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Cottage Hill Vocational High School

Southern Christian Institute

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Loree Sumling 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.
Loree 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.
When Loree moved to Detroit and married R.L. Sumling, three daughters, Cassandra, Yetivia and Millicent and a wonderful son, Ronald were born.
In her 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.

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