Rahkeesh Tyree McMillan ascended into God's Kingdom on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC, following a lengthy illness. Rahkeesh was often known for his infectious smile and positive demeanor that would often lift the spirit of those around him. Rahkeesh will definitely be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Rahkeesh was born October 27, 1994, to LaTonya D. McMillan Yellock and Robert L. Streater. He was a member of Faith Tabernacle Oasis of Love Church under the leadership of the Late Pastor Robert E. McMillan and Bishop Dr. Ila D. McMillan. There he served in the Young Adult Choir and the Mime Ministry.
Rahkeesh attended Cedar Ridge High School and graduated in 2013. He was known for his love of sports where he excelled in lacrosse, football, basketball, and soccer. He was very popular and had a smile that would light up any room, which in turn granted him favor with the young ladies and his teachers. Rahkeesh was an avid Tarheel fan and fashion trendsetter just like his grandfather, the Late Walter D. McMillan, Sr.
Rahkeesh enjoyed eating and working with food. His passion for the culinary arts afforded him the opportunity to become the Assistant Chef at Phi Gamma Delta under the management of McCam Food and Janitorial Services, Inc. He was proud to be an integral part of his family legacy of McCam. He could come up with exotic recipes that were known for their hot spices, and interestingly tasty flavors. As a matter of fact, he had been eating hot sauce since the age of two. If you knew Rahkeesh, you knew he loved all sorts of seafood, especially sushi, oysters, and crab legs.
His past times consisted of playing basketball, watching sports, dancing, mudding with monster trucks, modeling, and shopping. His extensive shoe collection is all the proof needed that he loved to shop. He studied modeling with John Robert Powers Modeling and Acting Company, in Charlotte, NC, which provided him several opportunities to perform. The most memorable performance was a National Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he came in 2nd place for dancing and 1st place for modeling. When the modeling agency in California offered him a contract with the stipulation that he cut his long, flowing hair, he decided to abruptly end his modeling career. That was a big, fat, no for him. He will always be remembered for his charm with the ladies, his sense of humor, his individual style, and his undying love for his family.
Rahkeesh Tyree McMillan was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, the late Minister Walter D. McMillan, Sr. He leaves behind a loving family to carry on his legacy: his mother, LaTonya D. Yellock, his stepfather, Mitchell Yellock of Burlington, NC; his father, Robert L. Streater of Manassas, VA; his brothers, Mitchell Yellock, Jr, of the home; Elijah Neal, Robert Neal, of Chapel Hill, NC; his sisters, Makayla Clemmons, of Warrenton, VA. and Faith Streater, of Manassas, VA; his maternal grandmother, Teresa McMillan of Haw River, NC; his paternal grandparents, Vanessa Dunston of Hillsborough, NC, Ernest (Veronica) Smith of Queens, NY, Dwight Dunston of Raleigh, NC, Michael (Edna) Yellock of Mebane, NC; three aunts, Taneka Miles, of Haw River, NC, Waliceia McMillan, of Graham, NC., and Bonita Yellock of Mebane, NC; two uncles, Walter D. McMillan, Jr. of Raleigh, NC, Desmond Streater, of Hillsborough, NC. He also leaves behind two special cousins, Josiah and Amiya Brooks-McMillan, of Graham, NC; one god-father, Mark Holt of Hillsborough, NC; one god-mother, Natasha Stewart, of Bethesda, MD; two honorary brothers, Deontae Neal, and Giovanni Kenion and a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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