Obituaries

Obituaries: April 13-19, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: April 13-19, 2016 Edition

| April 13, 2016

K’lonie Howard-Merriweather, infant daughter of Kyesha Merrivweather and Xavion Howard, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave. Deborah D. Jones, 57, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016, at Parkview Hospital Randallia. Born in Seattle, Wash., Deborah enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cooking, reading, and […]

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Sylvia Kathleen Aden, first lady of Southern Heights Baptist, crosses over at 76

Sylvia Kathleen Aden, first lady of Southern Heights Baptist, crosses over at 76

| April 8, 2016

Sylvia Kathleen Aden, 76, departed this life on Friday, April 1, 2016. She was born on July 9, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pa. She was a graduate of Glassboro High School, Glassboro, N.J. and from the Cooper Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse. A nurse and later teacher in F.W.C.S. (Fort Wayne Community Schools), […]

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Obituaries: April 6-12 Edition

Obituaries: April 6-12 Edition

| April 6, 2016

Ozie Bell Dates, 94, departed this life on Friday, March 18, 2016, at St. Joseph Hospital. She was known to many as “Mama Bell.” She was born on June 11, 1921 in Troy, Ala. Mama Bell retired from Magnavox and was a lifelong member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness. Mama Bell moved to […]

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Sports legend, community champion Eugene Parker transitions at 60

Sports legend, community champion Eugene Parker transitions at 60

| April 5, 2016

Accomplishments of character stood even taller than business successes From various reports including Frost Illustrated staff reports FORT WAYNE—The shocking news came on a day that everyone hoped it was truly a bad joke or at the least, a misunderstand. On April 1, people in Fort Wayne awoke to the devastating news that one of […]

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Community defender, Dr. Chasiti Falls crosses over at 37

Community defender, Dr. Chasiti Falls crosses over at 37

| April 4, 2016

Covered variety of issues for Frost Illustrated as contributing editor FORT WAYNE—A brilliant light that once shone brightly in this community has transitioned to shed that light in another realm. Dr. Chasiti Iketia Falls, 37, made her transition, passing away peacefully on Saturday, March 26. Born July 24, 1978 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Carl […]

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Spotlight: I’ll Remember ‘MaBelle’ Ozzie Dates (June 11, 1921-March 18, 2016)

Spotlight: I’ll Remember ‘MaBelle’ Ozzie Dates (June 11, 1921-March 18, 2016)

| March 30, 2016

  By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that you’re still taking time out of yours days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel, on our journey of love to […]

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Obituaries: March 30-April 5, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: March 30-April 5, 2016 Edition

| March 30, 2016

Michael DeWayne James was born May 28, 1958 in Fort Wayne, Ind.  He was  the son of Gerald and Beverly A. James.  He departed this earthly life on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Summit City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 57. He confessed his faith in Christ and baptized at Turner Chapel AME […]

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Obituaries: March 23-29, 2016

Obituaries: March 23-29, 2016

| March 23, 2016

Ollie Mae Jackson, 65, of Fort Wayne, died on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016.

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Obituaries: March 16-22, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: March 16-22, 2016 Edition

| March 16, 2016

Cletious Mae Ricketts, 77, passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Washington DC, Cletious had been a resident of Fort Wayne for 59 years. She was a cook for Fort Wayne Schools. She was a community volunteer and enjoyed working with children. Surviving are her children, Veda Lynn […]

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Obituaries March 9-15, 2016 Edition

Obituaries March 9-15, 2016 Edition

| March 9, 2016

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