Posted on Nov 27, 2013 in Obituaries | 0 comments
October 16, 1956 – November 14, 2013
Services: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 11:00 a.m.
Greater Apostolic Faith Temple Church
Denise Elaine Fuller was born on October 16, 1956, in Seattle, Washington. She was born to Barbara Jean Greer and Willie “Sonny” Greer. At three years old. She moved to San Diego with her parents. As a child she loved to sing and dance. She enjoyed school. She attended Balboa Gompers middle school, and she graduated from Lincoln High School. Most of her work career was dedicated to being a credit counselor.
Denise’s passion was her children and grandchildren. She loved attending her son’s Trenell and Roshaun’s football games. She was their biggest cheerleader. She had a chance to fly to Oakland to see her older son Trenell, earlier this year, and attended her granddaughter Tre’Nia’s high school graduation-with honors. In January 2013, she went to Big Bear. She had a blast with her two granddaughters Reneaja and Raeyana. She made sure everyone knew that she had a ball. Sheloved to jam to 2Pac whom she jokingly called her “boyfriend”.
Denise found the Lord early in life. She re-dedicated her life to the Lord three years ago. She was baptized at “Greater Apostolic Faith Temple Church”. She was cleansed thoroughly with the blood of Jesus Christ.
While on this journey called life, she reconnected with her “Knight and shining armor” Freddy Fuller. After many years of courting on and off, they finally became “man and wife” on November 1, 2013. She was so happy and in love with life. Here spirit shined so bright. She touched many people with her mentoring spirit.
Denise went home peacefully, to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 14, 2013. She leaves behind to grieve her departure, her loving husband Freddy Fuller, two son’s: Trenell and Roshaun, a host of grandchildren: Trenell Jr., Kordale, Tre’Vonnte, Kelsey, Tre’ Nia, Tre’Si, Ormoni, Reneaja, Raeyana, Kyah, Ja’Nylah, and Rodneisha and a great-grandchildren: Harlem and Kourtney. Her loving mother Barbara and her companion Sammie. She is also survived by her five siblings: Dee Dee “Monroe”, Dennis, Dwayne, Dwight, One sister: Doreen; a brother-n- law: Bobby . Two beautiful daughter-n-laws, La’Kisha and Kisha, and a host of nieces and nephews . . . . Thank you.
Posted on Nov 23, 2013 in Obituaries | 0 comments
December 25, 1910 – November 10, 2013
Services: Saturday, November 23, 2013 1:00 p.m.
Preferred Cremation & Burial Chapel
Sister Myrdie Lockett was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on December 25, 1910 to Cora and John Johnson. She was one of six children. At the age of six they moved to Poplar Bluff, Mo. where her father hoped and felt that opportunities would be better for them as a family.
Ma Deah always had great stories to tell about fishing, catching eels by mistake, raising chickens as pets (she was expected to later eat and refused) and all the trouble her baby sis, Aunt Al, and her brothers could get into. Of course, at the time she was born there was no census and thus a lot of history went unrecorded. One of the saddest events for Ma Deah was that her mother was Cherokee, had been raised on the reservation by her grand-father and none of the family ever met him.There are no records to trace him.
Ma Deah was very proud of the fact that they were not slaves, and, that she had no idea what cotton looked like if it was not in a bolt of cloth. Her family was considered very affluent since they owned a surrey, a buggy and some horses. When she was ten, the doctor advised the family that her health would consider to fail unless they relocated and thus they became permanent residents of St. Louis, Mo and finally East St. Louis, Ill.
She joined the church at eleven years old, and was a very faithful Christian until her death. Not only did she talk the talk – she walked the walk. She now has her wings.
Ma Deah married at the age of fifteen and gave birth to two children. She provided support for her family by becoming a beautician – she was known as the baddest hair dresser in East St. Louis. An accident on the bus ended her career after twenty five years. It was at this point she began to volunteer with the Neighborhood House. When she relocated to San Diego she continued her volunteerism by working with Rosemary Pope at the Sr. Center, volunteering at the Neighborhood House, coordinating the Brown Bag Program in her apartment complex and supporting as many community programs as possible. She did all of this up until she was ninety years young!!
She is proceeded in death by her parents, her siblings and both children. However, she leaves as her legacy four grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sixteen great-great grandchildren and four great-great-great-grandchildren along with a host of nieces and nephews.
She was extremely proud of her family and it is our mission to continue to make her so.
Posted on Nov 16, 2013 in Obituaries | 0 comments
August 2, 1947 – November 9, 2013
Services: Saturday, November 16, 2013 11:00 a.m.
