Mildred Ellis Knox was born to the late Rev. Golden C. and Sadie M. Ellis on August 9, 1924 in Winston-Salem, NC. She peacefully transitioned to her heavenly home on August 2, 2022, at the age of 97, while residing at Forest Heights Senior Living Community.
Mildred graduated from Atkins High School in 1942, then went on to attend Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC, graduating with honors in 1948. Mildred also did further studies at NC A&T State University.
She was employed by Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital for nearly 10 years before accepting the position as secretary to the Vice Chancellor at Winston-Salem State University. She retired from that position in 1982.
Mildred married the late William Gaither Knox on June 13, 1946. Together they raised and nurtured three children: Constance “Connie”. Edythe “Edie” and William Gregory “Greg”.
Mildred was a member of Goler Metropolitan AME Zion Church for over 65 years. She was also a member of the Livingstone College National Alumni Association and Alph Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Loving memories shall be cherished by her daughter, Edie K. (Jesse) Dove, Summerville, SC; son, William Gregoy (Brenda) Knox, Kernersville, NC; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; sister, Dorothy E. Wynecoff; four sisters-in-law; three nieces and a nephew; a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 11:30 AM, Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment in Parklawn Memorial Park. *Masks are required*
Memorial donations may be made to Goler Metropolitan AME Zion Church in memory of Mrs. Mildred E. Knox.
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SFC Roger Dean Gist Sr. USA, Retired, the son of Evelyn Kathleen Gist, was born 25 August 1938 in Pacolet, SC. He completed his final mission on 26 July 2022.
After high school, Roger attended classes at Surry County Community College. His distinguished military career in the US Army earned him the rank of Sergeant First Class. He retired with 17 years of service. Later, as a Counselor and Attorney–in Fact, he represented veterans with Disabled American Veterans (DAV) for 23 years. He held memberships with the DAV, American Legion, and Non-Commissioned Officers Association.
Those who remain to cherish his memory and legacy include his children: Roger D. Gist Jr, Regina D. (George) Freyberger, Ronnie D. (Lhaila) Gist, Ramon D. Gist (Sonya Miller), Rochelle D. Gist, Ryan D. (Nani) Gist; 14 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; siblings: Fletcher Gist, Larry Gist, Dorenda (Buttercup) Gist, Catherine Gist, Marion Gist, Ora Mae Gist, John (Popeye) Gist, and Brenda Richardson; a host of nieces and nephews and special friends.
Public viewing for Mr. Gist will be from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM, Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday, August 7, 2022 Clark S. Brown & Sons Chapel. The family will greet friends from 12 Noon until 1:00 PM. Interment in Arlington National Cemetery.
*Masks are required.
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Norma Jean Logan (née Andrews) of Winston-Salem, peacefully transitioned Friday, July 22, 2022 in her home surrounded by the love of her family. Mrs. Jean was born in Dalton, GA on August 2, 1939 to the late Tom Andrews, Sr. and Annie L. Easley Andrews.
She was educated in the Winston-Salem Public School System, graduated from Carver High School and later attended Winston Salem State University to study Administration. Throughout her career, she was an entrepreneur who owned and operated Andrews Place storefront and delivery service. She also worked with Experiment and Self Reliance (ESR) where she worked as a community counselor providing resources to single mothers, R.J. Reynolds, and Winston Salem Transit Authority (WSTA) as a bus operator.
Norma Jean was a member of the Grace Presbyterian Church under the leadership of Rev. Peterson. Also attending Mount Pleasant when her work schedule permitted.
Traveling and taking road trips with her grandchildren and friends to visit loved ones, playing cards, bowling, watching wrestling and the food network were hobbies she enjoyed. She also took delight in gardening, baking her pound cakes, candied yams and sweet potato pies when she was in better health. Her undying devotion to her family and community signals a huge loss as she opened her heart, wisdom and home to anyone in need.
Norma Jean is survived by three children, Elbert Hauser, Jr (Hyelan), Winston-Salem; Marjorie Hauser- Garland (Wayne), Temple Hills, MD; and Lauretta Hauser-MBacke (Kasim), Winston-Salem; five grandchildren, Marla Hauser of Upper Marlboro, MD; Kriston Andrews (Candice) of Atlanta, GA; Gustavo Gomez (Sue) of Cleveland, OH; Eric Hauser (Geneva) of Clarksburg, TN and Maya Hauser-Garland of Waldorf, MD; She is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren; her brother, Tom Andrews, Jr., and in-laws, Clarence Hauser (Anna) of Winston-Salem, Velma Hunter of Washington, DC, and Marcella Hauser of Winston-Salem; a host of loving nieces, nephews and cousins, loved ones and lifelong friendships with Jean Salter, Doris “Fuzzy” Chun, Mary Williams, the Settles, and Mildred Ashby.
Preceding Norma Jean in death were her parents; daughter Carol Hauser (Gomez); in-laws James and Claretta Hauser, high school sweetheart, first husband and father of her children Elbert Hauser, Sr.; two sisters Kathleen Andrews Cater and Mildred Andrews Jones; and second husband Fred Logan (former).
A memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday July 30, 2022 at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home, 727 N Patterson Ave, Winston-Salem, NC. The family will greet friends thirty minutes prior to the service. *Masks are required.
Darryl Lee Tatum was born to Opal Mae Trout and Levester C. Tatum in Milwaukee, WI in 1969. Darryl was the youngest of their four children.
Darryl lived a wonderful life! He attended elementary, middle and high school in Milwaukee. He was very smart, as evidenced by his full four-year academic scholarship to Iowa State University, where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration. He went on to receive a full fellowship to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. While at Chapel Hill, Darryl also spent a semester abroad studying in Paris, France.
Darryl held several professional Marketing positions with major corporations including Andersen Consulting, Philip Morris USA, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company,
Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company and Red-Letter Marketing. His career afforded him the opportunity to travel, and to manage many multi-million-dollar projects. Darryl’s professional career also led him to live many places throughout the US including Minneapolis, MN; New York City, NY; Santa Fe, NM; Ft. Lauderdale, FL
and Winston-Salem, NC.
Darryl left his career early and moved back to North Carolina to care for our father whose health began to fail. After our father passed, Darryl became a full-time caregiver for our mother. He also shared of himself to help other family members in whatever way possible. We will all be forever grateful for everything
he did for us all.
Darryl was loved by many people. He could always make you laugh, he loved to dance and was just plain fun to be around. He was also a very talented musician, pianist and singer, and participated in the music worship programs at the churches he attended. Being with him was always an adventure!
Darryl will be missed by a host of family and friends. We pray he will rest in peace.
A memorial service for Mr. Tatum will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, July 24. 2022 at New Story Church, 1401 Trademart Boulevard, Winston-Salem,
North Carolina, 27127.
A Celebration of Life service will be at 12:00 pm, Saturday, July 16, 2022 at Friendship Baptist Church, 1317 Cherry Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27105. Family visitation will be thirty minutes prior to service.
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Mr. Fred Logan was born on December 8, 1925 in Laurens County, SC, to the late Mary Sullivan Logan and Jessie Logan. He departed this life on July 4, 2022.
He moved to Winston Salem after serving in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was very proud of having attended Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he received a degree in Tailoring and altered his clothing and others into his 90's. When he was diagnosed with glaucoma, he argued, "how is it that I can see how to thread a needle and not be able to see well enough to drive." He worked in RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co factory #97 Filter for the majority of his career from October 2, 1953 until November 1, 1983 and revered his boss, Romulus Mann, Jr.
His favorite pastimes were shooting pool (billiards) and playing chess & checkers. He loved the music of Marvin Gaye, plus the movies of Clint Eastwood and anything James Bond. One of his proudest possessions he received was a certificate from Goler Memorial AME Zion Church for one year of perfect attendance. He was always well-dressed!
Preceding him in death, one brother, Herbert Lester Logan; one son, Jerry Byers; one devoted aunt, Geneva Torrence; one uncle, Andy Logan; and best friend, Rosetta Harrell.
He leaves to recall fond memories and upbeat expressions, two daughters, Mary Logan Johnson and Nancy Logan Lash both of Winston-Salem; one son, Fred Lester Logan (Roslyn) of Bridgeport, CT; daughter-in-law, Elaine Byers of Winston-Salem; six grandchildren, Gary Lash, Logan Renee Lash, Jordan Lash, Erika Wooten, Eric Johnson, Xavian Gerrod Byers; thirteen great grandchildren; ten great-great grandchildren; and two God-daughters, Bessie Massey and Cornell Watlington.
The family acknowledges with great appreciation the long-term care and patience of former Novant physicians, Dr. Bashrai and Dr. Zekan and the injection lab staff. Also, the most recent care and kindness of Dr. Murphy, Dr. An and Dr. Copeland.
Public viewing for Mr. Logan will be Sunday, July 10, 2022 from 1:00 pm- 6:00 pm at Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home. A Graveside service will be 12 pm Monday, July 11, 2022 at Piedmont Memorial Gardens. Interment at Piedmont Memorial Gardens.
Emanuel Alphonso Heyliger, II of Greensboro, NC, passed away on July 1, 2022, after a tragic accident.
Emanuel, aka “Man Man,” was born in Charleston, WV, on October 5, 1999.
He moved to Greensboro at age five and was educated in the Guilford County Schools System, graduating from Southeast High School in 2018. He also attended Hargrave Military Academy and Guilford Technical Community College.
Emanuel loved sports, especially football and basketball. As a young boy he played quarterback for the Lewis Recreation Center and played numerous other positions as an adolescent at Northern Middle and Northern High School, Greensboro, NC. He even discovered the love of baseball while attending the military academy. Although he spent most of his adolescence and young adult years in NC, his favorite college football team was the WV Mountaineers. He became a Minnesota Vikings fan when Randy Moss, from WV, was drafted to the NFL.
Emanuel had an enormous love for animals and young people. His siblings jokingly called him “Dr. Dolittle” because he was so good with animals. As a child, he would bring homeless and sick animals home and nurse them back to health. Younger children always gravitated towards him and his big, infectious smile. He had a way of nurturing and making them laugh.
His love for family was always evident and not always defined by blood. Emanuel was known as a protector and a big brother. The love of his life was his son, Emanuel Alphonso Heyliger, III, aka “Tre.” He stated that the best day of his life was when he found out he was expecting a son. Emanuel aspired to be the best dad to his son and his biggest superhero, as they both liked Spiderman. He truly had a big heart. If he loved you, then he loved you.
Although he left this earth quite suddenly, his baptism at 16 assures us that Jesus has welcomed him home.
Emanuel leaves behind to cherish him the love of his life, a son, Emanuel Alphonso Heyliger, III (Indirah Pratt); mother, Adenike Heyliger-Dawkins (Curtis) of Greensboro, NC; father, William Anthony Gary III of Cross Lanes; siblings, Emani Heyliger, Esaias Heyliger, and Emayh Ward; bonus siblings Avonna Dawkins, Tristan Dawkins of North Carolina; his grandparents, Bishop Emanuel Heyliger (Tonya) of Scott Depot and Cicely Heyliger of Houston, TX, his special grandmother “BoBo” Robin Beatty of Cross Lanes; along with a host of sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
A Life Celebration service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, at Ferguson Memorial Baptist Church, 124 Marshall Ave. Dunbar, WV 25064. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar, WV. Friends may visit one hour prior to the service at the church.
