Tina Sutton-Epps

Obituary of Tina Sutton-Epps

Tina Sutton-Epps was born June 7, 1967, in Windsor, North Carolina to Minnie Ruth and Joseph Sutton.

Tina attended Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn, New York and worshiped at of Rescue Church of God and Christ. Tina and Carl were married on October 6, 1991. She worked for Woodbine Development Center for more than 30 years.

Tina was Second Vice President of the AFSCME, she was a steward for 20 plus years of Local 2210. Tina was elected as a board member in 2005, of Local 2210.

In 2008, she was elected as 2nd Vice President of Local 2210. She was appointed by President Lee Saunders of AFSCME International as Head Chairwoman of the AFSCME Woman's Committee in New Jersey. Tina was also a member of the Coalition of Black Trade Unions (CBTU). She also worked on many presidential campaigns for President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama.

Tina also worked on several successful United States Senatorial campaigns in New Jersey. Those campaigns included 2001 Jon Corzine, 2006 Bob Menendez, and 2014 Cory Booker. She was also instrumental in the campaigns for governor's elections of Jim McGreevy in 2003, Richard Codey in 2004, Jon Corzine in 2006, and Phil Murphy in 2018. Tina was full of life and love. She always had a smile and loved a good laugh. She loved her family and friends.

Tina leaves to mourn: her mother, Minnie Ruth Sutton of Newport News Virginia; husband, Carl Epps; and two daughters, Imari and Infinity Sutton Epps all of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey; four sisters, Loretta Chamblee of Newport News, Virginia, Diane Shelton (Ricky) of Queens, New York, Deanna Sutton of Salisbury Maryland, and Carol Reese (John) of Richmond, Virginia; four brothers, Elvis Heckstall of New Castle Delaware; Darryl McAddley, Frederick, Maryland; Jonathan of Long Island, New York, and James "Coolie" Swain of Windsor, North Carolina; a host of other family and friends.

She is predeceased: by her father, Joseph Sutton; and her son, Carl Joshua Sutton-Epps.

Funeral Services will be 11AM, Friday, July 13, 2018, Faith Baptist Church, 829 Tilton Road, Pleasantville, NJ, where friends may call from 10AM.

Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com.