26: You Betta Recognize

Tyrone King Jr., affectionately known as TK was born October 19, 1992, to Regina Mullins and Tyrone King Sr. in Atlanta, Georgia. TK was called home by our Lord and Savior on Friday, January 25, 2019, at Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale, Georgia.

TK confessed his love for Christ at an early age at Brown Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Bartholomew Orr in Southhaven, Mississippi. His favorite scripture was Proverbs 29:11, A fool gives full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.

TK graduated from Center Hill High School with distinction in 2011. During his time at Center Hill, he received many accolades academically and was well respected. He was elected student council president for the 2010-2011 school year. He worked extremely hard on his campaign with the backing of classmates who supported his vision. They all walked through the halls of Center Hill with t-shirts that read “Vote for Tyrone King CHHS Student Council President 2010-11.”He also won the Allie Awards in 2010 for best performance by a featured actor in the play; Curtain Going Up. Those victories provided TK the drive to lead, motivate and inspire himself and everyone that was connected to him. TK definitely was not a follower. He always marched to the beat of his own drum! It was instilled in him at an early age that failure was never an option.

TK graduated from The University of Mississippi on May 10, 2015, in Oxford, MS. During his tenure at Ole Miss, he was a valued member of the Ole Miss Student Government. The ASB president stated that TK spread hope, and light throughout the campus. He successfully earned his Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing/Minor in Computer Science. After graduation, TK decided to transition back to Atlanta, Georgia. During this time he decided that he had a love for photography. That’s when he created his own brand. What once was a hobby created him the ability to become an entrepreneur. His business consisted of photography specializing in events and web development. He partnered with We Are The New Atlanta and worked with organizations like The Keri Hilson Foundation, The Steve and Marjoree Harvey Foundation, Ludacris Foundation, Streetz 94.5, Microsoft, Samsung, ESPN, Gameday. He also worked at Norfolk Southern Corp as an Information Technology Co-op.

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