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Rodney Lightfoot-Stringer

May 12, 1987 ~ June 6, 2022 (age 35)

Obituary

Rodney Rashawn Lightfoot-Stringer, affectionately known as “Man-Man” or “Hot Rod” to his close friends and family, was born on May 12, 1987, in Detroit, Michigan, to his loving parents, Linda F. Stringer and James H. Lightfoot, Jr.
 

At the age of 3, Rodney went to live with his dad, James, and stepmom, Tina, where he spent the next thirteen years, all the way through high school. He loved skating and enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Niagara Falls, Kansas City, Missouri, and Mississippi, as well as spending time and traveling with his other siblings. As a young adult, he earned extra cash by working as a decoy in the Youth and Alcohol Program with the Detroit Police Department. His task was to attempt to purchase cigarettes and alcohol from local businesses, which netted a large number of successful buys.
 

Rodney was always an ambitious and charismatic individual. From his childhood years and through adulthood, Rodney absolutely loved cars; he had the best collection of Hot Wheels as a child that NO ONE was allowed to touch, and as an adult he had some very nice vehicles as well that NO ONE was allowed to drive. After migrating to Ohio, Rodney developed an interest in becoming a mixologist—he was extremely good at it, too. In his later years, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, and during his time there he embarked on many career opportunities that some people only dreamed of. Rodney would always WOW the crowd with his live personality, his quick comebacks, and his amazing smile.


Rodney was a person who told you the truth about yourself, but it was always out of love. He would give a person the clothes off his back if they needed it, and those memories of him will last forever. Rodney loved his mother, father, friends, and family very dearly, and he wouldn’t let anyone come against them.
 

He truly left a legacy here on Earth.
 

Rodney was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Eula M. Stringer, and maternal grandfather, Frank L. Stringer.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his mother, Linda F. Stringer; father, James H. Lightfoot, Jr.; stepmom, Tina Lightfoot; grandmother, Helen Cabean; adopted mom, Queen Cooper; siblings, Norvel, also known as Ann (Marlan), Chico (Rodlyn), Shareta (Courtney), James III, also known as Jamie (Vonetta), Brandon (Brittany), and baby brother, De Anté, who will all miss him dearly; cousins, Ruqiayah (Jorrel) Carse, April Stringer, Victoria Lathon, Kristen (Delvonta) Davis, and Valen Stringer, who were more like siblings to him than cousins; aunts, Frankie Stringer, Sheela Stringer, Lora Stringer, and Vickie Stringer; uncles, Rodney Stringer and Cedric Stringer; and a heap of other cousins, aunts, uncles, and most of all close friends who will forever cherish his memory.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
June 17, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Mt. Nebo Baptist Church
2100 Aberdeen Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211

Celebration of Life
Friday
June 17, 2022

1:00 PM
Mt. Nebo Baptist Church
2100 Aberdeen Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211
 

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