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Brown, Ruth b. January 30, 1928 d. November 17, 2006 R&B Singer, Actress. She attained rhythm-and-blues stardom in the 1950s with hits such as "Lucky Lips", "Teardrops in My Eyes," "5-10-15 Hours" and "(Mama) and He Treats Your Daughter Mean". Her soulful voice later won her a grammy and produced dozens of hits for Atlantic Records, cementing the then-fledgling record label's reputation as an R&B powerhouse. In 1993 she was elected into the Rock and Roll hall of fame. As an actress she starred in low-budget films including the camp classic "...[Read More] (Bio by: Noni) Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake (Chesapeake City County), Chesapeake City, Virginia, USA
Foster, Dr. Frank b. September 23, 1928 d. July 26, 2011 Grammy Award-Winning Jazz Musician. A tenor saxophonist, arranger, and composer, he shall be remembered for his work with Count Basie. Raised in Cincinnati he took to music early and in high school had his own band which performed his first compositions. Foster attended Wilberforce University, moved to Detroit in 1945 where he built a solid jazz reputation, then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Upon leaving the military in 1953 he joined Count Basie (deceased 1984) and was to...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Chesapeake Memorial Gardens , Chesapeake (Chesapeake City County), Chesapeake City, Virginia, USA
James, 1SGT. Miles b. 1829 d. August 28, 1871 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the Union Army in Portsmouth, Virginia. He served as a First Sergeant and was awarded the CMOH as a Corporal in Company B, 36th U.S. Colored Infantry for action on September 30 1864 at Chapin's Farm, Virginia. His citation reads "Having had his arm mutilated, making immediate amputation necessary, he loaded and discharged his piece with one hand and urged his men forward; this wihin 30 yards of the enemy's works." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Sgt. March Corprew Family Cemetery, Chesapeake, Chesapeake City, Virginia, USA
Pausch, Randy Frederick b. October 23, 1960 d. July 25, 2008 Professor, Author. Gained international fame after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and giving a "last lecture" to his class that was posted on the internet. He received a Bachelor's degree in computer sciences from Brown University and a PhD from Carnegie Mellon. He taught at the University of Virginia and at Carnegie Mellon. After his famous lecture, Randy Pausch was seen on several television shows including interviews done by Diane Sawyer and Oprah Winfrey. He became an inspiration to...[Read More] (Bio by: Genette Spear) Chesapeake Memorial Gardens , Chesapeake, Chesapeake City, Virginia, USA Plot: Garden of Peace