Obituaries

Obituaries Archives

Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr., an evangelical adviser to Donald Trump, dead at 66

November 12, 2020

Bishop Harry Jackson Jr., a prominent pastor and evangelical adviser to Donald Trump, has reportedly passed away. According to a statement from Bishop Jackson’s church, via Religion News, the 66-year-old passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020. “It is with a heavy heart that we notify you that our beloved Bishop Harry R. Jackson, Jr.,… [Read More]

Herb Adderley, Green Bay Packers star of the 1960s, passes at 81

November 5, 2020

Herb Adderley, the Hall of Fame cornerback who played for Coach Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packer teams that won five NFL championships in the 1960s, including the first two Super Bowls, and then helped take the Dallas Cowboys to their first Super Bowl victory, died on Friday, October 30, 2020. He was 81. The Pro… [Read More]

Bishop Rance Allen, revered gospel music legend, dies at 71

November 5, 2020

Bishop Rance Allen, an acclaimed singer and highly influential figure in the modern gospel music genre, died on Saturday, October 31, 2020. He was 71. “While recovering from a medical procedure at Heartland ProMedica (in Sylvania, Ohio), Bishop Rance Allen passed away around 3 a.m. this morning,” said Allen’s wife, Ellen Allen, and his manager,… [Read More]

Pamela Hutchinson of R&B group The Emotions, dead at 61

September 24, 2020

Pamela Hutchinson, famed R&B singer with family group “The Emotions,” has died at the age of 61, according to a post on the band’s official Facebook page Sunday, Septemeber 20, 2020. “Pam succumbed to health challenges that she’d been battling for several years,” the post read. “Now our beautiful sister will sing amongst the angels… [Read More]

Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played icon Jackie Robinson and T’Challa/Black Panther, passes at 43

September 3, 2020

Chadwick Boseman, star of “Black Panther,” died on Friday, August 28, 2020, after a four-year battle with colon cancer, his rep confirmed to Variety. He was 43. Before he was cast as the Marvel Studios superhero, Boseman’s career first exploded with his portrayals of Black American icons Jackie Robinson (in 2013’s “42”) and James Brown… [Read More]

John Thompson Jr., the first Black coach to win the NCAA championship, dies age 78

September 3, 2020

John Thompson Jr., the first Black basketball head coach to win the NCAA National Championship, died at his Arlington, Virginia, home on Sunday, August 30, 2020, according to his family. He was 78. Thompson had been suffering from multiple health challenges, a family source said. The cause of death is unknown. He was surrounded by… [Read More]

Remembering the life of Dorothy J. Fisher

August 27, 2020

Fondly called Dothee, Dottie, Dot and Dorothea by family and friends, Dorothy Jean Toombs was born in Ripley, Tennessee, on July 27, 1950. She was the second eldest of eleven children born to James and Louise (Mann) Toombs, both natives of Tennessee. Dorothy migrated as a small child with her family to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where… [Read More]

John Lewis, towering figure of Civil Rights era, dies at 80

July 23, 2020

John Robert Lewis, the son of sharecroppers who survived a brutal beating by police during a landmark 1965 march in Selma, AL, to become a towering figure of the civil rights movement and a longtime US congressman, has died after a six-month battle with cancer. He was 80. “It is with inconsolable grief and enduring… [Read More]

Civil rights icon Rev. C.T. Vivian dies at 95

July 23, 2020

Civil rights leader Rev. Cordy Tindell “C.T.” Vivian has died at age 95, his daughter Kira Vivian told CNN. Vivian passed away at his Atlanta home of natural causes Friday, July 17, 2020. “He was the sweetest man,” Kira Vivian said. “He was so loving. What a loving dad. He was the best father throughout… [Read More]

In Loving Memory Of Sandra Campbell Scott

July 2, 2020

Sandra Campbell Scott was born on September 11, 1954 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was born to Alfredia Scott and Freddie Jones, with a loving father, Frank James Campbell, who raised her from birth. She was preceded in death by her dad, Freddie Jones, siblings Mary Jane (died at birth), Arjean Campbell, Alfred Holiman, Gloria Jones… [Read More]