Mr. Samuel Lee Young, Jr. “Man” was born on January 12, 1962 in Winston-Salem, NC to the late Samuel Lee Young, Sr. and the late Dorothy Louise Young Hernandez. He attended the local public schools and was a graduate of West Forsyth High School, where he played football. Samuel, Jr. attended Pfeifer University and was a retired officer of the NC Department of Corrections, with over 30 years of service. He was founder of Young Investigative Services.
Samuel, Jr. was a member of Agape Faith Church in Clemmons, NC, where he was a musician. He was an avid race fan and spent lots of time with family and friends at race events, especially local races at Bowman Gray Stadium and NASCAR. He was a true “#1 Dallas Cowboy Fan.” If the Cowboys lost a game, Samuel, Jr. would not answer his phone. He enjoyed giving gifts and telling jokes. He was always the life of the party.
Mr. Samuel L. Young, Jr. transitioned from this earthly life on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved grandmother, Lillie Mae Young. He leaves to mourn his death: his “Moms”, Janice L. Barnes Young; four children: Jason S. Love, Sr., Christopher G. Love, Sr., Karen S. Arnett “KK”, and Maurice D. Love; sister, Sandra Loretta Young; brother, Jaynard Samuel Barnes (Bria) Young; eleven grandchildren; two nephews and a niece; other family members and many friends. He was so loved and loving and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Mr. Young may be publicly viewed on Sunday, July 18,2021 from 1:00 PM ~ 6:00 PM at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be private. Interment in Forsyth Memorial Park.
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Makieya Rae Smith, 20, transitioned from this earthly life to life eternal on Saturday, July 03, 2021. She was born July 02, 2001 to Tremona (Rodney) Purvis and Mica (Tanisha) Smith in Forsyth County. She was educated in Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools and graduated from Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy. Upon graduation from high school, she attended Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte NC, majoring in Business.
Makieya embarked on a career as a prominent business owner of Rae Dior, Designs by Rae Dior, and Invisible Waist Trainer. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her, her ambitious admiration touched the lives of every person she encountered.
She leaves to cherish her memories: her fiancée Walter Lionel McNeal; parents: Tremona (Rodney) Purvis and Mica (Tanisha) Smith; siblings: Rodney Purvis Jr., Semaj Reid, Treshawn Cappers and Jennifer Taylor; grandparents: Earnestine J. Cornelius, Avis Miller Sewell and Ollie Smith; aunts: Charlotte Brown, Shaunta Montgomery, Natasha Lytles and Jennifer Quail; uncles Thomas Bradley, Tony Smith; great aunts: Pastor Alice M. Mitchell (Larry) and Barbara C. Manning; brother in-law Walter Samuel McNeal; a host of cousins, other family and friends.
Makieya Rae Smith Celebration of Life will be held 12:00 noon Monday July 12, 2021 at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church with Dr. Nathan Scovens. Burial will follow in Piedmont Memorial Gardens. There will be no public viewing of Miss Smith.
Born Sharon Letrice Hughes in the Autumn of 1950, Sharon displayed an elegance and Edwardian radiance that glowed and illuminated well beyond her origin. Her personality was an experience of pure pageantry. Her voice was a sonic tone of angels. Her smile was penetrating and pure. Graceful was her spirit and life. Sharon was the bell of the ball and lived to bring flare and special, to every occasion. Fashion was her melody of expression. Articulate elocution at all times, marked her cadence for style and formality. May her rhythm echo into Judea. Sharon was a rose in presentation and form. None more precious. Our beloved lived in great challenge, and now rest in great triumph. Our love, our queen, rest in your eternal castle. May the lord bestow upon you, a golden crown.
Sharon was a faithful servant to the Baptist, AME Zion & AME church missions. Bridging the gap between interdenominational faiths. Culminating into a multi- decade tenure of board leadership, mission, and staff service at St Matthews AME church of Raleigh NC.
Educated in Business Administration, Sharon began her professional career in hospital administration at Forsyth Hospital of Winston Salem before moving to Raleigh NC to become a foundational team member of Exide Electronics. Holding several executive staff and HR positions in RTP (Research Triangle Park) over a 40-year span. Sharon’s professional career journeyed through Owens Corning, EPA & The National Black Caucus.
Sharon is survived by a loving son, H. Perry; siblings: Paxton & Tangula Hughes, Gordon Hughes, Gregory Hughes, Don & Lendris Hughes, Benjamin Hughes, Dorothy & Reginald Austin, Veronica Hughes, Julia and Sylvester Young, Carl Settle Sr and a vast legacy of multi-generational family members.
Sharon will be put to rest with a private Life Tribute to be held at Phillips Chapel, 5400 Old Lake Jeanette Rd Greensboro NC 27455 Wake 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM, Funeral 12:30 PM. Burial Piedmont Memorial Gardens 3663 Piedmont Memorial Dr Winston - Salem NC 27107. Services will be officiated by Dr Rev Paxton Hughes, Rev Marion Robinson, Rev Dr Robert Anderson, H.Perry. A public memorial will be scheduled at St Matthews AME Church at a later date, email email@example.com for future inquiry.
Mr. Monti Trashawn Jarrett was born on March 11, 1997 to Tony Monti Jarrett, Jr. and Carol Ann Williams in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He passed away on Friday, June 25, 2021.
Monti attended Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. He was employed by both the Caterpillar Company and Amazon in packaging and assembly.
He loved the thrill of racing dirt bikes and had the driving skills for motocross. Monti also had an eye for fashion.
Monti was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Rosa Williams and Patricia Ann Jarrett; and grandfather, Tony M. Jarrett, Sr.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his parents, Tony M. Jarrett and Carol Ann Williams; children, Ivan S. and Kari’onna Jarrett; siblings, Meshod, Damarice, Brandon, and Neriah; aunt, Pamela Jarrett; and a host of other family members and many friends.
Funeral service held on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 2:30 P. M. at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home Chapel.
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Mr. Donald Andre Moore was born to the late Beulah M. Moore and the late Thomas Campbell on November 19, 1959 in Forsyth County.
After graduating from West Forsyth High School in 1978, he went into the Navy where he served 10 years. After his years of service, he relocated back to a city he loved, Charleston, South Carolina where he reconnected with the love of his life, Ada Washington. Ada and Donald married on November 24, 2005. They filled their days with laughter, family and travel. Known for his collards, you would often see Donald cooking in the kitchen, toasting to his life, wearing a hat, overalls and a bright smile.
He held the calmest disposition and enjoyed each day of life. Above all, Donald had a gracious heart, never saw a fault in anyone, never met a stranger, or someone he didn’t get along with. In 2019, he moved to Asheville, North Carolina and worked at the VA Hospital.
Family members who will carry on his memory are his loving wife, Ada Washington-Moore; his son, Wesley Shultz, and grandsons, Wesley, Jr. and Isley; one loving sister Geneva Moore and one adopted sister, Stephanie Benson; four loving brothers: Gilbert (Gloria) Moore, Steven (Shari) Moore, Ronald Moore and Keith (Abby) Moore; loving mother-in-law, Dorothy Washington; special sister-in-law, Sebrina Washington; brother-in-laws: Melvin (Doris) Gadsden, Elliot (Ruthie) Washington; two aunts, Ella Robinson and Carolyn Johnson; one uncle Elder Edward Moore; and several nieces, cousins, extended family members and many friends.
A private funeral service will be held at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 28, 2021.
Mary Lee Glymph Andrews was born to the late Frank and Annie Mae Baxter Glymph in Pomaria, Newberry County, SC on March 15, 1926.
She graduated from Georgetown High School in Jacksonville, NC and received her BS from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC. She spent her entire professional career with and ultimately retired from North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance as an office manager and went on to serve as property manager for the Ivy Arms Apartment Complex.
Mrs. Andrews was a member of the Phi Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and continued to be a committed sister in the sorority. It was with the AKAs, where she volunteered her time, mentored younger sorors, and served the community. She was a devoted member of Goler Metropolitan AME Zion Church and served for many years as a Treasurer. In addition, Mrs. Andrews enjoyed a host of other social and community activities, including Winston-Salem Chapter of The Holidays, Bridge and Pinochle clubs.
Mary Andrews entered eternal rest at her home in Winston-Salem, NC on Friday afternoon, June 18, 2021. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James Grant Andrews, Sr. and ten siblings Young James, Leo, Herman, Lawyer, Sherman, Modestine, Henrietta, Bess, Carolyn, and Esther.
Those family members who survive and who will forever cherish special memories of a loving mother, grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, and friend who gave her love and time freely include: her sons James Grant Andrews, Jr. and Daniel Wayne Andrews; her loving and faithful daughter-in-law Trish Andrews; grandchildren Jennifer Andrews Dixon and husband Bryan Dixon, Mariah Andrews, and Mary Whitney Andrews; devoted sister-in-law Gwendolyn Andrews; faithful daughter-in-law Donna Hendrickson; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A public viewing will be held from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM on Friday, June 25 at Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home Chapel. AKA Ivy Beyond the Wall will be held Saturday, June 26 at 10:30 AM followed by private funeral services at 11:00 AM at Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in memory of Mrs. Mary Andrews to:
Phi Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
PO Box 30007
Winston-Salem, NC 27130
C/O Scholarship Fund
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Mr. Fletcher Rogers Abbott aka “Bunny” entered his new home in glory with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, June 4, 2021. Fletcher was born in Walkertown, NC on October 31, 1941 to the late Willis E. and Melva W. Abbott. He was one of twelve children.
He grew up as a child in the Methodist church and later attended Oak Grove Baptist in Walkertown, NC.
He was educated in the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools. He decided to enter the workforce when he moved to Washington, DC, where he worked at Washington, DC General Hospital. In his later years he returned back to Walkertown, NC.
Fletcher was proceeded in death by five brothers: Willis, Oliver, Glenn, Olin, and Porter Abbott; three sisters, Leona Croxton, Thelma Smith, Louise Douthit.
He leaves to cherish his memories, two sisters, Irene Douthit and Reba Galloway, one brother Bobby Abbott, Sr. (Barbara); sister-in-laws, Mary Abbott of Winston-Salem, NC, Faye Abbott of Waldorf, MD; and a host of nieces and nephews, great-nieces, and nephews as well as great-great nieces and nephews, that loved him dearly and a host of family and friends.
Mr. Abbott will be publicly viewed from 12:00 PM~ 5:00 PM, Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Graveside funeral will be held at Oak Grove Baptist Church cemetery, Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 3:00 PM.
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April Moses Houston, 49, was born April 14, 1972 to Joyce Moses Evans and Johnny Clayborn. April attended Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and graduated from Glenn High School. She was a formerly employed at Walmart Supercenter and Horizons Residential Care Center.
She had a passion for babysitting and taking care of children. A loving caregiver, she helped raise children of several of her close friends. Her door was always open to friends or family in need and to anyone who wanted to have an enjoyable time through conversation or laughter.
April enjoyed being with family and friends whether it was on the phone, cruising the city, or being at different functions. She was the life of the party with her infectious laugh and comedic spirit. April was “Big Cuz” to some and “Lil’ Cuz” to others. She was always ready at a moment’s notice whenever her friends or family would call. April had many, many friends and was straightforward and real to all she met and knew. She will be cherished and missed by all those who knew her.
On June 4, 2021, April passed away in Winston-Salem, NC. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, William and Josephine Moses; aunt, Noby Moses; and uncles, Anthony and William Moses, Jr.
