Ethel Lee Whitley entered eternal rest on Sunday, June 21 at Hospice of Dayton. Preceded in death by parents, Thomas Sr. and Sylvia Howard, husband, Rev. Charles J. Whitley, Sr., daughter, Elena Michelle, siblings Lena Pinkins & Richard Howard, A class of ‘55 graduate of Roosevelt High School. She retired from the Federal Government. She accepted Christ at an early age under Pastorate of Rev. H.L. Buckman/Greater St. John Baptist Church. And later joined Paramount Baptist Church, Washington, D.C./Rev. Aaron McCombs. Ethel leaves, sons and daughters: Kempton Epps (Semone), Marlon Epps, Angela Wyckoff (Emory); Charles, Jr. (Shirley), and Jaquenette Cannon; brothers: Thomas Howard Jr.; Lee (Minnie) Howard, Houston Howard and Darnell Pinkins; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; special friend Dorthea Hector; and host of family and friends. Being mindful of the COVID-19 pandemic, the family would appreciate the wearing of masks and social distancing practices.
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