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Qualyn "Rocky" Terry

September 18, 2003 ~ February 9, 2024 (age 20) 20 Years Old

Qualyn Terry Obituary

    Qualyn Marce Terry, affectionately known as Rocky to his friends and loved ones, embarked on his final adventure on February 9th, 2024. Born on September 18th, 2003, in the community of Binghamton, Rocky's journey came full circle as he departed this world in the same city that had been his lifelong home.
Rocky's life was as colorful and impactful as one of his own art pieces. Binghamton University recognized his creative genius, honoring his artwork which covered the walls of Lost Dog Cafe and the gym of Columbus School. He wasn't just a wizard with the paintbrush, though. Rocky was also a star on the football field, a testament to his coach, Sabu Stroman, who saw the potential in those swift feet and unstoppable energy. 
    Away from the field, Rocky was a maestro of family gatherings, the heartbeat of every function, and the architect of laughter. His love for his family was as immense as his talent, a bond unbreakable and cherished. With that, he leaves behind an army of loved ones. Rocky was a loving son to Heather Delill and Shandel Terry, a protective older brother to Sebastian Webb and Sa'miyah Wilson. He shared an inseparable connection with his older sister Allana Gordon and was guided by his angel brother in heaven, Quazar Thomas. He loved being a parent, Rocky was a guiding star for his daughters Zaniyah Terrydurham and Sevyn Terry. Rocky's great-grandmother Mary Small, admired him dearly. His grandparents, Yvonne Terry, Michael Gilmore, Robert Delill Sr., and heaven grandma, Clara Palmer-Delill, all held a special place in his heart. They say "It takes a village to raise a kid", Rocky also had 20+ aunts and uncles, as well as a mass amount of cousins. He had a community behind him, a family whom he may not be blood with. He was loved.Rocky's interests were as diverse as his skill set. His zest for life saw him reveling in sports, creating music, and painting—not just canvases, but life itself with vibrant colors of joy and enthusiasm. He had a penchant for great adventures, whether it was racing on dirt bikes or diving into learning something new. His spirit was unquenchable, his courage unmatchable, and his humor unforgettable.
    Those who knew Rocky would say he was as funny as he was courageous. He could light up a room with his humor and had a knack for making people feel at ease. Rocky certainly kept his spark, fanning it into a flame that warmed everyone around him.
    The word 'loving' might have been invented to describe Rocky. His love was a verb, an action, a force that he expressed through every laugh shared, every tackle on the football field, and every stroke of his brush. His legacy is one of love, laughter, and the courage to be unapologetically oneself.
Rocky's life was a testament to the beauty of embracing every moment with passion and a reminder that the canvas of our lives is there to be painted with bold, broad strokes. So, as we bid farewell to Qualyn Marce "Rocky" Terry, let us remember him not with sadness but with the joy he would want us to cherish—the joy he brought into our lives every single day.
His life was lived with the volume turned up, the colors set to vivid, and a laughter that echoes... still. Rocky, you have left the field, the paint brushes are at rest, your fight is over... but your masterpiece, the story of your life, will continue to inspire and bring smiles to faces for generations to come. Rest in peace, Rocky, the world is a little less bright without your spark of madness.

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