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LETETIA ROCHELLE WRIGHTOWENSBORO, KY., — Letetia Rochelle Wright gained her heavenly wings on December 27, 2018 at her home. She was born in Madisonville, KY on March 13 to Jeffery W. Thompson and Helen D. Wright. She gave her life to Christ and was baptized at Sweeney Street Baptist Church. She later joined Fourth Street Baptist Church. Letetia loved life and lived it to the fullest. She never met a stranger nor turned one away. She showed love to everyone and received it in return. 

She leaves behind to cherish her memories 3 sons EliJuan Wright, Edmund Wright, and Dontae Shemwell all from Owensboro, 1 grandchild EliJuan Wright, Jr., of Owensboro, mother Helen D. Wright of Owensboro, 1 step-father James E. Davis, Jr. of Owensboro, 1 sister Tiffany Wright of Owensboro, 1 brother Kendell Wright of Owensboro, 1 grandfather Kenneth Smith of Owensboro, 1 grandmother Sally L. Thompson of Madisonville, 2 nieces Jazmine Harbin and Layonna Wright both of Owensboro, several aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

Memorial Services are 1pm Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Fourth Street Baptist Church Owensboro, KY. 

Visitation 11am – 1pm at the church on Wednesday. Rev. Mario Pearson Officiating.

Bibbs Funeral Home in Greenville, KY is in charge of arrangements http://surfkysolutions.com/bibbs/

5a0608ea99046OWENSBORO, KY., — Mattie Edna Lewis-Hanley, 98 of Owensboro departed this life on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at her residence in Owensboro, KY. She was born June 5, 1920 in Yelvington, KY. She professed a hope in Christ at an early age and united with the First Baptist Church of Maceo and later moved her letter to the Center Street Baptist Church where she served on the Mother’s Board and sang in the choir.  She currently attended The Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Owensboro, KY.                                         

She was preceded in death by her parents Malcom Lewis, Sr. and Carrie Ethel Lewis, her husband Ardell Hanley, Sr., son Michael Hanley, brother Malcolm Lewis, Jr., and sister Thelma Harris.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories 1 son Ardell Hanley, Jr., Owensboro, 4 daughters Linda (Perry) Washington, Owensboro, Malinda Hanley, Owensboro, Patricia (Richard) Long of Owensboro, and Brenda Cowherd, Owensboro, 12 grandchildren, 24 great- grandchildren and 1 great grandson, several nieces and nephews, distant cousins and a host of friends.

Funeral Services are at 12noon, Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Owensboro, KY. 

Visitation 5pm – 7pm at the church on Wednesday and 10am – 12noon on Thursday. Burial in Elmwood – Rose Hill Cemetery, Owensboro, KY.  Rev. Larry Lewis Officiating.

Bibbs Funeral Home in Greenville, KY is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at http://www.bibbsfuneralhome.com/

LarissaOWENSBORO, KY., — Larissa Moorman Lewis, 96 of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at the Heartford House in Owensboro, KY. She was born December 20, 1921 in Utica, KY. The Daviess County native was a member of the Sweeney Street Missionary Baptist Church and was a homemaker who loved her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Rates Lewis, Sr., son Charles R. Lewis, Jr., 2 daughters Deana L. Leak and Joyce M. Fulton and 2 grandchildren.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories 4 sons Rev. Larry (Vivian) Lewis, Owensboro, Knox Dennie (Joanie) Lewis, Louisville, James Lewis, Frankfort, Germany and John (Yager) Lewis, Owensboro, 9 daughters, Pamilla Bracy, Owensboro, Anita (Michael) Jackson, Owensboro, Wanda ( Steve) Tinsley, Evansville, Mona ( Curtis) Tinnin, Indianapolis, Connie Moredock, Owensboro, Marion Fernandez, Louisville, Jill ( Kenneth) Higgs, Owensboro, Mary Jan Lewis, Owensboro, and Omega Kathy Lewis, Owensboro, 59 grandchildren, 105 great- grandchildren, 1 sister Gladys Shauntee of Owensboro, several nieces, cousins and friends.

Funeral Services are at 12noon, Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church, Owensboro, KY. 

Visitation 10am – 12noon at the church on Saturday. Burial in Elmwood – Rose Hill Cemetery, Owensboro, KY. Rev. Larry Lewis, Eulogist and Rev. Rhondalyn Randolph, Officiating.

Bibbs Funeral Home in Greenville, KY is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be made to the family at http://www.bibbsfuneralhome.com/

IMG 1347OWENSBORO, KY., — Etta L. Sutherland, 89 of Owensboro passed away Friday, October 5, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in Owensboro. She was born November 27, 1928 in Owensboro, KY. Mrs. Sutherland was a member of the Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church, Owensboro, KY where she served faithfully on the Usher Board. She worked at W.R. Grace in Owensboro, KY for several years.

She was preceded in death by her former husband’s Carl Starling and Richard Sutherland.                 

She leaves behind to cherish her memories 1 son Alex Montgomery of Owensboro, 2 daughters Judith Meriwether of Owensboro, and Linda Long of Norcross, GA., 3 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 1 sister Emma Parker of IL., several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services are at 10am Saturday, October 13, 2018 at The Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church Owensboro, KY. 

Visitation 5pm – 7pm at the church on Friday, October 12, 2018 and Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 9am – 10am.  Burial in Rose Hill Elmwood Cemetery, Owensboro with Rev. Mario Pearson, Eulogist. 

Bibbs Funeral Home in Greenville, KY is in charge of arrangements.

JONAH RICHARD CHRISTIAN JRCENTRAL CITY, KY., — Jonah Richard Christian Jr, 82 of Central City passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Ridgewood Terrence in Madisonville. He was born December 8, 1935 in Greenville to the late Jonah and Mary Christian. Mr. Christian was a member of Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, Greenville. He worked as an over- the- road truck driver for Logistics Transportation, various other trucking companies and served in the Korean War while serving our country in the United States Marines.                                         

He loved his family, friends, and a very close lifetime friend Mr. George Phillips who has passed on to be with the Lord.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters Emma Jean Williams and Margaret Ann Bean.                            

He leaves behind to cherish his memories 2 brothers Robert Edward (Ceil) Christian of Queens, New York and Harold (Youlanda) Christian of Evansville, IN., 2 sisters Blanche Hawkins of Central City, and Rosie Lee Mitchell of Glendale, AZ., several nieces, nephews, cousins, distant relatives and friends.

Funeral Services are at 1pm Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at the Bibbs Funeral Home Greenville, KY.

Visitation 11am – 1pm at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 with Burial in West End Cemetery Greenville with Rev. George Phillips, Eulogist and Rev. Lauretta Bard Officiating.

Bibbs Funeral Home in Greenville, KY is in charge of arrangements.