In Memory of



Obituary for Eugenia King

On Monday, September 18, 1944, our beloved Eugenia (affectionately known as Jean) was born to the late Clara and Thomas Neal. Eugenia was raised in Bloomfield, N.J. and educated in the Bloomfield Public School System. At an early age, Eugenia joined Paradise Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., where she worshipped and served God.

On December 17,1966, Eugenia was joined in holy matrimony to the love of her life, the late Randolph "Rand" King. Together, they raised two beautiful sons, Patrick and Craig.

In September 1973, Eugenia began her employment with Montclair Public Schools in Montclair, N.J. as an Aide. She enjoyed working in many different capacities, always being of service to the children. After 32 years of service, Eugenia retired in June 2005. However, retirement brought new joys and adventures into Eugenia's life. She enjoyed traveling abroad to various countries and islands. She traveled extensively within the United States, visiting with family and friends. She was a very proud Montclair resident who kept abreast of township business and developments. Eugenia really enjoyed attending Do-Drop Inn community/social events at the Glenfield Parkhouse with her friends. In addition, Eugenia began babysitting, first Allie and then Madison. Eugenia loved her children and adored all of her grandchildren. You could see the delight on her face when she talked about them. She will be remembered for her loving heart, big smile and hearty laugh.

Eugenia L. King entered into rest on Thursday, May 11, 2023 in Montclair, NJ.

Eugenia was preceded in death, by her loving husband Randolph, her parents Thomas and Clara Neal, her brother Charles, and an older sister.

She is survived by her children Patrick (Robyn) King and Craig King; her grandsons, Tyrone, Tyler, Elijah and Malcolm; Alexandra “Allie” Scott Lucas and Madison Hines, who were like granddaughters to her,and a niece in NJ. Sisters-in-law Mary Hines, Hazel King-Gulley, Elve King, Janice. Special cousins Gregory (Karen), Jill (James), Keith (Jakea), and Kim who lived across the street from the Kings and formed special relationships.. A special niece that she loved dearly Kimberly King (Jaiden) of Rocky Mount, N.C. Special friends who were like family Sabra Scott, Meeka, Juanita Brooks, Shelly, Peggy, Gay Marcellus, Rev. and Mrs. Barbara and a host of other family and friends.


by Rabindranath Tagor

I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one,

I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when day is gone,

I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,

Of happy times and laughing times, and bright and sunny days,

I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun,

Of happy memories that I leave, when life is done.