Spiritual Matters

Renowned sports agent, businessman, local icon Eugene Parker

Renowned sports agent, businessman, local icon Eugene Parker

| April 13, 2016

Eugene Parker, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Born Feb. 24, 1956, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Fletcher Stephens and Jessie Parker. In his early years, he attended Concordia High School where he was a star basketball player and a two-time Allen County Player of the Year. He set a sectional-record […]

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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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Payday lending abomination in plain sight, says Baptist leader

Payday lending abomination in plain sight, says Baptist leader

| April 12, 2016

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Every once in awhile, a congressional committee hearing can almost seem like a time to grab your popcorn and a seat to hear the exchanges and varying opinions. On April 5, a U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on consumer finance regulations became one such […]

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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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Leaving a baby in God’s hands

Leaving a baby in God’s hands

| April 7, 2016

Jerry Costello for The Christophers This is a story about the church. Our church. It might be a Christmas story, because it has a baby in a manger. It might be an Easter story, because it has the happiest of endings. Or it might be an everyday story; you never know. Best of all, it’s […]

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Prayer the Heartbeat of Revival: Pilgrim Baptist Church

Prayer the Heartbeat of Revival: Pilgrim Baptist Church

| April 6, 2016

By Clarence L. Hicks, interim pastor of Pilgrim Baptist Church Special to Frost Illustrated Pilgrim Baptist Church is requesting your attendance during five days of spiritual uplifting. We will have two days of prayer, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., April 11 and April 12, and three days of revival April 12, April 14 and […]

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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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Churches go green, save green, clean God’s green earth

Churches go green, save green, clean God’s green earth

| April 5, 2016

By Avis Thomas-Lester, Urban News Service The biggest challenge at the Reverend Dr. Earl D. Trent Jr.’s historic black church is raising enough money to do the Lord’s work. Trent, pastor of  Washington, D.C.’s Florida Avenue Baptist Church, was grappling with that very issue five years ago when he heard a presentation about how going […]

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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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