Joycelyn V. Johnson was the firstborn child of Leo B. and Dorothy S. Johnson. Upon the completion of God’s assignments for her, on June 21, 2022, she earned her wings and joined her parents and the heavenly host of her ancestors.
A graduate of Atkins High School, class of 1967, she earned her B.A. in Sociology with a concentration in Social Work from Bennett College Greensboro, NC and completed a Gerontology Fellowship at Livingstone College. She was employed by Wake Forest Baptist Health in the Office Graduate Medical Education, as the Senior Graduate Medical Education Specialist and Assistant Designated Institutional Official. Previously she worked in the Respiratory Care and Social Work Departments.
She was a lifelong member of Mars Hill Baptist Church where she actively participated in and initiated numerous programs locally and statewide that included but are not limited to Sunday School and Missionary Departments. She enjoyed music, sports, traveling, game shows and solving Sudoku puzzles.
She was elected to serve on the Winston-Salem City Council representing the East Ward from December 6, 1993 until December 7, 2009. During her term she was Chair of the Public Works Committee and Member of the Finance and Community General Housing Committees. She held the first semiannual East Ward Town Hall Meetings in Winston-Salem to address citizens’ concerns and encourage community participation in all phases of government.
Statewide, she served on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina League of Municipalities for District IX and the NCLM Finance Committee. She was a member and President of the North Carolina League of Municipalities. She was also President and Member of the North Carolina Black Elected Municipal Officials and a member of Women in Municipal Government. She initiated the effort to start the NCLM Leadership Foundation Board which is dedicated to the training and education of NC municipal elected and appointed officials.
Nationally, she was a member of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials, the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities, the National League of Cities’ Council on Youth, Education and Family; member, Vice Chair and Chairperson of the University Communities Council for National League of Cities - 2004-2009, the National League of Cities’ Community Economic Development Steering and Policy Committees.
Her awards are numerous indicating her service to her community. The City of Winston-Salem named their Public Works Building the Joycelyn V. Johnson Municipal Service Building in recognition of her service to the City and its residents. She became an HBCU Living Legend, joined noted MLK Noon Day Community Service Awardees and was awarded the Hero Award for Belonging by the senior leadership at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist.
Those who will cherish her legacy include her son, Frederick L. Johnson; siblings, Deltra J. (Horace) Bonner, Millicent J. (Herbert) Oliver and Leo Raymont (Lisa) Johnson; nieces Angela Bonner, Lauren Johnson and Addison Bonner; nephews, Anthony (Karen) Bonner, Justin Oliver and Brandon Johnson; and a close circle of extended family, friends and colleagues.
Funeral Service will be at 12 Noon on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at Mars Hill Baptist Church. The family will greet friends from 5PM~7PM on Friday, July 1, 2022 at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home and Saturday from 11:30 AM until the funeral hour at the church. Interment will be in the New Evergreen Cemetery.
Contributor’s choice in her memory can be made to: Bennett College, Attn: Institutional Advancement, 900 E. Washington Street, Greensboro, NC 27401 and/or
WS/FC Emancipation Association, P.O. Box 1204, Winston-Salem, NC 27102
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Melba Elfreda Holder (Sitta) was born on May 4, 1945 to the late Theresa P. and Joe H. Holder of Winston-Salem, NC. She was preceded in death by her brother Marvin Holder.
She enjoyed a loving early childhood and attended the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools. She graduated from A. H. Anderson High School in 1963. As a student, Melba was studious and friendly, which led to her attending Spelman College upon graduation from high school. At Spelman, she majored in Biology and made many life-long friends. The Blue and Orange of Anderson and the Spelman Blue are forever etched in the love she exhibited throughout her lifetime to her Alma Maters.
Melba moved to Boston, MA upon graduation from college and began a gratifying career at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for over 30 years. It was in Boston that she developed her 3rd love for all things, New England from the Patriots, Celtics, Homemade chowders and the best lobsters you have ever eaten. Melba’s culinary excellence was joy to family and friends, who she served with precision and the positive delight of everyone. While in Boston, she pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and participated in many activities in that city. She loved to read, buy gifts and QVC was her middle name. Generous to a fault, Melba returned home to take care of her mother Theresa. The care she gave to her mother was selfless and heartwarming to all who witnessed her care.
Her Fitch Street neighbors were like a family and delighted in gifts and culinary delights that she provided for them daily. Melba (Sitta) was a consummate neighbor and friend.
Survivors: Sister, Sandra Holder; niece, Natalie Young; nephews, Damon (Tracey), Kenneth, and Wesley Holder; great nephew Burrell Howard Young, III; sister-in-law, Valarie Holder; cousin and daily confidant, Debra Ann Thomas; the Penn, Dillard, Thomas, and Barclay family; adopted family Denise and Doris Hartsfield; childhood friends Daisy, Dennyse, Martha and Olivia; all of the Golden Girls of Spelman class of 1967; Agnes, Diane, Rosalyn, Cynthia, and Vernestine; the A. H. Anderson Alumni Association; her Fitch Street neighbors; and last but not least, Blue, her fur baby.
Funeral service for Ms. Holder will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 1, 2022 at Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Chapel. There will be no public viewing. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. *Masks are required.
Josie Jean Kimbrough, daughter of Ruby and Charlie Champion was born November 16, 1964 in Winston-Salem, NC. She peacefully departed this life on Sunday, June 19, 2022.
Josie attended the local public schools and was a graduate of North Forsyth High School. She later attended Forsyth Technical College and Winston-Salem Cosmetology School. During her teenage years, she united with the Shiloh Baptist Church.
Josie was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Eleana Smoot; and two brothers, Dolphus Kimbrough and Cleo Kimbrough.
She leaves to cherish most precious memories, her devoted son, Jerome Aaron Lindsay; three sisters, Shirley (Harold) Marcus, Joycelyn Crosby, and Yvonnia (Bernard) Martin; two brothers, Donnell Kimbrough and Dennis Kimbrough; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.
Ms. Kimbrough will be publicly viewed on Sunday, June 26, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 27, 2022 at Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Chapel. Family visitation thirty minutes prior. Interment Piedmont Memorial Gardens.
Frances Steele Page was born in Marshville, North Carolina, Union County on October 6, 1923. She was one of six children born to the late Brady and Sarah Steele.
She attended public schools in Winston-Salem, NC. She took pride in the childcare she provided for many years and also was a valuable salesperson for Paul H. Roses.
Frances loved gardening, macrame, and cooking. She also loved shopping and dining in fine restaurants (Cracker Barrel #1). Furthermore, she tried to hide her love for coloring books.
She initially attended First Calvary Baptist Church where she sang on the choir and was a member of the usher board. She later moved her membership to First Baptist Church to join her late husband of 54 years, Hawthorne Page.
Mrs. Page departed this life to join Deacon Page June 16, 2022. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five siblings: Aaron Steele, Brady Steele, Johnnie Steele, Beatrice Steele Smith, and Doretha Steele McCracken.
Family members left to cherish her memory include children, Pamela (Jay) Farabee and William (Linda) Steele; grandchildren Briana Farabee, Jay Cedric Farabee Jr, Shay (Donita) Steele, and Stephanie Steele; four great grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Anna Margaret Townsend, Clementine Gunter, and Ruth Page; brother-in-law, Wade (Carrie) Brown; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Public viewing for Mrs. Page will be Tuesday, June 21, 2022 from 12:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M., on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at First Baptist Church, 700 Highland Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC. Family visitation will be thirty minutes prior. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.
Minnie Bell Jackson Evans was born to the late Clifton Suber and Minnie Bynum Jackson in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on October 20, 1937.
Minnie was affectionally known as “Minnie Bell” and “Momma” to the Shalimar Community, Sorors, and others. Minnie Bell Jackson Evans was called to be with the Lord on Monday, June 13, 2022.
She was educated in the local public schools and graduated from Atkins High School in 1956. In 1960, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Winston-Salem State University (formerly as Winston-Salem Teachers College).
Minnie started working at Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital and once it integrated, she worked at Forsyth Memorial Hospital (Novant Health) as a Registered Nurse for a total of 40 years until her retirement.
She began to exercise her Christian faith at an early age. She was a Gold Star member of First Baptist Church, having 70 years of membership. She was a member of the Women’s Progressive Club, Queen Esther Missionary Circle, former Girl Scout Troop Leader, and Senior Choir where she sang alto (Toe).
Minnie was a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (Alpha Mu Sigma Chapter), Chi Eta Phi, National Women of Achievement, and the Winston-Salem State University Alumni – Kimberley Park Chapter.
Minnie married Lewis W. Evans, Jr. on October 22, 1960 and from that union were three girls: Ann, Michelle, and Lisa.
Minnie was preceded in death by her parents, Clifton Suber and Minnie Jackson; her husband, Lewis Evans, Jr., brother, Robert D. Jackson, Jr.; sisters, Doris L. Jackson, Lillie J. VanLandingham, Naomi Jackson Jeffries, and Shirley Jackson Scott.
She is survived by her daughters: Angela L. Evans, Michelle Y. Evans, and Lisa Evans Kelly, and a loving son-in-law, Herbert Kelly; a loving stepson, Hurlon (Doris) Bodger; grandchildren: Angelo (Shameka) Evans, Marvin L. Evans, and Marquis Saunders; ten great-grandchildren; nieces, Daphne J. Wright and LaTeesha (Doug) Mungin; nephews, Reginald O. Jackson and Cedric (Gwen) Jeffries; sister-in-law, Bernice E. Cross; extended family; Price and Mickle; close friends, Joyce Summey, Lou Ella Solomon, Ernestine Lash, Josie Simon, Mrs. O’Pharrow, Isadora Springs, Naomi Jones (sister and soror); a twin cousin, Annie McRae; and a host of other relatives, friends, and wonderful group of caregivers.
Mrs. Evans will be publicly viewed Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022 at First Baptist Church, 700 Highland Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC. Family visitation will be thirty minutes prior. Interment Evergreen cemetery.
Once upon a time in the beautiful Kingdom of Heaven, God saw that Jervey Clark and Amaharia Harris needed a special gift that would fill their lives with joy. On October 26, 2015 in Winston-Salem, NC, God decided to send a little princess to earth and named her Ja’Nyila Airiam Clark. It was clear that Princess Ja'Nyila was a descendant of God’s magnificent Kingdom because she began her assignment the day she arrived on earth.
Ja’Nyila as young as she was, touched the hearts and lives of all who came in contact with her. She attended Speas Global Elementary School and was loved by her teachers and classmates. She enjoyed spending time with her family, music, reading, loved wearing her bows and really adored her aunt, Manaiya.
On June 4, 2022, Ja’Nyila passed away unexpectantly and received a special invitation from God to return to Heaven. Her great-grandmother, Miriam Harris was waiting next to Jesus at the gate ready to receive princess Ja’Nyila with open arms.
