Rev. Glenwood Paris Roane Sr., Esquire

Photo: Rev. Glenwood Paris Roane Sr., Esquire,
Pastor of Second Congregational United Church of Christ holds Bible,
with f
ormer Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton and other Memphis elders to his left.

Rev. Glenwood Paris Roane Sr., Esquire, Pastor of Second Congregational United Church of Christ, departed this life on December 30, 2011, at the age of 81, following a long illness. He is survived by his devoted wife of 41 years, Lucie Porter Roane; a son, Glenwood P. Roane Jr.; two daughters, Dr. Karen Roane Jones (Dr. Mark) and Rosemary Ly Kallaur (Daniel); six grandchildren; two brothers, Gerald Roane (Barbara), and Russell Roane (Marie); a brother-in-law, Douglas T. Porter (Dr. Jean Butcher); and a host of nephews, nieces and cousins.

A native Virginian and the seventh of ten children, he was born to the late Ruby Richardson and James Randolph Roane in Westmoreland County VA. Glen graduated from A.T. Johnson High School and went on to receive a BS degree in Agronomy and was honored as a “Distinguished Military Graduate” from Virginia State University in 1952.

Image: Glenwood P. Roane,
Attorney at Law

He received his Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law in 1957. He did graduate work at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University in 1970-71, and at Georgetown University in 1990. Glen loved the law and was a proud member of the bar in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Tennessee. He was a career Diplomat with the U.S. Department of State / U.S. Agency for International Development for 26 1/2 years. He served in Kenya, Egypt, Liberia, Ghana, Vietnam, and the Far East as a Foreign Service Officer. Throughout his distinguished career, he was the recipient of numerous awards.

He holds a life membership in the NAACP and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 6, 2012, from 4-7 p.m. at Second Congregational United Church of Christ, 764 Walker Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 7, at 11 a.m. at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 767 Walker Avenue. Burial will take place on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Galilee Baptist Church, Montross, VA.

The family wishes to express sincere thanks for the care and support given by the staff on 3 West at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital and Methodist Alliance Hospice Residence. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the “Building Fund” at Second Congregational United Church of Christ. Memorial Park Funeral Home, "Behind the stone wall", 901-767-8930. Condolences may be offered at

Submitted by attorney Roane's former law clerk and associate, Vanessa M. Cross, J.D., LL.M.

1 comment:

  1. This is Black History and it is hilarious.


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