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"The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit." Psalms 34:18

Celebrating the life of....Ruth Sanders Gray

Family Gathering: 603 Martin Luther Drive, Thomasville NC 27360 Funeral Services: Saturday, August 31, 1:00 pm Emmanuel Baptist Church 204 Turner Street Thomasville, NC The Obituary Ruth Louise Sanders Gray was born on May 10, 1946 in Thomasville, North Carolina to the late Roberta Burnside Sanders and the late Tommy Joe Sanders. God sent his legion of angels to escort her to her eternal home on August 27, 2019 at 2:00 am. Ruth attended the Thomasville City School system. Ruth was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She loved people, loved life and loved her family. Her last wishes was for her children and her family to come together and love on each other as she d

Celebrating the life of....Bernell Mickens, Sr.

Family Gathering: 26 Swanee Lane, Thomasville, NC Funeral Services: Saturday, August 24, 2019 12:00 pm Zion Tabernacle F. B. H. Church, 710 Douglas Drive, Thomasville, NC 27360 Obituary “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.” John 14:1 On, April 4, 1941 Bernell Mickens, Sr. was welcomed into the world by his loving parents, the late Charlie and Pauline Stukes Mickens in Pendleton, South Carolina. On August 20, 2019, Minister Bernell Mickens, Sr., transitioned this earthly life for his heavenly home, as the Master called his name. Steadfast in his faith Minister Mickens joined Zion Tabernacle F. B. H. Church in 1976, under the pastorate of the lat

Celebrating the life of....Sally Ann Thompson

Family Gathering: 505 E. Guilford Street, Apt C Thomasville, NC Funeral Services: Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:00 pm Union Baptist Church 828 Mary James Avenue, Thomasville, NC 27360 Her Journey Life’s journey for Mrs. Sally Ann West began on November 21, 1932 in Pinewood, South Carolina. She was born to the late Henrietta Thomas West and Abraham West, Sr. Sally was educated in Clarendon County school system and graduated from Manchester High School, class of 1953. She later moved to Thomasville, NC where she worked at Carolina Underwear and retired with over 30 years of exceptional service. Planted in her faith Sally was a devoted Christian and always put her faith and strength in God. S

Celebrating the life of....Lena Mae Atwater Paylor

Funeral Services: Friday, August 9, 2019 1:30 pm Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist Church 9112 Bethal Hickory Grove Church Road Chapel Hill, NC 27516 Her Spiritual Journey If you want to know where I’m going, where I’m going soon. I’m going up yonder, I’m going up yonder to be with my Lord… As God gives me grace, I’ll run this race until I see my Savior face to face. Lena Mae Atwater Paylor took her angel wings as the Master called her home on August 3, 2019. She was born on May 13, 1934 to the late Charlie Lee and Arlena Mae Oldham Atwater in Durham, North Carolina. Lena married the love of her life, the late Herbert Paylor. S

Celebrating the life of....Willie Mae Young McCaskill

Family Visitation: Monday, August 5, 2019 11:30 am Williams Memorial C.M.E. Church 3400 Triangle Lake Road High Point, NC 27262 Funeral Services: Monday, August 5, 2019 12:00 pm Williams Memorial C.M.E. Church 3400 Triangle Lake Road High Point, NC 27262 Her Journey On January 6, 1948, Willie Mae Young McCaskill was born to the late Ralph and Mary Mageline Young in Thomasville, North Carolina. Willie Mae graduated from Church Street High school with the class of 1966. She continued her education and earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Determined to create her own journey Willie Mae moved to New Jersey. She worked for University of Hac

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