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Justin Eugene Battle
May 23, 1989 ~ September 3, 2023 (age 34) 34 Years Old
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On Sunday, September 3, 2023 God sent his angels to guide Justin Eugene Battle, age 34, to his heavenly home. No more pain, no more sickness.......He is free!
Justin was born May 23, 1989 to Susan Gorstema and Vernon Durrah, Sr. in Asheville. He was legally adopted at the age of 6 by Minister Kenneth A. Battle, where he grew up in Raleigh, NC. Justin proudly served his country in the US Army from 2009, until he was honorably discharged in 2013.
"To my dear son, you will be deeply missed and never forgotten. The love that I have for you will be never-ending!"
He was always identified by his deep voice and loving characteristics. Justin was known to all his family and friends as "JAY," and was an outgoing, bubbly, and energetic young man. His favorite activity was helping and serving others. He dreamed of being dedicated police officer and was taking the necessary steps to achieve that goal. Justin was very intelligent, funny, and kind to everyone he came in contact with. When not doing his security/law enforcement things, Justin could be found alongside his family and friends.
Left to cherish his memory are his dad Minister Kenneth A. Battle (Raleigh, NC), his grandmother Irene Battle, brothers Mystic Wainwright, Kenneth A. Battle, III, Donald Howze,Lamonte Cook, Vernon Patterson, Keith Hopper, Maleke Durrah, and Tyleke Durrah, his beloved sisters Ernestine Hinton, Bianca Davidson, Tamika Patterson, Tasha Patterson, Jasmine Jackson, and Lashonda Green, uncles Bobby Battle and Anthony Durrah, aunts Carol Blake and Adena Twitty, his biological parents Susan Gorstema and Vernon Durrah, Sr., and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A Memorial Service to honor the life of Justin Battle will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at Worldwide Missionary Baptist Church (85 Choctaw Street), at 1pm. The service will be live streamed on Avery's Memorial Chapel's Facebook page.
A Silent Tear
"Just close your eyes and you will see All the memories that you have of me Just sit and relax and you will find I'm really still there inside your mind Don't cry for me now I'm gone For I am in the land of song There is no pain, there is no fear So dry away that silent tear Don't think of me in the dark and cold For here I am, no longer old I'm in that place that's filled with love Known to you all, as "up above" - Author unknown
"God looked around his garden and found an empty place, then he looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. With the help of his angels, they flew you to your heavenly place." - Melissa Shreve