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Nora Barker-Joseph, 75

posted: Sep 13, 2011 5:38 pm | Comments (0)

Former Newhallville Alderwoman Nora Barker-Joseph, born November 2, 1935, passed on from this life on September 10,
2011 at Whitney Manor.

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Laura Patton, 85

posted: Sep 12, 2011 6:11 am | Comments (0)

Laura Elizabeth Boyd Patton, age 85,  departed this life on Wednesday, August 31, 2011.

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Wendell Jeter, 44

posted: Sep 9, 2011 3:50 pm | Comments (2)

On Thursday, September 1, 2011 at Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT. God called home our beloved Wendell R. Jeter. He was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia on January 15, 1967 to William & Brenda (Ferguson) Jeter.

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Iniebell Reid, 83

posted: Sep 9, 2011 11:26 am | Comments (0)

Iniebell Reid, 83 of New Haven born to the late Alfred Cameron and Beatrice Edwards went home to be with the Lord August 30, 2011.

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David Durham, 54

posted: Sep 9, 2011 8:14 am | Comments (1)

David A. Durham, 54, of New Haven, departed this life on September 3, 2011.

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Christian Ngongi-Semi, 16

posted: Sep 8, 2011 4:15 pm | Comments (4)

David Sepulveda PhotoChristian Ngongi-Semi, 16 of New Haven was born October 30, 1994, in New Haven, CT to Simon N. Ngongi and Annie Gumba-Kinsumba.

Christian was described by many as a “role model to everybody”. He was a very smart, intelligent and well mannered young man.  Christian was a student at Joseph A. Foran High School in Milford, CT where he was a member of the Track and Cross Country teams.  He will be remembered for his creative writing and drawing. He was presently working on a book. Tragically, on September 3, 2011, during his walk home with a friend, Christian was struck and killed by a driver.  He leaves to cherish his memory; Parents, Simon N. Ngongi and Annie Gumba-Kinsumba of New Haven; brothers, Serge Ngongi of Congo and Julien Ngongi of Ottawa, Canada; sisters, Simone and Sarah Ngongi of New Haven; Maternal Grandmother, Dorcas Wumba of New Haven; Paternal Grandmother, Marie Lukula of Congo DRC; uncles, Semi Semi-Dikoko of New Haven; Jean Marie Ghamba of Brussels, Belgium, Claude D. Vauaki of Paris, France, Frank Bider of London, UK; aunts Annie Bebi of Brussels, Belgium, Lucienne Nkebani of New Haven and a host of other relatives in Africa, Europe, North America and the student body of Foran High School. 

A celebration of his life will take place Saturday September 10, 2011 at 10:00 AM at Living Word Ministries, 225 Meloy Road, West Haven, CT 06516. Visitations will be held Friday September 9, 2011 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 1324 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511 AND Saturday September 10, 2011 from 9:00 – 10:00 AM at Living Word Ministries, 225 Meloy Rd, West Haven, CT.  Interment will take place Saturday September 10, 2011 at Beaverdale Memorial Park, New Haven, CT.  Services by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services 1287 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 05611.  To leave a message of comfort to the Ngongi-Semi family, please visit this website.

Christina Suggs, 88

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Christina Suggs, 88, of New Haven, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2011. 

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Annie Mae Sessions, 98

posted: Sep 6, 2011 2:48 pm | Comments (0)

{media_2Annie Mae Sessions, 98 of New Haven, CT passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2011.

Wife of the late Enoch A. Session and born to the late Watson and Ida Hickson on November 4, 1912 in Florence County, SC. She leaves to cherish her memory; son, Ralston "Leo" (Hattie) Sessions of New Haven, CT; brother, LeGrand (Louise) Hickson of Sumpter, SC; 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren and a host of family and friends. She was predeceased by 4 sons, 6 brothers, and 3 sisters. A celebration of her life will take place on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 11AM at Community Baptist Church, 143 Shelton Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511 with calling hours from 10-11 a.m. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Service by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Messages of comfort: www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Annie Mae Proctor, 83

posted: Sep 5, 2011 3:07 pm | Comments (0)

