It has come to my attention that our dearly beloved 25 th Grand Polemarch has transitioned from labor to reward.
Further information is not available at this time, but will be forthcoming as soon as arrangements as well as circumstances of his death are known.
Brother Bacon was initiated at the University of California at Los Angeles, the Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi in 1958. He served as Grand Polemarch during the years 1985-1988. His present chapter was the Las Vegas Alumni (NV) Chapter. Brother Randall C. Bacon was the 49th Laurel Wreath Wearer (2001)
As we prepare to honor this fallen warrior in the service of mankind, please know that ALL members of the fraternity are hereby instructed to be in mourning for the next 30 days, ending at the end of the day of December 15, 2012. During this mourning period, all members will drape their badges by wrapping it with black thread on the upper half. The Life Membership Pin will be draped by being placed in the center of a one inch square swatch of black cloth and attached to the lapel.
As Brother Bacon ascends to the Chapter Invisible, where his peers and all beloved brothers have gone to find rest, we take solace in the Holy Scriptures, where it is written in Rev. 14:13; “And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.”
There’s an alarm at the gate my brothers, keep your eyes and ears open for further information pertaining to this matter.
William “Randy” Bates, Jr., Esq.
Brother Jack Quiller, 1949 Tau Chapter Initiate, passed away to the Chapter Invisible on May 13th, 2011.
Brother William “Bill” Dallas Lewis, 1955 Zeta Chapter Inititate
Passed away to Chapter Invisible the morning of March 23, 2011. Brother Lewis was initiated at The Ohio State University, the Zeta of Kappa Alpha Psi, on April 30, 1955 and current member of the Silver Spring (MD) Alumni Chapter.
The Eastern Province celebrates the life of its dear brother, Dr. Billy Taylor, a graduate of Virginia State University, and a lifetime member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Taylor was a jazz legend and a staunch advocate for jazz music. Throughout his illustrious career as a musician and educator, Taylor garnered many outstanding achievements and accolades.Read More»
Brother Donal J. Dawson, Beta Sigma Chapter of Delaware State in 1959, Fredericksburg Alumni Chapter, 75, of Spotsylvania County died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital. Brother Dawson is survived by his wife, Fannie M. Dawson; his daughters, Sharon Dawson-Coates of Philadelphia, Pa., and Denise Dawson of Fredericksburg: his granddaughters, Matia Ridley and Kyra Youngblood, both of Fredericksburg; and a host of other family members and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Mount Hope Baptist Church, Spotsylvania, with Dr. Raymond A. Bell Jr. officiating. The viewing will be held at the church from 9 a.m. until the service.
December 5, 2010
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I share with you the unfortunate news that Brother Dr. Keflyn X. Reed, Editor of the Journal of Kappa Alpha Psi, Southern Province Keeper of Records, Guy L. Grant Recipient, and Elder Watson Diggs Awardee has entered the Chapter Invisible.Read More»
A Celebration of Victor Eugene Bibbins Sr.’s Highest Good Transition
Dr. Victor Eugene Bibbins, Sr. was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 8, 1947 to the late Arthur Frank and Leila Pearl (Hunter) Bibbins. He was educated in the Detroit Public Schools. Victor was proud of his heritage as the great-grandson of Henry and Mary Jane Bibbins, who were escaped slaves of the Underground Railroad. They were two of the original founders of Bethel AME Church in Detroit in May 1841.Read More»
James “BB” Henry King, Jr., a 1980 initiate of Roanoke (VA) Alumni
Chapter, passed to the Chapter Invisible on August 24, 2010.
Robert Earnest Hargraves, Sr., a 1966 Epsilon Zeta initiate, passed to the Chapter Invisible on June 2, 2010. He was born April 24, 1942 in Portsmouth, VA and graduated from I.C. Norcom High School in 1960. After serving four years in the U.S. Air Force, Robert attended Norfolk State University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. During his college years he met his loving wife, Jane Townsend and was wed in May 31, 1969. Robert began his career as a Probation Officer with the Portsmouth Juvenile Court where he served over 30 years until his retirement in 2001.
Robert was very active in his church and Nursing Home ministry as a Deacon of the church. Robert was also a charter member of Portsmouth Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. Survivors include Jane his wife of 41 years, a son Robert, Jr., Daughter, Giovonni, son-in-law, Kevin, grandchildren, Alexis, Aaricka, Lauren, Kennedi, Jalen, Tyson, Knyles, Victoria, and Ongelina, two brothers, Charles (Josephine) and James (Carol), two sisters, Carolyn Combest (Booker) and Theresa Hargraves, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was predeceased by one sister, Arlene.
Brother Douglas H. Taylor, Delta Chapter 1950 and long time Washington Alumni Member, joined the Chapter Invisible May 18, 2010.