Obituaries

Obituaries Archives

Remembering the life of Reginald Dwight Linyear

November 18, 2021

Reginald D. Linyear was born on August 27, 1944, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to the late Jesse and Ruth Linyear. Reginald graduated from Xavier Prep High School (New Orleans) in 1961. His education continued with advanced studies at Louisiana State University (New Orleans), Southern University of New Orleans, an Associate Degree in Accounting and Business… [Read More]

Colin Powell, first black US Secretary of State, dies of COVID-19 complications amid cancer battle

October 21, 2021

Colin Powell, the retired four-star general who became the country’s first black Secretary of State and chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, died Monday, October 18, 2021 due to complications from COVID-19, his family said in a statement on Facebook. Powell, 84, was fully vaccinated from COVID-19, his family said, and had been treated… [Read More]

‘The Wire’ and ‘Lovecraft Country’ actor Michael K. Williams found dead in NYC apartment

September 9, 2021

Michael K. Williams, an actor best known for his role as Omar Little on HBO’s “The Wire,” has died. He was 54. Williams was found dead in his New York City apartment Monday, September 6, 2021, a law enforcement official told CNN. “It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Emmy… [Read More]

Remembering Rosa M. Cameron

September 2, 2021

Rosa M. Cameron Age 73 yrs. August 14, 2021. She was preceded in death by her son Patrick Perine. Beloved mother of Reginald Perine, Lazanda Perine, LaRosa Allen, Robin Bennett, Chewatanie McDuffie, Chrisha (Willie)Minnifield, Chifawndie Duncan, Chontanite Robinson and Corey (Santana) Harris. Also survived by 22 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and a host of other loving… [Read More]

Announcement of Homegoing services for the Rev. Dr. Garry B. Levy

August 26, 2021

It is with a heavy heart that the Levy family and the congregation of True Love Missionary Baptist Church announce the passing of their pastor the Rev. Dr. Garry B. Levey, on August 21, 2021. On April 1, 2006, Reverend Dr. Garry Levy became the proud pastor of True Love Missionary Baptist Church in Milwaukee… [Read More]

The Legacy of Geraldine Fowlkes

August 19, 2021

Geraldine Fowlkes was born August 10, 1931 to Andrew and Johnie Mae Franks in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She departed this life peacefully in her sleep on February 8, 2021 at the age of 89. Geraldine lived in Milwaukee her entire life and attended Pleasant View and Townsend Elementary Schools, Peckham Junior High and Rufus King High… [Read More]

Johnnye Pearl Barnes: A Life to Emulate

August 19, 2021

Johnnye Pearl Barnes was born in Arcola, Mississippi to Fletcher and Robbie Lee Williams Barnes on July 15, 1933. Early in her life, her parents and grandparents, Lou Emma Clark and Ed and Della Johnson, strongly instructed and encouraged Johnnye Pearl to have a personal relationship with the Lord and to also secure as much… [Read More]

Dennis Thomas, Kool & the Gang co-founding member, dead at 70

August 12, 2021

Dennis Thomas, longtime saxophonist and co-founder of Kool & the Gang, has died at the age of 70. Thomas, also known as “Dee Tee,” died peacefully in his sleep Saturday, August 8, 2021, in New Jersey, according to the legendary funk band’s official Twitter account. The Associated Press reports that he is survived by his… [Read More]

Remembering Mother Clara Atwater

August 12, 2021

Mother Clara Atwater died August 2, 2021. She was 86 years old. Atwater founded Love Tabernacle Church where she served as pastor; and Gingerbread Land, Inc., a nonprofit organization reaching out to those in need of support, guidance, and love. She started her ministry after relocating to Milwaukee from Detroit in the early 1960s.  She… [Read More]

Homegoing Celebration of Mother Corrine Miller

August 12, 2021

Mother Corrine Miller was born in Memphis, TN on December 29, 1934 to Nod Davis and Malinda Dolman. She was born into a family of four brothers and four sisters. Corrine was adopted at birth by David and Lula Sims in Memphis. Corrine met Charles Miller, Sr., in September 1950 and they went on to… [Read More]