Mrs. Lillie J. VanLandingham

Mrs. Lillie Jackson VanLandingham was born April 11, 1932 in Winston-Salem, NC to Robert D. Jackson, Sr. and Minnie Bynum Jackson. On November 20, 1949 she married her life-long friend and partner, Carnell Curry VanLandingham, until his death January 27, 1997. Lillie was also preceded in death by her parents, brother, Robert D. Jackson, Jr. and sister, Doris L. Jackson.

Lillie was a Gold Star member of First Baptist Church here in the city. After relocating to Washington, DC, she and her husband along with the pastor chartered Riggs Park Baptist Church in Washington, DC. Mrs. VanLandingham was educated in the public schools of the city of Winston-Salem and was a 1950 graduate of Atkins High School. She was a member of Atkins High School Class Reunion Group 1943-1952. Lillie was inducted into the Atkins High School Hall of Fame in 2007. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Winston-Salem Teacher’s College (WSSU in 1954 and then went on to receive her Master of Science degree from George Washington University School of Administration and Supervision. She was employed by Western Electric Company and the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company in Winston-Salem, NC prior to moving to Washington, DC. There Mrs. VanLandingham taught at Benning Elementary School, Charles Young Elementary School and was a counselor at Charles Drew School until her retirement in 1991.

Lillie was involved in several organizations: Top Ladies of Distinction, National Association of University Women-College Alumnae Club, Inc., Winston-Salem State University Alumni Association (Life Member) and Phyllis Wheatley YWCA, Inc. She was actively involved in the National Council of Negro Women Life Member) where she chartered the Federal City Chapter; reactivated the Prince George’s Pan Hellenic Council and served as President. She was a life member and Cultured Pearl of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., where she has made numerous outstanding contributions including President of Phi Sigma Chapter, Charter President of Zeta Tau Sigma Chapter. Advisor for undergraduate chapters, International Grand Epistoleus (Historian). In Sigma Gamma Rho, she was the International Chair for Project Chair for Project Africa, and led the sorority’s efforts to assist with improving the lives of African women. Mrs. VanLandingham was also inducted into the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Hall of Fame.

She is survived by her three sisters: Naomi Jackson Jeffries, Minnie Jackson Evans and Shirley Jackson Scott; five nieces: Daphne Jeffries, Angela Evans, Michelle Evans, Lisa (Herbert) Kelly and LaTeesha (Douglas) Mungin; three nephews: Reginald (Michelle) Jackson, Cedric (Gwyn) Jeffries and Curtis Evans; special great niece and nephew, Laila and DJ Mungin; lifelong friends: Annie Pearl Wilson, Naomi Jones and Rebecca English; God-daughters: Renita Lattimore, Angela R. Davis and Fredda D. Camara; extended family: Price, Mickle and Cross families; special friends: Felicia Maddox, JoAnn Graddy, Ethel Goodwine, Janice Melvin, Gertrude Mack, Helen Benbow, Vernetta Martin, Sonya Fletcher, Susie Burnette, Ronald Robertson, Paulette Everette, Omar McFarlane, Dr. John and Rosie Raye and Minister Louis Farrakhan; extended family of Mamie Harvey; a host of other family members; a wonderful group of caregivers that assisted her over the years.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. will hold a public Omega Rho service at 12:00 Noon on Friday, April 17, 2015 at First Baptist Church, Highland Avenue. The family visitation will follow and the funeral service will be at 1:00 PM. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

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Miss Colistia Glenn

Ms. Colistia Glenn was born to the late Reverend George A. Glenn and Mrs. Viola Washington Glenn in Belmont, NC on May 29, 1947.

She was a member of First Baptist Church (Highland Avenue). She once served as church secretary and recording secretary of the Sunday School. Her employment history included clerical positions with the Ministers’ Conference and Morning Star Baptist Church and caregiver for the Maxwell Grier Family.

Colistia attended the public schools of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and graduated from Paisley High School in 1966.

Ms. Glenn passed away from WFU Baptist Medical Center on April 4, 2015, following an extended period of illness.

Survivors include her devoted brother, George A. Glenn, Jr.; sister, Arlinda M. Fulton; ten nieces and nephews; thirteen great nieces and nephews; friends, Dorothy Unthank, Theresa Duren, Nan Chinn, Lola Franklin, Mr. and Mrs. James Graham and Lisa Werts.

A Graveside Service celebrating her life will take place at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 13, 2015 at Salisbury National Cemetery in Salisbury, NC. The family will greet friends from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm, Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home.

