Louis Farrell

Obituary of Louis Edwin Farrell

Louis Edwin Farrell, born on August 9, 1930 to Rosa Lee and Jack Farrell, departed this earth and entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Louis was born in Camden, New Jersey. He lived in West Philadelphia, PA (Down Bottom) until his family relocated to Atlantic City, NJ when he was a child. Louis "Luigi" Farrell was educated in the Atlantic City School System and attended Atlantic City Vocational Technical High School. He was a proud member of the Atlantic City Vocational Basketball Team. Louis was an avid roller-skater. He loved to travel to various skating rinks throughout South Jersey several days a week. It was in Atlantic City where he met and married his love, Rosalyn A. Longdon. Louis married Rosalyn (Rose) in 1951 and remained a devoted husband to Rosalyn (Rose) until her passing in 1999. From this union, two children were born: Michele D. and Jodfrie E. Supporting his family gave him joy. Louis loved and adored his children. He worked many jobs before settling at Lenox Corporation, where he made several lifelong friends and retired after twenty-five years of employment. He also worked for the Feriozzi Company on the parking lot at the corner of Kentucky and Pacific Avenues. He was a fixture there, greeting people as they passed by on their travels to the beach or those on their way to work at the nearby casinos. He had a special way of charming everyone he met. After the lot on Kentucky Avenue closed, he moved to the Feriozzi's parking lots on Georgia Avenue where he continued his charm, entertaining the locals as well as the tourists. Louis had a heart of gold. He volunteered as a basketball coach for the Atlantic City Police Athletic Club (PAL) where he enjoyed making life-long connections with the children of Atlantic City. Early in the lives of the children he coached, Louis became a father figure by providing advice and a loving, supportive presence to all he embraced. The relationships with those he mentored remained strong throughout his life. Louis had enough love for all who came in contact with him. His sense of humor drew everyone, making them feel at home in his presence. His love for the game of basketball grew even greater watching his daughter play the game. Long after she finished playing at ACHS, he could still be seen sitting in 'his" section of the bleachers, cheering with his friends (Doc Dee Campbell, Ron Jordan, Ted Dobson, Sonny Lea, Teddy Woodo, and Tommy Watts) and other devoted fans whenever there was a home game. From watching his daughter play sports to listening to his son play the trumpet…he was always there. Loving, supporting, encouraging, caring, always with wit, charm and passion! He loved his family, his friends and his co-workers. Louis loved people! Always remember his favorite saying: "My momma always said, if someone offers you money, take it and put it in your pocket!" Louis is predeceased by his loving wife, Rosalyn, son, Jodfrie, and Godson, Bruce "Skip" Paige. He is survived by his daughter, Michele Farrell (Petersburg, NJ), Sisters-In-Law, Millicent Bent (Pleasantville, NJ) and Doris Weekes (NY, NY), Granddaughter, Danielle Sibille (Pierre), Nephews/nieces Ronald Branch (Sheila), Byron Branch (Debbie), Mark Longdon, Kijana Bent, Lionel Longdon (Marsha), Launzel Longdon, Charlotte Byard, Michael Weekes (Rod), Yvonne Weekes-Sturges (Eddie), Wanda Davis, Monique Gresham (James), James Weekes Jr., Lavern Scott; Great nephews and nieces: Michael & Keith Byard, Kwame Prelow, Javon Lyles (Monique), Aixa, Ariel, Rykiel Weekes, Azhane and Kalea Bent, Jaishaun Sturges, Brandon and Braylyn Davis, Dwane James (Jeanell), Derell Branch (Shantell), Brandon Branch (Kenyatta), Jamal Branch (Erica), Hasan Brown (Tiffany), and a village of family and beloved friends. A Graveside Service will be 1PM, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Atlantic City Cemetery, Washington Avenue & New Road, Pleasantville. Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., where condolences may left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com.
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