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In Memory

In Memory

Gone, but never, ever forgotten. Join us as we come together to honor and celebrate the lives of our deceased members.

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going." ~ John 14:1-4

English Middleton

Mr. English Middleton

The relatives of Mr. English Middleton celebrated his life at a private service on Friday, February 26, 2021 at the Smith-McNeal Chapel. He was Interred at Carolina Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Middleton is survived by his wife Mrs. Leona Middleton; children: Dr. Pamela Middleton and Mr. Dwayne Robinson; and siblings: Ms. Malverse Middleton and Mr. Murphy Middleton (Ruth).

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wmsmithmcnealfuneralhome.com. Arrangements made by Smith-McNeal Funeral Home, Inc., 2119 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC 29405 (843)722-3676.

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Inez Brown

Inez Juanita Brown

The Morris Street Baptist Church Family mourns the passing of our beloved sister, Inez Juanita Brown. Sister Brown was born on August 6, 1944 in Charleston, South Carolina to the late Ernest and Rachel Jamison.

Juanita, but more affectionately known to everyone as "Nita," was educated in the public schools of Charleston County where she graduated from Burke High School in 1962. She knew at a young age that she wanted to be a person that served others, and in order to do this, she understood that giving back to her community would accomplish her goals.

Sister Brown had one loving child who preceded her in death, her son Mr. Jacquez Leven Brown. She leaves to mourn: brother, Elliott LaGrande Jamison; dedicated niece, Yardia C. Ruffin; nephews, Corey Jamison, Ivan Jamison, Damon Jamison, and Jeremy Smalls; nieces, Lashon Green-Glackin, Eileen Blanchard, Natasha Clover, and Sherri Smalls; grandnephew, Rachaunn M. Ruffin; aunts, Pernell Williams and Pearl Jamison; an extraordinarily committed group of women that ensured that she was taken care of: Shirley Fields, Belinda Singleton, Cathy Heyward, Lourelza Monroe, Claudette Hart, Cynthia Williams and others; a host of many other cousins, nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

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Roslyn Evans

Mrs. Hermine Elvena Payne Stanyard

The Morris Street Family mourns the loss of our devoted member, Mrs. Hermine Elvena Payne Stanyard, widow of the late Mr. George D. Stanyard, Sr. The family had a private service and interment on Monday, December 7, 2020. Sister Stanyard is survived by her children, Geormine (Alonzo) Stanyard-Crawford and G. Dewey Stanyard; granddaughter, Candice (Megan) Crawford-Zakian; siblings, Cyrus C. (Demetra ) Washington, Sr., Willie Dell (Henry) Taylor and Barbara Payne; godchildren, Antionette E. (William) Bennett-Bluford and Rev. Marionette E. Bennett; in-laws, Eunice Washington, Jenny Lou Washington, John Nathaniel, Thomas and Morris Ashe, Mary Brown, Rose Whitney and Glenemae Johnson; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The service was broadcast, per the request of the family, and is available for viewing on the Morris Street Facebook page using the link below. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to: IAAM, indicating that it is in honor of Hermine P. Stanyard using the link below. Checks should be made payable to the International African American Museum and mailed to: Post Office Box 22761, Charleston, SC 29413.

Arrangements provided by Smith-McNeal Funeral Home, Inc., 2119 Dorchester Rd., N. Charleston, SC 29405 (843)722-3676 or 1-800-924-5659. Messages of condolences may be sent via the guestbook at www.legacy.com using the link below

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Roslyn Evans

Mrs. Roslyn J. Evans

The Morris Street Baptist Church Family mourns the passing of Deaconess Roslyn Evans. Her Celebration of Life Service was conducted at a graveside service on October 24, 2020 at 11:00 AM Sunset Memorial Garden, 2915 Ashley Phosphate Rd., North Charleston, SC

The second of six children, Roslyn Jenkins Evans was born on May 3, 1936 to the late Junius and Cora Jenkins in Alcolu, South Carolina. She graduated from Manning Training School and went on to earn her State Board Practical Nursing License from the Roper College of Nursing.

Deaconess Evans married the love of her life Samuel Evans in 1957 and they shared a loving life together for forty nine years. They traveled the world for twenty nine years while raising their family since her husband served in the Air Force for twenty nine years. Roslyn's living room represented 21 countries she either lived in or visited during her world travels.

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Theola Jones

Mrs. Theola W. Jones

The Morris Street Baptist Church Family mourns the passing of our member, Mrs. Theola W. Jones. Her Celebration of Life Service was conducted at a graveside service on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at the Morris Street Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Jones was preceded in by her husband, Phillip Jones. She is survived by her children, Theodora A. Watson (Cassie), Pone DeLeon Jones, Tomette Balwin, and Shareem Roper; her grandchildren, Cyrus Jones (Tonio-Gicelle), Ieasha Jones, Tyra Johnson (Lavar), and Verney Jones; her sister, Irma Ownes (Herbert); her uncle, Ernest Frazier (Elizabeth); her niece, Stephanie Blake; her cousin, Bretha Ferguson (St. Julian); and her life long friend, Azalee Washington; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Robin Higgind

Abraham George Wright, Jr.

The Morris Street Baptist Church Family mourns the passing of our member, Abraham George Wright, Jr. His Celebration of Life Service was held on Monday, June 29, 2020 at the Alfred Williams Community Life Center. A public viewing was held Monday and with a private burial with Military Honors at the Florence National Cemetery, Florence, SC. Mr. Wright is survived by his children, Kimberly, Shaun, and Christian; four grandchildren, Kamryn, Christian Jr., Olivia, and Tristian; siblings, Joseph, Lawrence and Patricia; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Friends and family may sign the guestbook to pay your respects by clicking the button below.

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Robin Higgind

Robin Higgins

The Morris Street Baptist Church Family mourns the passing of Sister Robin Higgins on Thursday, June 4, 2020. Mrs. Higgins is survived by her husband, Mr. Johnny Higgins; her children, Mr. Robert Waring, Mr. Adrian Grant, Ms. Samone Grant, Mr. Desmon Grant, and Ms. Shenna Rambert; thirteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild. To read the entire obituary and share expressions of condolence.

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Lillie Hill

Lillie G. Hill

The Morris Street Baptist Church Family mourns the passing of Sister Lillie Gasque Hill in the early morning hours of May 15, 2020, four days from being 98, in Philadelphia. Mrs. Hill became a member of Morris Street Baptist Church in 1945. Her Christian faith had been instilled from childhood since her grandfather Duncan K. Godbold had founded her childhood church, White Hill Baptist in Gresham.

At Morris Street she served as a Sunday School teacher, B.T.U. Director, Vacation Bible School director and chairperson of Easter Sunday Children Programs. She participated at the county and state levels of the Baptist Association and for many years every Father's Day evening she joined others as they traveled to the various cities hosting the National Baptist Convention USA.

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Dorothy Kenney

Dorothy Kenney

The Morris Street Baptist Church Family mourns the passing of, Mrs. Dorothy Kenney. Her Graveside Service was held on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Lovely Hill Baptist Church, 670 Bear Swamp Road, Johns Island, SC.

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