Obituaries

INTERNATIONAL BEREAVEMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

A Celebration of Life will be held for Dr. Adeline Carroll, former Dean of the Montreal Branch, who passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2022.  Services will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2022, at the Montreal Caribbean Social Organization (MCSO) located at 7401 Newman Blvd., Lasalle, Quebec H8N 1X3. It will begin at 2 pm followed by a reception. Interment will be held Monday, October 3, 2022, from 11:00 to 11:30 am at the Notre-Dame-de-Neiges Cemetery, 4601 Ch. de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1E7.  For information, contact Dr. Michele Edwards at m3manion@gmail.com. (Note: No housing will be available for travelers.) Expressions of condolences can be sent to her daughter, Donna Oreggio at 126-3275 McCarthy Road, Ottawa, ON K1V 9M9 Canada.

OBITUARIES

Dr. Topsy Chapman Edwards of the New Orleans Westbank Branch departed the flesh on November 25, 2022.  Dr. Edwards was the wife of Dr. Joseph Edwards, Sr., the mother of Dr. Jolynda Phillips, Dr. Yolanda Thomas, and Dr. Joseph Edwards, Jr., the grandmother of Dr. Caleb Windsay and Dr. Michael Windsay, Jr., the sister of Dr. William Chapman, and mother-in-law of Dr. Alonzo Thomas.  There will be no service.  The family requests no phone calls, texts, or visitors at this time.

Dr. Thelma Ford of the Los Angeles Branch passed away peacefully,  Monday, November 7, 2022.  She was the wife of Dr. Leonard Ford, the mother of Dr. Ericka Seay and the twin sister of Dr. Selma Bagley.  A memorial service will be held Friday, December 2, 2022, at 11 am at The Living Room (Faithful Central Church), 400 W. Florence Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301. Cards and expressions of condolences may be sent to the family at 2315 W. 116th Street, Hollypark, CA  90250.

Dr. Paul Turner,  previously the dean of the IDMR South Bend Indiana branch passed away on November 6, 2022. Services will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at Alford’s Mortuary, 1222 Napier Street, South Bend IN 45501. Viewing will be held from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Click the following link to view the obituary:  www.alfordsmortuaryinc.com/obituary/Paul-Turner

Mr. Lee Washington of New Orleans, Louisiana passed away Monday, October 31, 2022, in the comfort of his home.  Mr. Washington was the father of the Spring Branch Secretary, Dr. Sean Marshall, Grandfather of Dr. Sierra Hodges, and Dr. Sasha Marshall, Great-grandfather of Caleb, and Maya Hodges of the Spring, Texas Branch.  A Celebration of Life service is pending, and will be held in New Orleans, LA.  The contact persons are Drs. Joseph Marshall and Sierra Hodges.  Cards and expressions of condolences may be sent to the family at P.O. Box 131871, Spring, TX. 77393.

Ms. Michelle Diane Greer passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2022, in Greenville, MS. Michelle was the daughter of the International Public Relations Director, Dr. Lamar Greer, and Dr. Juanita  Greer.  She was also the mother of Dr. Chanelle January of the IDMR Los Angeles Branch.  There will be no service. The contact persons are Drs. Lamar and Juanita Greer. Cards and expressions of condolences may be sent to the family at 3407 W. 21st Street, Los Angeles, CA  90018. 

Dr. Kandis Smith, a longtime member of the IDMR Banning Branch, was gracefully and happily ushered into the next phase of Life on Tuesday, October 11th, with a big smile, just fine.  She is the Daughter of Dr. Ida Green, longtime member of the IDMR Los Angeles Branch.  Expressions of condolences can be sent to Dr. Ida Green, 5859 S. Van Ness Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90047. Please, no visitation at this time.

Dr. Carrie Jean  Reynolds, a long-time member of the Columbus, Ohio Branch, passed away peacefully at 90 years of age on Friday, September 23, 2022. She served this branch previously for many years as the Treasurer, Choir Director, and was the eldest sister of the Columbus Branch Dean, Dr. David Lyles. The children of Dr. Reynolds have decided not to have a memorial service for their mother at this time. You can view her full obituary on the website for the Marlan Gary Chapel of Peace Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at the following address: Dr. Kathleen Reynolds, 2662 Wellesley Road, Columbus, Ohio 43209.