Those who remain to cherish fond memories include her loving mother, Joyce Moses Evans; brother, John Clayborn, Jr.; stepchildren, Michael and Davoria Houston; aunt, Constance Moses; cousins, Sedrick Moses, Sidney Moses, Stacy (Santos) Toral, Kimberly Brinson, Monyell, Sam, and Samantha Gray, and Nathan and Natalie Cotton; several other family members and friends.
Ms. Houston will be publicly viewed on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 12:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 11, 2021 at Power of God in Christ Ministries. Interment in Parklawn Memorial Park.
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Mr. Donald Webb, 75, son of the late Otto and Mary Webb. He passed peacefully at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home on May 31, 2021.
He attended Atkins High School and later joined the United States Navy.
He leaves to cherish his memories a devoted sister, Delores Webb (Maurice) Harris; and brother Ronald Webb; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A memorial will be held for Mr. Donald Webb on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Richard Edward Hairston, Jr. better known as “Slick”, a native of Winston-Salem, N.C. He was a devoted welder and recently promoted as a manager at HMF Express in Doraville, GA. He was a great asset to his company and left everlasting memories. He was a beloved son, brother and father.
He was blessed with his loving parents Beverly Hairston and Richard Edward Hairston, Sr. (Sharon), who survived him.
Slick is survived by his ‘Queens’ who were his world: Chardonnay Staree Hairston and Kershyna JeNaye Hairston; Bonus son, Jontaye; sisters, Starlisha (Star) & Shenika; brothers, Timothy (Reisha), Carlton (Magda), Jamaal and Jehu; grandsons, Mazhi and Carter; aunts, Marie, Wanda (Collin), Naomi, Shelia, Carolyn (Reginald); uncles, Raiford Sr. (Marie), Ronda, Nathaniel Sr., Terry and Charles; forty nieces and nephew who all called him ‘Uncle Slick’ and a host of friends and family.
Funeral service will be private. A public viewing will be held Monday, May 31, 2021 at Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home Chapel from 12:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M.
Interment Gardens of Memory, Walkertown, North Carolina
Lester Allen Wingo, age 81, was born on December 30, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Hugh Lee, Sr. and Clara Howell Wingo. He was the youngest of six (6) children. He passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at his home in Winston-Salem, NC. Lester was born on the same day that his father died. He never got to meet his father nor did his father get the chance to hold his son. Later, his mother married Cecil Williams when Lester was a toddler and adopted him as his son.
He grew up as Lester Allen Williams in Sikeston, Missouri, where he graduated from high school. He received his auto mechanic education in Sikeston and earned a degree in Auto Mechanics.
Lester was a truck driver by profession. He was a man who loved drag racing and he loved to travel. He enjoyed running and racing with his children because it kept him young and in shape.
Lester moved to Winston-Salem in 2021 to be with and enjoy his family that lived here. He spent his last days expressing how much he loved his family; he visited and shared his love with lots of hugs, kisses and phone calls.
Lester was preceded in death by his wife, Dionne Booker Wingo; and a son, Mark Williams. He is survived by his children: Lisa Williams and Charles Williams of Cleveland, Ohio; Lester Allen Williams, Jr. (Lethia), Chester Williams (Lisa), Teresa Williams, Nadine Chamberlain all of Winston-Salem; Vanessa Foots and Debra Foots of Los Angeles, California; Dwayne Buchanan (Robin) of Augusta, Georgia; Anjeanette Grandberry Brim and Melissa Grandberry of Jacksonville, Florida; Victoria Wingo of Chicago, Illinois; Dionte Booker of Jonesboro, Arkansas; Joshua Booker of Los Angeles, California; Pachia Wingo of St. Louis, Missouri; Davion Wingo of Jonesboro, Arkansas; and Tionne Wingo of Winston-Salem; thirty-nine (39) grandchildren; and one (1) great-grandchild.
A private funeral service will be held.
Wyvetra Evette Wilson-Domena was born on June 14, 1966 to the late Mr. and Mrs. James (Fannie Mae) Jenkins in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021.
Wyvetra better known by family and friends as Evette. She graduated from North Forsyth High School, Class of 1984. Evette attended Johnson C. Smith for two years where she studied Business Administration. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Winston Salem State University in 2018.
Wyvetra enjoyed going to the movies and spending time with her grandchildren. She loved African American History and especially enjoyed poetry by Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou. She also enjoyed volunteering for the Black Theatre Festival and meeting celebrities.
Wyvetra leaves to cherish her memories sons, Kenneth aka “Kenny” and Christopher Domena of the city; sisters, Zenobia Wilson, Geraldine (Tyrone) Spease, Xavier Vann (the late Sylvester) Hodges, Charlotte, Corinthia Wilson, NC; grandchildren, Nexhi, Nasiz, Chase and Cameron Domena of the city; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousin and friends.
Funeral service will be private. Ms. Wilson-Domena will be viewed publicly on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Clark s. Brown & Sons Funeral Home.
Roosevelt Bennett was born on March 8, 1933 in Wadesboro, NC. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War in 1966 and again in 1969. He was a man of honesty, heroism and support. He later received his bachelor’s degree from Winston-Salem State University. He enjoyed teaching young students at several schools within the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system ROTC program.
He gained his angel wings on May 2, 2021 and will now watch over those he loves, which include: his wife, Betty Bennett; daughters: Patricia Stubbs, Cynthia Diane Acker and Rosalinda Thomas; sons in love: Wayne (Desiree) Berry and David (Grace) Berry; daughters in love, Leslie Berry and Stacy (Rodney) Byers; grandchildren and great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, a host of cousins, friends and extended family.
Funeral service will be private at Mars Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Bennett will be available for public viewing from 12:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Interment will be at Piedmont Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Patty Lash Martin was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to the late Kelsey and Carol Lash on September 22, 1930.
Patty attended the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Public Schools and was a graduate of Carver High School Class of 1950. She also attended Buffalo State University in New York.
Patty retired as a teacher from the Winston-Salem Forsyth Schools.
She was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star Meridian Chapter #308. She also was a member of Bethania A. M. E. Zion Church where she served on the Usher Board, Missionary Board, and the Lay Council for many years.
Patty enjoyed Gardening, planting, traveling cooking sewing and spending time with her family and friends.
Mrs. Martin passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. She is preceded in death by her husband, Willie P. Martin; a son Willis Martin; son-in-law Victor G. Lowe, Sr. and grandson Victor G. Lowe Jr.; brothers, Leroy, Jerome Carl and Paul Lash; Sisters, Camilla Evans and Shirley Taylor.
She is survived by four daughters: Ms. Karen Pratchett, Ms. Amanda Martin, Evangelist Dr. Toni Lowe all of Winston-Salem, NC, and Mrs. Janet (Juan) Cason of Atlanta, GA; sixteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be private. There will be a public viewing on Saturday from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Interment Bethania A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery.
Michael Denold Simmons born October 20, 1964 to Robert Lee Simmons, Sr. and Annie Land Parks and passed away on Monday, April 19, 2021. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Simmons, Sr., stepfather, Alphonso Parks, and aunts, Terotha Murphy and Sara Johnson.
Michael attended Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and was a graduate of Parkland High School, Class of 1983. He was an exceptional football player for the Parkland High School Mustangs. A diehard Carolina Panther’s fan, his love for the game of football continued well past his high school days.
Bethlehem Holiness Church is where he was a member but he often attended Dreamland Park Baptist Church with his mother. He served his community as a former employee of the City of Winston-Salem.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife Anthanet Simmons; mother, Annie L. Parks; stepchildren, Anthony (Kawanis) Whitley, Tiana (Timothy) Johnson; five grandchildren, with one near and dear to his heart, Micah Horne, who called him Pawpaw; three greatgrandchildren; brothers, Robert Simmons, Jr., Arnold Simmons, and Earnest Simmons of Winston-Salem, NC; sister, Robin Pratt of Candor, NC; sister-in-law, Betina Duncan; aunts, Julia Gantt, Elder Mary Blair, Okeather Connelly, Donnie May Bennett of Southern Pines, NC, Jackcine (Jerry) Laughlin of Farmer, NC and Callene Alston of Asheboro, NC; uncles, Don (Doris) Simmons of Asheboro, NC and Ben Britton of Winston-Salem, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral service will be private. Mr. Simmons may be publicly viewed on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home.
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Emma Lee Jones Graham peacefully passed away from her earthly home to be with the Lord on April 16, 2021. She was born in Tignall, Georgia on August 7, 1934. Her family relocated to Lexington, NC where she graduated from Dunbar Elementary and High Schools. Emma continued her studies at Winston-Salem Teacher’s College (now Winston-Salem State University) where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She received her Master’s Degree in Education from North Carolina A&T State University.
She was a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Emma Lee had a passion for God, education, and family. She was an active member of Union Baptist Church where she participated in Sunday School, on the Senior Choir, and on the Della Johnson Spiritual Choir until her health began to decline. She loved singing old spirituals and Christian hymns at home.
Emma’s elementary school teaching career spanned 32 years beginning in the Lexington City School System and ending with her retirement from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System in 1990. She was an innovative, committed professional educator who won the Teacher of the Year Award while working at Mineral Springs Elementary School. Everyone she knew could always count on her kindness, compassion and encouragement. Her wit and friendly sense of humor endeared her to all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents Willis and Emma Jones; brothers Hiram Sr., Isaiah, Ralph and Jacob Jones; sisters, Dollie Hargrave, and Fannie Lee; step-brothers; Watson, James and Bill Jones; and a very special niece, Mary Williams, among others.
Emma leaves to cherish her memory one devoted daughter, Beverly Diane Graham of the home; a very special daughter who donated a kidney to Beverly, Shannon Simon of Morristown, NJ and her family; one sister, Mrs. Frances Mack of the city; nieces, Walteria Spaulding, Cynthia Mack, Monica Covington, and Amy Hargrave of the city, Vickie Owens of Lexington, NC, Dr. Maria Johnson and Angela Lee of Newport News, VA, and Dr. Barbara Hargrave of Virginia Beach, VA; nephews Bishop Sir Walter Mack, Jr. and Christopher Mack of the city, Hiram Jones, Jr. of Charlotte, NC, William Lee of Newport News, VA, Dr. Timothy Lee of Suffolk, VA, Dr. Patrick Lee of Augusta, ME, James Jones of Lexington, NC; a loving brother-in-law, Dr. Ralph Lee of Newport News, VA; loving sisters-in-law, Dr. Clarice G. Carter of Farmington, MI, Delores Graham and LaVerne Gaither of the city; a special family friend, Tandra Chandler; a special a host of great nieces, great nephews, family and friends. Emma was a devoted mother, sister, aunt, and friend. She will be sorely missed by those she knew and loved!
Funeral service will be private and there will be no public viewing of Ms. Graham. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
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On April 24, 1950, God blessed us with Mr. Larry Eugene "Shep" Phillips, born to the late James Henry Walter and Lady Byrd Phillips. On the morning of April 4, 2021, Jesus gently and peacefully extended Larry, 70, an invitation and he exchanged life for eternity. He was educated in the public schools of Yadkin County and graduated from Forbush High School. He retired from Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation after more than 30 years of excellent service.
Larry was well-loved in the community and never met a stranger. His laughter was contagious and his quick wit and sense of humor brightened many days as he made his early morning rounds to Liberty’s for breakfast and Food Lion to do more talking than shopping. His family and friends knew him for his absolute honesty and endless wisdom for just about every life situation. He was a simple man with a kind heart, and he made the best pickles you ever tasted. To say he will be missed is an understatement.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Larry Eugene Phillips II; four brothers, Walter “Pinky” Phillips, Robert “Buddy” Phillips, Kyrm “Jed” Phillips, John Thomas “Johnny” Phillips; and two sisters, Cora Lee “Granny” Phillips Furches, Lillie Mae “Chicken” Phillips Lambeth.
