Najae Josephs Memorial Fund

On November 7th, 2020,  a fatal accident occurred outside of a family event that took the life of Na-Jae Josephs. Na-jae was only 20 years old with so much life left to experience. He shared moments and lessons everyday that have left an unforgettable impact on those who were blessed enough to have shared them with him. His infectious smile lit up a room, no matter your connection with Na-Jae he was memorable. He loved music and dancing and living his life to the fullest no matter what the circumstances were.But, most importantly, he gave constant love to his friends and to his family, notably his mother. A day rarely went by when he didn't mention his mom or pull up her latest post just to say how beautiful she was. He loved her more than anything and she was his best friend. Now, although it is so difficult to think past this moment, we need to think of what has been left behind. A single mother who has recently lost, not only her only son, but her father as well due to COVID, who needs our help. She would not ask herself, so it is our job to think of what Na-jae would have wanted and to look over her on his behalf. So, we ask, if there is anything at all that you would like to contribute, that you think of his grieving mother at this time. We know he's watching over us and healing will take time. But until then, we love you Na-jae and you will be missed forever.
His story is continuously being updated, but you can read here for more information:

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/wood-ridge/2020/11/08/one-dead-hit-and-run-accident-route-17-s-wood-ridge/6213196002/ 


His smile was never just for the pictures, he was truly joyful. 

Please if you would like to pay your respects in person, there is a memorial currently set up beneath the gazebo on the harbor walk outside the Harbor Point on the Bay apartment complex. You can leave something if you would like, even if it's just your thoughts. 
 
This fund was created by Aja Parker and Elizabeth Lopez, however the proceeds from this fund will be gifted to Na-jae's mother, Nyeik Blair. The money from this gofundme will be used to fund the funeral, any extra expenses needed to bring him to his home country, Jamaica, and also to cover any remaining amounts needed for his grandfather's burial. Any leftover money will be used to support the memorial costs at Umass Boston and on the Harbor walk to offer a more accessible location to pay respects for those who will be unable to travel abroad to do so. His mother is currently listed as the beneficiary of all donations, and she will have complete control over its use and have total access to any excess proceeds which will remain with her to offer some peace of mind and support. We are so deeply touched with the results of this fund and we congratulate all of you for your ability to come together at this dark time and give so much of your love and generosity to Na-jae's family. You are truly an incredibly group of people.

  • Alexandra Bastien 
    • $25 
    • 17 mos
  • Debra Alexander 
    • $25 
    • 21 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 21 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 21 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 22 mos
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Fundraising team (3)

Aja Parker 
Organizer
Raised $3,212 from 49 donations
Boston, MA
Nyeik Blair 
Beneficiary
Elizabeth Lopez 
Team member
Raised $920 from 19 donations