OBITUARIES, WEEK OF AUGUST 16-22, 2012
Mrs. Rosalind Elizabeth Lennon
Rosalind Elizabeth Lennon was born on February 28, 1955, to Mary E. Toomer and the late Robert New. She was preceded in death by her son, R. Michael Lennon.
Rosalind was born and raised with her eight siblings, here in Wilmington, NC. She was educated in the New Hanover County School System and was a member of Warner Temple AME Zion Church.
After settling in her adulthood, Rosalind met and married Gary Lennon, her husband of 36 years. He resided on Manly Avenue and raised their four children; Wellington, Terrie, Gary, and Michael. Their lives became more fulfilling while loving and helping in the rearing of their nine grandchildren. They did everything together, but most of all, the thoroughly enjoyed remodeling their home, traveling, and collecting model cars.
Rosalind began her career with New Hanover Regional Medical Center in 1987, where she became a great leader and mentor. She was known for both her professional and personal qualities. She received a commendation for her care of patients during a snow storm in 1988 and was honored to be chosen the Employee of Excellence for March 2011. She also served as the Health Unit Clerk Chair and represented the group on Nursing Congress. Rosalind took great ownership and set the standards of being an excellent Unit Clerk. She always stressed the importance of good communication and teamwork. Rosalind will be remembered by many for her persistent smile and her sweet and gentle spirit.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her faithful and dedicated husband, Mr. Gary Lennon of Wilmington, NC. her mother, Mary Toomer, Wilmington, NC; one daughter, Terrie Hall Lennon, Wilmington, NC; two sons, Wellington Hall and Gary C. Lennon (Carla), both of Wilmington, NC. three brothers, Richard Bellamy (Mary) of Anniston, Alabama, Larry Bellamy (Cheryl) of Fayetteville, NC, and Andrew Bellamy of Wilmington, NC. three sisters, Wendy Bellamy, Wanda Harvin (Willie), and Barbara Bellamy, all of Wilmington, NC. one brother-in-law, Willie Earl Lennon (Toni) of Greensboro, NC. nine grandchildren, Michael Lennon, Antwane Long, Tre Hall, Jadea Lennon, Aurthur Hall, Rita Hall, Laurryen Lennon, Jasiah Lennon, and Kevin Atwood, all of Wilmington, NC.
Rosalind also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Warner Temple AME Zion Church, Wilmington, North Carolina with Reverend Clifford Barnett, officiating. Interment was in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Wilmington, NC. Arrangements by Adkins-Drain Funeral Service, 515 South 8th Street. Arrangements by Adkins-Drain Funeral Service, 515 South 8th Street.
Ms. Gertrude Whitaker Brewington
Gertrude Whitaker Brewington, 63, of Wilmington, NC was called to eternal rest on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, North Carolina.
Gert was born on September 13, 1948 to the late James and Irene Whitaker. She is preceded in death by two sisters Veronica and Lucille, five brothers Elasser, Glasser, Thomas, Theodore, and James.
Gert was educated in the New Hanover County School System.
Gert or Little Pee Wee, as we called her, joined New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in 1996 and was faithful in service through various activities in the church. If asked, she would lend a willing hand wherever necessary. She was a lovely person who will be missed by those who knew her.
She will be forever missed by her husband, Nelson Brewington, three sisters, Augusta Whitaker and Gwenda Whitaker of the city, Geraldine Whitaker of Lillington, NC, one brother, Willie L. Whitaker of Spring Lake, NC, two nieces, Marilyn Whitaker and Shaqueeta Vaughn, four nephews, Minister Harry Lee Whitaker, James Whitaker, Titus Whitaker and Titus Vaughn, one sister-in-law, Rosa L. Russell, one brother-in-law, Paul Burse, one uncle-in-law Dillon McCoy (Mary), a host of cousins and many friends including Marie Rice, Sister Wilhemenia Johnson, Sister Carolyn Ford and Sister Florida Rice who she called Ma.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, Wilmington, North Carolina with Reverend Timothy L. Davis officiating. Interment was in Pine Forest Cemetery, Wilmington, NC. Arrangements by Adkins-Drain Funeral Service, 515 South 8th Street.
William Howard Jones “Jiggs”
William Howard Jones, “Jiggs”, 65, of Wilmington, NC, died Thursday, August 9, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 2012 at the I.L.A. Hall, 211 W. 10th Street, Southport, NC. Burial will follow in Northwood Cemetery, Southport. A Davis Funeral Home Service.
