Obituaries - Baltimore

Remembering A Baltimore Hero

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By Micha Green, AFRO Washington D.C. Editor Father, husband, beloved Baltimorean and Maryland’s Seventh Congressional District Democratic Representative, Elijah Cummings, died in the early morning of Oct. 17, due to complications from long-standing health challenges, according to his office. He...

In Memoriam: Lemuel Arthur Lewie, Jr.

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Lemuel Arthur Lewie, Jr., was born in Columbia, South Carolina in 1919 to Dr. Lemuel A. Lewie, Sr. and Mrs. Ophelia McDaniel Lewie. His father graduated from Howard University Dental School in 1907. His father was the first black...

Baltimore City Radio Show Host, Community Activist and Pastor, Rev. Dr. St. George I.B....

For Immediate Release Contact: Christy Baldwin- 443-838-0664 christyjoystewart@gmail.com Outspoken, dedicated and trailblazing community leader, political activist and pastor, Rev. Dr. St. George I. B. Crosse passed away on August 7, 2019. He was 79 years old. He battled Dementia and died from...

Celebrating a ‘Hart’ Filled with Life and Love

By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, Special to the AFRO When family and friends gather July 17 to celebrate the life that blessed them so much, they’ll remember in concert Deacon Filmore W. Hart, the man with a heart that just couldn’t...

Dr. Irving Spear Hamer, Jr., Leader In Urban Education

By AFRO Staff New York, New York. June 3, 2019 -- Dr. Irving Spear Hamer, Jr., (January 6, 1946 – May 4, 2019) a tireless innovative advocate for elevating school performance through revamping the infrastructure of the education system, fair...

PRIOR OBITUARY

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Joseph Cecil Pryor, Sr. was born June 4th 1950 to the late Rollen H. and Annie Mae Pryor, the 4th child out of eight. He graduated from Edmondson High School in 1968. He got a job with the Post...

Pastor of Ray of Hope Baptist Church Dies

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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 over regular Sunday morning services...

Services for Beverly Evans Johnson

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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 Johnson; her father Arthur Evans; brother, Maurice...

Homegoing Services for Mack B. Simpson Jr.

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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 celebration will be held 7...

Genesta Lane, 97, AFRO Founder’s Great Granddaughter

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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. and Genesta Jenkins. She had...

Services to be Held for Baltimore Minister, 83

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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 in the city, Rev. Dr....

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 holistic life practitioner. He was...

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