Darnell Nicholas Peoples made his earthly debut on Friday, January 2, 1998,\nco-starring with his mom LaVora N. Peoples and his dad Darnell A.\nDarlington, Sr. at D.C. General Hospital Washington, D.C.\nDarnell was affectionately known as (Nyko/Sonshine #1) by his mom, (D-\nNell) by his dad, (Lil Darnell/Nell/Brodie) by his siblings and other relatives,\n(Boosie) by his friends. He was dedicated at three months old at King\nEmmanuel Baptist Church, N.W., by the late Rev. Dr. Harold C. Hunter, Sr.\nand at the age of seven he was baptized at Spirit of Faith Christian Center,\nTemple Hills MD by Dr. Michael Freeman. I am grateful that Darnell knew\nthe Lord. The community and his friends have spoken about his mannerism,\nhow great it was, and that he was always the same. \nHe attended D.C. Public and Charter schools, where he had received many\nachievement awards, awards for art, creativity and even an award for the\ndebate team, yes he was “ The Great Debater”. Lol He was so creative that\nhe made his own tattoo tool. \nDarnell would hold a debate with you on any topic, religion, politics, down to\nseafood and eggs. He just loved to debate. Sometimes as his mom I would\ntell him to just be quiet and again, he had to debate. He had one of the most\ninfectious smiles. You could be having a bad moment and his smile would\nbrighten you right up. He really loved his family and friends. He was a great\nprotector of them all. \nHe was called an old man by his grandmother, Terry, because he would be\nleaving home for work at (Academy Bus Transportation) with his lunch bag\nand snacks. She would always tell him to have an awesome day. He would\njust laugh at her and tell her he loved her more. He had a wonderful\nrelationship with both of his grandmothers, Jean Darlington and Terry\nPeoples-Stewart. Becoming his grandmother brought both of them great\njoy. \nDarnell loved to eat, he was a great fan of his mom’s cooking especially her\ncaribbean dishes, well let’s just say anything she would cook. He will truly\nbe missed. He loved playing football, fishing, and his love for dancing. You\nhaven’t seen anyone do Prince like him. He was so happy when he caught\nhis first big fish. \n\nHe was preceded in death by his aunt, Silecia Darlington, great-aunt Tammy\nKing, great-uncle Carlos Peters, Sr., two great grandmothers, Jannie King,\nEthel Peoples, two grandfathers, Micheal Barnes, and Vincent C. King. A\nvery special cousin, Kim Peoples-Brown. One brother, Darve’ll Darlington\nand many other relatives and friends. \nHe leaves to cherish his memory with his parents, LaVora N. Peoples,\nDarnell A. Darlington, Sr. and bonus mom, Lisa Hunt. One great-\ngrandmother, Margaret Darlington, two grandmothers, Jean Darlington, and\nTerry Peoples-Stewart. Siblings two sisters, Justice Johnson, and A’ Niya\nGiles, six brothers, Kyrie Tinsely, Nehemiah Peoples, Darnell Darlington, Jr.,\nDiesel Darlington, Ayden and Aris Lovelace, one bonus cousin/brother\nMecah Peoples. One aunt, JerKenya Blunt, two uncles, Dontue’ Peoples, Sr.,\nand Darnte’ Darlington. A host of other relatives and many friends.