She was preceded in death by her great-great grandparents, Melissa Harris, Mariam Harris, Hope E. Harris and Lewis Harris, Sr.
To cherish her memory, Princess Ja’Nyila leaves her mother, Amaharia Harris of Winston-Salem, NC and her father Jervey Clark of Winston-Salem, NC; a special aunt, Manaiya Manley of Winston-Salem, NC; two sisters, Miracle Frieson of Winston-Salem, NC and Journee Byers of South Carolina; two brothers, Elijah Little of South Carolina and Jermerie Frieson of Winston-Salem, NC; her grandparents, Charlene Moses and Maurice Manley all of Winston-Salem, NC; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives and friends.
Princess Ja’Nyila will be publicly viewed Monday, June 13, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home. A Royal celebration will be at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at Clark S. Brown and Sons Chapel. *Masks are required.
Mrs. Mildred Geraldine Roseboro Griffin was the third child of 11 born on May 13, 1935 to the late Earl and Ruth Roseboro in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2022.
She attended the public schools of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County. Mildred was a graduate of Winston-Salem State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She received her Master’s Degree in Education from North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, North Carolina.
Mrs. Griffin has taught in the local school system for over 47 years and served as a mentor to new teachers. She was affiliated with many civic and educational organizations, including Rho Zeta Phi Beta Sorority; Gamma Phi Delta; Sickle Cell Board; Society for the Study of African-American History; National, State, and Local Chapters of Parent Teacher Association; National Education Association (NEA); NCAE and FCAE; NC and local Retired School Personnel; National, State AARP; Winston-Salem State University National Alumni Association WSSU Brown Alumni Chapter WSSU-Hoops, Inc.; NAACP; Coalition for Drug Prevention; National Association of University Women; National Council of C Women; Rural Hall Women Achievers.
Mildred was a consummate volunteer participating in numerous programs and activities at the local, state, and national, serving as a volunteer for the Shepherds Center, providing transportation for medical appointments and grocery shopping. She was a tutorial volunteer for the Roseboro Family Students, Hanes Middle School, Whitaker Elementary just to name a few. She taught Adult Basic Education/GED (1971-2000) at Forsyth Technical Community College.
Mrs. Griffin was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church, where she served as Director of Vacation Bible School, Co-Director of the Baptist Training Union, President of the Cathedral Choir, member of The Sunday School, President of the Women’s Council, and the Editor of the church newsletter, “The Friend-Ship”.
She received the following honors and awards: Winston-Salem State University National Alumni Association Hall of Distinction; Urban League Volunteer of the Year 2008; Four time recipient of the North Carolina Association of Educators – Martin Luther King Teaching Award; Two time recipient of the North Carolina Association of Educators Human Relations Award; Winston-Salem Forsyth County Retired School Personnel Volunteer Award; Effort Club of New Bethel Baptist Church as a Race Progress Promoter Volunteer Award; Jefferson Award 1996 – Winston-Salem Journal; 7 over Seventy Award – City of Winston-Salem; Teacher of the Year 1999 Konnoak Elementary School.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Griffin; two sons, Michael and James Griffin; daughter, Thailia Griffin Mercer; brothers: Harold “John”, Eugene, and Audrey Roseboro; sister Alice Roseboro.
She is survived by sons: Fernandez “Bumpy”, Mark and Derrick Griffin; daughter, Charlene Roseboro; grandchildren: Darren, Jamita, India, James, Wayne, Marquisia, Alexia, Jordan, Michael Anthony, Marcus, Dominic, Derrick; great-grandchildren: MaKayla, Aylana, Kannijah, Mandison, Londyn, Kamorii, Raheim, Ma’Lani; daughter-in-law, Joanne Griffin; three brothers: Rev. Ardeal (Dianne), Curtis “Breadman” and Samuel Roseboro; sisters: Azalee Vinson, Bertha Parks and Robbie Allen; brothers-in-law, William and Willie Griffin; sisters-in-law: Viola Roseboro, Stella Imos, and Carol Griffin; nieces and nephews; special nephew, Clevell Roseboro, and cousins; special cousin, William Harris.
Public viewing for Mrs. Griffin will be Friday, June 3, 2022 from 12:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 11:30 A.M. and family visitation will be from 10:30 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 1317 Cherry Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: The Mildred Roseboro Griffin Scholarship Fund c/o WSSU Foundation Office of Advancement, 311 Blair Hall, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27110.
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Mother Cora Elizabeth Taylor was born to the late James Albert and Lulu Pitts Taylor on July 11, 1934 in Philadelphia, PA. Her beautiful peaceful sunset was Saturday, May 28, 2022.
Cora attended the Public Schools system in Philadelphia, PA where she lived and reared her son and many nieces and nephews.
She attended Christian Union Church as a child and later joined City of David Church of God in Christ as a young adult. Cora moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1990 and began her affiliation with Solid Rock United Bibleway Church where she worshiped until the Lord called her home.
Cora was preceded in death by her parents, James Albert and Lulu Pitts Taylor; and grandson, Aaron Durant-Taylor.
She leaves to cherish her memories one son, Pastor Kevin Morris Taylor (Cherise) of Winston-Salem, NC; three grandchildren, Ivy Elizabeth Taylor of Winston-Salem, NC, Kevin Morris Taylor, Jr. of Greensboro, NC, and Deneen Renae Taylor of Charlotte, NC; one great-granddaughter, Iyanna Denise Simmons of Winston-Salem, NC; two sisters-in-law, Gladys Taylor and Althea Taylor both of Philadelphia, PA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
She was a faithful senior Mother of the church and will be missed by her Solid Rock United Bibleway family.
Public viewing for Ms. Taylor will be Thursday, June 9, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2022 at Solid Rock United Bibleway Church, 3700 Southdale Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27107. Family visitation will be 30 minutes prior.
William “Bubber” Henry Alexander Hunt was born on June 10, 1950, to the late Dr. James L. Hunt and the late Kathleen Moore Hunt. He was nicknamed when his brother James couldn’t say “brother”, thus “Bubber” was his name from then on. If you had met Bubber, you would never forget him! He was a resilient, hilarious, witty man who lived a vibrant life with confidence and courage. He transitioned to Heaven on May 23, 2022 in the presence of his loving family.
Bubber was born in Asheville, NC. His family moved often to follow his father’s ministry. As a result, he was educated in Buncombe, McDowell, Burke, Rowan, and Forsyth Counties. Morganton, NC held a special place in his heart, as he made treasured friends and flourished as a football athlete. His athleticism continued at R.J. Reynolds High School where he graduated in 1968 with a football scholarship to Appalachian State University. He transferred to Winston-Salem State University where he pledged Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and graduated with a degree in Business Administration.
Most of Bubber’s professional life was spent at Bell South where he was a National Account Executive in Sales for over 25 years. Outside of work Bubber had a diverse appreciation for music and loved being around people. Whether it was inspiring young boys through coaching Pop Warner Football, traveling to Hilton Head Island for his annual golf trip with longtime friends, or being a great neighbor, Bubber brought joy through his unmatched humor and personality.
His most treasured times were with those who called him “Daddy” and “Grandaddy”. He was a consistent and supportive father to LaShonda, Willonda, and Marc. He brought a dose of candid humor to every piece of advice he gave them, which he never held back in giving. He wanted to know about every detail of their lives and accomplished this through phone calls at any time of day. To his grandchildren, Kiya, Asha, Nare, Bryson, Bryan, Brandon, Esther, Leila, Kameron and Taylor, he was a Grandaddy who never failed to make them smile. He FaceTimed often, sent money in the middle of the night, and loved fearlessly. To them he was epic and to Bubber they were his motivation for living. As he prepared for end of life, it brought him comfort to know he could be a great angel in Heaven cheering them on from above
knowing they each are destined for greatness.
Bubber was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. James L. Hunt and Kathleen Moore Hunt, and his grandparents. Those who are left with memories that will undoubtedly make them smile are his wife of 26 years, Brenda Reaves Hunt; his three children, LaShonda (Natrone) Means, Willonda (Eric) Thomas, and William Marcus (Shannon) Hunt; his ten grandchildren, Kiya, Asha, Bryson, Nare, Bryan, Brandon, Esther, Leila, Taylor and Kameron; one brother, Rev. Dr. James (Elvita) L. E. Hunt, and nieces and nephews who cherished their “Uncle Bubber”. He was also loved by Brenda’s children, Tim (Brandi) Jones and children, Tre’Von and Jamari; Kristin Propst
and children, Khalil and Khaliah; and Callie Ellison, a family friend who was like a brother.
A memorial service will be held for Mr. Hunt at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral. There will be no public viewing. *Masks are required*
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Bennie Edward Lassiter, Sr. was born December 22, 1948 to George W. Lassiter and Virginia “Vergie” Stephenson Lassiter in Seaboard, NC. He departed his earthly body to his heavenly one on Monday, May 16, 2022 at Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Bennie was the youngest son of five children.
Bennie received his early education from the Northampton County Public School System and graduated from Gumberry High School, Class of 1969. He was baptized at an early age and was a faithful member of Bethlehem Baptist Church of Seaboard, NC where he served on the senior choir, mass choir, and the male chorus.
Bennie retired from RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company after 30 years.
Bennie was preceded in death by his father, George W. Lassiter and sister, Carolyn L. Williams.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Virginia S. Lassiter; wife of almost 51 years, Annie “Mae” Edwards Lassiter; son Bennie E. Lassiter, Jr., (Monica) of Winston-Salem, NC; Kendra Rowdy (Cory) of Kernersville, NC Cheryl Kearse (James) Oceanside, CA; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, George Lassiter (Linda) of Smithfield, VA; sisters: Delois Locust of Gretna, Virginia, and Shirley L. Boone of Waldorf, MD; brothers and sisters-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends whom he adored.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at Dreamland Park Baptist Church. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment will be in Gardens of Memory.
Rochester Cooper Damon, Sr. was born to the late Margaret Govan Damon and Albert Williams in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on November 3, 1943 and fell into a peaceful sleep on May 13, 2022 at his residence.
Rochester attended Forsyth County schools during his formative years and graduated from Paisley High School in 1963. He was employed by Forsyth County for twenty-two years and at Baptist Hospital for nineteen years. The owner of his own cleaning business for a number of years, he took great pride in sharing that business sense with his family. He was a great bowler and an avid golfer, a game he learned while caddying in his youth. He also enjoyed traveling in his camper and found pleasure in sharing those times with his family and friends. A straight shooter, who didn’t mince words, he loved hard and was a great provider for his family.
He became a member of Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church during his early adulthood and once he did, continued to work for the Lord during the course of his life. Rochester met the former Rosa L. Wilson and the two became one on April 4, 1969. To this union, three children were born, Margaret L. Damon, Rochester C. Damon, Jr. and Donfred L. Damon.
Rochester was preceded in death by his brothers, Herman Damon, Thomas Damon and Alvin Damon.
