Vernita Lee, the mother of Oprah Winfrey, has died at age 83. A spokeswoman for Ms. Winfrey issued a statement on Monday saying Ms. Lee died at her Milwaukee home on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, 2018.
Melvin Marcellus Ragin learned to strum a guitar in Richmond and went on to become a legendary studio musician whose unique sound can be heard in more than 150 recordings that topped the charts at No. 1.
Wallace “Wally” Triplett, who set many “firsts” as a pioneering African-American football player, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at his home in metropolitan Detroit. He was 92.
Erika Eliza Wheeler combined a passion for music with a penchant for real estate.
Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and made billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.
Willie McCovey, who was among the most respected and feared sluggers in baseball history, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif. Mr. McCovey was 80.
Margaret Williams “Peggy” Brazil spent 31 years as a Richmond Public Schools educator, capping her service as principal of Overby-Sheppard Elementary School in North Side. Her work helping Richmond schoolchildren build a foundation of knowledge is being remembered following her ...
Trumpeter Roy Hargrove, a prolific player who provided his jazz sound to records across a vast range of styles and won two Grammys, has died at age 49.
Playwright, poet and author Ntozake Shange, whose most acclaimed theater piece is the 1975 Tony Award-nominated play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf,” died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, according to her daughter.
Dr. Edwin Donald Cooke Jr. is being remembered as a caring dentist. The Air Force veteran practiced in the Richmond area for more than 35 years before retiring. Dr. Cooke, a resident of Prince George County, died Monday, Oct. 8, ...
In Virginia Commonwealth University’s storied basketball history, few players shined brighter than Richmond native Charles “Jabo” Wilkins. A trailblazing hero for the Rams from 1968 to 1971, Mr. Wilkins died of brain cancer Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, in Greenville, N.C., ...
“Work, work and more work. Man don’t work, man don’t eat. “ That was the mantra Kenneth Lee Prince Sr. lived by, said his family. Seeking to emulate his hard-working parents, the longtime Henrico County resident never seemed to rest.
Arthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on to become a driving force in the creation of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, has ...
A daughter of the late “Godfather of Soul” James Brown has died.
A memorial service for Jacqueline G. “Jackie” Epps, a Richmond attorney and former chair of the Virginia Retirement System, will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church, 830 25th St., in Newport News.