"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living"
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Arnold Damon Newkirk
Arnold Damon Newkirk
Arnold Damon Newkirk was born on September 23, 1969 in Trenton, New Jersey to the late Earl Charles NewKirk and the late Elise Elaine Turner NewKirk.
Arnold or “Azmo” as he was affectionately called departed this life peacefully on February 22, 2021 at the Samaritan Hospice of Virtua Memorial Hospital of Mt. Holly, NJ.
Arnold started his education in the Mt. Holly School System. After the family relocated to Bordentown, Arnold attended Bordentown Regional High School where he excelled in basketball, earning the nickname “Magic.” Upon graduating in 1987, Arnold continued playing the sport he loved in the Reginald Kings Summer League and the Speed Boys. Arnold loved the Lord from an early age and became a member and was baptized at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church in Bordentown, NJ.
Arnold truly was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and always to them as the #1 American Football team! Arnold loved to cook and found employment in places that would allow him to show off his vast culinary chops working at places like; Town & Country Diner, Allstarz Bar & Grill, Mastoris Restaurant and the Big Easy.
Although Arnold has no children of his own, Arnold played a predominant role in the lives of three important children that had a special place in his heart: his niece Armani Sierra Walden, and sons Cornell “Bubba” and Korey Williams.
Arnold was always someone that people could count on, he truly was one of a kind. He loved life and for over 18 years he shared that life with his fiancé Crystal A. Williams. Arnold made many lasting friendships along the way, and none were mort important than that of being on of the “4 Aces” with his lifelong friends, Dennis Turner, George Richardson, and George Matthews. He also counted as an important part of his life, Tommy Coleman who was always willing and able to help him during his illness.
Arnold was preceded in death by both parents- Earl C. and Elise Elaine NewKirk and his Godmother Rosemary “Gee” Moore. He leaves to cherish fond memories; Fiancé Crystal A. Williams, 3 brothers Richard D. Turner (Durham, NC), Terrence E. NewKirk (Burlington, NJ), and Gary Strickland (Tonya) of Florence, NJ., 3 sisters; Lynn (Slyvester) NewKirk-Walden (Burlington, NJ), Tawanda (Dre) Kelley (Trenton, NJ), and Arleen Flowers-Carter (Burlington, NJ), 3 aunts; Alberta Gaines Frances Kidd, and Barbara Albany, 2 uncles; Jesse Sanders and Wayman NewKirk, Godmother Annetta Allen, 2 Godbrothers; Jackie “Red” Graham and Joseph Moore. Six Godchildren; Deryoe, Armani, Nova Janae, Dy’Zhanay, Malachi, and Lamari and a host of nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephews, cousins, and other loving family members and friends.
Arnold D. Newkirk, of Burlington, passed away on February 22, 2021. Celebration of his Life Service fir family only will be 11am Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Friends may walk through view from 10am until 11am at the TL Hutton Family & Friends Funeral Services, 869 Beverly Road, Burlington, NJ. Interment: Bordentown, NJ. Service will be live stream 11am at www.TLHuttonfuneralservices.com
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