Darrington Lovelace was a very friendly and caring young man who loved his family and friends. He was quite a striking young fellow that possessed a giant heart and smile to go along with it.
Darrington considered no one a stranger as his outgoing personality allowed him to befriend people easily. He was quite the jokester and enjoyed laughter and making other people laugh as well. He was very proficient in both the classroom and in the arts. Some of his hobbies included: singing, dancing, acting, shopping, watching movies and spending quality time with his family and friends.
Darrington was a very good student at all levels of academia but he especially excelled in high school and college. His long-term goal was to become a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) and later follow that by obtaining a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy or a Medical Degree. He was very focused and knew what he wanted.
Darrington was well on his way when he was diagnosed with colon cancer. While battling cancer, he was always thinking about his classes, classmates and his goals. Even in the last year of his life he wanted nothing more than to be able to sit in a classroom again and be a regular student once more. But that never happened as he was too ill to do so. Darrington passed away at the age of 27 years young due to complications related to cancer. Although he is absent physically, he is forever present in hearts of those who loved and knew him.
We the family of Darrington Lovelace feel that one way we can help honor his legacy is to assist another student at Henry Ford College obtain their dream of becoming a PTA. Darrington was not able to complete his goal but through this scholarship that bears his name, he will help other students complete theirs. And we feel with that, he would be pleased.