We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Waco
Dariyon Dechea Manos Sr. affectionally known as “Teddy” was born on January 1, 1994, in Waco, Texas to Dautrel Manos Sr and Andrea Smith-Washington at 12:39 a.m. at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco, Texas. He was literally the 1st baby of the year in McLennan County that particular year. When his parents looked into Dariyon’s eyes, they knew he would be a trendsetter and a great leader. He would be an example to others and be the strength to those that were weak. God knew Dariyon, and as it is God’s timing is everything.
It came to pass, what Dautrel and Andrea saw in the eyes of Dariyon, came into fruition. Dariyon had a calling on his life and with that being said, his life was prophetic, meaning that even though he is absent physically, Dariyon’s life is still speaking real Loud.
He attended schools in Austin, Dallas, and Waco Independent School Districts. He exemplified great strength all of his life as he participated in athletics and was able to do well while battling diabetes at a young age.
Dariyon’s life may not have been long but at the end of his life he found the Lord high and lifted up, he surrendered his life fully to the work of the Lord. He even spoke on a message entitled, “God Can Help You.” That message exemplified who Dariyon was. Dariyon began to be an example and living testimony. Dariyon had a beautiful heart and had a love for all people. His attributes were activated, you couldn't be too high or too low. He would love you right where you were. This love began to shine brightly in Dariyon. It caused him to go out and feed the homeless, and help people with their problems while overcoming his own. He believed in being a great father to his four precious children. His love for his family and friends was never-ending. His love for his father and mother was matchless. His love for his mi amore, Jasmine was unsurpassed. Days leading up to his death, he wanted everyone to know how he trusted in God. His strength was indescribable. In the words of Dariyon, “say less and keep God First.” Selah…
Dariyon has been reunited with his paternal grandfather, Ronnie Manos; paternal grandmother, Jewel Dickson; maternal grandfather, Harvey L. Smith Jr., and sister, Thenesia Green.
Those left to cherish his loving memory: his mother, Andrea Washington; father, Dautrel Manos, and wife, LaToya; maternal grandparents, Michael McDowell and wife, Janice; sister, Angel Bowser; grandparents, JC and Margarette Flowers; grandmothers, Margaret Smith, and Nicole Jackson-Manos; uncles, Shea McDowell, Mike McDowell, Henry Yancey Jr., Edward Green, and Neko Manos, his Auntie Carolyn Burgess and Auntie Aronica Manos; his children, Raylee Garcia, Treasure Manos, Dariyon Manos Jr., and Juan Karlos Manos; Godmother, Catrena Mason Thomas; special friend, Jimmy Campbell; and a host of other relatives and friends.