Alexander Milan Grant
January 8, 1998 – August 18, 2020
Alexander Milan Grant was born on January 8, 1998, in Tallahassee, Florida to his beloved mother, Tenisha Rigby. As a devoted and loving son, grandson, great-grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend, Alexander brought joy to all who were blessed to share his life. Through his intelligence, confidence, broad smile, and fantastic wit, he had the ability to easily engage and forge meaningful friendships with numerous people. As an aspiring artist, accomplished pianist, charismatic social media influencer Alexander brightened the day of everyone he contacted.
Alexander graduated from Lincoln High School and attended the University of South Florida where he majored in Global Business. Alexander had a special affinity for languages and spoke fluent Mandarin Chinese, however he also taught himself a multitude of different languages such as Japanese and Korean. He served as an aspiring social media influencer working with companies like Kraft Nissan as their Social Media Administrator and Photographer. More importantly Alexander inspired all he came in to contact with to be the best versions of themselves. He participated as a member of Youth Leadership Tallahassee, Class 11, were he was chosen to represent them on a committee of politicians, business owners, and chamber of commerce members for quarterly discussions on recruitment, selection, and curriculum for Youth Leadership Tallahassee. More recently, he created “Here in Spirit”, his solely owned and operated social media business. Alexander was an active member of Emerge Church, Tallahassee, Florida.
Alexander is lovingly remembered by his devoted mother, Tenisha Rigby (Tallahassee); father, Walter (Tampa); Grant grandparents, Ronald and Rose Rigby (Tallahassee); grandfather, Ernest Adam (Tampa); great-grandmother, Mary Coleman (Tallahassee) who was preceded in death by Alexander’s beloved great-grandfather, Charles Coleman “Granddaddy”; preceded in death his great-grand parents Darius and Daisy Rigby; aunt, Itasha Rigby (Tallahassee); dearest cousin/brother, Shakim Carr (Tallahassee); great-uncle and great-aunt, Charles and Cathy Coleman (Bradenton); great-uncle and great-aunt, Robert and Sonya Little (Tampa); great-aunt Rutha Lumpkin who was preceded in death by great-uncle Robert Lumpkin; great-uncle and great-aunt Sol and Wanda Holiday; great-uncle and great-aunt Frank and Argatha Gilmore; great-uncle and great-aunt Floyd and Janci Rigby; great-uncle William Rigby; great-uncle Ardra Rigby, Great-great uncle, Travis Coleman (Toledo); aunt, Nikki Williams (Tampa); aunt, Latoya Waymon (Tampa); uncle, Elliot Davis (Tampa); uncle, Mark Grant (Tampa); cousins, Ryan and Maeghann Swanson (New York); cousins, Isaiah Little and Jordan Little (Tampa); and a host of extended family and close friends in Crystal River, Tampa, Miami, Toledo, New York and several other cities across the U.S. and abroad.
Alexander is dearly loved and his memory will carry on in our hearts forever.
Psalm 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
There will be a memorial on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Culley’s Funeral Home, 1737 Riggins Road, Tallahassee FL. Due to the current CDC restrictions only Family will be in attendance. For your convenience and safety, a recording will be posted for all to pay your final respect. The Family appreciates your understanding at this time.
"Here in Spirit" -AMG
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Alexander Milan Grant
September 18, 2020
I didn’t have any family in Tampa when I decided to attend USF in 2016, but shortly after moving I met Alex. He introduced me to friends I still consider close today. He was my family in Tampa. We kept in touch and I was lucky enough to receive some very kind words from him shortly before he passed. I will always cherish our last conversations.
September 16, 2020
Alex was one of my closest friends at our time together in USF. Everyday, Alex, Darshan and I walked to and from class together. We spent every single day together doing a various number of things.
One spring break Alex decided to stay with me and my friends visiting for the week. These are some of the best memories I have with him. He was always dancing, smiling, and captivating every room he was in. I have so many videos of Alex dancing that bring me so much joy.
Alex made sure to make the most out of everyday. He never took one moment fore granted. He lived in every moment. These are things I will take with me forever.
Everyday I’ve seen signs that you’re still with me and I cherish all of them. I love and miss you so much Alex. Lucky doesn’t even begin to describe how fortunate I am to have been a part of your world.
My condolences go out to his family, friends, and everyone grieving right now. I pray for healing and strength. Alex would want to be celebrated in the highest.
Forever my guardian angel, Alexander Milan Grant. LLAMG🕊
September 14, 2020
I remember inviting Alex to Thanksgiving as everyone was going home and he didn't have the chance to go home himself. He quickly became part of my family and everyone welcomed him.