Archives for December 2017

Jada Hightower-Brooks

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JADA NICHOLE HIGHTOWER BROOKS, age 45, was born May 21, 1972 in Youngstown, Ohio.  She went home to be with her heavenly Father on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at The OSU Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital.  She was preceded in death by her father, Fred D. Hightower. Jada grew up in Youngstown, Ohio and Atlanta,… Read complete obituary here.

Darlene L. Fleming


Darlene Leretta Fleming, age 83, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017 at MT. Carmel, St. Ann’s in Columbus, Ohio. She was born on September 7, 1934 in Fleming, Ohio to Herbert Zanes and Geneva Viney. Darlene grew up in Zanesville, Ohio and graduated from Zanesville High School. She married Franklin Fleming in 1954 and… Read complete obituary here.

Paula L. Ortiz Santiago


Paula L. Ortiz Santiago was born on March 2, 1942 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Her mother Paula Santiago and father Felipe Ortiz were also from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Paula attended Eugenio Maria De Hostos H.S graduated and married her H.S sweetheart Johnny Rivera. She then pursued her education at Mayaguez city college, which she graduated… Read complete obituary here.

Charles Tyrane Eugene Stirtmire Sr.


Charles Tyrane Eugene Stirtmire Sr. was born May 25, 1983 at University Hospital Columbus, OH to Michelle Denise Stirtmire and Michael Rhoden. He went to be with the Lord November 30, 2017. Educated in the Columbus School System, he was identified as gifted and talented at an early age. In his youth he gave his… Read complete obituary here.

Joseph Lee Joyce


Joseph Lee Joyce was born April 17. 1942 in MT. Airy, NC to Earl and Desser Joyce. He retired from the city of Columbus as a janitor. Joe was a member of the Columbus Flames motorcycle club. He was known as “Highway Joe” who was loved by many.     Sunday, December 17, 2017 at… Read complete obituary here.

Winifred Robinson

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Mrs. Winifred Robinson was born on January 1, 1931 in Columbus, Ohio. She went to be with the Lord on December 22, 2017. She received her education through Columbus Public School System, graduating high school. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Julia Mitchell, and Geraldine Jennings; husband James Robinson; son Paul Johnson;… Read complete obituary here.

Lakisha Janese Kelsor

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Lakisha Janese Kelsor was beautifully born into this life on October 5, 1976 in Newark, NJ to Jeffrey Harry, Morris and Gail D. Kelsor-Link. She departed this earthly life on December 16, 2017 at the age of 41.   As a child growing up in Columbus, Ohio she was affectionately nicknamed “cookie”. She attended Columbus… Read complete obituary here.

Sharon Moore


Sharon Louise Moore, third born to Barnell and Eddie Thurman Sr. on July 27, 1947, was called home on December 14, 2017. Sharon was born in Columbus, Ohio attended Champion Jr. High and graduated from East High School in 1965. In 1966 Sharon married David Moore. Sharon was a life-long member of Rehoboth temple and… Read complete obituary here.

Chaz Robertson

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Chaz Allen Robertson was born in Columbus, Ohio. Chaz entered the world on April 5, 1985 and awakened to his final sunrise on December 13, 2017. Chaz was a special person and loved by everyone who crossed his path. Chaz was a very mischievous loving child similar to “Dennis the Menace” and loved playing jokes… Read complete obituary here.

Erich Isadore Barnes


Erich I. Barnes Jr. was born on January 21, 1950 in Huntington, WV. He departed this earthly lifer on December 18, 2017 at the age of 67.   Erich attended Columbus Public Schools and graduated from South High School and continued his education at Ohio University and Receiving a Bachelors Degree in art. He was… Read complete obituary here.