Lorenzo Earl Aiken, 18, of Lincoln, Delaware slipped away into Heaven on Thursday, July7, 2021 at the Christiana Hospital Wilmington, DE. Born on February 2, 2002 in Lewes, DE, Lorenzo was the son of Kisha Shantae Aiken and John Henry Willis.
Affectionally known as everybody’s baby, Lorenzo’s early childhood education began at Schell’s Daycare in Milton, DE. He attended H.O.B. elementary school in Milton, DE. where he enjoyed playing t-ball. When his family moved to Lincoln, DE he joined the Milford school district and later earned his high school diploma at Milford Senior High School. Renzo was well liked and well loved. He loved his teachers, and he was always happy with his friends at school. Lorenzo also played football and ran track. Lorenzo was not shy about his intentions. He was very brave, strong, and independent at an early age. Renzo and his siblings would take turns sitting in the front seat of the family car, but he didn’t care whose turn it was, he would always beat them to the front seat and say, “You know I can’t sit in the back, I’m too tall”.
Lorenzo was very inquisitive about God. When he learned there was a pastor living across the street from his house in Lincoln, he boldly marched across the street and joined the church. Lorenzo accepted Christ and was baptized at the age of 13. He was the first charter member of New Genesis Rock of Love church under the leadership of Pastor Dupree Johnson. Renzo was instrumental in growing the church and responsible for bringing his brothers to the church.
Lorenzo was involved in his church. He prayed, did presentations, traveled with his pastor, and attended numerous church functions. Renzo’s testimony in church was short and sweet, he would stand and say, “I’m alive” and sit back down. Lorenzo was a hard worker and worked two full time jobs simultaneously. He was employed at Royal Farms, and he liked being a Walmart stocker in Milford, DE. He saved his money to purchase his own car. Lorenzo was smart and amazing. He loved to watch YouTube and learned to make origami. He always kept a stash of colorful, strips of paper. Lorenzo loved to eat and had a bottomless stomach. He enjoyed Chic-Fil-A milkshakes and had a unique way of eating pop tarts. He would turn up a bottle of honey in a minute. Renzo loved making his favorite food, pancakes with his sister LaLa. Before every track meet, he would purchase a lot of fruit to eat. Lorenzo was a nice, respectable young man. Renzo would walk right up and talk to a young lady that caught his eye. He loved to ride his bike. He would ride his bike in any kind of weather with his water bottle going to see his girl.
Lorenzo cared about how he looked, and he took pride in his appearance. He loved taking photos. He always wore black and white. He loved to sport his Air Force Ones and Nikes, and wore a doo-rag in almost every color. When at home, the air conditioner was set to freezing cold with the fan on and windows up. Renzo would walk around in his robe while wrapped up in the covers with his skin care products on and conditioner in his hair. He would even give hair tips to his little brother Tez. Lorenzo would always say, “Oh yeah, I forgot to tell ya” or “I got a question”. He liked playing Fortnite.
Lorenzo was selfless, sweet, caring, and forgiving. He had a good heart and he loved to help others. Renzo wanted to join the Army. He did not care what others thought of him. Lorenzo appreciated anything you gave him. He loved to sing, write songs, and listen to loud music. Lorenzo was always giving and was a very generous giver. He was an organ donor and as a result, he saved six lives.
Lorenzo was preceded in death by his uncles, Lorenzo Tucker and Earl Mitchell; his maternal grandfather, Leo Mitchell, and his maternal great-grandmother, Betty Jane Campbell.
Lorenzo leaves precious memories to his mother, Kisha Aiken (Lincoln, DE); father, John Henry Willis (Coolspring, DE); four siblings, TreVaughn Aiken (Lincoln, DE), LaAjae Brittingham (Bridgeville, DE), Vincent Jenkins (Lincoln, DE), and Cortez Jenkins (Lincoln, DE), maternal great grand-father, Solomon Campbell (Milton, DE); maternal grandmother, Betty Jean Aiken (Philadelphia, PA), paternal grandfather, John Cook (Millsboro. DE), paternal grandmother, Michelle Willis-Smith (Georgetown, DE); nine aunts and uncles, great aunt; June Aiken (Seaford, DE), Catena (R.C.) Jeffcoat (Ashburn, VA), Tielene Aiken (Milton, DE), Telly Aiken (Milton, DE), Donnell Aiken (Milton, DE), Bonita S. Willis (Harrington, DE), Charlotte I. Willis (Delmar, DE), and Toya Cook (Milton, DE); cousins, Herbert Roger Aiken (PA), Tighmir Sayles (Milford, DE), Darnell Aiken (Milton, DE), Xavier Aiken (Milton, DE), Malik Aiken (Milton, DE); and a host of cousins, extended family, and church families, who loved him very much.
The Aiken Family