Demetrius Tyrone Cosby, born to Pamela Cosby and father, Donald James on March 13, 1969, died at the age of 30 from gun shot wounds. Robert Costy adopted Demetrius Cosby as a newborn. He was raised at Faith Temple Pentecostal Church, of Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Rosemary Cosby - Overseer and founder and her four children, Pamela, Rosalind, Ernest and Debbie, started the church in 1961. Mama and her four children, walked the highways on the cold days of January.
Demetrius was baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost at an early age, and was also the director of the Junior Choir of Faith Temple Church at six years old. He attended Roland Hall School and Alta High School in Salt Lake city, Utah.His parents were called to a mission in Indianapolis, Indiana to establish another Faith Temple Church, and Demetrius, at the age of 13, relocated with Rosemary, known as "Mama", his natural grandmother and Robert C. Cosby, Rosemary's husband. Through adoption, Demetrius became his son.
Demetrius walked away from the church in 1992. He tried to come back after Mama died. (Mama's death affected him.) When he walked away from the church, he wanted to be a superstar. He had the gift of preaching. He had won awards for public speaking and was an honor student in speech in high school and college, but he wanted to be a famous superstar in vocal and failed.
Demetrius attended Park Tudor College Prep School and graduated with honors. He was accepted into Butler University and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was a genius!
Demetrius departed from this life on April 7, 1999. He was preceded in death by his grandmother (and through adoption, became her son/Demetrius and Samuel, his brother, became Mama's sons and heirs), Dr. Rosemary Redmon Cosby and great-grandmother Myrtle Johnson. Demetrius leaves to mourn, "adopted" father, Robert C. Cosby, sister and aunt Deborah Branich and Uncle John Branich, sister and aunt, Rosalind E. Cazares and uncle Mark Cazares, brother and uncle Ernest Walton and aunt Bridgette Walton, sister and brother-in-law, Candace and James Grant, brothers, Otha James, Samuel P. Cosby, Donald James and Clintel, first cousins, Mary Martha Harris Cosby, Joel Cosby, Danny Cosby, Joy and David Cosby, Adrian Jefferson, John Mark and Quintin Jefferson, and Denise Jefferson. Second cousins: Adrian, Isaiah, Adrel and Rosemary Elaine Jefferson and Janet Cooper. Aunts and uncle Louise Allen, Elizabeth Wright and Russell Johnson.
Funeral services were be held Saturday, April 17, 1999 at 12 noon at the Faith Temple Pentecostal Church, 1510 So. Richard St. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.
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