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Derwena Tull

Oct 11, 1981 - Nov 29, 2023

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Atlanta, GA

Celebration of Life Service for Ms. Derwena Shabiki Tull will be Saturday, December 9, 2023, at 11:00am, at Willie A. Watkins Riverdale Chapel, 6580 Church St. Atlanta, GA 30274. Interment: Private. Viewing: Saturday, December 9, 2023, from 10AM to 10:55AM, at Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home, 6580 Church St, Riverdale, GA 30274.

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Taraja Ramsess

Mar 08, 1982 - Oct 30, 2023

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Atlanta, GA

On October 31st, 2023, tragedy struck Atlanta as Taraja Ramsess, the renowned stuntman famed for his roles in ""Avengers: Endgame"" and ""Black Panther,"" lost his life in a devastating car crash. Born on March 9th, 1982, in Atlanta, Georgia, Taraja was not alone; his daughters Sundari, aged 13, and eight-week-old Fujibo also perished in the accident. His mother, Akili Ramsess, shared the heartbreaking news on Instagram, revealing the surviving members of his family, including his three-year-old daughter, who is hospitalized, and the later reported passing of his 10-year-old son, Kisasi. In remembrance, Akili Ramsess fondly described Taraja as a person with a profound love for his children, martial arts, motorcycles, and the world of filmmaking. His remarkable stunt work extended beyond the Marvel universe to projects like ""The Suicide Squad,"" ""Atlanta,"" and ""Creed III."" Taraja's talents were also expressed in the art department in notable productions such as ""The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,"" ""The Walking Dead,"" and ""The Vampire Diaries."" Taraja Ramsess, a shining light in the film industry, leaves a legacy of dedication and leadership. His grieving mother Akili and the children who carry him survive on his memory.

Abraham Platnick

Oct 29, 1925 - Feb 28, 2024

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Atlanta, GA

Abraham Platnick, age 98, of Atlanta, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. Abraham was born in Brooklyn, NY. A graveside service for Abraham will be held Monday, March 4, 2024 at 1:00 PM at Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge Center Lane, Woodbridge, NJ 07444. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Hellman Memorial Chapels, 15 State Street, Spring Valley, NY 10977 (845) 356-8600 Jewish Funeral Directors

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Bonnie Marie Mitchell-Lunceford

Feb 17, 1943 - Feb 29, 2024

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Atlanta, GA

"Bonnie Marie Mitchell-Lunceford, age 81, of Atlanta, Georgia, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, February 29, 2024, after a gallant battle with cancer. Bonnie was born at the Army hospital in Augusta, Georgia on February 17, 1943 before her dad was deployed overseas in World War II. She was a 1961 graduate of West Gwinnett High School (Norcross High) where she was a majorette and state champion in baton twirling. She also twirled at Georgia State University basketball games and was recruited by Georgia Tech to twirl at football games during the Bobby Dodd era. Bonnie retired from Delta Airlines after 35 years. She was an avid traveler and especially enjoyed snow skiing around the globe. Her dad, J.F. Mitchell, was a World War II veteran who survived the D-day landing at Omaha Beach. In honor of his service, she arranged a trip for her parents and traveled with them to Normandy. The trip was especially meaningful because they were able to visit the gravesite of his brother, J. Harold Mitchell, at the Normandy American Cemetery. Harold was killed in action during World War II. Bonnie loved dancing, especially Zydeco and Cajun. She taught dance and traveled around the country to various dance festivals. She and her husband, Mike, were active members of the Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association. Bonnie is survived by her devoted and loving husband of seventeen years, Michael A. Lunceford; sister, Wanda Mitchell Clarke (Dwaine), niece, Jessica Clarke, all of Norcross, nephew, Mitchell Clarke (Alexa), and great niece and nephew, Tenley and Levi Clarke, of Jefferson, Georgia. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Frances and J.F. Mitchell, grandparents, Chloe and Homer Humphries, Annis and Farris Mitchell, all of Norcross, Georgia. On Sunday, March 10, 2024, a Memorial Service to honor and celebrate the life of Bonnie Mitchell-Lunceford will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Mega Event Hall, 6025 Peachtree Pkwy., Peachtree Corners, Georgia 30092. The service will be officiated by Don Baggett, president of the Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association. Friends will have the opportunity to share memories. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Capstone Hospice, 5500 Peachtree Pkwy., Suite 150, Peachtree Corners, Georgia 30092 in memory of Bonnie Marie Mitchell-Lunceford. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, 3705 Highway 78 West, Snellville, Georgia 30039 (770-979-3200) has been entrusted with the arrangements."

