RASPBERRY JIMMIE C. Age 91, November 9, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Cleo Raspberry for 45 years. Dear father of Kennith Raspberry, Rose Raspberry-Fisher and Lisa Raspberry, 12 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Jimmie worked for Ford Motor Company (1942- 1974) as a Bargaining Committeeman and for the City of Romulus (1955-1997), elected in 1955 as Romulus Township Constable and later appointed to police officer. Elected 1961 Township Trustee and used his leadership to help Romulus become a city on May 25, 1970. Best know as the "Peoples Man" blazed many trails for others to follow. Jimmie was the first black political official for the City of Romulus and was honored with a local park being named after him on July 29, 2000. Visitation Friday, November 16, 2012 from 3-8 p.m. at Husband Family Funeral Home, 2401 S. Wayne Rd., MI 48186. Funeral Saturday, November 17, 2012; Family hour 10:30am, Service 11 am at Pleasant Valley A.M.E. Church, 45620 Victoria Ave., Belleville, MI 48111. Burial Romulus Cemetery.
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I WILL MISS MY CHRISTMAS CARD FROM JIMMIE THIS YEAR. WHAT A GREAT PERSON.JIMMIE GAVE ME THE START IN THE UAW AT UAW LOCAL 400, UTICA. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY AND CONDOLENCES TO JIMMY'S FAMILY, WE LOST A TRUE FRIEND, LEW CAULFORD
Jimmie without exception always had a kind word and a smile whenever I needed to fix his bed or check on the condition of the room.Please accept my sincere expression of mpathy or your loss.
RIP Raspberry. Will miss talking to you. Great to see your smile on here. You won't be forgotten.
R.I.P papa. I will miss you so much. I love you. I will always remember riding on that lawnmower. All I have is good memories. I'll never forget you.
Please get in touch with me Bettye Joe 419 708 4860
I Love U Cousin and Rest in Heavenly Peace. I really hate that I didn't Come to see U while We could hug and Kiss each other and express our Love before it was to late. I am sooo Sorry JC but I will see U again in Heaven. You were a blessing to My Family especially Moma. LOVE U AND MISS U ALWAYS!!!