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Civil Rights Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson Dies at 104

Posted on 01 September 2015 by The Florida Star Online

Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who nearly died while helping lead the “Bloody Sunday” civil rights march in 1965, championed voting rights for blacks and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama, died early Wednesday at age 104. TContinue Reading

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OBITUARY – Mrs. Ethel Mae Johnson

Posted on 19 March 2015 by The Florida Star Online

johnson_obitMrs. Ethel Mae Johnson, mother of Former City Councilwoman Glorious Johnson, passed away on March 9, 2015. TContinue Reading

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Jacksonville Doctor and Mother of Florida State Senator Passes Away

Posted on 06 March 2015 by The Florida Star Online

lois_gibson_newGIBSON-Dr. Lois Davis Gibson passed away peacefully on February 25, 2015, surrounded by her family.
A native of Jacksonville and prominent citizen and leader within her community, she graduated from Stanton High School in 1946. TContinue Reading

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Legendary Jacksonville Boxer Dead At 70

Posted on 20 September 2013 by Admin Arthia

Kenneth Howard Norton

The Jacksonville born championship boxer, known for a his 12-round victory over Muhammad Ali, when he famously broke Ali’s jaw, on March 31, 1973, has died. Kenneth Howard Norton, also known as the Jaw Breaker and Black Hercules passed away in Arizona on September 18 at age 70.
While at Jacksonville High, TContinue Reading

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Obituaries of the week of April 16th – April 22nd

Posted on 20 April 2011 by The Florida Star Online

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Obituaries of the week of April 9th – April 15th

Posted on 10 April 2011 by The Florida Star Online

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Obituaries of the week of April 2nd – April 8th

Posted on 07 April 2011 by The Florida Star Online

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Community Loses Saint

Posted on 25 March 2011 by The Florida Star Online

Sister Beatrice Lawrence Reid

Services will be held Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at the Evangelist Church of God, 1816 Stonewall Street, Brunswick, GA 31520 Officiating is her Grandson, Pastor Barnett Fulton, Presiding is Rev. George Stewart, President of the American Gospel Quartet Convention, Inc., Singing Angels and The Angels of Praise, South East Georgia, Brunswick’s Queen of Gospel Quartet.

Preceding her in death; husband Bishop James Reid Sr. She leaves a legacy of love. One son: James (Cheryl) Reid Jr., Five daughters: Pauline Barnard, Diane Reid, Pastor Rose Reid-Cameron, Mary Reid, Stone Mountain, Ga., Evangelist Sandra Reid, two Sisters: Daisy Brady, Ruth(Isaiah) Chester, two brothers: Rev. Dr. Robert (Inez) Lawrence and Roosevelt (Earlene) Lawrence.

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Obituaries of the week of March 26th – April 1st

Posted on 25 March 2011 by The Florida Star Online

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Obituaries of the week of March 19th – March 26th

Posted on 20 March 2011 by The Florida Star Online

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