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Zyhiem Tareem Terrell-Hartman

July 23, 2003 ~ April 6, 2022 (age 18)

Obituary

Zyhiem Tareem Terrell-Hartman was born on July 23, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pa. to Keysha  Jones-Hartman and Edward Terrell (JoJo). Zyhiem was one of thirteen children ( six maternal  and seven paternal siblings. Zyhiem at a very early age was nicknamed “Johnny”. A name that  stuck and suited him.  

When Zyhiem was born, Uncle Leroy fell in love with this beautiful, bouncing toddler and went  and picked him up nearly every weekend. One of thirteen? Every weekend? We agreed that  we had room in our home and hearts for this special gift. That is how Johnny came to have  two sets of parents. Johnny was a bright spark in our lives and was loved with every fiber we  had. Together, we experienced many trips, vacations, air plan rides, events and life  experiences.  

Johnny was educated in the Philadelphia public school system. He applied himself and  graduated from the 12th grade. Not only did he earn his diploma he earned certificates in  Powered Industrial Truck Operators Safety, Lawn Mower/String Trimmer Safety Training,  CareerSafe Interview Skills Training, PennDot Mandated Flagger Training, and a 10-Hour  General Industry Course training. We were so proud of him and his accomplishments!  

Johnny at an early age attended church and had a relationship with the Lord. He attended and  participated in many programs and events at the Genesis Baptist Church located in the 6400  Block of Rising Sun Ave, Philadelphia. Johnny was a member of the Youth Choir, Youth Usher  Board and met with the Pastor and other youth on Fridays to discuss life issues.  

Johnny loved football and was an integral part of the Pop Warner football league from the  Frankford Boys Club. He loved basketball, boxing and video games. It was not strange to see  Johnny in the kitchen fixing one of his signature meals. His favorite being, Buffalo Chicken  Lasagna. He put his foot into it too!  

Wherever Johnny went, he made friends. Johnny moved to Atlanta briefly and became  employed by Guthrie’s. His friends there will miss him greatly. Whoever knew Johnny, came to  love him, just as we did. Johnny was funny, silly and a pleasure to be around. When Johnny  woke up in the morning, that meant you woke up too. He started each day with a loud yawn,  loud music, a phone check and then he brushed his teeth. He was ready to start the day!  

Johnny embraced the Islam religion in May, 2021. He carried his prayer rug with him wherever  he went and worshipped Allah daily. Thank you Rashawn for all your help and prayers. Johnny  touched so many of our lives and in so many different ways. We’ll miss him and those phone  calls when he would call and say “You good? I’m good and I love you)!  

Johnny leaves to cherish his memory his mother’s Keysha, Aunt Karen; father’s Edward (JoJo),  Uncle Leroy; sisters, Yahnae, Camara, Quan, Kia, Shaniqea; brothers, Ryhiem, Kyhiem,  Marchiem, Tajhiem, Marcus, Donovan, Jahaim, TJ, Nyssir, Yammir, and Terrell; grandmother,  Roslyn Hartman; fifty three nieces and nephews, eight great nieces and nephews, a host of  aunts, uncles, cousins and so many friends. And we can’t forget the Zy squad, Lil Tony, Abdur,  Morgan, Nae-Nae and Kaya.  

He is gone but will never be forgotten!!!

 

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Services

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Tuesday
April 12, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Philadelphia, PA 19140

Prayer Service
Tuesday
April 12, 2022

11:00 AM
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Philadelphia, PA 19140

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