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BERNICE (INTISAAR SHABAZZ) BOONE

December 17, 2021

Obituary

 

Bernice L. Boone “Intisaar Shabazz” was born on February 06, 1947, in Newark N.J to Johnnie Calvin Boone of Garysburg, NC and Francis Evans of Toisnot, NC.  She peacefully returned to ALLAH on December 17th, 2021, in her hometown of Newark NJ at the age of 74.

Bernice had five siblings Ruth (Peaches), Dennis, Kevin, Terry, and her surviving sister Tammy. Bernice received her education in the Newark Public School system, graduating from South Side High School, {Malcolm X Shabazz High School} in 1964 where she was a cheerleader for the Bulldogs.

Bernice was brought up in a Christian household where she later took her Shahadah, converted to Islam and was known as Intisaar.   Once converted into Islam she gained even more brothers and sisters, most important Doreen and Arifah who have been with her through her entire journey. While on her journey she was employed as the secretary and after school director at ISNJ (Islamic School of New Jersey), Newark, N.J.

Intisaar was also a caterer and baker in her spare time where she was famous for her bean pies and carrot cakes. Over the years working with children has always been her passion. Intisaar later opened her own doors and started her business, Affordable Family Daycare. She then furthered her career as a youth counselor for St. Timothy’s Group Home and Project Babies where she retired.

Intisaar always enjoyed being around family and friends. Most importantly family functions were her favorite where she loved to dance and do the Cha-Cha Slide or line dance, when the songs came on, she would hit the dance floor. Whenever she would get with Victor Nelson, they would battle it out whether it was singing or dancing they battled. When those two got together you knew it would be a good time the life of the party had arrived.

Bernice-Intisaar was preceded in death by her daughter Annette “Ameerah” Boone and her loving aunt Eunice (Aunt Eun) Nelson. She is survived by her (Husband) Malik Shabazz, children Anthony “Tony” Boone (Letty), Ali Boone, Shakira “Shy” Boone (Robert), Malika “Mal” Shabazz- Hammond (Clifford), Yakidah “Kiki” Medina. Grand children her special love Ameerah (Khayree), Ameer, Jaquay, Jada, Jaziyah, Al’Nasha, Anthony (Bria), Angellette, Charnice, Bahiyyah, Suhaila, James, Samar and Sakiylah, Rachelle, Angel, Mario. Twenty Great Grand Children, her special cousins Arnell (Denise) Frazier and Paula Boone, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, and friends. A special thank you to her close family and friends Jenice, Musawwir, Judy, Brenda, Valerie, Basimah, Freda, Dr. Amin, and Metro Transportation. I know we may have missed a lot of people, but we thank everyone for all your love and support

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
December 21, 2021

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Islamic Burial Services, LLC
279 Roseville Ave
NEWARK, NJ 07107

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Janazah Prayer
Tuesday
December 21, 2021

1:30 PM
Islamic Burial Services, LLC
279 Roseville Ave
NEWARK, NJ 07107

Interment
Tuesday
December 21, 2021

Fairmount Cemetery
620 Central AVenue
Newark, NJ 07107

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