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Ms. Deborah Waters

Apr 03, 1952 - Mar 01, 2024

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Atlanta, GA

Ms. Deborah Waters passed away on March 1, 2024.Services will be held at a later date in Atlanta, GA.

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Marion Jenkins Harden

Mar 29, 1947 - Feb 29, 2024

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Atlanta, GA

MS. MARION JENKINS HARDEN, age 76, of 511 Richmond Hill Road West-Apt. F, Augusta, GA passed on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at the Nursecare of Buckhead in Atlanta, GA. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Family and friends may call at the residence. FREEMAN FUNERAL HOME, WRENS in charge.

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Fabian Lorenzo White

Aug 07, 1960 - Feb 27, 2024

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Atlanta, GA

"Fabian Lorenzo White was welcomed into this world on August 7, 1960, by his parents William and Ida Mae White in Exmore, VA. He passed away on February 27, 2024, at the age of 63, in Atlanta, GA. Fabian leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion to his family, friends, and community. In his early years, Fabian was reared in Brooklyn and Queens, NY, where he developed lifelong friendships and values. He graduated from August Martin High School in 1978, where he excelled academically and athletically in football. He furthered his education at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, graduating with a degree in Sociology. During his time at the university, he served as Freshman Class President, demonstrating his natural leadership abilities. Following his graduation, Fabian made his home and flourished as an adult in Baltimore, MD. On October 28, 1993, he welcomed his daughter, Nyjla White, into his life whom he cherished deeply and raised as a single parent for many years. He was deeply involved in his church, New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore, MD, where he served as an usher and completed Discipleship Ministry classes, nurturing his spiritual growth. He sang in the male choir where he shared his love of gospel music. He shared and passed on his love of football to his daughter as an enthusiastic Ravens fan. Fabian was a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, initiated in 1987, as #6 on the Progressive One’s Line into the Tau Pi chapter in Columbia, Maryland. He served on various committees within the fraternity, including hospitality, boat ride, and membership, where he mentored, educated, and supported his fraternity brothers. Throughout his career, Fabian made significant contributions in various capacities. He began his professional journey at Woodstock Job Corps Center, where he served as a Resident Assistant and World of Works Instructor from 1985 to 1997. He later worked at Adams \u0026amp; Associates as a Student Placement Specialist, followed by a tenure at MAMSI Health Services as an Account Representative. Fabian\u0027s longest professional tenure was at State Farm Insurance, where he served as a Licensed Insurance Agent and Office Manager from 2003 to 2019. Fabian was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Jessie Bailey Mapp. He is survived by his daughter, Nyjla White of Baltimore, MD; his brothers Roscoe White and Selwyn (Delores) White of Atlanta, GA; his God sister Sharon Wilson of Exmore, VA; one aunt, Roberta Carney of Tallahassee, FL; Godchildren David Jr. and Sierra Charon; six nieces and nephews; six great nieces and nephews, beloved cousins and close friends. Fabian will be cherished and deeply missed by his family, a host of relatives and friends. Fabian Lorenzo White will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, and unwavering commitment to his loved ones. His legacy of love, integrity, and service will continue to inspire all who knew him. Celebration of Life Service (LIVESTREAM) will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. in our chapel. Interment Hillandale Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 10-11 a.m. Please express your condolences and memories here on our website. Gregory B. Levett \u0026amp; Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. ROCKDALE CHAPEL 1999 Hwy 138 SE Conyers, GA 30013 (770)285-6673."

