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Obituary: Otis L. Jennings, 62

Jennings owned Otis BBQ, located near the Englishtown Flea Market.

Otis L. Jennings, 62, of Englishtown died on Dec. 24 at Robert Wood-Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick. He retired from Overbrook/Essex County Hospital after 28 years. He was the Pastor of Bethlehem Prayer House of South Toms River, NJ and was the proprietor of Otis BBQ located at the and was part-time bus driver.

Left to mourn his memories are his wife Laldaye Jennings, his mother Rosie Grant, 5 sons Jason and Jeremy Jennings, Raminka Williams, Joy James, Cheryl Vereen, 4 brothers, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral December 30 at 11am from St. Stephens AME Zion Church 1001 Springwood Ave. in Asbury Park. Visitation at 9am from church. Interment will be at Monmouth Memorial Park. Jackson Funeral Home 242 Neptune Blvd. Neptune is in charge of arrangements.

Liz December 29, 2011 at 09:23 PM
My sincere sympathies to the Jennings family. Otis was such a nice man, not to mention generous and friendly. My mother, father and I were the Peanut vendors in the Green Building at Englishtown Auction for 20 years and Otis would come by on occasion, and we would share peanuts and ribs. He was a genuine real man with a beautiful smile. Otis will be missed! God bless.
Dina Byrnes January 04, 2012 at 09:04 PM
I am deeply sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Jennings. Otis was my substitute bus driver since I was in kindergarten, it was always a pleasure to see his smiling face. He would often ask how my family was doing and about my little brother. His passing, has saddened our community, his wonderful personality will be forever remembered. R.I.P. Mr. Otis Jennings.
michele June 01, 2012 at 09:23 PM
We just heard of his passing..we cant believe such a nice smiling face is gone..he was a fun singing bus driver of ours and we will always remember and miss him!
cassidy December 31, 2012 at 03:51 PM
I am so sad about this he was my bus driver and I loved him so much everyone did I never got to try his amazing ribs to his family I am so sorry for your loss

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