celebration of life
Kevin “Qadir” Brown
Kevin “Qadir” Brown was a lifelong resident of Newark, New Jersey. He peacefully passed away on Monday, April 4, 2022, at Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, NJ. He was born on August 28, 1958, to Benjamin and Petrolia Brown.
Kevin was the 4th oldest of eight siblings. He attended Newton Street School and Central High School in Newark, NJ. He was an exceptionally talented individual and worked in many professions, but the one that Kevin was most passionate about and best known for was the “Neighborhood Mechanic”. If anyone needed an experienced and skillful mechanic to repair their vehicle - regardless of the make, model or year - he was “THE MAN”.
Kevin was a very caring and kind person who loved to spend time with his family and make people laugh.
Kevin was preceded in death by his father, Benjamin Brown, Sr., sisters, Loreatha and Aggie Brown, and baby brother, Vincent Brown.
Kevin leaves to cherish his memory his beloved mother Petrolia Brown of Newark, NJ; daughter Shakeira Barber of Newark, NJ; son, Kevin Barber of Newark, NJ; older brother, Benjamin Brown, Jr. of Los Angeles, California; sisters, Lorraine (Muta) Brown of Newark, NJ; Vivian (Sam) Kirkland of Newark, NJ; baby sister, Denise Brown of Newark, NJ; grandchildren, Nakiyah and Sevin Barber of Newark, NJ and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.
~ Kevin will be greatly missed~