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Christina Suggs, 88

posted: Sep 8, 2011 8:32 am | Comments (0)

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.

Anna Smith, 74

posted: Sep 1, 2011 8:10 am | Comments (2)

Anna Smith, 74 of New Haven, CT passed away on August 30, 2011.  Wife of Coy Smith for 48 years.  Born to the late Ignatius and Mary Liza Simon in Manning, SC on June 22, 1937.  Anna retired from Echlin in Branford, CT.  Besides her husband, she leaves to cherish her memory; daughters, Ronitha Howard and Annette (David) Huckaby both of Hamden, CT; brother, John (Edna) Henry of SC; sister, Ronitha (John) Kennon
of New Haven, CT; step sisters, Alice Adger of SC and Thelma Jones of New Haven, CT; 4 grandchildren and a host of family and friends.  She was predeceased by 3 brothers and 4 sisters.  A celebration of her life will take place on Tuesday September 6, 2011 at 11AM at Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 1324 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511 with calling hours from 10-11AM.  Interment will be in Beaverdale Memorial
Park.  Service by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT
06511.  To leave a message of comfort to the Smith family, please visit our website
www.hkhfuneralservices.com

 

Barbara Evon Roberson, 73

posted: Aug 30, 2011 11:08 am | Comments (0)

Barbara Evon Roberson, 73 of New Haven, CT passed away on Wednesday August 24, 2011.

Born to the late Junius E. McKeithen Sr. and Adelle Miller in Stamford, CT on October 6, 1937.  She was a graduate of Stamford High School. She worked at Child World of Hamden, CT and at Fleet Bank of New Haven CT as an Assistant Manager.  She is survived by her sons: Will W. Roberson Jr. of Italy and Edward D. Roberson of MD; brothers, Alvin McKeithen of Stamford, CT, David Starr of CT and Bruce A. McKeithen of CA; sisters, Sandra L. Barrett of Bethany, CT and Carol J. Wilson, of Waterbury, CT; 1 grandchild, Sydni Smith, an aunt, Margaret M. Purdue and God daughter, Deena E. Wilson and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. She is predeceased by her brother Junius D. McKeithen Jr of Bridgeport, CT.  A celebration of her life will take place on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 11AM at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511 with calling hours from 10-11AM. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.  To leave a message of comfort to the Roberson family please visit this website.

Charles Evans, 79

posted: Aug 24, 2011 11:10 am | Comments (0)

Charles W. Evans, 79 of New Haven, CT passed away on Sunday August 21, 2011.  Born to the late John Henry and Kathleen Evans on October 14, 1931 in Raleigh, NC.  Charles was employed by the City of New Haven Board of Education as Head Custodian.  He leaves to cherish his memory; daughter, Charlene Evans of Raleigh, NC and Charlese Evans of New Haven, CT; brother, James Evans of Baltimore, MD; long time companion, Carita Jones and 1 grandchild, Michael Charles Evans Douglas.  He was predeceased by 3 brothers, and 2 sisters.  A celebration of his life with military honors, will take place on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 11AM at Varick A M E Zion Church, 242 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511 with calling hours from 10-11AM.  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

George Murray, 75

posted: Aug 23, 2011 11:29 am | Comments (0)

George Murray, 75, of New Haven, departed this life August 20, 2011.
Born in Kingstree, SC, October 13, 1935, he was the son of the late John H. and Odell Murray.
Prior to retiring, he was employed at Farrell Corp. as a Welder.
He is survived by his wife, Lula P. Murray; daughter, Stacey Murray-Taylor; son, Sydney Murray; two grandchildren; eight brothers and sisters; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by five brothers and sisters.
A celebration of Mr. Murray’s life and legacy will be held Thursday, August 25, 2011, at 11:00 A.M. at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Viewing will be held from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Online guestbook available at www.curvinkcouncil.com

Toni Wright, 60

posted: Aug 22, 2011 11:07 am | Comments (8)

Antoinette Rachel Green Wright, affectionately known as Toni, departed this life on Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 at the age of 60, after a long and courageous battle against a rare form of cancer.  Antoinette Rachel Green was born on May 7, 1951 in New Haven, CT to David Alexander Green, Sr. and Marion Baker Green.  Toni graduated from Brandeis University in Boston, Massachusetts in 1973 with a Bachelor’s Degree in African American Studies and from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT in 1980 with a Master’s Degree in Psychology.  Toni was employed at St. Thomas’s Day School, initially as an assistant teacher and later became the school’s library teacher.  Toni was a lifelong member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in New Haven, CT.  She was also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Toni leaves to cherish her memory, her beloved children Nia Wright West-Bey and her husband Jon, of Washington, DC, Challa Wright Flemming and her husband Stephen of Bridgeport, CT and Calvin Wright of Brooklyn, NY, her grandchildren whom she adored, Thurman Antwion Anderson, Ahmad Jamal West-Bey, Zuri Atiya Flemming and Naima Imani West-Bey, her mother, Marion Baker Green, her sister Victoria Woods Boyd, her brother and sister-in-law, David Alexander Green Jr. and Maria Green, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, church family and friends.  She was predeceased by her husband, Clinton Leroy Antonio Wright and her father, David Alexander Green, Sr.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fihankra Akoma Ntoaso (FAN), the American Poetry Museum, St. Thomas’s Day School and the Edna Baker Carnegie Scholarship Fund.

A celebration of Ms. Wright’s life and legacy will be held Saturday, August 27, 2011, at 9:00 A.M. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 111 Whalley Ave., New Haven. Viewing will be held at the church from 8:00-9:00 A.M. Burial will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Professional services entrusted to Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Online guestbook available at www.curvinkcouncil.com

Hildred Pearson, 60

posted: Aug 15, 2011 12:20 pm | Comments (1)

Hildred L. Pearson, 60, of New Haven, departed this life August 10, 2011. She was the widow of Herbert Pearson.
Born in Farmville, NC, October 22, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Clara Marie Simmons and her biological father Joe Howard Ward.
Prior to retiring, Mrs. Pearson was employed by the City of New Haven for 37 years as a Field Investigator for the Commission Equal Rights. She was a member of Mt. Gideon Faith Fellowship Church where she served as a Minister.
She leaves to cherish her memory, brothers, Donald Simmons (Darlene) of CT and Jimmie G. Smith (Vivian) and Joe H. Ward, Jr. both of NC, Reginald Davis (Lucille); sisters, Audrey Brunson (Jesse) of CT and Joyce Ward Clarke (Tony) of MD; a godson, Clarence Jackson; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A celebration of Mrs. Pearson’s life will be held Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at 11:00 A.M. at Mt. Gideon Faith Fellowship Church, 363 Dixwell Ave., New Haven. Viewing and visitation will be held at the church from 9:00-11:00 A.M. Burial will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Professional services entrusted to Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Online guestbook available at www.curvinkcouncil.com

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