MATHIS, TIMOTHY JONATHAN (TJ) Timothy Jonathan Mathis (TJ) departed this life suddenly on Sat, Sept 3, 2011 in New Haven, CT. He was born in New Haven on Aug 15, 1986. He leaves to celebrate his life parents, Pastor Richard and Evang Renae Kennedy, Mr and Mrs Lenny (Deidre) Pender, maternal grandmother, Annette Darden, paternal grandmothers, Patricia Ann Pender Fontaine, Jessie Kennedy, paternal great grandmother, Rebecca Pender, Edna Mills Brown, son, Jair Alexander Mathis, siblings, Ashley Edwards, Dominique Kennedy, Justin Edwards, Ebony Murphy, Rayshawn Pender, Richard (Doc) Kennedy, Bianca Kennedy, special friend, Ashlei Grant and a host of other relatives and friends TJ was a Hamden High School graduate; he attended Morgan State Univ. and graduated from Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA. Among his many basketball awards and accomplishments are 2004 2nd Team New Haven Register All State Player, 2003 and 2004 All SCC Conference Player and Freshmen Rookie of the Year Award at Morgan State Univ. He was employed at Vantage Group Inc. and West Haven Community House. Most recently, he was recruited for the new ABA Basketball League and received MVP for the Greater Hartford Pro Am 2011. A ceremony of celebration of his life will be held on Sat, Sept 10, 2011 at 9 a.m. at Trinity Temple Church, 285 Dixwell Ave, New Haven, CT. Calling hours at 8 a.m. until time of service. There will be a wake on Fri, Sept 9, 2011 at 5-8 p.m at the church. Interment on Sat, Sept 10, 2011 in Beaverdale Memorial Park. SERVICES OF COMFORT ENTRUSTED TO McClam Funeral Home, 95 Dixwell Ave, New Haven, CT 06511. Online condolences available at www.mcclamfuneralhome.net.
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Published in the New Haven Register on Sept. 8, 2011