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Miss Patricia McFadden

Miss Patricia McFadden, “Tricia” as she was affectionately called by her siblings, was born on July 28, 1956 in Kingstree, SC to the late Arthur McFadden, Jr. and Bernice Nowlin McFadden. She attended the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and graduated from Parkland High School. She is an alumnus of Montreat-Anderson and Mars Hill Colleges, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work. Patricia was employed for over 18 years in Early Childhood Education positions. She was also employed as a Resident Manager for Family Services, Winston-Salem Battered Women Shelter for more than 9 years.Tricia was a member of St. Marks Missionary Baptist Church and faithfully attended the St. Mark Women’s Fellowship. Tricia enjoyed reading, painting, drawing and writing beautiful poetry. Those who knew and loved her will cherish many fond memories but especially her service to others. She passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, March 30, 2015. Ms. McFadden is survived by her mother, Bernice Nowlin McFadden; sisters: Shirley McFadden (Stacy) Goodson, Beverly McFadden and Ashley Jones; brothers: John McFadden and Ronnie McFadden of Oceanside, CA; along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 AM on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at St. Mark Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service.

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Mr. Milford Goldsmith "Butch"

Mr. Milford Lewis Goldsmith “Butch” was born on July 22, 1948 in Greenville, SC. He was one of eight children born to the late Wilton and Eloise Kilgore Goldsmith. Butch attended the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County public schools and graduated from Carver High School. He served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War receiving a Purple Heart. Mr. Goldsmith was an employee of RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company retiring after 35 years of service. Butch was a member of the East Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He passed away on Monday March 30, 2015. Butch is survived by his loving wife, Paulette; 3 daughters: Monica (Chris) Goolsby, Chirae Dubose and Jana Goldsmith; 5 sons: Kevin (Felicia) Goldsmith, Steven Goldsmith, Christopher (Brandi) Hairston, Milford Goldsmith, II, Alexander (Michelle) Rice, II; 18 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; T.C. Kilgore, a very close cousin, a host of relatives and friends. A service in his memory will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, 4259 Northampton Drive.

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Mrs. Geneva B. Brown

Geneva Anita Bland Brown, innovative teacher, principal, administrator and former member of the Board of Education for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system passed peacefully at home at age 84 on Thursday, March 26, 2015 following an extended illness. She was born April 18, 1930 in Goldsboro, North Carolina to the late Charles and Theresa Bland. She is preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Wendell Delworth Brown, and two sisters, Rose Marks of Goldsboro and Billie Smith of Los Angeles, California. She had been a resident of Winston-Salem for 63 years and worked in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System since 1954. She received a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Master of Science degree in Education at NC A&T State University. She received her certification in Elementary Education at Winston–Salem State University and certification in School Administration from UNC-Greensboro. She studied at UCLA for 6 six years prior to opening Moore Laboratory School in 1971, the first magnet school in Winston-Salem. Early in her career, she taught art and was the coach for girls’ sports in Sampson, NC. She was a teacher at the Woodland Avenue/Brown Elementary School prior to becoming principal at Mebane Elementary School. She was chosen to open Moore Laboratory School, the school system’s first open concept, non-graded multi-age grouping, year round school. She retired from Moore after 19 years and retired from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System after serving at the central office for 2 years. She was elected to the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education where she served for 18 years. She served on numerous committees and boards in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree in 2004 from Wake Forest University. In addition to being Principal of the Year, she was recognized for her service on the NC Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Highland Avenue, since 1955, serving as a Sunday School and Bible Study teacher, Trustee, Deaconess, and member of the Women’s Service Council. She was a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and was director of the AKA annual golf tournament for 10 years. An avid golfer with 14 trophies, she announced the top 30 golfers in the world at the Master’s Tournament in Augusta for 3 years. She is survived by one daughter, Dr. Wynne R. E. Brown and her partner Kathleen Ann Werner of Clemmons; two grandsons, Jerry Cooper II of Winston-Salem and Wendell Tyler Cooper of New York City; one sister, Harriet Bland Thomas of Pittsburgh; two nieces, Trevonia Brown Gaither of Winston-Salem and Nina Christian of Richmond; best friend Peggy Tesh of Winston-Salem; friend and caretaker Pat Martin of Winston-Salem; other family, including numerous nephews, countless teachers, students and “her community”. Public viewing and visitation will be from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM at Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home on Saturday March 28, 2015. A private graveside will be held. Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Simon G. Atkins Academic & Technology High School. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be sent to the Original Medicine Institute (note Geneva B. Brown Education Fund) PO Box 658, Clemmons, NC 27012-0658.