Diamanté Rufus Barker, known to friends and family as Dadae or Papa, entered peacefully into rest at home with his family on July 17, 2019. He was 6 years old.
Diamanté was born September 29, 2019 in Alameda county to parents Shainéa Polyniak and Rufus Barker. He attended Bay Elementary School in San Lorenzo, California, where he was a kindergarten student. He never missed a day and was a helper in his classes, always beloved by his teachers. He loved playing baseball, video games, YouTube, swimming, camping, wrestling, bike riding, playing with his cousins, and hanging out with his family, just chilling. He was the world’s greatest son, grandson, brother, and nephew. He is so loved, and he will always be missed.
Diamanté is survived by his parents Shainéa Polyniak and Rufus Barker; siblings Destiny, Rhylee, Kymani, Tywan, McCoy, and D’mani; grandparents Victoria Zedan and Cassandra Page; and so many more loving family members, friends, and community members.
Visitation for Diamanté will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 PM on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo, CA, with services to be held at 6:30 PM. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, July 30, 2019 from 9:00 – 10:30 AM, also at Grissom’s.