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Amanda W. Bynum

January 3, 1930 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Amanda Bynum Obituary

Celebration of the life of Ms. Amanda Bynum 

Amanda Whickum Bynum, was born to the union of Stella Bryant and Jennie Whickum on January 3, 1930, in the small town of Sidon Mississippi. She was the only child to this union, she had a brother from her fathers' first marriage who preceded her in 1974, Noisey Bryant. She attended grade school in Sidon Mississippi. In 1948, her and her mother relocated to Greenwood Mississippi where she graduated high school and became an insurance agent. 

Amanda knew as a young teen she wanted to do hair. She graduated from Beauty School for Colored Girls in the city of Greenwood in 1951. In 1952, she married and moved to E. St. Louis, Ill.  and converted her back porch of her home into a salon.  She became the President of E. St. Louis Beautician Local 175 (7 years) as well as a member of the executive board of the NAACP. Amanda was raised with a deep rooted Southern Baptist Religion. She had a determination to educate, and raise her children with a spiritual foundation. In 1979, Amanda and her family moved to Seattle, WA. She joined New Hope Baptist Church, was a member on multiple auxiliaries, gospel choir, and the motherboard.

She pioneered as a true soldier in the army of the Lord under the leadership of the late great Reverend C.E. Williams through the burning down and rebuilding of God's kingdom under the current leadership of Reverend Robert L. Jeffrey. Ms. Amanda was a business woman, devoted Christian, a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother. She was a good friend. She was funny, loved to crack jokes, and quick witted. Amanda did not beat around the bush in getting to the point; in other words she kept it real at all times. 

She leaves to mourn her passing her daughters, Shirley Anna Hoskins, Rozette Henry, Chenoa Jeter, son Eric Russell. Her daughters who preceded her are Priscilla Hoskins, Terrelya Hoskins, and son Charles Hoskins.  Thirteen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, two great great children and many, many friends.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
February 5, 2024

10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
124 21st Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122

Funeral Service
Monday
February 5, 2024

11:00 AM
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
124 21st Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122

Burial
Monday
February 5, 2024

2:00 PM
Mt Olivet Cemetery
100 Blaine Ave NE
Renton, WA 98056

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