Violet Assam was an African-American Unity minister who we believe is one of two unidentified women shown in the 1969 ordination photos. She is not listed as being ordained by Unity.
She is one of the two persons displayed above. The other person is likely to be Carrie Bolens. If you can identify which photograph goes with each woman, please contact me.
Presumed Obituary. Rev. Violet M. Assam of Elk Grove Village for six years. Visitation for the Rev. Violet M. Assam (nee LePlatt), 86, will be from 5:30 p.m. until the time of service at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road (three blocks south of Biesterfield Road), Elk Grove Village. Born in Trinidad, she died Dec. 15, 2011, at Manor Care of Elk Grove Village. Violet was a retired registered nurse at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, N.Y., and the minister emeritus of Unity of Trinidad and Tobago. She was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Harry Collymore (2001); loving mother of Sandrea and Sawley Assam; and cherished grandmother of Elena Truffa. Memorial contributions may be made to Unity of Oak Park. For information, 847-640-0566 or www.grovememorialchapel.com
I invite anyone who is related to Rev. Violet Assam or who has any information about her to post a comment to this page or to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.