Terrence Clarke
Terrence Clarke
Terrence Clarke

Obituary of Terrence Clarke

Terrence Adrian Clarke was born on September 6th, 2001 to Osmine Clarke and Adrian Briggs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. Sadly, we’re gathered here today to honor his earthly life, which he tragically departed from far too soon. As the result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on April 22, 2021, Terrence transitioned, at the age of 19. For as long as we can remember Terrence has loved the game of Basketball! Many believe that his journey began at Young Achievers, but his family will tell you that he’s been clutching a basketball ever since he could walk. As a kid, he idolized Rajon Rondo, who played for the Celtics. Terrence even went so far as to wear a green head and wristband, as he walked around the house daily, with the ball tucked under his left arm. His passion was supported, and his talents developed as he attended Roxbury Prep, Smith Davis Leadership Academy, the Rivers School, and Brewster Academy. Over the years he cultivated a network of NBA Players, Coach’s & Mentors who began to pour into him and his Dream of one day becoming a Boston Celtic himself. His GOD-given talents coupled with his vast network put him on the NBA fast track. Terrence chose to enhance said talents by joining the University of Kentucky Team before being cleared and announcing his decision to enter the NBA draft on March 19th, 2021. One day before his untimely demise, Terrence signed with Klutch Sports where he fell, just shy of achieving his life’s destiny. Terrence's love for basketball was extraordinary! He was dedicated to becoming one of the greatest basketball players of all time. As a Boston native, his dream was to be a beacon of light for the youth in his hometown and his mission was to help uplift others by giving back to his community. Terrence was a humble, giving, loving, and personable child. He had a beautiful, bright, infectious, and contagious smile that lit up every room he entered. He would speak to everyone he encountered but he especially loved his family and was extremely excited whenever his family was around. Affectionately & forever known to those who Loved him most as Terry, T &/or T Clarke, and Little T. Left to cherish his memory: His parents Osmine Clarke and Adrian Briggs. His siblings Tatyana Gray, Gavin Clarke, Adrianne Briggs. His Grandparents: Ingrid Clarke, Terrence Clarke, Laurence Liverpool, Annmarie Briggs, and George Archibald. His Great Grandparents: Elaine Joyce Goodwin, Herman Forde, late Bernice, and Norman Briggs. His Uncle Dexter Clarke, Auntie “Ann” Andrea Brown-Clarke, Aunt Dionne Archibald and Uncles Raheem and Hakeem Clarke, John Morant, Dale, Darren, Dexter Archibald, and Dexter Foy. Marilyn Martin, Sharon, Deborah and Caren Briggs, also Louise Boxill, Joanne Antoine and Patricia Bowman. His Great Uncles: Compton Bowman, David Martin and Desmond Antoine. As well as his cousins from the Briggs, Watson, Martin, Archibald, Cummings, Boxill, Clarke, Sweeney, Bowman, Dixxon, Welch, Holloway, Watkins, and Warton families. His godparents and a host of other relatives and friends. Coaches: John Calipari, Brandon Ball, Todd Quarles, Jason Smith, Tony Richard, Willie Maye, Al Rue. Friends: Jamari Foy, Alexis Reyes, Josh Rosoboro, Keon Foy, BJ Boston, Juice, Russ, Bensley Joseph, Sharife Cooper, Cade Cunningham, and Jamel Shaheed. Host NBA Players: Donovan Mitchell, Jayson Tatum, JR Smith, Talen Horton Tucker, Kevin Durant, Jaylen Brown, Hamidou Diallo, Paul George, Cam Reddish, Anthony Edwards, Bradley Beal, Jalen Lecque, Shabazz Napier, Wayne Selden, Kemba Walker, and Marcus Smart. Rest in Peace, "Terry" your memory will forever live on. We loved you here on earth, but GOD loved you more. Rest in the arms of Jesus.
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