J.D. Hurd Legacy Scholarship

In Memory of 2014 "Fallen Bishopites"

Ms. Loistene McCulloch Waller

Loistene McCulloch Waller was born on March 20, 1942 in Clarksville, TX and entered into the gates of heaven on August 5, 2014. Loistene's life was celebrated on August 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Concord Missionary Baptist Church, Dallas, TX. Final esting place Williams Cemetery, Clarksville, TX. To forever cherish her precious memories are; daughter, Petula Waller; and brother, L.C. McCulloch.

In Memory of the 2013 "Fallen Bishopites"

Mr. Raymond "R.A." Johnson

Raymond Aaron Johnson's journey began on October 9, 1942 in Taylor, TX, R.A.'s race ended on April 9, 2013 in San Antonio,TX. The celebration of life was held on April 20, 2013 at Second Baptist Church, San Antonio, TX. Raymond is survived by wife of 7 years, Francine Prosser-Johnson; daughter, RaDonda Johnson (San Antonio, TX); son, DeRoderick Ingram (Dallas, TX); two brothers, Clifford Johnson (San Antonio, TX), and Ralph Johnson (Las Vegas, NV); one sister, Brenda Johnson Easler (Las Vegas, NV).

Mr. Richard D. Givens

Richard Darnell Givens was born September 1, 1946 in Waco, TX and entered Chapter Invisible on December 24, 2013. Richard's earthly remains were interred on December 30, 2013 and celebration was held at Cedar Crest Cathedral, Dallas, TX. Richard leaves to cherish his memories are his wife, Oletha Givens; son, Brian Givens; daughter, Krista Givens Pierce; and brother, Oscar Givens.

In Memory of the 2012 "Fallen Bishopites"

Mr. Earl Melebeck

Earl Melebeck entered God's presence on January 5, 2012. Earl was born December 11, 1941 and was laid to rest January 14, 2012. Life celebration was held at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Earl's hometown of Orange, TX. Earl is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joyce Melebeck (Pearland, TX), three children; Yvette Shillow (Abbeyville,LA), Veronica Melebeck (Pearland, TX), and Earl Anthony Melebeck (Lawton, OK).

Mrs. Mary L. Bennett Griffin

Mary L. Bennett Griffin was born January 2, 1944 and walked into he gates of heaven on December 8, 2012. On December 17, 2012 Mary's interment was held at First Baptist Church of Hamilton Park at 11:00 a.m. in Richardson, TX. Mary is survived by her husband Jonathan Griffin, five children; Todd Bennett, Tamela Bennett, Tori Bennett Foutz. Jonathan Griffin, and Jason griffin, brothers; Ben Hannah, Jr., Kenneth Hannah, Alton Hannah, and Kirk Hannah, sisters; Betty Hannah, and Teresa hannah

In Memory of the 2011 "Fallen Bishopites"

Dr. Charles A. Hunter

In sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life, The Hunter Family shares with you the news that our dear, beloved father, Dr. Charles A. Hunter, died on Sunday, June 12, 2011, in Dallas, Texas.  Dr. Hunter was 85 years old.  A minister, college professor, peacemaker, community & civic leader and columnist, he was a colleague, mentor and friend to many.  His life impacted many lives, locally in Dallas, nationally cross the United States, and internationally in Nicaragua, Haiti and other places where he engaged in mission.  He held 5 academic degrees, was a professor of Sociology formerly on the faculty of Bishop College in Dallas, served on many boards and organizations, and pastored at numerous congregations, most notably Hope, Glendale, St. Luke and Oak Cliff Presbyterian Churches in Dallas, TX.

Funeral services were held at Oak Cliff Presbyterian Church, 6000 S. Hampton Road, Dallas, TX 75232, on Saturday, June 18, 2011at 11:00 a.m.

In Memory of the 2007 "Fallen Bishopites"

Charles Earl Butler (Turk) – Entered God’s presence on March 4, 2007. Turk was born January 2, 1945 and was laid to rest on March 9, 2007. Turk’s celebration service was held at 12:00 p.m. at First Christian Methodist Evangelistic Church in Dallas, TX.
Serita Sue Doyle Lattimore – Entered God’s presence on her birthday April 20, 2007. Serita was born April 20, 1942 and was laid to rest on April 26, 2007. Her celebration of life service was held at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Dallas, TX. Serita leaves to treasure her memories; Husband and Bishopite: Emerson Lattimore; Son: Byron Lattimore; Sister and Bishopite: Lynetta Doyle Haynes-Oliver; nephew and Bishopite: Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III.
Samuel West, Jr . – Entered God’s presence on August 20, 2007. Sam was born June 18, 1944 and was laid to rest on August 2t, 2007. Sam’s celebration service was held at 11:00 a.m. at Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Dallas, TX. Sam leaves to treasure his memories; Wife and Bishopite: Narvella Dillard West; 2 Sons; and 1 daughter.

Alfred Jones (Coach) – Entered God’s presence on September 5, 2007. Alfred was born June 12, 1942 and was laid to rest on September 14, 2007. Alfred’s celebration service was held at 1:00 p.m. at Carver Heights Baptist Church, Dallas, TX. Alfred leaves to treasure his memories; Wife of 45 years and Bishopite: Etta D. Jones.



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