Maywood Mourns First Black Mayor: ‘Because of Him We Thought More of Ourselves’
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Maywood Mourns First Black Mayor: ‘Because of Him We Thought More of Ourselves’

Sunday, November 26, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Hundreds of mourners gathered at Maywood’s Second Baptist Church, 436 S. 13th Ave., on Saturday to celebrate the life of Joe W. Freelon, Sr., Maywood’s first African American mayor. Freelon, who died on Nov. 18 of natural causes, was 87 years old. Born on Sept. … Continue reading

Communities Mourn Maywood Resident, Golden Apple Preschool Teacher
Community Notebook / Lives / Obituaries

Communities Mourn Maywood Resident, Golden Apple Preschool Teacher

Dee Dee Farmer, left, in the classroom doing what she did best. | Wednesday Journal file Saturday, October 15, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews People in multiple communities are mourning the sudden passing of Maywood resident Deneita “Dee Dee” Jo Farmer, the popular Longfellow Elementary School prekindergarten teacher who died unexpectedly on Oct. 7. … Continue reading

Hundreds Mourn Proviso’s Political ‘Prince,’ Former Recorder and First Black State Rep Eugene Moore
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Hundreds Mourn Proviso’s Political ‘Prince,’ Former Recorder and First Black State Rep Eugene Moore

A horse-drawn funeral carriage carries the body of former Cook County Recorder of Deeds Eugene Moore after his funeral services, held at the Second Baptist Church in Maywood, on Saturday. Moore, pictured below in his county office in 2008, died Tuesday at 73. | Below image: Kuni Takahasi/Chicago Tribune.  Saturday, June 18, 2016 || By Michael … Continue reading

A Sendoff Fit For A Queen; In Lieu of Annual Luncheon, Operation Uplift To Host Fundraiser April 30
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A Sendoff Fit For A Queen; In Lieu of Annual Luncheon, Operation Uplift To Host Fundraiser April 30

Mildred Sykes | Facebook Tuesday, April 12, 2016 || By Michael Romain  Mourners packed the 1,200-seat sanctuary of the Second Baptist Church, 436 S. 13th Ave., in Maywood last Saturday to celebrate the life of Mildred Jean Sykes, who died on April 1 at the age of 82. She was simply “Mily” or “Granny” to … Continue reading

Death, Funeral Notices and Obits: Rev. Eddie Burton, Ann Street, Joyce Lynn Howell Curry
Death Notices / Obituaries

Death, Funeral Notices and Obits: Rev. Eddie Burton, Ann Street, Joyce Lynn Howell Curry

Monday, November 9, 2015 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR  || Courtesy Jean Weathers || Updated: 6:50 PM Rev. Eddie L. Burton  Rev. Burton, a longtime assistant pastor at Rock of Ages Baptist Church, last week. Burton was 94 years old. His visitation is Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, from 4 PM to 9 PM at Russo Chapels, … Continue reading