Bruce Henry of Wilmington, NC died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral services were held on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 at Warner Temple AME Zion Church. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Bruce was born in Wilmington, NC on March 28, 1943, to the late Bruce Moore, Jr. and Eloise Henry Washington. He attended Williston School and graduated with the class of 1962. Shortly after graduation, Bruce joined the US Army. After 19 years of dedicated service (Medical Specialist and Food Service), Bruce was honorably discharged at the rank of Master Sergeant. Master Sergeant earned numerous awards to include the Purple Heart and Vietnam Medal. Bruce was also a Mason. He loved to be in the presence of people. He spent most of his time chilling in the front yard. Bruce loved the Lord and was a faithful member of Warner Temple AME Zion Church. He was a member of the usher board. Bruce would do anything for his family and friends without hesitation, until the last four years, when his health started to fail him.
Memories will be cherished by his wife, Anne Henry; son, Keith McClain (Evelyn); daughter, Sharon Dungee (Mike); brothers, Bernard Jackson, Robert, Jr. (Barbara Jean), and Darrell Washington; sisters, Teresa Washington, Barbara Adger, Margie Washington (James) Vivian Singleton and Judy Pryor (Bruce); grandchildren, Laquetta, Lamar, George, Frucuan, and William; special great-grandchildren, Niki, Niz, Ty and Jeremiah; great-nieces (raised in the home), Quinquetta and Shildavia Sansbury; best friends, Joe Harris and William Edmund and a host of nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins and friends. A Service of John H. Shaw’s Son Funeral Home.
Willie Lee Conyers
Willie Lee Conyers of Wilmington, NC died Monday, August 6, 2012, at Wake Medical Center, Raleigh, NC. Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at the Willie L. Shaw, Jr. Memorial Chapel. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Willie Lee was born in Wilmington, North Carolina on September 17, 1955, the youngest of five to the late, John and Susie Mae Conyers; one brother, John Conyers, Jr. and one sister Lillie Margaret Conyers Robinson, preceded him in death. He grew up in Mount Moriah Holiness Church with his father, mother, brother and sisters. He was educated in the public schools of New Hanover County and enlisted in the US Army in 1974, where he served two years of duty. Willie Lee worked at New Hanover Regional Medical Center before he left Wilmington, North Carolina. He was known to some as “Box Car”. He moved to Raleigh, North Carolina where he worked for Wal-Mart Super Center. Willie Lee possessed the ability to love without condition and he also had a forgiving heart. He had a sweet spirit, kind heart and a warm smile.
He leaves to cherish fondest memories: three sisters, Joanne Conyers of Raleigh, NC, Celeste Conyers of Wilmington, NC and Ericka Artis (Carl) of Vallego, CA; three aunts, Lillie Mae Gamble of New York City, Susie Mae Simpson of Wilmington, NC and Bessie Mae Pringle of Manning, SC; two uncles, Grant Conyers and Isaiah Conyers both of Pinewood, SC; sister-in-law, Marion Conyers of Wilmington, NC; one special cousin, Sammy James of Raleigh, NC; five nieces, including two special nieces, Ursula Underwood and Mashauna Williams; seven nephews; one special nephew, Shaun Robinson, Sr.; great-nieces and great-nephews; a host of relatives and special friends, including close friends, Thaddeus Sidberry, Winslow Floyd and Tommy Whitaker all of Wilmington, NC. A Service of John H. Shaw’s Son Funeral Home.
Charles Bullock of Wilmington, NC died Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at the Willie L. Shaw, Jr. Memorial Chapel. Charles Davis Bullock, Jr., son of the late Mr. Charles Dudley Bullock, Sr. and Mrs. Viola Bullock, departed this life on Tuesday, August 7, 2012. Charles’ employment consisted of twenty-five years as a longshoreman and ten years with Southeast Crescent Shipping Company.
