Bernard C. Matthew Jr., also known as “CJ,” died on May 24. He was 28 years old.
He is survived by his wife, Cathriellah Shabazz Matthew;
mother, Erma David; father, Bernard “Charles” Matthew Sr.; stepmother, Leia LaPlace-Matthew; stepfather, Sylvester “Sylo” Browne; grandmothers: Esmerelda Cornelius and Helen Felix; mother-in-law, Aziyza Shabazz; brothers/sisters-in-law: Shabazz family and Ferdinand family; and sisters and brothers: Teanna Browne, Charlyce, Ce’Ajhan and Chaleia Matthew, Ce’Amba Amory, Jamal Browne and Charles Matthew.
He is also survived by stepbrother and stepsisters: Romano and Romarh Reggies, Llanna Laplace-Bertron, Ebony and Tinaka Wade; aunts: Dale Williams-Elvin, Marjorie, Darrell and Melba Williams, Debbie Richards, Delta Harris, Emenease and Sharon Elvin, and Jenarice Matthew; uncles: Dave Williams, GlenRoy Elvin, Raymond Charles, Dawa Hector, Andy Matthew, Larry Williams Sr. and Aaron Buntin; and cousins: Rashida, Marlon, Bryan, Glenroy Jr. and Charlesworth Jr., Chane, Chrystal and Tamara Elvin.
Other surviving cousins include: Natasha Romney, Rachid Simmonds, Abdul Fletcher, Akitha Williams, Eugene, Shakima, Cheryl, Lester, Marvin, Shaneka and Michael Jr. Roberts, Andy Matthew II, Terrell Samuel, Rashad Matthew, Janay and Colin Monroe, Tameka and Ray Matura, Dymani Dave Williams, Christine Smith, Clifton Richards, Cymandye and Robbie Phillips, Rochelle Morton, Donald Robles III, Sumiko Smith, Lydia and Francisco Jr. Camacho, Jericha and Jochebed Harris, Angela Harris-Theadore, and many more too numerous to mention.
For those who were blessed to know CJ, may his warm smile and genuine heart be with you!
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