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Obituary of Hilton Oscar Braithwaite
Hilton Oscar Braithwaite, 94, departed this life peacefully on October 1, 2019. He was born February 12, 1925, to Ornesta (Moore) and Chester Braithwaite of Bridgetown, Barbados.
Hilton grew up in Atlantic City where he went to school and worked years with other family members in his dad's ice and coal business. As a young man Hilton was called to service in the Navy where he served honorably during World War II. Hilton loved sports all of his life, and was an excellent tennis player. He was coach and captain of the seaside tennis club in Atlantic City for many years; the club won numerous awards.
Hilton was a hard-working family man, and many times working two jobs to make sure his family was well taken care of. He worked for years at the Atlantic City Press in the early morning hours, a construction Forman for Peterson Construction Company. He was nicknamed "Killer" after a song in Jazz called, Killer Joe.
He enjoyed Jazz music. His nickname also came from how hard he worked those men at the construction site; where he worked harder than them. Anyone who ever knew Hilton where always laughing in his presence as he had a sense of humor that kept you laughing all the time. He loved Jesus and family. Hilton was a person that once you met you will never forget. He loved life and loved people, especially his family; and would help anyone who needed it.
He is predeceased by: his wives, Norma Jean Braithwaite and Peggy (Matthew) Braithwaite. He leaves to cherish his memory: sons, Hilton C. Braithwaite, Jr. (Cheryl), Gary Braithwaite (Candace), Scott Braithwaite (Charisse), Tracy and Jamal Matthews; daughter, DeElla Williams (Terrell Brice); numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins; and a host of other family and friends.
Hilton will be greatly missed by his devoted family and friends.
Funeral services will be 11AM, Thursday, October 10, 2019, Community Baptist Church, 234 N. New Jersey Avenue, Atlantic City, where friends may call from 9AM. Interment will be 11AM, Friday, October 11, 2019, in Beverly National Cemetery, 916 Bridgeboro Road, Beverly, NJ 08010.
Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com