We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at PCFH-Lockland
Terrell Lamar Merrill was born on January 22, 2004, to Tiffany Davis and Kevin Merrill. Terrell is a vibrant young man who is loved by so many. He was schooled by his big brother, Tevin Merrill. Terrell’s nickname as a child was “Rell” aka “Mouth of the House”. Yaco Rowland, Terrell’s other big brother, was born less than 30 days from each other. From two years old until now these boys have a bond like no other. Terrell was doted on, and although he was the baby for 14 years, he was always a leader. As a child, Terrell was funny, smart, outgoing and constantly had joy. He always smiled, loved to talk, crack jokes and be the center of attention. Ras Menelik Rowland aka Mixx, is Terrell’s Dad. He has had his hands on Terrell and contributed and blossomed him into the young man he is.
Terrell was a scholar. He loved school at an early age. His favorite subjects were Science and Math. Terrell has an impressive educational and work Resume. He attended McCormick Elementary School in Clermont County, Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School in Laurel, MD, Woodford Paideia Alliance Academy, Withrow University and Woodward High School. He completed his high school education at Hillcrest Academy. In December 2021, he graduated as an honor student with a 3.5 GPA. Terrell was proficient in Microsoft Programing and completed the course at Hillcrest Academy. This was a seven-year program at Hillcrest, and he was the only student in the seven-year period to successfully com-plete the Microsoft Proficiency Program. Terrell received recognition for several accomplishments, receiving numerous awards and certifications. In January 2020, he received his CPR, first aid and OSHA certifications. In October 2021, he made the honor roll at Hillcrest Academy and in November 2021, he received the Most Improved Student Award. Terrell also enjoyed Art and received recognition from the City of Cincinnati. Terrell was also skilled in Landscaping, time management, analytical thinking, multi-tasking, problem solving, organization and emotional intelligence to name a few of his gifted qualities. He was also excellent in providing Community Service at Lee Chapel.
Terrell was the epitome of being a sports fan and was an avid football player at the age of five when he started playing for the Evanston Bulldogs and transferred to the Cincinnati Cardinals until he was 12 years old. He also played football at Woodward High School. He enjoyed hanging out with friends, classmates, socializing and going to parties. He was the ultimate Fortnite Video Game Player. He liked to dance, collect gym shoes and he loved to dress. He was never the one to shy away from the camera as he loved taking pictures. He met soooo many people and prided himself on knowing a lot of people.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his mother, Tiffany Davis; his dad, Ras Menelik Rowland; brothers, Tevin Merrill and Yaco Rowland; his Paw Paw, Terrence Davis, Sr. (Sonya); grandmothers, Nana Tina Hill Harris (Eugene), Brenda Zabad and Patricia Merrill; great-grandparents, Savannah Hill, Granny, Andrew Whaley, Sr. (Mattie) and Ms. Phyllis Austin; a little sister, Trinity Stallworth; god-sisters, Timple and Tiaj Smith; and an abundance of uncles, aunts, siblings, cousins, friends and family.
Until the Pandemic, he was an active member of the Lee Chapel Youth Choir. Terrell will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.