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Semad Dre John Sheffield
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Obituary for Semad Dre John Sheffield

Semad Dre John Sheffield was born on May 24, 1990 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, son of Requelle Sheffield and Umar Muhammad. He attended Polk School in Roselle where he was a member of Men’s Incorporated, Grace Wilday and graduated from Abraham Clark High School in 2008. Semad was a lifelong resident of Roselle and was a Pop warner in his youth. He furthered his education at Union County College in Cranford.

Semad loved to cook. He was employed as a Line Cook at Fridays in Linden and he worked in the Deli Department at Superfresh Supermarket in Roselle.

He accepted Jesus Christ as his savior. He was baptized at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Rahway where he was the first male member of the Praise Dance Team and a former member of the Youth Choir.

On Sunday, April 1, 2018, Semad Dre John Sheffield answered the Master’s call at the age of twenty-seven. Semad will be missed and was loved more than he could have ever known.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: John and Henrietta Sheffield and uncle, John Sheffield, Jr.

Semad leaves to cherish precious memories, his wife, Tiffany; daughter, Nicole; stepdaughter, Amirah; parents: Requelle Sheffield and Umar Muhammad; one brother, Anthony Johnson; four sisters: Ciara, Tiara, Cameisha and Umani Muhammad; paternal grandmother, Deborah Brown-Walker (Charles); three grieving aunts: Ruth Morrison, Evon Wilson (Ronald) and Loretta Washington (Tommie); cousins: Ashley Washington, Atasha Scott (Nuriddin), Ebony Johnson, Altreque Cook (Ivy), Gary Morrison (Keisha) and LaQuan Sheffield-Washington (Adalia); special second cousins: Jahkim, Jahmi Cook and Andru Wilson; dear aunts, uncles, and a host of relatives and friends.

He loved his family immensely.

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

809 East Hazelwood Avenue
Rahway , NJ 07065





11:00 AM
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

809 East Hazelwood Avenue
Rahway , NJ 07065

Cemetery Details


Rosehill Crematory

792 E Edgar Rd
Linden, NJ 07036


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