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Jeane Hodges Bolton Hair

Aug 28, 1937 - Feb 29, 2024

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Atlanta, GA

Our beloved mom, Jeane Hodges Bolton Hair 86, of Atlanta, GA, after a long battle with Alzheimers, went to be with the Lord on Thursday February 29, 2024. Jeane was born on August 28, 1937 to Willie Elizabeth Bland Hodges Mason and Cullen Clifton Hodges. Jeane was a wonderful mama who loved her children dearly. Jeane had the most beautiful smile and would light up any room with her smile and vivacious personality. Jeane loved people and she wanted others to be happy and would spread kindness everywhere she went. Jeane was a sunshine filled lady that brought joy to others just by her presence. Jeane was happily married to Max Hair for 30 years before his passing in 2010. Jeane's profession was nursing for over 40 years but as she would say "Once a nurse, always a nurse". Jeane used her nursing profession in a variety of jobs which were in hospital and doctor's offices, as an occupational chemical plant nurse and a school nurse. Jeane loved to care for others and she definitely picked the right occupation. Jeane graduated from Ludowici High School in Ludowici, GA and completed her nursing education at St Joseph's Nursing School in Savannah, GA, where she became an RN. Jeane was an active member for many years at White Bluff Methodist Church in Savannah, GA. Jeane enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved music and dancing, delighted in a game of cards and was a green thumb gardener. She enjoyed fishing and teaching her grandsons how to fish from her dock in Savannah.Jeane was preceded in death by her loving husband Max A. Hair and her parents Willie Elizabeth Bland Hodges Mason and her dad Cullen Clifton Hodges.Jeane is survived by her sister Shirley Warren, Jesup, GA. Her children Charles (Leslie) Bolton, Greensboro, NC, Lynn Bolton, Atlanta, GA, Elizabeth (Scott) Blakley, Gainesville, GA, Tamra (Jeff) Dawes, Simpsonville, SC. Her grandchildren Laura (Jeremy) Plunkett, Arlington, VA, Zach ( Hailey) Blakley, Winder, GA, Ben Bolton, Birmingham, AL, Sam Blakley, Gainesville, GA. Her great grandchildren Mellie Plunkett and Connor Harris.The family will receive visitors on Sunday March 3rd at A.S. Turner and Sons Decatur, GA from 3:00 to 5:00 and a service and burial will take place on Tuesday March 5th at 1:00 at the Glennville Veteran's Memorial Chapel in Glennville, GA.We would like to thank the staff at the Orchard of Brookhaven, which Jeane called home for the last 5 years, for all the love and care they gave Jeane. We would also like to extend a special thank you to Peggy Goeller of Ourway Dementia Services for the love, care, and special attention that she provided to Jeane over the last 6 years. The family asks in lieu of flowers to make donations in Jeane's memory to Alzheimer's Association.

