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Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services

7010 Chetwood, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Ezekiel Breaker Jr.

January 7, 1939January 7, 2020

Celebration of Life

Ezekiel Breaker aka Dad, Uncle, Baboo (grandfather), Zeke and Peewee, was born in Jacksonville, Florida to Ezekiel and Victoria Breaker on January 7th 1939. He was the eldest of six children. He was a self-proclaimed young entrepreneur, stating he started a paper route at the tender age of 3. The family of meager means had a slew of pet dogs plus a goat and other animals reserved for consumption, a trait he carried into his adult life. His mother was a dedicated Christian and Zeke was baptized at the age of 12 at Grace Baptist Church. He graduated from Mathew Gilbert High School where he recalled walking to school uphill both ways in the snow. He played tuba and trumpet during his high school years, then learned to play the upright bass after graduation. He often played jazz in clubs with a small band. He gained his cabinetry skills while working at the Toni Hammond Fixture Company in Jacksonville. Shortly thereafter, he was drafted to the US Army (2 years) where he played tuba for their band while in Bamberg, Germany.

After the birth of his first child, Kenneth (1964-1989), he moved to Washington DC where he met and fell in love with Marion Jones. The two were married on September 27, 1968. They had two children, Keisha and Tunde. Zeke wanted the country life and Marion yearned for city life, the two compromised on suburban Houston in 1974. Zeke worked as a carpenter at Texas Southern University and later as a carpenter/cabinet maker at the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC). Upon his retirement from UTHSC, Zeke continued to use his entrepreneurial skills by mounting African artifacts for dealers, museums and private collectors. Zeke Breaker “The Cabinet Maker” outfitted kitchens, built free-standing bars and made custom furniture that is still in use today.

He is preceded in death by his son Kenneth Fletcher (Princess) and sister Cynthia Breaker-Dixon (Artis). He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marion; daughter Keisha Breaker; son Tunde Breaker (Angel); grandchildren, Keisha Fletcher, Kenneth Fletcher Jr., Kourtney Serae Haliburton, Korey Haliburton, Reide Breaker, Rhyan Breaker, great grandchildren Hadassah Lovett and Ethan Lovett. Siblings, Nathaniel Breaker (Ann), Delores Woodcox (Charles, deceased), Ronald Breaker (Barbara), Jeanne Johnson (Philip, deceased), and a host of loving family and friends.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Friday, January 17, 2020

Memories

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Eric Hawkins

January 15, 2020

Rip UNC I will miss you and your jokes

Keisha Keisha Fletcher

January 15, 2020

I remember my brother and I going out to crab at the shore with grandad/grandma...and eating lots of yummy crabs. I also remember eating gumbo for the first time at Mudear's. We are a family that loves to eat good cooking!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY