July 14, 2008. It's hard to believe it has been one year since the passing of Dekenric "Devin" Wiley. We take this day to remember the fun, life and energy he brought to Flava Works!



July 14, 2007. A message from Flava Works, Inc founder, Phillip Bleicher:

With a heavy heart and great grief, I am reporting the death of our Vice-President Dekenric Wiley aka Devin, today July 14, 2007, from pneumonia.

Dekenric was the sun that brightened the day and kept the Flava Works family together during difficult times. We will truly miss his unselfishness and generous personality he shared with us all. We mourn with you a great friend and a great leader. Our condolences go to his family and friends and everyone Dekenric touched.

It's a huge loss for the Flava Works family. His legacy and memory will stay with us forever.

Dekenric Daniel Wiley, 1975-2007

THE BEST OF TIMES

Baby Boy, Devin, Ruff Ryder



Breion Diamond & Devin



Breion Diamond, Baby Boy and Devin

The gang @ the New York Gay Erotic Expo

Dekenric's Favorite Pose


Dekenric Sign guestbook

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Larrel G.  23/07/07   19:21:36
Message Dekenric Danielle Wiley..... what can i say. It took me a moment to write here because I could not really feel what life would be with my friend, my best friend. Lord knows we have had our times "the good, the bad, and the ugly.".....lol. I find relief in knowing that we had a bond that noone could understand..... knowing that you loved me and i loved you dearly. As the CREW continues to hold on to each other, know that you will never be left out, WE are a family forever. Now that our BIG LITTLE BROTHER IS GONE...... LIFE CHANGES. I know that a you are now at peace, Even taking a piece of all of us with you, I hold the fact that GOd is stil in control. We may not know his plan or what he has in store but he is Still IN CONTROL!

I am glad that God gave me you as a friend! I love you!!!! I know now that your family is my family and it will always remain that way because of you and your love for me! For that i am ever so grateful!

I now know this is one of the hardest things in life that i may ever have to do........

REST IN HIS ARMS...... SWEET PEACE, GOD'S PEACE!


Lee  23/07/07   18:24:28
Message It's amazing how I sent a text on this morning to check and see how things were going b/c i knew that it was not like D to not call for that length of time. So i progressed through my daily activities and received a call from a friend informing me of D's departing this earth realm. I sat at my desk totally shocked. D was a person that once you meet him you either love him or hate him lol. We became good friends and shared good times. Those are the times that i will continue to remember him by.

To Mom if you are reading, which i'm sure you are because thats you. lol. My love is for you in this moment, no one can understand your pain or grief but strength shall be given to you. To see how many lives your son touched and continued to touch in a positive way.

Life is only extended to us the amount of time God allows it to touch the people that need to be reached in one way or the other. Let's not allow D's life be in vain, let's gain something valuable to apply to our own.

D's this is for you, even though fish is still here you have that piece of my heart, Smile
L


Yetu  23/07/07   16:09:28
Message Dekenric Wiley was a great man and a great friend. I have the utmost respect for him. I am very saddened at this time, for his presence on this earth was very important and will be truly missed. Love, honor and peace to Dekenric, his family, and friends. I love you Dekenric.


Destin Merlot'-Black  23/07/07   02:51:16
Message From DA HOUSE OF MERLOT:

In God's Holy Sight....

We stop and think a time or two,
Why did it have to be you.
If we could turn back the clock,
You wouldn't be where you're at doc.
You were a friend indeed,
You lived by God's only creed.
You have ran race and kept the fight,
We know that you're in God's holy sight.

We don't laugh and we don't play,
Woundering what to do the next day,
Summer has been filled with alot of showers,
And we began to think every hour.
We know that you're in God's care,
But this sorrow we can hardly bear.
We must go on and look toward the light,
For we know that you're in God's holy sight.


Copyright ©2007 CJ AKA Destin Merlot'-Black....DA HOUSE OF MERLOT'


Billione Visit Billione's homepage  23/07/07   00:57:16
Message The key to being remembered is having first led a memorable life. To see so many people come together to remember this brotha inspires me to live each moment to the fullest and spread the love that he clearly shared.


lucci /collins  22/07/07   09:31:54
Message we miss you d..........
kvione.........yumyum/cousin faith...........sincere........pussykat.............. house of collins....damita jo amd tiger.....and house of lucci....we love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!tel... my daddy i said i love him(deondrae to sansiski) i love you and miss you daddy...you will be forever missed your lil bro. blacc damien.........................xoxoxoxo


Juneto my love Juneto!  21/07/07   20:22:30
Message Today I lost a true friend.... Words escape me in expressing my heartfelt deep sorrow.
Only weeks prior, we vowed that we would be there in support for each other for years to come; only this promises was cut short by deaths cold grip. And now I stand with only memories and dreams of what could have been.

In difficult times, we learn lessons that we could have learned in no other way; we learn about life, but more importantly, we learn about ourselves. Adversity visits everyone; no human being is beyond old man trouble's reach. But, old man trouble is not only an unwelcome guest; he is also an inevitable teacher. If we are to become mature human beings, it is our duty to learn from the inevitable hardship and heartbreaks of life. For courage is not shown when all is going well, but when you stand tall in the face of adversity.

Today I stand tall because I had the opportunity to share in the most intimate times in the life of my beloved Devin. His untimely demise can never be explained or understood. However, I find comfort in the saying, "a sudden death is Gods kiss upon a soul" and to be absent from this body is to be present with the Lord.

It would seem that God loves us so much that He would take those closets to our hearts so that we can see Him (God) in a different light. Though hard to understand He knows whats best and would not put more on us than we can bear.

So with that truth I can go on. I can go on because I have a life time full of happy memories shared with Devin.

To Devin's moms, you were indeed his biggest hero. He loved you so much. I envied the bond you two shared and how he could tell you anything. To his brothers, Devin was so proud of both of your accomplishments. To the rest of the family, He always said you guys were all weirdos, but one could not find a more supportive bunch! To his friends and fans, His wished I am sure would be that you need not morn for him, but rejoice because he lived a full life. I will truly miss him.

Rest now my boi! rest on!
Juneto my love Juneto!


Zay MD  21/07/07   20:18:40
Message Dekenric "Devin" Wiley,
I'm proud and completely honored to have been your friend. Above our sexuality, we were friends and I cherished that greatly. I was worried because you weren't returning my phone calls or responding to my voicemail messages. Unfortunately you were dealing with alot on your end. I regret that I couldn't be there for you before you left man. This is the first time a close friend of mine has ever passed away and I'm not sure what to say other than I'm heartbroken and am truely sad to know that I'll never be able to talk to nor see you again. I'm going to miss you and your shining personality, your sense of humor and your early morning text messages that usually helped improve my mood. (You saved a certain co-worker of mine from gettin slapped down a countless amount of times. He should be really careful now that you're gone from me. lol) To sum it up.. I'll miss you friend. Whatever was unsaid between us, I'd like for it to be known that I've always had love for you, I always will and I pray that we'll cross paths again. May your soul rest in peace.

Love You Bruh Forever And Always,

Zay MD


Art Visit Art's homepage  21/07/07   17:23:43
Message Dekenric was such a beautiful being in all aspects. He always made me feel good every time we connected, whether was online, over the phone, or in person. He had a very positive energy that attracted many people. We used to have a great time together those Sundays we had the opportunity to hang out in Atlanta. Earlier this year we went to the park and walked, talked, laughed… We really had fun. Later that day, we went to eat and then to the hotel room where he was staying to chill with Warren. We were so happy! I will always remember him as a gift of happiness to all of us. My condolences to his family and friends. Now, he is in Heaven with God where everything is pure love and joy.


Xavier "Zay" Demus Visit Xavier  21/07/07   17:15:35
Message Dekenric "Devin" Wiley,
I'm proud and completely honored to have been your friend. Above our sexuality, we were friends and I cherished that greatly. I was worried because you weren't returning my phone calls or responding to my voicemail messages. Unfortunately you were dealing with alot on your end. I regret that I couldn't be there for you before you left man. This is the first time a close friend of mine has ever passed away and I'm not sure what to say other than I'm heartbroken and am truely sad to know that I'll never be able to talk to nor see you again. I'm going to miss you and your shining personality, your sense of humor and your early morning text messages that usually helped improve my mood. (You saved a certain co-worker of mine from gettin slapped down a countless amount of times. He should be really careful now that you're gone from me. lol) To sum it up.. I'll miss you friend. Whatever was unsaid between us, I'd like for it to be known that I've always had love for you, I always will and I pray that we'll cross paths again. May your soul rest in peace.

Love You Bruh Forever And Always,

Zay MD


jon [justbthat] Visit jon [justbthat]'s homepage  21/07/07   16:34:22
Message a tribute to our friend dekenric


malik Visit malik's homepage  19/07/07   05:11:33
Message I'm absolutely stunned by this news. Dekenric was such a sweetheart. I was just thinking about him last week, thinking i should give him a call. I'm so thrown, i don't even know what to say...


mrollins@uninets.net  19/07/07   02:12:41
Message I was saddened to hear of Devin's passing. We did not always see eye to eye, but he was a true professional. He always handled himself with confidence, courage, and determination. He made decisions based on what he believed to be right, not according to what would be popular. As a long time cocodorm member, I honor his character, professionalism, drive for excellence and his love for life. Without Devin we do not know what would have happened to the dorm or to Flava Works. I know that Phil truly feels how much Devin meant to him, his company and the whole Flava Works family, including its members.

"No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:37-39

Devin lived his life as more than a conqueror. He can now rest peacefully in the love of God through Jesus Christ. God Bless his friends and family. You are in my prayers.