Those remaining to cherish his memory are his wife of 44 years, Tamara Phillips; two daughters: Resha (Aziz) Peregrino-Brimah of East Bend, NC and Tamara (Corey) Phillips of Atlanta, GA; six grandchildren: Rian, Jamin, Caschius, Tionna, Corey and Carter; great-granddaughter: Kay’loni; special nephew-sons: Duane “Garb” Buntyn of Rural Hall, NC, William “Chilly” (Gabriella) Fred of Winston-Salem, NC, Erskine “Chris” Fred of Chicago, IL; four brothers: Clarence “Ed” (Alice) Phillips of Pfafftown, NC, James “Jimbo” (Mandy) Phillips of Winston-Salem, NC, Paul “Beagle” (Shirley) Phillips of East Bend, NC, William “Will” Phillips of East Bend, NC; three sisters: Eliza “Suzie” (Aldine) Myers, Alice "Nugee" Porter and Gale “Daisy” (Mike) Phillips of East Bend, NC; five sisters-in-law: Shirley Phillips of Pfafftown, NC, Cody Phillips of Winston-Salem, NC, Martha "Tootsie" Phillips of East Bend, NC, Fredrika “Rita” (Hassel) Parker and Victoria "Nancy" Glenn of Winston-Salem, NC; four brothers-in-law: William Botts of Reno, NV, James “Jimmy” (Angela) Botts of Clinton, MD, Garris (Michelle) Botts of Antelope, CA, James Oliver “Jay-O” Wharton of Randolph, MA; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Monday, April 12, 2021, at Glenn's Chapel Church. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service and immediately following at the home of Larry Phillips. Mr. Larry Phillips will lie in state 1-6 PM for public viewing on Sunday, April 11th at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home.
Flowers may be sent to Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home.
Louise Marie Lartey was born on August 17, 1945, in Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa. She was the loving daughter of Bishop Solomon Dorme Lartey and Mrs. Alicia Ethel Smith Lartey. Both parents predeceased her.
Louise attended elementary and high school at the A.M.E. Zion Academy in Monrovia, and later at the Lott Carey Mission School in Brewerville where some of he classmates at some point in time included: Harmon Thomas, Bacchus Matthews, Alfred Mitchell, Loco Mitchell, Minnie Benson and Earnestine Coleman. In 1965, Louise was sent by her parents to England where she attended the Park School for Girls in Yeovil, Sommerset, from where she successfully completed high school and obtained a diploma in 1968. She continued her academic sojourn at the Gregg Secretarial College in Ealing Common, London England, from where she graduated in 1971.
Upon returning to Liberia, Louise worked as Secretary to the Manager of City Bank, and Secretary to the Planning Manager at the National Port Authority of Liberia, respectively. She later worked as the Administrative Manager at the Foundation House for pre-school and kindergarten children, and subsequently as the Librarian/Counselor at the A.M.E. Zion Academy up to her departure for the United States of America in 1994.
Upon her arrival in the United States, she made her residence in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was employed by several companies (K & W Cafeteria, Country Roadhouse Buffet and The Forsyth Medical Center, where she retired in 2017).
Louise accepted Jesus as her Savior at an early age at the Brown Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church on Benson Street in Monrovia, Liberia, where she served in a number of capacities including Deaconess, member of the Choir, Supervisor of the Children’s Ministry, and participant of the Missionary Department/Work. She was also honored as Mother of the Year at Brown Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church. Upon moving to the United States, Louise transferred her membership to the Goler Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church. She was an active member and participant of the Deaconess Board, the Stewardess Board and the Parent Body Missionary Society.
Louise Marie had great culinary skills having been trained by her mother Alicia Ethel Smith and her grandmother Annie. Her favorite pastimes included shopping, talking with friends and dear sister Nadu, and also loved sharing her love for Jesus — she was indeed a child of God. Always caring, always hardworking.
Louise was joined in wedlock to the late Arnold Stewart and this union was dissolved after a few years without any offspring.
In the early 60’s at Lott Carey Mission School, Louise met her life-long “bosom” friends Francs Etonia Hayes (Monki) and Vireder Estinia Phelps Pederson (Vida). They called themselves the three musketeers.
The Late Louise Marie Lartey leaves to mourn her loss two sons, Filmore Neal (Joyce) and Terence Bestman of Winston-Salem, NC; a daughter, Victoria Lartey “Nannie”; one sister, Annie Nadu Cooper (Henry Reed); one brother, Benjamin Nii-Dorme Lartey (Sadatu) of Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa, and a devoted nephew, Bishop Seth O. Lartey (Jacqueline) of Montgomery, Alabama; 12 grandchildren, two-great grandchildren, and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Her daughterAudrey predeceased her.
Louise Marie Lartey (Louwiser as she was affectionately called by her mother) will be dearly missed by those who knew her and loved her. Yes, she was a precious child of God to whom we give thanks for lending her to us, for allowing us to have her and share her for all these years. She touched so many lives during her time on this earth and now the triumph has sounded and she has been called home. Like Job she can declare “I know my Redeemer lives."
Lawrence Turner Bridget age 59, better known as “Larry”, was born May 19, 1961 in Plainfield, NJ.
He resided in Newark, NJ for many years where he attended Newark public schools and graduated from Weequahic High School. Larry lived in Irvington, NJ prior to relocating to Winston-Salem, NC.
A very active member of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church for many years, Larry received Christ as his Savior at a young age and sang with the choir. He loved the Lord, his family and his dog Blonde.
Larry was a smart student who was always striving to do better. He studied computer programming at Essex County College in Newark, NJ and received his Associate degree. He continued his education and studied Mass Communication at Winston-Salem State University where he received his Bachelor degree.
He taught in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system for a short time. He enjoyed helping people and was also a caregiver committed to his clients. Larry loved family gatherings. He had a great sense of humor. Every time you saw him, he made you laugh.
Larry was preceded in death by his brother Milton Bridget.
He leaves to cherish precious memories his mother, Annie Bridget of Windsor Mill, MD; siblings, Elvin Charles Bridget of Newark, NJ, Andre Hagood of Montclair, NJ, Christopher Hagood of Miami, FL, Phyllis Hagood of Windsor Mill, MD; two stepsisters, Anne Marie Ray of Burlington, NJ and Robin Knight of Portsmouth, VA; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A private memorial service will be held.
Teresa A. Blair was born on June 6, 1970 in Winston-Salem, NC to Lewis Taylor and Betty McGriff who both predeceased her. On March 20, 2021, she completed her earthly assignment.
She received her formal education in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System and attended the original S.G. Atkins High School. As a member of Antioch Baptist Church, her religious training continued. Previously employed as a cosmetologist, she enjoyed spending quality time with her grandchildren.
Teresa was preceded in death by her parents; mother-in-law, Sarah Blair; brother, Tony McGriff; aunt, Odessa Bristol; and cousins Linda Brannon and Victoria Petree.
She is survived by her husband, Adis Blair; daughters, Antonia (Floyd) Whisonant and Sherrkia McGriff; sons, Larry (Tiffany)McGriff and Richard Melton; grandchildren, Joseph Brown, Brielle McGriff, Shedrick Johnson Jr., Taliyah Johnson, Allie Brown, Braylen and Brayden McGriff, Floyd Whisonant Jr. and Israel Whisonant; sisters, Thelma (Raymond) Carroll, Catherine (Thomas) Booth, Willette (Roscoe) Boyd, Megan (Jarrett) Brooks, and Toni Higginbotham; brother, Jerry McGriff; and a host of nieces and nephews; special friends, Victor (Courtney) Jones, Mildred Black, and Michelle (Michael) Robertson.
Funeral service will be private due to COVID 19 restrictions.
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Ms. Helen Lonnetter Stewart Crawford, 85, on Tuesday morning, March 9, 2021, the Lord called his daughter to her heavenly home. She was born to the late William Baxter Stewart and Ruth Stokes Johnson on December 10, 1935.
Ms. Crawford was a faithful and dedicated member of Winston Salem First Assembly of God until her health declined. Her life was a testament to God's goodness, mercy and grace.
Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter Angela Denise Crawford and great granddaughter, Alyssa Kay Harrington.
She leaves to cherish her memories, three daughters, Dr. Valeria (Dr. Barney) Jones of Pfafftown, NC; Talma Crawford of Memphis, TN, Patricia Crawford of Winston-Salem, NC; two sons: Robert Crawford of Winston-Salem, NC and Nathaniel Crawford, Jr. of Winston-Salem; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; aunts, Bernice Stokes Winchester of Reidsville, NC & Belle Stokes Worthy of Kernersville, NC and a host of cousins and many loving friends.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, March 12 at the Clark S. Brown & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. There will be a viewing between the hours of 12pm-5pm on Thursday, March 11th.
Miss Jessica Helen-Ann Samuels was born in Winston-Salem, NC on July 12, 1989 to the late Donald R. Samuels and Cathy Brim Samuels. She was a graduate of Glenn High School and attended Forsyth Technical Community College.
She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. She worked as a customer service representative for Ralph Lauren but her most important job was that as mother to her daughter, Summer.
Jessica passed away on March 4, 2021 at Wesley Long Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her father and her brother, Donald R. Archie.
Jessica is survived by her daughter, Summer N. Samuels; her mother, Cathy B. Samuels; brothers: Donald R. Samuels, Jr., Emmanuel Williams, III, Artemas M. Williams, Antonia Archie and Tim Deberry; uncles: Jack Samuels, William Samuels and David Brim; nieces: Ashanti Williams, Armani Williams, Anisa Williams and Natalie Samuels; nephew, Artemas M. Williams, Jr.; her best friend, Brook; a host of other relatives and many friends.
Funeral service will be private. Miss Samuels may be publicly viewed Monday, March 8, 2021 from 12:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Interment in Piedmont Memorial Gardens.
William Warren Campbell was born September 5, 1949 to William and Connie Young Campbell in Advance, NC. Historically he was the first to integrate the Public Schools of Davie County. A graduate of Davie County High School he continued his education at Pace College and City College in New York City, NY.
Employed by Westinghouse, he erected New York City sky-scrapers. A Land Surveyor, he retired from the International Un-ion of Operating Engineers 15-D.
Having a fascination with and experiencing the joy of riding his Segway, he was the Founder of Segway Tours in Winston-Salem, NC. William loved driving nice cars and listening to jazz music. He also enjoyed playing baseball, throwing footballs, farming and basketball.
He was a Founding Member of Double Springs Memorial United Methodist Church Garden of Memories. He was a Realty Broker and effectively used his skills in that industry.
William passed on March 3, 2021. Preceding him in death were his father, William Campbell, brother, Harvey Campbell, aunts: Anna Campbell and Lillian Jones and uncles: James "Jim" Campbell, Joseph Jones and Brady Young Jr, and cousin, James "Jaybird" Campbell.
He is survived by his wife April Bivens Campbell; mother Connie Campbell; sons, Michael Gerard (Heather) Campbell and Channon J. (Teddy Tumbi) Campbell; grandchildren, Kentrell Ray and Hunter Ray, Zache Jarrett and Autumn Campbell; sister, Kathy Brown; sisters-in-law, Lydia Bivens, Kimberly Bivens, Sandra Bivens and Creola Campbell; nephews, Robin (Kelly) Campbell and Duone (Janet) Campbell; additional nieces and nephews including but not limited to: Melissa and Sasha Brown, Haley and Lauren Campbell. Jordan, Josh, Noah, Noel, Kadija, Joseph Bivens, Janai and Lazar Campbell; best friends, Billy Carter, James and Angela Bass and Family, Jesse Attucks and Family, Harold Crews and William Crews and Family and The Young Family.
