Lilly aka, “Mom, Punkin, Mother Lilly, Grandma Collins, Grandma, and GiGi”, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 26th, 2019 at the age of 95. She joined her husband of 54 years, Clifton, son Donald; “bonus sons” John, Gene and Leonard Collins; her sibling. She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughters Tommie Dolores (New York) and Lisa Renee (Seattle, WA). Granddaughter, Maya Collins and great-grandson Elijah Collins- Square. (Seattle). A whole host of extended family to many to name as well as her New Beginnings Church Family. Thank you your love will never be forgotten. Memorial services will be Saturday September 14, 2019 11AM at New Beginnings Christian Fellowship 19300 108th Ave SE Kent, WA 98031
Missionary Michelle D. Greene, age 63, fought cancer until her last breath. She peacefully passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at Swedish Hospital where she was surrounded by her family.
Michelle was born to William H. Perry and Lola F. Perry on September 27, 1955. She was reared in Detroit, Texas and attended Detroit ISD School. She was a member of Williams Temple Church of God in Christ in Clarksville, Texas. She was baptized and received the Holy Ghost at a young age. In 1970, a few years later, she was married to Johnny Greene, Sr. To this union was a blessing of four children: Carla, Laronda, Judy and Johnny, Jr.
They attended Williams Temple Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Elder S.W. Williams. Michelle loved working for the Lord in any capacity that was needed. She also loved singing and music.
In 1977, they relocated to Seattle, Washington. God lead them to Madison Temple Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Pastor Edgar Gray where they continued to serve God. Years later they changed their membership again to Upper Room Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Pastor Kelly Easter where she served effortlessly for more than 30 years as an Evangelist, Deaconess, Musician, Teacher, and Choir President, while also serving dutifully in multiple community church services/events.
In her spare time, Michelle taught herself how to play the piano, she loved to cook and spend time with family and friends. She was famous for her peach cobbler and 7-up cake and various other desserts. Michelle lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; chatting with friends and family, snacking, spending time nourishing people around her with her love, singing, prayers, faith, and positivity.
Michelle was preceded in death by her father William Perry and her brother Michael Perry.
Missionary Michelle D. Greene leaves to rejoice in her home going her daughters Carla, Laronda (Mississippi), Judy (Michael) and her son Johnny (Charlene), her God-daughter Shaunquest, her grandchildren Julian (Samantha), K’Laun, Imanni, Sabreece, Nashayla, Kierra and her great-grandson Atticus, her mother Lola Perry (Texas), Brother Danny Perry (Texas), Sisters Teresa Russel (Oregon), Deborah (Pastor Lester Nunley) (Texas), Diane (Jimmy) Washington (Texas) and a host of aunties, uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins.
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Ajene-Bomani Robertson, 44, of Los Angeles, CA went to be with the Lord on May 6, 2019. Ajene was born in Seattle, Washington on August 2nd, 1974. The son of Folayan-Oni Robertson (nee Barbara Davis) and Rivers Robertson Jr., Ajene is survived by his wife, Shannon McClain Robertson, 3 sons, Lennox Rivers, Niall Rowan and Tatum Ajene Reign Robertson, also his brother, Gavin Robertson & his wife, LaShanda, nieces RaKayla and Janea, and nephew, Gavin Jr., as well as a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in passing by his mother.
A stellar athlete, Ajene attended Garfield High School where he played Varsity basketball. He went on to play small forward for Seattle Pacific University, where he received his Bachelors degree in Communications. He also played basketball abroad in Norway as team captain for the Harstaad Vikings. Ajene devoted his life to helping others as a teacher, basketball coach, mentor and program manager for The Austin Foundation. He taught in Seoul, South Korea and Los Angeles, CA. Ajene was an avid reader and lover of music, from jazz to classic R&B. He regularly listened to motivational speeches and podcasts and was an active member of Santa Monica, California’s Toastmasters organization.
Ajene’s celebration of life will be held on Friday, August 2, 2019 at Garfield High School’s theater at 1pm. Ajene’s legacy will live on in his children and in the lives of all those that he touched.
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Celebration of Life for our beloved Ruth Gaines Ruth, a Dallas Texas native, known to many in the Seattle area as Mrs.Gaines at Emerson Elementary School for decades passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 28, 2019. She is survived by her two daughters Artrese Hartman and Steffyni Gaines-Johnson. Services will be held July 12, 2019 at 11:00am Edline – Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel 27221 156th Avenue Southeast Kent, WA 98042 Burial will follow at Mt.Tahoma National The family request bright and vibrant colors be worn in remembrance of Ruth’s vibrant spirit!
