OBITUARIO

Dana Christine Upchurch

8 enero , 194130 marzo , 2021
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Dana Christina McClendon Upchurch was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Primus Barbre Sr. and Emma Louise McClendon. She was born into a family of deep love and devotion. She is preceded in death by two brothers, Primus Jr. and Matthew and one sister Janis.

Dana was educated in the Philadelphia Public School system. Dana was united in marriage in 1957 to Sidney Upchurch, Sr. This marriage produced five children, Michael (Tony), Sidney Jr. (Marie), Stacy, Derrick (Regina) and Mark (Paula). Although the union ended, Dana and Sidney Sr. continued to care for each other and parent their children and grandchildren. Dana always stated she loved being a mother and it was her purpose in life. She believed her greatest legacy was her children.

Dana accepted Christ at an early age. She was an active member of East Bethel Baptist Church throughout her life. She was an usher, Cultural Ministry member, Sheepfold Leader, Sister to Sister Women’s Ministry member, Youth Department member and President of the Mother’s Board.

Dana loved music, dancing and reading. Family and friends sought her calming counsel. Dana was unpretentious. She enjoyed a good hearty laugh. Dana was known for her cooking and appetite. Although she was not a rich woman, financially, she was able to be a blessing to others.

Dana worked for the Girls Scouts of Greater Philadelphia for over thirty years. She started as an Office Clerk and eventually and Executive Assistant. She retired 1996. She was well respected and endeared by many coworkers. She acted as a mentor to the younger women who came along at the beginnings of their career.

Dana leaves to cherish her memory, her sister Josephine Greene, her five children, five grandchildren, Clyde (Stephanie), Michael, Qiana, Ashley, Anthony and Elijah and five great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Dana leaves an overflow of love and peace with her large, extended blended family, cousins, nieces and nephews and adopted spiritual family and a host of other relatives and special friends.

Servicios

  • Visitation

    jueves, 8 abril , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    jueves, 8 abril , 2021

    Servicios previos

  • Committal Service

    jueves, 8 abril , 2021

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Karen Jacobs

8 abril , 2021

Ms. Dana was like a mother to me and a grandmother to my son. She was always kind but will let you now if you were wrong. I will truly miss the Queen.

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