YOUNGSTOWN Services will be Thursday, March 15, 2012, at the Mt. Calvary Pentecostal Church for Mrs. Ida Mae Black, 84, who departed this life Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Hospice House.
Mrs. Black was born Dec. 29, 1927, in Youngstown, a daughter of Alonzo and Ruby Lee Pauline James Carter.
Upon the death of her father, Alonzo, Ida was then reared by her beloved stepfather, Enoch Whipple.
She was a 1945 graduate of The Rayen School and a graduate from the Penn Ohio Business School. She worked for Ohio Bell Telephone Company, and had been employed as a Program Analyst and Women Program Liaison with the Department of the Army with the Pentagon.
She was a member of the Mt. Calvary Pentecostal Church, where she served as secretary for the Young Peoples Ministry and sang in the choir. She was also a volunteer for the March of Dimes at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
She leaves to cherish her memory and rejoice in her victory, her husband, Leroy, whom she married May 30, 1992; her children, Carl P. Butcher of Washington D.C., Omar Johnson and Dianna Townsend, both of Dayton, Tyrone Black of Cleveland, and Deborah Johnson of Youngstown; two brothers, Enoch Ramon Whipple of Youngstown and Ronald Lee Whipple of Washington, D.C.; a sister, Dianna Lynn (Jesse) Gamble of Columbus; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Alonzo; mother and stepfather, Ruby and Enoch Whipple; and a sister, Anna Scott.
Friends may call Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.