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Shirley Miller

Jan 26, 1945 - Nov 19, 2023

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Winston Salem, NC

Shirley Patterson Miller was born on January 26, 1945 and left to be with the Lord and her loved ones on November 19, 2023. Pierce and Sarah Patterson gave birth to Pettie Lee Patterson (moved to Harlem, New York), Lester Patterson (Winston-Salem, NC), Shirley Ann Patterson (Winston-Salem, NC), and their baby sister Ruth Patterson, who unfortunately died at the age of 2. Shirley was preceded in death by her second husband, Robert Miller. Shirley is survived by her sons, Almaurice Jerry Smith (Tr...Read More

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Shelby Jean Perry Steelman

Oct 06, 1946 - Feb 26, 2024

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Winston-Salem, NC

Shelby Jean Perry Steelman, 77, of Winston-Salem, passed away Monday, February 26, 2024. Born October 6, 1946, in Bristol, VA, Shelby was a daughter of the late Emmett Ray and Bonnie Lou Perry. She was retired from a career in Food Service, where she worked as an assistant cafeteria manager at Ledford High School and was a diligent worker. Shelby loved gardening and doing her puzzles. She enjoyed watching and feeding birds outside her window. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; however, first and foremost, Shelby would tell you that her boys were her life. Surviving is her husband, J.W. “Jay” Steelman; two sons: Kenny Steelman and Tim Steelman and wife, Carrie, all of Winston-Salem; four grandchildren: Morgan Steelman, Taylor Steelman, Jacey Steelman and Brady Steelman; two great-grandchildren: River Ray and Drake; three step-brothers: Allen Smithson, Dan Smithson and Michael Smithson; several nieces and nephews, and her canine companion, Teko. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, D.E. Perry and James Perry; two sisters, Carolyn F. Barker and Lillian Kay Perry Faust; one step-brother, Tony Smithson. Funeral services for Shelby will be conducted 11:00 am Saturday, March 2, 2024, at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home, 10301 N. NC Hwy 109, Winston-Salem. Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Methodist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday evening, March 1, 2024, at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home. Shelby’s family would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to Larry Mize, Shelby’s ICU nurse at Novant Forsyth Medical Center, for the wonderful care he provided. Memorials may be directed to the Forsyth Medical Center Foundation, 3333 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 and reference Shelby Steelman on your payment. Online condolences may be sent to www.jcgreenandsons.com. To to the family, please

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Mr. Jeffrey Dwayne Walker

Oct 17, 1960 - Feb 25, 2024

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Winston-Salem, NC

"Mr. Jeffrey Dwayne Walker, 63, passed away Sunday, February 25, 2024, at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Mr. Walker was born October 17, 1960 at Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, NM. He was a son of Denver Walker and wife Olynda of Midland and the late Janet Johnson Walker. He operated his own small engine repair shop. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by son, Brent Matthew Walker. In addition to his father and step-mother, Mr. Walker is survived by his wife, Shari Yvette Plair Walker; daughter, Kessie Shepard and husband Ian of Concord; two sisters, Shauna Moser and husband Scott, and Amber Pope and husband Brian, both of Mt. Pleasant; brother, Scott Walker and wife Joanna of Concord; and four grandchildren, Easton, Cade, Rilynn, and Max Shepard."