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Emily Jane Huie Langston

Jan 17, 1932 - Feb 25, 2024

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Atlanta, GA

Emily Jane Huie Langston (92) of Atlanta, Ga. passed away peacefully on February 25, 2024 at her 63-year home on Melante Drive in Atlanta. She had just watched her online church service from Peachtree Road United Methodist Church before ascending to heaven. Emily lived a full and uber-productive life, from being a 1950’s/’60’s/’70’s raising-the-kids mother and wife to a 1980’s-forward jet-setting international traveler and travel agent. Emily was born on January 17, 1932 in Jackson, Tenn. to her parents Addie Freeman Huie and Jack Curtis Huie. Although she started in Tennessee, Emily would take a Rand McNally tour of the South, living in Kentucky (Mayfield), Florida (Orlando) and Louisiana (New Orleans), before ultimately arriving in Atlanta and attending Clark Howell, O’Keefe, Girls High and Grady High School. In all, Emily padded her worldliness by attending 13 different schools before graduating from Grady, always making A’s and being a class leader along the way. Emily continued to lead her peers as the president of her AO Pi sorority at UGA, where she made lifelong friends who still got together regularly over the next 70+ years. At UGA, she asked a guy named Leroy from Greenville, S.C. to an AO Pi event, things percolated from there, and…..fast forward, they were side-by-side last Sunday watching that final church service. In the years in between that first UGA date and that final church service, there was some lineage – three kids (Leigh Clack – Atlanta, Steve Langston – Atlanta, Libby Langston – Missoula, Mont.) and five grandkids (Austin Clack, Carlton Clack, Walker Langston, Leela Langston, Addie Langston). In fact, Emily and Leroy celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last year – 70 years of Emily’s proper style mixed with Leroy’s, well, you could hear anything style! Perhaps Emily’s last words to Leroy in 2024 were, “We had a good run together.” After getting her Journalism degree from UGA and then marrying Leroy at St. Mark Methodist Church in Atlanta in 1953, Emily and Leroy spent some time in Austin, Texas where Leroy had Air Force duty before returning to their true Southern roots and settling for the duration in Atlanta. Emily’s early years as a wife and mother were full: military wife, driver and class mom at Rock Springs Elementary, North Fulton High School (she was co-president of the Booster Club), Marist, Bagley Park (never missed a game), Baskin-Robbins, Girl Scouts, Miss Gainey’s Piano, Colony Square Ice Skating, plus some good adult stuff like Garden Club, Bridge Club (to get all of the neighborhood gossip), Sewing Club (where the cherished family quilts got started), Swim Class, Antiquing Class and German language class. The German class must’ve had some long-reaching tentacles because Emily thereafter gained the moniker of “Mutti,” which is pretty much all that her grandkids ever called her. And there was always dinner at the table every night growing up that Emily (sounds kind of like Emeril) prepared, with everybody sitting in their exact same seats every night. Once her children were older, and after taking earlier car trips to places like the New York World’s Fair, the San Antonio World’s Fair, the Montreal World’s Fair, the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Golden Gate Bridge, Emily hatched the travel bug into a profession and became a travel agent for 30 years with Buckhead House of Travel and Atlanta Company Travel. As part of her duties as a travel agent, Emily had to go see the world, so she visited every continent except Antarctica, and gained countless travel memories. While traveling, she documented her hotels, restaurants, day excursions and destinations in detailed fashion, and shared that travel wisdom with hundreds of clients, friends and family. She even got to use her UGA Journalism acumen and wrote articles for travel magazines. In the 1980s, Emily and the family got a flat in London, which they visited approximately 200 times over the years. Although she liked cities and bustling activity, Emily Loved the outdoors, and found great solace in Montana where daughter Libby lives and at the family farm outside Covington, Ga. In her later years, Emily became an iPad demon, and shared fun with friends regularly playing Scrabble, Words With Friends and other games. For several years, Emily and Leroy never missed a Peachtree Catmen softball game with Steve and Leigh’s kids playing at Northside Baptist Church. And she shared precious last-year moments with her all-star team of caretakers – Mattie, Rebecca and Jackie. In addition to husband Leroy, her three kids and five grandkids, Emily is survived by half-sister Jackie Martin (Dallas, Texas). Emily’s life will be celebrated on March 30 in Atlanta with a gathering for toasts, prayers and sharing lasting memories.

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Helaine Weener

Sep 08, 1935 - Mar 01, 2024

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Atlanta, GA

Helaine Weener, age 88, of Atlanta, Georgia passed away on Friday, March 1, 2024. Helaine was born in Everett, MA. A graveside service for Helaine will be held Monday, March 4, 2024 from 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM at External Service Location, 40 Dedham St, Sharon, MA 02067.

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Mr. Charlie Jaudon

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Atlanta, GA

Mr. Charlie Jaudon ObituaryCelebration of Life Service for Mr. Charlie Jaudon will be held Friday, March 8, 2024, at 11:00 AM, at Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, 1469 Lee St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.Interment: William Chapel Viewing: Thursday, March 7, 2024, from 5PM to 7PM, at Solid Rock, 4707 Washington Rd. College Park, GA 30349.

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