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Bobbie Jean (BJ) Collins was born on October 17, 1940, the daughter of John W. Collins, Sr. and Inez Collins. She transitioned to her eternal rest on March 1, 2021. She was a faithful member of St. Peters Church and World Outreach Center. Educated in the Forsyth County public schools, Bobbie Jean was a graduated of Atkins High School. She was also a graduated of Winston-Salem State University. Bobbie Jean was a dedicated and loyal member of the Brown Alumni Chapter (Winston Salem Chapter) of Winston Salem State University National Alumni Association Sorority.
BJ began her teaching career immediately after graduation as a third-grade teacher in Wadesboro, NC. She continued to teach outside of Winston-Salem for 20 years until she was hired as a second-grade teacher at Cash Elementary school. She used to always say “God took care of me on the highway all of those years. Thank you, Jesus!” After joining the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public School System, she worked at Union Cross and Old Town Elementary schools. When she joined the Old Town Elementary school family, she had already achieved 30 years as an educator but did not retire. Instead, Bobbie Jean served the students and families of the Old Town community for 19 years as a Primary Reading Specialist. In 2011, she retired from her long career.
Bobbie Jean leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, Sharnell D. Collins, two grandchildren (Johnathan W. Manning and Jonah W. Collins), a sister-in-law, Mrs. Roberta G. Collins, a niece, Ms. Pamela J. Collins, a great-nephew (Austin M. Collins), a Goddaughter, Dr. Allison Griffin-Walser, and a host of cousins and friends.
Mr. Jerry Lewis Hooper, 66 transitioned from this earthly life to his spiritual one on February 28, 2021.
Jerry was born on March 6, 1954 to the late Clyde Neely and Mary E. Hooper.
Jerry is preceded in death by his daughter and two brothers.
Jerry is survived by his sons, Keith Siverls of N.Y., Gary Baldwin, Jerry Hooper Jr., Darryl Coleman, Reginald and Travis Pratt all of Winston- Salem, NC. His sister Vendetta and Sherri Hooper of Winston-Salem. A host of siblings, grandchildren, other relatives, and friends. Three aunts, Mrs. Mamie Hooper of Troutman, N.C., Mrs. Margie Hooper of Charlotte, NC and Mrs. Ora Lee Carr of Mooresville, NC. A devoted niece Monica Hooper of Winston-Salem, NC.
We will miss his singing, “What You Know About Jesus” and his parting lines “I Love You” and “Pray for Me.”
The fourth of eight children, Richard L. Killens was born in Fairmont, North Carolina on December 29, 1931, to the late Martha and Thomas Damascus Killens. He passed peacefully in his sleep on February 25, 2021.
Richard graduated from North Carolina A&T State University, and went on to serve as an officer in the United States Air Force and US Public Health Service for 30 years. He embarked upon a career and love of research as a Tuskegee Institute trained veterinarian at the National Institutes of Health. His later veterinary practice led to and concluded in service as an Inspector-in-Charge for the United States Department of Agriculture. Various careers and ventures took Richard and his family around the United States, from North Carolina to Nebraska and everywhere in between.
A loving son, brother, husband, father, friend and man, Richard unwaveringly lent his warm smile and aid to family members, friends and those in need.
He is survived by his devoted wife of nearly sixty years, Ellen, his daughter, Ronda, his step-daughter, Constance and son, Cedric, and his grandson, Zachary. As a sweet neighbor kindly and recently shared, “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance. Pray you, love, remember,” Ophelia from Hamlet. We will remember.
At Dr. Killens request, there will be no funeral service.
Mr. Carl McClain Morris, Sr., son of the late Mattison Morris and Katie Hampton Morris transitioned peacefully to the Lord on February 24, 2021. He was born on December 21, 1924 in Dennis, North Carolina.
He was a graduate of Lincoln Heights Academy in Kings Mountain, North Carolina.
He served 6 years in the United States Army and as a soldier fought in combat in WWII.
On November 23, 1949 he was united in marriage to Mary Elinor Reynolds. To this union was born one son, Carl McClain Morris, Jr.
He retired from Western Electric (AT&T) after working 34 years and 5 months as an Electrical Engineer. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church until his death.
He was an avid golfer that received many trophies while participating in numerous tournaments.
His life was well-lived and he well loved. He will be remembered as a dedicated husband, father, brother, uncle and friend.
Mr. Morris will have a private funeral service. He may be publicly viewed on Friday, March 5, 2021 from 1:00 PM~ 6:00 PM at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
Bobbie Lee Harper-Thomas, daughter of Dicie and Peter was born on December 9, 1932, in Winston Salem, NC.
In 1950, Bobbie graduated from Atkins High School, in Winston Salem, NC. In 1954, she received a BA in early education from Winston Salem Teachers College, the first Black institution in the nation to grant degrees for teaching in the elementary grades. In 1972, the college was renamed Winston Salem State University. After earning her degree, Bobbie devoted over 50 years educating generations of first through sixth graders. During her illustrious career, Bobbie taught at North Elementary School, Forest Park Elementary and Cook Middle School. While teaching at North Elementary School, Bobbie taught the majority of the children in her neighborhood. Throughout her career, Bobbie received numerous honors for her extraordinary career in education.
Bobbie accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age, and was a faithful worshipper at St. James AME Church in Winston Salem, NC. Bobbie loved the Lord, her family, cooking, word search puzzles, and reading. Bobbie was a lifelong learner and even in her twilight years enjoyed reading and discussing politics, entertainment, and current events. Bobbie’s life reflected the principals her parents instilled in her and she was revered as honest, disciplined, loving, dependable, and trustworthy.
Bobbie departed this life to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 11, 2021, after a courageous period of declining health.
Bobbie was preceded in death by her grandmother and grandfather, Betsy and Henry Harper; her parents, Peter and Dicie; her husband, Haywood Thomas Sr.; her son, Haywood Thomas Jr.; and her daughter-in-law Alfreda Wilson- Thomas.
Bobbie leaves to cherish her memoires: sons, Howard, Wayne, and Bryant (Debbie) all of Winston Salem, NC; Barry (Wanda) of Clarksville, TN, and Williford (Crystal) of Alexandria, VA; fifteen grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; her cousins, Clayborn and Henry Harper; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Thomas may be publicly viewed on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 12:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be private. Interment in Gardens of Memory.
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Richard Delano Johnson, affectionately known as “Dicky”, was born August 8, 1948 to the late Ruby Johnson Roberts and Robert Taylor. He passed away January 31, 2021 after a brief period of illness.
Before retiring, Mr. Johnson worked faithfully as a baker for over 40 years at Dewey’s Bakery in Winston-Salem, NC.
He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Charmelle Commadore.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory his long time companion, Crystal Johnson; a son, Rodney (Keisha) Boyd; daughters, Chanel (DeSean) Barron and Angela Boyd; his loving grandchildren, Ebony, Stephon, Rodney Jr., Kenyare, Ranesha, Jasmine, Tyrell, De’Andre, Keishawn, Rashad, McKelsey, McKenzie, Padonda, Shaudia and Malcolm; ten great-grandchildren; his former wife, Peggy Johnson; and a host of family and friends
Born in the autumn of 1921 against the backdrop of the 1921 pandemic and the great depression of 1929, Sallie Bell Shelton appeared as an inspiration and promise of hope, to parents William and Laura Shelton. Sallie walked over 12 miles to school on jagged terrain, wearing shoes her dear father constructed from tires. Sallie walked thankfully with tremendous determination and stillness of mind, as if the great challenges of the age were child’s play. Sallie dared to explore beyond the enclave of the family namesake town of Shelton, in Fairfield County SC. An early century rail stop for cotton merchants and corporate home to Shivar Springs mineral water company, located on the Broad River. Teenage Sallie migrated to Winston-Salem, NC in search of continued education and opportunity. With masterful culinary talent and undeniable personality, Sallie quickly secured work and educational training in the big city. Sallie often sent her entire salary back home to aid William and Laura with expenses and family care. Her early acts of sacrifice would set the stage for her life of service, community building and philanthropy.
Anthropology is the study of human societies, cultures and their development. Sallie devoted her life to building society, expanding cultural awareness, and developing people. A true king maker, she guided any and all under the gaze of her eye. Councilor, consoler, confidant, advisor, encourager, keeper, accountant, evangelist, mother, bearer of burdens, self made network of resources, oracle, friend, watchman, teacher, shelter, guardian and light. An eternal spring of water. A living anthropologist. Sallie would weave the threads and qualities of her anthropology into an epic life and odyssey. Sallie would enjoy an extensive professional career with RJ Reynolds, The city of Winston Salem and Experiment in Self Reliance (ESR), an organization focused on aiding low to moderate income families. Sallie was essential in shaping ESR’s formation and direction. Her Locust Avenue Community Center was revered as a beacon of hope and key family support center for the northeastern corridor of Winston-Salem. She approached her work in a very personal way, and with great pride. Sallie was a life long member & presiding “church mother” of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church of Winston Salem, NC. Leading spirited and soulful Hymnals in the MSBC choir. Sallie was a member and pioneer of countless civic, church, governmental and community organizations. Realizing a vast accumulation of service & leadership awards. Sallie enjoyed preparing food, hosting conversations and praising the almighty. Her recipes and original cooking repertoire were excitedly coveted by tasters near and far. Sally was simply, sweet & gifted in every way.
Sallie fell in love with a refined young naval serviceman named Jacob Hughes and married the love of her life on July 9th, 1947. Their union would span nearly 60 years. Jacob and Sallie would devotedly raise 10 children and mint a legacy of 19 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Sallie and Jacob would also raise countless children from the community and extended family. Their union and home, would serve as a shelter & guide to many. The Sallie B Hughes Center for Anthropology will be established and commissioned in honor of her legacy and shining example to us all.
Sallie is survived by:
Paxton & Tangula Hughes, Gordon Hughes, Gregory Hughes, Don & Lendris Hughes, Benjamin Hughes, Dorothy & Reginald Austin, Sharon Dublin, Veronica Hughes, Julia and Sylvester Young, Carl Settle SR and a vast legacy of multi-generational family members.
Mrs. Hughes will have a private graveside service. She may be publicly viewed Friday, January 29, 2021 from 12:00 PM~5:00 PM at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home and Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 11:30 AM ~ 1:30 PM at Morning Star Baptist Church.
Sarah Maggie Hairston, age 90, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Forest Heights Senior Living Community. She was born on October 14, 1930 in Clemmons, NC to the late James A Hairston and the late Laura Florence Winifred Hairston.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by thirteen of her fifteen siblings and her two grandchildren Bridgett Ja’Netta Teague and Brock Cloud.
She was educated in the local school system and attended Business College. She retired from Winston Salem State University.
She loved sewing and planting a garden to share with all of her neighbors. She was a faithful member of the Winston Salem Church of Christ and a true servant of the Lord.
Sarah was devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by sons, Aldine (Betty) Cloud, of the city, Avery (Greta) Cloud of Baton Rouge, LA., Broderick (Gloria) Cloud of the city, Jonathan Cloud of Appleton, WI. her brother Dr. Andrew Hairston (Jeanie) of Atlanta, GA four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A private graveside service will be held at Parklawn Memorial Gardens. There will be no public viewing of Ms. Hairston.