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Henry Thomas Carter

Jun 23, 1940 - Feb 24, 2024

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Winston Salem, NC

Henry Thomas Carter, age 83, of Winston Salem, NC entered his heavenly rest on February 24, 2024. Henry was born June 23, 1940, to the late Luther Carter & Geneva Flowers. Henry was also preceded in death by his brothers, Bobby Myers and Thomas Barnes; daughter, Paula Rook; and half-sisters, Mrs. Frankie Morant and Mrs. Jackie Archie. Henry was a lifetime resident of Winston Salem where he attended the local high school, Atkins. He retired from R. J Archer after 31 years of employment. Following his retirement, he went to work for Lutheran Church for additional 8 years. Henry was a faithful member of Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church for 14 years, where he served on the Trustee Board. Left to cherish his memories are his devoted wife, Dorothy Carter of Kernersville, North Carolina; his brother, Alfred Flowers (Lakesha) of Winston Salem, North Carolina; and one half-sister, Mrs. Carolyn Nickens of Mesa, Arizona. Henry is survived by his 5 children, William (Linda) Carter of Winston Salem, NC, Karen Ingram-Carter of Pfafftown, North Carolina, Denise (Robert) Harris of Pfafftown, North Carolina, Billie McCloud of Kernersville, North Carolina, and Pamela Carter of Columbus, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and a loving church family. A viewing will be held from 1:00pm until 5:00pm Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at Russell Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church, 2651 Buchanan Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27127. Interment will follow in Gardens of Memory, Walkertown, NC. The family visitation will be held from 12:00noon until 1:00pm on Thursday at the Church. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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Deborah Alexis Watkins

Feb 21, 1957 - Feb 20, 2024

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Winston Salem, NC

Ms. Deborah Alexis Watkins (DeDe), transitioned to be with Our Lord and Savior on February 20, 2024, while living in Winston Salem. Born February 21,1957, in Stanly County, North Carolina, DeDe was the daughter of the late Henry Ellis Sr. and Aileen Watkins. DeDe was a woman that lived her life on the edge. She loved adventure and she never met a stranger. DeDe gave generously to others, she loved with all her heart, and she was loved by many. DeDe was an advocate for her local community and she volunteered regularly to help others. If you ever had the opportunity to be in her presence, she left her mark. DeDe was educated in Stanly County public schools and lived her life as a free spirit until her passing. DeDe faced many challenges in her life but always came out on the other side with a smile…ready for the next adventure. DeDe had a strong faith and always credited her victories to her belief in God. DeDe was a former member of First Baptist Church on Wadelltown in Norwood. She later returned to her childhood church, Bennettsville in her later years. DeDe was preceded in death by her unborn son, Reco Watkins, father: Henry Ellis Watkins Sr., mother: Aileen Watkins, brother Henry Ellis Watkins Jr., and a special niece Daphne Turner. Those who will forever love and cherish Dede’s memory are her sisters Patricia (Levester) Smarr of Gastonia NC, and Pamela Watkins of Norwood, NC; nieces and nephew: Porshia (Kenny) Fentress of Lithia Springs GA, Erica (Bobby Jr.) Dunlap of Albemarle NC, and Jeremy Watkins of Charlotte NC. Great nephews: Christopher Turner of Virginia Beach VA and Kendall Lawrence of Lithia Springs GA. Great nieces Zoe’ Dunlap, Carmen Watkins, and Zya Dunlap of Albemarle NC: a special caregiver, Ms. Mae Ella Floyd, and a host of other relatives and friends. A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Bennetsville AME Zion Church. To to the family or in memory of DeDe Watkins, please

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Prentice McMillian

Oct 20, 1984 - Feb 23, 2024

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Winston Salem, NC

Prentice McMillian, 39 of Winston Salem, North Carolina passed on Friday, February 23, 2024. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time with Roberts Funeral Service (Winston-Salem).

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Loretta Kay Cabe

Aug 18, 1956 - Feb 26, 2024

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Winston-Salem, NC

Loretta Kay Cabe of Linwood, North Carolina, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2024 peacefully with her family by her side at Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina after months of declining health. Born August 18, 1956 in Davidson County, North Carolina, Loretta was the daughter of the late Colon Welch and Jean Essick. She attended the public schools of Davidson County, North Carolina and later received her associates degree in accounting. She was last employed with Wal-Mart. She was a loving, caring, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great -grandmother and aunt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Cabe and a sister, Ronda Welch. She left behind to cherish her memory, a daughter, Tiffany (Brian) Younts of Denton, North Carolina; a son, Michael Hill of Welcome, North Carolina; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Rita (Hoy) Craver of Spencer, Virginia; a brother, Del (Tessy) Welch of Mocksville, North Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

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Mildred Virginia Holbrook

Jan 06, 1931 - Feb 23, 2024

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Winston-Salem, NC

Mildred Virginia (Charles) Holbrook, age 93, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024. Mildred was born in NC. A visitation for Mildred will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM at Frank Vogler & Sons, 2849 Middlebrook Dr, Clemmons, North Carolina 27012. Following the visitation will be a graveside service at 2:00 PM at Westlawn Gardens of Memory, 6135 Ridgecrest Point, Winston Salem, NC.

