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Melvin Little Providence


Melvin ‘Mel’ Noanette Little, 56 transitioned on Tuesday, May 12th, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. Her pleasant personality and infectious laugh were known to many, and she will...

Ruth LeTourneau North Providence


Ruth Anne LeTourneau, 87 of 1905 Mineral Springs Avenue, North Providence, died Sunday, May 10th, at Charlesgate Nursing Home. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Edmund...

Joann Ratchford Johnston


Joann Ratchford, 78, of 80 Morgan Street, Johnston, died Saturday, May 9th, at HopeHealth Hospice Care. Born in Gaffney, SC, she was the daughter of the late Genola  (Peters) Ratchford. She...

Emmett Curry Providence


Emmett Charles Curry, of Providence, RI, died at home on April 30, 2020 at the age of 87. Emmett was born on September 17, 1932 in Shelby, North Carolina. His parents, David Corry and Genevar...

Melahi Briggs Providence


Pastor Melahi Briggs was the daughter of Antoinette M. Davis and Edward Johnson. She was born in Norfolk, Virginia, but spent her life in Providence, Rhode Island. Raised by Mother Emma Pettis of...

Katherine Burton Providence


Katherine Price Burton, 83, passed on to her new journey on April 24th, 2020.  Katherine was born on October 3, 1936 in Elizabeth City, NC. to William Edward and Hattie Lister...

Rhonda Chisman Brown East Providence


Rhonda Ann Chisman Brown, 65, departed this life on April 30, 2020, in Providence, Rhode Island, after an extended illness. Rhonda was born December 21, 1954, in Hampton, Virginia, to John...

Mildred Willis Providence


Mildred Willis, also known as “Momma Tina” to many, departed peacefully on April 19, 2020. Born in Urbancrest, Ohio on April 1, 1930 to the late Silas Willis and Bells Willis. She was...

Henderson Knight Providence


Henderson Lee Knight, 81, of Providence, died on April 20th at Summit Commons Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Born in Rolesville, NC, he was the son of the late Sherman Montague and...


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