Mrs. Mary Louise Walker was born on February 24, 1944 in Winston-Salem, NC to the late Zeb Sheff and Sofia Avery Sheff. She attended Paisley High School and was a caregiver for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren and watching movies and westerns on TV.
She passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Connell Walker; and sisters: Joann Sheff and Barbara Sheff Rankin.
She is survived by her three sons: Timothy Sheff, Philemon (Volivia) Wilkes and Kenneth (Tasha) Wilkes; grandchildren: Sherra’ (Lorinza) Watkins, Shawnta’ (Tory) Elbert, Lakisha (Bennie) Oates, Terrell (Felicia) Fuiell, Carissa Wilkes, Olivia Wilkes, Tieka Wilkes, Tia Wilkes, Kondra Wilkes Truesdale, Tiona Howell, Samiya Garrison; a host of great grandchildren; brother, Zeb Sheff, Jr.; devoted friends: Gloria Barber, Otellia Hatchett and Loretta Hatchett; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Antoinette Marie Hunt passed away in Katie B. Reynolds Hospice Home on January 17, 2021, at the age of 78.
Ann lived a fulfilling life as a wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend. Ann is survived by her husband of 59 years, Ret. Sheriff Deputy Robert L. Hunt, and their three sons, Rodney, Darryl, and Keith, along with their wives and children. Her legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone she's interacted with.
The family will have a private service.
Magdalene Fleming entered this life on August 20, 1928 as the only child of Erie Gooden and Pete Harris. She was born in Clifton South Carolina.
She attended school in Spartanburg , South Carolina and studied for her GED at Paisley High School and Forsyth Technical College.
Preceded in death by her mother, Erie Patterson, husband John A. Fleming and son John A. Robinson.
She leaves to cherish her memory, three sons, Willie and Ben Robinson, Tyrone Fleming and step-son Alfred Coleman, two daughters, Bobby Robinson and Mary Hargraves, eleven grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren.
She retired from Winston-Salem State. She was a dedicated and faithful employee in Moore Hall and C. G. 0’Kelly Library.
Magdalene Fleming committed herself to her church, family, community and physical fitness.
She has been a member of Carver Road Church of Christ for sixty-five years. She served ten years on the Beautification Committee helping to edify the Church and seven years with the Clothing Bank assisting those in need.
She loved family vacation on cruises, to Hilton Head, Savannah Georgia, and Williamsburg Virginia. Spending a week with children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren was the delight of her life. She traveled to Rochester NY, Charlotte NC and McDonough GA to watch her grandchildren and great grandchildren graduate from high school and college. She loved the YMCA and went five days a week until her illness prevented her for going.
Magdalene Fleming committed her life to serving her neighborhood and community. Her affiliations and service included working the polls during elections and worked on numerous voter registration drives. She was also an organizer for the National Night Out Campaign as well as President of the Jolly Traveler’s Club and supplied food to those less fortunate.
Mrs. Fleming may be publicly viewed today from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be private. Interment in Redland Church of Christ Cemetery, Advance, NC.
In lieu of flowers donations to Youth Group Carver Road Church of Christ or Senior Services.
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Mr. Jakay W. Ervin, Sr., 89, transitioned on to glory on January 1, 2021. He was a beloved and celebrated Husband, a devoted Father, Grandfather, loyal Brother, Uncle, Cousin, and dedicated Friend. Jakay was a giving, gentle, hardworking advocate for education. He always encouraged others to be and do the best they could. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and often had a story to tell of the history of life and the community.
He surrendered his life to Christ at an early age and dedicated himself to the service of the Father through his exemplary love of family and people, no matter their status in society. He had a genuine love for others and the community that was second to none. He was a devoted member of Goler Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church where he served on the Cathedral Choir and he recently spearheaded and directed the Men’s Chorus Group. He was a member of the Winston Salem’s Men’s Booster Ministry. Over his lifetime he has served on numerous church boards and committees beginning at Bethania A.M.E. Zion Church where he was a Trustee, Treasurer, Choir Director and the Chairman of the church rebuilding committee. He was faithful to the A.M.E. Zion Organization. He was a Troop Leader of the Boy Scouts of America at Bethania A.M.E. Zion Church.
He married the Queen of his dreams, Minnie Jarrett Ervin, on December 28, 1955 and just celebrated their anniversary of 65 blissful years. From their union came their son, Jakay W. Ervin, Jr. (Carolyn); daughter, Rosa Ervin Adams (Chris); and a Grandson, Jakay W. Ervin, III “Trey” (Ashley) all of the city.
Born in Bethania, NC to Rosa Belle Dalton and Butler Ervin, he was the 3rd child of a second set of children, totaling 16. He attended the historic Oak Grove School (Bethania Community School) – a one room school in Old Town Township (which he was very instrumental in preserving as a historical landmark). He later attended Forsyth County schools, graduating from The Carver High School. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in 1958 from Winston Salem Teacher’s College, currently Winston Salem State University, where he became a devoted member of the WSSU Ramily. While at WSSU, he became a loyal member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Delta Alpha Chapter Winston Salem, NC. He later became a member of the graduate chapter, Delta Sigma Chapter. He was the oldest living member having served 65 years. He was a member of the music department and masterfully played the trumpet under the tutelage of Dr. Dillard. Jakay had an unending love for WSSU until his last breath. He and his wife always supported the university in whatever way they could with much joy and vigor. One of his favored passions was the sports department. They often traveled to and were often seen at sports events cheering on the Mighty Rams. Their annual vacation was spent at the CIAA Tournament for over 50 years. They were dedicated members of the Chancellor Elwood Robinson’s Elite Donors Circle, the WSSU Horns, the WSSU Hoops, Lifetime members of the WSSU National Alumni Association and the local chapter of the Winston-Salem Chapter of the Winston-Salem State University National Alumni Association.
Jakay served in the United States Marine Corp where he was a Korean War Veteran. He earned the National Defense Service Medal.
He continued his love for education and pursued his goal to obtain his master’s degree from neighboring A&T State University. In addition to being a Sigma man, he was also a member of the American Legion Post 220, the American Legion Boys State, the Prince Hall Masonic Lodge, A Lord of the Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., The Twin City Choristers, and the Carver School Alumni Choir.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Marie Mitchell, brother Wilson Ervin, and Sister-in-law Anna Ervin. He leaves to cherish his legacy his wife, children, grandson, Brother Joseph Ervin, Sister Evangelist Mary Ervin Abbott, devoted daughter Robin B. Ervin, a dedicated colleague Vester Porter, Lil’ Brother Vernard Bowie, a devoted brother/friend Carl Miller and a host of relatives, diligent singing brothers, and many friends.
A public viewing will be held Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 from 11:00am – 6:00pm at the Clark S, Brown & Sons Funeral Home. 727 Patterson Ave. Winston Salem, NC 27105. A Private Homegoing celebration will be available for viewing on the Clark S Brown & Sons FNRL HM Facebook page on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 @ 11:00am.
The family would like to thank the staffs of Novant Health Medical Center, Novant Health Oncology Specialists, Alliance Urology Specialists of Greensboro, especially Drs. Dilley, Lyalls, Boyden, McClain, Shearer (Nurse Kay) and Givens.
In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Capital Reserve of Goler Metropolitan AME Zion Church 1435 E. 4th Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101.
Richard Leon Dukes departed this life to enter the Kingdom of the Lord on December 10, 2020. He was born in Winston-Salem, NC on March 5, 1941 to the late Elizabeth Dukes Griffin and Charles White. He was the oldest of eight siblings, of which five preceded him in death: Debbie Fair, Ricky Griffin, Dennis Griffin, Timothy Dukes and Bennie Lee Griffin.
Richard was a graduate of the Truck Driver’s Academy and he earned his commercial driver license. He drove tractor trailer trucks for many years. He retired from driving trucks and also retired from Brenner’s Metal.
Left to cherish Richard’s memories are his wife Shirley Dukes and his six children: Ann Dukes, Janet Moss, Mark Dukes, Charlene Dukes, Kareme Dukes Mobley, Richard Dukes Jr,. ; One sister Elizabeth Griffin Minor; two brothers: Randolph Griffin and Michael Griffin, all of Winston-Salem, NC.
There will be no public viewing of Mr. Dukes. The family will have a private service.
Caroline Ruth Deese was born on January 9, 1964 to the late Marvin Gene Edsel and Carolyn Bodenhamer in Winston-Salem, NC. She graduated from West Forsyth High School. Mrs. Deese worked at Hayward Industries for 15 years as a machine operator.
Mrs. Deese loved the beach and playing with her pets. She loved spending time with her family.
Mrs. Deese passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Norris and Ruth Bodenhamer.
She is survived by her husband, Marty Lee Deese, Sr.; daughter, Amanda Ellis; son, Dale Austin Ellis; mother, Carolyn Edsel; brother, Marvin Gene Edsel, Jr.; grandchildren: Aarron Mayes, Kaitlynn Deese, Allyssa Deese, Nicklus Deese, Noah McNeillian, Gracie Arrington, Ashton Arrington, Jasper Ellis, Clayton Deese and Olivia Deese; step-children; aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.
Public viewing will be from 1:00 PM ~ 6:00 PM on Sunday, December 13, 2020. Funeral service will be private. Interment in Woodland Cemetery.
Kevin L. Robinson, lovingly known as Kemp, was born on March 1, 1962 and was unexpectedly taken from us on November 29, 2020. Kevin was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was known for his free spirit and love for his family.
Kevin attended the Winston Salem Forsyth County Schools, graduating from East Forsyth High School. After graduating from high school Kevin enlisted in the United States Army. After serving his time he returned home to his loving family. Kevin became an entrepreneur starting Robinson’s Landscaping. In 2009 Kevin moved to Temple Hill, Maryland for a new start.
Kevin was preceded in death by his parents Calvin Tate, Emma Lou Robinson and Anthony Parks: his grandmother Emma Lee Robinson and two sisters Princess Parks and Anthonya Patterson.
Kevin leaves to cherish his memories his son, Joshua Howard of Dallas, Texas; two daughters: Frorcynthia Brunt and Jewel Robinson, both of the city; ten grandchildren: Bryson Howard, Baylon Yaties, Maddison Howard, Parker Howard, James Gilbert IV, Jakhem Gilbert, Joshua Brunt, Jordyn Bailey, J’Mani Bailey, Jaidyn Bailey; close loved ones: London McKinney, Odario Torrence, Delmario (Veronica) Parks and Trosean Richardson; eight siblings: Katrina Summers, Donna (Calvin) Gantt, Jr., Antoinette Givens, Angela (Thomas) Chisholm Jr., all of the city, Anthony (Kermin) Tomlinson of Houston, TX, Friss (Antonio) Barron of Jacksonville, FL, Andre (Tonyetta) Taylor and Ashley Parks of the city, a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, family and friends.
Public viewing will be from 12:00 PM~5:00 PM on Monday, December 7, 2020 at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be private. Interment in Salisbury National Cemetery.
Reverend Leroy Alexander Townsend was born on May 15, 1935 in Robeson County, NC to the late Roy and Ettie Ford Townsend. He was a graduate of Rosenwald High School in Fairmont, NC. Rev. Townsend worked as a machine operator for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, retiring after 30 years of service. He was a long term member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and served as Associate Pastor.
Reverend Townsend passed away on November 14, 2020 at Forsyth Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Willie Mae Townsend; children: Kenneth (Clarissa) Lowery, Stephanie (Richard) Allen of Matthews, NC and Stephanie Allen of Lithonia, GA; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren; his brother, George Townsend and many nieces, nephews and hosts of other relatives and friends.
