Adarius AJ Barber Monday, November 13, 2000 - Sunday, August 6, 2017

Adarius Amar Jarreau was born to Athayna Annette Barber-McElwee and Tony Donrel Union Sr. on November 13, 2000. Adarius was born at Bethany Medical Center weighing 8 lbs 6.5oz, truly born “Adarius the Gentle Giant”. Adarius started his educational journey at the early age of 3 years old, where he attended Bryant Head Start. He then went onto John F. Kennedy for preschool and New Stanley for kindergarten. Hazel Grove is where he completed his elementary education. Adarius was promoted to the 6th grade at Coronado Middle School, and then continued his 7th and 8th grade years at West Middle School. Currently he was attending Washington High School as he was preparing for his junior year. At an early age, Adarius accepted Christ where he attended Rejoicing Temple C.O.G.I.C. and continued his praise and worship as a baptized member of New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church. Adarius’s love for anime, Star Wars, video games, books, music and last but not least football was all that he talked about. His passion for football was so electrifying; you would always see him with a football in his hands or on the field during his spare time. Nobody could keep “Tat Tat” away from the field. Due to his love for football and continuous dedication, Adarius was promoted to Captain during summer camp. The last positions he played were Guard and Defensive Tackle. Also being a member of JROTC, uplifted his skill and tenacity in his programs, he began to receive boot camp invites and scholarship offers. Adarius loved spending time with his family and friends. Being the amazing big brother that he was, he never missed the opportunity to teach his siblings something new. He was always pushing them all to greater heights. Even though Adarius loved to teach his siblings, he was also a humble spirit that was willing to learn from them as well. Adarius truly lived up to the name given early on in age, “Adarius the Gentle Giant” and will be remembered by the many lives he touched. We give reverence to the dead through our service to the living.