Ms. Jean Ann Chamberlain, mother of Dr. Alexander Ritz of the IDMR Los Angeles Branch,  passed away Monday, August 22, 2022, in Rochester, MN.  There will be no service.  Expressions of condolence may be sent to: Dr. Alexander Ritz, 4050 W. 21st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90018. 

Dr. Triquita Burt, sister of Dr. Crystal Davis of the IDMR Jackson Michigan Branch, passed on Sunday, August 21, 2022.  Dr. Burt was a longtime member of the Jackson Michigan Branch. The service will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2022, at 11:00 am at Riley Funeral Home, 426 W St. Joseph Street, Lansing, Michigan 48933. The contact person is her brother-in-law, Dr. Keith Davis, 313-863-5288.

Dr. Deborah Ann (Debbie) Martinez, a longtime member of the IDMR Los Angeles Branch, passed away on Saturday August 20, 2022, in Los Angeles. Cards and expressions of condolence may be sent to: Dr. Juan Martinez, P.O. Box 29873, Los Angeles, CA 90029. There will be no service.

Dr. Anthony (Tony) Miller, longtime member of the IDMR Flint Michigan Branch, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2022.  There will be a private memorial service.  A celebration of life is scheduled for Saturday, August 20, 2022, from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Pendleton Park Clubhouse, 57115 Grand River, New Hudson, MI 48165. Cards and condolences may be sent to his wife, Dr. Jo-Lynn Miller, 30973 Pendleton, New Hudson, MI 48165.  Flowers cannot be accepted due to her health. Please consider wearing a mask and taking the home Covid test prior to attending the services.

Dr. Martha Alsbrooks, a longtime member of the IDMR San Antonio Branch, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2022.

Dr. Linda J. Rowe passed away Monday, July 18, 2022, after a lengthy illness.  She was a faithful longtime member of the IDMR Lexington, KY Branch.  Her body was donated to science.  Arrangements for a memorial service will be announced at a later date.  Condolences may be sent in care of Dr. Rosalind Irvine at 1142 Oakwood Drive, Lexington, KY 40511, (859) 494-8761.

Mrs. Martina Ortiz, mother of Dr. Josefina Kirata of the IDMR Los Angeles Branch, passed away  Tuesday, June 21, 2022, Fontana, CA.  Expressions of condolences may be sent to Dr. Kirata at 11829 Cardinal Ct. Fontana, CA 92337, telephone number  909-471-9025. 

Dr. Norman Luckett, a longtime member of the IDMR Los Angeles Branch, passed away Monday, June 20, 2022. Dr. Luckett served as Los Angeles Branch chairperson of classroom operations at Baker Union Hall, Patriotic Hall, Friendship Auditorium, and many of the Western Regional Conventions. Expressions of condolences may be sent to his wife, Dr. Peggy Luckett at 1066 Leighton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90037,  phone number 323-336-7063.

Dr. Danny Johnson Sr., a longtime member of the IDMR Grand Rapids Michigan Branch passed away Thursday, June 9, 2022.  He was the father of Dr. Danny Johnson Jr., (Enrika & family) of the IDMR Banning California Branch.  A Memorial Service is scheduled for Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Brown’s Funeral Home, 627 Jefferson S. E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503.  A family hour will be held at 11:00 am and the Memorial Service will be held from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

Dr. Clarence Hatcher, a longtime member of the IDMR Louisville Kentucky Branch, but most recently of the Columbus, Ohio branch school, passed away on Friday, June 03, 2022. The funeral services for Dr. Clarence Hatcher of the Columbus Ohio Branch will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at the Diehl-Whittaker Funeral Home, 270 East Long Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203. Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM and the funeral services to follow at 2:00 PM. Cards and condolences sent to his wife, Dr. Martha Hatcher, M.D., 6261 Cherry Crest Lane, Columbus, Ohio  43213.