In Loving Memory of
Tera Tationa Lee Hoskins
Sunrise: 11/14/1996 – Sunset: 6/19/2019
Service: Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 11AM,
Church By The Side of The Road,
3455 S 148th St. Tukwila, WA 98168
Repass following at the Royal Esquire Club,
5016 Rainier Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98118.
Color request: Pink
“Mommy and I will miss you Princess”
Sunrise January 6, 1926 – Sunset June 6, 2019
Sedonia Carey Butler, 93, passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 6, 2019. Her wings arrived, and she flew away peacefully with loved ones by her side. She was born in
Elton, Louisiana. She was “Granny Butler” and “Mrs. B” to many that knew her. Her daughter, Elizabeth Carol Butler, survives Sedonia. Others that survive Sedonia are her sister Mary Harvey and son Bruce Booker, grandson Ricky Frazier, Jr., (Cornesha Hall), great grandson Tre’vion Frazier, granddaughter Rickiya Frazier and other relatives and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion
Butler and daughter Sidonie (Cindy) Lynn Butler. All who were fortunate enough to have known this kind and wonderful woman will greatly miss her.
Jessie James Harris passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at the VA Hospital. He was born in Gallion, Louisiana on November 13th, 1925 to Beatrice Wilson and Jessie Harris, Sr. He honorably served in the Military (Navy) during World War II. After leaving the military he worked many years in construction and then went on to work for the US Postal Service, where he retired in 1992, after 30 years.
He was a faithful servant of our Lord Jesus Christ whom he loved. He was a loving devoted husband, father & grand-father. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and road with Alky Angels. Although Papa has passed on to be with the Lord, he will always be with us and watching over us.
Jessie is survived by his wife Della, and four children Jarrell (Brenda) Lewis, Demetrice “Meachy” Lewis, Terrence (Heidi) Lewis, Sr., and LaJuana Lewis. Ten grandchildren; Lisaa (Undray), Terrence, Jr., Tyrell, Essence, Najarel, Ajhana, LaJhaya, Destiny, Hedia and Jayden and six great-grandchildren; Aariyel, Sir Marius, JeLynn, Lynkoln, Jaxxon & Alanaa
Jessie was preceded in death by his parents and two siblings Jessie Harris, Jr and Mary Louise Harris.
Visitation will be from 10am until time of funeral service at 11am Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Unity COGIC 8302 Renton Ave S Seattle, WA 98118. A private family burial will be at held at Tahoma National Cemetery.
Guestbook available at SerenitySeattle.com
To Our Daddy, Payton Kelly Fisher, our love for you will always be everlasting. No more pain and no more suffering. We will always continue to share your love for music and making others laugh by mirroring your witty sense of humor….may you rest peacefully until we reunite again in His Kingdom.
Love your daughters,
Patricia Lorene Gratton was born in Ellensburg, Washington to the late James and Dorothy Gratton on May 30, 1941. She passed on May 26, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. She was a member of the Garfield High School Class of 1960. Miss Gratton professional career spanned over four decades. She excelled as an aerospace quality assurance inspector for the Boeing Company. She retired in the year 2000.
Miss Gratton is survived by her only son Professor Jerome Proctor of South Dakota; and her only grandson Roman Proctor of Marysville, Washington; 2 brothers; James Gratton (Margaret) of Federal Way, Washington; and Gerald Gratton (Donna) of Shoreline, Washington; 5 Sisters; Gladys Nash of Yakima, Washington; Sally Jackson (Donald) of Federal Way, Washington; Nancy Gratton of Renton, Washington; Peggy Gratton of Seattle, Washington; Brenda Milas of Yakima, Washington; and dearest close friend Til Lucien of Burien, Washington. A host of friends, nephews, nieces, and cousins.
She will be greatly missed by all.
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Inez Jones Maddox was born to the late Irene Johnson-Jones and George L. Jones on May 14, 1937 in Hazelhurst, Georgia. She was the eldest of 5 children.
Inez attended school in Hazelhurst and graduated from Henry McNeil Turner High School in Atlanta, Georgia. Upon completing high school, Inez married and from this union she was blessed with 1 daughter, Diane Withers.
In Atlanta, Inez was employed at F.W. Woolworth’s Company, Scripto Pen Company, and Shirley’s of Atlanta. She moved to Seattle, WA during the 1960’s. Her passion was cooking and she became an entrepreneur when she opened her restaurant Inez’s Kitchen located in the heart of the Central Area on 14th & Jefferson. For many years it was a well-known soul food restaurant in the community.
Inez gained her wings on May 3, 2019 surrounded by family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Diane Withers and brother, George Jones Jr. She leaves to cherish her memory 1 granddaughter Deanna Paulita Lee of Seattle, WA; 2 great grandsons, Jabari Andrews Jr. and Jahmal Withers, Seattle, WA; 3 sisters in Atlanta, Georgia, and her longtime love, Lee Catching, Seattle, WA.
Viewing will be held from 12:00-5:00 pm on Saturday, May 18,2019 at
Southwest Mortuary, 9021 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle. WA. Repast will follow at the family home.