Malik J’Shaun Tyler was born on October 3, 2005 to the parentage of Latina Sanders and Wendell Tyler Jr. Malik attended school at Young Men’s Leadership Academy in Dallas, Texas. Malik had a heart of gold. He loved playing basketball with his friends and made sure they stayed on the right track. Malik was loved by many. His hobbies included playing video games, basketball, music, and he was definitely a comedian. He looked forward to going to his granny Jenny’s house every summer and on school breaks and holidays.
Malik is preceded in death by his grandfather, Michael Evans; and great-grandmothers, Goldana Campbell, Barbra Moore, and Pauline White.
Malik leaves to cherish his memory: his mother, Latina Sanders (Christopher); his father, Wendell Tyler Jr. (Tonya); grandmother, Francis Sanders; granny, Virginia Rhodes; great-grandmother, Betty Rhodes; grandfathers, grandmother Mildred Tyler, grandfather Wendell Tyler Sr. and Jessie White; siblings, Chaquarius Chaney, Keionna Smith, Lamiera Sanders, Keith Thompson Jr., Keyon Sanders, Heaven Phillips, Hanna Phillips, Montasia Tyler, Montana Tyler, and Donavan Wallace; uncles, Lester Rhodes Jr., Lamont Gray, Christopher Bess, Edmond Sanders, Johnathan Sanders (Sara), Milo Sanders, Terry Sanders, Michael Evans III, and Maurice Evans, all of Detroit, MI; aunties, Teresa Robertson, Sharon Hicks, Camille White, Latrice Evans, Danielle White,and Tinisha Massey Evans; special uncles, Rodney Beasley, Randoff Rhodes, Kenneth Rhodes, Raymond Beasley, Gregory Rhodes, and Brendon Rhodes; great aunts, Vanessa Campbell, Janice Campbell, and Carolyn Beverly; special relatives, Christopher Bess Jr., Kaleah Bess, Dallas Dolite, Mocona Clayville, Michael Evans IV, Karter Lambert, Jordan Rayford, Reshanae Crift, Kenyetta Daniels, and ShaunRenee Hicks; and a host of other relatives and friends.