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Bishop James Nathaniel Thomason Sr., age 71, well known in the Port Huron area as “Cowboy”, danced into glory on his favorite day of the week, “Sunday”. On December 7th 2014, Eternal Life began for James and he was reunited with his lifelong love

To cherish these memories of James are: His two sons James (Rosa) Thomason Jr. and Clifford Thomason of Port Huron, two brothers, Joel (Brenda) Thomason and John (Delores) Thomason of Port Huron, two sisters, Mary Powell of Port Huron, and Sandra Wallace of Detroit, Mi. Four grandchildren Melissa, Kavik, Jovon, and Santia. Two great grandchildren Lundyn (Juice) and LaNiyah. Three brothers-in-law Neal Smith, Leland Smith, and Harlus (Armeta) Smith of Southfield, Mi. Three god-daughters, Karissa Caldwell Cates, Damor and Destiny Davis, a host of cousins, friends, nieces and nephews.He also leaves two very dear lifetime friends, Jonetta Carter and Superintendant James E. Walker Jr. 

Bishop Thomason was preceeded in death by his wife Bertha, his parents Joel and Delia Thomason, and siblings Joann Curry, Carol Hobson, Betty Smith, and Marva Sheperd.

A funeral service will take place at 11 AM Saturday in All Nation Redemption Center, 2030 Church Street, Port Huron.  Visitation will be Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Smith Family Funeral Home – North, 1525 Hancock Street.  There will also be visitation at the church beginning at 10 AM on Saturday.  
 

John M. Chorostecki

John M. Chorostecki, age 85, of Port Huron, and formerly of Sarnia, 
died Saturday, November 22, 2014 in Medilodge of Port Huron.  He was 
born December 27, 1928 in Oplucko, Poland and lived in Port Huron for 
the past 17 years with his wife Jean King.  

He is survived by his wife Jean King Chorostecki, 4 sons, James 
(Marika), Joseph (Jean), Jay (Tina), and Jason, step-daughters, Joanne 
Westrick and Rebecca (James) Beebe, 2 brothers, Eugene (Helen) 
Chorostecki and Edward (Carole) Chorostecki, 6 grandchildren, 2 great 
grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild, and 
several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, 
Sicily, and his grandson, Jacob. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist 
Church – Port Huron.  A celebration of his life will be held at the Port 
Huron Yacht Club Saturday December 27 at 1300 hours.  Arrangements 
were by Smith Family Funeral Home – North, 1525 Hancock Street, Port 
Huron.

Melvin Moncrief

Melvin Leon Moncrief was born October 2, 1932 in Montgomery, Alabama to the late Ollie Mae
Moncrief.  He was one of 3 children, 2 of which preceded him in death.   
Melvin grew up in Montgomery and moved to Detroit with his family at the age of 10.  He met 
Helen Jeanette Turner in 1950 and they were married on March 8, 1952. The ceremony was 
performed at the home of Helen's oldest brother, Elmer Turner and his wife, Amelia.

He leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife, Helen Jeanette Moncrief, two children, Beverly 
Stone (Michael) and Melvin Moncrief, Jr. (Geraldine); seven grandchildren:  Kenya Stevens 
(Carl), Rashida Stone, Janay Anderson (Dave), Jeanine Daniels (Kevin), Michael Ahmed Stone 
(Marsha), Ashley Moncrief, Rashad Moncrief; thirteen great grand-children, three nephews: 
Marvin Johnson (Angela), Rodney Kevin Johnson (Gotha), John Allen Johnson, Jr.; one niece 
Ollie Bedell and a host of other relatives and friends by whom he will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will take place at 11 AM Saturday, November 29th in the Smith Family 
Funeral Home – North, 1525 Hancock Street with Elder John E. Thornton pastor of the Historic 
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church officiating.  There will be visitation beginning at 10 AM in the 
funeral home

Annette S. McIntosh

Annette S. McIntosh, 95, of Fort Gratiot died Friday, November 7, 2014 after a long illness. She was born in Detroit, MI to Margaret and Edwin Stuber.
Annette is survived by her children Prudence (Eugene Marcinak) McIntosh of Marine City, Melanie McIntosh of El Cerrito, CA and John (Katrin Eismann) McIntosh of Weehawken, NJ; grandchildren Erin (Dave) Harper of Oakland, CA and Matthew McIntosh Morris of Madison, WI; great grandchildren Lila and Annabel Harper. She is also survived by her sister Dorothy Volkert of Antioch, IL and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husbands Roy G. Jones and Robert J. McIntosh and sister, Barbara Suozzi. The family thanks her special caregivers Bonnie Gratton, Dana Birtles, and Julie Dore.
A funeral service will take place at 11 AM on November 21st,  at the Smith Family Funeral Home – North, 1525 Hancock Street with the Rev. Lydia Speller interim pastor of Grace Episcopal Church officiating. A graveside committal service will follow in Lakeside Cemetery. There will be visitation before the service beginning at 10 AM. www.smithfamilyfuneralhome.com.

 
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