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
625 Quail St., San Diego CA 92102
William “Bill” Pratt was born on August 2, 1947 in Randolph County, Georgia to the late Albert and Louise Pratt. On the evening of November 9, 2013 at Sharp Hospital in Chula Vista, California he was called home.
Bill received his education at Ballard-Hudson High School-Bibb County Macon, Georgia. Upon graduation he worked as an apprentice in the local Barber Shop.
In 1966 he moved to Orange County-Santa Ana, California to seek better opportunities and to continue his life journey. While in Orange County Bill met Brother Brock, a man that he loved and looked up to. Together they operated an after school program for the neighborhood children in Orange County which taught what it meant to be black from our history to reparations.
Bill attended Santa Ana College where he received his A.A in Liberal Arts/Humanities, then soon went on to California State University, Fullerton where he received his B.A in Criminal Justice with a minor in Business Administration. He also received a certificate from the University of California Irvine in Criminal Justice Administration as well as his Real Estate License.
He had many jobs throughout his lifetime working as a Career Counselor, Counselor in the Federal Government Programs, Regional Vice President of Primerica Financial Services, Financial Adviser at Security Consultants-Financial Marketing, Correctional officer and Counselor for the State of California, Department Director/Student Services Coordinator for Associated Technical College, World Leadership Group, a Security guard for the San Diego Unified School District and many other small business projects.
Bill Pratt, although seen as a soft-spoken quiet man, his love for his family and friends spoke louder than his words ever did. He was a family man and good friend. His willingness to help others without hesitation will be remembered most. Bill was a hard working entrepreneur and was always eager to share his knowledge and business ventures with anyone that would listen. He loved basketball, dressing “sharp” in his suits and fedora hats and staying busy.
He leaves to cherish his memories his lifelong partner Patricia; Three daughters Latrece Pratt, Sharriefa Muhammad, and Zakiya Konadu; One son Ivan (Angela) Norwood; One sister Lucy Pratt; Two brothers John “Champ” Pratt (preceded in death) and Clarence Wright; Seven grandchildren: Shaakirah Muhammad, Justice Jackson, Quwi Muhammad, Taqee Muhammad, Ivan Norwood II, Ivan Norwood III and Ivan Norwood IV as well as a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Posted on Nov 8, 2013 in Obituaries | 1 comment
May 25, 1955 – October 30, 2013
Viewing: Friday, November 8, 2013 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Services: November 9, 2013
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
8472 Blossom Lane, Lemon Grove CA 3:00 p.m.
Maria Teran, of San Diego CA, died on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 peacefully in her home. She was 58. She was born on May 25, 1955 in, Guerrero Mexico. In 1972 she married Victor Teran, and together they had three children, Gabriela, Guadalupe and Victor. Maria worked as a Register Nurse Assistance at the Eldorado Care Center and dedicated herself to giving the best possible quality of life for her patients, regardless of disease or disability. A unique and happy soul, Maria was full of life and love. She enjoyed music, dancing and spending quality time with family and friends. She was a Loving wife, mother, mother in law and grandmother. She will be greatly missed. Maria is survived by her husband, children and grandchildren. A visitation service organized at Preferred Cremation & Burial and will be held at 6529 University Avenue San Diego, CA 92115 on November 8, 2013 from 5pm-8pm. Funeral services will be held November 9, 2013 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 8472 Blossom Ln, Lemon Grove, CA from 3pm to 4pm.
But behold, the Lord hath redeemed my soul from hell; I have beheld his glory, and I am encircled about eternally in the arms of his love. 2 Nefi 1:15
And I soon go to the place of my rest, which is with my Redeemer; for I know that in him I shall rest. And I rejoice in the day when my mortal shall put on immortality, and shall stand before him; then shall I see his face with pleasure, and he will say unto me: Come unto me, ye (Maria) blessed, there is a place prepared for you in the mansions of my Father. Amen. Enos 1:27
Posted on Nov 5, 2013 in Obituaries | 0 comments
September 6, 1983 – October 17, 2013
Viewing: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Services: November 5, 2013 Preferred Cremation & Burial Chapel 6:00 p.m.
Posted on Nov 4, 2013 in Obituaries | 1 comment
October 4, 1918 – October 20, 2013
Services: November 4, 2013 New Creation Church 11:00 a.m.
Opal Louis West was born October 4, 1918, in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was the eldest of seven children born to the late Louis and Theresa Chappell. Even at an early age she faced challenges, but she worked hard to overcome and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School with honors. After high school she attended Madam C. J. Walker Beauty College and became a licensed cosmetologist. Giving women and children that “extra special look” is what she loved about her profession.
