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Tyrone McIver Breeden

October 4, 1957 - July 10, 2022

Our beloved Tyrone McIver Breeden journeyed home to peace on Sunday, July 10th, 2022. Tyrone was born October 4th, 1957 to the late John Lee McIver and Annie Rose Breeden Patterson in Bennettsville, South Carolina.

Tyrone grew up in Corona, Queens in New York City where he completed his education in the New York City Public School system. As a young child Tyrone always found a way to make honest money for an example, he would politely carry a grocery bag, wash cars or utilize his many skills. He earned respect and admiration from his elders as well as his peers. In 1975 Tyrone enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served four years and was honorably discharged in 1979.

Tyrone became a correction officer in 1983, he was employed by the New York City Department of Corrections. He diligently worked at Rikers Island in Queens where he also touched and inspired many people. He retired in 2008, this allowed him to attend everyone’s birthday, funeral, graduation, wedding, events and celebrations. He served as the national president for the Breeden Family Reunions from 2017 up until the time of his passing. He was a counselor to many and a shoulder to lean on.

In 1986 he met his future wife Dolores, they fell in love and joined together in marriage on August 17th, 1996. Their marriage was blessed with love, patience, understanding, communication, forgiveness and trust.

Tyrone wore many hats. He was a Scout Master for the Boy Scouts and any hat he needed to wear to help someone, he wore it willingly and proudly. He was a calm, peaceful, knowledgeable, caring, generous and loving man.

He was a member of the Southern Baptist Church in East Elmhurst, Queens, New York. Tyrone always looked to God first, he read his scriptures every day and shared them with many people.

Tyrone loved to dance, joke, play pool, fish, watch MSNBC and get on the microphone. He was also a good cook.

Tyrone loved to ask you a question that he knew the answer to just so he could tell you to look it up. He would say “Google it, read it yourself, that’s the way you learn”. Tyrone was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He cared about everyone. He was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren; they brought so much joy to his life.

Tyrone leaves inspiration, precious memories and his legacy until we meet again: his wife Dolores Breeden, five children: Natasha Breeden, Ranisha Davis (Kenny) of Charlotte, NC, Nylisha Breeden of Raleigh, NC, Chantelle Jackson of Middletown, DE, Michael Jackson of Queens, NY, seven grandchildren: Tavon Jackson, Nyana Houto-Adan, Kennedy Honesty Davis, Justin Jackson, Cree West, Jahmere Jackson, Sanai Keller Jackson, siblings: Irene Ridges (Warren) of Richmond, VA, Levester Patterson (MaryAlice) of Queens, NY, Katherine McCrea of Pine Hurst, NC, Willa McFarland of Southfield, MI, Tara McIver Coteat, Cassie McIver Woodson (Hope) of Jacksonville, FL, Barry McIver (Denise) of Akron, OH, Patrick McIver (Mary), Melissa Fant of Cincinnati, OH, Donny Freeman of CA, a very special niece/sister: Gabe Kennedy aka Tini, God daughter: Tyashia Jones-Kennedy, God son: Mark Smith, sisters-in-law: Manya Breeden, Shirley Breeden, Theresa Perry, Arnetta Davis, Eura Reis, and Betty Davis, brother-in-law: Bobby Davis, a host of relatives, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and all that called him Dad and Grandad.

Tyrone has ascended to paradise to join his mother: Annie Rose Breeden Patterson, father: John Lee McIver, sisters: Earline Kennedy, Ann Francis Sellers, Katie Marsh, Portia McIver, Cynthia McIver, brothers: Jerry Breeden, Carlton Leverne Breeden, Larry Breeden and Alfonso Hayward.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Friday, July 22, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE. A funeral service will begin at 1 pm on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at the funeral home. A committal service will be held at 10 am on Monday, July 25, 2022, in the chapel at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

Any family or friends who are unable to attend the service for Tyrone may live stream the service by clicking here. 

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8 Condolences for Tyrone McIver Breeden

  • Tyrone,
    You took me under wing early in my NYCDOC career and from there we shared many wonderful moments. I thank GOD that he allowed me to share you my brother. Although I am sad, heaven has gained an angel. GOD BLESS!!!

  • Bro. Tyrone, It was an honor to have received your encouraging messages DAILY from your Sis n law Denise McIver. They truly blessed my spirit and I’m forever grateful! Sleep in perfect peace.

  • God bless the family, Larry and my condolences to you. We love you all. RIP my cousin, you will truly be missed. Heavenly love
    to you. Be bless my family, Larry and Robersenia

  • With Sympathy in the loss of your husband
    No time on earth is long enough to share with those we love. Nothing can prepare our hearts to say good-bye. May the precious memory of your husband help to comfort you and the children and grand children at this time.

  • My condolences to you and your family. I pray our good God continues to comfort and wrap His mighty hands around you in this time of grief. May Tyrone rest in perfect peace.

  • Family, I bend my knee in prayer with you today. I am so sorry for your loss and hope you all know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know Tyrone will live on in our hearts and bring a smile every time we meet, every time we pray and, every time we extend a hand in kindness. Our love for each other is our strength.

    Love you much.

    Jan

  • My condolences your family and wife . Uncle Tyrone you will be missed and loved. Rest in power.

  • It is with deep sadness hearing of the loss of our brother Tyrone. We extend our deepest sympathies to Dolores and the entire family.
    May God be forever pleased with him.

    James and Jacqueline Tyson…