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Lucille McCall

June 6, 1945 - July 12, 2010

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L.D. Magee

January 15, 1943 - May 3, 2009

L.D. Magee was born January 15, 1943 in Tutwiler, Mississippi to the late Doss and Laura Magee. He was baptized at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. He attended Hopkins Elementary Church School and Coahoma Agricultural High School in Clarksdale, MS. He continued his education at Coahoma Community College and Delta State after which he went to the US Army and served 27 years....
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Elder Edward L. Robinson

July 8, 1942 - May 2, 2009

Edward L. Robinson was born on July 8, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri to the union of Edward and Dorothy Robinson; both parents and one sister, Lois Jones, preceded him in death. He was the second of five children. Elder Robinson was raised by his beloved grandmother, Marie Ross. In 1954, Elder Robinson went to live with his mother and stepfather in San Francisco, California where he completed...
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Shirley Gayle Allen

September 16, 1935 - May 1, 2009

Shirley Gayle Frazier Allen was born September 16, 1935 to the union of Charles and Marjorie Frazier, in Muncie, Indiana. Both parents preceded her in death. Shirley confessed her belief in Christ at an early age and joined Calvary Baptist Church in Muncie, Indiana. Shirley was baptized and became a member of Christ Our Redeemer African Methodist Episcopal Church, at her St. John Mercy bedside...
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Jermel K. Hurston

July 26, 1984 - April 29, 2009

Jermel Khary Hurston was born on August 26, 1984, in Dayton, Ohio to Pamela Hurston and Donald Hunter. Jermel was the only child of Pamela. Jermel began his education in the St. Louis County School District attending McClure High School. He received his high school diploma at Normandy Technical High School. In 2005, Jermel accepted Jesus as his personal Savior and was baptized at Mt. Beulah...
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Beatrice Shirley Penny

August 25, 1934 - April 27, 2009

Beatrice (Bea), was born third of seven siblings on August 25, 1934, to the union of Margaret and Frederick Payne in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her parents, along with one sister, Olivia Scott and two brothers, Frederick Gray and Milford Payne preceded her in death. The family moved to St. Louis, Missouri where she attended the St. Louis City Public Schools and graduated from Vashon High School...
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Addie Beatrice Watkins

November 12, 1927 - March 29, 2009

Addie Beatrice Watkins was born on November 12, 1927 in Yazoo City, Mississippi. At an early age, she lost her mother, Carrie and was raised by her grandmother, Lucy Mims Allen (Deceased). Her father, James C. Bell also preceded her in death. After graduating from Yazoo City High School, Addie moved to St. Louis, Missouri to attend tucker's Business College. She met and married Charles B....
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Sally Venorh Gholston

February 17, 1916 - March 28, 2009

Sally Venorh (Freeman) Gholston was the youngest of four siblings born to the union of James Booker Freeman and Sally foster Freeman of Aberdeen, Mississippi. Her mother preceded all of them in death and the siblings were brought up under the firm loving heart and hand of Pastor James and Virginia Foster along with many uncles and aunts. She received her formal education in the St. Louis Public...
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Aramy Simmons, Jr.

April 21, 1969 - March 26, 2009

Aramy Simmons, Jr. was born in St. Louis, Missouri on April 21, 1969 to Sandra J. and the late Aramy Simmons, Sr., who preceded him in death. He was the youngest of three children born to this union. Aramy was baptized as a child in the Catholic Faith at Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church. At an early age, he enjoyed playing football and baseball with the Mathews-Dickey Boys Club. His team won...
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Elvessie M. Edwards

January 16, 1921 - March 26, 2009

Elvessie M. "Sis" Edwards was born in Chicago, IL on January 16, 1921, her family moved to Bridgeton, MO when she was two years old. She is the last survivor of the children born to Charles and Susan Jones. Her parents, sister, Alice Galloway and brother, James Jones preceded her in death. Elvessie was educated in the St. Louis Public Schools (Sumner High School) and Homer G. Phillips School of...
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Leonard Thomas Mcgrady, Sr.