WaWa Jones


IAN ALEXIS *BARCODE* Visit IAN ALEXIS *BARCODE*'s homepage  19/07/07   00:30:10
Message DEAR DEVIN,

MAN I DONT EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START. IM AT A LOSS FOR WORDS. YOU WILL BE MISSED BY SO MANY PEOPLE. IM GOING TO MISS OUR EARLY MORNING CHATS. I THINK BACK TO MEMORIAL WEEKEND THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU AND WISHED I WOULD HAVE SAID A PROPER GOODBYE. WE ALL KNOW YOU IN A BETTER PLACE NOW....YOU LEFT A MARK ON ALL OF US MAN...

R.I.P.


Remy Mars Visit Remy Mars's homepage  19/07/07   00:12:43
Message TOO DEVIN ... I NEVER REALLY KNEW YOU, BUT HEARING OF YOU MAKES ME DAMN SURE WISH I DID! ONE LOVE --- REMY MAR!

TO MY FELLAS OVA AT THE DORM. IN YOUR MINDS YOU'VE LOST A DEAREST FRIEND, BUT YOUR HEARTS KNOW DIFFERENTLY. IN YOUR HEARTS, DEVIN IS NEVER LOST, HE'S JUST TAKIN HIS RIGHTFUL PLACE IN KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. LIKE I SAID TO YA'LL BEFORE, LIVE YOUR LIVES TO LIVE FOR HIM AND NOT DIE FOR HIM. HE'S CONTINUING TO BLESS YA'LL IN SO MANY WAY, SO TAKE THE ADVISE THE LAUGHS AND MAYBE EVEN THE HARSHNESS HE PUT OUT ON YOU WHILE HE WAS HERE ON EARTH, AND ALWAYS KEEP HIS WORDS IN MIND NOW THAT HE'S GONE. YOU MAY HAVE LOST A SOLDIER BUT HEAVEN HAS GAINED AN ANGEL. THEY SAY, THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH IS DEATH, DEVIN DONE ALL HE WAS NEEDED TO DO, HE BROUGHT LIFE, LOVE AND TON MEMORIES IN YOUR LIVES THAT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. WHEN YOU'RE FEELING DOWN LOOK TO HIS PICTURES, LET HIM BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY WITH THAT GORGEOUS SMILE. ( yOU KILLIN 'EM D WITH DEM GRILLZ ). BUT INDEED, DEV WILL BE TRULY MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM AND ALL WHO HEAR OF HIM. SO HOLD YA'LL HEADS UP AND CONTINUE TO MAKE THAT BOOMB SHIT YA'LL BE CREATING.

SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO MY NIGGA DEVEREAX DEVAGA, BREION DIAMOND, SMOOTH ( EXTRA SMOOTH LOL ), ALEX FLEX, TOP KNOTCH VIDEOGRAPHER CAYANNE, THE WONDERFUL PHIL ( HOW DO YOU DO IT - DIS MAN WORKS LIKE CLOCK WORK! ) AND MOST OF ALL THE FAMILY AND LOVED ONES OF DEVIN, MY YOU ALL ARE DEFINITELY IN MY PRAYERS!


Dennis Frazier  18/07/07   23:03:20
Message This is the most difficult thing I have ever had to face...I am still in shock and very saddened that my very best friend is gone...De', Damien, Ahmad, Larrel and I have all been best friends for about 8 1/2 years now. There is truly a void in our circle of friends. Now we must make this journey through life without our "Big Brother" even though he was the smallest one of us. We all looked up to him and he was always there for us. Some people will never experience the kind of love that we got from him...He introduced us to lots of things, places, and people. I know that he is resting and at peace now. No more crying and pain. Hes got his wings and now hes getting to expreience the beauty of God's Holiness...Just reading this page has shown me that De' made a huge impact on alot of people...Thank you for all the calls, prayers and acts of kindness....Danielle we love you and miss you...Rest In Peace Our Sweet Prince.


MELVIN TERRY  18/07/07   22:34:17
Message I AM SOOO SHOCKED TO HEAR THIS. I JUST SPOKE TO HIM LIKE 2WEEKS AGO ON AIM. i feel for your lost. he trully was than just some porn star. he was real and precious person with smile that made you feel good to be alive. im hurt and i hurt for the flava family.


TEMPO  18/07/07   19:14:44
Message Wow! I still can't believe that you are gone!

Thanks for all the encouragement and advice that you gave me: the phone calls ("This is Devin speaking..."), the kind words, and the funny emails! Because of your influence and guidance TEMPO will go in the right direction!

Rest In Peace, My Friend -

Al T. Pippins


jon [justbthat] Visit jon [justbthat]'s homepage  18/07/07   19:00:48
Message here is a video cmack and i put together to remember the life of dekenric aka devin!

we remember dekenric 1975-2007


C.Mack  18/07/07   17:19:11
Message De' . . . . Man you were such a great person! I looked to you so many times for direction and you never failed me. The impact that you left on my life will never be forgotten. Thank you my brother for passing on a gift that will continue to grow as I do the same for others who need a guiding force in their lives. I know in my heart that you are sitting on God's side as one of his trusted generals! Gone too soon, but never forgotten!


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