"Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:2.
It is with deep sadness that we gather to say goodbye to Quentin John Richard Townsend. Quentin will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all those whose lives he touched. Quentin was born to Dale Milton Townsend and Debralee Saunders Townsend in Joliet, Illinois on April 29, 1976. He is the brother of Kimberly Townsend and Corrigan Townsend. He is the uncle to Emmanuel Charles Hooper Townsend and the grandson of Mattie Saunders. His deceased grandparents are James R. Saunders and Johnny and Antoinette Townsend.
Quentin’s spiritual life over the last 46 years led to extraordinary accomplishments, none of which superseded his decision to make Jesus Lord and Savior of his life. Quentin was a faithful member of Living Word Christian Church under the leadership of Pastor Bill Winston. Inspired by spiritual and business integrity, Quentin held much pride in being a 2003 Joseph Business School Scholar at Living Word Church.
As a recipient with the highest honor in the Joseph Business School in 2003, Quentin received a full return of his tuition. If Living Word ever searched their records, we are positive that Quentin holds the title for the member who got baptized the most. There was something about the Baptismal Pool that drew him to it every chance he got.
A brilliant student, Quentin attended Eisenhower Academy, Hufford Junior High School and Joliet West High School Class of 1994. Quentin starred on the legendary basketball team that led Joliet Township down state in 1994 wearing #54 reigning as Center. Quentin attended Central State University in 1996.
In 2007, Quentin was awarded and acknowledged as one of Georgia's Top "40 under 40 Up & Comers," presented by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, which recognizes young professionals who are on the rise.
In 2008, Quentin became the first African- American President/COO of a professional ABA sports league as owner of ABA Team - Atlanta Vision.
As Owner-Licensed Realtor & Investor, Quentin helped hundreds of families become homeowners and investors through his real estate entity, Townsend & Company Sales Team. Quentin held the honor as Chicago Bulls Matador professional dance team member for the all-male dance team and was wildly popular with fans at the United Center.
Quentin will be remembered by family, friends and associates for his insightfulness and positivity. Some of his favorite motivational quotes were:
~ “Never take a NO from someone who can’t give you a YES”
~ “I’m living my life like it’s golden.”
~ “Are you ready to make HISTORY?”
Rest in peace, Q. You will be forever in our hearts and memories.
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