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Raymond Johnson

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Raymond Johnson of Chicago, IL transitioned to Chapter Invisible on Friday January 29, 2016. Raymond was born April 30, 1932, in Columbia, MS to Janie Johnson-Givens.

Johnson attended Southern University, in Baton Rouge, LA where he received a Bachelor of Science; He was initiated at Southern University, the Alpha Sigma of Kappa Alpha Psi where he has been a member for over 50 years.  He received his MS in Education from Roosevelt University, Chicago. He also, served two years in the United States Army. He worked as teacher and principal for the Chicago Board of Education for over 38 years and retired as a regional superintendent of Chicago Public Schools Southeast Region.

At his death he was a member of Chicago Heights (IL) Alumni Chapter, where he served as Polemarch and was actively involved with its Guide Right program. Brother Johnson was a strong supporter of the United Negro College fund, and was a member of the Hyde Park Jazz society.

 He leaves a cherished legacy his Son, Craig Wadsworth Johnson, his granddaughter Kaia-Joy Arielle Johnson and her mother and many friends and relatives.

Funeral services were held at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Chicago, IL, with the Interment at Holy Sepuchre Cemetery, Alsip, IL

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Martin Luther Andrews

Posted By Administration, Friday, January 8, 2016


 

Martin Luther Andrews was born on June 9, 1932 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma and was a 1951 graduate of Douglass High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After graduation he enlisted into the United States Army and served his country proudly.

Martin attended and graduated from Oklahoma City University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Programming. Brother Martin married Gwendolyn L. Robinson in 1971 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was employed and retired from Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma as a Computer Information Systems programmer.

He was a Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and a Life Member of Oklahoma City Alumni Chapter. He was a member of the Shad Club #9 of Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. He was a member of Toastmasters and belonged to the Masonic Fraternity.

Brother Martin Luther Andrews was a faithful and dedicated member of the Followers of Christ Baptist Church where he served as Trustee. He worked with the Brotherhood on special fundraising projects for his church and given the title of “Father of the Church” three years prior to his death.

His wife, Gwendolyn, preceded him in death. He leaves to cherish his memory his children: Elaine Andrews and Michael Andrews of Tucson, Arizona, Carolyn Andrews Mitchell, Gary Andrews and Reginald Bly of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and the Brothers of the OKC Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

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Love Denton, Jr

Posted By Administration, Friday, January 8, 2016

 

Love Denton, Jr. was born on March 28, 1947 as the eldest of Sarah McClelland Denton and Love Denton, Sr. He grew up in an area of Oklahoma City affectionately known by its residents as “Sandtown”.

Brother Love Denton, Jr. graduated from Central High School in Oklahoma City where he played basketball and football. Next, he attended Junior College in Tishomingo, Oklahoma and while working as an Optician was drafted into the United States Army. In 1967 he married Dr. Dayle Aldridge and to this union Steve and Devyn Denton were born. Upon his return from living overseas he attended Central State University and was initiated into the Epsilon Gamma Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., in 1972.

His next adventure was teaching, mentoring, educating and coaching. His coaching staff won two State Championships during his tenure at Northwest Classen High School of Oklahoma City, OK. In November 1986, Love began his career with the Seattle Public Schools coaching basketball at Ingraham High School, and then taught at King County Detention Center. In 1995, he became Assistant Principal for Seattle Alternative High School which later became South Lake High School. In 2013 he retired after 27 years of service with the Seattle Public Schools.

He was a member of the Principals Association of Seattle Schools, Washington Association of Secondary School Principals, National Association of School Principals, Washington Association of Black Educators and Divine Alternative for Dads Services (DADS). He was a proud member of the Oklahoma City Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. In 2013 he received the Distinguished Service Award from DADS and in 2007 was Seattle High Schools’ Principal of the Year.

Love Denton, Jr. entered Chapter Invisible on October 3, 2015 to be with his Lord and Savior. Love will be greatly missed by his loving family, Brothers: Harold, George, Michael, Ricky and Calvin, Sisters: Barbra, Venita, Irene and Jessica, Children: Devyn Denton and Jordan Smith.

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Arnold Gerald Burleigh

Posted By Administrator, Friday, January 8, 2016

 

ARNOLD GERALD BURLEIGH, an Oklahoma City Alumni Chapter member and notable accountant entered the gates of Chapter Invisible on September 25, 2015. He was a life member of Grand Chapter and the Oklahoma City Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.

He married Annette Kirk in 1975 and to their union three lovely daughters was born: Akilah, Audrea and Allisyn. Brother Burleigh attended Oklahoma State University then Langston University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.  He was initiated at Langston University into the Alpha Pi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi where he later became the Chapter Keeper of Exchequer. As an employee of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for over 20 years he was a Business Manager Accountant. He also co-owned and managed his own accounting firm in Oklahoma City.