Left to cherish all memories are his devoted wife, Rosa W. Damon; three children, Margaret Damon, Rochester (Tarsha) Damon, Jr. and Donfred Damon; five grandchildren, Marie Combs, Dontae Frazier, Desmin Frazier, Rochester Damon III, and Robert Damon; five great grandchildren; one sister, Rosetta Davis; one brother, John (Nancy) Damon; four sisters in law, Margaret Damon, Shirley Damon, JoAnn Stimpson, and Clara Wilson; three brothers in law, Horace (Barbara) Wilson, Aaron Hunter and Craig Wilson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Mr. Damon may be publicly viewed, Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 12:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Friday, May 20, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1225 North Cleveland Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC. Family visitation will be 30 minutes prior. Interment Piedmont Memorial Gardens.
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Kedron Rolando Reid, 71, departed this life on Saturday, April 30, 2022, after years of health challenges. He was born August 1, 1950, in Sharon, PA.
Kedron was preceded in death by his parents, Evon and Queen Reid, and a nephew, David L. Coplin, Sr.
He is survived by a daughter, Eartha Johnson, of Charlotte, NC, a son, Stephen Edwards, of Pittsburgh, PA; five grandchildren, Eric Johnson of Durham, NC, Joniya Johnson of Greensboro, NC, Jaheim and Queen Kirkman of Charlotte, NC and Charles Anthony Edmonds of Pittsburgh, PA; a brother, Gerard Reid (Vivian) of Atlanta, GA. and a sister Valarie Coplin (Adolphus) of Pfafftown, NC, two nieces, Christina Barksdale, (James) and Aliyah Coplin, of Pfafftown, and a nephew, Michael Coplin (Harolynn) of Raleigh, NC, four great nieces, four great nephews; as well as cousins, Attorney Harold (Claudia), Attorney Harvey(Patricia) and Michael Kennedy.
Special thanks to those who enriched his life since returning back to his family home; Michael Thomas, his dedicated caregiver and friend; Frank Jordan who assisted him in all endeavors, and long-time devoted friend/caregiver, Sepora Shuler.
Kedron participated in his high school debate team and track team and was a leader in school and in the community, graduating from Atkins High School in 1968. Kedron served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war. After receiving an Honorable Discharge, he worked in security and owned and operated the “In Need Call Reid” Bail Bond business here in the city. Kedron was a member of a Masonic Lodge in the 30th district. He lived and worked in security in Atlanta, Georgia for several years before returning to North Carolina when his health began to decline.
A memorial service for Mr. Reid will be held on Friday, May 6, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home.
Mr. Sylvester Bitting 72, affectionately known as “Vest” and “Moon”, transitioned into the presence of God on Friday, April 29, 2022. He was born on October 18, 1949 to the late Robert “Moon” Sander and Cora Lee Bitting White.
Sylvester was preceded in death by his father, Robert “Moon” Sander; his mother, Cora Lee Bitting White; brothers, Tommy Lee White, Quentin Sander, and Pete Sander.
Sylvester attended the local public schools in Winston-Salem. He was employed by RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company, retiring after 32 years of service.
Sylvester was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He gave his love freely and unconditionally.
Remaining to celebrate his life and legacy are his wife of 34 years, Ruby Bitting; son, Sylvester Bitting, Jr.; his daughters, Jessica Bitting and Romenthia Jones; a devoted brother, Bernard (Priscilla) White, brothers, Willie White and Richard White, all of the city; sisters, Robbin (Mike) Gibbs of High Point, NC, and Christina Sander of the city; his aunt, Gracie Stimpson of the city; a brother-in-law, John W. Jones, Jr.; father-in-law, John W. Jones, Sr. of the city; and a host of nieces, a nephew, and a host of friends and extended family.
Public viewing for Mr. Bitting will be Monday, May 9, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home. Interment Evergreen.
Public viewing will be Monday, May 9, 2022 from 12:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at Clark S. Brown & Sons Chapel.
Public viewing for Mr. Owens will be Sunday, April 3, 2022 from 1:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Monday, April 4, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. at Greater Destiny Impact Center, 406 W. Northwest Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105.
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Ms. Doris Malloy Barr was born to the late Johnny Benton and Hattie Mae Simmons Malloy on April 11, 1939. She departed this life on March 26, 2022, after an extended illness. She grew up in Winston-Salem, received her early education in the local public schools and graduated from Atkins High School.
A dedicated employee of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System, she retired after more than thirty years of service. “Aunt Doris” was a very talented and creative lady. She will always be remembered by family and friends for her lovely handmade crafts and her delicious homemade cakes.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Willie B. (Thomasine) Malloy.
Those who remain to cherish her memory include her son, Dexter Eugene Barr; one daughter, Regina Barr; two brothers, Johnny (Helen) Malloy and Robert Malloy, all of Winston-Salem, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
There will be a graveside service for Ms. Barr, Friday, April 1, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Piedmont Memorial Gardens. Interment Piedmont Memorial Gardens.
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Anthony Gregg McLaurin, Sr. was born April 2, 1972 in Bishopville, South Carolina and was the son of Frank and Marilynne McLaurin. He attended Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and graduated from East Forsyth High School.
“Lamont”, as he was known to family and friends, loved all types of music. He was an avid wrestler and enjoyed many of life’s pleasures. Above all, he enjoyed the time he spent with his children, grandchildren, siblings and other members of his family.
On March 26, 2021, he departed this life. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Reverend Joseph Louis McDaniel, Sr. and Dorothy Mae McDaniel and uncles: Richard Eugene Gregg, Curtis Lee Gregg, and Joseph Louis McDaniel, Jr.
Those who remain to cherish loving memories of him are: his spouse, Misty McLaurin of Galax, Virginia; children, Delicia McLaurin of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Anthony Gregg McLaurin, Jr. of California, and Kalon McLaurin of Galax, Virginia; his parents, Frank and Marilynne McLaurin; sisters, Candice McLaurin and April McLaurin; brothers, Frank McLaurin, Jr., Avondre McLaurin and Christopher McLaurin (Melissa); aunts, Brenda Shields and Linda McDaniels; uncle, Thomas McDaniel (LaToya); nieces, Autyana McLaurin, Avonna McLaurin, Nevaeh Washington and Malorie McLaurin; nephews, Treviz Murphy, Jr., Trevon Murphy, Lemonn Washington, Jr., Jacob McLaurin, Christopher McLaurin, Jr., Levi McLaurin, Quinton McLaurin and Chance McLaurin; and a host of extended family members and friends.
A memorial service for Mr. McLaurin will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 12:00 P.M. at Clark S. Brown & Sons Chapel. *Masks are required*
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James “Big Jim” Bowen, Jr., of Winston – Salem, NC, departed his earthly life on March 22, 2022 after a long illness. He was a beloved husband, father, uncle and friend to many. Born to James Bowen, Sr. and Maggie Jane Bowen, he was born and raised in Williamston, NC.
He was educated in the Martin County School system and graduated from EJ Hayes High School.
James attended NC A&T State University and later Winston - Salem State University. While in Winston - Salem, James married Frances Wynn, of Oak City, NC.
In May 2002, James retired from American Airlines at JFK Airport in NY.
James was an active member of First Baptist Church until he became ill. While active at First Baptist Church, James served as a trustee, a member of the G.W. Holland Homes board then later Chairman. His proudest moment was being recognized as a Gold Star Member (50 Year Member).
James never met a stranger and loved to cook, travel and entertain.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 57 years, Frances Wynn Bowen, a daughter, Jemmise Bowen, and son James Bowen, III, both of Winston - Salem.
James was preceded in death by his mother, Maggie Jane Bowen, father, James Bowen, Sr. and brother, William Bowen.
Public viewing for Mr. Bowen will be Monday, March 28, 2022 from 12:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Family visitation will be at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, March 29, 2022 and service at 11:30 A.M., at First Baptist Church 700 North Highland Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC. Interment at Jones Family Cemetery, Oak City, NC.
Mrs. Nancy Quick Riggins (80) departed this earthly life on March 21, 2022. She was born May 24, 1941 in Hamlet, NC to Ernest Quick and Leatha Adams Quick Covington.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Charles Riggins; her daughter, Dorothy Brown Wilson; sons, Rexford Lee Brown Jr. and Barry Curtis Brown; her brothers, John and Alexander Quick, Hassie Covington; and a sister, Beatrice Hicks, all of Brooklyn, NY; also a brother, Laverne Quick of Winston-Salem, NC.; grandsons, Isaac Jermaine Brown (infant) and Yashine Brown, all born to Dorothy Brown; and two infant great grandchildren, born to Shalanta Wilson.
In the late 1950’s Mrs. Riggins moved from Hamlet, NC to Raleigh, NC, where she met and married Rexford Lee Brown, Sr. They moved to Brooklyn, NY to raise four children. She began working at Kings County Hospital and cared for patients there for over fifteen years. She was very passionate in her CNA position.
Moving back to NC in the late 1970’s, she continued in the nursing field. She met and married Charles Riggins. Mrs. Riggins also shared her love of singing. She had a voice that would move and make you feel her passion. She loved the church and often ministered to others.
She was ordained an Elder, graduated from Vintage Bible College in 2011and pursued her calling to evangelism and Christian Outreach. She attended many programs and traveled often with her friend, Joleatha Dockery “Little Pastor”. She moved to Winston-Salem, NC, continued her nursing career and also raised five of her grandchildren. In her lifetime, she touched and made a difference in many lives.
Those who remain to cherish her memory and honor her legacy are: her son, Anthony B. (Nancy) Brown; a brother, Bishop Ernest Quick, Jr. of Washington, DC; sisters, Nellie Hargrove of Brooklyn, NY, Doris (Richard) Miller of Kernersville, NC, and Deborah Martin of Hamlet, NC. She also leaves sixteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; another one, dear to her heart, her great-great grandbaby, Lyberti who called her “NaeNae”; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Mrs. Riggins may be publicly viewed on Friday, April 1, 2022 from 12:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be private. Interment Piedmont Memorial Gardens.
Mr. David Lee Emerson, 64, of Winston-Salem, NC passed away on March 4, 2022 at Novant Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC after suffering a fatal heart attack. He was born October 31, 1957 in Finlay, OH and was preceded in death by his father Robert L. Emerson and mother Carol A. Burry Emerson.
Filmmaker and Yoga Instructor.
Affectionally known, Dave earned the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Photography from The Ohio State University in 1980. In 1984 he graduated from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Valencia, CA, earning the Master of Fine Arts Degree in Film and Video. Before and following his graduation from CalArts, Dave served as optical and special effects technician on many films from the middle 1980’s until the early 1990’s. Expertise allowed him to work for various southern California “film houses” and Hollywood directors of this time-period. He served as CalArts School of Filmmaking faculty representative for its’ Los Angeles outreach program for the city’s youth while serving as part-time faculty as well.
As stressful as the filmmaking industry can be, Dave soon sought refuge in the practice of yoga and received his certification for instruction prior to arriving in Winston-Salem. Known for his clear and calm style of leading his individual yoga sessions his practice lead him from Clemmons to several studios in Winston-Salem. His clear and calm style of teaching lead him to become popular while serving on adjunct faculty at Forsyth Technical Community College teaching classes in Film History and Film Video. Dave’s gentle personality has gained him respect from his family of friends and loved ones, as the academic classroom teacher and well as the yoga studio instructor.
