As we retrace the footprints of Treviel Allen Threadgill we can only give thanks for the many lives he enriched along life’s journey. A strong, and quite young man, he was blessed to enjoy many of God’s blessings as a son, a brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and trusted friend.
On September 29, 1989, in St. Louis, Missouri, Jacqueline Cunningham and Willie Threadgill welcomed the birth of a bouncing brown bubble of joy who they named Treviel. From the beginning they knew he would grow up to be a very active and talented child. Treviel accepted Christ at a young age and was a member of Eastern Star Baptist Church. He loved video games, music and playing cards. As he grew older he found a love for dogs and dancing.
Treviel was a 2008 graduate of Gurdon High School where he excelled, not only as an athlete, but as a student as well. He was a member of the BETA club, the basketball team where he played the center position and the track team where he mastered the 400 meter. He has won numerous awards in track. He maintained an impeccable G.P.A and always put scholastics before sports.
“Veildy” as he was known to his family and friends was that cool, laid-back friend who was in tune with the latest trends and fashions. He had a great sense of humor and never met a stranger. He lived life to the fullest and there was never a dull moment when Veildy was around. He was a team member of Tyson Foods in Hope, Arkansas and loved making trips back to St. Louis.
On Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Veildy traded time for eternity. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Theodore Albert, Ethel Allen Threadgill, his aunt, Diane Albert and an uncle, Robert Harris.
Treviel’s memory has left indelible impressions in the hearts and minds of his mother, Jacqueline Cunningham; three brothers, Raymond Cunningham and Damond Threadgill both of Gurdon and Damon Albert of Arkadelphia; his girlfriend, Raven Bailey of Arkadelphia; his grandmother, Maxine Albert of Gurdon; one niece, Nicole Cunningham; aunts, Marilyn (Richard) Deavens of Omaha, NE, Mary Ann Albert of Gurdon, Jean Burke of Kansas City, KS, Jeanene Albert-Sherrod of St. Louis, MO; his uncles, Theodore M. House and Tyrone Albert, both of Gurdon and Percy Harris of Oakland, CA. He also leaves his “Best Friends”, Callum “CT” Talley of Okolona, Mark “Big Mark” Williams of Arkadelphia, D’Andre “Snookum” Williams of Memphis, TN and Tony McGill of Gurdon, AR. He also leaves his great aunts and uncles, several cousins, numerous friends and the Eastern Star Baptist Church family.
Public viewing will take place at the church on Thursday.
The last farewell and Elite Guard Services to his life will be shared at 1:00 pm on Thursday, July 17th at Mt. Canaan Baptist Church.In memory of “Veildy” the family request that everyone wear red. Rev. Marshall Allen will be the eulogist and Rev. Johnny C. Harris will officiate. Interment will follow at Rose Hedge Cemetery.
No matter what your trails are, or how big your mountain seems; The Lord is there to see you through; He’ll go to all extremes. So if your cross seems hard to bear, and you know not what to do; the one who loves you most of all will be there to see you through.