June 4, 1996
JOHN L. COUNCIL JR.
NEWPORT NEWS – John Lee Council Jr., a lifelong resident of Newport News and graduate of George Washington Carver High School, died Friday, May 31, 1996, at Sentara Hampton General Hospital.
Mr. Council was a member of Calvary Community Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian A. Council; seven stepchildren; his mother, Arline Hunter Council; four sisters, Laura J. Chapman and Terri A. Council, both of Hampton, and Jackie B. Biggs and Arlethia Council, both of Newport News; three brothers, Robert L. Council, Jerry L. Council and Calvin L. Council, all of Newport News; 12 nephews and 10 nieces.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at Calvary Community Baptist Church, by the Rev. Johnny Rodgers, pastor. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Viewing will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Arrangements by O.H. Smith and Son Funeral Home.