OBITUARY

Emmanuel Nicholas Nii Armah Hammond

March 29, 1997October 29, 2018

Emmanuel Nicholas Hammond affectionately known in various circles as, Nickelodeon, Man-Man or Flash, was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 29th 2018. He was a native Oklahoman, although he was born in Accra,Ghana, He migrated to the USA with his family when he was only 4 months old earning him another nickname as the Basket Baby because most people remember him being carried everywhere in his baby basket! Nicholas grew up very compassionate and humble. He had a drive and determination about him, which allowed him to be steadfast and know what he wanted out of this world. He was fun loving, a kind and gentle soul. His happy place was in his room playing the PS4 online with his friends. He would barely talk, but he was so relaxed and gave off such a calm and non judgmental demeanor which made people feel safe and accepted whenever they came in contact with him. From a very early age Nicholas loved sports and participated in various sporting activities. He was best at playing base ball and a great soccer player but his all time favorite was football. He was so good he could play any position he was assigned, either as an offensive or defensive player. In one game, he scored seven touch downs. A great achievement indeed. He was a darling of his coaches in every sport he played. At one point his soccer couch asked his Mom if he was sure her son was only six years old! The coach said he played like he was twelve years old. Nii Armah graduated from South Moore High School in May of 2016. He always wanted to help people which is why he enrolled in college to study criminal justice with the hope of being a police detective. He said, “I want to keep people safe and help the people who can’t help themselves.” He had a deep concern for the welfare of others. Even on his sick bed in the hospital he always asked the nurses how they were doing. This always surprised the nurses and they knew he was a special young man. Nii Armah is gone from this life but he’s not lost. We know that he’s in a special place in the arms of Jesus and that one day we all shall see him again. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Nathan Myers-Antiaye
  • Sydney Hammond
  • Sydney Lartey
  • Daniel Pedraza
  • Gabe Cuevas
  • Brandon Lam

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Wake Service Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 10, 2018
REMEMBERING

Emmanuel Nicholas Nii Armah Hammond

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Julie Pinkston

November 9, 2018

Julie Pinkston

November 9, 2018

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November 9, 2018

Julie Pinkston

November 9, 2018

Coach Ted, Julie, and Trevor Pinkston

November 9, 2018

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Emmanuel. He was such a joy during those years of Bears Football. We send prayers and comfort to his wonderful family. Our fond memories of ManMan will not fade away.

SEBASTIAN NEIL

November 6, 2018

Loved coaching him in football. He was an awesome kid who always had a smile on his face.
So sad to hear this. Prayers for him and his family from our family and the MOORE BEARS football family

Greg Cole

November 6, 2018

I got news of Emmanuel's passing a couple of days ago. I knew "Man man" as a youngster whom I coached in Football. A bright young man with a love for football. It was a joy to have known him. My condolences and Prayers to the family.

Samantha Bivens

November 2, 2018

Emmanuel was a sweet, kind, and funny guy. When we were in junior high, he was a student aide and so was I. One day, we decided to walk to the gym and play basketball. Officer Loyd was in the gym and asked if we wanted to play 2 on 1. I remember him shaking his head, smiling, because officer Loyd was kicking our butt in basketball!! That is something I will never forget. May he rest in peace. Prayers to the family.

FROM THE FAMILY