June Griffin passed Saturday morning, July 18, 2015 at 8 am. She was in bed at peace. Right after the storm, she passed away quietly. Left to mourn her passing are her son Keith (Liz) Griffin, and grandchildren Duncan Griffin, Sebastian Nilsen, Ian Beattie, Kieran Nilsen, and Tianna Jones. June grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and sang in the Central High School A Capella … [Read more...]
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Albert Rashford Burgess 12/07/1919 — 5/31/2015 Albert Rashford Burgess passed away May 31, 2015 at 96 years old at the Howard County Hospital in Maryland. He had lived for 10 years in Columbia, Maryland with a cousin, Julie Hazel, and her mother, Jackie George, now deceased, after relocating from New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Al was the first-born son of Milicent … [Read more...]
Myrtle Thomas of Minneapolis passed away peacefully on March 20, 2015. Preceded in death by her loving husband, four sisters, and one brother, she is survived by sister Oriole (Albert); children Judge LaJune Lange (Thomas) and James Thomas; grandchildren Lisa, Drumage, James III, Lauren, Sharde', William, Raphael and Angelina; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and … [Read more...]
Annie Marie Riley, age 79, of Minnetonka, MN passed away February 14, 2015. She will be deeply missed by her husband of 57 years, Alvin Sr.; children Mardonna, Alvin Jr. (Victoria); grandchildren Marcus, Isabella, Alexandra, Spencer; her sister Phelecia (Richard) McCall; and many other family members and friends. Memorial Service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, February … [Read more...]
Cassondra Lee ”Sunny” Ross of St. Paul passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 8, 2015 at the age of 67. She was preceded in death by parents and brothers and survived by children Roberta of Fort Worth, TX, Rodney of Dallas, TX and Rosemond of Oakdale, MN; sisters Betsy and Loretha Lloyd of St. Paul; sister-in-law Caroline Ross; Lillie Folks of Tulsa, OK; and a host of grandchildren, … [Read more...]
Venita Carmen Wells, 91, was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 8, 2014, at Unity Point Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A Memorial Service celebrating Venita’s life was held at 10 am on Saturday, December 13, at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Des Moines of which she was a member. A private committal service will take place at a later … [Read more...]
Gertrude Green departed for her heavenly home on December 4, 2014, at the age of 99. She was loving, compassionate and faithful to her church and family. Gertrude is survived by her daughter, Gladys Randle; son, Larry R. Smith (Bonnie Wilson); grandchildren, Cheryl Jones, Roniel Green, Kelley Green, Kim Green, Sherri Green, Robbin Green, Chanda Smith Baker (Roland Baker), … [Read more...]
Ophelia Copes, age 104, of Brooklyn Center, died Nov. 30, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Le Roy. Ophelia was a 1929 graduate of South High, attended the University of Minnesota, and was a 1935 graduate of MacPhail School of Music. She shared her wealth of musical knowledge through 60 years of teaching piano. Her grace and gentleness enriched … [Read more...]