Rev. Townsend may be publicly viewed today from 12:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home and Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 12:00 PM~ 1:00 PM at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Funeral Service will be private. Entombment at Gardens of Memory, Walkertown, NC.
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Mr. Willie James Brown was born March 4, 1953 to the late Mr. Edward W Brown and Mrs. Voohrees S. Brown in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He graduated from North Forsyth High School.
Mr. Brown worked for the City of Winston-Salem Streets Division for thirty-eight years. He retired on December 1, 2016.
He was a faithful member of Love and Faith Christian Fellowship Church in Greensboro, North Carolina.
He had several hobbies consisting of manicuring his lawn, exercising, washing his cars and spending quality time with his family.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife of 26 years Mrs. Teretha W. Brown; Four children: Mr. Degwanus L. Brown, Mr. Willie J. Brown Jr., Ms. Anjail Bishop, Ms. Rashawntha Brown; Grandchildren: Nasir Melton, Ahmir Brown, Tamir Brown, Javon C. Slade, Yesenia Brown, I’keena Bishop, Korean Bishop. Two sisters: Ms. Martha Wilson and Ms. Mae Wilks. A supportive host of relatives and friends.
Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents, Mrs. Voohrees S. Brown and Mr. Edward W. Brown Sr.; sisters: Mrs. Helen B. Ceasar, Mrs. M Mitchell, Mrs. Flora B. Smith; Brother Mr. Edward W. Brown Jr.
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Doretha Janice Hairston Lyons was Born May 1, 1928. She was one of nine children born to the late Walter and Alma Hairston in Forsyth County. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior on November 6, 2020.
She attended Carver and Atkins High Schools. Doretha was an avid cook. She catered weddings, private parties and owned several restaurants. She continued her passion of cooking until her health began to decline. She enjoyed trips to the beach, Sunday dinners, family gatherings and story-telling. She was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church and greatly loved her pastor and church family.
She is survived by two of her daughters, Patricia Rhodes and Helen Handy; six grandchildren: Tyrone (Vertara) Huntley, Tammy (Chris) Norton, Thalaferro “Fella” (Angela) Huntley, Michael Huntley, Elizabeth Crawford and Jamila Handy; eleven great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren; a devoted son-in-law, James Crawford; four sisters: Anna Horton, Janet (Isaiah) Timberlake, Helen Horton and Clara (Willie) Pinkney; special niece, Christine Davis; a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband, William “Al” Lyons; daughter, Jacqueline Crawford and siblings: Nathaniel “Bud” Hairston, Doris Roebuck, Ollie Mays and Billy Hairston.
Doretha was known as the Matriarch of the Hairston family and began the annual Hairston Family Reunion 50 years ago. A tradition she took pride in. She loved her family and friends unconditionally. She will be greatly missed and deeply cherished.
Funeral service will be private. Mrs. Lyons may be publicly viewed from 12:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM today at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Interment in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
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Calvin Eugene Clements, Sr. entered this life on August 19, 1944 and crossed the finished line on November 5, 2020. Mr. Clements was born in Tuskegee Alabama and was an avid Alabama fan. He “Rolled Tide” all the way home.
A graduate of Tuskegee Institute, Calvin Clements Sr. was a master brick mason. He owned and operated Clements Contracting alongside his son Calvin Clements, Jr.
Calvin Clements, Sr. was preceded in death by his mother Clara Mae Clements-Moore, his father John Lee Moore, and his loving step-mother Florence Moore and life long companion, Brenda Crosby Hill.
Calvin is lovingly remembered by his son, Calvin Eugene Clements (KaShanta), his daughters Warrenetta Ayanna Clements, and Cossundra Floyd (Charlie); his granddaughter Camryn Denise Clements and grandsons: Caleb Eugene Clements, Chester “Jahrri” Jones, and Chester “DJ” Jones; sister Johnetta Huntley; brothers: Winston Sherrod, John Moore III, and Frederick Moore. He is fondly remembered by his aunt, Lucille Logan. He is also is survived by former wife, Paulette Smith (Aldeen), a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews and friends.
Funeral service will be private. Mr. Clements may be publicly viewed Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 12:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Interment in Salisbury National Cemetery.
Daphne Ardene Dulin Richardson Scales was born on August 17, 1953 in Winston-Salem, NC. She was raised in the Belview Community where she was surrounded by a host of relatives namely the Carters, Hairstons, Lindsays, Caldwells, Crawfords and Greenes.
Daphne attended Easton Elementary, Diggs Elementary, Hill Junior High and Central High School and was employed by Western Electric. At a young age
she attended First Waughtown Baptist Church under the Rev. Ernest Lee Grant and later in life she dedicated her life to Christ under her beloved Pastor
Dr. Dennis W. Bishop - where she remained active until her health declined. At First Waughtown, Daphne was a member of the Agape Choir and the
Sunday School and she was active with Bible Study.
On October 10, 1970 she married her High School Sweetheart Donald Nathaniel Glenn, to this union was born her only son Donald Nathaniel Dulin. She
later married Johnnie Gaddy Richardson and Wilbur Samuel “Tweetlo” Scales both of whom preceded her in death.
Daphne loved her family, her community, her friends, her Church family and her pastor. She is well remembered for her humor and comical nature that
kept everyone in laughter.
She is preceded in death by her mother; a sister Sandra D (Spencer, Sr) McCall; aunts: Ethel D. Jenkins, Pauline and Elizabeth Dulin; uncles George
(Julia), and Henry Dulin. She is survived by her son, Donald N. Dulin whom she loved dearly, her beloved daughter in law, Angie Hill Dulin; her
grandchildren Mia and D. J. Dulin whom she was exceptionally proud of; her sisters Annette Dulin and Katrina Dulin Logan; her former husband, Donald
Glenn; a niece Lashand Dulin; four nephews Spencer McCall, Jr.; Calvin (Stephanie) Dulin, Steven McCall, and Stepfone (Nieka) McCall, Uncles: John
Dulin and Otis L. Jenkins, an Aunt Ann Green Jenkins, two special relatives Mary Jeffries Carter and Hattie Crawford Van Eaton, a special friend who was
like a cousin Jeanette Hines Kelly; her beloved Dulin Clan in Mocksville, NC and a host of relatives and friends.
She was born October 7, 1923 in Newberry, South Carolina to the late Willie and Martha Rice Coleman. She moved to Winston-Salem in her early years, and was married to the late Clarence Wilson.
Mother Wilson loved gardening. She grew both flowers and food. She was very independent and insisted on driving herself where she needed to go. During her time at Galilee not only was she one of the original founding members, she also participated in the choir, Missionary and Usher Board.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Willie, James and Pleaze Coleman and one sister, Eliza Coleman.
Mother Wilson leaves to cherish fond memories one sister whom she raised as her daughter, Dianne Coleman; one cherished niece Carrie Lee Lendell of Philadelphia, PA; one great-niece Marsha Lendell of Philadelphia and her family; five grandchildren whom she cherished, Shannon Coleman (Teresa), Shawn Coleman, James Coleman (Reece), Shermica Coleman and Sarenthia Coleman (George); 14 great-grandchildren and a dear and close friend, Bill Fulp and a loving host of family and supportive friends.
Public viewing will be held from 1:00 PM ~ 6:00 PM on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be private. Interment in Piedmont Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Lequita Carol Coleman McCullough was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on March 12, 1958 to the late Mr. Harold Sylvester Coleman and the late Mrs. Lethia Nichols Coleman.
Lequita attended East Forsyth High School in 1976, and went on to further her education at Johnson C. Smith University. She worked at Sara Lee Hosiery in Human Resources for many years, but it was her 20-year career at Bed, Bath & Beyond that brought her much joy. Bed, Bath, and Beyond allowed her to combine her love of people, cooking, and gardening. Lequita spent her time caring for her grandchildren, gardening, trying new recipes, cheering for her Dallas Cowboys, and playing with her dog Benjamin.
Lequita is survived by her loving husband Marion “Crump” McCullough; her brother Kevey Draell Coleman (Paula); four daughters, Kesa Coleman Jessup (Korey), Kevita D. Coleman, Monetta McCullough, Njeri Tolliver; four granddaughters, Kallian L. Jessup, Keris Coleman, Jhia and Jhoi Gibbs; and one grandson, Amarien Shipp-Tolliver. Lequita also leaves behind a host of friends and cousins.
There will be a public viewing of Mrs. McCullough on Thursday, October 29th from 12-5 PM at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family would like to express their gratitude to Trellis Supportive Care and family and friends for their consistent calls and prayers.
Aaron Tyrone Wellman, affectionately known as “Toby”, entered this life on August 26, 1949 in Winston-Salem, NC and transitioned on October 23, 2020. He attended the Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County schools. He was a loving son, father, brother, uncle and friend. One of the most endearing qualities of Toby was his sense of humor and love of laughter. He liked to laugh and to make others laugh so it was a joy to be around him. “Toby” also had a love for fishing, basketball, football, and he especially loved old school soul music. “Toby” was devoted and loyal to his family and never hesitated to reach out and help when he could. As a cafeteria chef, his other talents were showcased.
In his youth, he attended Zion Memorial Missionary Baptist Church. As an adult, he attended church in Atlanta, GA. He had a love for God and Jesus and even in his illness he always loved having the Bible read aloud to him. He would have a smile on his face while listening to the Word. His faith was evident in the strength he showed to fight back during several critical battles he faced in the hospital. Even the doctors were amazed that “Toby” would not quit when they thought he had come to the end of his battle. They were amazed to see what the God he served could do. He taught us that “the battle is not yours, it’s the Lord’s” so just don’t quit.
His sister, Jacqueline Rorie Higgins; stepmother, Lorrain Rousseau Rorie; stepfather, Melvin Jones; grandparents, Annie B. Rorie, Mabel (Future) Williams, and William Mason Wellman, all predeceased him.
“Toby” is survived by his parents: Dorris Wellman Jones and Henry Thomas Rorie, Sr.; his children, Aaron Wellman, David Smith, Antonio (Kimaya) Bryant of Winston-Salem, NC, Adrian (Lakeytra) Wellman of Decatur, IL and Kiona Wilson of Elizabeth City, NC; sisters, Cheryl (Rodney) Evans, Almetrice (Damon) Bey- Owens of Winston-Salem, NC, Synthi'a (Vannard) Penn-Valentine and Ramona Rorie (R.J.) Griffin-Noble; brothers, Henry Thomas (Pamela) Rorie, Jr., Garnett Wellman, Peter Penn, Jr. of Mocksville, NC and Sean Penn of Winston-Salem, NC; special aunt, Marilyn Williams; special uncle, Future Lee Williams; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Mr. Wellman may be publicly viewed from 12:00 PM~5:00 PM on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be private due to COVID-19 mandates. Interment in Piedmont Memorial Gardens.
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Alfred Dixon McCoy, the son of Birden Dixon McCoy and Lovie Dalton McCoy, was born on June 1, 1937 in Winston-Salem, NC.After the completion of high school, “Dixon” served in the U.S. Air Force for twenty years. His tour of duties included travels overseas and within the United States. He retired from the Air Force in 1974 as an Aircraft Mechanic. While in the Air Force, he met and married Lillian Lowe. They had two children, Lorraine and Alfred Stephen. Years later he had four more children: Christina Poole, Derrick and Kerry Tucker, and Monique Ingram. Most of his retirement days were spent helping his sisters and other relatives with tasks at their homes and through-out the community. He frequently attended Piedmont Triad Church and enjoyed playing cards and Bingo, bowling, traveling and other “Game Night Events”. On October 14, 2020, he completed his final earthly assignment.