In the early forties, Opal and her husband Louis Henry Smith and their young daughter, Sandra, moved to San Diego, California with other family members for more opportunities. Opal was employed at the North Island Naval Base for a short time. Shortly thereafter, she returned to the profession she loved and became co-owner of the Bon Bon Beauty Shop with Juanita Peterson. Prior to this time, she met and married Isaac West, Jr. They were blessed with three wonderful children, Teresa, Robert and Cynthia. With a growing family, she recognized the need for a more stable income and discovered greater opportunities in food services. Opal became a Food Services Manager in several retail stores and was well known cooking and serving at Kress Variety Store downtown San Diego. Being hired at the Naval Training Center, Opal became mother to sailors of all creeds finding comfort and peace while being well fed. She retired in 1992.
In 1963, Opal was appointed Church Mother of the Israelite Church of God in Christ by Pastor Harvey Jessie. From that day forward, Mother West’s calling and mission was revealed. Mother labored in the fields. The harvest was white and ready for harvest, so she went out even if she had to go alone. She was a soul winner and passionate for outreach. Mother organized the Mission Outreach Group others to join in to feed the hungry, clothed the naked, minister on “skid row” and care for young mothers and those sick and shut-in. God always gave her a word for the homeless and broken-hearted, drawing them to Christ. Mother was a faithful support of Sister Winnie’s Mission, now known as God’s Extended Hand. She taught the Word to those who had never heard the gospel and led them to Christ. In her eighties, Mother West was invited to minister to women in the CRASH Program. She brought hope and dignity to women in recovery. Prolific and godly teaching on self worth, life skills, restoration and the love of God encouraged women weekly. She was lovingly called, Ms. Opal.
Mother West was not only a singer but a poet and author. Often, God would deal with her in the prophetic realm and would minister to the body of Christ. She lived what she taught. She loved the Word of God and continually delved into the mysteries in the Word. Mother was an encourager for all. She served a President of the Mothers Board, a teacher in Prayer and Bible Band and Sunday School, a strong supporter for In-depth Bible Study and a Prayer Warrior for the San Diego Region. For many years she sponsored the Annual Baby Contest and the Luau. These were some of the most successful fundraisers for the church. Mother loved the Lord, her pastor and the people of God. No sacrifice was too great because she knew, “Whatever You Need, God’s Got It”.
On Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 11:30 pm, Mother West was released from her assignment here with her life stating, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” II Timothy 4:7-8.
She leaves to celebrate her homegoing, one sister, Bobbie Durst of Houston, TX; three daughters, Sandra Harris of Jeffersonville, IN, Teresa West of San Diego, CA, Cynthia Freeman of Chesapeake, VA and one son, Robert and daughter–in-law, Marguerite of San Diego, CA; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and a host of loving nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Posted on Nov 2, 2013 in Obituaries | 0 comments
August 27, 1961 – October 21, 2013
Jennifer Lynn Hempstead 51, of San Diego, California passed away peacefully, surrounded by all those who loved her deeply on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. She was the daughter of Norris and Dolores Tolliver. She was born August 27, 1961 in Beeville, Texas. She leaves to cherish her memory husband, James Edward Hempstead.
Jennifer graduated Madison High School and attended Ashford University, majoring in English. She was employed as a Home Health Nurse and was always willing to share her life experiences to help others in their time of need.
She was preceded in death by her father Norris Tolliver and sister Juvene Banks.
Jennifer is survived by her mother Delores Tolliver; three daughters; Tammy Bridgewater; Theresa Hill; Sara Williams; and son Brandon Hill; two sisters; Regina J. Evans, Jacquelyn Jackson; one brother, Jeffrey Jackson; sixteen grandchildren, one great-grand-daughter, and a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.
Posted on Nov 2, 2013 in Obituaries | 0 comments
April 10, 1970 – October 1, 2013
Kristina Marie Madsen, 43, passed away October 11, 2013 from a sudden heart attack. She is survived by her son and daughter, tyson Schlotfeldt and Ashley Madsen. Her parents, Priscilla and Richard Madsen; her sister and brother, Angela Rodriguez and Richard Madsen; and her loving bond, Tim Cook.
Posted on Oct 28, 2013 in Obituaries | 1 comment
November 15, 1946 – October 17, 2013
George “Jack” William Dolan, Jr. crossed the finish line on October 17, 2013 at the age of 66 after a courageous battle from complications of diabetes.
