Tommie Louvenia Surratt, was born on December 11, 1927 in Ennis, Texas to Robert and Jimmie Wedgeworth. She was one of 6 children born to their union. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother James Wedgeworth, husband Alfred (Slick) Surratt, sister Willie Mae Luckett and niece Cheryl Luckett.
Tommie passed peacefully at the Benton house of Lenexa on December 15, 2020 after visiting with her son.
She attended elementary and middle schools in Ennis. After moving to Kansas City with her family she graduated from Lincoln High School. She also attended Junior College in Kansas City. While in Kansas City she met and married the love of her life Slick. To their union one son was born. Slick was a Negro League baseball player who co-founded the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. They were married for 61 years prior to Slick’s passing.
Tommie was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church for 76 years and served on the Mother, Deaconess Boards and Mission group.
Tommie was employed by the Robinson Shoe store in downtown Kansas City, and was the first African American salesperson at the store. She was later employed and retired from Western Electric in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory son Alfred Surratt, Jr., of Kansas City, three brothers Waymon Wedgeworth of Denver, Colorado, Robert Wedgeworth (Chung-Kyun) of Chicago, Illinois and Harold Wdgeworth of Los Angeles, California, a host of nieces, nephews, loving family and friends.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Watkins Heritage Chapel, Interment in Leavenworth National Cemetery,
Leavenworth, Kansas Monday, December 28, 2020 at 10 am.
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