June 14, 1927 — February 13, 2017 Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Charlotte was the oldest of 11 children. She excelled in school and was one of the few Blacks attending the University of Minnesota. Receiving her Associate’s degree in 1945, she went on to write for two newspapers, the Minneapolis Spokesman and the St. Paul Recorder, both now merged as the Minnesota … [Read more...]
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Marth 16, 1922 — January 22, 2017 Marion Mildred Majors McElroy passed away on January 22, 2017. Marion was born to Andrew and Ruth Majors on March 16, 1922 in Minneapolis, MN. She was a trailblazer and her accomplishments are many. In 1940, as an employee of Strutwear Knitting Company, she became the first African American woman to operate the power seaming machine and … [Read more...]
February 27, 1946 — December 24, 2016 Lynda D. Jackman, 70, passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2016 at her home in Bloomington, MN surrounded by loved ones. She was the wife of Wallace (Jack) Jackman. They shared 52 wonderful years of marriage together. Born February 27, 1946 in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of Pearlie Mae and Joseph Dobbins. Lynda … [Read more...]
January 26, 1960 — December 23, 2016 Lebron Riley, 56, passed away in his home on December 23, 2016. Born on January 26, 1960, Lebron described himself as the “original” Lebron, and a son, brother, uncle, dad, grandfather, great grandfather, friend and man who knew himself. Lebron was an entrepreneur and never met a stranger. He worked at Fridley Middle School for three … [Read more...]
Laurice J. Lewis of Minneapolis, age 50, passed away peacefully Monday, December 19, 2016 surrounded by loved ones in her childhood home. Laurice is survived by her loving mother, Rosalind; brothers, Rodney, Robert and Davey (wife Terri); and sisters Racheal (husband Ronnie), Robin, and Renee (partner Gina); her beloved dog, Zeus; and a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces … [Read more...]