Kalim Addison Obituary

Kalim J. Addison
Kalim J. Addison

February 20, 1960 - October 2, 2013
Resided in Hackensack, NJ


Kalim J. Addison was born February 20, 1960 in Paterson, New Jersey. He was the fourth oldest child born to the union of Buddy and Martha Addison. Kalim departed this life on October 2, 2013. During his sunset he was a resident of Hackensack, New Jersey.

Educated in the Paterson, NJ school system, at an early age Kalim was honored to be among Who's Who for outstanding academic achievement. He went on to obtain a BS Degree in Psychology, a BA in Theological Studies, an MA in New Testament History, and an MA in Education. Kalim was employed at AT&T in Paramus, NJ where he held the position of Senior Training Manager.

Kalim developed an interest in music at an early age, particularly the piano. He at times would tour with his mother's gospel group, filling in when needed. He joined Gilmore Memorial Tabernacle, becoming a part of their music ministry, and eventually was elevated to Minister of Music. In addition to Gilmore Memorial Tabernacle, Kalim was blessed to serve as Minister of Music at other houses of worship including Greater File Chapel Baptist Church of NY, NY, and Shiloh Baptist Church of New Rochelle, NY. Kalim also founded Addison-Norsep recording label, through which he produced two CDs: "I Dreamed a Dream," and "I'll Say Yes."

Kalim was predeceased by his brother BL Addison (1992), and his parents Buddy Addison (1993) and Evangelist Martha Addison (2009).

He is survived by daughter Allene James of Paterson, NJ; son Sha'Ron Addison of Hackensack, NJ; son-in-law Wilfred James of Paterson, NJ; granddaughters Morgan James and Madisyn James of Paterson, NJ; sisters Marilynn Addison- Walker of Rahway, NJ, and Martha Addison of Somerset, NJ; brother S. Jerome Addison of Somerset, NJ; brother-in-law James Walker of Rahway, NJ, Sister-inlaw Joyce Clark-Addison of Somerset, NJ; nephews Jerel Walker, Jamar Walker, and Jordan Bailey; nieces Myra Walker, Monique Walker, Charon Landrum, Jauquetta DeBerry; great-nephew Micah Walker; and a host of godchildren, cousins, friends, and family.

Kalim will be missed. But most importantly, he'll be remembered by many!

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Musical Tribute
Gilmore Memorial Look and Live Ministry
68 Haledon Ave.
Paterson, NJ US
Monday, October 14, 2013
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Memorial Celebration
Gilmore Memorial Look and Live Ministry
68 Haledon Ave.
Paterson, NJ US
Monday, October 14, 2013
7:00 PM
Cedar Lawn Crematory
Mclean Blvd.
Paterson, NJ US


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