George Garnett was passionate about civil rights and social action, economic empowerment, education and alleviating poverty. The state of Minnesota has lost a key contributor and advocate for all that is meant to be good in society. George A. Garnett passed away unexpectedly on May 15, 2016 while spending cherished time with his mother Willa Mae Garnett, wife Sheilda Garnett … [Read more...]
Remembering lives of community members in the Twin Cities area.
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Those who knew her either briefly or long-term can easily testify that Hallie Hendrieth Smith always had your best interest at heart. “She got on you and she got on me,” admitted her granddaughter, Bernadeia Johnson. “There were times when she was telling us we can do better or do something different. She could be warm, stern, exacting and she also can be loving.” Smith … [Read more...]
Charles Howard Bryan February 4, 1927 — March 12, 2016 Charles Howard Bryan of Minneapolis was born February 4, 1927 to Cyril and Mary Bryan. He passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 89 years old. He is survived by his children, Elizabeth Bryan, Kesha Bryan and Edward Thompson. Services were held March 21 with interment at Fort Snelling Cemetery. … [Read more...]
Kelvin W. Washington Kelvin W. Washington, age 57 of Minneapolis, Minnesota, passed away March 15, 2016. Services will be held at El-Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 3949 4th Ave. S., Minneapolis, on Saturday, March 26. Family Hour will be at 11 am and the memorial service will start at 12 noon. … [Read more...]
February 23, 1938 — March 11, 2016 Phyllis Ann Hannah Ellis, 78, of St. Louis Park, Minnesota passed away on March 11, 2016 in Ambler, Pennsylvania. Phyllis was born on February 23, 1938 in Port Arthur, Texas to Thomas Cortez Hannah and Helen Wallis Hannah. She grew up in Port Arthur and Ft. Worth, Texas and attended Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee where she … [Read more...]
Nathaniel Battle Jr., 81, passed away on January 21, 2016, after a long illness in San Diego, California. His final service and burial will be in St Paul, MN. Elder Nate moved his family out of the cold climate to San Diego, but he never stopped preaching. His church became the streets of San Diego. His passion was “reaching the lost souls at any cost.” Elder Nate … [Read more...]
Memoriam Edwin Leon Burkhalter In memory of a great man, Deacon Edwin Leon Burkhalter, on this fifth anniversary of him being elevated to a deacon in heaven. He was a family man full of wisdom, love, understanding, patience and joy. You are loved and greatly missed by all. Sleep well, our beloved. Your wife Merceil and family … [Read more...]
July 29, 1953 — January 11, 2016 Alan Karzel Wade of Minneapolis, MN, born July 29, 1953, passed away at age 62 in the presence of his beloved companion JoAnn Dobbins on January 11, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roger and Pearl Wade; son Karzel Alan Dobbins; sisters Sylvia Cobb and Claudia Coley; and brothers Cornell and Edward Wade. Alan is survived … [Read more...]