June 7, 1936 – October 6, 2014
June 7, 1936 – October 6, 2014
July 12 , 1930 – October 4, 2014
Lueberta was born on July 16, 1930 in Brickey, Arkansas to the late Vernon and Charity Journey. She accepted Christ and early age and was baptized at the Silver Cloud Baptist Church in Helena, Arkansas.
Lueberta married the late Robert Morris and to this union seven children were born, six boys, Robert, Jr., Curtis, Steve, Jimmy, Louis, Charlie, and one girl, Eula Mae. There were also two stillborn children, one boy and one girl.
In June 1975, she moved to Los Angeles, California and united with the Corinthian Baptist Church where the Rev. H.W. Johnson was Pastor. She served faithfully as an usher. In January 1996, she moved to San Diego, California and and lived with her son Curtis and wife Gladys until her health failed her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, Sr.; four children Robert, Jr., Jimmy, Louis, and Eula Mae; three sisters Roeberta little, Evelalina Journey, Odessa Johnson; and two brothers, Ed Journey, and Henry Hightower.
She leaves to cherish her memory three sons, Curtis (Gladys) of San Diego, CA, Charlie of Houston, Texas, and Steve of Chicago, Illinois; Fifteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
August 1, 1951 – October 4, 2014
October 20, 1971 – October 4, 2014
December 17, 2013 – October 3, 2014
May 1, 1944 – October 2, 2014
December 3, 1934 – October 1, 2014
May 12, 1935 – September 30, 2014
March 8, 1950 – September 28, 2014
August 3, 1934 – September 28, 2014
July 10, 1917 – September 27, 2014
The year 1917 was a very blessed year, for Arthur and Lonnie Reynolds. For on July 10, 1917 JD Reynolds was born. He was the sixth of seven children.
JD grew up and attended school in Homer, Louisiana. Upon completion of the 7th grade he went to work as did most people of that era. He was an AVID baseball fan and he also played third base for a local team in Homer, Louisiana. He met and married Beulah Mae Gibson and they had seven children, as did his parents. In addition to seven children he is a grandfather of 20, great-grandfather of 56 and a great- great grandfather of 47.
In Homer, LA, in a small wooden church he professed his faith in the Lord at an early age. Later in life he united with the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church and was baptized by Rev. J. Linzie Whitmill. He was a faithful member until his health started to fail him.
In 1942, he moved his family to San Diego, California in search of an opportunity to better provide for them. He lived in government housing in Frontier. The Reynolds family grew and he moved his family to Southeast San Diego, where he purchased a home at 620 South 40th Street.
JD worked several part-time jobs before he was blessed with a job working for the City of San Diego Sanitation Department, from which he retired in 1978. The family was just informed that he was the oldest living retired employee of the Sanitation Department. WOW, isn’t that history? JD was a loyal dedicated hard working man and rarely missed a day of work.
JD was a Mason and a member of the Gibraltar Lodge #58 for sixty-six years.
JD Reynolds was a very soft spoken man, but he was the glue that held his family together. JD’s family would love to go and sit on the porch with him. He was known to everyone in the community as GRANDDADDY!
Prior to his failing health he would sit on his porch early in the morning and drink his coffee and wave to the staff at Baker Elementary as they reported to work. He was told on several occasions by various ones that they felt secured in leaving their cars, because he was always a visible presence sitting on his porch.
On September 27, 2014, JD Reynolds was called home to glory. JD will be greatly missed by all. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Mae Reynolds and daughter Mary Jane Smith.
JD leaves to cherish his memory, three daughters; Mary Ann, Merila, and Stella; all of San Diego; three sons; Willie of San Diego; Tommie (Penny) of Bainbridge Georgia; and Joe of Las Vegas, Nevada. Twenty grandchildren, fifty-six great-grandchildren, and forty-seven great-great grandchildren. One sister Mary Manson of San Diego, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
July 18, 1942 – September 27, 2014
October 20, 1930 – September 26, 2014
Helen Louise Thomas, was born to Maud and Nelson Burch, on October 20, 1930 in Alicia, Pennsylvania. She was the fifth child of twelve children. Graduated high school in Washington, Pennsylvania in 1948. Attended school for shorthand and typing. Was the first African American woman to work at RCA factory making bullets for the government. Was also employed at the State of PA Employment Development Department, Social Security Administration and Burch Mortuary.
