Clifton Lyerly, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 25.
Lyerly was born Jamaica, New York on January 20, 1965. He worked for Karp and Silver Law Firm. Lyerly was preceded in death by his sisters, Annette Dixon-Walker and Claudia Holmes.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Ann Lyerly; children, Shatequa, Q’uamel, Clifton Shamani, Keeshawna, Natan, Ckyshir and Sierra; grandchildren, Shamel and Christopher; brothers, Maurice (Denise) Lyerly and Marvin Lyerly; sisters, Jarvis Lyerly, Barbara, Lisa Lyerly and Marva Taylor; aunts, Viola Smith and Sarah (Charles) Hawkins; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral arrangements and service were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Disposition took place at St. Michael’s Crematory, East Elmhurst, New York.