The gravestone was erected just in time for the second anniversary of his death Sunday.
An etching of the Buffalo-born singer's portrait shows him in a relaxed pose in the tight leather pants and jacket he liked to wear and with his guitar, the New said.
The etching comes from a photo taken for his 1981 hit album "Street Songs," which included "Give It to Me Baby" and "Super Freak." The album sold 3 million copies and propelled him to superstar status.
The monument for man born James Ambrose Johnson Jr. stands 4 feet, 9 inches high and has a base that's 4 feet wide. His ashes are interred at the site. The monument weighs two tons, the biggest the cemetery allows for a four-plot site, the newspaper reported.