Annie Mae Proctor, 83 of New Haven, CT passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2011.  Wife of Kamack Proctor for 65 years and born to Sal and Annie Cooper on August 10, 1928 in Montgomery, AL.  Besides her husband, she leaves to cherish her memory; son, David Cooper of AL; daughter, Maxine Butler of New Haven, CT; sister, Lulu Mae and Marie; 4 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren and a host of family and friends.  A celebration of her life will take place on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 11 AM at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511 with a calling hour from 10-11AM.  Interment will be Evergreen Cemetery.  To leave a message of comfort please visit our website www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

James Welbourne, 69

posted: Sep 5, 2011 9:45 am | Comments (0)

WELBOURNE, JAMES CLIFTON AUGUST 10, 1942 - AUGUST 22, 2011 “Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality.”—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

James Clifton Welbourne, son of James C. and Mabel Welbourne, was born August 10, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland, and died in New Haven, Connecticut on August 22, 2011. Having profoundly touched the lives of all who had the good fortune to know him, he is especially cherished by his wife, Penny Welbourne; sister, Delores Welbourne; aunt, Marion Morton; cousin Joyce Tongue and other relatives; his “favorite” mother-in-law, Margaret E. Jamitz; sisters-in-law, Nikki J. Riley and Deena J. Imbriglia and their respective families; God-son, William Charles Brown; and a host of friends and colleagues.

From July 2000 until October 2010, Jim served as the City Librarian for New Haven, Connecticut. Before coming to New Haven, he was the Deputy Director of The Enoch Pratt Free Library ((1993-2000) in Baltimore, Maryland (where he worked as a book page while in high school), and the Assistant Director of the Carnegie Library (1986-1993) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The crowning achievement of Jim’s career in public library service was the conception and realization of the Courtland Seymour Wilson Library branch of the New Haven Public Library system that opened in the Hill District in October 2006.

But Jim’s true legacy lies in the profound effect he had on the countless men and women he mentored and taught throughout his career, many of whom went on to lead major library systems and teach in the library education field. The lives they in turn have touched have produced a ripple effect that ensures the legacy of Jim Welbourne will continue in perpetuity.

Throughout his life Jim lived as if the cultural and historical mores of the times simply did not exist, and as a result he had an almost magical effect on everyone with whom he came in contact. While never outwardly (or inwardly) defiant, he simply went about implementing his extraordinary dreams and ideas in the most remarkable (and sometimes incomprehensible) way. Possessing an intellectual prowess he displayed at a young age enabled him to attend a public high school in Baltimore that, although originally “all-white,” had been forced to open its advanced college preparatory curriculum to African American students in 1952-two years before the enactment of federal laws requiring integration.

Following his graduation, the practice of segregation in the state university system precluded his attending the University of Maryland at College Park, his school of choice, at which point he simply bided his time working until those laws were changed. When he did finally enter college in the early 1960’s, he was already in his early 20’s; yet he responded to being the oldest freshman by several years in his dorm as being nothing unusual (which at that time it most definitely was).

Jim continued to live his life as if any racial and cultural differences between him and others simply did not exist. As a result, he was accepted and embraced by people who might have responded differently were it not for Jim’s grace, confidence, and infectious exuberance. Both Jim and Penny will remain eternally grateful for the unfailing love and support of his two dear friends, Mae Gibson Brown and Kathleen Hurley.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held in early October 2011. All are warmly welcomed and invited to attend and share their stories, remarks, and remembrances of Jim publicly or privately. Specific details about the gathering will be forthcoming.

For those who would like to honor Jim by making a charitable contribution in his name, two local organizations of great importance to him and in which he took tremendous pride are New Haven Reads (a community resource center that promotes the power of reading) at 45 Bristol Street, New Haven, CT 06511, 203-752-1923; and LEAP (which provides opportunities for children and youth to thrive in all areas of their lives through Leadership, Education, Athletics, and Partnerships) at 31 Jefferson Street, New Haven, CT 06511, 203-773-0770.

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