Corey Cade

Corey Lenar Cade was born to the late Ms. Sharon D. Cade and Jessie L. Jenkins in Birmingham, Alabama on October 19, 1990. He was educated in the Birmingham City School System.

Corey was granted eternal rest on Tuesday, November 26, 2013.

Left to cherish his everlasting memories are: his father, Jessie L. Jenkins (Jackie); stepmother, Alice Jenkins;; brothers, Eric Cade (Stephanie), Jeremy Cade, Jessie Jenkins, Jr., Colbey Cade, Justin Jenkins, Javoun Turner and Ashton Jenkins; sisters, Tawana Pennington, Aleisa Cade (Walter), and Fneshia Cade (Timothy); sixteen nieces and nephews, Cavares, D’Arron, Timeshia, Jalisia, Eric Jr., Tyric, Erron, Aliyah, Erryian, Chase, Jerziah, Jeremy Jr., Jaylen, D’Avery, Jermyah, Darshon, Jayla and Erianna; grandmother, Catherine Bostic; great grandma, Carolyn McDonald; seven aunts, Angela Jones, Anita Woodruff, Crystal Cannon, Jennifer Bostic, Rosemary Bostic, Brenda Frazier and Vontanette Riley; a special sister-in-law, Santina Sanders; uncle, Dwight Cade; a special friend, Martez Brown; a host of cousins, other family members and friends.


Yolanda Glass

Yolanda D. Glass was born May 15, 1968. After many courageous years of battling with sickle cell, Yolanda passed away December 16, 2013 peacefully with family at her side at UAB Hospital of Birmingham, Alabama.

She confessed Christ at an early age at Zion Hope Baptist Church under the pastorage of Reverend E.E. Robertson.

She leaves to cherish her beautiful memoires: her loving parents, Clarence and Carrie Glass of Birmingham, Alabama; one beloved daughter, Brianna J. Glass of Birmingham, Alabama; two caring brothers, Clarence Glass, Jr. of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Daniel Kimbrough of Atlanta, Georgia; two delightful grandchildren, Acari and Jacarion Glass of Birmingham, Alabama; a dedicated godmother, Vicki Truitt of Fort Myers, Florida; nine aunts, nine uncles, a host of other family members and friends.


Jazzmine Green

Jazzmine Janel Green was born December 1, 1990 in Birmingham, Alabama to William Tatum and Rae Green.

She was educated in the Birmingham Public School System, and also received a culinary arts degree through the Job Corps System of Gadsden, Alabama, and later secondary training in San Francisco, California.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories: her mother, Rae Green; father, William Tatum; brother, Denerio Green; two sisters, JaNyqua Green and Tayler Love; grandmother, Minister Mattie Rogers; aunts, Kimberly Crear and Sherry Gosha; special cousins, Edward Webb, Sr. and Deydre Womack; a host of close cousins, other relatives and friends.

Jazzmine is now resting in the arms of the Lord, she was called to her heavenly home from her earthly home, Sunday, December 22, 2013.


Rickie Johnson

Rickie Johnson was born April 10, 1952 in Birmingham, Alabama to the late Richard Johnson, Jr. and Elnora Johnson. He was raised in Birmingham, Alabama where he attended both Lane Elementary and New Castle High School. He departed this life on December 17, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, three brothers, Richard Jr., Tyrone Martin and Jerome Wiley; two sisters, Shirley Bossie and Cloria T. Johnson.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his daughter, Antoinette “June” Johnson; one grandson; three sisters, Betty Hill, Paulette (James) Parker of Birmingham, Alabama and Faye Johnson of Columbiana, Alabama; two brothers, Oscar Lee Johnson of Portland, Oregon and Elmore (Rosalind) Martin of Birmingham, Alabama; three stepbrothers and two stepsisters; a special uncle, Joe Johnson of Montgomery, Alabama; one aunt, Equilla Lawrence of Birmingham, Alabama; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Shirley Latham

Shirley Ann Latham was born March 4, 1954 to Willie Mae Thomas and Eddie Lee Sanders.

She accepted Christ at an early age at Morning Star Church of God.

She graduated from Hayes High School in 1973. She retired from the Birmingham City School System after 25 years of faithful service.

She met and married the love of her life, John T. Latham on February 8, 1979. From this union three beautiful children were conceived.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories: husband, John T. Latham; two daughters, Shirrell L. Latham and Nicole J. Fitts (Edward); three grandchildren, Cameron R. Latham, Maleak Fitts, and Jayda (Newboot) Fitts; five sisters, Rose Thomas, Pamela Thomas, Jackie Thomas, Stephanie Sanders and Danelle Sanders; ten brothers, Marc Sanders, Alex Sanders, Howard Sanders (Betty), Kevin Sanders (Sharolynn), Curtis Sanders (Valerie), Brandon Sanders, Donald Thomas, Ronald Thomas, Jerry Thomas and Bobby Thomas; mother-in-law, Willie Mae Latham; three sisters-in-law, Debra Pendleton, Diane Latham and Angela Taylor; one brother-in-law, Michael Latham (one brother-in-law preceded her in death); one aunt, Mary E. Simpson; special friends, Lula Patterson, Wanda King and Angela Smith; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Standing in her new home with open arms to welcome her are: her mother, Willie Mae Thomas; father, Eddie Sanders; loving son, Dedrick T. Latham; sister, Angela Farrow; brother, Stanley McGraw; and grandparents, Ida B. and Allen Simpson.