Jack was born on November 15, 1946 and a lifelong resident of San Diego. He attended St. Charles Borromeo, Our Lady of Angels, St. Augustine High School, and graduated from San Diego High School in 1964. He married the love of his life, Samuellette “Sami” Lynn Hudgens on April 21, 1966. Jack served as an aircraft/construction welder in the United States Air Force from 1966 to his Honorable Discharge in 1970. He was stationed at Nellis AFB in Southern Nevada and served a tour of duty in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam in 1969. Upon his return, he began his career at Pacific Bell from which he retired in 2002. Jack and Sami settled in Clairemont in 1971 where they raised their family.
With family by his side, Jack’s life passion was motorsport. He held numerous land speed records in both motorcycle and car classes, he was former President of the San Diego Roadster Club, Chief Steward of the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), Motorcycle Tech Inspector for Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Trials, Chief Mechanic for racing partners Doc Jeffries and Scott Guthrie, Technical Director for Dragbike, and Chairman and official timer of the Land Speed Authority. Jack was instrumental in the establishment of street racing diversion programs in San Diego to provide a safe, legal venue for racing and positive outreach to youth interested in motorsports. In retirement, his interests included junior dragster racing with his grandsons, sailing and modifying golf carts for street use. His faithful canine companions Amber, then Holly, were always by his side.
Jack was preceded in death by his eldest sister, Anne Dolan Smith (Roy). He is survived by his wife, Sami; children Jackie Dolan Stockman, Sean Dolan (Jen), and Christine Dolan Saunders (Darrell); grandsons Parker Stockman, Brendan Dolan, Jaxen Dolan, Ayden Dolan, and Baby Boy Saunders on the way; siblings Bill (Fran) Dolan, Chris Dolan, and Judy Dolan Pruett (Steve); along with many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 2:00-5:00 pm at JBA Speed Shop, home of the San Diego Roadster Club, 5675 Kearny Villa Road, San Diego, CA 92123. Please RSVP to email@example.com. In lieu of flowers, monetary gifts may be sent to the family to help defray expenses.
Posted on Oct 25, 2013 in Obituaries | 2 comments
October 12, 2010 – October 17, 2013
Gentle Savior please look down; There’s someone by your side A small bewildered three year old that needs you as her guide…
You’ll know she’s Angela if her smile could melt a heart of stone; She’s lost, for she has never in her short life been alone. There was no stain on Angela’s soul; no hatred and no fear. You must have loved her even more than we who mourn her here…
When night falls, could you tuck her in and help her with her prayers? I’d give so much to hear once more her footsteps on the stairs …
Please kiss her silky brow sometimes and give her joy & peace The glow she brought to all our lives Will NEVER ever cease…
Posted on Oct 23, 2013 in Obituaries | 0 comments
November 13, 1928 – October 18, 2013
Ruth Evelyn Daniels, 84, was born in Homer, LA on November 13, 1928 to Joe Henry, Sr. and Annie Mae Jackson. She passed away at her home in Chula Vista, CA surrounded by her loving family members on October 18, 2013.
She moved to Dallas, TX in her early twenty’s where she worked at Southern Methodist University of where she was a Dietician, where she was promoted to supervisor, until she retired in 1971. She then moved to San Francisco, CA where she worked as the head dietician at Hayes Convalescent Hospital. Ruth joined Neighborhood Baptist Church and became a member of the Nurses’ Guild. In 1975 she moved to Saginaw, MI and married James T. Daniels. Ruth worked as a dietician at Heaven Rich Elementary.
She later moved to San Diego, CA in 1977 and became a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Ruth later joined Grace Missionary Baptist Church where she was honored as the head of the Culinary Department. She also became a member of the Nurses’ Guild at Grace. In 1993, Ruth was honored as “Mother of the Year” by San Diego Councilman George Stevens. She loved kids, as evidenced by her being the caretaker for over 60 children in the San Diego area. Ruth eventually became a member of Exodus Baptist Church where she was fondly known as “Mother Daniels”.
She is preceded in death by her parents and sister; Lula B, and brothers; Elgin, Willie, Joe Jr., Carl, Louis T., Lewellyn, and Douglas.
Ruth is survived by her sister, Dorothy Crawford of San Francisco, CA and children; Bobbie Jean Herron (Eugene) of Oakley, CA, James Ray Daniels (Verna) of Dallas, TX, Vickie Palmer of San Diego, CA, Stanley Palmer III (Alfiea) of La Mesa, CA, Michael Palmer, of San Diego, CA, Darin Palmer, of San Diego, CA, Paula Turkson (George) of Menifee, CA, Yosmia Johnson (Hernandez) of Spring Valley, CA, Gregory Perkins of Menifee, CA, and Beverly Owens (Donald) of San Diego, Ca. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Health Essentials Hospice Care of San Diego, CA, for the loving care that they provided and their assistance in this difficult transition.
