Adeline C. Erwin
1919 - 2019
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was born on July 3, 1919, in Topeka, KS. She was a graduate of Washburn University in Topeka, KY earning a degree in Music Education. She taught music and English at schools in Kansas, Missouri, South Carolina and Tennessee. Adeline was married to Rev. J. Otis Erwin in 1947. They had 3 daughters. For the next 55 years, Adeline traveled with her husband as her taught at several schools and pastored churches in the United Methodist Church. Adeline and her husband moved to Merrillville in 2002. Rev. Erwin died in 2003. She was a resident of both Town Center and Spring Mill Health Campus, enjoying time with family, friends and her church family at Unity A. M. E. Zion Church. Adeline celebrated her 100th birthday on July 3rd with her entire family and friends. She quietly exchanged time for eternity on Tuesday August 13, 2019. She is survived by daughters JoNina (Lorenzo) Ervin, Janet (Milton Sr.) Hall, Judith (David Jr.) Neville; 7 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends. Visitation Tuesday August 20, 2019 at Unity A.M.E. Zion Church 5757 Massachusetts Street, Merrillville, from 4-8:00p.m. with family hour beginning at 6:00p.m. Funeral service will be Wednesday August 21, 2019 at Unity A.M.E. Zion at 11:00a.m. Rev. Dr. David I. Neville, Jr. officiant. Interment will be in Topeka, Kansas.

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Published in Post-Tribune on Aug. 18, 2019.
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11:00 AM
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August 12, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Mary Ann Baul
August 23, 2019
Mother Erwin was a wonderful person, and she will be missed. Prayers for her family. God Bless, may the Lord give you strength, during this difficult time.
Sana Strickland
August 22, 2019
We all saddened by the passing of your mother Judith and we send all our condolences to you and may God continue to bless you and your family.
Lori Little
August 21, 2019
Job well done thy Good and Fsith full
Charlotte Griffin
August 20, 2019
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Scott Gaskin
August 20, 2019
What a beautiful life and legacy she lived and leaves. Her light shines on through her children and grandchildren. No matter how long the journey on earth, the loss of Mother is incomparable. May the peace of the Holy Spirit and the Christ she loved and served surround you at this time and in the days to come! With sympathy & prayers, Rev. Ann Jefferson
August 19, 2019
May the love, peace and presence of God carry you through this time in your life. Sending love and gentle hugs. Rev. Lena
Lena Brown
August 19, 2019
God graced your mother with a long life full of love, family, and a wonderful legacy. May God continue to bless and keep you all. Love, Frank and Angelia Blackwell
Angelia Blackwell
August 19, 2019
Dear Judy:
My prayers are with you and your family during this time. Please know that she is present with the Lord and she was and is proud of you.

Love you,
Mary Ann Baul
Mary Ann Baul
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