Arthur Randolph Palmore

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery

U.S. Veteran WWII

"Just a prayer from us who love you;
Just a memory, sound and true
In our heart's you'll live forever,
Because we thought the world of you."

        Arthur Randolph Palmore, a good husband, father, son and brother, passed through life's last door on June 18, 1977 at the age of 71. Arthur was born in Powhatan, Virginia on April 19, 1906 to the late Eddie and Susie Hicks Palmore. He joined the Little Zion Baptist Church at an early age. He served in the army during World War II, where he received an honorable discharge. After leaving the army he returned to New York, and was employed by Krasdale Foods until retirement, and then returned to Virginia. While living in New York, he joined and worked in Bayside Community Baptist Church.

        His love of life was so contagious that the memories of his gentle, friendly and understanding manner will long be remembered by those who knew and loved him.

        The mourners who share this final tribute of respect are numerous. Included are his wife, Mary Ellen Scott Palmore; daughter, Mrs. Kathleen Baker of Roosevelt, N.Y.; one grandson, Artie; mother, Mrs. Susie Hicks Palmore of Powhatan, Virginia; six sisters, Mrs. Mary L. Hannibal of Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Beatrice P. Mayo of Mt. Clair, N.J., Mrs. Mrs. Louise P. Harris of Riverhead, L.I., Mrs. Bessie P. Hobson and Mrs. Willie Sue Bell of Powhatan, and Mrs. Bernice P. Jones of Charlottesville, Virginia; two brothers, Mitchel Palmore of Riverhead, L.I. and Roy Palmore of Powhatan; one son-in-law, Alvester Baker; three sisters-in-law, four brothers-in-law, a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

        We thank God for allowing us to have had him as long as we did, and we will cherish his memories forever.

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