Tri-State Defender NEWS LEGACY: Dr. Willie E. Lindsey Jr.
light and inspiration in the educational realmof Memphis. He died Saturday, February 25, at Methodist University Hospital. The son ofWillie E. Lindsey and Ruby Sum-
Memphis City Schools. He was a teacher of mathematics at Melrose High School, and a guidance counselor at Overton High School be- fore becoming an assistant principal at Hamil- tonHigh School, the position fromwhich he re- tired from public education. The Memphis community benefited great-
earning a bachelor of science degree. Later, he added a master of science degree from Ten- nessee State University, an ED.D from the Uni- versity of Tennessee at Knoxville, and a Ph.D. from the University of Delaware. Dr. Lindsey held a number of positions in
merise Lindsey, many knew him simply as “Lindsey.” His education roots extend to Book- er T.Washington High School, where he was a graduate of the Class of 1948. He chose to attend Arkansas M&N College,
Dr. Willie E. Lindsey Jr.
Dr. Willie E. Lindsey Jr. was a beacon of
Alumni Association. Dr. Lindsey was a dedi-
ly from the roles of responsibility he took on. He was a Life Member of Alpha Phi Al- pha Fraternity, Incorporated, and former President of Alpha Delta Lambda Chapter. His affiliations also included Chelsea Ma- sonic Lodge #324 Free and accepted Mason, Royal Arch Mason, Knights Temple and Temple #54, Shrine Order. He was a found- ing member of UAPB/AM&N National
7 p.m. Mason and Shriner services will be at 5:30 p.m., with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s Omega Services at 6 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday at noon. All services will be held at St. John Baptist
Church at 640 VanceAve., with burial in Forest Hill Midtown Cemetery. E. H. Ford Mortuary has charge.
Funeral services were February 28 at R. S. Lewis and Sons Funeral Home, 374 Vance Ave.
2/24/12; Funeral services: Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m. – R. S. Lewis and Sons Funeral Home, 374 Vance Ave.
OSCAR B. FORMAN, 76 – DOD:
2/24/12; Funeral services: Saturday, March 3 at noon – Riverside MBC, 3560
CAROL SAILS BYRD, 61 – DOD: LOISTINE OWENS, 55 – DOD: 2/22/12;
S. Third St. TARIO GRAHAM, 21 – DOD: 2/26/12;
Informationprovidedby: R. S. Lewis & Sons Funeral Home
374 Vance Avenue Memphis, TN 38126 901-526-3264
Funeral Services: Monday, March 5 at 7 p.m. – Greater St. Thomas MBC, 4655 Ap- ple Cove.
Williams, Memphis, Mildred (Jimmy) Turner, Philadelphia, Pa., Sylvia L. Lindsey,Arlington, Texas, Roberta (Jobie) Smith, Clarksville, Tenn., and Joann (David) Jones, Nashville; one son, Ronnie (Wanda) Lindsey, StoneMountain, Ga.; one daughter, Regina (Sanford) Morris, Memphis; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation is Friday (March 2) from 3 p.m. to
Army veteran, Dr. Lindsey leaves his loving wife, Dorothy Mallory Lindsey; seven sisters, Margaret Lindsey Robinson, Ruby J. Johnson, Agnes
cated member of St. John Baptist Church on Vance Ave., where he served on the deacon and trustee boards, and also served as the church treasurer. A proud United States
March 1 - 6, 2012
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