Troy Atkins, 19, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 26.
Atkins was born January 21, 1991 in Queens, New York and attended Beach Channel High School.
Atkins is preceded in death by his mother, Sharon Atkins.
He is survived by his father Kenneth Shuford; step-mother, Camille Armstrong Shuford; four brothers, Kahbaar M. Shuford, Temple A. Shuford, Kelal A. Shuford, and Randy Jones; sister, Naamah A. Armstrong; grandmother, Minnie Williams; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and acquaintances.
Funeral arrangements and memorial service were entrusted to the Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Disposition took place at St. Michael’s Crematory, East Elmhurst, New York.