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    Thomas Roberts, Baltimore Gospel Music Legend, Dies at 72

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO On July 19, the Baltimore church and gospel community lost an icon with the death of Thomas “Tommy” Randall Roberts, Sr. at the age of 72. Roberts, born October 10,...

    Services to be Held for Baltimore Minister, 83

    New Christian Memorial’s senior pastor, Rev. Dr. Walter Bronson, Jr., died October, 8. He was 83. Born August 24, 1935, in Walkula, North Carolina, Rev. Dr. Bronson moved to Baltimore in 1961. Prior to his arrival...

    Pastor of Ray of Hope Baptist Church Dies

    By AFRO Staff The Rev. Charles M. Franklin Jr., pastor of Ray of Hope Baptist Church in Northeast Baltimore, died of a heart attack at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 47. He died after presiding...

    Christopher Byrd, Son of AFRO Board Director, Dies at 48

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Christopher Lawrence Byrd, a carpenter and avid participant in Baltimore’s community life, died unexpectedly on Sept 28. He was 48. Byrd was a devoted member of the Muslim faith and...

    Mary W. Conaway, Part of Conaway Political Dynasty, Dies at 75

    By AFRO Staff Rev. Mary W. Conaway, former Register of Wills for Baltimore City and member of the Conaway political dynasty died Aug. 30. She was 75. Mary Conaway (born January 26, 1943), served as Baltimore’s...

    Sonia L. Hayes, Mother of Del. Antonio Hayes, Dies

    By AFRO Staff Sonia L. Hayes, the mother of West Baltimore Del. Antonio Hayes (D-40), died on April 3 at the age of 53. She was the third child of Mildred L. Frisby and the late...

    Laura Jude Gardner, Pioneering Engineer and Businesswoman Dies at 72

    Laura Jude Gardner, the second Black woman hired as a systems engineer at IBM in Baltimore and one of the founding members of the legendary Gatsby’s nightclub, died Jan. 5 at her Sutton Place...

    Rev. Dr. Theodore C. Jackson Dies at 84

    Rev. Dr. Theodore Clifton Jackson, Jr., Pastor Emeritus of Gillis Memorial Christian Community Church, in the Park Heights community of Northwest Baltimore, died Feb. 17. He was 84. Jackson, the son of Rev. Theodore C....

    Min. John Battle, a Sandtown Fixture Dies at 75

    By AFRO Staff Min. John Battle, a longtime master barber and the father of former AFRO reporter and Baltimore playwright Ursula Battle, died May 27. He was 75 The viewing for Minister Battle will be held...

    Lawton J. Pierre, 68

    Dr. Lawton John Pierre, 68, died in his home in Grenada on September 29, 2011. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Sauteurs Roman Catholic Church in St....

    In Memoriam: Charlotte Marshall Perry

    By AFRO Staff Charlotte M. Perry, a long time Baltimore educator, died September 5 at the age of 93. The cause of death was not disclosed. Born in 1923 to the late Cyrus W. Marshall, Sr....

    Genesta Lane, 97, AFRO Founder’s Great Granddaughter

    Genesta Elizabeth Lane passed away peacefully in her sleep at Augsburg Lutheran Village, Nov. 12 at the age of 97.  She was born on March 28, 1921 in Baltimore, MD to Harry Gilbert Jr....

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