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Lilton Kareem Abdullah


Sunrise: June 29, 1949

Sunset: June 27, 2024

Lilton Kareem Abdullah, 74, of Chesapeake Virginia departed from this world on Thursday, June 27, 2024. Kareem was born on June 29, 1949, to Lilton Cross Sr. and Celloustine Sherrod-Cross in Hobgood, NC. In 1981, Kareem married Aminah, and they have 6 children, Khalaida Dennison, Olaniyan Locker (Tawanna), Aswad Locker, Shawn Cross, Wali Locker (Travonda), and Jameelah Cannon (Malachi). As well as a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins. Kareem was the 9th child out of 12. He is survived by his sister Wila Mae Yates and brothers Robert Cross and Rogers Cross (Ellen) of the 4 girls and 8 boys.

Kareem loved his family, people, and baseball, and he loved his music.

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    georgetta goodman says

    My condolences and love to the family during this difficult time.
    Kareem was a good man; he will truly be missed.

    Love Larry and Etta

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    Ja.mes Mateen says

    Kareem helped me through my journey to Islam in
    1979 I will always be grateful for his friendship may
    God bless him and grant him paradise my condolences to your family.

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    Masjid William Salaam Community says

    The Community of Masjid William Salaam, Norfolk, VA offers sincere condolences to the Family of Lilton Kareem Abdullah. May ALLAH forgive his sins and shortcomings, make his resting place spacious and grant our dear brother, Lilton Kareem Abdullah, paradise. “Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un.” (To ALLAH we belong and to Him is our return.)

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    The Believers of Al-Qubaa Islamic Centre says

    With G-d’s Name The Merciful Benefactor The Merciful Redeemer.
    On behalf of the family of Al-Qubaa Islamic Centre we extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Brother Lilton Kareem Abdullah. May the fondest memories of your loved one continue to enrich you and your family’s hearts, minds, and souls, and may G-d, The Most Compassionate comfort you and the family with His soothing Mercy and grant Brother Lilton Kareem Abdullah the highest achievement; Paradise. Ameen.

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    Bilal Muhammad says

    Stop The Violence Team by Bilal Muhammad send our Condolences to the Abdullah family Ameen 🤲🏽

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    Earl and Vivian Gaskins says

    Our condolences to the Cross family and Abdullah family. May God bless you and keep you during your time of sorrow

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    Thomas L Jones says

    Our condolences to the Family. Kareem was an extremely good pool player and an overall good guy who will be greatly missed. The Earth has no sorrow heaven can’t heal.

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    Thomas and Andrea Jones says

    Our condolences to the Family. Kareem was an extremely good pool player and an overall good guy who will be greatly missed. The Earth has no sorrow heaven can’t heal.

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    Haneef K. Rashe’d says

    Bismillahi ir Rahman
    nir Rahim

    Assalaamu ‘alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu

    We sincerely and humbly extend our heartfelt condolences and du’a to the family of our humble and illustrious Muslim brother & friend, Lylton Kareem Abdullah…

    Brother Lylton opened his arms in greeting me (us) upon my (our) initial welcome to Masjid William Salaam and at no time thereafter did his greeting diminish in the least!

    We pray Allah, ta ‘ala, that our brother’s transition to the highest station of HIS HOUSE be one of smoothness and completeness, Insha’Allah.

    (Inna lillahi wa Inna ilayhi raji’un)…

    ***Lylton was a wonderful and charming jundi (Soldier for Allah)!!!

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    Eddie and Angel (Cross) - Williams says

    Our condolences to the Cross and Abdullah families. Uncle Kareem was a humble, down to Earth person who will be forever missed. I pray peace and comfort during this season.

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