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The Celebration of Life and Legacy of The Honorable John S. Chase, Jr.

                     May The Honorable John S. Chase, Jr. Rest In Peace

The celebration was held on Tuesday, the 8th day of January, 2019 at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church at 500 Clay Street, Houston, Texas with Pastor John Fitzgerald Johnson, Officiating. The Honorable John Saunders Chase, Jr. was born in Houston, Texas on January 2, 1953 to Drucie and John Saunders Chase. John attended public elementary and middle schools and graduated from Strake Jesuit College Preparatory School.

John’s passion for politics led him to pursue a degree in Political Science from Rice University and a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. His professional career began with banking, then his interest in politics led him to become involved in the mayoral campaigns of Fred Hofheinz and Kathy Whitmire where he served in both administrations. He also operated his own law practice, then he was appointed to serve as a Municipal Judge for the City of Houston where he served for many years.

At the time of his passing, John was working in public service as the Administration Manager for Security and Energy Preparedness at Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport and served as an adjunct professor at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law. In 2009, he married the love of his life, Brenda Peters. John is preceded in death by his father, survived by his devoted wife Brenda, mother, step daughter Christina Martin, brother, Anthony and sister, Saundria (Jerome).

The Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Choir sang “Great is Thy Faithfulness” and Intercessory Prayer was given by Reverend Edward C. Jones III (Pastor, Trinity United Methodist Church), Solo by Ms. Denise Hamilton (Amazing Grace), Expressions by The Honorable Sylvester Turner, Mayor City of Houston; The Honorable Rodney Ellis, Commissioner, Harris County Precinct One; and The Reverend William A. Lawson, Pastor Emeritus, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, Chase Family Expressions by Mr. Chase T. Gray and Mrs. Saundria C. Gray, Hymn of Grace by Mrs. Joan Hubert (His Eye Is On The Sparrow), and sermon by Pastor John Fitzgerald Johnson (Antioch Missionary Baptist Church). He went to his final rest on his birthday, January 2, 2019.

                               Beautiful flowers donated by the Links Inc.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee remembers and honors Mr. Chase as a community servant with a United States Flag flown over the United States Capitol


41st Original MLK Parade Celebration Will Be Held In Downtown Houston

   Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announces details about MLK Parade

Houston’s Mayor Sylvester Turner announced additional details about the 41st Original MLK Parade that will be held on Jan 21st, 2019 in Downtown Houston at a recent press conference. Congressman John Lewis and Houston Astros baseball center fielder George Springer will be this year’s parade Grand Marshals. Find more information on new routes at