Raymond, Usher "Urkie" III

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Minister Usher “Urkie” Raymond III, 52, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, in an Atlanta hospital.

He was a 1973 graduate of Howard High School, where he was the captain of the Hustlin’ Tigers basketball team. He attended Motlow State Community College. He was a member of Greater Friendship Primitive Baptist Church. He was an instructor for the Overcomers Organization.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Milton Berry; father, Usher Raymond Jr.; and sister, Connie Raymond.

He is survived by his son, Usher (Tameka) Raymond IV, of Atlanta; daughters, Tomika Johnson, of Chattanooga, Ursula Parson, of Dallas, Texas, Ushyra Raymond, of Oklahoma City, Ok., and Shelley (Kevin) Lusk, of Red Oak, Tx.; mother, Evangelist Ernestine Carter, of Chattanooga; grandmother, Etta R. Berry, of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Thomas Atkins Jr., of Chattanooga, Usher Raymond V, of Atlanta, Undre Brown, Sharayah Reed, Joshua and Jasmine Simmons, all of Red Oak, Tx.; brothers, Duane (Sandy) Raymond, Dorian (Carol) Raymond, both of San Diego, Ca., Eric Perkins, of Atlanta, and Fred (Patricia) Roddy, of Chattanooga; sisters, Wava R. Brooks, Linda Raymond, Raynor Davis, Rena Oden, all of Chattanooga, Blondell Roddy, of Los Angeles, Ca., and Alice Conerly, of San Diego, Ca.; uncle, Charles (Erica) Berry, of Tacoma, Wa.; aunts, Willene Simmons, of Chattanooga, Lela Ramey, of Monroe, Ga., Betty Martin and Beulah Martin, both of Chattanooga; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives; dear friends, Deloris Frizzell, of Marietta, Ga., Cheryl Raymond, of Dallas, Tx.; and many other friends.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Elder James Penny officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.


Lang, Doris R.

Davis, Derrick

Christopher, Steven "Steve" Jerome


Doris R. Lang, 74, passed away on Sunday, May 9, 2021, in Chattanooga. Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423 622-9995. (click for more)

Derrick Davis, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021, in a Charlotte, N.C., hospital. Arrangements are by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc. (click for more)

Steven “Steve” Jerome Christopher, of Rossville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2021, in a Fort Oglethorpe hospital. Arrangements are by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc. (click for more)



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