As a member of the Oklahoma City Alumni Chapter he was devoted its’ Guide Right Program in which he had a unique gift and ability to work with young men. He was successful in reaching many young men and encouraged their development into outstanding gentlemen.  He additionally served as a Boy Scout leader in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma community.

Brother Burleigh was a previous member of S. John Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and played in the church orchestra. At the time of his death he was a member of Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church both of Oklahoma City.

In honor of Brother Arnold G. Burleigh devotion to the Oklahoma City Alumni Chapter Guide Right Program, the family asked in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Guide Right Program.

 

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George M. Richardson

Posted By Cheyney A. Sparks, Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, August 25, 2015


1913 – 2015

Distinguished Educator in Oklahoma, Virginia and Maryland
George M. Richardson, a dynamic educator, joined the Chapter Invisible on June 12, 2015. He had
attained the age of 102 years old and had been a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., for over 81
years.  Brother Richardson was born March 1, 1913 in Holdenville, Oklahoma to Professor and Clara
Hodge Richardson.

 He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies with a minor in Business Administration from
Langston University in Oklahoma.  He continued his educational pursuits at nine other colleges and
universities, receiving a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University, New York City, New York and
completed all course work for the Doctorate degree.  Brother Richardson was initiated at Alpha Pi
Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi at Langston University in 1933 as that chapter’s first pledge.  
George married the former Oline Madison on June 17, 1940. They enjoyed 61 and one half years of
marital bliss and the birth of their son, John Melvin, before she preceded him in death on December 19,
2001.  Until her last day, George was a tireless caregiver and devoted husband.

On July 20, 2004, romance came again to George in the person of the former Arcille Doakes Brown.  For the next 12 years, George found "life anew.”  Arcille also preceded him in death on December 31, 2014. From that union George gained a daughter, Lillian Mitchell.A man who persisted to see young people excel, George worked all of his life to motivate, mentor, educate, and help wherever he found students with a thirst and zeal for knowledge.  He served as principal of several elementary and secondary schools for a period of 46 years in three states,
Oklahoma, Virginia and Maryland.  Prior to retirement he was Assistant to the Area Superintendent in
Montgomery County, Maryland.

As a Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi some of his initiatives include: Founder of Oklahoma City Alumni
Chapter’s Kappa Ebony Awareness Bowl, development of the pay-back plan upon which the Oklahoma
City Chapter purchased it’s Kappa Kastle, Charter member and Past Polemarch of the Alexandria/Fairfax
Alumni Chapter. In 2013 the Arlington Virginia Branch of NAACP awarded him the prestigious Charles P.
Monroe Civil Rights Award. He received this award for serving as principal of Hoffmon-Boston High
School in Arlington when it was the lone secondary school for Black students during the era of
integration.

Even after his retirement and return to Oklahoma in 1979, George continued his zest to inspire students
by establishing the George and Oline Richardson Scholarship Fund at Tabernacle Baptist Church.  The
Kappa Ebony Awareness Bowl was renamed the George M. Richardson Kappa Ebony Awareness Bowl
and has been in existence for 30 years.  A true believer in enhancing and providing opportunities for
African American people, George and the late J. W. Sanford built the former "Eastside Theater” to give
an outlet for "first run” movies to be enjoyed by those denied entry to all white theatres of that time.
A diligent man of faith George desired to please and serve God.  As a member of Mt. Olive Baptist
Church in Arlington, Virginia, George served as it Trustee Board Chairman and implemented the first
ever Annual Trustee Day.  After returning to Oklahoma City, he joined and became an active member of
the Tabernacle Baptist Church.  There he worked tirelessly and served in many capacities: Pastoral
Search Committee, Chairperson of the Building Committee, Trustee Board Choir, and the Deacon Board
attaining Emeritus Status in that position.

George M. Richardson, list of awards and accomplishments are many.  But a few that he was most proud
were:  Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Life Member of NAACP, Phi Delta Kappa, Who’s
Who in South and Southwestern United States and an appointment by former George Nigh as the First
Lay Person for the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.  He was also active and had memberships
in several other organizations such as The Urban League, Set Club and the Oklahoma City County Retired
Educators Association’s Past President.  Mr. Richardson also served as a First Lieutenant in the United
States Army, 92nd Infantry Division during World War II.

A man of God, devoted educator, role model, mentor, friend, husband, father, grandfather and great-
grandfather he was proceeded in death by his beloved wife the former Arcille Doaks Brown and leaves
to mourn and cherish his memory, one son John Melvin Richardson (Linda) of Oklahoma City, and one
stepdaughter Lillian Brown Mitchell (Monroe), six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, as well as
many other relatives and friends.

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