Wakefield community members seek to co-name street after bishop who passed away last month

Community members are pushing to get a block of White Plains Road co-named after their beloved bishop who passed away last month.

News 12 Staff

Sep 13, 2020, 9:42 PM

Updated 1,342 days ago

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Community members are pushing to get a block of White Plains Road co-named after their beloved bishop who passed away last month.
Bishop Michel White served The Cathedral at Greater Faith Church and the community for more than 33 years in Wakefield.
The church is trying to get White Plains Road between west 233rd Street and West 234th Street co-named either Bishop Michel White Avenue or Bishop Michel White Way.
Those who helped run the church say she was more than just a bishop. They say she got many young people involved in the church and mentored them, had a jail ministry and would hire former inmates to work in the church.
White was born with one arm and was not one to let a challenge stop her. She also taught people how to play instruments.
She was also known to help pay someone's rent and others with financial issues.
 


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