He was married to Mrs. Geneva Annie Mae Bullock, who preceded him in death. In addition to his parents and wife, one step-daughter, Latricia Scott, also preceded him in death. He leaves to cherish his memories: his five beloved children; four girls and one son, Ms. Teresa Bullock, Ms. Geneva Bullock, Mr. Craig Scott, Ms. Shanita Bullock and Ms. Shaquita Bullock all of Wilmington, NC; a host of grandchildren, including four special grands, Sharita Pigott, Keisha Green, Bobby Pigott and Darius Bullock of Wilmington, NC; two loving step-sons, Mr. Xavier Bullock and Mr. Marquell Hines both of Wilmington, NC; two brothers, Mr. Willie Bullock and Mr. Danny Bullock of Wilmington, NC; three loving sisters, Ms. Betty Bullock, Mrs. Bonnie Jackson (Thomas) of Wilmington, NC and Mrs. Wanda Sattlewhite of Raleigh, NC; one uncle, Mr. Ralph Bullock (Gene) of New Jersey; two aunts, Mrs. Aleese Hill of New Jersey and Mrs. Ethal Brown of New York; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including two dear friends, Shirley Hines and Ms. Linda Faye Scott and special friends, Sam King, Alexander King and Billy Sims of Atlanta, GA, Johnny Jones, Charles McMillian, Mike Mitchell, Gary Freeman and his barbers, “Sunny” and George. A Service of John H. Shaw’s Son Funeral Home.
Adolph Atwood, Sr.
Adolph Atwood, Sr. of the Sea Breeze Community died Sunday, August 5, 2012, at Autumn Care Rehabilitation Center, Myrtle Grove. Funeral services were held on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Hanks Chapel AME Church. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Brother Adolph “Ham” Atwood, Sr. was born in Wilmington, North Carolina on December 31, 1922, to the late Thomas and Mariah Atwood. He departed this life on August 5, 2012. “Ham”, as he was known to many, was loving, affectionate, a husband, a father, grandfather, and uncle. He was an active member of Hanks Chapel AME Church until his health began to fail. “Ham” was united in matrimony to Edna Freeman on November 11, 1945 in Conway, South Carolina. She preceded him in death on February 25, 2010.
He leaves to cherish his memory: seven children, Dannie (Doretha) of Wilmington, NC, Adolph, Jr. (Hallie) of Beaumont TX, Roderick (Marguerite), Ruby (Harvey), Eric (Pamela) and William, all of Wilmington, NC, and Herbert of Clinton, MD; two sisters-in-law, Charlotte Atwood and Oweita Freeman both of Wilmington, NC; one brother-in-law, George Hill of Wilmington, NC; twenty-four grandchildren; forty-seven great-grandchildren; twenty-six nieces; sixteen nephews, and a host of relatives and friends. A Service of John H. Shaw’s Son Funeral Home.
George McClammy of Wilmington, NC died Friday, August 10, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in Calvary Memorial Cemetery. George McClammy, the second child born to the union of the late Elizabeth and James Ernest McClammy on June 15, 1940, transitioned from this life to life eternal, on August 10, 2012, at his residence.
He attended St. Thomas Catholic School and graduated from Williston High School. At an early age George accepted Christ as His personal Savior. He joined Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in September 2004. He was Chaplain of the Creekwood North Homeowners Association and a member of the Port City Golf Association. But, most of all, George loved the Lord and will be best remembered for his obedience to Christ and for the lives he touched. George was employed with Hughes Bros and retired from Roche Lab Co., upon his illness.
George was blessed with his wife, Juanita, who preceded him in death. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was also preceded in death by a son, Walter McClammy; his brother, William Murray and his very close friend, Arthur Diggs. All who knew George will always cherish his memories. He leaves to cherish loving and fond memories: one son, George McClammy, Jr. of the city; one daughter, Michelle (Fred) Jones of the city; one daughter-in-law, Jacqueline McClammy; four grandsons, Teon McCrae, Tyrus Davis, Dominique McClammy (Brandy) and Demetrius McClammy; six great-grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Henrietta Evans; one brother, James McClammy (Gloria) of the city; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, including informative, supportive and knowledgeable friends, Mildred McClammy, Debbie Diggs and Peggy Green. A Service of John H. Shaw’s Son Funeral Home.
Frances McGraw Bunting
Frances McGraw Bunting of Wilmington, died Sunday, August 12, 2012 at her residence. Funeral services will be held 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Calvary Memorial Cemetery. A Service of John H. Shaw’s Son Funeral Home.
William Donnell Foy
William Donnell Foy of the Scotts Hill Community died Sunday, August 12, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at St. Stephen AME Church, Scotts Hill. Burial will follow in the Pollock Cemetery. A Service of John H. Shaw’s Son Funeral Home.