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Artherdly Thomas Awkward

April 10, 1986 July 26, 2019
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Artherdly Thomas Awkward, known to many as “Junior” or “JR”, was born on April 10, 1986 in St. Elizabeth Hospital in Elizabeth, New Jersey, son of Linda Awkward and Artherdly Thomas.

Artherdly attended Greater Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Linden during his time in New Jersey. He relocated to Repton, Alabama and later attended Belleville Missionary Baptist Church. He learned how to ride horses and repair cars from his dad. Artherdly attended Hillcrest High School in Evergreen, Alabama where he participated in football and graduated in 2005.

Artherdly relocated back to New Jersey in 2005. He met Naimah Awkward and they were married on August 14, 2009. He attended Lincoln Technical Institute in Union, New Jersey from 2010 - 2011 for an Automotive Technician certification. He became a self-employed Auto Mechanic and started his own auto repair shop named “JR Reliable Auto” in Linden in 2011. He attended Agape Family Worship Center in Rahway and got saved in 2015.

Artherdly loved spending time with his children, family, friends, and dog, Caramel Awkward. He also enjoyed repairing cars and trucks, riding motorcycles, loved Honda’s, classic cars and making music. His favorite football team was the New England Patriots. He attracted the attention of many everywhere he went and was one of a kind. He was a member of the Top End Motorsports and resided in East Orange, New Jersey.

On Friday, July 26, 2019, he departed this earthly life suddenly and was called home to be with the Lord.

He was predeceased by his grandparents: Annie Lee Thomas, David Cooney Thomas and Lindsey Awkward; and aunt, Sharon Thomas.

Artherdly leaves to cherish his memories, his parents: Linda Awkward and Artherdly Thomas (Charnita); two daughters: Renee Mitchell and Amyyah Awkward; two sons: Malachi Moye and Zephan Awkward; former wife, Naimah Awkward; six sisters: Rita Thomas, Audrey McNeal, Cherry Awkward, Nicole Davis, Andrella Thomas and Tashauri Northern; two brothers: Jadarius Thomas and Titus Northern; grandparents: Connie Hairston and Jimmie Hairston; in-laws, Donna Newton, Wesley Newton, Pearl Chapman and Eugene Chapman; goddaughter, Johnielah Hartwell; companion, Teyanna Coleman; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.


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9:00 AM 8/3/2019 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 8/3/2019 10:00:00 AM
Mt. Moriah Baptist Church

24 East 14th Street
Linden, NJ 07036

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24 East 14th Street Linden 07036 NJ
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Mt. Moriah Baptist Church

24 East 14th Street
Linden, NJ 07036

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church
24 East 14th Street Linden 07036 NJ
United States
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