She was baptized in Jesus name and received the gift of the Holy Ghost at the age of nine, at Temple of God Church in Washington, Pennsylvania under the leadership of the late Pastor O. B.Johnson and later Pastor Maud Burch. She was active and faithful in church and held many offices, such as church secretary, Sunday School teacher, Sunday School superintendent. President of Pastor’s aide and the church cook. She also held numerous positions in the Greater Pennsylvania State Council, under the leader ship of the late Bishop Freeman Thomas.
She was married to Ernest Thomas, Jr. on June 16, 1962 and to that union, was born three daughters, Phyllis Ransom, Cynthia Waller and Carla Graham. Her husband went on to be with the Lord in February 1965. She also had God given daughters, Tina Moss of Michigan and Rose Miller-Eastlake, CA She has four grandchildren, three grandsons and one granddaughter, Kevin Waller II, Malik Ransom, Tyron Thomas and Kaamilah Ransom and her extended grandchildren Anthony Williams II, Kenneth Williams and Christian Wagner.
In August 1982, Sister Helen Thomas moved with her daughters to San Diego, CA. She became a member of Garden Prayer Church under the leadership of the late Dr. Andrew Cross and Bishop Emeritus Joseph Hall. In August 1992, she moved her membership to Greater Apostolic Faith Temple Church under the leadership of the late Bishop Charles L Taylor and later Pastor Dwayne Shepherd. Though she moved her membership, she still continued to work in the House of God. She will not only be remembered for her wonderful cooking and baking of pies but she was a prayer warrior and really enjoyed working on the alter and helping souls.
Upon moving to San Diego, CA she was employed at Anderson Ragsdale Mortuary and later with Sweetwater Adult School, retiring in 1997.
Helen Louise Thomas was preceded in death by her husband-Ernest Thomas, parents-Maud and Nelson Burch, sisters, Dorothy Allen, Harold Burch, Thelma Seabrooks, Mary Burch, Joanne Howard, Nancy Reeves, son in law Clifton Ransom, nephews Michael Seabrooks and Roselle Burch.
She leaves to mourn her daughters, Phyllis Ransom, Cynthia Waller, and Carla Graham (Thomas Graham-son-in-law) and God given daughters, Tina Moss of Michigan and Rose Miller-Eastlake, CA. Her grandchildren-Kevin Waller II, Malik Ransom, Tyron Thomas and Kaamilah Ransom and her extendend grandchildren Anthony Williams II, Kenneth Williams and Christian Wagner, sisters Betty Brown-Wheeling West Virginia, Barbara Singleterry-San Diego, CA, Joyce Patmon (Pastor Charles Patmon) Murietta, CA and Sheilan Harris-St Louis Missouri and one brother Earl Burch of Lady Lake Florida, brother-in-laws Richard (Buddy) Howard and Marwin Reeves, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
June 29, 1929 – September 25, 2014
January 13, 1942 – September 22, 2014
March 22, 1955 – September 21, 2014
William “Cokey” McClure was a blessing of Ms. Susie Mae McClure and William Oscar Robinson. Born March 22, 1955 in Memphis, Tennessee.
William departed this earthly life on September 21, 2014. He was a member of New Creation Church and was baptized early in life. William worked and as a welder and as a custodian at Mercy Hospital.
Many who loved William always knew him as a man that was always there to help them. William was alway there to lending a helping hand or giving advice. William enjoyed being around his family and spending his days outdoors working on cars and also doing carpentry work around the house. William always left a lasting impression on anyone that he met.
William was preceded in death by his father William Oscar Robinson and his great-grandmother Amilia “Momma” Moore, grandmother Catherine Foster and three uncles.
William leaves behind to cherish his loving memory his wife of thirty-nine wonderful years Shelly McClure.
He was a loving father and leaves behind his legacy of six children, one son-in-law and two daughter-in-laws. Jermaine McClure, Adellia and Jermaine Vivitter, Charlotte McClure, Tina McClure, Michael, Sr. and Patricia McClure, Matthew and Shaina McClure.
In his loving memory he also leaves behind twelve grandchildren Monita Davis, Aphonso Frazier III, Marcus Haines, Jr., Daetorian Perace, Michael McClure, Jr., Malachi McClure, Makhi McClure, Joshua McClure, Joshia McClure, Zion-Blessing McClure, Jermaelanie McClure, William Vivetter, and more to come.
William also leaves behind eight siblings to cherish his memories. Four sisters and four brothers, Bonnie Holmes, Lavern Sherman, Diane Elder, Linda McClure, Betty Flemmings, Andre, Terry, and Fredrick McClure, and a host of uncles and aunties, nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
May 8, 1980 – September 19, 2014
September 19, 2014
October 25, 1938 – September 19, 2014
May 4, 1923 – September 17, 2014