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Jeanne Davis-Dixon

Jeanne Davis-Dixon

 

Jeanne Davis-Dixon was born in Rosebud, Texas on March 29, 1934. She fought her good fight and reached her final resting place with Jesus Christ on December 23, 2015 at the age of 81. She was preceded in death by her parents Cleo and Eddie Mae Davis, daughter Melanie (Dixon) Miles, Sister Perlie Mae Cockrell, and grandchildren Tyra Dixon, T’nae Lowe, Lanear Dunn and Keontrell Govan. Jeanne will be missed by her children, Michael (Lottie), Marc (Sheila), Mitchel and Marci, and two sisters Lenora Clark and Mildred Young, as well as grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one great great-granddaughter, and a host of relatives and friends. The wake will be held on Saturday, January 9, 10-11 am, followed by a funeral service at 11:15 am. Continue Reading →

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Bettie Claire Thomas Withers

Bettie Claire Thomas Withers

 

Bettie Claire Thomas Withers, born December 20, 1946, died peacefully on December 26, 2015. The eldest of five born to Robert Claire and Exzenia Grace Thomas, Bettie was followed by her two sisters Claudette and Beverly, and her two brothers James and Michael. She was lovingly raised by her grandmother in Pelham, Texas. In 1965, she relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota to pursue her career in the medical field, where she became affectionately known as “Ms. Bettie.” In 1970, she married Edward Withers, Jr., and continued to serve as a patient advocate and community representative for Hennepin County Medical Center for nearly 30 years. Bettie devoted her life to her family. Continue Reading →

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Jacqueline Jones Clark

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Jacqueline Jones Clark, age 70, of Minneapolis, MN passed away November 6, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Craig E. Clark. She will be missed by her sons, Gregory and Brent, as well as seven grandchildren, one great-grandson, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Memorial services were held at 10 am on Saturday, Nov. 14, at The Purpose Church located at 3001 Russell Avenue N. in Minneapolis, MN 55411. Continue Reading →

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Vivret (Vi) Norman

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Vivret (Vi) Norman, age 99, of Mpls. passed away September 17, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, three sisters and two brothers. He is survived by sons Paul (Lurline), Port St. Lucie, FL; Kendall (Filisha), Hamilton, OH; and daughter Marcia Murray, Bloomington, MN; his brother, Merle (Earnestine), Freeport, IL; eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Memorial service Friday, October 2, 10:30 am at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 2600 E. 38th St., Mpls. Continue Reading →

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