David is survived by Clyde H. Howell, Jr., his long-time best friend and husband; stepmother, Melanie K. Emerson of Sebring, FL; four siblings, Jodi Emerson of Arlington, OH, Lisa Emerson of Forest, OH, Robert Emerson of Findlay, OH, Chad Emerson (Kenya) of Arcadia, FL; sisters-in-law Donna Feaster of Winston-Salem, NC, Jerry Lynn Smith of Jacksonville, FL and by many nieces & nephews.
A celebration of David’s life will be scheduled on a date in the near future.
Pastor Pamela Dolores Douglas Nelson was a pastor, a teacher, a mentor, and an astute student of the word of God. Pastor Pam was born April 21, 1958 to late Joann Elizabeth Williams Douglas Haywood and Charles Edward Cason Douglas.
She leaves to remember her life three children: sons, Ricardo (Tracie) Douglas and Marcus (Amy) Douglas; daughter, Nicole (Willie) Hosch; two sisters: Denise (Lewis) Barr and Mandy (Kenny) Marshall; aunt, Verna Mae Shaw; 4 grandchildren, 22 Nieces and nephews, and a host of family and friends.
Ms. Nelson’s services will be Friday, March 10 at 1:30 pm Goodwill Baptist Church, Bishop Stephen Williams presiding. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the church. Pastor Nelson will be publicly viewed from 12:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM, Thursday, March 9 at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home.
Ms. Delores Elizabeth Hawkins was born to the late Edward and Irene Parker Hawkins on June 15, 1939 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She passed away on
February 14, 2022.
Public viewing for Ms. Hawkins will be Sunday, February 20, 2022 from 1:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at Evergreen Cemetery, Monday, February 21, 2022 at 2:00 P.M.
A savant of life who navigated through the world’s obstacles and was triumphant in learning from hidden treasures of tragedy. He saw people for their potential and pushed them towards their successes.
He spoke with a double-edged tongue saying what you needed to hear and the truth that you feared. A man who celebrated his mistakes because they were the lessons that no one else could teach. A titan in any forum due to knowledge of the streets, observation of people, charisma, and sheer ingeniousness.
There are men in this world who give themselves so freely…who pass on their time, talents, strength and love selflessly to the people in their lives. Men whose bloodlines extend beyond trees and stretch to recipients of life’s journey. Loved by so many and considered all to be family.
Please join us in a beautiful homegoing salute for Mr. Frank Wilson, “The unofficial mayor of East Winston” at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home, 727 N. Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, March 13, 2022. We will convene on 7 ½ Street where his mother’s home stood.
Mr. Victorius Dwayne Rone known to his friends and love ones as “Vic” was born in Winston-Salem, NC on September 17, 1993 to Ardeal L. Roseboro, Jr. and Keisha L. Rone. Victorius departed this life on February 9, 2022 at his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Victorius attended the Winston-Salem Forsyth County schools, graduating from R. J. Reynolds High School, 2010-2011 class. Later graduating from the Winston-Salem Culinary Training program, Second Harvest Food Bank, Wilkes Community College (with honors) in Wilkesboro, NC, Class of 2016.
Vic followed his love for culinary to Grand Rapids, Michigan in July 2021 where he was employed by Gilmores Catering the B.O.B.
Victorius loved spending time with his grandparents, Reverend and Mrs. Ardeal Roseboro. Cooking was his passion.
He attended Liberty Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Taylorsville, NC where Reverend Ardeal Roseboro was pastor. He also worshipped at the Prince of Peace Baptist Church where Reverend Calvester Griggs is pastor, Winston-Salem, NC.
Victorius was an encouraging, kind, loving, and very helpful person.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving dedicated grandparents, Reverend and Mrs. Ardeal Roseboro (Dianne); his father, Ardeal L. Roseboro, Jr.; one sister, Shanell Roseboro; two nieces, Rylee Roseboro and Hynri Roseboro; two uncles, Kevin Roseboro and Derrick Roseboro; one dedicated loving aunt, Ardrena Roseboro all of the city; and a host of other relatives and friends.
There will be no public viewing for Mr. Rone. There will be a private memorial service.
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Mr. Reginald Leon Covington was born on October 8, 1956. To the late Clyde and Elmeta Covington, Sr. in Winston-Salem, NC. On February 9, 2022, God sent his angels to lovingly escort his son to his heavenly home and Reginald departed this earthly life.
Reginald graduated from East Forsyth High School with the class of 1974 and the young man who once pretended he was a superhero wanted to be a superhero for his country after he graduated. He joined the United States Army and was proud to serve in the 82nd Airborne Division. After completing his stint in the military, he was employed by the Veterans Administration. While working there he attended Winston-Salem State University and Forsyth Technical Community College and was awarded a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Later he was employed by the United States Postal Service and retired after 25 years of service.
His family and friends lovingly called him Leon or Reggie. Leon had a good sense of humor and loved to share a good joke. Some of us know he didn’t mind texting you in the middle of the night to do so. He was a generous man and an animal lover. His little Shih Tzus’ were near and dear to his heart, and he treated them like his own children. They were loved and well taken care of. Leon loved his stepchildren DeCarlos “Bone” (Ratarsha) West, Rovenna “Mook” West, and his step grandchildren, Nyssa, Trinity, Teresa, Amaria and Armani.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Keith.
He is survived by his siblings: Clyde Jr., Beverly, Wayne, and Sheila (Johnny); two uncles, Donald and Alvin Covington; two aunts, Helena Bailey and Gwendolyn Covington; a total of eleven nieces and nephews: Sheneatha, Cassandra, Taronya, Shelly, Ricky, LaCoaster, Clyde, III, Michael, Melanie, Vickie, Dayia; and a host of great nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Leon is greatly missed, and we shall cherish the fond memories we have of him forever.
Public viewing for Mr. Covington will be Wednesday, February 16, 2022 from 12:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be private.
Born April 26, 1948 in Winston-Salem, NC, Michael Gene Bullock was the son of his late parents, Delores McGee and Dempsey Bullock. He transitioned life February 8, 2022 at Novant Health Center following several months of illness.
Upon graduation from Anderson High School, Michael entered the US Military where he served his country in Vietnam as a paratrooper in the US Army 82nd Airborne.
Military service and his enate capacity to tinker with electronics prepared him for a career in aviation at McDonnell Douglas Aircraft in California. He spent many years working there before returning home. This decision gave Michael the desires of his heart; being close to family, friends and grand kids. He especially enjoyed holiday gatherings filled with laughter, foolish talking and great food.
Those who shared these moments to remember include his children: Michelle Dillard, Tawanna Bullock, Temesha Bullock Lockhart, April Purcell, Summer Bullock, Terrance Bullock; his ten grand kids; and four great grands.
Other family members include his sisters: Pamela Towler, Gayle Bullock, Tanya Johnson of Detroit, MI; brother Dorian Hairston (deceased) of Philadelphia, PA; nephew, Mark Towler; beloved cousins, Evelyn, Fred, and Franklin Terry, plus a host of family and friends.
A memorial service will be held for Mr. Bullock on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home.
Ms. Betty Davis Brown was born on May 6th in Stokes County to William Henry and Evelyn Virginia Davis. She quietly went to her Heavenly home on
Sunday, February 6, 2022.
After graduating from Atkins High School, Betty attended Winston-Salem Teachers College (now Winston-Salem State University) for two years. She then
transferred to a local business college from which she graduated.
Betty retired from Fairchild Industrial Products where she was a lead person for the Regulator Products Line. Her responsibilities included reading blueprints
and testing equipment. It was at this time that Betty discovered a love for bowling and joined a local bowling team.
As a member of St. Peter’s Church and World Outreach Center. Betty relished attending church services, listening to praise and worship music, and learning from
Bishop James C. Hash, Sr.
Betty was a cell group member under the Generation 14. When the church moved to connect groups, Betty joined the Seasons Connect Group, where she
enjoyed the fellowship of other members and participated in the group’s activities.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Attorney Harry G. Davis, Sr.
Loving memories will be cherished by her two sisters, Brenda Davis Knox (Wm. Gregory) and Karen "Lisa" Davis Parker; niece, Kim Davis-Gore; nephews,
Harry G. Davis, Jr. (Deena), William W. Davis (Katrina), Steven Knox and Bryan Knox; sister-in-law, Geraldine Davis; a devoted cousin, Geryl Green Fields;
"play son" Todd Gabard; friend and neighbor, Alice Conrad; pet rabbit and best bud, Karey Lee Parker; church friends, Carol Bost, Veronica McQueen,
Julia Gaston and Gwen Bonner; and a host of relatives and friends.
Ms. Brown may be publicly viewed Friday, February 11, 2022 from 12:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be private.
Interment Evergreen Cemetery.
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Mrs. Karen Smith Dendy was born on July 10,1967 in Winston Salem to Willie Lee Smith Sr. and Flora Brown Smith. She gained her heavenly wings to be with the lord on January 26, 2022 surrounded by her loving family.
Karen graduated from Robert B Glenn High School 1986. She later graduated from Living Arts in 2012 where she received her CNA and worked in the medical field. In her early life she became a member of Union Baptist Church Winston Salem where she attended the remainder of her adult life.
Karen enjoyed going to the beach and being with her family and friends. She also enjoyed having fun and making memories. Karen will be truly missed by family and friends for the love she gave them.
She was preceded in death by her mother Flora Brown Smith; brother Willie Smith, Jr.; father-in-law Leroy Dendy, Sr.
She leaves to cherish her memories her husband Tony Dendy of the home; one son, Calvin Price; her father, Willie Smith, Sr.; five sisters Arvanetes (Randy) Jordan, Florenia Smith, Mina (Edwin) Johnson, Gila Tillery, Cynthia Thompson; her mother-in-law, Dorthy Dendy; two sisters in law Telfer Smith, and Robin (Alexander) Harrington; three brothers in law Leroy Dendy Jr, Donald (Tawanna) Dendy, and Bobby Dendy. A devoted friend Pamlea Caldwell and Hairdresser Jamill Fowler who she cared deeply for. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends.
Funeral service private. Public viewing Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home.
Mr. Charles Joe Edward Brady was born to the late Joseph and Ethel Washington Braddy on June 20, 1934. He was educated in the local public schools in Winston-Salem. He resided in the Old Town Community of Forsyth County, North Carolina.
For decades Charles was a devoted member of Piney Grove Baptist Church and actively participated in several of the church’s ministries. He was employed by and retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.
He lived a blessed life, completed God’s assignment for him, and gained his heavenly wings on January 25, 2022 at his residence. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Jones Brady; his sister, Dilcy Braddy; and his brothers, Montana, David, John, Sterling and Thomas.
A loving son, husband, brother and friend, he will be missed by all who knew him. His loving family will cherish his memory and reflect on his kindness and his love of the outdoors. They include his nephews: Michael Braddy and Joseph Braddy of the city, Travis Braddy of Irmo, South Carolina; a host of nieces, other nephews, relatives and friends who loved him dearly.
