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MALYK TYON DUMAS entered this world on April 24, 1997, at OSU North Hospital, located in Columbus, Ohio, to his overjoyed parents, Temika Dumas and Harry Lathon. He joined the family with a vibrant soul and a very playful spirit. Malyk mainly attended Mifflin Highschool, and was loved by his peers. Even with the hardships he faced in life, Malyk pursued his education, receiving his GED in 2020. Malyk enjoyed spending much of his time with his loved ones. He was naturally a good communicator, very confident, very charismatic, and good with his words, never holding back what he felt needed to be said.
He loved listening to music, including artists like Gherbo and Young Pappy, but he especially love listening to some Nicki Minaj. He also enjoyed watching live sports with his friends and family, taking selfies and videos, boxing, and spray-painting art.
He had a love for life and just really seemed to enjoy living as a free spirit, taking every opportunity he was given to have a good time. He loved his family and enjoyed spending most of his time in the company of those he not only loved, but people who also valued and loved him as well. He absolutely loved the kids, and they loved and adored him and his playful energy. Like the free spirit he was, he did a number of interesting things throughout his lifetime. Although his life was short, he experienced the
simple joys of love, laughter, and happiness.
Malyk was found unresponsive on August 2, 2023. He was then sent to OSU North, where he fought for his life until God called him to peace on August 22, 2023. Malyk will be truly missed. He was so sweet and soft hearted, and absolutely hilarious; he would literally have you laughing the whole time he was in your presence. He had a child-like spirit with a heart of gold, the kind where he would give you the shirt off his back if you truly needed it. He was a light in this world, never wanting to see people down and out.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Betty Timmons; grandfather, Raymond Page; little cousin, Antwan Bowman; big cousins, Deshone Dumas and Dominique Thornton; big brother, Harry Lee Lathon, Jr.; and uncles, Manuel Page and Raymond Page.
He was survived by: his mother and best friend, Temika Dumas; father, Harry Lathon; stepfathers, William Poindexter (Nook) and Izell Westmoreland; brothers, Jermaine (Jay) and My’kal (Kal) Lathon; sisters, Nookeylah (Meylah) and Temisha (Misha) Poindexter, Tydrea Montgomery, Shamika Lathon, My’mika Lathon, and Kanaisha Bryant (Nay); grandmothers, Sharon Dumas and Samella Lathon; grandfather, Albert Smith and William Kendricks; aunts, Monica Dumas, RoshondacDumas, Felicia Lathon, and Tyesha Lathon; uncle, Terrance Lathon; niece, Queenie; numerous, numerous cousins; special aunt, Alexis Rivers; special cousin, Raven Bowman, Twanasha Bowman, Kiera Burnette, and Jamiah Page; and special friends, Dersheauna Thompas and Carlje Saunders. Malyk meant so much to his family and friends. We will miss his energy, his laugh, his smile, his love, his friendship, and so many other things about him that we will cherish in our memory.
He will forever be in our hearts.