Thalmus Lewis

Mr. Thalmus Bernard Lewis was born August 11, 1953 to the late Mr. Thalmus Nixon and Ms. Voncile Lewis in Mobile, Alabama. He was a member of Greater Union Baptist Church, Mobile, Alabama. He later joined Shiloh Baptist Church-Norwood in Birmingham, Alabama.

He was called to rest on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. He was preceded in death by: a son, Corey Beck; brother, Anthony Lewis and grandmother, Mary Lewis.

Cherishing his memories: wife, Beverly Smiley Lewis; son, Thalmus (Kionna) Lewis, Jr. of Florence, Alabama; sisters, Martina Lewis of Birmingham, Alabama, Patricia (Jimmy) Hale of Mobile, Alabama; brother, Arthur Lewis of Birmingham, Alabama; nieces, Cori and Crystal Lewis of Birmingham, Alabama; one sister-in-law, Pearlie Taite of Akron, Ohio; two brothers-in-law, James Smiley of Mobile, Alabama and William (Delois) Robertson of Cincinnati, Ohio; godmother, Celestine Huff of Mobile, Alabama; very special friends, Reverend and Mrs. Nathaniel and Denise Humphrey and Carrie Pugh; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Quintin Long

Quintin “Quint” Long was born on September 10, 1991 to Laquita Long and Anthony Alexander.

He accepted Christ at a young age. He attended Jackson Olin High School for three years but graduated from school in Montgomery, Alabama.

He was a dedicated father and loving person who always had a smile on his face.

He leaves to cherish his memories: a son, Quin’Darius Long; daughter, Lil Miss Eriana N. Long; mother, Laquita Long; father, Anthony Alexander; three brothers, LeMonte and LaDarius Long and Antonio Jarman; two sisters, Cedra Jarman and Jayla Long; two grandmothers, Mrs. Alice Woodruff and Mrs. Lola Long; two grandfathers, Mr. Leon Woodruff and Mr. George Long; two great-grandmothers, Ms. Luise Pettway and Ms. Mildred Long; special aunts and uncle, Mr. Quarnielieus and Mrs. LaTonea Long, Ms. Rolanda Long and Ms. Carol Ann Macklin; special friend, Terri Everson; a host of special cousins, uncles, aunts and friends.


Lesa Massengale

Lesa Griswold-Massengale was born August 17, 1958 to the late Mixon and Rosie Anna Griswold.

She confessed Christ at an early age and joined First Baptist Church of West End.

Her spirit took flight and went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 22, 2103.

She leaves to cherish her memories: three sons, Cedric (Shannon) Massengale, Jr., Carlos (LaToya) Massengale and Ceyione Massengale; one daughter, Cemonee Massengale all of Birmingham, Alabama; three grandchildren, Cedric Massengale, III, Cedric Massengale and Carlos Massengale, Jr.; two brothers, Willie C. (Annie Lee) Griswold and Mixon Griswold, Jr.; one sister, Darlene Griswold all of Birmingham, Alabama; three uncles, Willie James (Frances) Foster, Henry Rives both of Birmingham, Alabama and Henderson (Jimmie Lee) Foster of Saginaw, Michigan; five aunts, Lucy (Floyd) Wilson of Saginaw, Michigan, L. M. (Ernest) Bibbs, Frankie (Johnny) Yarbrough both of Cleveland, Ohio, Pearl Griswold of Birmingham, Alabama and Yolanda Griswold of Montgomery, Alabama; a special and loving friend, Richard Soles; special aunt, Tameria Givan; special friend, Eloise hall; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Earnestine Patton

Mrs. Earnestine “Jean” Patton was born on October 18, 1940 to the late Eugene Reed and Ella Hinson Reed. She was joined in Holy Matrimony to the late Robert Patton, Sr. and to this union six children were raised.

Mrs. Patton was educated in the Butler County Alabama School System. As an adult, Mrs. Patton moved to Birmingham, Alabama where she held employment as a laborer.

At an early age, Mrs. Patton confessed Christ and after relocating to Birmingham, she joined Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. She later joined Thirty-seventh Street Baptist Church and served in the choir. In 2006, Mrs. Patton received a Certificate of Ministry from Ministerial Praise Fellowship Cathedral for spreading God’s word.

Mrs. Patton was preceded in death by: her parents and husband; her son, Robert Patton, Jr. (July 2011) and her daughter, Pamela Patton Harris (September 2013).

