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    Laura Jude Gardner, Pioneering Engineer and Businesswoman Dies at 72

    Laura Jude Gardner, the second Black woman hired as a systems engineer at IBM in Baltimore and one of the founding members of the legendary Gatsby’s nightclub, died Jan. 5 at her Sutton Place...

    Sonia L. Hayes, Mother of Del. Antonio Hayes, Dies

    By AFRO Staff Sonia L. Hayes, the mother of West Baltimore Del. Antonio Hayes (D-40), died on April 3 at the age of 53. She was the third child of Mildred L. Frisby and the late...

    Min. John Battle, a Sandtown Fixture Dies at 75

    By AFRO Staff Min. John Battle, a longtime master barber and the father of former AFRO reporter and Baltimore playwright Ursula Battle, died May 27. He was 75 The viewing for Minister Battle will be held...

    Rev. Dr. Theodore C. Jackson Dies at 84

    Rev. Dr. Theodore Clifton Jackson, Jr., Pastor Emeritus of Gillis Memorial Christian Community Church, in the Park Heights community of Northwest Baltimore, died Feb. 17. He was 84. Jackson, the son of Rev. Theodore C....

    Travis Emery, Gilman School graduate, Dies

    Travis C. Emery, a graduate of Gilman School, Princeton University and the University of California Berkley Law School, son of Dr. Anne O. Emery and the late Vallen L. Emery Sr. died on May...

    Priscilla Gaines Lansey

    Priscilla Gaines Lansey passed away on Dec. 1 as a result of congestive heart failure. Gaines was the first of five children born to Edward Gaines Lansey, Sr. and Martha Priscilla Phillips on Sep....

    Those We Lost in 2017

    Across the Nation Simeon Booker (1918-2017) Booker was a courageous and award winning journalist who put his life on the line to tell the story of Black America during the civil rights movement. (Photo credit: AFRO file...

    Lawton J. Pierre, 68

    Dr. Lawton John Pierre, 68, died in his home in Grenada on September 29, 2011. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Sauteurs Roman Catholic Church in St....

    UM Football Player McNair Remembered as `320 pound Teddy Bear’

    By AFRO Staff Jordan Martin McNair, a promising collegiate football  at the University of Maryland, collapsed suddenly during football practice on May 29 and died on June 13. He was 19. McNair, the  son of Tonya...

    The Days and Deeds of Dr. Ella White Campbell

    Dr. Ella Campbell, a community leader for many years in Baltimore County, with a focus on the Liberty Road corridor, died on Sunday, May 15, 2016, due to complications of cancer. Dr. Campbell requested...

    William Cornish, Devoted Church Man, Dies at 76

    William Joseph Cornish died unexpectedly at the age of 76 on March 5 in Cambridge, Md. Cornish was born in 1940 to Naomi Stanley and Joseph Ulysses Cornish.  Third of four siblings, Cornish was reared...

    Frederick M. Tillman, Local Businessman Dies

    Frederick Michael Tillman, an entrepreneur in the medical field for several years, died on Christmas Day of congestive heart failure. He was 72. Tillman was born February 11, 1945, the oldest son of Frederick Thomas...

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