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Ali Jamani DuBois

November 19, 2002 ~ October 10, 2020 (age 17)

Obituary

Seventeen years ago, on November 19, 2002, the world was blessed to receive a precious gift. Ali Jamani DuBois was born the son of Maurice DuBois and Ayisha Salley in Walterboro, South Carolina. On October 10, 2020 at Colleton Medical Center, Walterboro, South Carolina,  Ali’s young precious life was complete here on earth.

Home-Going Service Celebrating Ali's Life will be held Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Walterboro Christian Center at 11;00 a.m., Jadon Buckner, Host Pastor and Reverend Gregory Clayton, Eulogist.  A public viewing will be held Friday, October 16, 2020 at Stephens-Maree-Tracy Funeral Home Chapel of Serenity from 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

(IN ORDER TO GAIN ENTRY OF THE CHURCH, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACIAL MASK, AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE ENFORCED.)

 Ali was a senior at Colleton County High School, Walterboro, South Carolina.  At a very early age, Ali became a member of the Springtown United Methodist Church, Smoaks, SC. He played football for the Setoma League, Summerville, South Carolina  and was a star athlete.  He also loved to play basketball.  In both sports he excelled and received several trophies and recognitions.  He was known as the “Beast”.  Ali was a Math wizard and had aspirations of being an entrepreneur. One of his goals was to open a Kennel with his dad. He was employed with two local employers and also worked with his grandfather as a cement finisher. Ali was loved by everyone he came in contact with. He thoroughly enjoyed riding four wheelers with his friends, spending time with his dogs(pit bulls), playing video games(which he took very seriously), hanging out in the studio with his big brother, making his family laugh, and cheering on his little cousins in all aspects of their lives. Ali had a smile that could light up any room. He was a protector to his mother and his family, and the “epitome” of being his brothers’ and his sister’s keeper.  

Ali was preceded in death by his grandparents, Sylvia Hands and Maurice Gonzales DuBois, Sr.; Paternal  great-grandparents, Peter Hodges and Ollie Hodges;  Maternal, Leatrice Salley and Jayroe Salley, Maternal, and grandfather Frank Jones, Paternal.

"Ali: I Love You Granny      Granny: I Love You More          Ali: Impossible"

 He will be cherished by all that knew and loved him.  A lifetime of memories will forever be held by his loving parents, Maurice DuBois, Columbia, South Carolina, and Ayisha Salley,  of Smoaks, South Carolina; siblings, Jalen A. DuBois, and sister, Mariona Pinkney, of the home, Kwalik DuBois of Columbia, South Carolina,  Makari DuBois and Brooklyn DuBois of Columbia, South Carolina; maternal grandparents, Lewis Salley and Leslie McCoy Salley of Smoaks, South Carolina;  great-grandmother, Mary Jones of  Ruffin, South Carolina;  a very special maternal aunt and godmother, Aliyah Salley of Smoaks, South Carolina;  two very special cousins that were reared like siblings, Alijah Brown and Malayah Edmonson of Smoaks, South Carolina;  one uncle, Abdul Fowlkes of  Baltimore, Maryland;  one aunt, Willette DuBois of Ruffin, South Carolina ;  nine great-aunts, Shirley Graddy, Charlene Salley, Danielle McCoy Ramsey, Monique McCoy, Michelle Taylor, Beryl Graddy, Shirley Rivers, Beatrice Salley, Marilyn Salley, and Damaris McCoy; three great-uncles, John Hodges, Fred Salley, and Gerald Salley; two cousins who were more like brothers, Thomas Pace and Derrick Graddy;  A girlfriend, Devonia Farmer; special friends, Trevon Green, Savion Smalls, and Daniel Smoak;  special family, Tamika Coleman, Jahleel DuBois, and Ernest Ingram, and a host of other relatives and friends. 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
October 16, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Stephens-Maree-Tracy Funeral Home
305 Ackerman Street - PO Box 2316
Walterboro, SC 29488

Funeral Service
Saturday
October 17, 2020

11:00 AM
Walterboro Christian Center
320 Robertson Boulevard
Walterboro, SC 29488

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