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.  

Lt. Colonel Charles E. McCrary, Sr., 78, retired City of St. Louis Assistant Police Chief, a resident of St. Louis, MO passed on Sunday, April 7, 2019. He leaves to cherish in his memory: his loving wife, Jeanette R. McCrary; five children, Charles E. McCrary, Jr., Lori A Johnson (Captain Ro…

A beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, cousin, and uncle, Horace Lee Pete passed away peacefully on March 21, 2019. Horace was born April 20, 1955, in Greenwood, Florida to the union of the late Benjamin and Lossie Bryant Pete.

Deacon Doctor Mark Hosea Davis, Senior, a lifelong champion for children, was born December 17, 1953, in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He was a graduate of Langston and Washington Universities, earning his degrees in music. He was a member of New Sunny Mount Baptist Church, and served on the deacon's …

John Richard Pope, 88, Saint Louis, MO, February 6, 2019. Survived by wife Sylvia Pope, daughters Karen Pope Butler and Kamille Pope, grandchildren Kenneth Butler of New York, Michael (Erin) Butler of Saint Louis, Mark Butler of Saint Louis, Erica Shoshana Butler (Doniel) Vaccianna of Chicag…

Trailblazer, lifelong St. Louis citizen, educator, and community leader Mary Attyberry Polk passed away peacefully on Friday, March 1 at her apartment in the Brentmoor Retirement Community with her only child, Mary Olivia Polk, M.D. at her side. She was 91.

JUNE 29, 1936 – JANUARY 28, 2019 Ernest was born in St. Louis, MO and attended Sumner High School and Washington University.  While serving in the U.S. Airforce, he attended Oxford University.In 1962, he began work at Sverdrup & Parcel as an Engineer in Structural Design and retired as a…