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1966 - 2016
Twymeni Lorell Purchase was born July 19, 1966 to Willie Ray and Florence Hrobowski of Maywood, Illinois. She passed on February 23, 2016.Twymeni was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of El Paso, Texas where she was active with many ministries including the Choir and Praise Dancers and she was the financial secretary. Twymeni was also active in the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. where she was secretary, Choir Director, and a founding member of its Music Auxiliary. Twymeni was an active civic leader, having served as Secretary and President of the El Paso NAACP, Vice President of Programs for the Black El Paso Democrats, and member of The City of El Paso Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee. Twymeni was a point person for the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce "FAFSA Nights" and she was recognized for her volunteerism at local, regional, state and national levels. Twymeni leaves to grieve her husband, of 28 years, Steven Purchase. She married October 17, 1987. They were best friends and their marriage was blessed. In addition to Steve, Twymeni leaves to grieve her mother, brothers including William (Sheila), Ray , in-laws including parents George and Gracie Purchase, brothers Jerome (Karen), Cecil (Wende), Winston (Theresa) and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and friends. Preceding Twymeni in death were her father and sister in-law Heather. Twymeni and Steve relocated to El Paso in 2006 with her employer, ADP, where she served as the Manager of Small Business Services. Twymeni was a graduate of Garfield Elementary and Proviso East H.S. in Maywood, Illinois. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the El Paso NAACP, P.O. Box 4455, El Paso, Texas 79914.Visitation will be from 3:00pm-9:00pm with Funeral Service at 4:00pm Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Mount Zion Baptist Church. Additional Services entrusted to Wallace Funeral Home in Broadview, Illinois. Interment will be at Forest Home Cemetery in Broadview, Illinois. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Please visit our online register book at
Published in El Paso Times from Feb. 27 to Mar. 5, 2016
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