Services for Rafael Antonio Ousley will be at noon Saturday at Pitts Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Ousley, 30, departed this life Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at his home.

Mr. Ousley was the second oldest of three children born to Alvin O’Banner and Betty Ousley. He was born Feb. 22, 1990, in Greenwood. His father and two brothers preceded him in death.

Rafael attended Leflore County High School. Better known as “Rambo,” he loved watching reruns of “Sanford and Son.” He enjoyed spending time with his wife and children and sitting outdoors.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Shakera Ousley of Greenwood; two sons, Kelsey and Dartavius of Greenwood; his mother, Betty Ousley of Itta Bena; a brother, Darnell Ousley of Chicago; three sisters, Cassandra Ousley of Itta Bena and Tanae’ Mayberry and Eliginique Peate of Ypsilanti, Michigan; three aunts, three uncles, one niece and one nephew. 

Affordable Funeral Homes of Grenada is in charge of arrangements.

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We just met our cousin Rafael at his fathers (my Uncle Alvin's) funeral in February 2020. Was sad to hear about his sudden passing. Was glad we got a chance to meet him. Our sincerest sympathy to Shakera and the rest of our family during this time of sorrow.


Kaseem and Linda Cohen

Ypsilanti, MI

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