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    March 2, 2016
Page 13
A Remarkable Journey
c ontinued froM p age 11
played pieces by African Amer-
ican composers and a presenta-
tion of some of the stories about
the lives of these black musicians
while educating and building cul-
tural pride in local community.
The upcoming event will fea-
ture works by Undine Smith
Moore, Margaret Bonds, Mary
Lou Williams and more - arranged
for a small instrumental chamber
group and vocalist. It will also fea-
ture spoken word by local writer
and photographer Intisar Abioto
who tells some of the personal
stories and history of Portland’s
black community.
“A Remarkable Journey: Mu-
sic by African American Women
Composers,” takes place Sat-
urday, March 5 a5 7 p.m. at the
Community Music Center, 3350
S.E. Francis St. Admission is a
suggestion donation of $10.
In Loving Memory
Jewel Overton
Mrs. Jewel Overton at the age of 93 was called
home to rest on Feb. 19, 2016. She was born in
Riesel, Texas on Dec. 8, 1922 to Charlie and Luella
She was a dedicated member of Fellowship Mis-
sionary Baptist Church in Portland. She retired from
the Social Security Administration in 1988. She was
also a LPN with Kaiser for 30 years and worked as
the only female welder at the shipyards.
Jewel had five siblings; sisters Velma A. Moore,
Charlie-Bell Henry, and Ruby Lee Talton, and broth-
ers Henry Carl Thompson and Madison Thompson
who preceded her in passing. She now leaves to
cherish her memories, her children Gail Murray,
Tommie Lloyd, Denise Overton-Lewis, and Lisa
Overton-Washington and husband Charlie Wash-
ington; grandchildren Shelonda Simpson, Kevin
Simpson and wife Sarina Stevenson, Dominique
DeGrate, Dionna Gatlin, and Jamari Lewis; 11
great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchil-
dren, five step-children; and many nieces, neph-
ews, cousins, and friends.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, March
3 at 11:30 a.m. at Fellowship Missionary Baptist
Church, 4009 N. Missouri Ave with Rev. John-
ny Pack presiding. Viewing will take place at the
church, beginning one hour prior to service at
10:30 a.m.
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Allen Temple CME Church
Celebrating 67th
Church Anniversary
February 27-March 12, 2016
THEME: “Restoring The Walls For The 21st Century”
Bishop Bobby R. Best,
Presiding Prelate of the
9th Episcopal District
of the CME Church will
be the keynote speaker
celebrating Allen Temple
Anniversary at Family and
Friends Program, Sunday,
March 6, 2016 at 4:00
pm, Maranatha Church
4222 NE 12th Avenue.
Bishop Best has served on numerous boards such
NAACP, YMCA, Urban League and has received
numerous accolades for his outstanding dedication
to communities across the nation. He is a lifetime
member of Omega Phi Psi fraternity in Los Angeles,
Maranatha Church
4222 NE 12th Avenue