Posted on Oct 18, 2013 in Obituaries | 0 comments
November 2, 1935 – October 10, 2013
Graveside Services: Saturday, October 19, 2013 11:00 a.m. Holy Cross Cemetery
Lois passed on Thursday, October 10th in her Mira Mesa home. Born in Philadelphia to parents Sophie and Morris Steinberg on November 2nd, 1935. A steadfast prayer warrior, she established and ran prayer chains for a number of churches. Lois’ life was a celebration of faith as she moved from Judaism, through eastern religions, to Christianity and finally to Catholicism. She was a Eucharistic Minister and was as dedicated to her faith as she was to her friends and family. She touched many lives. She is survived by her son, Barry Diamond and will always be lovingly remembered.
Posted on Oct 17, 2013 in Obituaries | 1 comment
June 21, 1977 - October 16, 2013
Please help bring Vanessa home. After two years of fighting a rare form of cancer Vanessa’s battle is over. Vanessa resided and passed away in Las Vegas, Nevada. Now the family is seeking assistance in granting her final wish of coming back to San Diego. If you wish to contribute in this effort we hope to raise sufficient funds to not just bring her home, but also conduct a memorial service in her honor.
Please go to PayPal and enter this email to donate: firstname.lastname@example.org
All contributions will be used strictly for these costs. Thank you -
Posted on Oct 16, 2013 in Obituaries | 1 comment
April 4, 1949 – October 7, 2013
Judy Ann Bell affectionately known to everyone as Mer Mer, was born April 4, 1949 in Homer, Louisiana.. She was the oldest of five born to Birtie Davis (Clarence Davis, Sr.) Both preceded her in death.
Judy moved to San Diego, California in 1950 with her parents where she received her education at Emerson Elementary, Memorial Junior High, and Lincoln High School. She then went to work at Project Joe’s as a secretary (She was excellent in typing). Following that she decided she would enroll at City College studying Cosmetology. She loved to do hair. Mer-Mer ended her career with Caregiving for a duration of five years.
Judy accepted Christ at an early age, but rededicated herself to Christ in 2008 at New Assurance Baptist Church where she developed a close relationship with God.
Mer-Mer wants us to remember her for the CLASSY DIVA she was. For all the colored hair, long nails, fancy clothes, matching glasses, purses, shoes, and let’s not forget about her love of diamonds. Her infamous saying was ”after all it is my birthstone”. She was definitely a STAR. People use to say how did you end up in San Diego; you should be in HOLLYWOOD. To her, she was Hollywood; known to many as Ms. Mary J.
On October 7, 2013 Judy went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She will be missed and never forgotten. She leaves behind two daughters Shawn Pratt Williams (husband Demmone) Natasha Combs (companion Sammy, aka Spud), godson Ceddrick Newton (C-Money). Six grandchildren; Demmone Williams Jr., Daizha Williams, Edmond Tucker IV, Sametra White, Johnnae Lewis, Jonathan Lewis, Two great-grandchildren; Janiah Shannon, Ja’Leyah Williams. One sister; Kim Bell, three brothers; Clarence Davis, Jr. (wife Tangy) Richard Bell (preceded), Gerard Bell (preceded), SPECIAL FRIEND, Billy Neal and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends who truly loved her.
Posted on Oct 14, 2013 in Obituaries | 0 comments
January 18, 1920 – August 20, 2013
Helen Dunn Troast was born January 18, 1920. Formerly of Upper Montclair & Harvey Cedars, NJ passed away peacefully in San Diego, CA on August 20, 2013 at the age of 93.
Helen graduated from Passaic High School in 1938 and graduated from Stoneleigh Junior College. She was married to her high school sweetheart, Paul Troast, Jr. a WWII veteran for 54 years before his passing in 1997. They raised their five children in Upper Montclair, NJ. Active in her community, Helen volunteered at Passaic General Hospital, the Montclair Junior League and the Montclair High School Youth Employment Service. Helen spent her later years living in Nevada and California near family.
Helen’s home in Harvey Cedars was well known by many visitors who benefited from her hospitality, culinary skills, and the care that went into providing an excellent summer retreat. Helen was a sailor, an accomplished gardener, and recognized for her needlework. Although she traveled to many parts of the world, her favorite place to be was at her home in Long Beach Island which was built by her husband in 1956.