Public viewing for Mr. Brady will be Monday, January 31, 2022 from 12:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Piney Grove Baptist Church, 4715 Indiana Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC
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Mr. Robert B. Stimpson, Sr. was born on December 2, 1944 in Winston Salem, NC to the late Herbert Stimpson, Sr. and Kate Stimpson.
He was a graduate of Yadkin High School in Booneville NC. After high school, he was drafted into the US Army and served in Vietnam as a mechanic. He worked in R. J. Reynolds in the Engraving department as a machinist, until he retired.
He was a devoted father, grandfather, and a good friend to most. In his spare time, he was a well-known and respected car mechanic in the Winston Salem and Walkertown area.
Robert transitioned out of his earthly body in the early morning on January 24, 2022. He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Stimpson, Sr., mother, Kate Stimpson, his daughter, Myra Stimpson, his sisters, Ozelle Holland and Phyliss Scales and nephew, Christopher Holland.
He leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his life: Ms. Montana Stimpson, four sons: Rodney Hall (Tonja), Robert B. Stimpson, Jr. (Angela), Laymond Hairston and Rashard B. Stimpson; stepson, Tommie Fair; three daughters: Tori Gaither (Terrell), Robin Hairston, and Rashena Stimpson; three brothers: Herbert Stimpson (Patsy), Joseph Stimpson (Debra), and Rev. Allen Stimpson (Rosemary); six sisters: Luseal Corbert, Mary Fields, Annie Baylor, Fay Davis, Kay Stimpson, and Jan Brown; twenty-one grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.
Funeral service will be private. Mr. Stimpson will be publicly viewed, Friday, January 28, 2022, from 12:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Interment in Gardens of Memory.
Mrs. Louise P. Thomas was born on February 15, 1932 in Lumberton, North Carolina to the late Sarah Pope.
Louise was married to James H. Thomas for over 50 years, until his passing in 2009. She lovingly cared for her husband, their two sons and her home. Additionally, she cared for and provided childcare for numerous children for over fifty years, and they lovingly called her grandma.
Louise was a member of United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church and served in the areas of Deaconess, Prayer Ministry, Missionary, Gospel Choir, and Nursing Home Ministry. She volunteered on the Suicide Prevention Hotline and was also a member of the Mahalia Jackson Social Club.
Louise was a very loving and devoted wife, mother and friend who never met a stranger.
Mrs. Louise P. Thomas transitioned to her heavenly home on January 20, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Thomas; son, Mitchell Thomas; her mother, Sarah Pope; brothers: James Pope and Wallace Mitchell Pope; grandson, Kevin Hauser; great-granddaughter; and daughter-in-law, Shirley Thomas.
Louise leaves to mourn her memories a loving and devoted son, Michael Thomas of the home; cousin, Charles and Catherine Bethea, who she raised as a son; five grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; special niece, Patricia (Daniel) Joyce; two devoted goddaughters, Bonita Crosby and Jackie Ferguson; a host of other family and friends.
There will be no public viewing of Mrs. Thomas. Service will be private.
James L. Hillian of Winston Salem, N.C. who was also known as Jimmy Lee to family members, and as “Sarge” to former colleagues of his military services passed on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Forsyth Medical Center, Winston Salem, N.C., surrounded by family. James was born to the late Rev. James R. Hillian and Eva (Little) Hillian on September 8th, 1930.
Jimmy attended the public schools in Winston Salem and Ultimately Graduated from Atkins High School. The things he liked of the side were raising his chickens in the back of the home where he grew up fishing and listening to music. Last, and not to be left out or ever forgotten was a passion for boxing.
Mr. Hillian pursued a career in the Military after graduating High School. He enlisted into the Army in 1948. The colorful career that Mr. Hillian had in the Army took him all over the world to experience and see other cultures and countries. Mr. Hillian’s love for boxing also had a calling in the Army, where he boxed and represented the Army as a middleweight and welterweight. One notable accomplishment was when Mr. Hillian captured the Army’s European Command Northern Regional Welterweight Championship in Heidelberg Military Post Germany. As a result of his services in the Army, Mr. Hillian was also a Veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Hillian’s career in the Military extended over 32 years as he retired in 1990.
Upon retirement from the military, Mr. Hillian moved to Winston Salem, NC where he continued his service by driving school buses in Winston Salem School system. He particularly enjoyed the responsibility of this duty where he chaffered the ROTC program to multiple events and competitions. He ultimately retired from this career and lived a quiet peaceful life visiting family and enjoying life.
Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife - Vera Covater Hillian, daughter – Karyn E. Hillian, brother - Calvin Hillian, sister - Eva Hillian, brother – (Sonny) Clifton E. Hillian, sister – Carolyn (James) Crutchfield, stepson – Michael Dale Penn.
The memories left behind by James L. Hillian will forever be cherished in remembrance of his life by his survivors: Partner – Willie Hillian, Daughter – Elaine Hillian, Son – Roderick Christopher James Hillian (Michelle), Daughter – Michelle Hillian, Son – Michael (Nicole) Rockhead, Stepson – Kenneth R. Penn, Sister – Viola Werts, Sister – Evangelist Annie Campbell, Brother – Donald Johnson, Granddaughter – La’isha Lynk, Grandson – Kendrick J. Hillian, Grandson – Sean Rockhead, Granddaughter – Ta’nisha K. Hillian, Granddaughter – Shei’la Diggs, Grandson – Bruce Diggs, Great Grandson Trenton Fuqua,
Grandaughter – Sydney Rockhead, Grandaughter – Skylar Rockhead, Great - Granddaughter – Ja’cyla Lynk, Great - Granddaughter – Ja’mya Lynk. James will also be missed and remembered by a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of relatives locally and abroad whom he loved dearly.
We want to give special thanks to Cousin Mary McEachern for her undying effort of looking after James (Jimmy) the last year or so. We also would like to give thanks to Renee Pugh in time of need. Thanks, and we love you all!!!!!!
Graveside service for Mr. Hillian will be Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Salisbury National Cemetery, 501 Statesville Boulevard, Salisbury, NC
On September 1, 1940, the creator picked a flower and called the roll. “Alice” come forth and the beautiful flower descended into the Earth. On January 13, 2022, an angel appeared, gently touched the beautiful flower and said: “Alice, come with me I’ll guide you safely back home.” And just like that the flower ascended back to her heavenly home.
Born unto Katie and Joe Peoples the youngest of eight, Alice was the “baby”. Alice was a graduate of Atkins High School and Star Stenographic School of Business in Winston-Salem, NC. In her early career, Alice was employed by Gravely, Inc. She was a former member of St. Mark Baptist Church in Winston-Salem.
Being the mother of three children whom she loved intensely, was one of her greatest life accomplishments. Alice was blessed with many gifts in life, but the greatest was the love she adorned on her family and her friends.
Alice loved to laugh and be with family, that’s what brought her joy. As her voice began to soften more and her footsteps began to get lighter, she remained in good spirit and continued to tell you what she wanted, when she wanted it, and how she wanted it. If you knew Alice, you would have to get up early to match wits with her. Alice loved a good hymn, and we know she is now singing in the heavenly Hymn Choir. Alice yearned to be with her siblings in her final days and now her desires have been fulfilled. Loved by all of us, she will forever be in our hearts.
Waiting for her in heaven are her parents: Joe and Katie; siblings: Vernice Peoples, Earnest Peoples, Boston Peoples, Willie Peoples, Thomas Peoples, Josephine Pompey, and Etheleen Duckett.
Left to carry on her legacy and love are her daughters: Vera Millner (Lachan), and Alicia Sheppard; her son, Tommie Hairston; grandchildren: Gregg Millner, Katy Millner Cathcart (Travonte), Kearra Sheppard, Tomalex Hairston, and Jada McKeller; 3 great-grandchildren; 3 awaiting great grands; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
There will be a public viewing for Ms. Scott Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 12:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be private.
Ms. Veronica Lynette Payne was born on April 28, 1965, to Mr. Hinton H. Covington and Ms. Elizabeth Wilson Payne in Winston- Salem, North Carolina. Her earthly assignments completed, she passed away on January 9, 2022.
Veronica attended RJ. Reynolds High School. She was a longtime member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, where she sang on the choir and participated in many other church activities.
Her employment included many years of customer service in the restaurant industry.
Veronica was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Charles G. Payne, Jr; and a sister, Wanda A. Payne. She is survived by her two sons, Brandon D. Payne and Dustin J. Payne; two nephews, Patrick L. Payne and Terrance R. (ArTiffany) Payne of Gilbert, Arizona; a niece, Kindra Y. Payne; and a devoted friend, Tony L. Porter.
Ms. Payne may be publicly viewed Friday, January 14, 2022 from 12:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Friendship Baptist Church, 1317 North Cherry Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Interment Gardens of Memory, Walkertown, North Carolina.
Mr. Damonn Eric Bell, the son of Alice J. Bell and Dennis E. Bell, was born on November 4, 1969 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. On January 8, 2022, his journey was completed.
He received his formal education in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System and graduated from North Forsyth High School. He was employed as a clerk at Lee’s Grocery Store.
Damonn was preceded in death by his father; sister, Alicia Wilson; brother, Lamont Wideman; aunts, Millie Moore and Etta McClelland; and uncles, Kenneth Moore and Clyde McClelland.
He leaves to cherish his memory; his children, Chakona Freeman, Nyah Bell and Aiden Blackmon; grandchildren, Ishmael Watson and Nessiah Crisp; his mother, Alice J. Bell; siblings, Sharon Gonzales, Darrell Bell and Rochelle Parker; aunt, Annie B. Moore; nephews, Damonn Evan Bell and Donte Eric Gonzales; and a host of cousins, Ernest McClelland, Ronald McClelland, Timmy McClelland, Angie McClelland, Elaine McClelland, James McClelland, Lisa Moore, Crystal Moore, Cheryl Moore, Carla Moore and Jeremy Moore.
Public viewing for Mr. Bell will be Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 12:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. Service will be private. Interment Crestview Cemetery, Rural Hall, NC.
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Mr. Vernon Thurmond Cockerham was born in Winston-Salem, NC on October 15, 1939 eight minutes earlier than his twin sister, Verleria, to Thurmond and Mattie Pauline Cockerham. At the age of 82, Vernon joined our loving and divine Savior on January 7, 2022.
During his early life, Vernon attended Pleasant Union Primitive Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC. Later, as an adult Vernon joined First Missionary Baptist Church where he served faithfully and played pipe organ for the senior choir.
Vernon graduated from Atkins High School in Winston-Salem, NC. He attended Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, OH for four years and graduated with a degree in music, piano, and voice. Afterwards, he came to Detroit, Michigan where he was employed by the school system as a music teacher. He was in charge of teaching choir. He taught elementary school for a few years, then he was transferred to Murphy Junior High School for the remainder of his career. He was employed by the school system for 30 years.
Upon retiring, Vernon was back up singer for groups and taught singers of duet groups. About 10 years ago, Vernon’s health began to decline. He needed someone with him at all times. Walter McMillian became Vernon’s caregiver and cared for him until he passed.
