Ahmad Qaasim Abdullah

September 1, 1957 ~ December 1, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old

Ahmad Abdullah Obituary

Ahmad Qaasim Abdullah of Charlotte, North Carolina passed away on Friday December 1, 2023, at the age of 66.

Ahmad was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but was a resident of Charlotte, North Carolina for the last 17 years.

Mr. Abdullah is preceded in death by his mother Zelle Brown; his brothers Parnell Brown and Leroy Brown; and his sisters Alfreda July, Ester Williams, and Martina Brown.

He is survived by his son, Ahmad Abdullah of Ramstein, Germany; stepdaughter Sierra Stewart of AL; his brothers Joe McPhaul of Greensboro, NC and Waverly Brown of Philadelphia, PA; his sisters, Bernice Smullen of MD and Inell Joyner of VA; his niece Janet Bost of NC; two granddaughters; as well as several other nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces and nephews, a wide array of friends, and fellow veterans.

As a Veteran of the Gulf War, he served his nation proudly and is most deserving of Dignity, Honor, and Respect. 82nd Airborne Division “All the Way”! Ahmad “Drake” shined like a bright light in the lives of many. He will always be remembered, and truly missed.

Mr. Abdullah will be buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona at a later date.

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