Qadir El-Amin was born on December 16, 1963, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to the late Lincoln Stevens, Sr. and Mary Lee Vicks. He passed away in Dallas, Texas, on August 26, 2023.
Qadir, also known as Q, was not only the life of the party, but the very soul of it. He brought joy and laughter wherever he went, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of those who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Qadir graduated from L.E. Rabouin High School in New Orleans, Louisiana and later pursued higher education at the University of New Orleans. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1983 to 1988, aboard the Battleship USS Iowa.
In his professional life, Qadir dedicated many years to serving the community. He worked as a cafeteria supervisor for the Dallas ISD from 2003 until his passing. Qadir also contributed his talents to the Balch Springs YWSA, Blair Elementary School, and O.W. Holmes Middle School. Additionally, he founded QnA Catering Services and New Orleans Gumbo, bringing his passion for cooking to the masses.
Outside of work, Qadir had a wide range of hobbies and interests. He loved traveling, watching sports, especially cheering for the Saints, enjoying live music and dancing. Qadir was known to love playing bingo, dominoes, and spades. He found joy in cooking, entertaining, and being the life of any party. Qadir's kind heart was evident in his willingness to help others whenever he could.
Qadir El-Amin was a beloved father, brother, and friend, whose larger-than-life personality and caring nature touched the lives of many. He will be remembered for his infectious laughter, warm spirit, and unwavering love for his family and friends. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
Qadir is survived by his loving children, Sharli’e “AD” Vicks and Lincoln El-Amin. He is also survived by his siblings, Lisa Lino, Lauren Stevens, and Robert Vicks. Qadir was preceded in death by his father, Lincoln Stevens Sr., his mother, Mary Lee Vicks, his brothers, Lincoln Stevens Jr. and Darryl Robinson Sr., and his stepmother, Louise Stevens. He will be deeply missed by his nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends.
There will be a reception immediately following the service.
Qadir will be laid to rest at a later date at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery, Mansura, Louisiana.