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Marcus Tullius Cicero
Gail Sylvia Wright
Gail Sylvia Wright
April 6, 1961 July 18,2021
Gail Sylvia Wright was born to the late Marchester Wright and Katherine Delores (Brooks) Wright on April 6, 1961 at Cooper Hospital in Camden, New Jersey . She departed this life on Sunday, July 18, 2021. Gail was the youngest of four children. Two brothers, Clarence and Kenneth Wright, pre-deceased her in death and she leaves to mourn her passing, one loving sister Sheila Delores Hay.
Gail received her formal education in the Glassboro Public School System. She worked hard as a student but tests and books were not her passion. Gail found her passion working with her hands and making beautiful, creative crafts of art and home décor which adorned her apartment. Her other talents were sewing, crocheting and coloring, just to name a few. Her son Clyde states that, “Mom could make a pillow come to life.” Gail taught her grandchildren to color and their love of coloring will always be a cherished memory of their grandmother. Gail had a ‘green thumb’ that could make any house plant thrive and flourish and her love of planting vegetable gardens, certainly ‘grew’ out of her childhood, growing up on the Wright family farm.
Hard work was no stranger to Gail. She was gainfully employed in several different jobs. Her first job as a machinist was with PSI, a manufacturing company in Pitman, New Jersey. She also had employment with the Merry Maids Cleaning Company, as a dependable house cleaning employee. As a home health aide, Gail showed loving kindness and patience for the elderly that were under her care. Later, Glassboro State College (Rowan) hired Gail to work in the Food Service Department where she loved making pizzas for the students!
Gail learned the importance of religion early in her life. As a young child, she attended the Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church in Glassboro, New Jersey. It was there that she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior. Singing songs of Zion in church, always brought a smile to her face. As she grew older, Gail sought to find a warm, welcoming church family and she would attend several church services. Her search came to an end when she made the St. Matthews Baptist Church in Williamstown, New Jersey, her new church home. She faithfully completed the church’s membership classes under the Biblical teaching of Pastor Raymond L. Gordon.
Those who knew Gail were warmed by her friendly, fun-loving disposition. She loved a good laugh. She was quick to speak her mind but that was all part of the Gail you learned to love. At any given moment, you could hear her break out in a song or maybe watch her start dancing across the floor to the music of some “oldie but goodie, but just don’t get in her way. Gail’s kind, gentle nature, nurtured many a person in need. If they passed her way and she could help them, she would .In recent times, Gail endured many emotional struggles, but she never lost the love of her family and her love for them, still remained.
Gail’s memory will be cherished and forever remembered by her three loving children: Jonathan Sutton, Jr. (John-John) of Glassboro, NJ; Syreeta Destini` Butler (Jay) of Swedesboro, NJ; Clyde Andre` Butler (Alyssa) of Lindenwold, NJ; one sister Sheila Delores Hay ( Jeffrey) of Turnersville, N.J.; three granddaughters: Raveen Baldwin, Janelle Sutton and Katara Sutton; two grandsons: Jonathan Sutton III and Jah`Ty Dickson and one great-grandson, Mari; two aunts, Wilhemena Wright of Glassboro, N.J. and Ida Brooks of Chester, PA; four god-children: Torrey Brooks, Tameka Patterson, Timothy Breaker and Theo Linen and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and loved ones. Leroy Butler and Jonathan Sutton, Sr., the fathers of her children, developed a close, enduring bond with Gail that lasted a lifetime. Her presence will be truly missed by all.
July 27, 2021
Viewing – 9:00-11:00 AM * Service 11 AM
First Baptist Church
103 Grove Street
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Christopher “Mickey” Michael Roberson Sr.
Christopher “Mickey” Michael Roberson Sr.
Christopher “Mickey” Michael Roberson Sr. was born November 14, 1974, to the late Ardell Currie and Diann Watson in Mt. Holly, New Jersey.
Mickey was educated in the Burlington County school system. He was employed by Richard Gober from 1999-2019. After years of skillfully learning the trade of contractor he decided to exhibit his talent for home remodeling and began working for Hassan Ceylan and Ercan Ceylan. During that time he also started a family business with his devoted partner, Rahneema, and their children and named it Just-Us Renovations.
