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Fallen member Notification – Firefighter Jordan Melton

Peace and Blessings All,

It is with great sorrow that I am notifying of the passing of Firefighter Jordan Melton, one of two Birmingham Firefighters shot last week at a fire station in the city’s Norwood community.  Jordan had served at Birmingham Fire and Rescue for more than a year, he had just graduated from the recruit academy one month ago.   Firefighter Jamal Jones also was shot and is recovering.  However, Jones has suffered severe injuries because of the incident.  I am providing the following information to support our Chapter in Birmingham, AL.  President Harold Washington (Birmingham Professional Firefighters Association) has provided the following information:

There has been a “GoFundMe” page set up to support the Firefighters and their families:



Robert Pearson Sr.

Southeast Region Director

IABPFF, Inc. (International Association of Black Professional Firefighters)

All I Am, I Owe!

I Live Eternally in the Red!


We are saddened to share the passing of our brother Nathan Queen. He has served in many positions with the IABPFF at various levels including as our Legislative Liason for many years. We will miss our brother. Condolences to the family, region, and local chapter in Washington DC.


January 10, 2022 

Zion Baptist Church

4850 Blagden Ave. N.W. Washington D.C. 20011

Viewing will be from 10am – 11:30am

Service will start at 12 noon

More information and details will be provided as they are known.

Brother Nathan Queen Services Update

Celebration of Life-Nathan R. Queen
Mon, January 10th, 10am – 12pm
Campus: Main Campus

Viewing – 10:00 AM-11:30 AM -Service at 12noon

Covid guidelines are to be followed. Live Streaming-www.ziondc.org

Deacon Sharlyn Grigsby Queen has requested in lieu of flowers please contribute to scholarship fund established at

Faith United Church of Christ-4900-10th St, NW, DC  20017

My sincere Condolences to the immediate Family of Brother Norwood, and Thank You for Your Patience and Understanding of the Tremendous amount of Time that he dedicated to this Organization.
And to the members of the Southeast Region, my deep Condolences on the loss of one of your Legendary Warriors, Brother Norwood had a Unique Skill and Passion that I will miss at our Conventions.
Rest In Peace My Brother.
Elbert Washington
Lifetime Member

Leroy Norwood

Greetings Family, Friends, IABPFF & EDI Members,
It is with great sorrow that we have to announce the passing of brother Leroy Norwood. Founding member of Brothers United of Chattanooga, Southeast (SER) Past Regional Director, Family member, good friend, and coach. He was a member of the first Graduating class of EDI and he lead the logistics team for EDI for over 25 years. Please keep the family and friends in your prayers!

The service will be streamed live from John P Franklin Funeral Home Facebook page located at https://www.facebook.com/jpfchattanooga/

The service capacity is limited to 80 but there will be an overflow area established. More information will be posted soon.

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