Ramarley Graham

Gone, But Never Forgotten

Whether he is called, Marley Charley, you are my Marley Charley,” “Elmo“, or just “Marley“, many remember Ramarley Graham with joy and laughter, also mingled with sadness for a life gone so soon.

Born, April 12, 1993 in Bronx, New York, Ramarley would hear his dad, Franclot, sing his rendition of a baby lullaby, “Marley Charley, you are my Marley Charley“, which led to the nickname “Charley“.

Ramarley’s pre-school education began at home, and continued with the Headstart Program in Williamsbridge, Bronx. He attended P.S. 103 Elementary School, then M.S. 113- Richard Green School, and finally, Young Scholars Academy.