William Clifton Etheridge, Jr., better known as BJ, passed away unexpectedly on June 7, 2021 at the age of 38. Born on December 13, 1982 at Frederick Memorial, he was the son of the late Delores and William Etheridge. \r\n\r\nFrom a young age BJ was popular, and always surrounded himself with lots of people. No matter where he was or how life was treating him, he always filled the room with laughter and jokes. BJ had a free-spirit. He was generous to those he was around, and he always spoke his truth; as blunt as he could. BJ was way beyond his years and shared the life lessons he had learned with those closest to him. He was deep down a wise soul with a kind heart, and he will be dearly missed. His last occupation was a Master Plumber, and he enjoyed being a "Boss." \r\n\r\nBJ is survived by his children, Mehki Etheridge, Alstin Etheridge, and London Etheridge; his sister, Sheila Ross; two nephews, Ca'Vaelus Swinson and De'Antre Clinton; one niece, Shatara Swinson; his great-nieces, Serenity and Eliana; and our family friend Ellen Brown.\r\n\r\nIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by; his sisters, Tamara Ross and Sonya Tara Ross; his uncle, Thomas Thompson; his Aunt and Godmother, Clippertina Campbell; and numerous aunts and uncles. \r\n\r\nA private memorial will be had for close family and friends. Please reach out to the family for more details.