She was predeceased by her parents Helen Allman Dunn and Lester Scott Dunn, her husband, Paul Troast, Jr. and her eldest son, Paul Troast III of Mendham, NJ. She is survived by her sister Dorothy Hurley of Aptos, CA, two nieces Denise and Gretchen and four children, Nancy Troast of Montclair, NJ, Gordon Troast of San Diego, CA, Judith Levin of Tehachapi, CA, and William Troast of Las Vegas , NV as well as her 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
A private service will be held on Long Beach Island, NJ, in early October. The family requests that anyone wishing to make a donation in her honor make it to a college scholarship fund of their choice.
Helen wrote in her own words, “It has been a wonderful life.”
Posted on Oct 9, 2013 in Obituaries | 0 comments
January 6, 1953 – October 4, 2013
Service: Christ Temple Apostolic Friday, October 11, 2013 1:00 p.m.
Ricky Steward was born January 6, 1953 in San Diego, CA, to Leon Steward and Viola Brown. He was the eleventh child born to this union.
Ricky received his formal education at Logan Elementary, Memorial Jr. High and San Diego High Schools. He met and married Lucille Robertson on July 14, 2001 bringing into this union four children.
He received Christ in May,2001, under the leadership of the late Pastor A.C. Williams of Truth Apostolic Community Church. He would later move his membership to Christ Temple Apostolic Church in October 2004, under the leadership of Bishop Donnie N. McGriff.
Ricky was known to family and friends as a loving and compassionate person. He had great admiration for the Bible which he read and quoted frequently.
He departed this life Friday, October 4, 2013. Preceding him in death was his father, Leon Steward, his mother, Viola Steward, six brothers: Leon Jr., Pliny, George, Cleo, James and Reginald Steward.
Ricky leaves to cherish his memories his beloved wife, Lucille Steward, sisters Jean Osby (San Diego), Mildred Pryor (San Mateo), Vivian Haskin (San Diego), brother, Kenneth (Carol). His children: Ray, Frank, Jasen Moore (Denetra), Cheri (Deshawn), two sister-in-laws, Marie, Dora (David), brother-in-laws, Aaron, Nathaniel (Joyce), Eddie, and Don. Grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nephews, nieces, and a host of friends.
Posted on Oct 9, 2013 in Obituaries | 0 comments
August 31, 1938 – September 26, 2013
Bill Hathaway was born on August 31, 1938 in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. He migrated with his family to Lemon Grove Ca. at the age of three. Bill met and married his high school sweetheart, Marjorie, while attending Helix High in La Mesa. Bill was also one of the original members of the Helix High King Pins car club.
After High School, Bill began working with his father at Hathaway Construction. He eventually obtained his contractors license, and began his own business. Daddy loved spending time with his family. We vacationed with numerous family members over the years, and spent many summers at the beach house in San Diego.
Some of my favorite memories of daddy are the stories he would tell about his life. For example, the time his older brother convinced him that he could fly if he jumped off the roof with an umbrella. Or the time he accidentally set fire to a Christmas gift he had made for his mother when he was in the first grade. There were stories about hunting, fishing, haunted houses, high school sock hops, and countless others. His stories live on through his children and grand children.
Daddy was called home to The Lord on September 26, 2013. His passing was preceded by his loving wife Marjorie, his grandson Ryan Carter, and his brother Vern. A small service will be held on Oct.12th for the spreading of his ashes.
He is survived by his three children, Michael, Lisa, and Stuart, his sister Ramona, his grandchildren Danny and Tory, and his girlfriend Margo.
We Love you Daddy, and look forward to seeing you again.
Posted on Oct 9, 2013 in Obituaries | 0 comments
March 2, 1953 – October 2, 2013
Services: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 11:00 a.m.
Viewing & Remembrance 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Pilgrim Progressive Baptist Church
“For me to live is Christ and to die is gain” said Apostle Paul. We know that this would be the message, if our dear Christina Lee Robinson was able to give us a message today from the portals of heaven, where she has gone to be forever with the Lord. Chris was born March 2, 1953 to James Lee and Ruby Wilson in San Diego, California. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized by the late Rev. Marvin Hines at Pilgrim Progressive Baptist Church. Later at the age of eleven she was baptized again by Rev. Henderson at Bayview Baptist Church. It was at Pilgrim as a young girl that she began her work in Christ’s kingdom. She was a faithful hard worker and was especially loyal to the work of the Usher Board, following in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother.
She was a Vacation Bible School instructor and worked diligently with God’s Homeless Ministry.
