January 2019:

In sorrow we share the death of Kelvin C. Coleman who passed away Sunday, January 12th, 2019.
Obituary for Mr. Kelvin C. Coleman- Flint, Michigan
COLEMAN, Mr. Kelvin C. - Age 63, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019 at his residence. Family hour 10:00 AM Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Bethel United Methodist Church, 1309 N. Ballenger Hwy., with funeral service commencing at 11:00 AM Pastor Dr. Joy Moore officiating. Interment Sunset Hills Cemetery, G-4413 Flushing Rd. Friends and pallbearers will assemble at the church 10:00 AM Saturday. Mr. Coleman will lie in state in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., and may be viewed from 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Friday.

Kelvin C. Coleman
Kelvin C. Coleman

December 2018:

In Memory of Gurtherine Riddle Fitzgerald who died December 2018 at the age of 106 years old. Gurtherine was the daughter of Ruth Johnson and Ike Riddle.

Gurtherine Riddle Fitzgerald in 2012
Gurtherine Riddle Fitzgerald in 2012

We will be sending out an email in the next month about the Reunion or feel free to use the contact us button on this site.

Our question involves venue and date. What is your preference ?

We have three options:

1. Downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Easy access with airport and fun nightlife. Rooms reasonable but upscale luncheon costly with all the taxes and gratuities for a ballroom and visual equipment etc. Approx $100 per adult for Ritz and other local ballrooms. Children will be minimal cost for kids meal.
August 3, 2018

2. Sandusky, Ohio. Access not as favorable. 1- 1-1/2 drive from Toledo or Cleveland. Rooms expensive. High season but includes Kahlahari water park passes for kids. Cost of ballroom luncheon or dinner range is more reasonable $80-90. August 3, 2018

3. Norwalk, Ohio. Most reasonable. Catering, gift bags, and tents etc Under $50 per adult. The only problem is that I cannot host it at my location until August 1, 2020 for several reasons.

Please share your preference. Know that we only charge to cover costs. Donations are used to off set those in need or supplementing an activity.

Thank you

November 2018:

Thank you to Elisha "Nan" for his photos of family including Lish Gully's son Claude at his 101st birthday. They are posted on Caroline Gully's photo gallery.

October 2018:

Added 90th Birthday photo of Gloria H. to her line's photo gallery under Johnnie Johnson. Jack-Hettie/John-Daisy/Van-Ethel/Gloria

September 2018:

Happy 90th Birthday to Gloria and Happy 106th Birthday to Gutherine this month!

See Hettie Brown page. Additional confirmation with DNA matches that Hettie Brown and Bettie Alexander are related.

Added Murdic Coleman's autobiography book covers to the Turner photo page. His book is available from Amazon.

Updated George Johnson page

Added photos

In Memory of Laymon Johnson, Jr

Born September 1, 1948 and died of a heart attack July 15, 2018.
Laymon graduated from the University of Dayton in Ohio in Chemical Technology. He proudly served in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant Commander. Laymon worked in the aerospace field and contributed to the Los Angeles community. In recent years he devoted his time to caring for his wife Charlene who had a stroke. -Jack-Hettie/Jim-Georgia/Laymon, Sr-Bertha/Laymon, Jr.

Laymon Johnson, Jr
Laymon Johnson, Jr.

August 2018:

In Sympathy to the Families:

Lafayette Perryman, (b 2-27-1921 - d 8-5-2018) Jack Johnson/Hettie Brown---William E. Perryman/Carline Johnson---Lafayette

Hettie "Hedy" (Johnson) Williams, (b 1939 - d 2018) Jack Johnson/Hettie Brown---Everette Johnson/Cora Triplett---Hedy

Ron Poole, (b 5-2-1933 - d 6-26-2018) Husband of Alice (J.) P.

William "Billy" Perryman, (b 8-5-1930 - d 5-28-2018 ) Johnson/Hettie Brown---William E. Perryman/Carline Johnson---Walter "Patie" Perryman/Anne Romanoski---Billy

Andrew "Andy" Perryman, (b 6-24-1954 - d 3-11-18) Johnson/Hettie Brown---William E. Perryman/Carline Johnson---Walter "Patie" Perryman/Anne Romanoski---Richard Perryman/Wanda (living)---Andy

Elizabeth J. (Lamson) Perryman, (b 6-26-1932 - d 2-21-18) Wife of Walter J. P.

May 2018:

The Jim Johnson, Wilson, & Horne families have extended an invitation to their July 6th Friday fish fry at Horne Lake and get together at Bridges Venue in Philadelphia, MS for on Saturday July 7th, 2018. Cost is $35. Come and meet family ! It is asked that payment be made by May 31st, 2018. Contact us at this site and we will email you their information.

November & December 2017 and January, February and March 2018 :

Added Misc. Photos

October 2017 :

------- Frederick added a story to Carline Johnson.

------ Photos added to to several galleries

-------Shared by Jane W. (Jane (Johnson) Turner descendant) with link below
African American Life Philadelphia C-Span.org July 2017

Judith Giesberg, a professor from Villa Nova, talks about transportation segregation, diaries revealing everyday life and ads looking for lost family members due to slavery. The ads are particularly relevant since John Turner's grandfather, John Jack Johnson, looked for all of his missing children after slavery. He found them all except for Rufus. She talks about the role of the church in disseminating the information.

--------Jane (Johnson) Turner page: Toni S. has graciously volunteered to handle the Jane Johnson page. She will gather information and photos from her branch and send to us for input. Thank you Toni!---Elaine & Robert