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Philip Edmond (P.E.) Bazemore

Born: Mon., Apr. 11, 1921
Died: Mon., May 25, 2015


5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Sat., May 30, 2015
Location: Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sun., May 31, 2015
Location: First Presbyterian Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., May 31, 2015
Location: First Presbyterian Church

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MR. PHILIP EDMOND (P.E.) BAZEMORE, 94 of MONROE, NC passed away Monday, May 25, 2015 at CHS - Union in Monroe, NC.  Mr. Bazemore was the first African American to be elected to Monroe City Council and also served as Mayor of the City of Monroe.

Born Monday, April 11, 1921 in Bertie County, NC a son of the late  Henry Norman Bazemore and Arie Victoria Williams Bazemore.

 A Celebration of his Life and Legacy will be held 2pm Sunday, May 31, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church, 302 East Windsor St., Monroe, NC 28112, Reverend Larry W. Leake, Eulogist, Entombment to follow in the Lakeland Memorial Park Mausoleum with Masonic Rites , 1901 Lancaster Avenue, Monroe, 28112.  Visitations will be held 5:30pm to 7pm Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 501 P.E. Bazemore Dr., Monroe,NC 28110 and 1pm to 2pm Sunday  prior to the Service at First Presbyterian Church in Monroe, NC

Phil was a graduate of Hampton University in Virginia and worked for 30 years as an agriculture agent in Edgecombe and Union County, a faithful member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Monroe, NC where he served as Chairman of Trustees for many years.  After retiring from agriculture extension he launched his first campaign for City Council in Monroe in 1981 where he served for 28 years and also served a short term as Mayor of the City of Monroe. He was an active member of the 8th District Leadership Black Caucus, The Union County Democratic Party, Union County Community Action and Hope Lodge # 32 (PHA) of Monroe, NC also recieving many community leadership awards including Order of the Long Leaf Pine.  Phil was preceded in death by his wife Camilla Egerton Bazemore in 1987.

He leaves to cherish fond and loving memories to his daughter; Ina Bazemore Horn and son-in-law Terrence Horn and granddaughters Camilla and Nena Horn all of Waxhaw, NC; two sisters; Dorothy Watson of Philadelphia, Pa and Bertha Angel of Windsor, NC; one brother; Timothy Bazemore of Windsor, NC; sister-in-law Beautrice Egerton and one brother-in-law; Bert Egerton both of Louisburg, NC  and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers Memorials may be made to the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, 501 P.E. Bazemore Dr., Monroe, NC 28110.  Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Monroe, NC is in charge.

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Von and Greg Bryant
   Posted Tue May 26, 2015
Dear Ina and Terry,
May God continue to bless and keep you during and beyond this time of bereavement. I will contnue to pray for you. I know the days ahead maybe long, however God is standing with you during this time and always.
Be Blessed,
The Bryants

Argo Alexander
   Posted Tue May 26, 2015
Thinking of the family and praying for you.

Joyce Hammond
   Posted Tue May 26, 2015
Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Mr. Bazemore was a very, very special man and we are definitely going to miss him at Friendship Baptist Church. May you find comfort in God and in knowing that he lived his life to the fullest.

Lots of Love,

Eddie and Joyce Hammond

Claude and Stella Mack
   Posted Wed May 27, 2015
Ina and Terry,

Please know that we are praying for your comfort and strength. Your Father's legacy is far reaching and it will never die.. Our world is a better place because of his life and his contributions to our society.

Love and Peace,

Claude and Stella Mack

B.J. McMillan
   Posted Wed May 27, 2015
Dear Bazemore family: Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of Mr. P.E. I first met him almost 20 years ago at the NC Black Leadership Conference in Raleigh. He became my friend and mentor. I truly admired him for his intergrity, his knowledge of history and his strong desire to make a difference in people (all people) lives. Most of all I will always remember his warm smile and his sense of humor. He was truly a one in a million man. He always greeted me with a smile and warm hug. As I now think of the last time I saw him, my heart is a little heavy but I see his smile, and thank God for allowing me to meet such a wonderful man. I believe he is resting in the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is having his reunion with his buddy Bob Davis. Love you Mr. P.E.!

Grace Stanley
   Posted Wed May 27, 2015
I was saddened this morning to hear the news of Mr. Bazemore. He was such an honorable man and it was a privilege to have known him. The world is dimmer without him, but unquestionably heaven shines a lot brighter. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Deborah Mingo
   Posted Wed May 27, 2015
It is always sad when A love one die. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Bazemore the first time when I was employed with Cabarrus County CDC, there was something so outstanding about him that just made you like him. He also serve on the board at the Monroe Union County CDC where I now work and he was always a joy to see. to his daughter and grands you are in my prayers

Annetta Robinson
   Posted Wed May 27, 2015
Dear Family,He will be missed.
Deacon Annetta Robinson,Blacks Memorial Presbyterian Church

Beatrice Simpson
   Posted Wed May 27, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. You will be greatly missed!!!!

John W Tarleton
   Posted Thu May 28, 2015
A true leader, compassionate, and one of the finest men I have known.

Redd Osborne
   Posted Thu May 28, 2015
I am sadden by the passing of Mr. Bazemore, my friend. I'm sure St. Peter welcomed him with open arms with Mr. Bazemore smiling like he always did. I talked with him a few weeks back when he was picking up his supper at the Derby. I would have never thought it was the last time I would see him. I will miss Mr. Bazemore , he has been an inspiration to me for many years.
My PRAYER now for the family is that you will find peace and that the saddness of your loss will be outweighed be the JOY of the memories of MR. Bazemore. If I can help you in any way just let me know. IHS

Al & Carole Lowe
   Posted Thu May 28, 2015
Sending our condolences to the Bazemore family. may the comfort of the Lord be with you in your time of loss.

Tempe, AZ

   Posted Fri May 29, 2015
To Phillip's family, I am sorry to read of the death of Phillip. Being a spiritual person, Phillip knew of the promise of God regarding the beautiful hope of seeing our loved ones again here on earth. May you find comfort in this guarantee promise of our loving creator Jehovah God.

Ms. Flonnie Taylor, Wilson, North Carolina
   Posted Fri May 29, 2015
To The Bazemore Family,
Jesus said: "I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life." (John 11:25) The Bible teaches that the dead will live again. While Jesus was on earth, he resurrected a 12 year old girl. Her parent "were beside themselves with great ecstasy." (Mark 5:42)) I hope you have peace and comfort and strength to face the days ahead. And loving memories to carry you through this difficult time.
With Peace, Comfort and Love,

Brenda Mickles Foote (Hampton U '74; Charlotte, NC)
   Posted Fri May 29, 2015
Dear Bazemore Family,
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you. I heard Mr. Bazemore's name from the time I moved to Charlotte and became associated with the Hampton Univ. - Charlotte Chapter in the 70s. We could always depend on Mr. Bazemore. I lost contact in recent years but I still appreciate him and his support. He was a good man and strong leader in the community. Blessings to you and your family.

Tannis F. Nelson
   Posted Fri May 29, 2015
My condolences to the family, especially his daughter and sweet grand daughter i recall Mr. Bazemore speaking of so lovingly. I had the good fortune of serving with Mr. Bazemore for a number of years as a member of the Board of Directors, N.C. Partnership For Children. He was a gem of a gentleman and a strong, inspiring advocate for children. I always appreciated his wisdom and sage advice. His dedicated efforts in many areas of life has definitely left this world a much better place.

Tannis Nelson, Wilmington , N.C.

Minnie Hemphill
   Posted Fri May 29, 2015
Extending deepest sympathy to the Bazemore family. Losing a loved one is never easy to deal with. We do have the help coming from our Heavenly Father that helps cope and ease the pain. May you experience HIS loving care and comfort as you face and move through the days ahead. 1 Peter 5:7

Sherrod Family
   Posted Fri May 29, 2015
Dear Bazemore Family,

We pray that the peace of God be with you and your family today and always as you celebrate the home-going of your father. Mr. Bazemore made a difference in the lives of many families, individuals, and communities in Monroe, Union County. He thought of others rather than self, a characteristic that should be desired by many. He was faithful, supportive and loved his church and church family. He will certainly be missed in Monroe, Union County and the State of North Carolina. May God continue to be with you and your family.

The Sherrod Family

Andrew & Delores Ruffin
   Posted Fri May 29, 2015
Our sincere sympathy to the Bazemore family. We are unable to be with you at this time but our thoughts are with you. God Bless the Bazemore Family.
Your cousin Andrew Ruffin

Nancy Rorie
   Posted Sat May 30, 2015
A giant of a man in the Democratic Party -- locally and statewide. We are a better county and state because of Mr. Bazemore.

Thank you, Mr. Bazemore!

Ed Reibman, Cressie Thigpen, Squire Padgett, Burton Craige, Lorna Grenadier
   Posted Sat May 30, 2015
To the Bazemore family: We extend our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to you during this difficult time. We all represented Phil and other extension workers in the historic case of Bazemore v. Friday. Phil was a wonderful man. He possessed exemplary wisdom, grace, courage and generosity. It was a privilege and honor to know him. He inspired us all- as well as others- along the way. We will all miss him. Keeping you in our prayers.

Ed Reibman
Cressie Thigpen
Squire Padgett
Burton Craige
Lorna Grenadier

Tannis F. Nelson
   Posted Sat May 30, 2015
Dearest Bazemore family: Please accept my warmest condolences on the loss of Mr. Bazemore. I had the good fortune of serving with him for a number of years on the Board of Directors , N.C. Partnership for Children. He was the kindest of gentleman. Even though I have never met the family, I know of his love for each of you , he spoke so sweetly of his daughter and granddaughters. He was a strong advocate for children and I always appreciated his wisdom and sage advice. He has definitely left this world a better place through his service to his fellow man. May your faith bring you peace and comfort now and in the days ahead.
Tannis Nelson
Wilmington , N.C.

Jane Black
   Posted Sun May 31, 2015
On behalf of your BYW sisters, we want to let you know we are thinking of you and the family in your time of bereavement. May your fond memories and the wonderful times you shared with your Dad provide comfort and strength as you allow God's hands to help, guide and carry you during this time of sorrow. Our many prayers are sent your way.
We are here if you need us.

Kathy, Angela & Jane

Crystal Hall Sullivan
   Posted Sun May 31, 2015

Know that the joy of the Lord is our strength. Praying for you and your family.

Jimmy and Crystal Sullivan

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