Rodney Artis was born in Vineland, New Jersey on October 27th, 1964 to the late Belma Artis and Willis Scott. He departed this life on December 8th, 2021, suddenly at Einstein Medical Center.
He graduated from Vineland Senior High School. After graduation, Rodney moved to Philadelphia, New York, Georgia, Las Vegas and back to New York City. He loved traveling and pursuing his career in television and modeling. Rod worked for television stations such as CBS, Meredith, and Harry Connick Jr. Shows and worked for various modeling agencies.
One thing Rodney loved was spending time with his Waka’s, great nieces and nephews. They were his children (as he would say). He also enjoyed being able to have fun and enjoy time with his cousins and family as well as doing anything and everything his way.
Rodney really lived his life to the fullest. Knowing Rodney was to love him and he was always making people laugh and have fun.
Rodney is survived by his two brothers, Leroy Church, Jr. and David Darnell (Ella) Robinson, and four sisters, Velvery Church, Shapiro (Charles), Marie Artis and Valerie Artis; God Sister, Arlene Bonner, and a host of aunts, cousins, and uncles.
Rodney Artis was predeceased by: his Mother, Belma (Church) Artis; Father, Willis Scott, Jr.; Stepfather, Morris Williams (Mole man); Grandmothers, Dollie Mea Artis and Lottie (Lady) Scott; Grandfathers, Willis Scott, Sr. and Haywood Artis, Sr.; Uncles, Haywood, Jerome, Maurice and Charles; and Aunts, Juinita and Barbara.