Christina received her education in the San Diego Unified School District, attending O’Farrell Middle School and Lincoln High School. She was the first Black female employee at Coca Cola Bottling Co. She was the “boss” of her brothers, keeping them in line and very often in trouble fighting their battles. She watched out for “Boo Boo”, her sister Connie. Treating her like the baby that she was. She had much love for Donny, who cherished her and cared for her lovingly ‘til she left to be with the Lord. James, her son, helped as caregiver without complaints. The apple of her heart was her grandson, James Robinson (Booga). Her favorite song was “Rough Side of the Mountain”.
There are three steps to heaven. Out of self, into Christ, and into Glory. Christina took these first two and lived a beautiful life in Christ. Now she has taken the third step where there is no more weeping, no more pain, sorrow, or disappointment. She is now reaping the reward reserved for the faithful. Blessed are those that die in the Lord, they will rest from their labours and their works do follow them.
Christina was preceded in death by her grandmother, Sis. Fairy O’Neal, her brother, Melvin Burns, and nephew Ronald Dwayne Wilson. She leaves to celebrate her life, husband Donny Robinson, son James Robinson, Sr., mother, Sis. Ruby Gladney, four brothers, Rev. Milton Burns, (Sandra), Thomas Burns, Rev. Edmond Perkins (Susan), and Ronald Lee Wilson (Denise). Sister, Connie Yvette Whitley, and the apple of her heart, James Robinson, Jr. (Booga), as well as a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and special friends.
Posted on Oct 8, 2013 in Obituaries | 3 comments
April 7, 1944 – October 2, 2013
Services: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 11:00 a.m.
Viewing & Remembrance 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
North Park Apostolic Church – 2515 Lemon Grove Avenue, Lemon Grove, CA 91945
Sheila Baltrip-Clark was born Sheila Mae Tucker to Alfred and Margaret Tucker April 7th 1944 in Richmond, Virginia. However the family shares her yearly celebration that last throughout to the next month. She received her formal education while attending J Andrew Boller Elementary School and later graduated from Armstrong High School in 1963 and went on to receive her Cosmetology License. M Sheila accepted Christ at a young age while attending Good Shepherd Baptist Church, under Pastor A.D. Smith. Sheila loved to sing in the choir and at the age of 11 years old, she became the lead singer of the Ivory Gospel Singers; under the direction of Rev. Richard Tucker a.k.a. “Goodie.” The Ivory Gospel Singers later became the Ivory Singers. The Ivory Singers sang with many gospel greats of that time, such as the Imperial Gospel Singers, The Clara Ward Singers, Rev. James Cleveland, Shirley Caesar and the Caravans to name a few. They later went on to record an LP entitled “Give God the Thanks.” Make no mistake about it; Sheila was still a child at heart who loved to ride bikes with her younger sister Margaret. Just like a true diva, she loved to shop with her sisters Phyllis and Doris. Sheila was an, energetic, ambitious young lady with her sights set on a career in music and education. As fate would have it, Sheila met the love of her life, Mac Edward Baltrip and the two of them were united in holy matrimony. From that union, two sons were born; Edward Lamont and Cedric Leon. Sheila’s boys were the pride of her life. The family was relocated by way of the military to San Diego, CA. As they settled in sunny San Diego Sheila became an icon and a mother figure to the children in the neighbor hood and community where she raised her two sons while working for the San Diego Unified School District. Eventually she became affectionately known as “Mama Baltrip” to all the children she came in contact with. She taught them how to be young ladies and gentlemen, daring to dream their highest aspirations. One of those dreams that came to fruition was wrought through her oldest son Edward, whom in 1981 birthed a world renowned ministry of young singers called The Voices of Fulfillment.
Mama Baltrip was the first advisor and overseer of the group, where she traveled the country with them. Through the ups, the downs, through highs and lows, she remained true to form. She loved the unlovable, she helped the helpless, and she gave to those in need. If she didn’t have what one needed, she always found a way to get it. She truly loved with no respect of persons. Everybody was somebody to her. It would only be fitting that Sheila would eventually become employed by the department of social services where she left an indelible mark on many lives, co-workers and clients alike. She faithfully served as a social worker for 38 yrs.
In her later years, Sheila became a widow, but not long after, she dared to fall in love again. She met Glenn Clark to whom she has been married to for the last ten years. Aside from being husband and wife, they were road buddies, traveling the country; city by city. They were never home always traveling and visiting the newest buffet. Glenn and Sheila also loved to shop. It was evident in their fashion as they often dressed alike. In 2005 Glenn and Sheila relocated to Detroit, Michigan where they lived until 2012. Upon their return to San Diego, CA once again there was a need for Sheila’s instinctive ability, at Dominion Center Church where she became a church mother under the leadership of her youngest son Pastor Cedric Baltrip.
Sheila Baltrip-Clark departed this life October 2nd 2013 at Scripps Mercy Hospital. This great woman of God will truly be missed.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Glenn Clark of San Diego. 3 Sons Clyde Williams, Edward Baltrip & Cedric Baltrip (Tashon Baltrip – Wife) all of San Diego, 1 Brother Rev. Richard “Goody” Tucker of Richmond Va, 3 Sisters Margaret Tucker, Phyllis Hunter, and Doris Paige all of Richmond Va, 5 grandchildren – Tashera Garcia (Manuel Garcia – Husband), Breana Browning (Adisa Browning – Husband), Isaiah Baltrip of Atlanta Ga, Kamryn Baltrip and Robin Stocking of San Diego, Daniel Orozco Baltrip of San Diego, 4 Great grandchildren – Marquise Lewis Jr., Ethan Garcia, Brielle Garcia, and Laila Washington. Special Son & Daughter – Tyrone & Crystal Wallace, Her Sister-Friend of over 45 years, Pearl Granville (Audrey Granville & Daniel Riley – Daughter & Grandson), Her Sister Friends both of over 30 years Felicia Meshach & Dorothy Gift (MarLisa Gift- Daughter). She also leaves a host of God-children that were very dear to her,(Gloria Hernandez, Pastor Vera Lagrone-White, Charlene & Darlene Hartzog, Ora Hutsona, Ronnie Campbell, Rodney Campbell, Richard Howard, Lela Ross, Michelle Ross, LaVonna Ross, Debra Brooks, Cynthia Jones, Charles and Wendelyn Howell. With a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. She was preceded in death by Both parents, her first husband and her brother Alfred Tucker. She is now at rest from her labor.
Posted on Oct 4, 2013 in Obituaries | 1 comment
February 12, 1926 – September 27, 2013
Services: Friday, October 4, 2013 1:00 p.m. Viewing at 12:00 noon
Bethel Baptist Church – 1962 North Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92105
Mrs. Theodosia Morningstar-Scott was born on February 12, 1926 in Savannah, GA to the late Elijah and Mamie Harris Morningstar. She was educated in the public school system of Savannah, GA. She gave her life to Christ at an early age and served while it was day, realizing the when night comes, no man can work. She was baptized at the Historical First Bryan Baptist Church of Savannah, under the leadership of the late Rev. Richard Williams.
In June of 1946, Theodosia graduated from Cuyler- Beach High School and later attended Savannah State College. She was united in holy wedlock to the late Mr. James Scott on June 26, 1946. To know her was to love her. She was always willing and ready to help other people. She cared for many children through her kind and nourishing ways of life. Her years of living was helping and doing for others.
As her husband (James Scott) was in the military, which preceded her in death, she got the experience of traveling all over the world. After completing thirty years in the US Navy, they decided to make their home in San Diego, CA of which they had resided for over sixty years. She joined Bethel Baptist Church in 1951 and served faithfully until her health failed. She was a member of the Nurse’s Guild, the Deborah Circle and the Choir.
Since helping and doing for others were the desires of her heart, she attended San Diego Community College and received a degree in Nursing. She worked at Sharpe Hospital and retired after twenty-five years of service as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). She was an admirer of flowers, loved to travel. She also loved to read and enjoyed fishing.
In addition to her husband (James Scott), she was preceded in death by her parents and sister Victoria Morningstar-Felt. On Friday, September 27, 2013 she heard the voice of Jesus say; “come unto me and rest”. She leaves to cherish her memories:
A brother-in-law Rogers E. Robinson, Savannah, GA, a nephew Bruce Thurmond (Dytrena) and child of Nashville, TN. Niece Vicki Tubbs, Savannah, GA. a god-daughter Velma Bryant (Carl) of San Diego, CA a god-child Theodosia Heard
(Ray) & children of Bessemer, AL Ministers Gwendolyn Matthews (Charles) & children of San Diego, CA, Antonio Payton (Cynthia) & children of Phoenix, AZ, William Payton, Jr. & children of San Diego, CA, and other Nieces and Nephews:
Henry Robinson (Sandra), Launey Robinson, Victoria Robinson, Evelyn Robinson, Claude Robinson (Sharon), Beatrice Johnson (Amos), Gloria Wright (Mannie) all of Savannah, GA. Catherine Harden (Julius) of Starke, FL and a host of grand, great grand Nieces and Nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.