Howard A. Redding, Jr

February 25, 2021


Howard A. Redding Jr. also known as “Moe” or Uncle “Moejoe" was born to the late Howard A. Redding Sr. and Muriel (Redding) Anderson on October 7, 1946. He was the second child and only son of this union. He was educated in the New York school system and excelled in track and field. After graduating from Brooklyn Tech High School “Moe” enlisted into the Marine Corps where he served his country with honors. He received numerous awards while serving in the Marines.

Moe went on to pursue an engineering career where he excelled in many different positions.  He later retired from Nassau County Department of Public Works as Supervisor of water pollution and control treatment in 2000.

Moe moved to Columbia, NC in 2002 where he proceeded to build a life for himself.  He was later joined by his daughter and grandchildren in 2008.  Moe was excited and thrilled to be in a new city with his family.  He started going to New Life Pentecostal Holiness Church and was a dedicated member and deacon.  He loved God, his church and his church family. There is where he met and married his wife Betty Applewhite.  They were happily married on October 21, 2011.

Moe was always very protective of all his siblings and extremely dedicated to his only child Tawana Redding. She blessed him with three grandchildren and one beautiful great grandson. He doted on them in every way and encouraged them every day. He was also very involved in the lives of so many of his nieces and nephews and rarely missed the milestone events.

Moe is one of many in a large blended family and leaves to mourn his loving wife Betty Redding of the home, his only child (daughter) Tawana Redding-Hertford, NC, step-daughter Lesa Hall-Clayton, NC, grandchildren Markell Redding, Kiara Pitts, Jaylen Pitts and great grandson Adrian Lewis.  Sisters- Sherry Faulk, New York, NY, Sherry L. Anderson-Hudson- Atlanta, GA, Rachael I. VanNess- Beltsville, MD, Lois J. Evans- Oxon Hill, MD, and Marsha Redding- Lakeland, FL, Ellamae Benjamin- Inwood, NY, brothers- Arthur W Anderson Jr- Las Vegas, NV, Raymond S. Anderson- Brooklyn, NY, and Spencer Anderson-Clifton Park, NY, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was predeceased in death by two sisters Barbara I. Redding and Beverly Redding; three brothers Terry (Butch) Redding, William Anderson and Russell Anderson.  Moe was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.  He was extremely loved by all who shared in his life and will be extremely missed.

The family will receive friends of the community on  Wednesday March 10, 2021 for a viewing and visitation from 3:00pm-6:00pm at the funeral home.  Mr. Redding will be laid to rest at a private graveside service on Thursday March 11, 2021 at Albert G. Horton Memorial Veterans Cemetery. 

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March 10, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Community of Hope Funeral Service
357 Hobbsville Road
Hobbsville, NC 27946

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