Stanley Winston Nauden was born in St. Louis, Missouri to the union of Alanson King Nauden and Alfrederick Stegall Nauden. His father, brother, Ira Nauden and sister, Zenobia Nauden Jones preceded him in death.
He was raised in a closely knit, loving family, with siblings and extended family to include nieces and nephews. It was always a full house and Amon, on numerous occasions, was given charge of “governing” the younger children when his parents left him in authority. He was responsible and dependable as a teenager and refined that characteristic throughout adulthood.
Amon, adamantly, embraced the principles and philosophy of the 60s and 70s era relative to his ethnicity. He boldly changed his name from Stanley Winston to AMON ALI to reflect his African American heritage. However, he maintained his French surname of Nauden because his father’s ancestor’s were “free” people. In Amon fashion, he named his children, one of his brother’s children and niece consistent with his staunch position on “meaningful” African names.
Amon graduated from Beaumont High School in 1969 and studied Theology at Lawrence University, in Appleton Wisconsin.
Amon married his grade school sweetheart, Sandra Brown, in 1971, and to this union a daughter, Nosakhare and son, Bilal were born. The couple later divorced after two decades of marriage.
Amon remained passionate about learning. He was an ardent reader and researcher of facts, especially biblical. You could rarely have a casual conversation before it would turn into a religious quiz. You had better know how to validate anything you proposed to teach him!
Amon, by the grace of God, was an excellent provider for his family (he emulated his father - an exemplary example). During school and summers, he worked with his father at Monsanto Chemical Company. He began his career with Union Electric Company (now Ameren), and retired after over twenty years of service.
Amon was the epitome of the description of father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He loved from his heart and soul. His family was blessed to have him and ALL were touched by his generosity and love. He will be sorely missed beyond measure!!!
He leaves to cherish his memory his loving mother, Alfrederick Nauden, loving daughter, Nosakhare Nauden, devoted son Bilal Nauden, two brothers, Alanson Nauden (Stephanie), Avery Nauden (Sharon); two sisters, Jacqueline Nauden Becton (Louis), Marnita Nauden Johnson; nieces Audrey Nauden, Pamela Jones Thomas, Toni Becton Bryant (Chris), Maya Johnson, Rylei Lemoine; nephews Kevin Jones (Monique), Ira Becton (Julianna), Corey Becton (Jessika), Rashid Lemoine, Kesi Nauden (Joy), Akeem Nauden, Hasan Nauden, Ryan Lemoine (Brianna), and a host of great (and beyond) loving nieces and nephews who adored him, along with cousins and other relatives and friends.
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