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Monica Danielle Patrick Kidd

 

Monica Danielle Patrick Kidd was born to the late Victor and Brenda Patrick on April 3, 1965 in Mt Holly, New Jersey. She suddenly departed this life on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

 

The fourth child of six, Monica started life on East Pearl St. She was educated in the Burlington City and Burlington Township Public School System. At a very young age Monica attended Second Baptist Church on Belmont Street with her late grandmother Georgia Speller.

 

Monica was the family and community babysitter before taking a job in the cafeteria with the Burlington City School, where she worked for 20 years until her death.

 

Just as her mother, Monica was loved by many. She had a big heart, a beautiful smile and infectious laugh. The neighborhood girlfriend, who loved to cook. The aunt/cousin who taught you right and wrong. Growing up in Burlington was fun, it was about love and community where she and her sibling were members of the Burlettes drill-team. She was the sports aunt; she cheered her family on in whatever they participated in. You could always depend on Monica. If you needed her, she was there, she may be fussing but she helped whenever needed.

 

Those preceding her in death: Parents, brothers: Darrell and Anthony, Grandparents: Florida & John Henry Johnson, Great Grandparents: Moses & Georgia Speller, Charles & Pearl Tooles, Aunts: Beulah Freeman and Antonia Tooles, Uncles: Hoover and Booker T. Patrick, Dwight, Lamont, Ruzzelle Tooles, and Jarvis Pitts

 

She leaves to cherish her memory: Her Siblings: Jarvis Patrick (Selena), Leah Matthews (George), all of Burlington, NJ and Sonya Baxter-Fortunato, Philadelphia, PA. 11 nieces and nephews and 22 great nieces and nephews. Uncles; Erskine and Maurice Tooles, Rodney and Terence Johnson all of Burlington, NJ. Ronald Tooles of Merchantville, NJ, Wayne (Sheila) of Kendall Park, NJ Aunts; Paula King, Cheryl Glaze, Carla Johnson all of Burlington, Denise Johnson of Trenton, NJ, and Marilyn Hickman (Randy) of Raleigh NC, a host cousins and friends.

 

Celebration of her Life Family service will be held Friday, October 23, 2020 11AM at The TL Hutton Family & Friends Funeral Services, 869 Beverly Road, Burlington, NJ.  Family and friends may view from 9 AM until time of service. Interment: Odd fellows Cemetery, Burlington, NJ. Masks must be worn. Service to the family by TL Hutton Family & Friends, Burlington, NJ

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Carla Renee Nesmith

 

Carla Renee Nesmith affectionately known as “CaCa” was born. On December 10, 1958 in Mount Holly, New Jersey to Alice Dennis and the late Woodrow Morgan. On October 14, 2020 she passed away suddenly, closed her eyes and went to be with her Lord and Savior.  She attended school in Burlington Township and graduated in 1978 from Burlington Township High School.

 

Carla accepted Christ as her Lord and savior at Tabernacle Baptist Church. She loved The Lord and throughout the years she fellowshipped with various churches in the area. Carla enjoyed spending time with her family and loved ones, gardening, cooking.  And listening to her extensive music collection of oldies and taking lots of pictures   She never missed an opportunity to take a picture. You would often find her working in her yard and watering  flowers. She loved planning trips and taking her nieces and nephews to amusement parks.  Carla was a strong, kind and independent person.  She was  preceded in death by her 2 brothers, Gary Dennis, Tyrone Dennis and sister, Denise Jones .She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving mother, Alice Dennis, her devoted children: Devetta Dennis of Burlington and Sherria Hannah (Frederick) of Roebling, Two grandsons Michael Dennis and Jordan Winfield and 1 great Grandson, Ayden Dennis, 3 sisters: Donna Leonard (Cecil) of Burlington, Sarah Anderson Jacksonville Florida and Zeline Jackson of Havana Florida .

 

 She also leaves her Aunts, Delores Monroe, Daisy Coleman, and Edith Pickett. A special cousin Mary Pickett and a host Of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 

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Christine E. Coleman

 

Christine E. Coleman was born on October 2, 1947, to the late Donald C. Demby and Christine M. (Daniels) Nesmith, in Mount Holly, NJ.  She attended the Mt. Holly Public Schools and graduated from RVRHS in 1966.  She was affectionately known as “Tiny”.  During her younger years, she was involved with the Mt. Holly Brownies, Girl Scouts, Burlington County NAACP, Junior Chapter, and the Mt. Holly Junior Elks.  She was also a faithful and proud member of Saint Paul United Methodist Church her entire life, as well as, the Junior Choir under the leadership of her Mother.

