June 26,1967 – December 20,2016
Reflection of Life
Kevin André Hurd transitioned into eternal life peacefully at Holy Cross Hospital on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Kevin was born on June 26, 1967 in Washington, DC to Betty Hurd Brooks and William Scriber.
Kevin accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at an early age, and was baptized at Zion Baptist Church by the late Pastor Willis S. Wall. He was active in ministry and served as a member of the Junior Usher Board, under the leadership of his aunt, Joyce Hurd, and the Youth Choir. When he was older, he joined the Willis S. Wall Male Chorus. He sang the lead in several songs, “Jesus, Lover of My Soul,” “Clap Your Hands If You Love the Lord,” “Angels Watching Over Me” and “I’ve Already Been to the Water.” The last solo he sang was “In the Prayer Room” at the funeral of his cousin, Rev. Herman Warren.
Kevin received his education in the Charles County Public School System. During his high school years, he was a member of the Science Club, Concert Choir and the Tri-County Honors Chorus. His famous saying was “Heed the warning; two wrongs do not make a right!” He was inducted into the “Who’s Who in High School Students” and later graduated from Thomas Stone High School in June of 1985.
After graduating, he worked several jobs. One of his jobs was Waxie Maxie Records where he worked for several months before realizing that his supervisor, Denise Hurd, was his cousin. He worked for the Department of Defense at Bolling Air Force Base. At the time of his passing, he was employed at the District of Columbia Superior Court as a Recording Technician where he was regarded as a superior employee.
Music has always been a great part of Kevin’s life. Some might say it was one of his passions. As a DJ at various events, Kevin kept the party going with his massive music collection, extensive playlist and knack for playing the right song.
Family, friends and co-workers, who were like family to him, were important to Kevin. Whether for the holidays or just getting together to play cards, He enjoyed being in the mix. Kevin was also a die-hard Redskins fan—win or lose, that was his team.
During Kevin’s hospitalization, a co-worker presented him with a lion. The lion denotes strength, leadership, diligence and boldness. Scripture speaks of the lion in 2nd Timothy 4:17, “But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength. So that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the gentiles might hear it, and I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.”
Kevin was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Arthur and Carrie Hurd; paternal grandparents, William and Lorraine Scriber; paternal grandmother, Cecelia Holloway; uncle, Arthur Hurd, and brother, Derick Scriber.
Kevin was a caring, devoted and thoughtful son, brother, nephew, godfather and friend. He leaves many wonderful memories that will be cherished by his mother, Betty Hurd Brooks; father, William Scriber; aunts, Beulah Shade, Joyce Hurd, Eunice Hurd, Barbara Brown, Judy Scriber, Sheila Okekpe, Karen Agbebuji and Lesha Gabriel; uncles, Maurice Hurd, Warren Hurd, Charles Butler, Michael Gary, Robert Gregory and Dwight Scriber; great aunts, Rosie Short, Corada Baucum, Dorrie Wiggins and Mildren McKinney; great uncle, Albert Hurd, and a host of cousins, other loving relatives, godchildren, Sydne Curtis and Bryen Hurd, church family and friends, including two very special friends, Yolanda and Billy Curtis.