Obituaries

Eunice Jackson Obituary (1926 – 2021)

Eunice Motte Jackson August 11, 1926 - May 3, 2021 Eunice Motte Jackson was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, the tenth of thirteen children of Charles Laurence Motte and Elizabeth (Bessie) Dyels Motte. She, her twin sister Bernice and their siblings were...

Elise Beatrice Harris Clarke: She never let anything stop her

Elise Beatrice Harris Clarke, eldest and sole surviving child of the late Ethel Travers Harris and her husband, East Baltimore physician, Bernard Harris Sr., (for whom School #250 is named) transitioned to eternal life at her Pikesville home on...

James Cawley Obituary

James J. Cawley of Media, Pa. died suddenly on April 7, 2021, at age 78. He is survived by his wife Nancy; his four children: Nancy (Shawn Burton) of Jacksonville Beach, Fl., Jim (Lisa) of Media, Pa., David (Julie)...

Leaders remember President of Washington Teachers Union after tragic Easter Sunday death

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com The well-known and beloved President of the Washington Teachers’ Union (WTU), Elizabeth Davis, 70, died tragically in a two-car crash on the evening of Easter Sunday.  With her sudden passing, local and national leaders alike...

Inside the wisdom and work of Frank B. Coakley

By Ralph E. Moore Special to the AFRO Frank B. Coakley was Chief Lending Officer for Baltimore Community Lending when he died. He was a genius with finance as well as a gentle giant among the citizens of Baltimore and the...

Reginal J. Daniels II Obituary

Reginald James Daniels II (Reggie), passed away on January 6th, 2021 at the age of 75 after a valiant battle with cancer in Ormond Beach, FL where he resided for the past 12 years.  His wife and grandson, Honovi,...

Prayerfully Announcing the Homegoing Service of Mr. Nathan Chapman

Mr. Nathan A. Chapman, Jr., age 63, of Baltimore MD, transitioned Saturday, January 17, 2021 in Seasons Hospice at Sinai Hospital. Mr. Chapman was born September 3, 1957 in Baltimore, MD. Mr. Chapman was an Investment Banker in the...

NAFEO celebrates life and legacy of former NAFEO CEO, Dr. Samuel L. Myers; calls...

The NAFEO Nation-- the 106 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and 80 Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) celebrates the life and rich legacy of Dr. Samuel L. Myers, NAFEO President (1977-1995) who passed on January 8, 2021 in his...

George D. Mitchell, Sr.- from labor to reward

George Davis Mitchell Sr. was the youngest of the four Mitchell brothers. He was born on January 1, 1952 and passed away Dec. 28, 2020. George became involved in his family’s fight for freedom early in life, with the...

Close in life and in death

By Ralph E. Moore Special to the AFRO Two family members with the same name and the same give-back-to-the-community spirits died within a few weeks of each other toward the end of unforgiving 2020. Lloyd Bowser Sr. and Lloyd Bowser Jr....

Obituary: Velma Edwards Wheeler

Velma Wheeler, 87, of Wilmington, Del. passed away peacefully on Dec. 17, 2020. Born in Enfield, N.C. and raised in the Belvidere community, Velma was a sweet, industrious woman who excelled in school, in her profession, and in her...

In Memoriam: The life and work of Rev. Mamie Althea Williams

By Joseph Green-Bishop Special to the AFRO The Rev. Mamie Althea Williams was an angelic servant of God who during nearly a half century of ministry profoundly and selflessly improved the lives of people throughout the world. A powerful orator and effective...

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