2012-07-06 / Obits

Taquan Harding

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Taquan Nelson Jamar Harding, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 22.

Harding was born on May 6, 1994 at Westchester County Hospital. He played cornerback for the Rockaway Ravens football team and had a love for making music.

Harding was preceded in death by his grandmother, Gertha Mosley; greatgrandmother, Lester Luster; greataunt, Diane Mosley; and uncle, Javon Watts.

He is survived by his mother, Sherrie; father, Claude; stepfather, Peter William; influential figures, Mike Eveons and Carolyn Bell; great-grandparents, Gloria and Stanley Courtney; grandmothers, Olive Scott, Marilyn Watts and Ruby Williams; grandfather, James Watts (Yvonne); sisters, Tynequa (Cardin), Candance, Charayne and Nicole; uncles, Peter, Phillip, Larry, Joseph, Rasheen and Taliek; aunts, Louise, Ann, Joan, Ingrid, Sandra, Margaret, Taylor, Gwen, Crystal, Jeanie, Latisha, Tanisha, Ayeesha and Michelle; great-aunts, Clarita Samalya and Sylvia Luster; and a host of cousins and friends including his girlfriend, Divena Caper.

A funeral mass took place at Macedonia Baptist Church, Arverne. Disposition followed at Forest Green Park Cemetery, Morganville, New Jersey.

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