from this world to the next. He was preceded by his 2 brothers, James Gary and Michael Gary, and his nephew Sherman Durden, Jr.
He leaves to mourn his precious daughter Erica Gary; six sisters and brother in laws, Valerie (Sherman, Jr.) Durden, Yvette (Thomas) Price, Linda Gary, Lola (Johnny) Reed, Aretha (Bennie) Reddish, Nashelle Gary (Anthony); his nieces and nephews, Phil, Marcus, Kasaun, Shakeya, Tyree, Sharief, Trayvone, Shamel, Taurel, Brittany, Takeema, Brandon (Godson), Tyler, Jadon, Justin, Marcellus, Shakaia, Sherman, III, Shaka, Jr, Soleil, London, Naseir, Sanaa, Sharief Jr, Savannah, Sebastian and Nia; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, and friends.
We love you “E”, but God loves you best.
Sleep in peace and take your rest.
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