Rique Wayne Winston Ashby, better known as “BIGSMARTS,” died on July 9.
The first and only viewing will be from 9-10 a.m., Wednesday, July 29, with a service to follow at 10 a.m. at Turnbull Funeral and Crematory Services. Interment will be at Eastern Cemetery, Smith Bay.
He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Lester Ashby Sr.; father, Enrique Ashby; uncle, Ariel Ashby Sr.; and cousin, Jamal Ashby.
Rique is survived by his mother, Lisa M. Nibbs; adopted mother, Christina Miller; special uncle/godfather, Jimez P.E. “Boogie” Ashby Sr.; grandparents: Olga Colon-Meyers, Joyce Bryan-Kean and Jose B. Kean II; daughter, Rae’Monet Ashby; sister, Rinesa Ashby; adopted sister, Jinniah Dowdye; brother, Riquoi Ashby; nieces: J’elle Penn and Jada Penn; nephew, Jai Samuel; aunts: Monique Nibbs-Farrington, Nicole and LuAnne Roberts, Lynn Millin, Vynette Garfield Willock, Dr. Charity and Ashley Ashby; and uncles: Dexter Ashby, Dr. Bernard Ashby, Jan Ashby, Lester Ashby Jr. and Jose Kean III.
He is also survived by great-aunts: Maria Bastain, Priscilla Lawrence, Nilda Colon-Millin, Marcia Colon-Hodge, Rosalind Bryan, Yvonne Ashby and Victoria Ashby-Charles; great uncles: Michael, Gregory, Phillip and Steven Ashby; great-great aunts: Clely Berry and Carmen Sibilly; and cousins: Jerome Donovan, Shereka Penn, Jahleel, Tahfarie and Jahilyah Farrington, Eric Lee Jr., Ashlee Henry, Nia Roberts, Caliah and C’Aylah Charleswell, Akim, A’Kori, A’Kairi Blyden, K’Jahry Farrington, Leslie Jr., Kasai, and Kaisan Millin, and Marlena Olivia-Lynn Lowe, Cynthea Ashby-Pope, Jimez Ashby Jr., J’Moi Ashby, Jivette Ashby, Jayne Ashby, Lester Ashby III, Jahzeel Ashby, Ariel Ashby Jr., and Alissa Ashby, Tatiyanna, Adrianna and Jeremiah Ashby, Charianny and Camilla Ashby de Rodriquez, and Anico’ Ashby.
Other survivors include godson, C’mouri White; special friends: Monee Frett, Shequise Williams, Shamoi Charleswell, Celestino White Jr., William Chesterfield, Shamal, Shaquan, Shanoui, Shaeem, Shaki and Shaakilah Miller, K’niqua Fredericks, Deshawn and Alson Creque Jr., Alany Petersen, Kahlid Gerrad, Kashif and Richard George, Gitano Creque and Kadani Barthlette and C’Quon Penn; and extended family: Jenifer, Glenda David and family, Jeannine Bonelli and family, Kyza A. Callwood and family, Gwendolyn Ryan and family, Kisha Williams and family, Nadja Harrigan and family, Nicholas Maynard Sr. and family, A9 Trucking Enterprises family, and the Ashby, Sibilly, Roberts, Millin and Moorehead families.