Mr. Richard L. Williams

Mr. Richard Leonard Williams, 95, Quality Independent Living passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Forsyth Medical Center.
He was born March 18, 1919 in Clemmons, NC to the late Alfred and Etha Williams. In addition to his parents he was preceded by brothers Ernest and Albert Williams. Sisters, Ruby Moyer, Margaret Ware, Pauline Wilson and Mary Dulin.
Richard attended Nelson School in Clemmons NC and served honorably during World War II in the US Army. Richard was employed with Watkins Bookstore and then by Integon (GMAC) Insurance for over 29 years.
Richard was a loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather. He was a faithful member of Carver Road Church of Christ until his health failed.
He is survived by his loving wife Lessie Williams; Daughters: Barbara (Roger) Bailey, Lillie (Leroy) Nelson, Laura Bellanger and Nina Ricci; Son, Roscoe (Linda) Burgess; 16 Grandchildren, 37 Great-Grandchildren and 9 Great-Great Grandchildren; Brother: Willie G. Williams and Brother-In-Law, Frank Dulin, numerous nieces, nephews relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 11:30 AM on Thursday, August 21 2014 at Carver Road Church of Christ with Brother Jefferson Caruthers officiating. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Salisbury National Cemetery.
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Miss Marilyn A. Bailey

On Friday, August 8, 2014, God dispatched an angel to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to take our loved one back to heaven to meet her mother, father, sisters, brothers and friends who preceded her.  Marilyn Ann Bailey was warmly received at that grand reunion in the sky.

She was born in Winston-Salem, NC on October 20, 1946 to the late William McKinley Bailey, Sr. and Mary Louise Reaves Bailey.

Marilyn Bailey was educated in the public schools of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and graduated from A.H. Anderson Senior High School. She received her early Christian Education at Rising Ebenezer Baptist Church where she attended along with other family members.

She was known to “entertain strangers” because she had a spirit of fellowship, a giving heart and loving personality.

The memory of Marilyn Bailey will forever be cherished by her children, Reginald Bailey and Sonja Bailey; four grandchildren, Malcolm Bailey, Lorenzo Jarrett, Jr., Brittany Bailey and Brianna Bailey; two sisters, Virginia Bailey Cuthrell and Aurelia Bailey Stribling; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and many friends.

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Ms. Geraldine C. Hart

Geraldine Carolyn Hart was born to the late Monroe Clinton Hart, Sr. and Lovie Vanilla King Hart on October 20, 1946.

Geraldine attended the local public schools of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and graduated from Paisley High School. Following high school graduation she completed studies at American Career Training Travel School in Pompano Beach, FL where she received certification as a Travel Agent.

She was a long-standing member of Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church where she sang tenor in the Henry S. Lewis Cathedral Choir.

Geraldine’s work history included a 14 year period as a daycare teacher at Bethlehem Community Center and she was a lab technician for Spectrum Laboratory (Novant Health System), from which she retired.

She touched many lives with her smile and was always willing to give words of encouragement. She was especially proud of her children and grandchildren and their achievements and she never fail to let them know how proud she was.

Geraldine loved decorating homes , creating flower arrangements and adding her special touch to others’ homes, wherever she saw fit. She cared for her mother for 7 years and later moved into Granville Plaza Apartments in Winston-Salem where she continued to utilize her decorating skills. During the holidays she added a special touch of beauty to the decorations at the facility.

While a resident of Granville Plaza, Geraldine Carolyn Hart received a cancer diagnosis and courageously fought the disease for more than 2 1/2 years, before God peacefully called her home to be with Him, at 4:57 a.m. on Thursday, August 7, 2014 from Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her three children, daughter, Debbie Hart Smith (Gregory), Magnolia, DE; Gerald Leonard Hart & Angela McCoy, W-S, NC; Kenyetta Nicole Hart, W-S, NC & Travis Waden, High Point, NC; 2 grandsons, Dr. Dominic Alan Smith (Parsipany, NJ) & Kenard Dyshawn Hart (W-S, NC), 2 granddaughters, Jasmine Renay Smith & Brianna Joi Smith (Magnolia, DE); 2 devoted sisters, Peggy Ann Hart Galloway (W-S, NC) Christine Lorraine Hart Cooper (Harvey), Leland, NC and 1 brother, Monroe Hart Clinton (Johnsie), Vinton, VA; a special niece, Ayanna S. Galloway, PA-C who assisted diligently with decisions regarding her health; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members and friends.

A service in Her memory will be held at 2:30 PM on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in memory of Ms. Geraldine Carolyn Hart be sent to Cancer Services, Inc., 3175 Maplewood Avenue, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103.

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Ms. Sherlie M. Peoples

Our mother, Sherlie M. Peoples went home to be with Jesus on July 31, 2014. She was born April 26, 1937 to the late Mamie B. Gwynn and William “Son” Peoples in Winston-Salem, NC. Ms. Peoples was a graduate of Atkins High School. She was a retiree of RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company and also a Foster parent and substitute teacher. Ms. Peoples was a devoted member of First Waughtown Baptist Church.
She was a pillar in her community and will be dearly missed by many but especially her seven children: Joseph Branson, Jr., Angela Boston, Beverly Branson, Robin Hatcher, Anthony Branson, Christopher Branson and Cameron Peoples; a host of grandchildren; several brothers and sisters and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM on Monday, August 4, 2014 at First Waughtown Baptist Church. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment in Piedmont Memorial Gardens.

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Ms. Helen B. Reynolds

For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:6-7. Ms. Helen Bernice Reynolds,101, affectionately known as “Sister”, went to her heavenly home Wednesday, July 30, 2014. She was born on July 20, 1913 in Forsyth County to the late Ms. Viola Wagner and Mr. Aaron Saunders Reynolds.

Ms. Reynolds was a member of First Baptist Church on Highland Avenue where she served as a dedicated gold member until her health declined. She was a graduate of the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools. Once she completed school she moved to Washington, DC and worked as a private duty nurse for 30 years. Ms. Reynolds was preceded in death by her father Mr. Aaron Saunders Reynolds; her mother, Ms. Viola Wagner; two sisters: Elinor R. Morris (Carl) and Lucille Davis; and four brothers: Harold Reynolds (her twin), Raymond Reynolds, Clifton Reynolds (Mary Alice) and Clarence A. Reynolds, Sr. (Vaughnita).

She leaves to cherish her memories to three nieces: Linda Reynolds of New York, NY; Lorraine Reynolds of Washington, DC; and Carol Lynn Reynolds of the city; three nephews: Raymond Reynolds (Agnes) of Falls Church, VA; Michael W. Reynolds (Kiyra) of Thorton, CO; Clarence A. Reynolds, Jr. (Kim) of Winston-Salem; one great nephew: Aaron K. Reynolds; two great nieces: Megan B. Reynolds and Sherri Y. Murrell; a great-great nephew: Mason Jace Parks; a cherished great-great niece, Madison A. Murrell; many other extended family members and special friends.

Family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Forsyth Hospital on 9 General unit and to Hospice and Palliative Care Center for the comforting care she received during her last days. Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church on Highland Avenue on Monday, August 4 at 11 am with Reverend Glenn Pettiford officiating. Visitation will take place from 1030 am to 11 am. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Contact and condolences can be made at the home of Sherri Y. Murrell.
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