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Rev Cleveland Best - Class of 1962

Delete this post Submitted by Pauline Rute Hall - 1952 <> on 14/Jan/2017

    Rev. Cleveland Best Jr., 72, born on August 1, 1944, long-time resident of Middletown, NY, died suddenly and peacefully on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Rev. Cleveland (T-June) Best Jr., will be remembered as one who always cared for 'the least of these.' His giving heart, desire to help any and all he could, the love for his family and his music will forever be his legacy and memory. He leaves to celebrate the memory of his life a son, Steven Billups of Brooklyn, NY; four daughters, Kimberly Johnson of Charlotte, NC, Carita Hill-Stoney (Eddie) of Far Rockaway, NY.  Shanelle White and Chauntel Best of Middletown, NY; 15 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Rev. Cleveland Best Jr., was predeceased by his parents, Cleveland and Novella Best; and daughter, Yolanda Bryant. Rev. Best will repose 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, January 16, 2017 at The Cathedral at the House of Refuge, 127-131 Broadway, Newburgh, NY. Funeral service at 6 p.m. at the church. Rev. Eugene Jones will officiate. Interment with Full Military Honors, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan-uary 17, 2017 at Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Craigville Road, Goshen, NY. Professional service entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home, 259 Walsh Ave., New Windsor, NY 12553. "Committed To Being The Very Best." Call us anytime 569-1233.  August 1, 1944 - January 5, 2017

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