Arthur T. Person

Published 8:52 pm Thursday, June 2, 2011

May 29, 2011

Arthur T. Person, 76, of 820 McKinley Ave., Suffolk, died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Sentara Obici Hospital. He was a native of Rocky Mount, N.C., and the son of the late David Lee Person and Maggie Johnson Person.

He retired from Tidewater Regional Transit after 25 years. He was a member of St. Mark AME Zion Church, where he was a preacher steward, chairman of the Steward Board, member of Trustee Board, Male Chorus and Class No. 2.

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He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Sallie B. Person, of Suffolk; one stepdaughter, the Rev. Felecia Johnson (Gregory), of Suffolk; one son, Willie Lee Bailey (Barbara), of Smithfield, Va.; one brother, Samuel Person Sr. (Louise), of Castilia, N.C.; sisters-in-law, Doreatha Person, of Hartsville, S.C., and Pearl V. Adams; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011, at St. Mark AME Zion Church officiated by the Rev. Willmers Williams. Interment will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. Crocker Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at