Mrs. Catherine Stovall (1919-2023) | Tributes

As she regarded across the room that day, taking within the assemblage of these in attendance, her voice took on a stronger, louder high quality when she declared: “Household is love!” Moreover her daughter Joshlyn, she was additionally surrounded by her kids Alfreda Williams, Jacinto Dortch, Alonzo Stovall, Barbara Stovall Carter and Rodney Stovall, and by assorted grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews and in-laws. 

Thelma Ramsey, a good friend of Mrs. Stovall from Friendship Baptist Church, instructed me, “She is wonderful, she is soft-spoken, however folks hearken to her when she speaks, they usually respect her. And he or she remains to be inspiring us.” Her neighbors spoke in awe about her capability on her personal to manage dinners for individuals who have been lonely as a result of she beloved to feed folks. Her neighbor Maria Perez, mentioned she had been nervous when she did not see Mrs. Stovall out on her common walks. “She may stroll by herself, even at this age. And after I did not see her I used to be nervous. We performed Bingo collectively, and her reminiscence is superb. I name her Mother. It’s a pleasure to be right here right now.” 

Through the interview with Brad Edwards, when she obtained the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, award, she was requested what recommendation she would give to folks right now: “The world is in an uproar, and we want extra prayer to beat the violence.” That’s the reason Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of many heroes she tried to emulate together with her work locally. These phrases nonetheless resonate right now. 

Thanks to your lifetime of inspiration, Queen Stovall.