Those who preceded him in death include his parents, sister, Alinda Foote Alston and son, Kerry Tucker. Those who will continue to celebrate his life include: daughters, Lorraine (Derrick) Blackmon of Tucson, AZ, Christina Poole of Winston-Salem, NC, Monique Ingram of Roanoke, VA; sons, Alfred Stephen (Dorothy) McCoy and Derrick Tucker both of Winston-Salem, NC; grandchildren, Deniece (Marquis) Barnett of Winston-Salem, NC, Candice Hoyle of San Antonio, TX, Briana McCoy of Winston-Salem, NC, Lena Blackmon of Tucson, AZ, Kanicah, DeQuanzhay, and Keri Tucker all of Winston-Salem, NC; and great grandchildren, Grayson and Dylan Barnett both of Winston-Salem, NC. He is also survived by 13 siblings: Wilbur D. (Nancy) McCoy of Trenton, NJ, Anita Ann Wade of Henderson, NV, Jacqueline January, Yvonne Wingfield, Shelia (Bert) Grisard, Brenda (Arlanders) Hunter, all of Winston-Salem, NC, Jerry (Eddie) Dean, of Atlanta, GA, Donald (Lavonia) McCoy, of Greensboro, NC, Stephen (Stephanie) McCoy, of Washington, DC, Paula McCoy of Winston-Salem, NC, Paulette (George) Spencer of Orangeburg, SC, J. Bernard McCoy of Greensboro, NC, and Lillie Belle Henderson, Winston-Salem, NC; a host of nieces, nephews and relatives.
Due to COVID 19 restrictions, funeral service will be private. Mr. McCoy will be publicly viewed from 12:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Interment will be in Salisbury National Cemetery.
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Mrs. Ida Crews Alby, the daughter of the late Harvey and Cornelia Crews, was born on February 8, 1928 Advance, NC. She attended Davie County Training School and on October 8, 2020, she completed her course and answered her final earthly call. She was a homemaker, proud mother of two sons, Harold and William, the wife of John Wesley Alby and a loving grandmother.
Mr. Anthony Ray McDuffie was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on March 9, 1958 to the late Mr. James Hunt and the late Mrs. Norma Lee McDuffie. He departed his earthly life on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Trellis Supportive Care Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Mr. Anthony Ray McDuffie attended Parkland High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He started his career at Dynasty Furniture Company. He later worked at a Construction Company where he retired after many years of working.
Mr. McDuffie was baptized at an early age in Rising Ebenezer Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Frank and Sister Linda Rousseau.
Private graveside services will be held at Evergreen Cemetery. there will be no public viewing of Mr. McDuffie.
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William J. Ford, affectionately known to family and friends as "Fella", was born on December 4, 1952 in Wilson, NC to Ethel Mae McLaurin Ford Phifer and Wiley Ford. Fella departed this life on September 28, 2020. Fella graduated from Anderson High School in the city and was employed at RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company for 20 plus years.
Fella was a great family man and had a strong personality. He exuded quiet strength. Fella attended Goler Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church regularly with his special friend until her death. Fella was liked by many for his smile and wonderful attitude and disposition.
Fella was preceded in death by his mother, Ethel Mae McLaurin Ford Phifer, father Wiley Ford, sisters Brenda Ford and Sandra Phifer, brothers Walter Ford and Purcell Phifer, granddaughter, DeQuache Wall, and special friend, Gwendolyn Williamson.
Fella leaves to cherish his memories a devoted family that will miss him dearly: sons: William (Sonya) Wall, Jeltress Williamson, and Nathaniel Wall; stepsons: Roberto Williamson, Jerod Williamson and Laverne Baker; daughters, Demetrice (Carlos) Wall, Cassandra (Carleth) Flemming; brothers: James (Vickie) Ford, Anthony (Young) Ford, Buford Phifer, and Wayne Ford; 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; sisters: Betty (Tyrone) Phifer and Toni Ford; devoted and best friend, Annie Wall, devoted friend, Sandra Baker; devoted grandson, Demarcus Wall and devoted granddaughter, Tytiana Wall. Fella also leaves devoted nieces, Sandra Davis, Arneatha Phifer, and Angela Phifer and a host of many nieces, nephews, and friends.
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Mr. Charles Gray Payne, Jr. was born April 21, 1947 to Elizabeth W. Payne and Charles Gray Payne, Sr. He was called to glory on September 23, 2020 at the age of 73.
Charles was an alumna of Paisley High School, where he served as drum major. He was a long time member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Wanda Payne.
He leaves to cherish precious memories: a son, Israel Lamont Hampton of South Carolina; one sister, Veronica L. Payne; one niece, Kindra Y. Payne; four nephews: Patrick L. Payne, Brandon D. Payne, Dustin J. Payne, and Terrance R. (ArTiffany) Payne of Gilbert, AZ; a uncle, Sandy Payne and a devoted significant other, Patricia Little; a host of other relatives and friends.
A private funeral service will be held for Mr. Payne. There will be a public viewing from 12:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM on Friday, September 25, 2020 at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Interment in Gardens of Memory, Walkertown, NC.
John Charles Leake, affectionately known as “Billy”, was born on May 30, 1940 in Lexington, North Carolina to the late Carl V. Leake, Sr. and Mabel Leake. He lived in Winston-Salem, North Carolina for many years and was previously from Lumberton, NC.
Billy graduated from JH Haywood High School in Lumberton, NC and worked at R. J. Reynolds High School until his retirement. His passion was cooking, fishing, hunting, gardening and spending time with friends.
Billy departed this life on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 in Winston-Salem, NC. Billy was predeceased by his parents, Carl V. Leake, Sr. and Mabel Leake; three brothers: Carl V. Leake, Jr., Dewey Russell Leake and Jim Leake; and one sister, Mabel Leake.
He is survived by his long time companion, Patricia Blue; children, Lorrie Ann Rhodie of Paterson, NJ, Sharon McCrary of Piscataway, NJ, Saundra Leake-Collier of Richmond, VA, John Leake of Orange, NJ & Teresa Leake of Paterson, NJ; siblings, Willie “Tommy” Leake, Sr., Annie Ruth Stevenson and Alice Towns and a host of close friends, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
There will be a private memorial service held. There will be no public viewing of Mr. Leake. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
On Tuesday, September 15th 2020, Jennifer transitioned from this life at the age of 51.
In the beginning Jennifer J. Hoskins was blessed with two sets of parents. She was born to Clarence Thorpe (Patricia) and Sharon Johnson (Charles) on May 30, 1969 in Newark, NJ. Jennifer received her early education in Clemmons, North Carolina. Graduating from West Forsyth High School in 1986. She was employed with Wells Fargo for over 20 years as a CRE Loan Servicing Specialist.
Jennifer and Steven Hoskins were united in matrimony on Valentine’s Day of 1998. Together they raised Marquis Hoskins and D’ondre Thorpe. Later they adopted Sade Scales and Larissa Nunez.
Jennifer was apart of Greater St. Matthew’s Fellowship Ministries where she served under the leadership of Bishop M. Holley. She worked as a church administrator and was a part of the hospitality committee.
Jennifer’s pride was being Me maw to her grandbabies. She loved showing love and opened her home over the years to those in need. Jennifer was a fixture at family gatherings and was essential to the heartbeat of her family’s dynamic. She enjoyed a host of activities like bingo, date nights out on the town dancing, and playing cards. Jennifer was a wealth of knowledge that many laid at her feet to drink. From her life lessons were learned, marital advice given (#GoodWife), tears were wiped away, souls were nurtured and healed.
She is proceeded in death by her Mother, Patricia Thorpe, Father, Charles Johnson, Grandmother Ann Thorpe, Grandfather York Thorpe, Grandmother Margret McClain.
Jennifer leaves behind to cherish her husband Steven Hoskins, her children Marquis Hoskins, D’ondre Thorpe, Larissa Nunez, Sade Scales, Kayla McIntosh and 5 grandchildren; Her Mother Sharon Johnson; Her Father Clarence Thorpe; Sisters Jenelle Johnson and Melanie Thorpe; and Brother Che’ McPherson. A host of Aunts and Uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, additional godchildren and close friends that will miss her dearly.
Mrs. Hoskins may be publicly viewed Saturday, September 19, 2020 form 12:00 PM until 5:00 Pm a Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be private due to COVID 19 restrictions.
Willie L. Dillard passed away, Sunday, August 16, 2020. He was born to the late Fannie Wooley Dillard and the late Thomas Dillard in Forsyth County on October 11, 1943. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew, George Shields.
He was a 1962 graduate of Carver Consolidated School and received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Johnson C. Smith University in 1966. He was also a North Carolina Certified Appraiser.
Willie’s work history included positions with RJR Archer, The Redevelopment Commission, and The City of Winston-Salem Redevelopment Division (Housing and Neighborhood Services). He retired after over 30 years of service to the city. He was later self-employed as an appraiser for commercial and residential properties.
He was a member of United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church and a dedicated parent volunteer at WS/FC Downtown School for more than 15 years.
Survivors include his daughters, Monica Dillard Fowler and Megan Dillard (Jerry) Phillips; 6 grandchildren, Mason, Anesu, Marley, Elin, Jamison and Jonathan; 3 sisters, Evelyn (Milton Jackson) McKinney, Betty Shields and Rose Hart; an aunt, Dorothy Lawson; 7 nieces and nephews; and several cousins and extended family members.
A public viewing will take place from 1:00 to 6:00 PM Sunday, August 23, 2020. The funeral service will be private.
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Henry Green at the blessed age of 76 was called home to eternal rest on August 14, 2020. He was born in Charleston, South Carolina to the late Leonard and Polly Green.
Henry gave his life to Christ early in life. Henry served as a devoted male chorus member and deacon at churches throughout Winston-Salem. Henry was employed with McKinney and Will Company for several years as a drillmaster.
He leaves his loving wife of 25 years, Angela Green; daughter Tequila Green; sister Bernice Gordon of Charleston SC; his brother, Joseph Keels, of Winston-Salem NC.; and a loving host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be private. Rev. Green may be publicly viewed on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 from 12:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM.
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Emma Robinson, at the blessed age of 95, passed away peacefully at Oak Forest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her immediate and loving family in Winston-Salem, NC, August 3, 2020.
She was born December 14, 1924 in Mt. Gilead, NC to Amos Crouch, Sr and Ida Bell Blackmon Crouch and reared by her grandmother, Sarah Blackmon in Mullins, S.C.
Emma received her early education in North Carolina, secondary education Mullins, S.C. and higher education from Morris College, Sumter, S.C. She was employed for 45 years by RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. She also worked at Wake Forest University.
She was joined in holy matrimony to Odis Napoleon Robinson. This union was blessed with four children: Lee Ethel, Emma Louise, Marcella LuCynthia and Jewel Cathany.
Emma was a dedicated member of New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church until her health failed. She served in many capacities, which included mother of the church,
In Emma’s leisure, she liked nothing better than to be surrounded by family and friends. She was full of life and loved to be part of anything that would bring joy.
She was preceded in death by her father, Amos Crouch Sr., mother Ida Bell Blackmon Crouch; three daughters, Lee Ethel Robinson, Emma Louise Robinson, Jewel Cathany Robinson, granddaughter Princess Letrice Parks; sister Florine Williams Grier; two brothers, Amos Crouch Jr., George Crouch; sister-in-law, Esther Lee Johnson Crouch.
She is survived by daughter, Marcella Robinson; grandson, Kevin “Kemp” Robinson; three great grandsons, Josh Howard, DelMario Bernard O. Parks, Trosean Richardson; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and other family and friends.