Vernon was preceded in death by his sister, Verleria (David) Butler; brother, Curtis (Ann) Cockerham; and nephew, Armand Martin.
He leaves behind one sister, Connie (Tommie, II “Pal”) Martin; six nephews, Tommie Martin, III, Gregory Allen Martin, Darrell Butler, Damon Butler, Corey Cockerham, and Shaun Cockerham; several great nephews and nieces: Tommie Martin, IV, Benjamin Butler, Oliver Butler, Miles Butler, Declan Butler, Galen Butler, Armand, II Martin, and Arnanda Martin.
Public viewing for Mr. Cockerham will be Friday, February 4, 2022 from 12:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be private. Interment Oaklawn Memorial Garden.
Joseph Bonner Woodruff, Sr. was born July 5, 1932, to the late Jesse and Ada Woodruff in Concord, North Carolina. He was educated in the Winston Salem Forsyth County Schools System and after graduation he went on to North Carolina Agriculture & Technical State University and later enlisted in the United States Army.
After his time in the Army, he moved to Columbus, Ohio where he worked for IPM Industries. When Joseph retired, he moved back to Winston-Salem, NC, where he reunited and married the late Doris C. Woodruff.
After returning to Winston-Salem, he joined the Ministries of Truth Apostolic Church (The Shifting Place) where he served as a Sunday school teacher and was ordained as a Deacon by Bishop William Koger for over 30 years.
Joseph was a man who loved the Lord with all his heart. He answered the call of his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
Deacon Woodruff was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Clyburn Woodruff.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories six daughters: Cynthia Simms of Washington, DC, Kaylane (Ken) Blue of Augusta, GA, Andrea (Raymond) Cromwell of Lady Smith, Virginia, Alexis (Steve) Kapp, Beverly Bradshaw and Nikki (Derrick) Woodruff of the city; three sons, Joseph (Teresa) Woodruff, Jr. of Clinton, Maryland, Harvey (Angela) Woodruff of the city and Ronald Woodruff of Washington, DC; 17 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; two devoted cousins, Margie McFadden of Columbus, Ohio and Annie Pearl of Concord, NC; and a host of family and friends.
A very special thank you to Martha Edwards and Faye Fields for all your help and support, and Mr. David Duncan for your friendship with Joseph until his last days.
Public viewing for Mr. Woodruff will be Monday, January 10, 2022 from 12:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Ambassador Cathedral, Inc., 1500 Harriet Tubman Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27105. Interment Salisbury National Cemetery, Salisbury, North Carolina.
Ms. Peggy L. Dulin was born November 22, 1945, in Stuart, Virginia to the late Charlie B. Dulin, Sr. and Mary Louise Houchins Dulin. Ms. Dulin passed away on December 27, 2021, at Novant Rowan Medical Center, Salisbury, NC after a sudden illness.
Peggy graduated from Paisley High School in 1964. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1969, from Winston Salem State University in Winston Salem, NC and completed graduate work in Education in 1971 at Montclair State University in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. She was certified to teach in the State of North Carolina and the State of New Jersey. She had a distinguished career with the New Brunswick, NJ School District, where she held several positions over the years.
Peggy was baptized into Christ at the age of 11. She remained faithful and was a member of the North Patterson Avenue Church of Christ in Winston Salem, NC.
Ms. Dulin was preceded in death by her father, Charlie B. Dulin, Sr., mother, Mary Louise Houchins Dulin, and brother Charlie B. Dulin, Jr. She is survived by her sister, Carolyn (John) McLaughlin of Salisbury, NC; niece, Lori (Jimmy) Howell, Greensboro, NC; nephew, John (Candace) McLaughlin, III, Valley Village, CA; niece, Dominique Marshall, Chicago, IL; great nieces, Aires McLaughlin and Che McLaughlin; great nephew, Rocco McLaughlin; a host of cousins and friends; a special adoptive family, Horace, Connie, and Horace, Jr. Ballard; and special friends, James Camp and Rachel Covington-Banks.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Redland Church of Christ, mask will be required for attendance. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Ms. Dulin will be publicly viewed Friday, January 7, 2022 from 12 PM~5 PM at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home.
The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to Micha James, the staff of the Elizabeth & Tab Williams Adult Daycare Center, and At Home Eldercare (Lisa McDale and Barbara Gateau) for the love and care that was given to Peggy over the last year.
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Ms. Betty Couthen Wesley was born to Samuel and Louise Couthen in Winston-Salem, NC. On December 25, 2021, she passed away at the age of 84.
After she graduated from Carver High School, she attended La Mae Beauty School and received her Cosmetology Degree. Betty furthered her education at Winston-Salem State University and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. She retired from Novant Health with 44 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Louise Couthen; two brothers, Raymond L. Couthen and Frederick W. Couthen.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her sons, Lorenzo Wesley, Jr., Frederick Wesley, Darryl Wesley, and Michael Wesley; and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren; a brother Samuel (Jean) Couthen, Jr.; and sister, Shirley Couthen Williams; dedicated niece, Kathy Smith; several nieces and nephews; special “goddaughters”, Vivian Kirkpatrick and Roshell Martin.
Ms. Couthen may be publicly viewed Sunday, January 2, 2022 from 1:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Monday, January 3, 2022 at 11:30 A.M. at Piney Grove Baptist Church, 4715 Indiana Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC
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Mareo Lazareth Henderson was born July 6, 1977, in Thomasville, North Carolina to Patsy Cryetta Henderson. Growing up, Mareo had many loving families. Two to mention are Rik Hoskins and Mareo's brother, Dustin R. Freeman Hoskins. Mareo spent his latter days with his Bell Coles family, Terrance and Nedrea and guardian Marlena Bell. They welcomed him with open arms, and he immediately became attached to the whole family.
Mareo loved helping people; he volunteered at Novant Health Center passing out bulletins and helped assist at his Day Program at Top Priority Care Services. Mareo was an enthusiastic member of Greater Grace Temple Greensboro and love his pastor. Mareo loved shopping and before the pandemic, would not hesitate to share a hug with someone. Mareo was so loveable and affectionate and could be seen smiling across the room at any given time; he could light up a room with his twinkling eyes and dazzling smile!
On Thursday, December 23, 2021, Mareo's golden heart stopped beating. He leaves to cherish his memory loving parents: Rik Hoskins, Terrance and Nedrea Coles; siblings: Malaka, Marlena (Earl), Corez, TC, Trenton (Chevelle), Terran (Kourtney), Dustin and George of North Carolina, and Dougie of Michigan; a special friend, Linda; and a host of nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Public viewing for Mr. Henderson will be Sunday, January 2, 2022 from 1:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be private.
Treshawn J. Plater was born November 6, 1999 in Winston-Salem, NC. He passed away unexpectedly on December 14, 2021.
Treshawn attended Reynolds High School where he showed his love for basketball.
Mr. Plater is preceded in death by his mother, Tanaisha Butler; great-great grandmother, Virginia Plater; grandmother, Josephine Plater; and great grandfather, James Butler.
Treshawn leaves to cherish his memories, his father, James Plater, III (Pamela); two brothers, Tremayne Butler and Jaquan Butler; grandmother, Debbie Butler; great grandmother, Deloris Butler; grandfathers, James Plater, Jr., Randy and Miles; two aunts, Jessica Plater and Stephanie Griffin; uncle, Anthony Butler; and a host of cousins and friends.
Funeral service for Mr. Plater will be private and there will be no public viewing.
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Robert James Jacobs, better known as “Jake”, was born on February 15, 1941 in Winston Salem, North Carolina to the late Frank Jacobs and Gladys Gaines.
He attended Carver High School and was employed by Goodwill Industries as a driver. He retired after 25 years of dedicated service to the organization.
A talented “Mr. Fix-it”, his hobbies included repairing TV’s and lawnmowers for the neighbors. He was a long-time member of The Providence Church where he had been active in many of its ministries.
Mr. Jacobs departed this life December 14, 2021. He leaves to cherish his memory, a daughter, Constance Jacobs; a son, Antonio Allison; three granddaughters, Sharieta Jordan, Arie L. Allison and Brianna Jacobs; a grandson, Frederick Jacobs; a great-granddaughter, Shayelyn Smith; a loving sister and only sibling, Shirley Mitchell; his wife, Nellie Jacobs; two nieces, Arlene Davenport and Rashida Dobson; two nephews, Darryl Manning and Laroi Dion Jackson; and a host of great nieces, nephews, cousins and other close friends.
Robert was a proud member of “The Four Sisters’ Children Reunion Team”. We were 12, now 11. He will be missed.
Service for Mr. Jacobs will be private and there will be no public viewing.
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William Dean was born on August 19, 1946, in Walthall County, MS. His parents were the late Charlene Berrow and William Lundy. He quietly slipped away to his eternal home on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC.
William Dean graduated from Tylertown High School and upon graduating went on to serve his country by joining United States Army. He was stationed in Fort Lewis Washington and served in the Vietnam War. After being honorably discharged, William Dean moved to Winston-Salem, NC where he worked for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for 39 ½ years until he retired in 2005.
He was talented in so many ways and had the gift and eye for remodeling homes, restoring classic cars, being a talented seamstress and had a passion for music and singing. Friends and family would often consult with him regarding re-decorating, upgrading, and modernizing their homes. He absolutely loved being around family and friends and was passionate about drawing. William Dean had a great sense of humor and always kept family and friends laughing.
He was preceded in death by, his parents; four sisters, Yvonne Jefferson, Sharon Berrow, Linda Green and Cynthia Lundy; and three brothers, George Berrow, Lawrence Berrow and Wayne Lundy.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Mary Dean; three daughters, Patricia (Don) Robinson, Sherrie Dean and Krystal (Radasma) Cooper; two sons, Andre Baker, Michael (Charmon) Baker; thirteen grandchildren, Gabriella, Hannah, Don Jr, Jordan, Kyndel, William, Jullian, Rashad, Shaheed, Brandon, Michael, Trajan, Bryce ; two great-grandchildren, Paris and Rashad Jr; three sisters, Sheila Lundy, Atricia Bell, Sharon Harris; four brothers, Mark Anthony Williams, Charles Berrow, Lamus Lundy and William Earl Lundy, a very special aunt, Mildred Dean; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Funeral service will be Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 1 P.M. at First Baptist Church located at 700 Highland Ave in Winston-Salem, NC. Interment will be in Salisbury National Cemetery. There will be no public viewing of Mr. Dean.
Mrs. Inez H. Hairston the daughter of the late William and Richardean Walker Hughes was born September 16, 1933, in Winston-Salem, NC and departed this life on December 7, 2021.
Inez is at rest with her ten siblings, Mrs. Isabel Means, Ms. Gladys Hughes, Mrs. Irene Hairston, Mrs. Gloria Coker, Mr. William E. Hughes, Mr. Milton Hughes, Mr. Aldean Hughes, Mr. Jacob Hughes, and Mr. Richardson Hughes.
Inez was a 1951 graduate of Atkins High School of the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools. Subsequent educational training was accomplished at Boro Academy of Brooklyn, New York, Ophelia De Vore School of Charm in New York City, and Evelyn Woods Dynamics Program. In 1969, Inez was awarded a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing by North Carolina Central University. Postgraduate course work was taken at Texas Women's College of Dallas, Texas, and the University of North Carolina.
