sad news…


Hi family, please keep the Martin family in your prayers. I hate to be the bearer of sad news, but Pauline passed away this past Sunday. The service information is below.



Hi Family.

I am very saddened to report that Aunt Zeraline Verner passed away today. Her smile was a light that could melt the coldest of hearts. She will be missed.

The service will be held on Saturday, February 15th.  Details are listed below:

Viewing: 8 – 10am
Funeral: 10am

Both will be held at:
St. James A.M.E. Church
588 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Newark, NJ 07102

c/o Whigham Funeral Home
580 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Newark, NJ 07102

Sending love to you all.

FAMILY HISTORY: The Story of The Smiths and The Andersons


By Perry A. Smith Sr.

Creation does not occupy a great deal of space in the Bible. The Bible clearly teaches that the universe, and all matter had a beginning and came into existence through the will of the Eternal God. The Bible gives no information as to how long the original creation of matter occurred or the first day of creation began, or the sixth day ended. As far as the Bible tells us the cessation of God’s creative activity still continues.

On the sixth day of creation, God created a man in His own image- male and female. He created them God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over everything that moves upon the earth. Continue reading

Obituaries Now Available Online…


When family members pass away, a lot of work goes into creating the obituary and funeral programs to help memorialize them.  Often we distribute them to family and friends that were not able to attend the service or even keep them for ourselves.

The programs themselves house a lot of history and I wanted a way to keep them all together so anyone can view them.  You can now view family obituaries and funeral programs online.  The Obituaries are housed in the “Archives” section of the website.  This section will only be complete if you add to it, so if you have any at home that you would like to add, please do so by completing the Census Update form on the site.