Venetia Brown
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age 86, of Gary, IN, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2019. She was a devoted member of New Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church and an educator in the Gary Community School Corporation for 33 years. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1950 as Valedictorian. She leaves to cherish her memory: brother, Melvin (Cheryl) Poplar, of Lansing MI; three daughters: Andrea Brown of Lansing, MI, Carmelita Brown of Gary, IN and Karen Brown of Merrillville, IN; two sisters-in-law Geraldine Pointer and Cordia Brown, both of Gary, IN; eight grandchildren Duan Washington of Seattle, WA, Eddie Underwood Jr. of Lansing, MI, Shavise (William) Glascoe of Baltimore, MD, Corey Hargro of Merrillville, IN, LaDonna McKinley, Julian Hall and Tonya Hall of Indianapolis, IN, and Tamara Hall of Hobart, IN; seven great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. with funeral services to follow at 11:00a.m. All services at New Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 2416 Pierce Street, Gary, Indiana. Pastor Reverend Chet J. Johnson Officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park, Hobart IN

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Published in Post-Tribune from May 5 to May 8, 2019.
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May 11, 2019
Praying for you cousins. May God speak peace and comfort to your spirit. Celebrate and rejoice that God shared a special soul with you.
Janet Liddell
May 10, 2019
A woman who loved God that I could talk to about anything. No matter what the subject, she answered honestly and always gave a scripture for me to read that covered the subject. Rest in peace.
Eddie Underwood
May 10, 2019
Venetia was a great educator and a good friend. We collaborated together on so many school and community projects. She was so talented and creative.

Over the years her family became friends of mine. We shared so many memorable experiences. She will be sorely missed.

I encourage the family to trust in God during the assuredly many moments and days of sorrow. Also because she was a devoted Christian, know that she is resting now in the arms of our Savior.

Be blessed. My thoughts are with you.
Vernon Smith
May 10, 2019
My condolences to the Family of Tamara Hall and Chayse Gholson. May God give you peace and comfort through this difficult time.
Shauna Gholson
May 9, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Margaret Wilson
May 9, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Margaret and Robert Wilson
Evansville, In.
May 9, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Margaret and Robert Wilson
May 7, 2019
The Barnes & Poplar Families have been friends since all growing up at 25th Tyler & Venetia's very large house on the corner of 25. Oh, what glorious times we all had. Talented, smart, God-fearing & a simply nice person, Venetia now joins Hank, continuing their loving journey together. Prayers to the family.
Lenora Barnes
May 6, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest condolences. I'm your cousin from Colorado. May God continue to bless your family. You are in my prayers. Love from Colorado!!!
Karen Cody
May 6, 2019
To Carmie and your family I keep you all lifted up to God during this difficult time. Your Mom taught a number of individuals the importance of serving God. I will always remember her wisdom.
May her legacy continue.
Chloris Backstrom
May 5, 2019
Our sincere condolences to the entire family Camellia, Belinda and Lacey Robinson
Camellia Robinson
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