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Obituary: Bertha Mae Chatman

Bertha Chatman

Bertha Chatman

Bertha Mae Chatman was born on March 30, 1930 and was called to rest on May 2, 2015. She was preceded in death by her Father George Johnson, her Mother Mittie Lee Jones, her Husbands (Limmie Poole’, Lee Carter, Willie Fort, Lee Nettles and Joshua Chatman), her Sister Mary Lee Luckey and her Son Lonnie Poole’.

Bertha leaves to cherish her memory with her sister Queen Esther Jackson, her Children Freda Samuel, (Robert Samuel), Jacqueline Banks (Dwight Banks Sr.), and Andre’ Poole’, her Daughter-in-law Alesia James-Poole’ (Late Lonnie Poole’), 33 Grandchildren, 61 Great-Grandchildren, a host of Family, Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends.

The wake for Mrs. Chatman will be held on Thursday, May 21 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Colton Funeral Home located at 1275 N. La Cadena Drive in Colton. The Home Going celebration will be held on Friday, May 22 promptly at 10 a.m. at Life Changing Ministries Church located at 5395 North “F” Street in San Bernardino. The Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park located at 21300 Via Verde Drive in Covina.

Blaze N Glory Festival Review

Redman & Johnni

Redman & Johnni

By Johnni Matthews

Ain’t no party like a Patslegacy.com party!  That was exactly the vibe felt by thousands of music lovers and cannabis supporters at the first Blaze N Glory Festival held in San Bernardino on Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16.

The two day festival covered the musical spectrum from hip hop, reggae and rock. Hip Hop icons, Redman and Method Man vowed to reunite with the Wu-Tang Clan, irie reggae sounds came from Rebelution and the Bermuda sensation, Collie Buddz, while Ballyhoo rocked hard!  Several other outstanding bands entertained on two stages on the grounds of the San Manuel Amphitheater.

Rebelution @ BlazeNGlory Fest 2015

Rebelution @ BlazeNGlory Fest 2015

John Whinnery, founder of Patsleagacy.com, delivered a great event as the Blaze N Glory title sponsor. John Reese of SGE and Live Nation’s Rich Best are the co-producers of the Blaze N Glory Festival. Moore Media also did an outstanding job working with media representatives from nearly 100 media outlets covering the festival.

The festival engaged the attendees with a village market square filled with unique merchandise from vendors, a carnival arcade area, plus an appetizing food and beverage court making the Blaze N Glory Festival one of the top entertaining venues in Southern California this past weekend!

 

May 23rd Concert Culminates Season of Free Music Lessons!

Rev. Dennis Morgan Brown

Rev. Dennis Morgan Brown

By Anthony Garcia

Rev. Dennis Morgan Brown met with Former Superintendent of Rialto Unified School District, Dr. Harold L. Cebrun, in December of 2009. That meeting resulted in an agreement that created free music lessons for the students in the Rialto Unified School District from January 2010 until May 2012 at​three School Sites, which include Kucera Middle School, Hughbanks Elementary and Werner Elementary.

After incorporating with State of California in 2003, Rev. Brown’s organization, IM INC. immediately​gained non-profit status and began to receive grants from various entities such as Catholic Charities, Wells Fargo Bank and the Morongo Indian Community.  San Manuel and Wal-Mart are currently funding this Program. Saturday, May 23 will end this session that started January 10 with a concert, certificates, awards of completion and The Jose Ontiveras Merit Award of Achievement to exceptional students. The concert and ceremony take place at 3358 N. “E” Street in San Bernardino. The event begins at 9 a.m. and is open to the public.