Ronald Earl LaGrone was born on December 22, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan. He was the seventh of eleven children to the union of Willie and Lona LaGrone. Ronald was a kind and loving brother, father, and friend who was loved by many and liked by all. He was known as “Uncle Ron”, aka “Detroit”, even to siblings, cousins, and friends. If you didn't know Ronald you wanted to know him. His strong, smooth, and confident demeanor captivated any room. He was “that dude”.
During his early years, the family moved from Detroit, Michigan to Las Vegas, Nevada. From there, they stopped in Seattle, Washington before ending up in Portland, Oregon where he attended Peninsula school as well as Lincoln and Roosevelt high school. Ronald excelled in sports like basketball, football and baseball. Oh, and let's not forget about his speed. He used to say “nobody can catch me, I'm fast as lightning”. He was an all American great athlete.
Ronald's greatest accomplishment are his two daughters with Nikita. DeQuisha and Sanita are the love of his life. He was a big softy when it came to his girls. A hard exterior with a soft interior. Quisha acts just like him and Sanita is a spitting image of him. Three peas in a pod.
Ronald was a girl dad, but he was blessed with a stepson, Rashawn, and five grandsons, Keevontye, Keondre, Michael III, Damonee, and Braylon whom he loved and adored.
He played a major part in so many lives. He was the best brother, father, uncle, and friend. He loved his nieces, nephews, and extended family just like they were his own. He was everyone's favorite uncle. He loved everyone and everyone loved him.
Ronald was preceded in death by his mother, Lona LaGrone; father, Willie LaGrone; brothers, Darryl and George; and sisters, Gwen and Valerie.
He leaves to mourn his memory his brothers, LeAnnis, Alleny, Reginald, and Randell; sisters, Angela and Leanice; children, Quisha LaGrone-Dickey (Bobby Dickey) and Sanita LaGrone; stepson, Rashawn Anderson; grandchildren, Keevontye Collier, Keondre Collier, Michael Belcha III, Damonee Ali, and Braylon Dickey; great-grandchild, Kahmari Belcha; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family & friends.
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