August 26, 1926 - March 23, 2009

Mr. Leonard Thomas McCrady, Sr. was the second of four children born to Emma and Robert McCrady August 26, 1926 in Gadsden, Tennessee. His parents and two siblings, Israel and Robert preceded him in death. Leonard professed in Christ at an early age. He served his country by entering into the United States Army and received and Honorable discharge in 1945. He met and married Ada Mae Betts from...
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Edward Leroy Jackson, Sr.

October 27, 1924 - March 17, 2009

Mr. Edward Leroy Jackson, Sr. was the twelfth of thirteen siblings born to the late Robert and Hattie Jackson on October 27, 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri. (11 siblings preceded him in death) Edward was affectionately called "Bo" by his siblings. He was also known by; "TV Jack" and "Daddy Jack". Edward was baptized at a very early age at Wayman Temple A.M.E. Church. Edward received his formal...
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Renee Williams Parnell

April 6, 1955 - March 10, 2009

Renee Williams Parnell entered this world at St. Louis Maternity Hospital, St. Louis, MO, on April 6, 1955. She was the first of four children born to Carrie Williams, who preceded her into glory. Renee received her education through the St. Louis Public School System. In 1977, she was united in Holy Matrimony to Jose Sylvester Parnell. She was baptized at the age of 13 under the leadership of...
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Roosevelt Thomas Clemons

October 24, 1943 - March 7, 2009

Roosevelt Thomas Clemons was born on October 24, 1943 in Madison, Alabama, the only son born to the union of Samuel T. and Bernice Clemons. Roosevelt (Butch) was educated in the St. Louis Public School System, graduating from Sumner High school. Butch confessed his hope in Christ at an early age. He was among one of the first African-American to be employed by Greyhound Bus Lines as a driver...
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Samuel Jay Hudson

June 30, 1939 - March 6, 2009

Samuel Jay Hudson was born June 30, 1939 in Rison, Arkansas to the late Jewel Willie Bullocks. He went to be with the Lord March 6, 2009. Sam, as he was known by many, was a self educated man. He attended the public school system in Arkansas then moved to Chicago, Illinois at a young age with his mother and from there he went into the Army. He was married to Sonya Hudson. They were soul mates...
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Isabell B. Ingram

May 7, 1906 - February 23, 2009

Mrs. Isabell B. Ingram was born on May 7, 1906 in Montrose, Arkansas to the late Valley Sherrer and Lorenzo Decatur Williams. She had five brothers and two sisters, who all preceded her in death. Isabell learned about responsibility at an early age. When she was eight years old her parents died within a few months apart. Being the oldest girl, she had to care for her younger brothers and sisters...
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Rosie Mae Buggs

September 19, 1931 - February 22, 2009

Rosie Mae Watson was born on September 19, 1931 in Cleveland, Mississippi to George Henry Watson, Sr. and Mary Quesik Watson. She is the fourth child born to this union. Rosie's father, mother, two brothers (Sammie L. Watson and J.L. Watson) and a sister (Lucille Watson) preceded her in death. In 1941 the family relocated from Cleveland, MS to St. Louis, MO. Rosie received her education in the...
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Genene Lazette Veasley

April 22, 1964 - February 14, 2009

Genene Lazette Rice-Veasley was born April 22, 1964 at 6:45 p.m. at St. Mary's Hospital in St. Louis, MO to the union of Veronica and Robert Rice. She had the biggest eyes you have ever seen, as if she was saying, "What's going on?" As she grew, it became apparent that she was going to be a caregiver. She would rub alcohol on Nona and Dewey after they got whippings to console them. Later, when...
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Jessie L. Jordan

May 5, 1912 - February 12, 2009

Mrs. Jessie Jordan was born in Laura, Mississippi on May 5, 1912, the only child of Jessie and Mattie Collins. She grew up in Mississippi and attended the Delta Area School. Jessie accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at an early age and was an active member of her church. In 1935, she married her high school sweet heart, the late Herman Allen. To this union, one son was born, the late...
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John Henderson

