Michael Cantrell, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 2.
Cantrell was born November 16, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York and attended school in Far Rockaway.
Cantrell is preceded in death by his mother Brenda Cantrell; grandmother, Lelia E. Cantrell; uncle, Mack Charles Cantrell Jr.; and three aunts, Patricia Cantrell, Shelia Cantrell, and Beverly Cantrell.
He is survived by his father, Milton Ray Whitley (Mary Whitley); grandmother, Virginia Edwards (Ms Klee); step-grandfather, Charles Edwards; four aunts, Maxine Brown, Michelle White (Alfred Dumas), Angela Freeman, and Pamela Williams; uncle, Adosef Daniel; great-aunt, Theresa Henry (Barbara Jean); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. A memorial service was held at A. Barrett Funeral Home, Brooklyn, New York. Interment took place at Forest Park Cemetery, Morganville, New Jersey.