Homegoing Celebration For Steven Dillard Thornhill Sr. Raleigh NC

My condolences goes out to Mary Ann McNair Thornhill and the entire family of the late Steven Dillard Thornhill Sr. formerly of Lynchburg Va.

I just met Steven last month at Sheriff James Knight retirement dinner that was held by South Edgecombe Class of 1977.

I was shocked to learn a couple of days ago that he had expired.

Script.: Read Eccles. 3 and know, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”

Song: Your Grace & Mercy – Mississippi Mass Choir

Viewing: 12 Noon – 8 PM, Friday at the funeral home Raleigh.
11 AM – 12 Noon, Saturday, April 22, 2017, prior to the Service, at the Church Lynchburg VA.

Funeral Service: 12 Noon, Saturday, April 22, 2017, 5th Street Baptist Church, 1007 5th Street, Lynchburg, VA.

Body Entrusted to: Steven L. Lyons Funeral Home Inc. Raleigh NC

Homegoing Celebration For Mrs. Minnie Delois Wooten Baker Macclesfield NC

My condolences goes out to Pastor Albert Baker and the entire family of the late Mrs. Minnie Delois Wooten Baker Macclesfield NC.I was saddened when I learned about the expiring of my friend but God . . .Script.: Read Eccles. 3 and know, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”Song: Your Grace & Mercy – Mississippi Mass ChoirViewing: A Visitation for Lady Baker will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Mt. Gideon Ministries, 6324 Joyner Road, in Elm City, NC. Funeral Service: 2:30 pm on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Morning Star Church of Christ, 225 S. Glendale Avenue in Rocky Mount, NC. Body Entrusted to: H.D. Pope Funeral Homes Inc. Rocky Mount NC

Homegoing For Margaret Ruth Pitt Barnes Richmond Virginia Formerly Of Pinetops NC

My condolences goes out to my best friend Otis Cornel Barnes, Dorothy Barnes and the entire family of the late Margaret Ruth Pitt Barnes formerly of Pinetops NC.

Cornel and Dorothy know that we are just a phone call away.

On yesterday I received a text from my friend to let me know his moma had just expired.

I want to commend Cornel and Sonya Barnes and Dorothy for coming home and getting their mother taking her to Richmond to care for her. After leaving NC going to the hospital in Richmond Ruth was then moved to Dorothy’s home where she Cornel and his wife took care of her. You guys have done a fabuloustastic job.

Script.: Read Eccles. 3 and know, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”

Song: Your Grace & Mercy – Mississippi Mass Choir

Viewing: Tentative Date: Friday March 31

Funeral Service: Tentative Date: Saturday April 1

Body Entrusted to: Hemby Willoughby Funeral Home Inc.

Homegoing Celebration For Keevie Foskey Wade Snow Hill NC

My condolences goes out to Jackie Wade Battle (Sherod) and the entire family of the late Keevie Foskey Wade Snow Hill NC.

Jackie know that we are just a phone call away.

Script.: Read Eccles. 3 and know, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”

Song: Your Grace & Mercy – Mississippi Mass Choir

Viewing: Friday, December 30, 2016 from 6:00 PM Until 8:00 PM at the church.

Funeral Service: Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Rouses Abundant  Life Ministries in Ayden NC.

Body Entrusted to: S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home Inc. Snow Hill NC

Homegoing Celebration For Taro Lovell Knight Tarboro NC

imageMy condolences goes out to Kimberly Knight and the entire family of the late Taro Lovell Knight Tarboro NC.

I have been knowing my brother my friend for many, many years dating back to the late 80’s when I had my talk show on WCPS 760 AM and Taro used to come down on Wednesday evenings with me. I remember when I educated them about politics and at one time I felt he had betrayed me because he chose to support a candidate other than the one that I was supporting. I had said that I was not going to deal with Taro anymore but then one day I said that there are some things that we can agree to disagree on. I remember during a Democratic Party meeting as I served as 3rd Vice Chair Taro a Precinct Chair told me he was going to nominate me to be the interim county chair to fill the unexpired term when Roy Gray stepped down. I was nominated and served from 1998 – 1999. Over the years we have worked on several things including the work of the NAACP and school issues. I remember when Taro became a board member at the Charter School and he knew how I felt about Charter Schools so I told him if he was going to help them get black children there to don’t allow them to use him. So when it came town for a hired position I told him he needed to get paid because Charter School board members didn’t get paid like the public school board members. I have never been on the campus of the Charter School but I heard it was beautiful out there. My ignant behind want to believe that Taro played a major role with the success of the school on today. I am so glad that I was able to support my brother and my friend during some unfavorable moments while trying to do his job before sickness came upon him.

To the family of Taro Knight know that I am just a phone call away.

Script.: Read Eccles. 3 and know, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”

Song: The Storm Is Over Now – Kirk Franklin

Viewing: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 from 9:00-11:00AM at The Keihin Auditorium

Funeral Service: 11:00AM Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Keihin Auditorium on the Edgecombe Community College Campus

Body Entrusted to: Hemby-Willoughby Funeral Homes Inc.

Homegoing Celebration For Pastor/Attorney Antonia Lawrence Rocky Mount NC

My condolences goes out to the entire family of the late Pastor/Attorney Antonia Lawrence Rocky Mount NC.

I have been knowing my brother for quite a few years and he was the same the first time I seen him until the last. He was such a fighter for what is right. I will never forget how he represented Rocky Mount City Councilman Andre Knight when Rev. Roosevelt Higgs challenged Andre’s residency. What a victory for him and the other lawyers that were a part of the case. But this is just one of the many things he done.

Script.: Read Eccles. 3 and know, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”

Song: Call On Jesus – Bruce Parham

Viewing: Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Hunter-Odom Funeral Service

Funeral Service: 12 Noon Monday, December 19, 2016 at The New Morning Star Church of Christ, 225 S. Glendale Avenue,
with Reverend Arthur W, Canada, officiating.

Body Entrusted to: Hunter Odom Funeral Home Inc. Rocky Mount NC

Rocky Mount NC – Homegoing Celebration For Rev. Antonia Lawrence ESQ

On behalf of the entire Lawrence family, we would like to thank each and every last one of you for the out pouring of love and support as we celebrate the transition of my Father from Labor to Reward. The arrangements will be as followed. The Celebration of Life for Rev Antonia Lawrence Esq. will take place on Monday December 19, 2017 at the New Morning Star Church of Christ in Rocky Mount, NC with Services starting at 12 Noon. The Wake will take place from 11-12 on that same day. We ask that you keep the entire family, community, and every single space in which he touched in prayer right now. He has touched and impacted many lives and we just ask that you keep us all in prayer. Please be in Prayer for my Family, our Church Faith Presbyterian Church Goldsboro, NC, and his Law Office. Each of these spaces will continue to function with the same excellence, faith, and integrity in which they were built upon. Thank you All.

Antonio Lawrence