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Mrs. Betty Colbert, mother of Judge Nicole Colbert-Botchway and Dr. Susan Colbert-Threat passed away August 19, 2019. Her funeral will be held Friday 8/23/19 at St.  Alphonsus Liguori Rock Catholic Church, 1118 N. Grand Blvd. Visitation will be 9-11am and the Funeral 11-1pm. A repast will fo…

Elnora Lofton Suggs was a woman of faith and fierce determination. That’s what her son Donald M. Suggs, publisher and executive editor of The St. Louis American and president of the St. Louis American Foundation, remembers most. Mrs. Suggs passed away on Thursday, August 8. She was 106 years old.

Louise Thompson, Born May 6, 1913, Passed away August 14, 2019 at age 106. Funeral Services at Christ Pilgrim Rest,  1341 N. Kingshighway Blvd St. Louis Missouri  Wednesday August 21, 2019 at 11 AM.

Ollie Mae Stevenson was born on February 14, 1926 in Starkville, Mississippi where shealso completed school. As the only child to the union of Lonnie B. (Crigler) Duncan and Noba Duncan, Ollie's childhood was filled with fun times with her three sisters and two brothers, all who preceded her…

Beatrice Bates Thomas was born August 27, 1924 in Kingston, Louisiana to Dud and Daffie Bates. Wedded Caesar Thomas 1943 “Ba” passed peacefully Friday, August 2, 2019. Leaving four children Carrie Lucille Jacox, Ruthie Mattox of Saint Louis, MO, Fannie Thomas and Roy (Patricia) Thomas of Shr…

Olivia McKinney, 91, born June 13, 1928, in Saint Louis to Mary Alice and Hartman Thorpe. Wedded Harvey McKinney March 9, 1949, their union lasted 63 years until Harvey’s passing. “Red” passed peacefully Saturday, July 27, 2019 leaving her daughter Yvonne Steele, granddaughters Lorraine (Jef…

Born Elsie Louise Bordelon January 4, 1922 to David and Etta Bordelon. She met and married Harold Antoine, Sr.  Their journey together began the day of their wedding, August 5, 1944 in Orange, Texas. Elsie was very active in the St. Louis community.  As a member of the NAACP, The Top Ladies …

Leroy Branion Jr., 83, born in Earle, Arkansas to the late Leroy Sr.and Seteria Branion. Leroy was a deacon at First Baptist Church Creve Coeur and retired a Key Account Manager at Purina/Nestle. Leroy, a sports enthusiast, kidney transplant recipient for 30 years, passed peacefully, June 19…

Clarence Davis, Jr. 71, died on December 28, 2018, surrounded by family and friends at Beauvais Manor on the Park-Long Term Care Facility.  He is preceded in death by his mother, Ida Mae (Whitfield) Davis; sister, Joyce Ann Eaton; brother in-law, David Eaton; granddaughter, Ronisha Jones; fo…

A month after Shirley Bradley LeFlore ended her term as the second-ever poet laureate for the City of  St. Louis, the region is mourning her passing. LeFlore died on Mother’s Day morning (Sunday, May 12) surrounded by family and friends in her Frontenac home. She was 79 years old.

Jeanne Freeman Gore of St. Louis received eternal peace in the home she filled with love on Wednesday evening, April 24, 2019. Jeanne, the youngest and last surviving of six children, was born in St. Louis Missouri on February 6, 1926 to Edward and Almeta Freeman. She graduated from Sumner H…

Kenneth Francis Orton, aka “KO” and “Pop” passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 28, 2019. KO was born April 17, 1927 in St. Louis. He leaves to cherish his memory 3 daughters- Karen Adams, Gayle McKeown and Kim Abercrombia as well as 2 sisters, Helen McGinnis and Minnie Campbell. His …

Arthur Jerome Chambers, Jr “Jerry,” age 50, transitioned on April 20, 2019. Beloved husband to LaTosha King-Chambers. Awesome dad to Arthur Jerome Chambers, III and Aidan Chambers. Dearest son to Patricia A Jackson (Joe). The only brother who was very proud to have as a brother to Michelle G…

Bryan Lezlie Miller departed this life on April 8th at his home. Bryan was born on November 9, 1958 to the union of Sandy Jackson Miller and Mabeline Wright Miller in St. Louis, MO.  The youngest of two children, he was preceded in death by his father.