Inez's knowledge and competency in the nursing profession have been recognized and utilized in several positions of employment in the states of New York, Maryland, Florida, and North Carolina. During her career, she had been employed as Executive Head Nurse, Instructor, Administrator, and Clinical Specialist. She was a member of the teaching faculty at Kate Bitting Hospital and was named Assistant Director of Nursing at Winston-Salem State University School of Nursing and NC A&T Stated University.
Inez worked as a nurse for the City of Winston-Salem Health and Safety Department. She was a member in the American League of Nursing and the American Nurses Association.
Inez affirmed her faith and shared her ministry with others on a regular basis including the sick. She was actively involved in the Christian Ministries while in church and extended community.
Inez leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A life-long devoted friend, Mrs. Vicky H. Johnson of Siloam, NC.
Funeral service for Mrs. Hairston will be private. There will be no public viewing. Interment at Gardens of Memory.
On Sunday, December 5, 2021, Ricky gained his heavenly wings, God needed him to lead His heavenly choir. He was born in Winston-Salem, NC to the late Lonnie and Barbara McKinney Dubose on August 26, 1953.
Ricky graduated from West Forsyth High School. He furthered his education at Winston-Salem State University and Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC.
He was employed with the City of Winston-Salem, Douglas Battery and Carpet World before using his gifts and talents to render and direct music at a multitude of churches. Among them are Zion Hill, Mars Hill, Red Bank, Pilgrim Rest, Goler Memorial, the Winston-Salem District AME Zon Church and Dreamland Park Baptist Church. He played many instruments, wrote music, and could sing every note and part of a song just by hearing. Choir members all over the city have acknowledged his gifts and talents.
He was also loved because of his kind, loving heart and always had a comment to keep you smiling. We loved him, but God loved him more.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara McKinney-Dubose, father, Lonnie Dubose; grandmother, Walter Lou McKinney; grandfather, Robert Lee McKinney; aunt, Suzanna Tate; uncle, Leonard; and a brother Ronnie “Pug” Gore.
He leaves to cherish fond memories a niece, Liteca Davis; nephew, Ronnie Gore, Jr., three great nieces Dana (Jason) Singleton, Makayla Gore, and Jada McCoy; one great nephew, Matthew Davis, and a host of other cousins and special friends, including very close and devoted friends Wallace Wright and Dewey Watson.
A private memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 2021 at Goler Memorial AME Zion Church. There will be no public viewing of Mr. McKinney and memorial service will be a 60-person limit.
Margie Bernice Pearl Crawford known as “Bernice” was born in Winston-Salem, NC to the late Marjorie Turner, but was reared by her great aunt Margie P. Flake.
She attended the local public schools and graduated in 1962 with the first graduating class of A.H. Anderson High School. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Winston-Salem State College, class of 1966. She later received her Master of Science in Education-Administration from NC Agricultural and Technical State University, class of 1985. She was a Life-long National Member of the Winston-Salem State University Alumni Association.
On Thursday, December 2, 2021, Bernice received her heavenly wings at Forsyth Medical Center. Bernice was a dedicated teacher for 30 plus years before retiring. She was dedicated to serving Christ. At First Calvary Baptist Church, she lived her commitment through several years as a choir member and was faithfully involved in many activities there. She had a closeness with loved ones who will miss her dearly.
She is survived by her sisters: Ingrid McPherson and Lisa Turner who reside in St. Paul, Minnesota; sister-cousin, Peggy (Joseph) Salley; brother, Donald (Wanda) Coley; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews; a host of cousins including a devoted cousin, Florence Beasley; childhood friends, Shirley Hairston, Portia McDougal; her goddaughter, Jaradd McDougal; and many special friends.
Funeral service will be private. Ms. Crawford may be publicly viewed Friday, December 10, 2021, from 12:00 PM~5:00 PM at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
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Cleon Horne lovingly known as “Baby” son of the late Brice and Mary Horne had a change of address from his earthly home to his resting place with the Lord on Sunday, November 28, 2021. Born November 9, 1946.
He graduated from Paisley High School in Winston-Salem, NC. He attended Forsyth Technical Community College where he obtained his Electrical Trade Certification. After graduating, he worked for Twin City Electric company. Cleon worked over 30 years at Winston-Salem State University as a Lead Electrician and retired in 2004. He was a member of Bethlehem Holiness Church.
Cleon is preceded in death by his parents Brice and Mary Horne; Sisters, Mary Elizabeth Jones (Fredrick), and Dorothy Horne Woods (William); Brothers, Sylvester Horne (Rowilla), and Fred Horn (Dorothy); nephew Fernando Horne.
He leaves to cherish his loving wife of 50 years Veronia Kirby Horne of the home. Two daughters Creatha Dillon (Christopher) of Kernersville, NC and Tuwanna Ladson of Winston-Salem, NC. Six grandchildren: Alana, Alivia Christopher Jr, Keagan, A’nyla and Zanaria. One sister Carolyn Horne Eaton; and a host of nieces, nephews, close friends, relatives, and church family.
Mr. Horne may be publicly viewed on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Mercy Seat Holiness Church, 145 Pine Tree Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27105. Interment at Piedmont Memorial Gardens.
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Mr. William H. Miller was born to the late Paul Lewis Miller and Elizabeth Perkins Nesbitt on June 24, 1940. He passed away on November 22, 2021.
Mr. Miller served honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War era. He received several honors during his service including the national defense medal and a purple heart medal.
He retired from RJ Reynolds Archer as a machine operator.
He is survived by his children, grandchildren, two sisters, one brother, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mr. Miller may be publicly viewed from 12:00 P.M - 5:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Interment will be in Salisbury, NC
Ida H. Michael (affectionally known as “G”) transitioned on November 15, 2021. She was born in Lexington, North Carolina on December 12, 1933, to the late Henry Henderson and Callie Henderson Williams.
She attended Atkins High School in Winston Salem and art school in Cleveland, Ohio. Ida married the late Julius Michael and together they raised their daughter Larnettra Richardson, previously married to Toby Richardson, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
As a dark room technician and photographer, Ida was known for her ability to take, develop, and restore amazing photos. She was also a certified cosmetologist. Her hobbies included painting, singing, traveling, and shopping. She showed her unique love in her smile, collard greens, pound cake, sweet potato pie, assigned nicknames, scheduled phone calls, care packages, and sarcastic humor.
She attended Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, where she sang on the choir and was also the photographer for many years. She loved to read and teach the Bible, and she was always ready and willing to share her wisdom and the many stories from her past. She was an active member of Gamma Phi Delta Sorority for almost 50 years. Above all, Ida was the type of matriarch who put God and her family first and provided a safety net for everyone she loved.
Ida is survived by her daughter Larnettra Richardson; her granddaughters Tenille Richardson-Quamina and her husband Ian Quamina, Tori Daniels and her husband Marcus Daniels, and Tavyn Collins and her husband Stan Collins; her great-grandsons Stanford Collins III, Shawn Collins, Marcus Daniels, Jeremiah Daniels, and Elijah Daniels; her great-granddaughters Rebel Quamina and Nova Quamina; her older brother Henry Henderson and younger brother James Henderson along with his wife Joan Henderson; her godson James Barber; her best friends Gretha Michael and Bernice Cates and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Funeral Services will be held private. There will be no public viewing of Mrs. Michael.
Mrs. Carmen Vanessa Byrd Bishop was born on November 23, 1963 to Almeta Miller and the late Van Byrd in Hartsfield, South Carolina. On Sunday, November 7, 2021, she gained her wings.
She attended Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and graduated from North Forsyth High School. Her employment included: Carolina Beauty School, H & R Block, Four Brothers, and caregiver for young children.
A member of Life Changing Transformation Church Ministries, she actively participated in the Hour of Prayer and was a Youth Sunday School Teacher. When she was not attending church activities or working, she enjoyed babysitting her great nieces and nephews whom she affectionately called “fufu’s”. She also found joy in the fellowship of cookouts and fish fry's.
She was preceded in death by her father, Van Byrd; mother-in-law, Suzie Bishop; stepfather, Robert Miller; brother-in-law, Stephon Bishop; aunt, Rosa Lee; uncle, Sam O’Neal; and cousins, Gina Gambrell and Abigail O’Neal.
Mrs. Bishop is survived by her husband, Irby Bishop; children, Ibretha Horne, Latoya Byrd, Te’Carra Byrd (Shanell Gambell); grandchildren, Chrishawn Bitting, Steven Hughes, Jr., Khaliya Taylor, Ta’Mari Terry, Janiya Fields; her mother, Almeta Miller; sisters, Alison Miller and Shirley Bacote; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Givens and Stephanie Moody Bishop; brother-in-law, Ricky Givens; aunt, Bertha O’Neal; nieces and nephews, Terrance Bacote, Shamekia Bacote, Marcel Bacote, Candace Bacote, Angelica Bacote, Dae’Quan Miller, James Perry, and Antwon Miller; and more than 20 of her nieces and nephews, also known as her “fufu’s”.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at Life Changing Transformation Church Ministries, 2001 NE 25th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
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Kassim was born February 12, 1984 to Howard and Angela at a U.S. Air Force base in Istanbul, Turkey. After his father’s service there ended, the family returned to New York City, NY. In 1992, Kassim relocated with his family to his mother’s hometown of Winston-Salem, NC. He continued to call North Carolina home until his passing on November 5, 2021, at the young age of 37.
He attended Paisley Middle School and Parkland High School. While at Paisley, he met a sweet girl named Shrese. The two dated for some time before eventually going their separate ways. However, nearly 20 years later, they were reunited and discovered that they’d always belonged together. Not long after, the two were engaged.
Kassim was never one to allow life’s difficulties t prevent him from achieving his goals. As a young adult, he earned his GED, but he didn’t stop there. In 2016, he started his own business: KG Miscellaneous Work. In 2020, he took several online courses in Business through Purdue University and the University of Phoenix. In September 2021 as Kassim looked forward to bringing home another bundle of joy in November, he began working for Food Lion to provide additional stability to his family.
He loved God, his family, and his friends. He enjoyed putting things together, cooking (and eating), appreciating the many blessings in his life and reminding others to do the same. He was incredibly generous, hardworking, and deserving of a future that should have lasted many more years.
Kassim was preceded in death by his mother, Angela Gail Robinson John, and his stepfather, Lucien John.
Left to cherish his memories are his father, Howard (Lydia) Geddings; his fiancée, Shrese Cooper and their children, Marley, Jeremiah, and Jacob; his daughter and son, Christina and David (Mother-Richelle Baker); his daughter Nakesha (Mother-Shantel Williams); his siblings, Harkime Geddings, Hashon (Juli) Geddings, Johnanna Lee Geddings, Monique John, Sylvie (Charles) John, and Lucien John, Jr.; numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins; and close friends, William Smith, DeShawn Wood, Duke Quick and the entire Quick family.
Funeral service for Mr. Geddings will be private.