Saturday, March 28, 2020

Obituaries - Baltimore

    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...

    Services for Beverly Evans Johnson

    Beverly Evans Johnson, sister of Dallas mega pastor Tony Evans died unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 20 in a local Baltimore Hospital. A native Baltimorean, she was the administrative assistant for Bishop Marcus Johnson, pastor New Harvest Ministries. In addition to Dr. Evans, she is survived by her husband James...

    Homegoing Services for Mack B. Simpson Jr.

    Mack B. Simpson Jr. Homecoming services for Mack B. Simpson Jr. begin with a viewing, 5 to 8 p.m., Jan. 23 at St. John’s AME Church, 810 N. Carrollton Avenue, Baltimore, Md. 21217. The service of...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    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....

    In Memoriam: Letitia Mae Short Maddox

    By AFRO Staff Letitia Mae Short Maddox, a stay-at-home mom, died September 4 at the age of 95. The cause of death was undisclosed. Maddox, daughter of the late James Edward Short and Hattie Pauline Bundy...

    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...

    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,...

    UM Football Player McNair Remembered as `320 pound Teddy Bear’

    By AFRO Staff Jordan Martin McNair, a promising collegiate football  at the University of Maryland, collapsed suddenly during football practice on May 29 and died on June 13. He was 19. McNair, the  son of Tonya...

    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...

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