October 25, 1955 - February 10, 2009

John Henderson was born to the union of John and Dorothy Lee Henderson on October 25th 1955 at Homer G. Phillips Hospital St. Louis, Missouri. Both parents preceded John in death. John confessed Christ as his personal Saviour at an early age and was baptized at the Galilee Baptist Church, in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1988 he united with the New Northside Missionary Baptist Church under the...
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Willie Glen White

January 15, 1933 - February 9, 2009

Willie Glenn White was born January 15, 1933 in Dumas, Arkansas, the second of five children born to Eugene and Ernestine (Jordan) White. Even as a young man, Glenn was drawn to academic pursuits, declaring himself better suited to "book learnin" than picking cotton. When his parents moved the family to St. Louis, Missouri, Glenn got the chance to prove it, starting with his inclusion as a...
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Jon LaMar Moss

January 12, 1981 - February 5, 2009

Psalms 37:3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so halt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Jon Lamar Moss was born January 12, 1981 in St. Louis, Missouri to Mae F. Alston. He was the oldest child of two. He was raised in a loving Christian home and confessed his love for Christ at an early age. He was a member of Pine Lawn Church and served as a Jr. Deacon. Jon was a very...
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Marsha Cheryl Worth

March 24, 1950 - January 29, 2009

Marsha Cheryl Worth was born March 24, 1950 to Allen Eugene Worth and Allean Banks-Worth in St. Louis, Missouri. She was educated in the Lansing, Michigan Public School System. Marsha moved back to St. Louis, Missouri and began her career, as an X-Ray Technician working in several hospitals over the years such as Jewish Hospital, Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and her last place...
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Harvey Jones, Jr.

May 12, 1931 - January 24, 2009

Mr. Harvey Jones, Jr. was born in Marshall, Texas, May 12, 1931 to Mary and Harvey Jones, Sr. He attended elementary and junior high in Marshall, Texas before relocating with his family to Los Angeles, California in 1953. He worked in the trucking industry. He had an entrepreneurial spirit and opened several businesses. Harvey accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age into the Church of...
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Robert Tommie Jones, Jr.

January 21, 1944 - January 23, 2009

Robert (Tommie) Jones, Jr. was born January 21, 1944 in St. Louis, MO. He was the second child to the union of Robert and Earlean Jones. He was educated in the St. Louis Public School System and graduated from Vashon High School. He confessed hope in Christ at an early age and was united with Star Bethel Baptist Church under the late Rev. L.P. Patrick, later under Pastor C.D. Wells. He...
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Viola Hanna JoAnna Byrd Smith

September 5, 1915 - January 22, 2009

Viola was born Viola Hanna JoAnna Bryd on September 5, 1915 in Popular Bluff, Missouri. She was the youngest of ten children who preceded her in death. Viola was educated in the St. Louis Public Schools System where she graduated from Vashon High School. She attended Milady's Beauty School where she graduated in 1946. Viola had one daughter, Dorothy Pricilla Byrd-Davis. After the death of...
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Shaun Butler

April 23, 1965 - January 16, 2009

Shaun Andre Butler was born April 23, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Lovie Butler and Roy L. Butler, Sr. He was the youngest of seven children, one sister, Charlene L. Butler who preceded him in death. Shaun accepted Christ at an early age. He attended St. Louis Public Schools where he graduated from McKinley High School in 1984. He later reunited and married his childhood sweetheart,...
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Max G. Adolphe

September 19, 1945 - January 16, 2009

Max G. Adolphe was born on September 19, 1945 in West Indies, Haiti, Max Solomon and Lucie Laguerre was blessed with their first child Max Gerard Adolphe. Both parents preceded him in death. Max went to primary and secondary school in Haiti. In 1971, he obtained a Doctor of Medicine at the State University of Haiti, West Indies. He traveled to the United States and began his life in America...
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Denise Johnson Day

November 8, 1958 - January 15, 2009

Denise Johnson Day was a bright and beautiful person who impacted the lives of so many of her friends, coworkers, family and even strangers. She loved to share the love of God to the lost and wanted everyone to be saved. Denise was known for her great sense of humor and love of children. She created the character of "Dedee the Clown" to entertain her nieces and nephews at birthday parties and...
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