Constine Delano Baskin, Jr. was born on June 4, 1948 in Palmetto, Florida to the late Constine and Coretha Baskin. He was baptized at Providence M.B. Church and later became a member of Turner Chapel AME Church. There he shared his talents and leadership skills to promote the building of God’s Kingdom. He sang in the choir, was a member of the Sunday School, President of the Sons of Allen, Steward Board, Finance Committee, Program Committee, cooked breakfast, worked anywhere there was need and ran the Facebook broadcast during the Covid pandemic. Constine was one of a kind and he was Pastor Pressley’s Right Hand Man!!!
He was a graduate of Lincoln Memorial High School and was an All Star Center on the FAMOUS TROJANS FOOTBALL TEAM. He served in the U.S. Army as a member of the 82nd Airborne where he did numerous jumps out of airplanes.
Constine was a man that loved his family! He loved his girls and his sons. And don’t forget about “Tricia Ann”. There was Sharon, Hot Dog (Reggie) GBO (Gerald) and Seth. God Bless Him!
God blessed him with a personality that reached the old, middle-aged and the young. Nobody was a stranger. The love of God in him touched so many lives. His wisdom, knowledge and understanding guided our family and helped him to be a blessing to so many people in this community. There was nothing he wouldn’t do or give to help SOMEBODY! He enjoyed playing cards with his classmates and friends at the 13th Ave Dream Center and riding around the neighborhood in his red scooter.
He encourage anybody to do better and would give jobs to men and women to improve their quality of life. As the foreman of Harllee Tomato Packing Company for more than 25 years, he shaped the lives of many people and was a great asset to the company. HE LOVED with ACTION, not just with WORDS! Constine lived a good life and will be FOREVER MISSED but NEVER FORGOTTEN. He taught us well and as a family, we will continue to: “MAKE IT HAPPEN”.
He is preceded in death by his sisters Estella Ferguson and Sharon Thomas and brother Ricky Baskin.
Constine D. Baskin, Jr. leaves to cherish his memories his loving and dedicated wife of 45 years Patricia Houston Baskin; daughters Carla Boston (Marc) of Georgia, Constance Baskin, Tracy Simmons (Nathaniel); Heather Baskin, Terryl Baskin; sons Constine Baskin IV (CB), Cornelius Baskin; brother Gerald Baskin; brother-in-law James Thomas; George Houston, Jr., Quintin Houston, Sr., Sandy Houston, Sr. (Roxie); sister-in laws Annie Mae Capers, Kim L. Houston and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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