Mrs. Patton never met a stranger and she was loved, adored, and respected by many. She leaves to cherish her many fond memories: her daughters, Shirley Patton White and Phyllis Patton; her sons, Floyd (Anita Faye) Patton and Anthony Patton; two brothers, Frank Reed and Thomas Hinson; a dear sister, Maple Jean Carlisle; seven granddaughters, five grandsons, four great granddaughters, numerous other relatives and friends.


John Pouncy

John William Pouncy, Sr. was born April 8, 1946 to the late Benjamin and Ida Bell Pouncy.

He attended Hooper City High School and later joined the United States Army in 1964.

He was preceded in death by: wife, Flora Pouncy; his loving and devoted parents, Benjamin and Ida Bell Pouncy; daughter, Sherita Farris; brothers, Louis and Robert Pouncy and a sister, Mary Frances.

He leaves to cherish his memories: five children, two sons, Micheal Farris (Linda) and John Pouncy, Jr. (Tammi); three daughters, Tonya Farris-Williams (Terrance) of Mobile, Alabama, Ronilyn Farris and Ameisha Farris; four sisters, Isalene Scott, Ann P. Mason (Clifford) of Atlanta, Georgia, Mary P. Buckhanon (Willie) and Gladys P. Haynes of Norfolk, Virginia; sister-in-law, Vivian Pouncy; three bothers, James Pouncy, Sr. of Atlanta, Georgia, Leon Pouncy (Connie) of Charleston, South Carolina and Alvin Pouncy (Lorenia); two uncles, Willie T. Pouncy (Lucille) of Pike County and John Humphries, Sr. of Montgomery, Alabama; three aunts, Rosie Oliver, Elizabeth Motley (Henry) of Montgomery, Alabama and Mamie Pouncy; 22 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends, Jeanette Russell of Wetumpka, Alabama and Robert and Ruby Toyer of Birmingham, Alabama.


Norman Robertson

Norman R. Robertson, affectionately called “Uncle Trulley” was born July 19, 1930 in Gallion, Alabama. He was the fourth of eight children born to the union of the late Brooks L. and Ogreader L. Robertson.

He confessed Christ at an early age and joined the Tabernacle Baptist Church. He moved to Akron, Ohio and he later moved to Fairbanks, Alaska and worked on the pipeline. He then moved to New York City and resided there for over 40 years as a chef at a prominent restaurant.

In 1995 he moved to Birmingham, Alabama and worked at Robertson Glass Company and there he met the love of his life, Nellie Chappell. They were united in marriage May 27, 1999.

He was preceded in death by six siblings: five brothers and one sister, Rayvell, Brooks, Reverend E.E. Robertson, Harold, Jacob and Elar.

His memories will be cherished by: his wife, Nellie Robertson; daughters, Loretta Clayton of Akron, Ohio, Bridgett Presswood, Yolanda (Jerry) Payne of Birmingham, Alabama and Latanya (Charlie B.) Davis of Columbus, Mississippi; sons, Norman Russell (Darlene) Clayton of Akron, Ohio and Alfred (Vontreava) Ramsey of Biloxi, Mississippi; grandchildren, Normika, Darice, Shawnee, Javontae Clayton of Akron, Ohio and Carlishia (Randy) Allen, Rachelle and Monika Lawrence, Alnisha (E.J.) Cunningham, Tevin and Kevin Ramsey all of Birmingham, Alabama and six great grandchildren; out of eight siblings he leaves one devoted brother, Willie (Ella) Robertson of Kansas City, Missouri; sister-in-law, Margaret (Willie) Lewis of Birmingham, Alabama; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Diana Williams

     Sister Diana Williams was born on October 29, 1956 in Newbern, Alabama to the proud parents of Paul (deceased) and Nora dunn (deceased).  She was graduate of the 1976 class of Sunshine High School and was employed with Liberty National Insurance Company.

     Diana enjoyed being a member of The Assembly of Divine Reality, Inc. and loved singing in The Heavenly Atmosphere Choir.  Football was one of her favorite sports and she really enjoyed watching Auburn play while yelling "War Eagle."

     Sister Diana Williams departed this natural existence on December 7, 2013.

     She leaves to cherish her memories:  one son, Brother Corey (Elder Ericka) Williams; one daughter, Shonte' Williams both of Birmingham, Alabama; four grandchildren, Quintez, DeMaria, DKoreyah and J'Sean; six brothers, Marcus Banks of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Herbert Banks, Sid (Denise) Banks both of Newbern, Alabama, Willie james (Annie) Banks of Demopolis, Alabama, Tyrone Dunn of Augusta, Georgia and Paul Dunn, Jr. of Greensboro, Alabama; four sisters, Barbara (Samuel) Turner of Birmingham, Alabama, Jacqueline Williams of Newbern, Alabama, Tracy (Manuel) Densmore of Emelle, Alabama and Sheree Dunn of Birmingham, Alabama; along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives friends and the entire Assembly of Divine Reality, Inc. Family.