Christopher, affectionately known as Mickey, was a quiet, laidback, hardworking, and devoted father and grandfather. Mickey had many talents and was a jack of all trades. He served as the ‘hood mechanic and the neighborhood barber for family and friends. He enjoyed traveling with his family, fishing, jet skiing, and taking long drives. He was a family man and whenever he had some down time he would relax by laying in the bed, watching tv with his grandson TJ tucked up under his arm. Everyone loved Mickey and his calming spirit. He was a great teacher who taught his sons everything he knew about renovating houses. He led by example when he taught his sons the importance of hard work. He loved his work and it showed in every aspect of his life. Even while on vacation, he would end up working because he would meet people and point out changes that could improve their home.
On July 14, 2021, God called Mickey home. Mickey is survived by his stepfather Jerry Watson Sr.; his putative wife of 25 years, Rahneema McCloud; siblings: Hasoni Banks (Michael), Jerry Watson Jr. (Marcia), Tamika Sumner (Watson), Terrell Watson, and Romande Roberson (Marcus); sons: Rasheed McCloud, Christopher Roberson Jr. (Geyonna), Ryan McCloud Roberson; daughters: Shakea Outterbridge (Kyahere) and Rahneya Roberson (Trevon Sr.); grandchildren: Trevon Jr. (TJ), Christopher III, Carter, Cianna, Emory, Paris, Jada, Kaliya, Senai, and Alaya; a host of nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.
Celebration of his life services, Thursday, July 22, 2021 11AM at the St. mark Baptist Church, Browns Mills NJ. Family and friends may view from 10 AM until time of service.
Mr. Harold Donald Phillips, Sr.
Mr. Harold Donald Phillips, Sr.
Mr. Harold Donald Phillips, Sr., son of the late Homer Phillips and Alice Mae Riley was born July 4, 1925, in Burlington. He is the third of five children. He attended Burlington Township Schools and graduated from Wilbur Watts High School in 1943. At the age of 17, he enlisted and served in the first African American unit in the United States Marine Corps; the 51st Battalion at Montford Point in North Carolina.
During his service in the Marine Corps, Harold would correspond with Cynthia Anderson; through their letters, they fell in love. Harold and Cynthia married and from their union they had three children, Harold Jr., Loray and Marla.
Harold was employed by Progressive Life Insurance serving as staff manager for over 33 years. Throughout his career, Harold and Cynthia traveled. He loved to travel to various places including Mexico, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and the Bahamas.
One of Harold’s favorite past times included taking his family in his camper to go fishing. The family enjoyed fishing at Mystic Island, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island and Martha’s Vineyard. After many fishing trips, Harold would provide fish to elderly neighbors in the community. He also would donate fish to the church for their annual Fish Fry.
Harold also enjoyed hunting and playing weekly card games with friends and family.
Harold was a founder and chartered member of the Burlington County Lancers, where he served as Treasurer. The organization’s mission was to raise funds to assist students in their educational pursuits.
At the age of 87, Harold was presented with the congressional medal of honor for his dedication and service in the United States Marine Corps 51st Battalion.
Preceding him in death is his loving bride of 73 years, Cynthia Mae Phillips and his son Harold Jr. Harold is lovingly survived by his two daughters, Loray A. Greene (Leonard), Marla W. Perry (Porter), sister, Bernice E. Turner of Burlington; nine grandchildren Shawn Phillips (Karleen), Aaron Phillips, April Ellerbee (Anthony), Leonard Greene, Emanuel Greene, Porter Perry (Brooke), Harold Perry, Christopher Perry (Sharese), Jamaal Perry (Haley); twelve great-grandchildren, Zachary Phillips, Christian Perry, Solomon Perry, Jaxon Perry, Emerson Perry, Ellison Perry, Isaiah Perry, Daniel Perry, Micah Perry, Mariah Ellerbee, Jordan Ellerbe, Amia Ellerbee and special cousin Tommy Belton and a host of family and friends.
Our beloved mother Gertie Martin (Annabelle), was born February 14, 1928 to Thomas and Juanita (Bessy) Davis, in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. She was the youngest of eight children and enjoyed spending time with her parents learning the importance of family values. As the daughter of a deacon, she established an early foundation with God, which remained present throughout her life and enjoyed fellowship and singing in the church choir. She was educated in Moncks Corner School District, where she was very popular and enjoyed spending time with her classmates.
In 1944, Gertie met the love of her life, Nelson Martin who she married soon after on November
24, 1945 in Charleston, SC. During their early years of marriage, Nelson and Gertie lived in Charleston, SC building the foundation for their future. In 1952, they moved up north to West Philadelphia on Wanamaker Street. They were very generous and opened up their home to support family members from the South. After 10 years of marriage, they were blessed with 7 children and in 1967, moved to Willingboro, NJ to raise their family.
Gertie’s pride and joy was her family, which included caring for her husband, attending her children’s activities, and taking family trips. She was employed by the Willingboro Board of Education for more than 25 years in various capacities and was well liked by the faculty and students. This admiration extended beyond her work, as both Nelson and Gertie were well respected and known for their active involvement in community activities.
Nelson and Gertie held the key to a successful marriage and in September 2020 they were recognized and honored for their 75 years of marriage in the Burlington County Times Newspaper. Gertie was a devoted wife, loving mother, and adored grandmother. She exhibited excellence in her cooking, which was heavily influenced by southern cuisine. She also had impeccable taste in fashion, jewelry, and home decor. In her spare time, she enjoyed shopping, watching soap operas and taking yearly vacations with her husband.
On May 31, she transitioned from earth to glory. She was preceded in death by seven siblings and her eldest son, Nelson Earl Martin. She is survived by her husband Nelson Martin, children Christopher Nelson (Violet), Tony (LaCrece), Stacey, Stanley (Deidra), Kimberly (Anthony) Talley, Carlton (Melanie), daughter in-law Pamela, 20 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and loving friends.
Lovingly submitted, the family.
Gertie Martin, of Willingboro, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021. Celebration Services will be held, Tuesday, June 8, 2021. 11am at the Second Baptist Church, 306 Washington Street, Mt. Holly. Viewing will be held 10am until time of service. Entombment: Odd Fellow Cemetery Mausoleum, Burlington, NJ. Service to the family by TL Hutton Family & Friends Funeral Services, Burlington, NJ.
Deacon Gibbs Carter
Deacon Gibbs Carter
Deacon Gibbs Carter was born on March 15, 1929 in Hampton, Virginia to the late Gibbs and Margaret Carter. He departed this earthly life on May 26, 2021 at the age of 92. As a young child Deacon Carter attended Queen Street Baptist Church in Hampton, Va. He went on to received his secondary education at Phoenix High School and briefly attended West Virginia State College.
Deacon Carter was a veteran of the United States military where he served for a total of 27 years, including two honorable tours in Vietnam. He retired as a Chief Warrant Officer. Upon retiring, he remained an active member of his community and society at large by working for the United States Postal Service. On September 30, 1973, Deacon Carter and Jeanette Carter were married at Fort Dix, New Jersey. The loving couple remained married for close to 47 years until he took his final journey upward. Deacon Carter also was a member of the Amvets and the Westampton American Legion Post.
Deacon Carter and his wife found membership within Second Baptist Church of Mount Holly where they dedicated their souls to Christ and continued to be his faithful servants by living righteous lives. Deacon Gibbs Carter served Second Baptist in many capacities, Deacon, past chairman of the Board of Trustees, Assistant Treasure, Choir member, Sunday School personnel, leader of the Food program, Culinary member and many more areas of devoted and dedicated service to the ministry. He also served in many community organizations.
Having found eternal peace, Deacon Gibbs Carter leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Jeanette Carter, three beautiful daughters; Shelley Morris of Chesapeake, Virginia, Gibbisetta Wynn (Elder Roosevelt) and Lola Wilson (Elder Dwight) both of Hampton, Virginia. Two handsome Stepsons; Diamond McSwain and David Brewington, and a host of exceptional grandchildren, great grandchildren, and his beloved nieces and nephews.
Ida Jones (Johnson)
Ida Jones (Johnson)
Ida Jones (Johnson), age 84, formerly of Juliustown NJ, passed away Monday, May 31, 2021. She graduated from Bristol High School in 1954 with honors and studied two years at Bucks County Community College. She received her associates degree in secretarial science. After her formal education, Ida worked for 30 years at US Steel Corporation in Fairless Hills Pennsylvania. She worked as a secretary to the chief chemist and retired in 1995.
For most of her adult life she was a faithful member of St. Paul UMC. While at St. Paul she served as an active member, church secretary, usher, and United Methodist Women’s group leader. Ida was also very active in the community. She spent many years delivering food for the Extended Hands Outreach Ministry. She also donated time and money to many charitable causes. Ida’s talents were many. She was an extremely accomplished baker, typist, and a former majorette in the Bristol High School Marching Band.
In 1968, she married the love of her life, Parker Jones. Ida and Parker were married for 53 wonderful years. During those many years of marriage they raised their devoted daughter Leslie, and fostered a friend’s child. They also took in several family members and friends in need. Even though Leslie was an only child, she describes the house as never empty and always filled with love. Everyone was welcome. Ida lived a life of service. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Ida enjoyed spending time with her family and hosted many family social events. Most notable was the 4th of July family reunion that she hosted every other year. Ida loved to travel and go out on adventures. She visited countries on almost every continent.
In her most recent years her hearts greatest joy was spending time with her grandkids. She is survived by her devoted husband of 53 years, Parker Jones; daughters; Dawn Jones, Leslie Wong and her husband David; A special niece, Tina Godbold; 2 grandsons, 1 granddaughter, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
A celebration of life will be held on June 5, 2021 at St. Paul UMC, 240 Washington Street, Mt. Holly, NJ. A viewing will be held from 10:00-11:00AM followed by a service at 11:00AM. A lunch repass will be served following the funeral service in the church fellowship hall. If desired, friends may make memorial contributions to St. Paul UMC. Condolences may be sent to the family at https://www.tlhuttonfuneralservices.com/
Darrell Lewis Jones
Darrell Lewis Jones
Darrell Lewis Jones, affectionately known as “Dinky,” was born to Camilla Yvonne Rouse and Lewis Jones (deceased) in Philadelphia, PA on November 17,1960. Darrell was also raised by his loving bonus mother Mildred Jones.
The third of five children, Darrell was educated in the Philadelphia School system and completed his primary education upon moving to Willingboro NJ. He continued his education at University of Akron.
Dinky began working at an early age alongside his father and brother at Jones Maintenance Service mainly at Temple University Campus. He eventually became an independent contractor working alongside his friend Darryl Gladden at Andrea’s Carpet. As a contractor, he provided service for many community businesses.
His passion for sports began with playing football and basketball, which led him to start coaching youth basketball, including “Hard Work” camp and “Baggett Court Vision” summer camp at Rider University. Later his love of sports transitioned to becoming a Basketball Referee until his health began to fail. Making lifelong friendships. Always true to his city routing for all Philadelphia Sport teams.
Darrell grew up in the Faith from youth, he recommitted to his faith and was baptized as adult at St. James Baptist Church in Beverly, NJ. Later, he became a member of Alpha Baptist Church in Willingboro NJ.
He was proceeded in death by his brother Dwayne “Ski” Jones.
Leaving behind to cherish his memory is his son Darrell Jones Jr, sisters Anita Dennis, Michelle Miller and Traci Jones-Dorset (Kirk), honorary sister Denise Williams, sister-in-law Leslie Jones; honorary brother/cousin Steven Jones (Melissa); nephews: Aaron Miller and Tye Dorset; Nieces: Toi Hutchins, Teeonna Jenkins (Kennon), and Alexis Jones, (Dominique Brown, Nyesha Darrah); Affectionately loved and cherished by Leon Bolden and Leah Bolden; and a host of cousins, other relatives and an abundance of friends.
Carlotta Lenee Bernard
Carlotta Lenee Bernard
Carlotta was born on September 17, 1971 in Norfolk, VA. She departed this life on May 15, 2021. She was the youngest child of Doris and Claude Bernard. Her father, granddaughter Khaylani, and stepbrother, Torey Gibson, all preceded her in death.
She grew up in Willingboro, NJ. She attended Twin Hills Elementary School, and graduated from Willingboro High School in 1989. While in high school, she was in the marching band. After graduation, she attended Delaware State University, where she studied Theater Arts and Early Childhood Education. She was a member of the Del State Gospel Choir, and a sweetheart of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. She later attended Barber Scotia College in North Carolina. While there, she sang with the renown gospel singer, Hezekiah Walker.
Carlotta was raised up in Delaware Valley Baptist Church, where she sang and participated in many of the church ministries and activities. Later, she attended her Uncle Walter McDaniel’s church, Faith United Christian Church of Berlin, NJ, where she supported his ministry, sang soul stirring solos, and sang on the praise team.
She worked for many years as a Dental Assistant, and she often gave dental advice to her family and friends.
Lenee (as she was affectionately called) loved to swim, sing, listen to gospel music, play her flute, and communicate with her family and friends through phone calls, visits, and social media. She was well liked and offered help to anyone in need.
She leaves to mourn her passing her devoted mother, Doris Bernard; her brother, Claude Bernard; daughter, Desiree Bernard; twin sons, Deion and Darren Bernard; nephew, Jay Bernard; nieces, Rosa and Brianna Bernard; stepbrothers, 4 grand children, Kayden, Kayla, Korey, Kior, and a new grandchild on the way; Aunts, Uncles, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Sorrowfully submitted, The Family
Brenda Elizabeth Richardson
Brenda Elizabeth Richardson
Brenda Elizabeth Richardson was born on April 17,1946, in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. She was born to the late William Gardner and the late Eileen Jeanty. She transitioned peacefully into the presence of the Lord on May 19, 2021.
Brenda was united in marriage to Leroy Richardson in -1991in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.
Brenda received her primary and secondary education in the Philadelphia School System. graduating from high school with excellent clerical skills. After re-locating to New Jersey, Brenda decided to obtain a formal education in the study of God’s Word.
Her thirst for greater knowledge of the bible lead her to attend Word of Grace School of Theology in Lumberton, New Jersey. After four years of study, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies. She later furthered her education for an additional two years, receiving her Master of Arts degree in theological studies, Burlington Campus.
Brenda was active in ministry at an early age as a member of Thankful Baptist Church of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She served as a member of the church choir. After relocating to New Jersey, Brenda joined Tabernacle Baptist church, Burlington New Jersey, under the leadership of R .W .Jones. She later transitioned to Christian Faith Assembly of Hainesport New Jersey, under the pastorate of Elder William Roane and later under the pastorate of the late Apostle Maurice Randolph Sr. Brenda remained active in ministry singing with the choir, and later answered her call to Ministry.In 2002 Brenda was ordained as an Evangelist. She was a member of Christian Faith Ass eroy, can only be admired. They were seldom separated and were intensely devoted to one another. Brenda was always advising brother Leroy of his health needs, and Leroy was continually caring for hers. They were love in action, and the personification of sincere devotion .and dedication embly for over 20 years. She later transferred her membership to Bethany Baptist church in Lindenwold, New Jersey under the pastorate of Bishop David Evans. Brenda also served as part of Bethany’s Ministerial Staff.
Brenda had a sincere and special love for her family. The love and bond between her and her husband L in marriage.
Brenda was Family oriented. She was so proud of her children, and every opportunity she had she would speak of them. She was overflowing with the love she had for her grandchildren and each one was special.
Brenda was a beautifu,l tall, stately, dignified. woman of God. She was a Woman of great faith power and prayer. She seized every opportunity to witness. She was bold direct and clear in her purpose to introduce someone to Jesus. She loved God and God’s people. Brenda was an avid reader and was in the process of publishing a powerful book of her life and the many challenges that she had overcame and endured.
She was preceded in death by one son, Frank Holden.
She leaves to cherish her memory: her husband Leroy Richardson; Children: Tara Harlan(Wendell); Daniel Holden(Mone) Pamela Holden ;Devin Richardson; Kelly Pichardson: One sister, Jacqueline Jeanty; sixteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousin, and a host of friends.
We will all miss this mighty woman of God!
Memorial Service will be Live-streamed on May 25, 2021 at 11am at...
George Paris Felton
George Paris Felton
George Paris Felton was born in Frankfurt, Germany on October 11th, 1968 to the parents of Garland P. Felton, Sr and Gerda Felton. He answered God 's call for a heavenly rest on May
3rct, 2021 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA.
At an early age he joined Tabernacle Baptist Church and dedicated his life to Christ. He received his education through the Edgewater Park, NJ and Burlington, NJ school system. In 1987, he joined the United States Army and served his country. He united in marriage to Dena L. Hines in April 2,1988 Fort Meade, Maryland. George was a jack of all trades. He loved detailing cars and
he worked many construction projects throughout is life.
George enjoyed soulful music, antique cars, being a father and spending time with family and friends. He was a friendly and kind person to everyone whom he came in contact with. George had a heart of gold and would give the shirt off his back to a stranger. His spirit would light up a room and his sense of humor was one of a kind.
George was preceded in death by his father Garland P. Felton Sr. He leaves to cherish memories his wife Dena L. Felton ofNew Bern, NC; mother Gerda Felton of Edgewater Park, NJ; children Kearra Davis (Isiab) of Clovis, NM; Brittany Malone of NC; Stephen Marshall of San Diego CA, Paris Felton of Burlington Township, NJ; honorary daughters Sheena Marchall of Philadelphia, Pa., Mia Marchall of Willingboro, NJ, siblings older brother Garland P. Felton Jr. (Dena) of Suffolk VA; older sister Monica Felton-Dale of Beverly, NJ; honorary brother Adam Robb of
Westampton, NJ; grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and close friends.
George P. Felton passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021. Celebration of his Life will be held Monday, May 10, 2021 4pm at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, 150 E. 2nd Street, Burlington, NJ. Viewing will be 3pm until time of service. Interment: BGWCD Veteran Memorial Cemetery. Arrangement by The TL Hutton Family & Friends Funersl Services, Burlington.
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Jahmir D. Boylan
Jahmir D. Boylan
If you had to describe Jahmir in three words, they would be loveable, huggable and grateful. Born on March 25, 2011 to Tiara West and William Dante Boylan, he was always willing to help anyone and everyone. He had a passion for cooking, drawing, playing games, telling jokes and watching YouTube. Jahmir always wanted to learn things. At the tender age of two, he was reciting scripture. By age three, he was easily doing jigsaw puzzles. He was nicknamed “Puzzle Man” by his G-pop (godfather/cousin), Pastor Terrance West. Following in the steps of his big sister Zari, Jahmir accepted Christ as his personal savior at St Paul Baptist Church on September 30, 2018.
Jahmir attended Hawthorn Elementary School. His extracurricular activities included karate, wrestling and playing football with the Willingboro Panthers. He enjoyed playing video games with his cousins Xavier Sawi and Adrian Arrindell from sun-up to sun-down.
Jahmir leaves to cherish tons of happy memories with his mother Tiara West, his dad William Dante Boylan, his sisters - Zari Greer and Rian Lane, his Na-Na and Pop-Pop - Ray and Lisa Richardson, and his best friend and great grandmother, Gigi - Helen Eileen West Jones. He also leaves very special loved ones, Ryan Lane (Tiara), Zakeya Johnson (Dante) and host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other family and friends.
Celebration of his Life, Thursday, May 6, 2021 11AM at the St. Paul Baptist Church, Florence, NJ Viewing: 9AM until 11AM. Interment: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Burlington, NJ
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