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Mr. Jeffrey Dwayne Walker

Oct 17, 1960 - Feb 25, 2024

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Winston-Salem, NC

"Mr. Jeffrey Dwayne Walker, 63, passed away Sunday, February 25, 2024, at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Mr. Walker was born October 17, 1960 at Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, NM. He was a son of Denver Walker of Midland and the late Janet Johnson Walker. He operated his own small engine repair shop. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by son, Brent Matthew Walker. In addition to his father, Mr. Walker is survived by his wife, Shari Yvette Plair Walker; daughter, Kessie Shepard and husband Ian of Concord; two sisters, Shauna Moser and husband Scott, and Amber Pope and husband Brian, both of Mt. Pleasant; brother, Scott Walker and wife Joanna of Concord; and four grandchildren, Easton, Cade, Rilynn, and Max Shepard."

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William C. Bethea

Oct 26, 1960 - Feb 20, 2024

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Winston Salem, NC

On February 20, 2024 God called his son William C. Bethea home to be with his Heavenly Father. William C. Bethea was born to Cleveland Bethea and Earlene Bethea in Forsyth County on October 26, 1960. He was educated at Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools at North Forsyth Senior High School where he received his diploma. William was formerly employed at Ashley Furniture Company. William was a jack of many trades and loved working on what he call do-it-yourself projects. William was affectionately called "Charles" by family and friends. He was a loving father, brother, uncle, friend and mentor to many. William was a man who loved life, cars, motorcycles, and family gatherings. He was preceded in death by his mother, Earlene Bethea; brother, Cleveland “Vot” Bethea; several aunts, uncles, and other relatives. He is survived by his son, William Gwyn; daughter, Tkeyah Singletary; 3 grands; father, Cleveland Bethea; siblings, Debra Bethea and Kenneth Bethea; former wife, Sylvia Funderburk; a devoted cousins, Vickie Simmons; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and a community of friends. A viewing will be held from 1:00pm until 5:00pm Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at Russell Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 12noon Thursday, February 29, 2024 at United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Piedmont Memorial Gardens. The family visitation will be held from 11:00am until 12noon on Thursday at the Church. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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Deacon Randall Curtis Foman

Born : Aug 26, 1948

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Winston Salem, NC

Deacon Randall Curtis Foman was born in Washington, DC on August 26, 1948 to the late Paul M. Foman and Helen K. Foman. He was a 1966 graduate of McKinley High School. In 2018 he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ministry from Carolina Christian College here in Winston-Salem, and was working on his Master’s degree. He was a resident of Winston-Salem for 26 years where he had his own T-shirt business and was a strong advocate for civil rights and equality, along with a desire to start a black history museum here in the city. He was well known in the community and was associated with the Lunch Bunch of Winston- Salem. Deacon Foman was a faithful member of Love Acceptance & Forgiveness Ministry for 7 years, where he served as Deacon, Head Usher, Pastor’s Aide, and Custodian. In addition to his father and mother, Deacon Foman was preceded in death by both of his brothers, Michael R. Foman and Bennett P. Foman; and a daughter, Ieshia Foman. He is survived by his sister Paullette T. Everett. He also leaves to cherish his memory, a close cousin, Bernard Kellam; a long-time friend, Butch McCollum; and a cherished friend, Ethel Hines; along with a host of other relatives, friends and loved ones. Memorial services will be held at 1:00pm Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Love Acceptance & Forgiveness Ministry with Dr. Kirt Gonzalez officiating and Pastor Vicky Hines eulogist. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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