During her early teen years, she would have little jobs babysitting the neighborhood children and picking blueberries with her crew (which she hated).  She got her first real job through the Neighborhood Youth Program at the Mt. Holly Library, where she remained through High School, until starting her career at the Burlington County Vocational Technical High School (Burlington County Institute of Technology) for over 40 years.

During her high school years, she met Richard E. Coleman.  On October 8, 1966 they were joined in holy matrimony and she remained dedicated through the years. From this union, two children were born, Richard A. and Richelle A. Coleman.  She was very much involved in their younger years as a team mother and carpool parent with Football, Track, Brownies, Girl Scouts, and Cheerleading.  She enjoyed going to all their events.  She was a faithful and avid lottery player, never winning the millions, but kept playing anyway.  Christine also enjoyed going to the casino with her daughter, only to get in her way trying to play the penny slot machines and always losing her money.  The fun part was always leaving the casino and going to Kelsey’s for dinner in Atlantic City, NJ.

She worked at BCIT from 1971 to 2011.  Her first position was in the Library as an Aide, always mentoring the young people as they came in during their lunch time to talk to her about everything.  She worked the switchboard for the district and transferred to the Business Office in 1991 until she retired.  She was also involved in the ticket sales for basketball games and security.  In addition, Christine was a Substitute Caller for the district for over 8 years.  She enjoyed working with all people and got to be like family to many of them.  She went back and worked as a Sub Secretary at BCIT/BCSSSD in the High School and Business Office Reception area in 2012. Christine was well-known by all.

Her favorite past time was going to the movie matinee on Fridays with her sister, Beverly, and her best friend, Patsy Bundy, and her sister Rita Williams. Afterwards they would have dinner at various restaurants.  She also enjoyed attending the summer outdoor concerts at the Burlington County Amphitheater with her sister.  Most importantly, Christine loved going to Wildwood Beach during the summer with her friends and family.  She was a kind person and always put others before herself, always going out of her way for family and friends.  She took pride in her appearance.  She was also a great caregiver to her husband during the last years of his life. 

Christine undoubtedly loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchild, Ahonesty.  She will be deeply missed by all because she touched so many lives.  Christine was called home to be with the Lord on October 16, 2020.  Her life memories and legacy will live on with each one of us.

Christine was preceded in death by her husband, Richard E. Coleman and by her parents Donald C. Demby and Christine M. Nesmith. She leaves to cherish her memory 2 children, Richard A. Coleman (Rosetta), and Richelle A. Coleman; and 1 stepdaughter, Valerie Ray (Terry).  She had 4 grandchildren: Tiana B. Coleman, Raynna L. Coleman, Mya M. Coleman and Kyah M. Coleman; 4 step grandchildren: Shaukia M. Yates (deceased), Douglas Yates, Haleigh Hunt and Hannah Hunt; 1 great grandchild: Ahonesty B. Nichols (the love of her life); and 4 step great grandchildren: Alex Yates, Nykia Yates, Dominic Yates, and Josslyn Yates.  Also left to mourn is 1 sister, Beverly Minney; 1 niece and goddaughter, Keira Johnson; 2 nephews, Rashaan Ali and Tarik Ali (deceased); 1 great niece, Milanj Johnson-Dixon; 2 great nephews, Tahj Lewis and Rashaan Ali, Jr.; 2 loving Aunts, Gloria Daniels and Ethel Debnam and 2 special Uncles, Archie Demby and John Demby, as well as, a host of cousins and friends.

Celebration of her Life will be held Saturday, October 24, 2020 11 AM at The First Baptist Church of Mt. Holly, 1341 Woodlane Road, Eastampton, NJ. Family and friends may view from 9 AM until time of service. Interment: Odd fellows Cemetery, Burlington, NJ.

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Tracy Marie Cox

 

Tracy Marie Cox passed away on October 1, 2020 after a courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer. 

 

Tracy was born on May 15, 1959 in Philadelphia, PA. After graduating from Rancocas Valley Regional High School in 1978. 

 

She went on to study at Seton Hall University in West Orange, NJ.  Tracy never married.  Tracy was predeceased by her father Sherbert L. Cox.  She is survived by her son, Daniel Cox; her mother, Geraldine Cox.

 

Graveside service were held, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Burlington, NJ.

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