Roy Rucker Jr., 39, peacefully departed this life on Saturday, December 5, 2020. He was born on March 28, 1981 in Danbury, Connecticut to Tangella Thomas and Roy Rucker Sr.
Roy graduated from Fort Meade High School in Anne Arundel County and then attended the Computer Learning Center in Laurel, MD.
As we all know, Roy’s greatest passion was rap music. He was an avid rap artist known as “Roc”, aka “The Prince of MD”. He enjoyed writing and performing his music. He was also a talented freestyler. A few of his songs that he was most proud of were “Pound Cake”, “Talking Loud” and “Right Now”.
Roy will always be remembered for his friendly, warm, and kind-hearted spirit. He was always the life of the party and brought joy in so many ways. His kids, niece and nephew were the apple of his eye.
In the spring of 2019, Roy gave his life to Christ. He faithfully attended i5 City Church in Glen Burnie, MD. His most recent passion was helping others through drug ministry/mentoring.
Roy was preceded in death by three grandparents: Mary Thomas Cooper, Richard Cooper, and Margaret Rucker, and a brother-like cousin, Earl Burke.
Roy leaves to cherish his memory two wonderful children, Kennedy Roi-Alise Rucker and Jesse James Corley, a loving and devoted mother, Tangella Knight, father, Roy Rucker Sr., an adoptive father, Victor Johnson Sr., a loving and devoted brother, Victor Johnson Jr. (Chanel), two half-brothers: Robert Rucker and Joshua Rucker, a half-sister, Stephanie Rucker Capizza, a grandmother, Gloria Westbrook, a grandfather, Gregory Webb (Shirley), his second mother, Monica Adkins (Randy), five aunts: America Cockrell (Herman), Melinda Sylvia, Walteryne Thomas, Carolyn Webb, and Marceda Reed, three uncles: Elbert Richardson, Russell Thomas, and Bruce Wilson, a nephew, Victor Earl Johnson, a niece, Regan Johnson, a brother-like cousin, Dale Brown Jr., two special cousins: Tiffany Thomas and Danyette Robinson and a host of other family and friends.