Raghuib R. Sparks Sr, age 29, of Erie, Pa., transitioned on Friday, September 3, 2021. Loving Son, Brother, and Father. He was born in Erie, Pa. on November 22, 1991, son of Chaka, Allie and Darryl Blakney. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mary Jane and Esua Sparks; paternal grandparents Annie Blakney. He attended East High School of Erie, Pa. He also graduated from Fortis Institute where he obtained his TIG welding degree. Raghuib worked at Lakeview Forge Company. He enjoyed cooking, traveling, singing, dancing, and he was very adventurous. He belonged to the MC SavageKings of Erie, Pa., where he enjoyed riding. He is survived by his three children, Eyon Sparks, Iya Sparks, and Raghuib Sparks Jr, and Fiancé Jamaica Ellman of Erie, Pa., his mother Chaka Porter, father Allie Porter, and biological father Darrly Blakney, his siblings, Iyme, Al’Lai, Al’Lei Porter of Erie, Pa., Keona of Pittsburgh, Pa., Allie Porter IV, Crystal Mickel (Ed), Taryan Gore (Bryan) all of Erie, Pa., Amani Layla, Tasneem, Saifullah Blakney all of Pittsburgh Pa., and two favorite cousins Sidney, Deontai Sparks of Erie, Pa. A host of aunts, uncles, cousins, family, and friends. Services will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the House of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church, 155 E. 21st Street. Followed by burial at Lakeside Cemetery. Repass held at The Metroplex, 1843 Buffalo Rd.
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