Torrance Tremanye Todd was born September 21, 1973 in Seattle, Washington to the union of Rita Renee Todd and Richard Grundy. Torrance accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and was baptized as a member of Greater Mt. Baker Baptist Church in Seattle, Washington. He received his elementary education from Seattle Public Schools and graduated with a GED from Seattle Central College. Torrance was affectionately known as "Torri" by his family, and friends, who were drawn to him by his beautiful smile, friendly and fun-loving nature, his love of life and easy-going manner. Torri was a gifted athlete and dancer. Always an active participant on community sports teams, he enjoyed swimming and could “swim like a fish”, was a football running back, tumbler and held the rank of blue belt in Shorin-ryu Karate. As a dancer, Torri was meticulous with a capacity for extreme control but also quickness. He loved break dancing, loved dancing to Michael Jackson videos and could watch a routine once and repeat it perfectly. Torri had a natural intellectual curiosity and was extremely interested in knowing how and why the world worked as it did. Strong in his devotion of Christian faith, he was not afraid to challenge himself and others with new ideas and experiences. Torri had a deep persistent desire to know and was always trying to learn something new and often debated about religion and theology. Torri walked into the loving arms of Jesus Christ on August 1, 2020 at the age of 46. He was preceded in death by his father Richard Grundy, his son Torrance Todd II, his maternal grandparents Shirley and Tommy Williamson. Maternal Uncles James Anthony Todd and Rodney Eugene Todd. He is survived by his mother Rita Renee Todd and grandmother Clara B. Penn. Aunt: Carla Todd. Uncles: Carliss Todd (Annette), Elmer Penn, Reginald Penn, Michael Grundy, Dewayne Grundy, and George Alexander. Four siblings: Regina Grundy, Jonita Okezie, Michael Foxx (Talia) and Dolonna Todd. Three children: Kiara Todd, Torrin Todd, and Tor’zhea Cummings-Todd. Grandchildren: Mi’Leah Hall and Quincy Madrigal (all of Seattle) as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
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