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Clifford Dywaine Liferidge
(September 21, 1965 - May 8, 2013)

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Clifford Dywaine Liferidge

Homegoing services for Mr. Clifford Dywaine Liferidge Sr., of Land O’ Lakes, Florida who passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, will be held on Friday, May 17th, 10:00 a.m. at Aikens Funeral Home Chapel, 2708 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, with Rev. Namon Perkins, Jr., officiating. Interment will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. Clifford was born in Moncks Corner, South Carolina on September 21, 1965. He was the fourth son of Edith Elizabeth and Jacob Liferidge Jr. Cliff was raised in Brooklyn, NY and educated in the NYC public school system. While in NY, he faithfully attended and was involved in church with his family. In 1979, the family moved back to South Carolina where Cliff attended and graduated from Berkeley High School. After graduating from High School, Cliff joined the United States Navy where he served from, January 11, 1984 to January 31, 2004. While serving in the Navy he became a war veteran participating in Desert Storm/Desert Shield, The War on terror, and other wars. He retired from honorable service with numerous awards, including The Navy Sailor of the Year and war decorations to include: The Kuwait Liberation Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, The War on Terror Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon. In 1988, Cliff met his loving wife Kimberly and they were married on April 7, 1990. Four years later they were blessed with the birth of their twin children: Kiera Donte and Clifford Dywaine Liferidge, Jr. Cliff was a man dedicated to his country and after retiring from military service; he joined the Military Sealift Command where he traveled all over the world. Cliff was a fighter and a strong man of valor. He was promoted quickly and was most recently a Chief Steward Officer. Under his leadership, his Supply Departments competed for and won three Captain David M. Cook Food Service Excellence Awards for East Coast ships. This international award is presented annually to Military Sealift Command ship that ranks the highest in record keeping, following healthy recipes, satisfaction of civil service mariners and quality of food. At an early age Cliff accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. He loved to travel, meet new people and cook like a gourmet chef. He played the bongos, Saxophone, and loved all kinds of music especially Jazz. While living in Cuba, Cliff became a leader in the Boy Scouts, where he mentored several young boys leaving a lasting positive impression in their life. Cliff had an infectious personality, after one meeting; you would fall in love with him. Cliff maintained his friendly spirit even to the very end. He will be dearly missed by the many souls that he touched. Clifford leaves to honor his precious memories: His wife Kim, of 25 years; children, Kiera, Clifford Jr. and adopted son Jamal Keesee; along with his parents: Jacob Liferidge Jr., and Edith Liferidge; brothers: Anthony Liferidge (Tracy), Wallace Liferidge (Stephanie), Derek Liferidge, and Tory Liferidge (Tashia); father and mother in Law: Richard and Earline Keesee; sister in law: Wakima Keesee; brother in law: Kenneth Keesee; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, special extended family (Theresa and Towana) and friends. The visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. The family and friends are asked to meet at the chapel on Friday for the service.

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