2009-10-09 / Obits

Elsie Harper


Elsie Harper, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 24.

Harper was born May 29, 1942, in Coldwater, Mississippi.

Harper is preceded in death by her husband Albert Hugh Harper.

Harper is survived by her daughter, Brenda Harper-Young; son-in-law, Marlon Young; four grandchildren, Ciara, Tiara, Maya, and Marlon Jr.; six siblings, Fred Newson and Louise McKinney of Far Rockaway, Mattie Mae Newson, Freddie Kirkwood, and Ruth Jackson all of Memphis, Tennessee, and Ollie B. Howell of St. Louis, Missouri; two brothers-in-law, Mickey Howell of New York, and Mac Arthur of St. Louis, Missouri; godchild, Timothy Howell of New York; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors; and her dog Brewster.

Funeral arrangements and memorial service were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Interment took place at Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, Coldwater, Mississippi.

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