Obituaries

Obituaries Archives

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]

Bonnie Pointer, founding member of The Pointer Sisters, dead at 69

June 11, 2020

Bonnie Pointer, one of the founding members of the group The Pointer Sisters, died Monday, June 8, 2020, according to her sister, Anita Pointer She was 69. “Our family is devastated; on behalf of my siblings and I and the entire Pointer family, we ask for your prayers at this time,” Anita Pointer said in… [Read More]

Local funeral home owner and businessman Arthur Reid, Jr., passes at age 82

June 4, 2020

Arthur Reid, Jr., business man, founder and president of Reid’s New Golden Gate Funeral Home and a longtime benefactor of student education in Milwaukee, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020. He was 82 years old. Arthur Reid was born in Jackson, Tennessee. His family relocated to Milwaukee when he was 13 years old. He first became… [Read More]

In Loving Memory of Dorothy Balenger Stanley

June 4, 2020

Dorothy Frances Balenger was born on August 11, 1927 to the union of Russell T. and Dorothy (nee: Adams) Balenger in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dorothy received her formal education in the Milwaukee Public School system in Milwaukee, WI; Cincinnati Public School System in Cincinnati, Ohio; and the St. Paul Public School System in St. Paul, Minnesota…. [Read More]

Former White House butler who served 11 presidents dies after contracting coronavirus

May 28, 2020

Wilson Roosevelt Jerman, a former White House butler who worked under 11 US Presidents, has died after contracting coronavirus. He was 91 years old. His granddaughter, Shanta Taylor Gay, told CNN. Jerman died on May 16, 2020. “He was authentic. He was a quiet but stern man. Very giving, never fussed or complained. Always said… [Read More]

In Loving Memory of Charles Oliver Woods

May 28, 2020

Charles Oliver Woods was born in Mt. Vernon, Illinois on February 2, 1929, to the union of Northern Henry Woods and Retta Mae Newcomb. After graduating high school, Charles enlisted in the military and served his country, including a year’s tour of duty in Germany. He was married to the love of his life, Doris… [Read More]

R&B lost three legends this weekend in Little Richard, Andre Harrell and Betty Wright

May 14, 2020

It was a tough weekend for rhythm and blues with the deaths of three musical icons. Singers Betty Wright and Little Richard along with music executive Andre Harrell died this weekend. All had major impacts on R&B and the music industry as a whole. If one wasn’t moving the genre forward, another was introducing the… [Read More]

What is the Measure of a Man? Muhammad Sabir

May 7, 2020

Muhammad Sabir Sept. 3, 1948 to May 1, 2020 at 11:05 a.m. A child was born into life 1948, grew to become a man named Clayton Jackson, one of four in the union of Ms. Beulah and Gus Jackson. He converted to Islam in the 70’s and he became known as Muhammad Sabir (Praise worthy/Extreme… [Read More]

Former Journal Sentinel columnist Eugene Kane dies at 63

April 23, 2020

Longtime Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Eugene Kane, who stirred the pot on race and its impact on Milwaukee’s African American community and the central city, was found dead in his east side apartment Thursday, April 16, 2020; he was 63. No foul play was suspected; the medical examiner conducted testing for COVID-19 over the weekend… [Read More]

Veteran WISN 12 journalist Mike Anderson passes away

April 23, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that WISN 12 News reports longtime journalist Mike Anderson has passed away. Mike died suddenly Tuesday, April 21, 2020 surrounded by family after suffering a fatal brain aneurysm. He was 67 years old. WISN 12 News Director Ben Hart shared the news with station staff Tuesday morning. Mike began his… [Read More]