TYUS John Tyus Jr., age 69 of Bridgeport, died Thursday, August 23, 2007 at St. Vincent's Medical Center. Born in Jacksonville, Fla., John had been a resident of this city for the past 12 years. John served his country in the Navy and was honorably discharged. He was a chef at E & G Soul Restaurant and also a member of Mt. Aery Baptist Church. Survivors include a brother, Willie J. Tyus of Florida; first cousins, Bernice Smith of Bridgeport, Clarence Hayes of Virginia, Mary Leonard of Pennsylvania and Hazel Kebe of California; an uncle, Jerry Thornton of Florida; and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Friday 11 a.m. in Mt. Aery Baptist Church, 73 Frank Street, Bridgeport with Rev. Anthony L. Bennett, D.Min, Pastor, officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Friends are invited to the viewing Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the church. Morton's Mortuary, 25 Margaret E. Morton Lane, Bridgeport is in charge of the arrangements.
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Published in Connecticut Post from Aug. 29 to Aug. 30, 2007