ARMSTRONG, KEVIN ANTHONY

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ARMSTRONG, KEVIN ANTHONY

Funeral services were held Jan. 15 at Zion Baptist Church, Jersey City, for Kevin Anthony Armstrong, Sr. He was born June 17, 1962 in Jersey City to the late Robert Hodge and Juanita Armstrong. He passed away Jan. 7 in Cranford. Kevin was educated the Jersey City School Public System and was a graduate of Lincoln High School. At the age of 18, Kevin enlisted in the United States Army. Upon receiving an Honorable Discharge, he enlisted in the Army Reserves, where he served for over 10 years. Kevin was a member of Samuel R. Shelton VFW Post 2294; when he was not working, you’d likely find him there. Kevin was employed with the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office for four years and was a driver for Hudson County for over 15 years. In recent years, Kevin had been employed by the United States Postal Service as a Postal Truck Driver and was Shop Stewart until his untimely death. From an early age, Kevin was involved in local politics and civil service. He served as Committeeman for over 20 years in several wards of Jersey City. He worked on the Election Board and always made sure the people would get out to vote. On May 29, 2018, Kevin was honored at the Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center for his years of community service. Kevin was elected Vice President of the Jersey City Branch of the NAACP. As Vice President, Kevin participated and attended every function he possibly could. Kevin was also a member of Masonic Lodge 19. Above all, Kevin was a family man. Kevin always encouraged the family to get together even when he was busy. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. Surviving to cherish Kevin’s  memory are two daughters Latisha and Imani Armstrong; one son Kevin Armstrong, Jr., one step daughter, three grandchildren, six brothers, three sisters,  companion Colleen Barker and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins other  relatives and  friends. In addition to his parents, Kevin was predeceased by his daughter Tamika Armstrong, two sisters Patricia Hodge and Cheryl McDonald and one brother Curtis Armstrong. Services arranged by the Jackson Funeral Residence, Jersey City.

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