firstname.lastname@example.org MEDIA ADVISORY 100 Black Men of Atlanta, inc. WILL JOIN FAMILY, FRIENDS AND constiuents to HONOR THE LIFE OF Terrell L. Slayton, JR.
Services will be Held on Friday, October 3, 2008, King Chapel at Morehouse College ATLANTA – October 1, 2008 – 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. will honor the life of former Chairman and President Terrell L. Slayton, Jr. who passed away unexpectedly and suddenly on September 27, 2008. Mr. Slayton, a dedicated member of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, was unwavering in his support of causes to uplift the citizens of Atlanta and of Georgia. He was steadfast in his support of Project Success, a tuition assistance and mentoring program launched by 100 Black Men of Atlanta in 1987. Throughout last week, Mr. Slayton welcomed visitors and the Atlanta community as they participated in various events associated with the Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic, a major funding source for Project Success.
“We are deeply saddened by Terrell’s death," said Milton Jones, President Elect, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. and Georgia Market President, Bank of America. “Anyone who ever worked with Terrell Slayton can attest to his inexhaustible passion for a mission and a cause. I benefitted greatly from the impact of his energy and passion and he inspired all of us to work harder as he demonstrated every day how committed he was to the work of this organization and to the youth connected with Project Success and BEST Academy.”
“This is indeed a great loss to me personally, to the 100 family and to the citizens of Atlanta,” stated John Grant, CEO, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. “Through his community spirit and leadership roles in several civic organizations, he has made a lasting impact on the lives of many. His leadership was truly by example and as an organization we are going to do what Terrell would have wanted. We will move forward and continue to serve and execute with excellence.”
Mr. Slayton joined the 100 Black Men of Atlanta in 1987 and was voted President Elect in April of 2006. He assumed the role of Chairman and President this past April and served with excellence in that capacity until his passing on Saturday. As President Elect, Mr. Slayton played an integral part in the leadership team’s many accomplishments over the past two years that included winning the 100 Black Men Chapter of the Year Award, the Mutual of America Life Insurance Company’s Community Partner Award and the FIRST Robotics Program’s Connect Award, expanding BEST Academy to include seventh graders and the organization moved into its permanent headquarters on Peachtree Street.
The funeral will be at King’s Chapel on the campus of Morehouse College, located at 830 Westview Drive, S.W. Atlanta, GA 30314. A public viewing will be held on Friday, October 3, 2008 from 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. and funeral services will take place from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Project Success in the name of Terrell L. Slayton, Jr. Donations can be sent to: Project Success c/o 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc., 241 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30303.