GOING-HOME SERVICES FOR MARY SHOEMAKE, COMMUNITY ACTIVIST, CALL ‘EM OUT

 

Mary Shoemake

Mary Shoemake, Community Activist 

Call’em-Out!!! Treasurer

UAW Local 6000, retired social worker

Michigan Welfare Rights Organization

Hood Research

Democratic Party 14th District

Voice of Detroit

DETROIT — On Dec. 10, 2014, Ms. Mary Shoemake, an ardent member of the Call ’em Out Coalition, retired social worker, and life-long activist for Detroit’s poor and working people, made her transition after several months of illness, at Sinai-Grace Hospital.

Greg Frazier and Mary Shoemake present Power Couple award to Jan and William Malachi at Call em Out 7th Annual Dinner Feb. 2010

Going home services are set for: 

Cantrell Funeral Home Saturday, December 18, 2010

Family & Community Hour 10:30 AM   

Service 11:00AM – 12:00 noon

Interment Lincoln Memorial Cemetery Gratiot & 14 Mile

Repast:  Central United Methodist Church, Detroit, A Peace and Justice Church,

23 East Adams at Woodward, Detroit, MI 48226

ALL ARE INVITED TO CELEBRATE MARY’S LIFE OF STRUGGLE FOR THE PEOPLE, AND THE COMMUNITY’S ONGOING EFFORTS IN HER MEMORY

Mary Shoemake, Erma Thomas and Linda Willis participated in march for justice for Aiyana Jones, 7, killed by Detroit police; march was held June 26, 2010 in downtown Detroit

Sunrise – May 22, 1938   Sunset – December 9,  2010

Birthplace – Chester, Georgia

 Grew up on the Eastside of Detroit, attended Detroit Public Schools

Graduated from NorthEastern High School

 Served in the United States Army

 State of Michigan Retired Social Worker

More Information:  Agnes Hitchcock 313-874-2792

Ed. note: Mary will be forever loved and remembered by the people of Detroit for her quiet determination and militant beliefs. I will always recall her unfailing presence, with her constant companion Erma Thomas, at every court hearing when I faced 10 years in prison for reporting on a fatal State Police chase. Mary was a fighter who put her beliefs into action every day of her life. A people’s hero like her comes along once in a lifetime.


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