Steven Aikens, Sr.


Glory Tabernacle 1018 Buckshutem Road, Bridgeton NJ US Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, 09:00 am - 11:00 am


Glory Tabernacle 1018 Buckshutem Road, Bridgeton NJ US Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, 11:00 am


Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery Newtonville NJ US Friday, Jan. 22, 2010

Obituary of Steven Rodney Aikens, Sr.

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Steven, affectionately known as "Keke", made his transition to be with our heavenly Father on January 17, 2010, peacefully at home with his loving and devoted family by his side. He was born August 21, 1963, to his loving parents, Henry W. Aikens, Jr. (now deceased) and Ruth A. Aikens (nee Phillips). He was born the youngest of six children. Left to mourn until the day of our reuniting with our precious heavenly Savior are: his loving wife, Pamela Aikens (nee Colson); sons, Steven, Jr. and Jordan; mother, Ruth Aikens; three sisters, Pamela Hannah, Rhonda Stratton (Timothy) and Paula Aikens; three brothers, Henry Aikens, III, Jonathan Aikens and Michael Porter; uncles, Nathan Phillips (Mary) and Osway Hannah; sister-in-law, Mariam Washington (Lawrence); nieces, Sonya Hannah, Tanisha (Dawn) Stratton, Crystal Aikens, Sharron Collins (Robert), Summer Spivey (Kirby III), Latasha Colson, Kasey Cornish and Aakilah Colson; nephews, Shaheed Hampton, Vernon Hannah (deceased), Eric Stratton (Yvonne), Kevin Stratton (Tamara), Devin Aikens (Holly), Brandon Douglas, Halim Colson and Ronny Colson; great nieces, LaBre Hannah, Koreah Stratton, Nateara Fireall, Cyan Fireall, Maliyah Aikens and Zanayah Aikens; great nephews, Eric Stratton, Jr., DaShawn Downing, Terrell Rease, Tahjir Rease, Stefphon Aikens, Jalen Stratton, Jawan Stratton, Kirby Spivey, Iv, Asante Spivey, Khalil Spivey, Joseiah Spivery and Diontae Aikens; his mother-in-law, Dolores Colson; father-in-law, Samuel Colson and wife Devora; brothers-in-law, Ron Colson (Sharene) and Sam Colson, Jr; sisters-in-law, Patricia Colson, Deanna Colson (Felix), Renee Dunns (Damon) and Tieshette Matthews (Troy); many cousins, friends, co-workers and associates. Steve graduated from Buena Regional High School in 1982. He furthered his education at college and through special programs. He served in the Army and left with an honorable discharge. He was employed at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, and lastly at the Juvenile Justice Commission. After he became too ill to work, his friends and co-workers continued to visit and encourage him. He continued to be optimistic and used every opportunity to witness for the Lord and encourage others to keep them on a positive path. As ill as he was, his favorite saying was "God has the last say and it's not over until He says it's over", and he was not leaving until God called him home. Steve accepted the Lord in his early 30's. He embraced His word most often towards the end using his illness as a testimony to family, friends, and even other patients, doctors and aides. He will be sorely missed, but his jolly laugh and rough humor will never be forgotten. He was very much loved and he knew it.
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