Mrs. Robinson may be publicly viewed from 12:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be private. Interment in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Eugene Edward Green, Sr., son of Joseph and Essie Green was born October 10, 1935 in Winston-Salem, NC. He departed this life on Monday, July 27, 2020.
Eugene attended the local public schools, graduating from Atkins High School, class of 1953. He was a retired employee (30 plus years) of RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company.
Spiritually, he was a lifelong member of Shiloh Baptist Church, where he faithfully served on the Men’s Ministry and Sheepfold Ministry.
His parents; wife, Wendy Green; four brothers; two sisters; one son-in-law; and one granddaughter preceded Eugene in death.
He leaves to cherish many wonderful memories, six children, Eugene, Jr. Green (Sharon), Yvonne Green (Leonard Stevenson), Matthew Green, James Williamson (Sarah), Lorenzo Smith (Catherine), and Karen Conyers; one sister, Janice Green; two brothers, Solomon Green (Barbara) and Melvin Green; ten grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
A private funeral service will be held. Public viewing will be held from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home.
Hildred Lineberger, daughter of the late Forest and Mamie Lineberger departed this life on Saturday July 25, 2020 at the Oaks Rehabilitation center after an extended illness. She was born on June 17, 1929 in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Snookie as she was so fondly called attended school locally here in Winston-Salem and was of the Baptist Faith.
Snookie loved to cook; she made the best dressing and fried cornbread. She was an avid fan of western movies, and loved to drink coffee.
She was preceded in death by two daughters Brenda and Linda Lineberger. Four brothers: J.C, James, Council, and Craymond Lineberger. Four sisters: Mrs. Jessie Benson, Ms. Ethel Partlow, Mrs. Mable Knight and Mrs. Mildred McKenzie.
Her survivors include one daughter Ms. Carolyn Lineberger. Four grandchildren: Rodney, Rodrick, Ronald (Tracey) Lineberger and Shemika Lineberger. And numerous great grandchildren. Two nieces Doris Brown and Mildred Watson and nephew Donald (Angie) Lineberger. A devoted great niece Stephanie Benson.
And a host of other devoted relatives and special friends.
A private memorial service will be held. There will be no public viewing.
Esthelita Artiga Pate Byers, 52 transitioned to her heavenly home on Sunday, July 26, 2020. She was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on December 12, 1967, to Ms. Atheline Pate Bitting and the late Nathaniel Tatum. Esther graduated from South Park High School in 1986 and professionally was a dedicated daycare teacher for many years. She adored children and always loved nurturing them. Esther recognized early in life that she was called by God as well to be a servant in the church.
She leaves to cherish her memory: husband Vernon Byers, children Antonio (Deanna) Pate and Tracy Pate. She is also survived by her mother Atheline Pate Bitting, three siblings Robert (Sophia) Pate, Immetta Pate Byers and Tiffany (Theodore) Tatum; 11 grandchildren; Step Father, Roger Blackburn; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles other relatives and many special friends.
Funeral service will be private. A public viewing will be form 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM today at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Interment in Gardens of Memory, Walkertown, NC. Special thanks to Esther’s caregivers and the Alzheimers staff of Meridian Center Nursing Home. In High Point, NC.
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Mrs. Alberta Stubbs Morrison passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020. She was born in Red Springs, NC on May 9, 1924 to the late Julius and Aggie Williams Stubbs. Mrs. Morrison was educated in Carthage, NC.
She gave over 44 years of dedicated service to National Linen Company. She co-founded the Silver Tones Gospel Singers, The Prayer Band and The Winston-Salem Voices for Jesus.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Morrison was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. J.B. Morrison, all of her ten siblings and her son, Willie Morrison. Surviving are her children: James “JD” (Delores) Morrison, Bertha (Rembert) Reaves of Oklahoma City, OK, Marilyn Brown, George (Sandra) Morrison and Collin (Wanda) Morrison; fifty-nine grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Morrison may be publicly viewed today from 12:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be private. Interment in Piedmont Memorial Gardens.
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Leaving to cherish her memory are her husband; James Bernard Adams, Jr.; stepsons: Brendon Adams, D’Ronnie Hilliard and Joseph Lyles, her mother and her brother, Lucas Baran; in-laws James and Melissa Adams, Kevin Adams, Terence Caldwell; Magda will also be remembered by a host extended family and friends.
A viewing will be held on July 8, 2020 from 2-5 pm at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home on Patterson Avenue in Winston-Salem. Private funeral services will be held . In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Donate Now (for dogs) at: https://forsythhumane.org/donate-now/
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Linda Robinson-Bragg was born in New York City, NY on June 7, 1964 to Howard Robinson and Gwendolyn D. Robinson. She attended public school CS 30-31, IS 201 and Benjamin Franklin High School. Linda married Leon Bragg and to that union, three daughters were born, Dawn, Dionne and Vanessa, whom she loved dearly. Her three daughters blessed her with four beautiful grandchildren: Zy’mere, Zharia, Cameron and Ja’Leal, whom she also loved dearly.
Linda moved to Winston-Salem, NC in 1992 to be closer to her family. She attended winston-Salem State University and worked at PEpsi Cola Company.
Linda’s favorite activities were being around family and traveling. She loved shopping and finding bargains. Linda was always on the move and ready to go whenever she got a chance.
On Saturday, June 27, 2020, she passed away peacefully following a period of illness. Linda was well loved by everyone that knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Angela; her fiance’, David.
She leaves to cherish in her memory, her three daughters and four grandchildren; two sisters: Deborah (Danny) and Delores (Angelo); two brothers: Howard (Patricia) and Anthony (Karen); two dearly special best friends: Uncle James and Aunt Blanche; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Memorial services will be private and there will be no public viewing of Ms. Robinson-Bragg.
Minnie Ruth Brown, age 84, of Winston-Salem , NC passed away Monday, June 22, 2020. She was born in Clemmons, NC to Lillian Wharton Brown and Samuel Brown. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by daughter, Sandra Kay Miller, brother Samuel S. Brown and sisters, Maggie Ferguson, Joanne Jones and Eva B. Watson.
Minnie was very proud to have obtained her CNA license which allowed her to work many years as a private duty nurse assistant. She loved caring for people. She served dutifully as the Pastors Aide Board President, choir member and soloist, and served many years on the Nurses Board of St John CME Church where she has been a member for over 35 years. Minnie was known to be a fantastic cook.
Minnie Brown is survived by sons, Olin Watson Jr , Dr. Kenneth Watson and her sisters: Argie Wortham, Carolyn (Fred) Valentine and brother-in-law William Watson along with 8 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.
A private graveside service will be held at Piedmont Memorial Gardens. There will be no public viewing of Ms. Brown.
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James Junior Rucker “JJ” passed away on Monday, June 15, 2020 at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was born on October 19, 1927 in Davie County, North Carolina to Bishop Nathaniel and Mamie (Wansley) Rucker. He was a member of The Capernaum Church of Christ, Clemmons, North Carolina and held the position of Elder/Emeritus. James retired from R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company after 28 years of service.
James leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 70 plus years, Ruby Rucker and their five children, Joseph (Burnu) Rucker, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Ulysus Rucker, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Artis (Theresa) Rucker, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Sanford (Bettye) Rucker, Surprise, Arizona and Mildred Rucker, Los Angeles, California. He is also survived by two brothers, Billy Rucker, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Herman Rucker, Hephzie, Georgia, two sisters, Clara Tomlin, Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Christine Summers, Boston Massachusetts and one brother-in-Law, Joe Jarels (Marjorie) James was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Outher Rucker, Leo Rucker, Howard Rucker and Carlton Rucker, Sr., and one sister, Ethel Berniece Stapler. James also leaves to cherish his memories twelve grandchildren, Kelly Spease, Tara Hardy, Eric (Nicole) Rucker, Carlos (Indya) Rucker, Brian (Tara) Rucker, Deon (Diane) Latten, Ebony Nero-Rucker, Gwendolyn, Anthony, Brian, Alton, and Joe, along with a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
There will be a public visitation on Sunday, June 21, 2020 from 1:00 to 6:00 PM at Clark S. Brown Funeral Home. There will be a private funeral service held on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM at The Capernaum Church of Christ, Clemmons, North Carolina.
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Jacqueline Ann Peters Tolbert, affectionately called “Jackie,” was born on March 14, 1939 to the late Helen Graham Peters and Thornton Peters in Winston-Salem, NC.
She attended the public schools of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and was a 1957 graduate of Atkins High School. She moved to Altadena, California in 1958 where she remained for 48 years. She was employed at Malco Electronics and part-time work at The US Internal Revenue Department.
Jackie began her early Christian education at Mount Zion Baptist Church and faithfully attended until her passing.
Jackie passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Forsyth Medical Center following a period of illness.
Those family members who survive and who will forever cherish loving memories of “Jackie” include her devoted spouse, Joseph A. Lewis; sister, Edith P. Mehlinger; niece, Petina Dubose; four nephews: Keith (Linda) Mehlinger, Ferdinand Mehlinger, Antonio (Carla) Dubose and Mark Chambers; a host of other relatives and many devoted friends.
Funeral service will be private but live streamed at 1:00 PM on Friday, June 12, 2020, https://video.ibm.com/channel/mount-zion-the-joy. Ms. Tolbert’s remains will be publicly viewed from 12:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM today. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
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Ms. Sharon Laverne Haney, a lie-long resident of Winston-Salem, NC departed this life on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home following a period of illness.
Sharon was born on September 29, 1956 in Winston-Salem to the late Walter M. Haney, Jr. and Dorothy Peay Haney. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Emma H. Peay and Grandson L. Peay, Bertha and Walter M. Haney, Sr.
Her education began in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system. She was a 1975 graduate of North Forsyth Senior High School. Sharon’s desire to become a nurse started her on a path of life-long learning which she pursued until a few weeks before her death. Sharon received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Winston-Salem State University in 1979 and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2000. Sharon was accepted into the Nursing Practice Doctoral program at Walden University. She participated in this program until her health declined.
Sharon served in the US Army as a staff nurse, where she was stationed in Georgia. After being honorably discharged, she returned to Winston-Salem and began her over 40 year career at NC Baptist Hospital, now Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. This gave her the opportunity to serve in many areas of the hospital , her specialty being urology. Prior to her passing, Sharon served as Nurse Manager at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital’s Urology Clinic on Charlois Boulevard. She continued to work until April of this year.
Sharon loved her church, First Baptist Church on Highland Avenue, where she was a Gold Star member. At First Baptist, she was a member of the Women’s Progressive Club, The Healthcare Ministry, Past Chairperson of the Nominating Committee, the 140th Church Anniversary Committee, Homecoming Committee and the Church Directory Committee. Sharon was a member of five masonic organizations: Order of the Eastern Star (Sisters of Bivouac #530), 30th District Administrative Council, Heroines of Jericho (Duck Lassiter Court #15), The Golden Circle King Soloman Assembly #64, and Sethos Court #105. She was a proud soror of Chi Eta Phi, Nursing Sorority.
Left to mourn but never forget her are her daughter, Shannon “Puddin” Fulp and her husband, Anthony; two beloved grandchildren: Ashley Robinson (Class of 2020, Winston-Salem State University) and Reginald “RJ” Robinson (Class of 2020, Mt. Tabor High School); her sister, Alma M. Peay; aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends that share in their loss.
Funeral service will be private. Ms. Haney remains may be publicly viewed on Friday, May 8, 2020 from 12:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home.
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