The Labor Movement is saying goodbye to a Shero of the movement. Loree Wheaton Sumling
was born on June 17, 1932 in Montrose, Miss. Toher proud parents the late M.L. and Cleo Wheaton.
was the third of eight siblings.She
accepted Christ at an early age, was baptized and received her
Christian teaching at the Oakgrove Baptist Church in Montrose. Loree attended Cottage Hill Vocational High School, where she participated in basketball and track, and was Valedictorian of her graduating class.She continued her education at the Southern Christian Institute in Edwards, Miss. Sister Sumling attended the University of Michigan, Oakland University, and Wayne State University, earning a Bachelor's Degree and many certificates.
moved to Detroit and married R.L. Sumling, three daughters, Cassandra, Yetivia and Millicent and a wonderful son, Ronald were born.
capacities as delegate and sergeant-at -arms Loree
met many men and women in international leadership, including Presidents Clinton and Carter and Mandela.
Sister Sumling was also an active member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women
, the National Council of Negro Women
, the Michigan Democratic Women's Caucus
and the Minority Women's Network
Of course she
was among the legion of NAACP Life Members.
Condolences may be sent to the family of Loree Sumling
, 1452 Lee Place, Detroit 48206
. Loree Sumling
was never one to seek the spotlight, the seat on the dais, the head table or the microphone.Most of her
time was spent fighting for justice, meeting, greeting and assisting others. She
was a true Shero of the trade union movement and her
beloved City of Detroit.
Patriarch Filipos of Eritrea Since the early hours of this morning, Eritreans have gathered at the main orthodox church in Asmara to pay their final respects to Abuna Filipos.
The first Patriarch of the Eritrean orthodox church died after a short illness on Wednesday at the age of 101.
Inside the church, His
body lay in state, dressed in his
official robes and a gold crown, as priests led the people in prayer and religious chants.