In the early 1960’s, many African Americans settled into this profound and prolific area of Houston and there stood minds, leaders never knowing the impact they would someday bring to the Acres Homes Community.
HOUSTON – Courageous, passionate, and prepared are three words that D.Z. Cofield, pastor of Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, feels that his congregation would use to best describe him. Pastor Cofield was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in the lower city of Manhattan. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College, a
Chairman Warren Muhammad accomplished another successful luncheon with Mr. Michael Moore of the Stuffed Baked Potato Factory serving as caterer and Mr. Alprentice M., of 10K Fearless Emergency Response Team-Houston serving as the keynote speaker.
Pearly Mae Franklin was born on January 16, 1932 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Juanita Catherine Hayes and Samuel Hayes. She passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Her parents, husband Ernest Walter Franklin, and two brothers Emile and Jimmy preceded her in death.
With art themes ranging from classical to folk art, the students were able to identify are styles they have practiced in the classroom. The artists featured at Mabrie Memorial Mortuary have had their masterpieces displayed in collectors’ homes, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and they have received national and local acclaim.
Recently, the Top Ladies and Top Teens Prairie View Chapter along with the Houston, Humble, Missouri City, Spring Cypress and Suburban Bayou City Chapters worshipped at Jones Memorial United Methodist Church; for what was designated as United Negro College Fund Sunday.
Dr. Thomas Freeman is a distinguished professor emeritus of Texas Southern University, who has dedicated scores of service in educating and coaching students from around the world. He is a former professor of psychology and philosophy at: Morehouse College, Virginia Union University, Houston Community College, Rice University and Texas Southern University.
Oveta Lois Hunter was born on May 3, 1924 to the late Jerry and Alberta Randle in Houston, Texas. She was raised in the Third Ward community until the untimely death of her mother at an early age. After her mother’s death the family moved to the Acres Home community.
Joseph O. Goffney II, the son of Joseph Goffney and Dr. LaTonya M. Goffney, passed away on the evening of Wednesday, March 6 surrounded by his family and loved ones. Joe Junior, as he was affectionately called, was a senior at the Lane School in Aldine ISD.
Typical married couples live a lifetime either building or attempting to build a successful empire for themselves and their offspring. Though some fall short of completing the task, ordinary human behavior has the tendency to motivate people to pursue a sense of security for those closest to them, who they will one day leave behind.