2000-06-24 / Obits

Hosea Lee Burrow Inspirational Leader Hosea Lee Burrow was born to Reverend and Mrs. Charles Burrow on June 2, 1914, in Brinkley, Arkansas. He was reared and trained in his father’s parish, attending seminary school and the local school before comin

Jannie A. Cameron
Devoted To Her Family
Service for Jannie A. Cameron was held on Tuesday, June 20, 2000.
Jannie moved to New York at an early age. She was a devoted wife and mother. She loved to play the piano and to fish.
Jannie is predeceas

Hosea Lee Burrow
Inspirational Leader
Hosea Lee Burrow was born to Reverend and Mrs. Charles Burrow on June 2, 1914, in Brinkley, Arkansas. He was reared and trained in his father’s parish, attending seminary school and the local school before coming to New York. Hosea also served in the Army in Europe during World War II.
Upon arriving in New York in 1938, Hosea affiliated himself first with First Baptist Church in Far Rockaway and later the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Inwood.
Hosea was united in Holy Matrimony to Hattie Clark in 1938 and they enjoyed a loving marriage of 59 years until Hattie passed away in 1997. While their union produced no biological children, it yielded many spiritual sons and daughters that span the breadth of the United States, active in all levels of the Church of God in Christ.
This past March, Elder Burrow wed Shirley Norman, who lovingly cared for him.
Elder Burrow was called into Holiness and the Church of God in Christ in 1951 through Elder A. Bracey whom he served under as Assistant Pastor from 1952 through 1955. It was in 1955 when Hattie Burrow set up a Sunday school in the sun parlor of their home. This small group of children evolved into the nucleus of the present Gethsemane Church of God in Christ.
Elder Burrow guided this group through the morass of several moves and government red tape until he oversaw the building of its current edifice.
Elder Burrow was a good but stern pastor, often providing the necessities of life to his members at the "Burrow’s Hotel." To many members, he became the father they never knew.
He is survived by his bride Shirley Burrow; nephews Reverend John Clark (wife, Connie), Reverend James Hill, and Mr. Joseph Jones; nieces Mrs. Jean Ewing, Mrs. Mary Robertson (husband, Thomas); and other nieces, nephews, cousins, spiritual sons and daughters; the Gethsemane Church of God in Christ family; and numerous friends across the nation.
Interment under the direction of Chatmon and Benson Funeral Home, Inc., of Inwood, was held at Haven Rest Cemetery, Brinkley, Arkansas.

Jannie A. Cameron
Devoted To Her Family
Service for Jannie A. Cameron was held on Tuesday, June 20, 2000.
Jannie moved to New York at an early age. She was a devoted wife and mother. She loved to play the piano and to fish.
Jannie is predeceased by her husband, the late Garfield, and her son, the late William.
She is survived by her dedicated godson Charles Ramseur of Far Rockaway; cousin Verniece Rutledge of Manhattan; special friends Idell Henderson of Far Rockaway and Mamie Pickney of Manhattan; and many other friends and neighbors.
Interment under the direction of Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home, Inc., of Inwood, was held at Rose Hill Cemetery, Linden, New Jersey.

Irma D. Fordham
Far Rockaway Resident
Service for Irma D. Fordham was held on Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at the Community Church God in Christ, in Arverne.
Irma was born in Brunswick County and relocated to Far Rockaway shortly after graduating from public school. Once in New York, she furthered her education in business school. Upon completion, she was recruited as an underwriter for a well-known insurance company. She also used her business knowledge as an income tax counselor during tax season.
Irma loved children so much she chose to spend her life career caring as a Provider Mother for the City of New York.
She is predeceased by her father, the late Edward Callis, and her brother, the late Joseph Callis.
Irma is survived by her husband Robert, her biological children Tahisha and Roderick; adopted child Terrell (Jordan) Fordham; her babies Elianna, Matthew, Avery, Cheyenne, and Sonia; mother Mary Callis; sisters Arleatha Callis-Harris, Barbara Callis-Faison, Connie Callis, Linda Singleton, and Gloria Callis; brothers Lawrence, John Edward, and Samuel Callis; mother-in-law Alma Fordham; special niece Felicia Callis-Guerrier; goddaughter Farion Earl; seven sisters-in-law; six brothers-in-law; one son-in-law; and a host of nieces and nephews and many loved friends.
Interment under the direction of Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home, Inc., of Inwood, was held at All Saints Cemetery, Great Neck, New York.

Gloria Theresa Harding
Touched Many Lives
Service for Gloria Harding was held on Friday, June 16, 2000, at International Pentecostal City Mission, of Far Rockaway.
Gloria was born in Kingston, Jamaica West Indies to Ethel Darlington. She attended and graduated from Halfway Tree School. Later, she obtained her license to practice beauty culture from Madame C. J. Walker School of Beauty Culture and opened her own beauty training at Apex School of Culture in New York. Finally, she worked as a home attendant in the Rockaways.
She was always active in her community and her church. For the last twenty years, Gloria served as a choir member, missionary, mother, and deaconess at the International Pentecostal City Mission in Far Rockaway.
Deaconess Harding is survived by her daughters Olesia and Judith; granddaughter Shani; sisters Jean and Jennifer; sister-in-law Gertrude Johnson; nieces Paulette, Yasmin, Jacqueline, and Sharon; and nephews Devon, Michael, Paul, and David.
Interment under the direction of Jeremiah C. Gaffrey’s Funeral Home, Inc., of Inwood, was held at Pinelawn Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York.

Robert E. Innes
Family From Here
Mass of Christian Burial for Robert E. Innes was celebrated on Friday, June 23, 2000, at St. Pius X Church, in Rosedale, New York.
Robert proudly served at the Queens Borough Public Library for over 40 years.
Widower of the late Sally, Robert is survived by his daughters Mary Beth Ringhauser, Karen Ann Gatta, Carolyn Innes-Lorenzo, and Eleanor Innes; and granddaughter Amanda Sally Lorenzo.
Private services were held under the direction of O’Reilly Funeral Home, Inc., of Rosedale, New York.

Barbara Eileen Jones
Of Far Rockaway
Barbara Eileen Jones died on Monday, June 19, 2000.
She was a Far Rockaway resident for 50 years, coming from Manhattan. Barbara was a homemaker and also worked for The Trouville Bar in Far Rockaway for 25 years.
Barbara is survived by her daughter Donna Marie Ramos; sister Marilyn Frank; grandchildren Salvatore D’Angelo, Ramon Roy Ramos, and Dina Marie Ramos; and dear friends Irving Spitz and Gloria Roth.
She is predeceased by her children, the late Dean Martin and the late Patricia Beatrice Duillo.
Private services were held under the direction of The Meserole Funeral Home, Inc., of Inwood.

Kathleen Porter
Loved By All
Kathleen Porter (nee Gibson) was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Donegal, Ireland. She moved to Rockaway 13 years ago after retiring as a registered nurse from Brooklyn Hospital.
Famous for her hand-knit sweaters, Kathleen enjoyed serving as Vice President of St. Francis’ Golden Age Club. She loved to sing and dance and could always be counted on for help, a smile, and a laugh.
Widow of the late Patrick Porter, Kathleen is survived by her children Kevin and Patrick Porter, and Eileen Bledsoe; and her grandchildren Kristin and David Bledsoe.


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