Mr. Deshawn Tawan Young-Carter

April 26, 1990 ~ July 8, 2022 (age 32) 32 Years Old

Mr. Deshawn Young-Carter Obituary

Deshawn Young-Carter was born in Evanston, Illinois on April 26, 1990, where he attended Dawes Elementary, Chute Middle School, and Evanston Township High School where he obtained his GED.

In 2016 Deshawn met someone at Curt's Café who told him about a program for at risk youths and he took his cousins to enroll in the program and landed himself a job as a chef. He loved being a chef. Deshawn started working at Curt's Café and during this time he began to work on a project on designing t-shirt for the café. It turned out to be something that he really enjoyed and decided to begin designing his own t-shirts.

In 2019 during the pandemic, Deshawn began his entrepreneurship journey by starting his own clothing line Marry 2 Money (M2M). He created his own logo and began to sell t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants and more. Deshawn knew that he wanted to leave his footprint in the sand that would create a legacy for his children. His dream and legacy for Marry 2 Money will be kept alive by the family in his loving memory.

Deshawn Young-Carter made his transition on July 8, 2022 and leaves to cherish his memory are his children Carter David Thesing, Khloe Elmarie Young-Carter and Keshawn Paul Young-Carter; his parents Keir Young and Roosevelt (Teddy) Carter; his grandparents,Sherrianne Young-McDuffie, Barry Young Sr. and Roosevelt Carter Sr.; his brother Dontrel Keshaun Young and sister Alante Carter; his aunts and uncles, Shawn Boothe, Kenneth Boothe, Lisa (Ron) Bell, Tondalia Brownlee, his cousins, Kenisha, Erin, and Allysah (Cookie) Boothe, Elijah (EJ) Tutt, Keair Burnette, Tondalia Richardson, Brian, John, Shedrene, Sherell, and Sharmin Brownlee, Sharday (Neville) Lindo, Shea Brownlee, Bernard (BeBe) Mills, Chris Morrow, Shawana Giles, Corey Brownlee, Chad Brownlee, Shaina Davis, James Davis, Joseph Davis, Ashley Spears, Danielle Spears, Deja Spears, Kylie Plastique, Nicholas and Brianne Brownlee, and a host of other cousins and friends.

Deshawn is preceded in death by his grandmother Elmarie Carter; his uncles Barry Young Jr. and Paul Carter; his cousins Tony Wilson, Garland Gambrel; his aunt Shedrene Logan.Please keep the family in your prayers. 


Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. Mr. Philip L. Gillette ~ Funeral Director

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July 30, 2022

10:00 AM
Bethel A.M.E. Church
1744 Darrow Ave
Evanston, IL 60201

Funeral Service
July 30, 2022

11:00 AM
Bethel A.M.E. Church
1744 Darrow Ave
Evanston, IL 60201


1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc.
1917 Asbury Ave
Evanston, IL 60201

Private Interment


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