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AUSTIN II, Edgar Nicholas "Nick"

The Rev. Dr. Edgar Nicholas "Nick" Austin II was a native of East Palatka, Putnam County, FL, born to Cleo Fields and Edgar Austin on April 16, 1928. Both parents, a sister, Christine and a brother, Robert preceded him in death He was translated from his temporal life to eternal life on March 29, 2014. He was a graduate of the former Central Academy in Palatka and later attended Bethune-Cookman University (formerly College), Daytona Beach, FL and the former Morris Brown College, Atlanta, GA. He served in World War II prior to pursuing higher education. He relocated to New York, NY where he met and married the lovely Mary L. Cole and two daughters were born. While in New York he developed a lifelong talent as a chef. Following their move to Florida in 1967 he later received and accepted a call to the ministry. A third daughter was born. He was an evangelist, teacher, pastor and leader of the various Unions, Associations and Conventions of which he was a member. He also worked in the secular arena, first at RCA in Palm Beach Gardens, and later as a Code Inspector for the City of Riviera Beach from which he retired. He served Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Hobe Sound, FL and most recently celebrated ten years as pastor of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Boynton Beach, FL. He leaves to mourn his passing, his loving wife, Mary of 61 years, daughters, Sharon G. Austin (Michael Holliday) of Lakeland, FL; Kimberly Austin Cinque (the late Jamad Cinque), Baltimore, MD and Nikki L. Austin, Dallas, TX. Six grandchildren, Erin, Nicholas, Genise and Desiree Austin-Holliday all of Lakeland, FL and Kiara and Akeem Cinque, both of Baltimore, MD, and a devoted sister, Evelyn Austin McCoy, of East Palatka. Final services will be held at the family church, St. James Missionary Baptist Church, Dr. Tony F. Drayton, Pastor, 1524 W. 35th Street, Riviera Beach, FL 33404, (561) 842-5971. A Friday night public viewing at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Service of Remembrance and Reflections and a Saturday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Celebration of Life. The family anticipates that the majority of reflections will be shared on Friday evening.

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Published in The Palm Beach Post from Apr. 5 to Apr. 6, 2014
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