Image

4:09 PM / Thursday November 14, 2019

31 May 2019

Obituary: Hope Councill McFadden

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
May 31, 2019 Category: Oasis Posted by:

Funeral services for Hope Councill McFadden were held May 9, 2019 at Zion Baptist Church, 3600 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140.  She was called home to be with her Lord and Savior early Thursday morning of May 2, 2019.  

Hope was born on September 22, 1951 to the late Issac P. Councill, Jr. and Rosalind C. Councill. As a child, Hope worshipped along with her siblings at Annunciation Episcopal Church, where she was baptized.  She also attended Mt. Zion United Methodist Church as a youth.  In Hope’s teen years, she joined Holy Temple Church of God in Christ.  As an adult, Hope joined and was baptized at Zion Baptist Church, where she was a faithful member until her passing.

Hope received her education through the Philadelphia School System, graduating from Germantown High School.

She had a variety of jobs, including working for Sun Ship Dry Dock & Company, Chester, PA and the Philadelphia School Board.  While with the school board, Hope held several positions; custodial assistant, cleaning leader 2 and 3 and was elected to Local 1201’s Union Board for several years as a representative for housekeepers and custodial workers.  Hope later retired from the Philadelphia School Board.

Hope was a volunteer cook at Camp Cuff in Montrose, PA during the summer months for a few years after she retired.  In 2014, she became a volunteer for the NAACP’s Philadelphia Chapter, volunteering three days a week.  Hope became a member in 2015.  Hope was very loyal and dedicated to the NAACP, until she recently became ill.

Hope was affectionately called “Finkles” by her nephews.  Her favorite pastimes were playing pinochle, the lottery and going to the casinos.  Hope ran several trips to the casinos in association with Henderson Adventures.

Image

Hope was married and later divorced Percy E. McFadden.  Hope C. McFadden leaves to cherish her memory: her sisters, Tia Eubanks and Cheryl Councill; sister-in-law, Beverly D. Councill; her nephews, Jeff R. Carter (Nikkie), Nathaniel I Carter (Tiffinie) and Jason A. Carter, Norman I.H. Morrison, and Christopher I. Councill, Jr.; nieces, Desurae C.A. Councill; great-nephews, Korey D. Street and Nathaniel I.J. Carter; great-nieces, Diamond J. Whipple (Akeem) and Shinanna M. Carter; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and close family friends.  Her brother, Christopher I. Councill, Sr., preceded her in death.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News

Health

The American Diabetes Association applauds the Insulin Price Reduction Act introduced by the House Diabetes Caucus

November 8, 2019

Tweet Share Pin Email The American Diabetes Association (ADA) strongly supports the introduction of the Insulin Price...

Color Of Money

Millennial Money: Don’t let anxiety rule your finances

November 8, 2019

Tweet Share Pin Email By Amrita Jayakumar  ASSOCIATED PRESS Financial decisions are rarely easy, whether it’s buying...

Entertainment

‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ is No. 1, but it’s no winner

November 8, 2019

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Terminator: Dark Fate.”(Kerry Brown/Paramount Pictures via AP) By...

Sports

Colin Kaepernick plans to audition for NFL teams on Saturday

November 13, 2019

Tweet Share Pin Email Colin Kaepernick plans to audition for NFL teams on Saturday in a private...

Food And Beverage

The “Chopped” Champion

November 1, 2019

Tweet Share Pin Email Winning “Chopped” is just the latest challenge Philadelphia-based Chef Kristol Bryant has met....

Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the week of Nov. 10

November 8, 2019

Tweet Share Pin Email All Signs: The celestial skies are busy this week, which means we have...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff