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Angelen Meredith

 
Angelen Meredith

Angelen “Angie” Meredith was born on June 16, 1970 in Mt. Holly, New Jersey to her parents Betty “Peggy” and Stephen Meredith.  On February 3, 2022, she was called home to be with the Lord and she started her dance in Heaven.

Angie started her life in Burlington and later moved to Willingboro, NJ where she graduated high school in June of 1988.

In 2000, Angie married the late Oliver Fabian.

As a child and throughout her life Angie loved the Lord.  She was raised in Church and was so happy when she became a member at her forever church home, Restoration Station Christian Fellowship under the leadership of Pastors Dorion and Joy Morgan.

Angie was blessed with and raised her three daughters: Monice, Jocilyn and Alyssa and one son Ahmad, whom she loved dearly.

Angie was full of life and always on the go.  She had a contagious laugh, a beautiful smile that would brighten up anyone’s day.

Throughout her later years she had multiple health challenges but refused to give into them.  Her faith and trust in God carried her through.

Angie was preceded by her father Stephen Meredith; her daughter Aaliyah Fabian and her grandmothers Athena Hawkins and Emma Meredith.

She leaves to cherish her memories, her daughters: Monice Edwards, Jocilyn Meredith and Alyssa Fabian; her son Ahmad Right.  Her mother and step-father, Betty “Peggy” and Rev. Frederick James; her sisters Denene  and her husband David Slaton and Michelle Jacobs; her two grandchildren that she was crazy about, Brooke and Julian; her niece Tiona Shorter and nephew Rashaun Lewis, God-child,  Zaquetta White and God-sister, Seyonna Holmes.  She also leaves a host of aunts, uncles and friends. Special friends and family, Carman, Marcell, Carlene and many other cousins that were all special to her.

 

Loving submitted,

The Family

Angelen Meredith passed away on Thursday, February 3, 2022
Celebration of her Life will be held Thursday. February 10, 2022 11am at the Restoration Station. Rt. 130 Edgewater Park, NJ interment: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Burlington, NJ

Live Streaming service at 11am

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Sarah Hazel Carter

 
Sarah Hazel Carter

Sarah Hazel Carter was on February 5th, 1932, in Burlington, North Carolina to Robert Hazel and Lillie Duck Hazel. As a young child Sarah moved to Chester, Pennsylvania and remained a popular child among family and friends.

During her school years Sarah participated in numerous activities, most notable was her athletic ability. Sarah was a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court.

As someone who took education very seriously, after high school graduation, Sarah went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Math from Penn State. Her athletic ability continued at Penn State where she was deemed “outstanding” on the golf course. Additionally, she earned a Master of Science Degree in Social Work from The University of Pennsylvania.

One cannot say the name Sarah Carter unless you say the name Donald Carter. Married for fifty-five years, they loved and lived life to its fullest. In a tribute to Sarah, Donald has said “We had a great life together. She was a great friend and a great wife and allowed me to be me.”

No one who met Sarah will ever forget her candor, outspokenness, and straight shooter approach. She was consistent and unwavering and left no surprises. You knew if you went to Sarah Carter, you were going to get a logical and honest assessment. While her direct method of expression was prominent, it was always accompanied with “Hey, Sugar,” infectious laughter and the most genuine unconditional love and support anyone could ask for.

 

Sarah’s progressive outlook included diversity and multi-generations. She was “Aunt Sarah” to everyone who crossed her path. She always had words of wisdom for whatever adventure you were involved in. If you were at a crossroads in your life, the first thing you might do is “Call Aunt Sarah.” She was just that type of person.

In her professional life, Sarah became immersed in social work and community service. She provided genuine empathy and was the quintessential problem solver. She was known to be open and non-judgmental. Her accomplished career expanded through multiple segments of social work. After her retirement, she was a sought-after social worker in hospice and bereavement.

Sarah was a spiritual woman  and a long-term member of Church of the Good Shepherd. Always engaged in community service, she recently served as the President of the United Methodist Women.

Simultaneously, she was District Chair of Education and Interpretation.    

Sarah enjoyed traveling to Europe, Hawaii, and the Caribbean, yet the trips she talked about the most were road trips throughout the United States with her loving husband, Donald. It could be trip to New England or a local trip close to home, road excursions delighted Sarah. One her most memorable trips was an eight-week cross country trip throughout the United States. In detail she discussed the breath-taking blue sky and clouds they saw, the variety of regional foods they experienced and the strangers they met along the way.

Sarah also loved life’s simple pleasures. She found joy visiting and chatting on the phone with friends and family, reading a great book, shopping at Boscov’s and sending greeting cards. She was also an expert at needlepoint and puzzles. Sarah had a great love for Black American antiques and collectibles. She was often asked to be a presenter and to display her collection for Black History Month. You could see the enjoyment in her face as she talked about her great   discoveries, especially her antique dolls.

 

Sarah had extensive culinary talent. Her hosting skills were memorable! During Christmas time many will now reminisce about her legendary Christmas cookies. If you were visiting her home, you never left without a “care package” for your trip.

 

Sarah lived a beautiful and joyous life on her own terms. Blessed with a    loving husband, family, and friends who became family, Sarah Carter will always be loved, forever missed, and never forgotten.

Celebration of Life for Sarah H. Carter  -  February 11, 2022

Church of the Good Shepherd

110 Buckingham Drive, Willingboro, NJ

The service will be broadcast on both You Tube and Facebook.   

 

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsBeJyDu8AVRKt4_4HiktyA [youtube.com]

 

Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/CGS-Church-of-the-Good-Shepherd-126059008949724 [facebook.com]

 

Viewing 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Service 11:00AM

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Amanda Budd Dickerson

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Amanda Budd Dickerson born in Philadelphia PA to the late parents of Elizabeth Booker and Harold Budd passed away on Friday, 2/4/22 at 9:32pm. Amanda, or as she was affectionately called by her family, Mimi, had one brother Harold Budd (Deceased). Amanda met and was married to Richard Dickerson (Deceased) and through their union they had three beautiful children. Amanda is survived by her one son Craig Dickerson (Valaree). She is also survived by her two daughters: Crystal Dickerson-Reddick (Thomas), Angela Dickerson (Rob). She was a grandmother to Six and a Great Grandmother to three.

 

Amanda received her education from Overbrook High school In Philadelphia and graduated from Glassboro High School in NJ. She later earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Trenton State College.

Amanda was an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. She currently served as Secretary of The Sickle Cell Anemia Resources Board. Amanda was also a member of Jack and Jill of America Philadelphia Chapter, and a charter member of the Jersey Jazzy Jewels Red Hat Chapter. She was a Mary Kay Sales Rep for thirty years. Amanda worked at Covance Clinical Research (Retired) and later finished her career at Homestead Senior Living Community where she (Retired).

 

 

Amanda loved her family and faithfully baked her Christmas cookies every year which she put in beautiful tins and handed out for Christmas. She gave so much to so many, and she will be deeply missed by her children, grandchildren, extended family, and friends.

Celebration of life service will be Monday, February 14, 2022to 10 AM at the TL Hutton family and friends funeral services, 869 Beverly Rd., Burlington, NJ. Family and friends may view from 9 AM until time of service. Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery, Collingdale, PA

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Michael Hawkins

Michael Hawkins

Michael Hawkins passed away on Sunday, January 30, 2022  Celebration of life Service will be held Saturday, February 12 2022 11 AM at the Macedonia Baptist Church Beverly New Jersey. Family and friends may view from 9AM - 11AM Interment: Monument Cemetery, Beverly, NJ

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​Stanley Jerome Morgan

 
Stanley Jerome Morgan

Stanley Jerome Morgan, affectionately known as “Buff” or “Buffalo” was born in West Palm Beach, Florida on June 29, 1938 to Nathaniel and Josephine Morgan. He was formally educated in the Burlington City School District. During his high school years he exceled as an outstanding athlete as an all-star tackle on the football team and threw the shot-put on the track team for the Burlington City Regional High School. Stanley also played the trombone, baritone and tuba in the BC Marching Band, and sang in the choir with his thunderous baritone voice graduating in 1956.

After a life changing late-night conversation with the Great Nat, Stanley was motivated to enlist into the United States Marine Corps in August 1956 and served until August 1962, and was honorably discharged receiving a Good Conduct Medal.

The Buffalo had a great love of all sports and was extremely competitive. He played semi pro-football; volleyball, tennis, baseball and softball. He also loved mentoring children and was a Scout Master and Troop Leader.

As a Camp Advisor along with THE JUDGE” Howard “Sockingbird” Moore and Coach Timothy Reardon. The most memorable camp experience was Camp Ockanickon where they held “COURT”! Let’s just say that “Buff, the Enforcer” delivered the verdict. He was most fondly remembered for his strict teachings, guidance, survival skills and mentoring. Camp Ockanickon was his legacy, no one left Camp Ockanickon without a memorable story and experience.

Stanley was a lifelong member of Christ Baptist Church formally the Second Baptist Church of Burlington, where he received Jesus Christ as his personal savior as a young child. Stanley served on the board of Trustees and was a Sunday School Teacher and played an active role in many church activities. He often organized rec night and youth mentorships and fellowships that created lasting impressions to this day. He also had weekly Tuesday night bible studies in his home as well as other homes, which included various pastors and lay people.

After a LOVE connection in 1961 coordinated by Edith Peaker-Marshall and Eleanor Bell-Lyght from the St. Mary Street United Methodist Church Choir, Stanley married the love of his life, Ida Belle Cannon on March 23, 1963. Stan would not have been Stan without Ida and Ida would not have been Ida without Stan; Stan and Ida were the “dynamic trio” with God as their lead. From this union God bless them with three fabulous sons: Mark, Michael, and Monte. Stan and Ida instilled Jesus, Jesus and more Jesus in them. Stanley loved the Lord and his FAMILY – The LORD and his immediate family, his biological family, his extended family, like Family, ANY FAMILY, ALL Family, Everybody is Family!

Stanley was employed by the federal government and began a career as a Digital Computer Systems Operator. He worked his way up to Supervisory of the Data Control Clerks. He retired from the Federal Government in 1993 after 37 years of service.

Uncle Buffalo loved music and loved singing. He was actively involved in various choirs and was instrumental in starting The Choreon Coral directed by Mervin Todd Hutton. He sang in the Expressions Chorale directed by Doris Johnson, Sanctuary Choir, Community Bell Choir, and Morgan Ensemble, just to name a few.

God spoke to Stanley and Ida Morgan and gave them a vision of a music ministry in hand bells and the Christian Bell Choir was the born! The original choir was formed at a church in Burlington, NJ with the initial membership being young people from that church and the area. The membership was expanded to include adults which included three generations within the choir and members from more than ten different churches. The choir members had become a real Christian family and a ministry of love.

Uncle Buff was most proud of his recent honor in 2019 at the Tabernacle Baptist Church of Burlington where he was awarded the Pastor Cory Jones, Community Champions Award for his volunteer services and positive commitment to the Community.

Stanley was predeceased in death by his parents; Nathaniel and Josephine Morgan, his brother Nathanial Jr. his sister; Emma Jean and most recently his loving wife; Ida Belle Morgan.

Left to cherish his memory are his three sons; Mark (VeRita), Michael and Monte Morgan, grandchildren; Tony, Xavier, Deavyn, Camille, Gabrielle, Micayla, and great-grandson Ty’mir. His sisters; Zelda Hitchcock, Celia Burgess, and Nancy Cox; brother; Norman (Bertha) Morgan, godchildren: Denise Mack-Engleson, Cara Noel and bonus children; Kendal Jones, Robin McKinney, Tiffany McKinney, Nelson Santiago, Pedro Santiago; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends.

At the age of 83, Stanley Morgan went home to be with Lord Jesus Christ in the early hours of Wednesday February 2, 2022 during a short stay at Virtua Marlton. II Timothy 2:3-4 “You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.” Semper Fi - Always Faithful!

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Celia Anita Burgess

Celia Anita Burgess

Celia Anita Burgess was born on February 19, 1943, in Burlington, New Jersey to the late Nathaniel and Josephine Morgan. She departed this life on March 14, 2022. Celia was the sixth child of seven Morgan children. She was preceded in death by siblings: Nathaniel Jr. and Thelma Morgan, Stanley and Ida Morgan, and Emma Jean Morgan.

Celia attended Burlington City High School in 1961. After high school, she matriculated to The Harris School of Business, graduating from both. She was also enrolled at Burlington County Community College and Monmouth College. Furtherance of her education included the successful completion of several Department of Defense Army courses. 

Celia married David Burgess on May 16, 1964, and to this union 3 children were born David, Diahna, and Darin. She retired as a Program Analyst for the Department of Defense after 26 years, serving in Ft. Dix, retiring from Ft. Monmouth, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Following her retirement, she was able to embrace her love for travel, spending time with her grandchildren, and continuance in ministry work, until her health began to fail.

At an early age, she accepted Christ and was baptized in 1953 at the Second Baptist Church, Burlington, New Jersey. While at Second Baptist Church, she was an active member of the Senior Choir and the Adult Sunday School. She found pleasure in working with the youth from various churches, participating in the production of several plays, faithfully working with the Bible Bowl, Christian Cotillion, and Spiritual Rendezvous committees, to name a few. Her love for the youth fueled her desire to cultivate, nurture, and help grow their knowledge of Jesus Christ. She later joined Tabernacle Baptist Church in May 2015, where she remained under the tutelage of Pastor Cory Jones until her passing.

Prior to her death, she served in numerous capacities including the Bethany Baptist Association Congress Treasurer (2002 – 2011), Burlington County Church School and BTU Congress President (2002 – 2006), Bethany Baptist Association Assistant Camp Director (1992 – 1994), House Mother and Facilitator for the General Baptist Convention State of New Jersey Summer Assembly, Housing Counselor for Sisterhood Inc. of Burlington, New Jersey and Treasurer for Burlington Social, Environmental, and Economic Development (SEED). She was also a participant of the Community Christian Bell Choir of New Jersey, until its’ dissolution. You could often find her at Camp Cedar Knolls with her grandchildren, nephews, and adopted neighborhood children, taking part in fellowship and group activities.

She leaves to cherish her sweet memories her former husband and life-long friend David Burgess; children David T. Burgess (A’Lisa), Diahna Wade (Charles), Darin Burgess (Rose); 6 grandchildren Ronnie Dawson, Paisley Burgess, Danae Wade, Dashae Wade, Brianna Burgess, and Quinton Burgess; 2 great – grandchildren Shamir Dawson and Morgan Burgess, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and relatives.

She loved time spent with family, friends, and her church family. Her unwavering commitment to her faith will continue to impact and influence others. We thank God for her life, legacy, and the love of Christ she shared with all that she encountered. To God be All the Glory for the things that He has done.         

 

Celia A. Burgess of Burlington, transitioned to her Heavenly Home on Monday, March 14, 2022

Celebration of the life of Celia A. Burgess. will be held 11am Friday, March 25, 2022 at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, 150 E. Second Street, Burlington, NJ. Family and friends may view from 9am until time of service. Interment: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Burlington, NJ . Professional service and ministry of comfort provided by the TL Hutton Family & Friends Funeral Services, Burlington, NJ   

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Nettie Mae Young (Caldwell)

Nettie Mae Young (Caldwell)

Life’s Reflection

 

Nettie Mae Young (Caldwell) entered this world on June 7, 1943 in Lake City, South Carolina. She and her twin Mamie were the second and third children born to the late Norman and Lucille Caldwell. Her twin Mamie passed away in infancy. Nettie was a beloved little sister to James (Jay) and big sister to Frances, Sam and Norman. On March 16, 2022, the Lord saw fit to transition Nettie to her heavenly home.

Upon the passing of their parents, Nettie and her siblings moved to Burlington City NJ in 1959 to reside with their aunt Ethel Lee Mason. Nettie attended Burlington City public schools and graduated in 1961. She worked at J Chain toy factory until she married and was deployed to Germany with her husband. She became a doting, loving mother to Dennis Earl Young Jr. in 1983. While in Germany she ran her own childcare business. After returning to the U.S., Nettie and her family took residence in Clarksville TN, where she was a home maker. The Young family then returned to Nettie’s roots in South Carolina where she became a Teacher’s Aide. She later utilized her gift for caring for children as the “Child Supervisor” for the Ellis family who cherished her as their very own family.

Nettie accepted Christ into her life as a young girl and she lived as a godly example, always showing kindness and offering words of encouragement.   She joined “House of God” church-Belmont St, Burlington and became a member of the singing group “The Caldwell Singers” along with her siblings Frances, Sam and Norman; as well as the Gaskin Singers, made up of her siblings and cousin’s Roberta, Russelina, William (Billie Boy) and accompanist- the late Joanie Spruell.  They traveled all over- spreading the gospel through song with their glorious vocals.  Nettie was one of the nine charter members of “House of God” church in Delran NJ, under the Pastoral guidance of Rev. Franklin D. Washington, Sr.  She also served as a Deaconess, on the Deacon Board, Sunday School teacher, served on the Usher Board and sang on the choir.  Once Nettie relocated to Columbia SC., she attended the “Daniel Circle Chapel” church where she faithfully served on the Gospel Choir, alongside her brother and sister in Christ, Charles and Barbara Brown.

Nettie loved to work with her hands- crafting, sewing, creating floral center pieces and cooking delicious meals. She did everything with a spirit of excellence and love.  She was admired for her beautiful singing voice and those who speak of her fondly associate her with a gospel song.

Nettie had many gifts and talents, but by far “mothering” was what she was born to do. She was a natural born nurturer, who loved and cared for many children throughout her life. They gravitated toward her and she had an innate ability to calm and soothe them with ease, she was known for her gentle and loving spirit. She had a hand in shaping the lives of so many who came to know her.

In 2018 due to health issues, Nettie returned to New Jersey, where she resided with her brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Dianne Caldwell. She was lovingly cared for by them, as well as by her brother Sam and sister-in-law Leatrice, until her passing.

Nettie was preceded in death by her Father: Norman Caldwell; Mother: Lucille Caldwell; Sisters: Mamie Caldwell and Frances Allgood; Brother: James Caldwell and Special Cousin: Rebecca Butler.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories- Son: Dennis Earl Young, Jr. (Latoya); Grandchildren: Janette Lashay Young & Donovan Ethan Young; Siblings: Rev. Sam D. Caldwell (Leatrice) and Norman Caldwell (Dianne); Special Niece/Daughter: Janeen Bigby (Raphael); Nieces and Nephews: Donna Caldwell, Norman Caldwell Jr., Asha Campbell (Terrance) and Ashley King (Harold); Special Bonus Family: Tyrone & Jamelle Ellis- Jameson, Jaelyn and Justin Ellis. She also leaves behind a host of cousins, great nieces & nephews, friends and extended family members.

 

Celebration of her Life will be held, Thursday, March 24, 2022 11AM at the Faith Deliverance Worship Center, 1304 Rt. 130 Burlington, NJ. Family and Friends may view from 10am until time of service. Interment: Odd fellows Cemetery, Burlington.

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Clifford J. Simpson

Clifford J. Simpson

Clifford J. Simpson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 30, 1924 and was raised and educated in the Mount Holly District. He graduated from Rancocas Valley Regional High School in 1942.  He was the first African American student to receive the Outstanding Athletic Award. He served on tour of duty in the United States Navy from July of 1943 until he was honorably discharged in March of 1946.  He furthered his education after leaving the service by attending Peirce Junior College where he graduated in 1951 as a Business Administration Major.  In 1946 he was united in holy matrimony with Anne Green.  They were married for 57 years until her passing in 2003.  They were the parents of one son, Darryl (deceased).

After graduation from Pierce, he entered government employment at Frankford Arsenal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he was employed from 1951 through 1959.  He transferred to McGuire AFB in New Jersey and worked there until his retirement in 1988.

Clifford joined the Masonic Fraternity in 1957 and was a member of Shekinah Lodge No. 32 F&AM, PHA, in Riverside, NJ. He served as Worshipful Master of the lodge from 1962-1965 and from 2007-2008.  He was elected as Grand Secretary of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of New Jersey in 1972 and served until 1994.

Clifford later joined the Order of Eastern Star in 1962 becoming a member of Adested Fidelis Chapter #45 in Riverside, NJ.  In 1970 he was elected as Grand Worthy Patron of Oziel Grand Chapter, OES PHA of New Jersey and served until 1972.

Clifford was a member of DE Hugo Consistory No. 2 in Camden, NJ in 1970. He was made an Honorary Past Potentate in 1997.

Clifford was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Mount Holly, New Jersey where he served in many offices over a period of years.

In 1980 Clifford was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame at Rancocas Valley High School, Mount Holly, New Jersey.

Clifford was active in the Boy Scouts of America, he was part of the Burlington County Council, he served as a Chairman for many District Committees, he was a Cub and Scout Master, and an Institutional Representative.  Clifford also worked with the YMCA Athletic program for many years.

 Clifford is survived by his two Grand Sons, Jamel Woodham (Terry) and Aaron, two Great Granddaughters, Nicea Grace and Brianna. Sister-in-Law, Laura Bailey, hHis devoted niece and nephew Arlene and James Clayton, Bradd Fisher and the Joy of his life & friend Florence R. Thomas, adopted sons, Naston and Enoch Thomas Jr., adopted daughters, Diane Thomas Almon, Janet and Patricia Thomas and many grand children, great grandchildren of the Thomas Family.

 

Clifford J. Simpson of Westampton, NJ passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. Celebration of his life services will be held Thursday, March 31, 2022 11 AM at the Christian Faith Assembly 810 Marne Hwy. Hainesport, NJ.  Family and friends may view from 9:30am-10:30am.  Masonic service at 10:30am.  Interment: BGWCD Veteran Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, NJ. Arrangement by the TL Hutton Family & Friends Funeral Services, Burlington.

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Sandra Elaine Taylor

 
Sandra Elaine Taylor

January 1, 1947 – March 7, 2022

 

Sandra Elaine Taylor was born on January 4,1947, in Philadelphia to the late Benjamin Hazel Shumake and Maryann Shumake (nee Walton). In His infinite mercy and grace, our heavenly Father sent angels to bring her to a peaceful rest on the morning of March 7, 2022. Sandra was raised in Burlington, NJ. Her foundation of faith was formed at an early age. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Burlington. She participated in several auxiliaries, including the Progressive Guild. Sandra, affectionately called Sandy, attended Burlington City Public Schools. After graduation from Wilbur Watts High School, she attended North Carolina College and Tennessee Agricultural & Industrial College. She decided to return home to Burlington where she met Curtis H. Taylor, and from that union, two children were born, Tia and Curtis. The family resided in Cinnaminson (East Riverton).

 

She was active in her children’s activities by volunteering as a Room Mother and PTA President at Rush Elementary School. She supported and attended Girl Scout events and basketball, as well as many other activities. In her community she was a member of Club Ebonettes in East Riverton, a part of the New Jersey State Federation of Colored Women’s Club. Their mission is to “work and serve the hour,” which embodied the very essence of her.

 

Sandra was a hard worker throughout her life. In 1984, she joined Upjohn Healthcare in Moorestown, NJ in accounting. She attended classes at Burlington Community College as well as working part time at Strawbridge & Clothier department store in Cherry Hill, NJ. The extra income helped her to stay up-to-date with the latest fashion trends, as Sandy was known for her style and various hair colors. After leaving Upjohn, she worked for Beacon Hotel Group (Guest Quarters Hotel) in Sharon Hill, PA. There, the opportunity arose for her to join the hotel management training program. Like with many things, Sandy enthusiastically jumped into a new chapter of life. In 1990, after her training, she was given a position at DoubleTree Hotel in Boston, MA as an Executive Housekeeper. After several years in Boston, she was transferred and moved back to Southern New Jersey to work at the Crown Plaza in Philadelphia and then other DoubleTree properties in the area.

In 1999, after Sandra moved to Maryland to be closer to her first grandson, Jahwill, she worked at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC and then at the University of Maryland Medical Center (Aramark Company) in Baltimore. In 2011, she began working at One Washington Circle Hotel in Washington, DC. To Sandy, the hospitality industry came naturally, along with her love of people. She was often asked to help at sister hotels and on committees throughout her career. She was a bright light who brought humor, kindness, encouragement, and mentorship to those whom she encountered, both personally and professionally.

 

Family and friends were at the center of Sandy’s life. Entertaining, cooking, sending cards, holiday decorating (Peeps at Easter), and thoughtful gestures were commonplace. She was very adventurous and even had a motorcycle license. She enjoyed experiencing life by traveling, dining out, and attending events, plays, museums and concerts. On the weekends, one of her favorite pastimes was watching the Hallmark Channel, cheering on her favorite football team – the Philadelphia Eagles, and sitting on the patio talking with neighbors.

 

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, uncle Feddis Walton, and brother Benjamin L. Shumake (Delores). She leaves to honor and cherish her memory: her devoted children, daughter Tia and son Curtis (Kia); daughter-in-law, Sharon Jeffress; grandsons Jahwill and Kokayi; sisters, Marian Daniels and Marilynn Payne; nieces, Marian Evette VanAmoré (K’ankh), Gwendolyn Mason (Stephen), Lynette Payne, Regina Daniels; nephews, Basil Warren, Benjamin L. Shumake Jr., lifelong friend Linda Richardson and her Burlington Girls, friend Kevin Stewart, and a host of cousins, relatives, friends and neighbors who will miss her dearly.

 

Celebration of life service will be held Saturday, April 2, 2020  11 AM at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, 150 E. 2nd St., Burlington, NJ. Family and friends may view from 9 AM until time of service. Interment: Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson New Jersey.

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Reverend (Pastor) Stephen A. Miller II

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Reverend (Pastor) Stephen A. Miller II

Reverend (Pastor) Stephen A. Miller II was born on August 11, 1944 to the late Stephen A. and Mildred Miller. He was raised in Brooklyn, NY, and relocated to St. Albans, NY. In 1960 at the age of 16, he met the love of his life Linda Wharton affectionately known as “Lyn” when she was 14. Pastor Miller joined the United States Navy and in November 1962  they were married. 

 

Pastor Stephen A. Miller and First Lady Linda have two sons: Stephen A. Miller III (Lynette), Kevin Wayne (Lise), Danielle Nicole (Anderson), Marguerite Sherrie`, godson Markese, and we cannot forget his favorite “lap” dog, Baja. They are also the proud grandparents of Anderson, Jada, Andre Jr., and Mackenzie. Last, but not least, the newest addition to the family, their great “granddog” Hermione. 

