Tracy LaMont Singleton, 57, passed away unexpectedly at his home on February 1, 2019 in Tacoma, Washington. Born in Philadelphia PA, he was the son of Barbara J. Singleton and the late Donald Leroy Singleton Sr. “Trace”, as we affectionately called him, was baptized at New Gethsemane Baptist Church and became a member at an early age.
He started his first job when he was 12 years old. He was educated in the Philadelphia public school system. In 1979, Tracy dropped out of Martin Luther King High School to join the US Army, where he was a cook and there, he received his GED. While in the Army he met Carol Brown. After being honorably discharged on April 28, 1988, the two were married and had 3 children through this union.
Tracy swam like a fish. He was on Martin Luther King High School Swim Team and won several trophies. He was a life guard at several pools and was honored by the American Red Cross as a certified lifeguard.
Tracy was in Gymnastics at East Germantown Recreation Center (Lonnie Young) and in High School winning trophies doing flips, cart wheels, backhand springs, the uneven bars, and the rings.
Tracy was crazy about music and dancing. He danced in contests with a club called CCJ (Chocolate City Jammers) when he was younger. He was a DJ and he would DJ at house parties and block parties. Tracy loved Prince and Parliament-Funkadelic. He had a passion for playing pool, darts, chess and he also played the drums for years. Tracy loved playing video games. He played online with thousands of people including us.
Tracy loved all Chinese movies. Bruce Lee was his favorite. We called him “The Karate Kid” because he would do karate on everybody he knew. We thought he was half Chinese because he wore their clothes (Tang Suites), down to the shoes, and ate rice everyday with every meal. He loved all the Philadelphia Sports Teams especially the Philadelphia Eagles. He was so happy when they finally won a championship.
Tracy was a Chef by trade and an outstanding cook. When he came home, he would cook giant meals for everyone to enjoy. He loved his Dad’s chili.
Tracy was preceded in death by his father, Donald Leroy Singleton Sr., and his wife Carol (Brown) Singleton.
He leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Coretha Steel (Lane) of Tacoma, Washington, Shandell Leggin (Erick) of Arlington, Texas; one son, Tracy-T- Cubean of Tacoma Washington; his mother, Barbara J. Singleton of Philadelphia PA; one brother, Donald L. Singleton Jr. (Carol) of San Diego California; four sisters, Kim Haymen (Eddie), Donna Singleton, Robin Singleton (Ernest) all of Philadelphia PA, Wanda Singleton-Byrd (Randolph) of Coatesville PA; 6 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
The family is planning a Memorial Service will be held 11 AM, Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Golden Star Baptist Church, 1635 North 27th Street, Philadelphia, PA. Interment will be private. The attire for the service is Eagles Gear.
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