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Wilbur Henry Flippin, Jr. - NJ to Mansfield, Ohio

Wilbur Henry Flippin, Jr. - NJ to Mansfield, Ohio

Posted: 1458042093000
Classification: Obituary

NEW JERSEY: Wilbur Henry Flippin, Jr., affectionately known as "Buster" or "Flip" passed away on March 9, 2015.

Wilbur attended Rutherford public schools After graduating from high school, he went to Wilberforce University, where he pledged Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
After graduating with a B.A. degree he attended Cleveland Marshall Law School where he received an L.L.B. degree and a J.D. degree.
Wilbur then moved to Mansfield, Ohio to establish his own law practice and he made a huge impact on the community, especially in the realm of civil rights.
He worked with city officials as a member of the Mayor's Committee on Human Relations to bring about change.
He pushed to reinstate the local NAACP chapter, with himself as the first president and led a local contingency to Martin Luther King Jr's march on Washington, D.C. He was a 32nd degree Prince Hall Free and Accepted Mason.
He received an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Wilberforce University and was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
He was a member of the Ohio, American, Richland and Knox County, Ohio Bar Associations and a lifetime member of the NAACP and Wilberforce University Alumni Association.
He was a past president of the Wilberforce University Alumni Association Board of Directors and also served on the Board of Trustees.
He was the founder of the MRM Community Action Program and Headstart Program in Mansfield, OH.
He was also on the Board of Metropolitan Housing and served on the Providence Baptist Church Board of Trustees.
After practicing law for over 50 years, he retired and moved back to New Jersey.

He is survived by his wife, Edith Flippin; daughters, Anita Linzy and Andrea Borders; son, Craig Flippin; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; niece Dr. Elizabeth Robinson Henry; a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral Tuesday 12 PM at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, 27 Elm St., Rutherford, NJ. Visitation 10 AM-12 PM at CH. Arrangements by Nesbitt Funeral Home.

Memorial donations to Wilberforce University


Published in the News Journal on Mar. 15, 2016

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June Lorraine Flippin

Posted: 1509325110000
Classification: Obituary
June Lorraine Flippin
January 26th, 1926 – August 13th, 2014

June Lorraine Flippin was born on January 26, 1926 in Passaic, NJ to the late Wilbur H. Flippin, Sr. and Anita Flippin. She departed this life on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at the Regency Jewish Heritage Nursing Home in Somerset, NJ.
As a little girl, she joined the Mount Ararat Baptist church in Rutherford, NJ where she was baptized. She served as a faithful member at Mount Ararat for over 60 years. She served in many roles in the church which included the benevolent treasurer, Sunday school teacher, and member of the Women’s Club and bowling league. She was especially popular with the youth in the church during the month of July when she organized the annual picnic to Rye Beach. June was also a very talented musician. She was well known in the surrounding area for her skills as a classical pianist and volunteered to play the organ/piano as well as sing alto in the church choir.
Growing up at “32 Elm Street” was full of adventure. June would often times be called upon by her mother to stick-up for her younger brother “Buster” in neighborhood scrabbles. June along with her cousins Carol Allen and Joyce Miller, were like sisters. When you saw one of them, you saw them all even into adulthood.
June graduated from Rutherford High School in 1943 and was the first in her family to attend college. \She went to Howard University where she pledged Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc. and graduated in 1948. She went on to attain her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University.
She initially worked as a social worker at the Traveler’s Aid desk in the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, and then she eventually joined the social work staff of the East Orange VA Hospital where she worked for 30 years.
While working full time, June dedicated her life to raising her only child, Elizabeth. Despite the physical challenges she faced with her arthritis, June was strong and determined to be there step-by-step for her daughter. No matter how much pain she experienced, she never complained and faced each day with a smile.
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