Obituaries

The Life’s Journey of Nathan Conyers

May 3, 2018

Milwaukee civil rights leader Vel Phillips passes away at 94

April 19, 2018

Lifelong trailblazer and civil rights advocate Vel R. Phillips died Tuesday, April 17, 2018, leaving a legacy of fighting for equality that has inspired generations. Phillips, 94, was praised by city leaders as an unwavering voice for justice who deeply changed Milwaukee. “She was a lonely warrior for a long time,” Mayor Tom Barrett said…. [Read More]

Freedom fighter Winnie Mandela dies at 81

April 5, 2018

Long-time South African anti-apartheid campaigner, ex-wife of Nelson Mandela and former first lady Winnie Madikizela-Mandela died on April 2, 2018, at the age of 81. Family spokesman Victor Dlamini confirmed earlier on Monday that Mrs. Mandela “succumbed peacefully in the early hours of Monday afternoon surrounded by her family and loved ones” following a long… [Read More]

Linda Brown Thompson, student at the center of landmark Brown v. Board of Education, dead at 75

March 29, 2018

Linda Brown Thompson, who as a young girl was the student at the center of the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education that declared school segregation unconstitutional, has died on Sunday, March 25, 2018 in Topeka, Kansas. She was 75. The Peaceful Rest Funeral Chapel in Topeka confirmed it is handling funeral… [Read More]

Lee Holloway, former Milwaukee County Board chairman, passes

March 22, 2018

Lee Holloway, a long-time Milwaukee County Board supervisor and chairman, was a blunt and liberal representative of his 5th District residents. Holloway described himself as “the product of blue-collar, working-class people.” As a politician, Holloway was known to be bombastic and successful. In his time at the courthouse, he led efforts to create a county… [Read More]

In Loving Memory Of Eugenia Hicks

March 8, 2018

Eugenia Hicks was the sixth of eight children born to the union of James and Mattie Rooters. She entered this world on June 12, 1923, in Pine Bluff, AR. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Prairie Lake Missionary Baptist Church in Wilkins, AR. Eugenia attended Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC),… [Read More]

In Loving Memory of Nellie M. Durrell

March 2, 2018

Sunrise: December 26, 1927 Sunset: January 30, 2018 On January 30, 2018, at 90 years of age, Nellie M. Durrell departed this life into Eternal Rest. She leaves to cherish her memory 3 nieces, 3 nephews and many extended family and friends. A Funeral Mass celebrating her life was held on Saturday, February 24, 2018,… [Read More]

Charles F Jackson

June 15, 2017

Mary L Golden

October 21, 2016

Washington Hill

October 7, 2016