Obituaries

April Shané Anderson-Taylor

June 9, 2016

April Shané Anderson-Taylor was born on May 11, 1985 to parents Robert (step-father) and Misty Angel and Vada Lewis (biological father) in Champaign, Illinois. She received her elementary education through the Augusta (Georgia), Watertown (New York), Urbana (Illinois) and Franklin (Wisconsin) school systems. April graduated from Franklin High School in 2003. She eventually earned her… [Read More]

Norma Jean Bledsoe Wiesner

June 9, 2016

The breath of life entered Norma Jean’s body on August 22, 1944. Born to Angeline Webb (sharecropper) and James Stevenson (J.S.) Greer, she grew up picking cotton on a farm in Milan, Tennessee. At the age of 12, Norma moved with her family to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in search of a better life.

Reverend Henry Robinson

June 9, 2016

Reverend Henry Robinson was born on October 22, 1933 to the union of the late Charlie and Lina Robinson of Vance, Mississippi.

Mr. Earl C. Watts

June 9, 2016

Mr. Earl C. Watts, one of nine children from the union of father, the late Daniel Watts and mother, Irene Yetas Watts of Tatums, Oklahoma. Earl was born in the town of Tatums Oklahoma on the great date of April 14, 1932. He leaves to cherish his memories: sisters, Marie Morgan of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and… [Read More]

Earnest L. Daniels

June 9, 2016

Earnest L. Daniels, the husband of Luevenia Daniels, was born September 20, 1939 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Elbert Lee and Dorothy Willie Mae (Crawford) Daniels. He was preceded in death by his siblings: Alice (Daniels), Hazel Daniels Matthews, Jewelee Daniels Davis, and Archie S. Daniels.

Syphrona “Frona” Kane

June 9, 2016

Syphrona “Frona” Kane was born on June 15, 1921 in Verona, Mississippi to the union of Eddie and Eliza Bartlett. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Center Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

Antoine Duane Calaway

June 9, 2016

Antoine Duane Calaway was born on April 20, 1971 to the union of George and LaBelle Calaway in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He received his formal education in the Milwaukee and Wauwatosa public school systems. He attended grammar school at Milwaukee Montessori School and graduated from Wauwatosa West High School. Antoine continued his education at Milwaukee Institute… [Read More]

Tommie J. Noel

June 9, 2016

Tommie J. Noel was born on June 20, 1936 to the union of the late Estella and Andrew Noel. He received his formal education in Lexington, Mississippi. Tommie was raised by his grandmother, along with his first cousin, Aggie Noel. Aggie and Tommie developed a brother and sister relationship; they were very close.

Louise McGrew Bracey

June 9, 2016

Louise McGrew Bracey was born on April 18, 1922, in Yazoo, Mississippi, to the union of the late Isaac and Leanna (Cowan) McGrew. Louise accepted Christ at an early age in Mississippi, and when she moved to Milwaukee, became a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, where she remained faithful in attendance until her… [Read More]

Brenson McKee, Sr.

June 9, 2016

Brenson McKee, Sr. was born April 20, 1916 to Nettie and Thomas McKee in Durand, Georgia. Brenson received his education in the Durand Public Schools District and later in Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS). He moved from Durand to Milwaukee at age 13. In 1937, Brenson joined the Army and was honorably discharged in 1943. In… [Read More]