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Celestine Jenerette Slaughter


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Celestine Jenerette Slaughter Obituary
September 15, 1936 - February 20, 2017 Sacramento - Celestine Jenerette Slaughter, age 80, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017, in Sacramento, California. Celeste was born in Georgetown, S.C., on September 15, 1936, to Henry Jenerette and Mary Jenerette. Celeste attended Fisk University, in Nashville, TN, where she met her husband of 59 years, Theodore Slaughter. Celeste was one of the original Head Start teachers in Los Angeles. She was the Executive Director of Wilshire Children Services, an early childhood assessment program designed to aid pre-school children. She was also Director of the Wilshire Pre-School. She was an active member in the United Methodist Women and enjoyed attending church at Wilshire United Methodist Church in Los Angeles and St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Sacramento. Celeste is survived by her husband Theodore Slaughter, daughters Donna Harbour and Karen Slaughter of Los Angeles, and sons Mark Slaughter (Gregory) of Sacramento and Michael Slaughter of Atlanta, grandchildren Kevin Harbour Jr., Leia Harbour and son-in-law Kevin Harbour Sr. of Los Angeles. She is also survived by her loving sister Vera Sherald of Georgetown, S.C., niece Nancy Martin of Encino, CA, nephew Joseph Harrison of Charlotte, NC, and numerous cherished great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Henry Jenerette and Mary Jenerette, and siblings, Alferteen Williams, Golden Harrison, Verelle Jenerette, Frank Jenerette, Yvonne Butts, Horace Jenerette, and Bennie Brown. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Wilshire United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m., 4350 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010. Memorial gifts may be made in Celeste's name to Wilshire United Methodist Women Scholarship Fund at 711 Plymouth Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90005.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Mar. 3 to Mar. 4, 2017
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