The Celebration of life D’Vonne Antwan Pickett Jr.



D’Vonne Antwan Pickett Jr was born in Seattle Washington on December 10th, 1990 at 12:14 AM, to his mother Cassondra Chappell and D’Vonne Pickett Sr. He was the best big brother to

his four younger sisters. He was also the man of the house. He was a provider at an early age, just like his Dad (Pops). D’Vonne (Lil D) was a genuine soul he looked out for any and everyone around him. He also was a jokester, he’d have everyone laughing. D’Vonne was

adventurous as a kid, he enjoyed playing basketball, football, and rapping with his Dad (Pops). He played little league football for the CD Panthers and basketball for Miller, Rotary Style, and Delridge Community Center. He grew a passion for breeding Pit Bull dogs early on.

D’Vonne always had a positive spirit and a successful vision for his life and anybody that crossed his path.


D’Vonne attended Madrona, Concord, and graduated 8th grade from Showalter Middle School. D’Vonne went on to attend Rainier Beach Highschool where he played varsity basketball for 4 years. D’Vonne then went to Central Arizona College on a basketball scholarship, where he was recruited by many Division 1 Universities and ultimately chose Seattle University, as it was a dream come true to play D1 basketball at home and have family and friends part of his life journey, every step of the way. D’Vonne earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, from Seattle University. D’Vonne then went across the border to play professional basketball in Ontario, Canada


D’Vonne met his soulmate, KeAnna Rose in October 2009. D’Vonne and KeAnna tied the knot of their harmonious union on December 30th, 2012, during his first year of college. Totaling 14 years of love, they created three beautiful children.

He leaves to mourn his wife, KeAnna Pickett (Smooch); 3 children, Khloe Pickett, D’Vonne Pickett III, Xavier Pickett;

mother, Cassondra Chappell (Nicky), Erin Blackwell (mother-in-law);

4 sisters, De’Auz’janae

Pickett, Laquala Pickett, Daz’Wonique Morris, Da’Ajeray Morris; Grandmothers, Suzanne Chappell, Monica Pickett-Pittman; Grandfather, Maurice Hunter; Cousins, Dale Griffith, Taejunai Pickett; Aunt, Alisha Johnson; Uncles, Robert Hunter, Jontte Pickett, Tyson Pickett and a host of family and friends.



D'Vonne precedes in death his (Father) D’Vonne Pickett Sr, (Aunt) Jennifer, (Grandfather) William Johnson, (Great-grandmothers) Lillian Chappell, Betty Joyce Ford (Great-grandfather) Jaques Chappell.

D’Vonne decided to let the basketball dream go and to take a risk with his Love KeAnna Rose and open a small black-owned business together, - The Postman. They opened on August 1st, 2018 after 6 years of planning and preparing for the entrepreneurship journey. Once The Postman ran like freshly oiled pipes, he began to focus on one of his passions and entered into dog breeding of Exoctic Micro Bullies- Mailbox Money Bullies Camp. MBMBC began on August 29th, 2020 during the pandemic. He purchased his stud, King Leonidas. He slowly took off into this business and was very successful in it,

producing 5 litters in 2 years with 29 dogs remaining. D’Vonne also started Black Dove Tactile hoping to work with the community and youth on our 2nd amendment rights, education and safety, and of course the business side as a solution to gun violence and our right to bare arms. D’Vonne stood on principles: Love, Life, Knowledge, Understanding, Wisdom, and Loyalty. He walked through and stood firm on everything he believed in. He was 1of 1, and could never be duplicated. His light shined and touched everyone he encountered.