Lonnie "Zaair Musiq" Jermaine Carter

April 20, 1982 ~ May 31, 2021 (age 39)



Lonnie Jermaine Carter “Zaair Musiq” was born on Tuesday, April 20, 1982, in North Newark, New Jersey to Janice Carter and Lonnie McNeil (both deceased). Lonnie was the youngest of two siblings. 

When Lonnie was a young toddler, his family moved from North Newark to East Newark to Pennington Court where he met his second family.  Lonnie only had one sibling when he moved to Pennington Court but he gained a family of brothers and sisters. Almost 4 decades later, Lonnie remained friends with his Pennington Court family. 

Lonnie was educated in the Newark Public School system.  He had a natural-born talent for drawing and writing poems.

As a young child, Lonnie was a hard worker.  He always had a business plan.  During the winter months, he would go out with his friends to earn extra money shoveling snow for the elderly and local businesses. After hours of shoveling snow in the fridge cold, he would always use a portion of his profits to treat his mom and sister to lunch. 

Although Lonnie never had any children, he helped raise many children throughout his relationships. He also often sent toys and gifts to his Niece and Nephew for holidays.  He even found an organization that he volunteered for that offered toys to underprivileged kids. 

In 2017 Lonnie turned his life around and decided to move to Allentown, PA where his family supported him with open arms and was by his side to encourage him and push him to achieve his vision for a better life.  Lonnie always knew there was something bigger out there waiting for him and he was ready for what Allah had planned for his life.  Lonnie loved his sister and was always close with his cousins who he considered his brothers and sisters.

While living in Pennsylvania, Lonnie began working with Consulting agency as a Contingent Worker which allowed him to work for some of the most prestigious companies.  Lonnie worked for Coca-Cola, Industrial companies, Construction companies, and a few welding positions.

Lonnie also had a great passion for cars. So much so that his cousins taught him how to detail and tint car windows.  He loved it so much that his cousins introduced him to the manager of a well-known Detailing Shop where he was offered a position.  In true Lonnie's style, he outshined the other workers to the point where they asked him to slow down because he was making them look bad.  But that was Lonnie, a dedicated hard worker. He also had a passion for writing. He often handmade birthday cards, holiday cards, and wrote poems for his loved ones.  Lonnie had plans to publish a book of poems. 

He is survived by his sister, Tanya Renee Robinson, Brother-in-Law, Dexter Lee Robinson, Niece, Zyianna Destiny Raquel Robinson (deceased), and Nephew, Brandon Michael Lee Robinson.  Lonnie leaves behind a host of cousins, aunts, uncles, other relatives, and friends who he considered family as well. 




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Janaazah Prayer
June 12, 2021

11:00 AM
Firdous Funeral Home
579 Grove Street
Irvington, NJ 07111

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