 

Pastor Miller will always be remembered for his comedic personality; but, according to his wife Linda, his jokes at times were considered “corny”. However, his infectious laugh was contagious. He had a way of creatively assigning terms of endearment to his family members and others such as: “Leroy”, “Lil Red”, “Beast”, “Precious” “Freeloader”, “Princess”, and “Chocolate Drop”. 

 

Pastor Miller was one of the original members of Holy Light Church of Jesus Christ since 1975, under the late Reverend Marguerite Hannah. He then accepted God’s calling into ministry as the pastor of Holy Light in 1990. He is a graduate of Andrew Jackson High School in New York, and later attended Glassboro State College (Rowan University), Queensboro Community College, and a graduate of Berean Bible Institute. Prior to becoming a pastor in 1980, he was a correctional officer at Trenton State Prison for over 15 years. He resigned from the prison to become a full-time Pastor, but later returned as a Bible teacher to many male and female inmates where he taught classes to all religions. Pastor Miller’s ministry went beyond the four walls of the church. Today, his legacy lives on in the Prison Ministry, where he is talked about and referred to as a “Fisher of Men”. 

 

Prior to Pastor Miller's salvation in 1973, he was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist, Jehovah Witness and studied extensively with the Nation of Islam. Pastor Miller used these past religious experiences for the Kingdom of GOD to proclaim the true gospel of Jesus Christ. 

 

Pastor Miller was a member of the Assemblies of God, the Assemblies of God Black Clergy, Burlington County College Associates, Burlington County Memorial Hospital Clergy, an Executive member of the Eastern Regional Inner City Workers Conference.

 

Pastor Miller is survived by his wife Linda, sons: Stephen and Kevin, daughters: Danielle and Marguerite, son-in-law Anderson, daughters-in-law: Lynette and Lise, grandchildren Anderson, Jada, Andre & Mackenzie and a whole host of nieces, nephews, church family and friends.

 

Pastor Stephen A. Miller (Fisher of Men) transitioned to Heaven on Thursday, March 31, 2022

Celebration Of His Life Service will be held Saturday, April 9, 2022 10AM

Abundant Life Fellowship, 4151 Rt. 130, Edgewater Park, NJ

Family and friends may view, Friday, April 8, 2022 5PM-8PM at

Holy Light Church of Jesus Christ, 133 E. Union Street, Burlington, NJ and

Saturday, April 9, 2022 9AM-10AM at Abundant Life Fellowship, Edgewater Park.

Interment: Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson, NJ. Mask Required. Sevices will be Live Stream: www.TLHuttonfuneralservices.com. Ministry and professional services provided by the TL Hutton Family & Friends Funeral Services, Burlington.

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William Stewart

 
William Stewart

William Stewart was born on March 1, 1964. He accepted Christ and was baptized at True Vine Memorial Baptist Church. He received his formal education at Pemberton Township HS. where he developed a lifelong love of running and setting NJ state track and field records. He attended Glassboro State College.

William departed this earthly life on Friday, April 1, 2022. He was preceded in death by his father, Johnnie Stewart; his mother, Bessie Stewart; brother, Mason Stewart; brother, Edward Stewart, and sister Alice Hall.

He leaves to cherish his wife, Deidre Stewart, Lumberton, NJ; daughter, Shantele Stewart, Amarillo TX; son Naiqwan Stewart, Philadelphia, PA, grandson Caleb Stewart, brother James Stewart, Browns Mills, NJ; brother John Stewart, Willingboro, NJ; sister Mary Stewart, Ocean Twp.; sister Martha Williams, El Paso, TX;  sister Diane Rhymes, Philadelphia, PA; brother David Stewart, Colorado Springs, CO; in-laws, nieces and nephews.

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