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Tavares "Pit" Lamar Rickerson

July 21, 1977 ~ July 27, 2020 (age 43)


RICKERSON ~ Tavares Lamar Rickerson Sr., (aka “Pit”) was born July 21, 1977, in Orlando, Florida, to Sylvia Boone-Rickerson and Octavius “Roy” Holliday, Sr.  At the age of thirteen, Tavares relocated from St. Augustine, Florida to Jacksonville, Florida where he continued his education in the Duval County School System, graduating from Edward White High School (class of 1996). In 2014, Tavares received his Welding/Ship Fitting certification from Tulsa Welding School.

In early 2000, Tavares launched his music career dropping his first music project, River Trappin’.  Mastering his craft “Pit” vowed to release an album every six months becoming one of Jacksonville’s best known underground rappers and with the city behind him, proclaiming the name “Pit Da Don of Duval”. For more history of his music please visit

Tavares leaves behind a rich legacy of generosity and love.  He was preceded in death by his father, Octavius Sr, (2019); brother, Derrick (2017); grandmother, Lucille Rickerson (2011); aunt, Mary Rickerson (2018).  Left to mourn his memory, children, Elijah Hart, Tavares Rickerson, Jr., Armand Henry, Tavarion Rickerson, Javares Rickerson, Tra’vares Rickerson, and Skylar “First Lady” Rickerson;  granddaughter, Elaini Hart; mother, Sylvia “Ann” Rickerson Boone; siblings, Avery (Tina) Davis, Tamika (Donald) Jenkins, Brandon (Stephanie) Boone, Donna Holliday, Audrey Holliday, and Octavius Holliday, Jr.; uncles, Jessie “Margaret” Rickerson and Willie Rickerson Sr.; aunts, Charlie Mae Saul, Ola Wright, Gloria Rickerson; the mothers of his children, Kearston “Toya” Jones and Allyssa Rickerson; father-figure, Lamar Collier; god mother, Lenora Griffin; god sister, Mary (Daniel) Griffin; a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Celebration of Life Service for Tavares“Pit” Lamar Rickerson will be 10:00 AM, at Zerephath Tabernacle, 1028 East 10th Street, Pastor James Brant III.  Family will receive friends Friday at the Church from 5 – 7:00 PM.  Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.  Because of the love of his family arrangement entrusted to J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services 904.924.9400

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 Service Program


August 7, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Zarephath Tabernacle
1028 E 10st
jacksonville, FL 32206

Funeral Service
August 8, 2020

10:00 AM
Zarephath Tabernacle
1028 E 10st
jacksonville, FL 32206

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