“On Friday October 26,2018 early in the morning at 2:33am Mr. Arnelius D’Ricco Howell 38, heard the voice of the Lord saying come unto me and rest and he now join the Heavenly choir.
On January 30, 1980 Arnelius D’Ricco Howell was born at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on a cold and icy day, but yet his parents persevered. He was the only son born to Cornelius and Emory Howell.
Ricco graduated from Tulsa McLain High School in 1997. As a McLain Scots Basketball Player, he had a left hand hook that was a guaranteed bucket. Ricco would do his left hand finger roll it was angelic and smooth like jazz. When Ricco got ahold of the ball he would change the dynamics of the game. He was Coach Luther Peagues special weapon. Coach Peagues’ called him Bailey Howell.
In 1999, he began working at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Texas and was a high performing employee. He was a high achiever with a productivity level that exceeded company expectations, even consistently breaking monthly revenue records. From there, he attended Tech School seeking an HVAC Certification. He worked for FedEx and Bank of America in Seattle Washington for a period of time.
Ricco brought three beautiful daughters into the world, Briana Ri’Chelle Howell with Deanna Listenbee, Ri’Aree Saschae- Jane Howell with Zarina Robinson and Kejai’lah Michelle Nicole Howell with Tanya Verner. He raised RuQuan Savion Brown as his son, including supporting him through his football career with Deion Sanders Truth organization, helping him to gain the attention of Division I football college scouts.
On October 26, 2018 our Heavenly Father called another warrior home and he transitioned from this earthly life into his heavenly position where he was united with his maternal grandparents, James Henry Diggs and Thelma Jean Colbert-Hall; his paternal grandparents Taft Howell, Sr. and Ollie B Howell; his father Cornelius Nick Howell; aunt Lottie Mae and uncle Kenneth Crawford along with his two favorite uncles, Steven Goff and great uncle Daniel Colbert. He was also preceded by his close friend, Demario Harris.
He leaves to celebrate his life: his mother Emory J Howell; his sister Nicole Rishard in Dallas, TX; his four children, Briana, RuQuan, Ri’Aree and Kejai’lah, aka “Pooka” in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dallas, TX, Seattle Washington and Washington D.C.; His uncles Ollie and Roberta Howell, Taft and Mary Jean Howell, Valandus Howell, Mary Ann Howell-Goff, Yolanda Revels from Tulsa, OK, Njuna Colbert-Haynes, from Dallas, TX, Nicole and Aaron Jacobson, in Tulsa, OK; his uncle Gary Diggs, of Sarasota Florida and Kenneth Diggs in Sacramento California and Michael Diggs of Okmulgee, OK; his niece, Sgt Amori Colbert, in Oahu Hawaii; nephews, Corey and Cody Dooley residing in Chicago Illinois and Lincoln Nebraska on college football scholarships; cousins, Derek, Stephanie, Yolanda Goff and Malan Owens from Tulsa, OK, Ben Taylor, Dallas, TX, Fred and Fred and Joella Taylor from Tulsa, Ok, Rodney Haynes Jr., Marisa and Joey, Lydia and Samaria Haynes from Dallas, TX; great uncles and aunts Albert and Erma Heath, Terry and Lela Jones, Arthur and Joella George, Charles and Lenora Colbert, Al and Linda Colbert and Jeff and Paul Colbert; Godparents, Lonnie and Martha Vaughan, Teddy and Zelma Tate; his God sisters and brothers Jason, Damon, Branon, Amanda Vaughan and Gabrielle Lynn Dunn and Derek Tate, and a host of other aunts, uncles, cousins and family and friends.
A Celebration will taken place on Saturday November 3, 2018 at 2:00pm Full Gospel Family Outreach Ministries 1906 N. Evanston Pl. Tulsa, Oklahoma 74110 with Senior Pastor Harold W. Jones,Eulogist
“D’Ricco will take his final rest at Crown Hill Cemetery Tulsa, Oklahoma. “When caring truly matters DYER cares.” 918-425-5549