YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Akira Boatwright passed on Thursday, August 3, 2023. He was 24.

Akira was born August 2, 1999 in Youngstown, Ohio to Shondale Phifer and Patricia Rowe.

He loved music and even more, his family and children.

Akira leaves behind to cherish his memory, his parents; son, La’Quantea Boatwright of Youngstown, Ohio; daughters, Ja;Onna and ZeNaya Boatwright of Youngstown, Ohio; brothers, James Alli, Jaemikal Beatty, Jaeshon Beatty ans sisters, Taylor Phifer, Champaigne Phifer, Cariasja McQueen, Jaelynne Beatty, Mehiah Howell and Ta’J Rowe.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Curtis Wood.

Funeral services will take place Saturday, August 19, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Augustine Funeral Home, 75 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown, OH 44507 (234) 254-8403. Friends may call at 12:00 p.m.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Akira Dontae Boatwright, please visit our floral store.

A television tribute will air Thursday, August 17 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.