Obituary of Kevin J. Neal Muhammad
In Loving Memory of Kevin J. Neal Muhammad
Kevin J. Neal Muhammad was introduced to the world on November 8th, 1960. He was the only son of Josephine Love Black and James Neal Sr. Kevin's journey began in Oakland, California. He moved to Blackstone, Virginia at the early age of 2, while his mother went off to study at Howard University. In Blackstone, Virginia Kevin stayed with his grandfather, Andrew L. Black Sr., who would play a key role in the man Kevin would become. Throughout Kevin's childhood, he spent time in Oakland, Virginia, and New York. He attended elementary school in Oakland, and junior high school in Blackstone, and graduated from Oakland High School at the age of 17. Kevin grew up with a lot of family and was surrounded by love.
After graduating from high school he moved to Tempe, Arizona to attend Arizona State University. In Tempe, Kevin met Terrie J. Muhammad whom he married. From this union came, Furqan Muhammad, Alia Muhammad, and Andrew K. Muhammad. While attending ASU, Kevin found lifelong friends and was inspired to join the Nation of Islam. Shortly after joining the Nation of Islam, in 1983, Minister Louis Farrakhan gave him the last name Muhammad. Kevin loved the brotherhood and uplifting his community. He was appointed to be the secretary of Mosque 32. He was very active in pushing the Nation of Islam's program which included; selling bean pies, the Final Call newspaper, and reaching out to black people in the community. Kevin was exceptional at math, which would benefit him later on when he was hired as an auditor for First Community Financial. Kevin married Sheri Scott in 2010 and gained a stepdaughter, Shadae Bell. He worked as an auditor for over 15 years, while working in partnership with his mother in real estate.
Music was a big part of Kevin's life. He loved jazz. Among his favorite artists were the Jackson 5, George Clinton, Gil Scott-Heron, James Brown, Miles Davis, Sade, Jill Scott, Kem, E-40, and many more. Kevin enjoyed being around family and friends. He was especially big on taking care of family. Kevin understood that it takes a village to raise a child. He had a side of him that was humanitarian. Kevin was compassionate, but very blunt. He was known to have the gift of gab. Kevin had great communication skills. He was a person who said what he meant and meant what he said. Kevin was very active in the community. He coached pop warner football for 7 years, often hiked mountains, ran 5ks for breast cancer awareness, and loved to travel with friends and family.
Kevin's father, James Neal Sr., mother, Josephine L. Black, and younger brother, James Neal Jr. preceded him in death. Kevin leaves behind to celebrate and cherish his memories: brothers: Micheal Neal and Eric Neal, sisters; Andrea Neal and Arshawn Neal; sons: Randall Welch, Furqan Muhammad, and Andrew K. Muhammad; daughter: Alia Muhammad; grand-children: Kayla Welch, Andre J. Muhammad, and Meilani J. Muhammad; uncles: George Black Sr. and Andrew L. Black Jr.; aunts: Loretta Neal Moore, Janet Neal Andreson, and Vergie Black; ex wives: Terrie Muhammad and Sheri Scott; special friend: Margie Wilkins, and a multitude of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.
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Topic: Celebration of Life: Kevin J Neal Muhammad
Time: Oct 21, 2023 10:30 AM Arizona
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