St. Louis Association of Community Organizations


Thank You to all of our supporters from the 2016 SLACO Neighborhood Conference.

We hope to see you again next year!




The members of the St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO) are united in a union of prayer for Mrs. Bernice Fuse and all of her family.

To Julius, Mary Irlene and the entire family of Mrs. Fuse, we offer the words of this song:

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation. O my soul, praise Him for He is our health and salvation.  Come all who hear, brothers and sisters draw near, Praise Him in glad adoration.

We know that our sister Bernice is thanking and praising our loving merciful God right now. Bernice knew she was one of God's beloved children. She lived her life, all 101 years, as a reflection of God's love.

We, SLACO members, thank God for Mrs. Fuse and for her family. Deacon and Mrs. Bernice Fuse led the family in the work to stabilize the desirability of the St. Louis area for decades.

Mrs. Fuse was known as a loving mother who wholeheartedly encouraged, and prayed for her children as they continued the work through SLACO.  She was a regular participant of SLACO conferences, grand openings and other events, as long as her health permitted. She was a positive and kind role model for Julius, a valued member of the SLACO staff, and Irlene, a Chaplin and member of the SLACO Board of Directors. We thank and praise our God for sharing His child, Bernice with us.

We, your SLACO family, offer you, Julius and Irlene and your entire family our heartfelt sympathy and a pledge to be available to you.

We your brothers and sisters praise our loving God who will always bless and keep you.

Respectfully offered by:

Mark Abbott, SLACO Board of Directors President
Kevin McKinney, SLACO Executive Director
The St. Louis Association of Community Organizations
5888 Plymouth
St. Louis, MO 63112

December 27, 2016

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Condolences from the SLACO Board to the Fuse Family


SLACO Improving the quality of life in neighborhoods throughout the St. