Service Update: Bro. Ocie C. Pleasant Jr.

Brother Ocie C. Pleasant Jr. – Service Information Friday – December 21, 2018Wake: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pmKappa Alpha Psi Service: 7:05 pm (Brothers Only) Attire: Kappa Blazer/Kappa Tie/Black SlacksSerenity Funeral Home1638 Sycamore View Rd.Memphis, Tennessee 38134 Kappa Alpha Psi Repast: Immediately following Kappa Alpha Psi serviceLocation TBA  Saturday – December 22, 2018 Visitation: 10:00am Service: 11:00 amSt. John Catholic Church2742 Lamar…

CHAPTER INVISIBLE: 17th Province Polemarch Bro. Ocie Pleasant

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of our 17th Province Polemarch and Elder Watson Diggs Awardee – Brother Ocie Pleasant. Brother Pleasant, a 1960 initiate of Beta Zeta Chapter and active member of Memphis (TN) Alumni Chapter, transitioned to chapter invisible on Sunday Afternoon surrounded by family, friends, and members of…

UG Brother of the Month (December 2018)

Mustafa Ali-Smith is a Chicago native and was raised in Nashville, TN. He currently attends the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a major in Public Administration and minors in Leadership Studies & Political Science. Bro Ali-Smith is a Fall 2017 initiate of the Mu Rho Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi. Throughout Mustafa’s life, he has…

CHAPTER INVISIBLE: Bro. Wallace C. Grissom

Wallace C. Grissom (Beta Phi 1957) born on April 28, 1934 in Chattanooga, Tennessee entered the Chapter Invisible at the age of 84 on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at his residence in Chattanooga, TN. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marjion L. Grissom; son, Kevin C. Grissom; siblings, several nieces, nephews and…

Military Brother of the Month (November 2018)

Brother Kevin Vereen was born at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and is a native of Fayetteville. He graduated from Campbell University in North Carolina in 1988. He joined the Army in 1998. He was initiated March 1996 into the Fayetteville-Fort Bragg Alumni Chapter and is currently a Board member of the Fort Knox Alumni Chapter….

UG Brother of the Month (November 2018)

Jacarri Relf is a native of Chicago, IL. He attends Lane College, where he is a junior studying Mass Communication. Bro. Relf is a Spring 2018 initiate of the Beta Lambda Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Early on, Jacarri understood the importance of hard work, dedication, and perseverance. His Father, Walter Relf, was…

UG Brother of the Month (October 2018)

Brother Patrick Cephus is a current senior at the University of Memphis studying Political Science major, Double minor in Criminology and Afro American studies with the hopes of becoming an attorney. Brother Cephus has served Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. in numerous capacities since his initiation. Brother Cephus was initiated through the Kappa Beta chapter…

CHAPTER INVISIBLE: Bro. Joseph Vadino Oggs

Joseph Vadino Oggs, 44, of Spring City passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, September 11, 2018. He was born in Knoxville but was a lifelong resident of Spring City. He was a standout Football player for Rhea County High School, playing the running back position where he won several awards and achieved record breaking status. He also…

CHAPTER INVISIBLE: Dr. Marvin DeMond Mills, Sr.,

Dr. Marvin DeMond Mills, Sr., (1921- 2018) Dr. Marvin DeMond Mills, Sr., 97, of Lexington, KY and husband of Eunice James Mills, passed to the Chapter Invisible on September 3, 2018. He was born to the late Hughie E. and Mabel C. Pike Mills on August 6, 1921 in Turkey Knob, West Virginia. He was…

CHAPTER INVISIBLE: BRO. JOHN PORTER FRANKLIN SR.

JOHN P. FRANKLIN, SR. (1922- 2018) Educator, Entrepreneur, Elected Government Official, Civic and Community Leader Brother John Porter Franklin, Sr., Chattanooga’s first African American elected official, was a true leader in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  His legacy is that he touched and molded the lives of many as an educator, entrepreneur, elected government official, civic and community…