John Flakes Jr., of Montclair, died peacefully on April 3, 2023. He was 51.

Mr. Flakes was born to Alice and John Flakes Sr. in 1971 in Newark.

He was a kind person who would help anyone he met. He loved animals, and most of all he loved his family.

Mr. Flakes is survived by his wife, Taherrah; his mother, Alice Flakes; four children, Christopher Sperry-Flakes, Almid Edwards, Amiah Flakes and Amir Flakes; his siblings, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

Funeral services were private.

Arrangements were by Martin’s Home for Service, 48 Elm St.