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Sarah Jane Swanegan

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January 28, 1933 – July 12, 2014


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Enola Mae Johnson

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November 10, 1940 – July 10, 2014

Enola Mae Howard-Johnson “Big Girl” was born November 10, 1940 in Carbondale, Illinois to John and Julia Howard. She was a twin with Etrola and they were two of twelve children.

Enola received he education in Carbondale, IL at “Attucks School” before moving to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There she completed her education as a “Hair Technician Specialist”.

She attended New Jerusalem Church under the leadership of Pastor Reverend Stewart, where she was a member and piano player, which she loved the most. She enjoyed being with her family and friends. She loved to play bingo and having yard sales on Saturdays.

Enola had a pure concern for others and a heart as big as gold. Her warm spirit and smile will be greatly missed …

On July 10, 2014 Enola was called home to glory after serving her purpose here on earth. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, twin sister Etrola, and all siblings, but one brother and one sister.

She leaves to cherish her memory sister Virginia Anderson of Milwaukee, WI; brother Johnny Howard of Schumburg, IL; god-daughter Chanette Jackson, and a host nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends …


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Pastora Padilla

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August 9, 1921 – July 9, 2014


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Ramona Ventura

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Augusts 21, 1915 – July 9, 2014


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Ana Maria Melgoza

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June 28, 1928 – July 7, 2014


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Maria Esther Arias

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November 15, 1958 – July 1, 2014


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Monnie Doris Fifer

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February 7, 1921 – June 30, 2014


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Rogelio Corona Cecena

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March 25, 1961 – June 30, 2014


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Antonio Martinez Diaz

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December 1, 1923 – June 30, 2014


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Dennis Lee Brauer

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October 2, 1948 – June 29, 2014


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Catarina Hernandez

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November 25, 1941 – June 29, 2014


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Fannie Joyce Zills

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December 31, 1931 – June 29, 2014


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Bette Jone Lynskey

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January 4, 1930 – June 27, 2014


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Rodolfo Mejia

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June 21, 1942 – June 26, 2014


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June 26, 2014


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Alex Lambert

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May 21, 1951 – June 26, 2014

Alex Lambert was born on May 21, 1951 in San Diego, California. He was the fourth of twelve children born to the union of Clifford Sr. and Ola Mae Lambert.

He received his formal education from San Diego High School and worked for 20 years with the City of San Diego’s Water Department. He was blessed with four beautiful children, three daughters and one son. Tashawna Lambert, Allex Lambert, Marquita Lambert, and Alysse Peek.  Despite life’s challenges, he was working on strengthening his relationship with God and his children, he was a loving son, brother, Grandpa and a dear friend.  He was a hard worker who put everyone’s needs before his.  He was funny and always had a joke or a story to tell to anyone and everyone who would take the time to listen to him.  He had a smile that would brighten everyone’s day, which will be truly missed.  He will be remembered by his kindness to others, his devotion to his family and his faithfulness to mankind. We love him and will miss him, but God loved him best and called him home.  We have faith and comfort in knowing that God has gained another angel and as you pass through those pearly gates, we are certain we will hear you say. “Bay-Ba-Bay-Ba!!!!!“.

Alex was preceded in death by his parents Clifford Sr. & Ola Mae Lambert , He leaves to celebrate his memory, his daughter, Tashawna Lambert of San Diego, CA; son Allex Lambert II of San Diego, CA, daughter Marquita Lambert of Los. Angeles, CA, daughter Alysse Peek of San Diego, CA. Two grandchildren: De’Vaughn Williams of Los Angeles, CA & Allex Lambert III of San Diego, CA; Five Brothers:  Clifford Lambert Jr.(Sheryl) of San Diego, Richard Lambert (Lucile) of Las Vegas, NV, Donald Lambert of San Diego, CA, Dumas Lambert (Joyce) of Orlando FL; Seven Sisters:  Shirley Porter, Betty Bennett, Reginna Joann Russell of Temecula, CA, Brenda Smith, Carolyn, Melinda and Jacqueline Lambert all of  San Diego, CA and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends to mourn his passing.


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Geraldine Gendry

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March 11, 1937 – June 25, 2014


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Geneva Lois Emerson Lindsay

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May 28, 1911 – June 25, 2014

Mother Geneva Lindsay fought long and hard to live as long, and as fully, as she possibly could. When on June 25th she said, after living 103 years I’m tired and ready for my new life with the Lord. Geneva Lois Lindsay was born out of the union between Tony N. Emerson and Marrie Posey Emerson on May 28, 1911 in Anderson, South Carolina.  Lois Emerson’s parents were hard working sharecroppers who had 12 children and helped raise 2 grandchildren in the South. All of whom have preceded her in death.

As a young adult Mother Lindsay left South Carolina for a job in the tobacco industry of Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the early 1930s. She met and married her first husband Robert Lindsay there. Soon afterwards she became part of the “Great Migration” leaving the South for the Eastern Seaboard.  She spent time in Delaware, Baltimore, and New Jersey before ending up in New York at the end of the Harlem Renaissance era.  She loved NYC and was able to start a new career as a seamstress in a factory making hats and caps during the 1940s.

Mother Lindsay had 2 children in the 1950s and joined her sister Gertrude in Detroit, where she lived for the next 23 years. She became a domestic worker and driver.  She attended the Rev. C.L. Franklin’s New Bethel Baptist Church. She lived near the famous Hitsville USA and enjoyed the great Motown era.

In 1976, Mother retired and moved to San Diego, California.  She joined St. Stephen’s COGIC shortly thereafter, and became a member of the Sanctuary Choir.  She loved singing and traveling with the choir.  She was a participant in the Southeast Community Garden; she loved to fish and taught herself to knit.

At age 87, she married Walter Robinson of San Diego. She made her own wedding dress and veil and said “I do” in Las Vegas.  She lost her husband due to a fatal car accident 10 months later in April, 1999. She was also preceded in death by her first daughter, Henrietta Emerson (approx. 1929) and her only son, Benjamin Holbrook who passed away in May, 2012.

Mother really enjoyed celebrating her birthday. She celebrated her 90th birthday in Las Vegas with a pool party, her 95th on a Carnival cruise to Mexico and her 100th on the Hornblower Yacht cruising on the San Diego Bay.  She lived in her home until 2012 when, for health and safety reasons, she became a resident of Chase Care Center, now known as San Diego Post-Acute. No longer able to get around, she still continued the celebrations with her 101st, 102nd, and 103rd birthdays at the nursing home.

God’s generous grace, along with Mother’s strong will and determination kept her going for such a long time, but after 2 health crisis back to back in February and March, she was never able to fully recuperate. Momma, Grandma and GG is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Dianne and Wayne Hampton, Sr.; two grandsons, Leon Dannie Morton III and Wayne Hampton, Jr (Regina); seven great- grandchildren; two god daughters; a host of other relatives, friends, brothers, and sisters in Christ.


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Carlos Francis Barbas III

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November 5, 1964 – June 24, 2014


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Jose J Gonzalez

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March 19, 1939 – June 24, 2014


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