A ‘Time of Reflection’ will take place from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.
Ricky Darnell Bond was born to the union of Ricky and Earlene Bond on February 16, 1980, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ricky received his formal education at Martin Luther King High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1991 and shortly thereafter, he joined King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church where he was Baptized.
Ricky knew what he wanted to do with his life from an early age. At the age of 16, Ricky picked up a pair of clippers and decided he was going to learn how to cut his own hair. He later began practicing on the hair of his best friends who were like brothers to him. They became his guinea pigs and allowed him to chop up their hair! They kept allowing him to practice; it did not matter how ridiculous it turned out. They had every confidence in him that he would one day be great, and he was. Ricky remained friends with those brothers, Steven Gary, Cary and Timothy Gadsden from kindergarten until the very end. Truth be told, these guys were the original “Jackass Pranksters.”
Ricky attended the Milwaukee Area Technical College to further his education through the Barber and Cosmetology Apprenticeship Program. Ricky began his apprenticeship at White’s Barber Shop in 2000. His skills quickly resulted in him being a barber at White’s and in 2016 he became the owner of White’s Barber Shop.
Ricky was also a great cook. Everyone loved his macaroni and cheese, green beans, pork chops and greens. He enjoyed family gatherings, music and playing games with his children.
Ricky Darnell Bond departed this life on July 27, 2022. He was preceded in death by his grandfather John V. Bond, Sr. and grandparents Leon Thomas and Della Mingo.
Ricky leaves many to cherish his memories. Beloved son of Earlene Bond; Ricky Bond and Stepmother Patrice Bond. Ricky leaves behind five children: Armand Chambers (Philadelphia); Jabari Trammell-Bond, Danielle Witcher, Janell Bond and Donavin Bond, all of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ricky was a father figure to Jahzara Johnson, Ja’Cobi Trammell-Smith, Jaliyah Smith, JaCari Trammell, Talejah Witcher and Oziris Witcher. Loving brother of four sisters and a brother: Nikki (Leon) Finney, Della Bond, Tia Bond, Halaiah Jones, and Tranell (Jennifer) Jones. He leaves behind his only surviving grandmother, Charlene Bond and the love of his life Janet Bond, dear friends Cary Gadsden, Jekari Warren and Rita Henderson, loving uncles: Vincent Jerome Bond, John Bond Jr., Philip Bond, Eric Bond; first cousin Lance Bond and a host of loving nieces, nephews, aunts, friends and family.
Ricky, you are loved and will be deeply missed.
A visitation will be held on Friday, August 12, 2022 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, followed by a ‘Time of Reflection’ from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Krause Funeral Home, 9000 West Capitol Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Services will take place on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Progressive Baptist Church, 8324 West Keefe Avenue in Milwaukee. Burial at Graceland Cemetery.