Funeral services took place Nov. 24 for Kabili Tayari, a community activist and former deputy major of Jersey City. He passed away after a long battle with sarcoidosis on Nov. 14. Kabili was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mary Headen; his grandfather, John Henry Headen; his brothers, Kevin Nichols and Frederick Nichols; his niece, Anissa Hazel. Kabili is survived by his wife, Lynnette McKay Brown; his children, Aminifu and Tamu Brown and Dealva Young; his siblings, Herman Scott (Deborah), Martha Hazel, Mary Hazel, Deborah Nichols, Derek Nichols, Shirley Nichols, Kenneth Nichols (Ilirjana), Alice Whitfield, Alan Whitfield (Zantanya), Tonya Whitfield and LaShawn Whitfield; and several  nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to United Negro College Fund (UNCF), Attn: Denise Scott, Direct Response Programs, 1805 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 and the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research, 1820 W. Webster Avenue, Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60614.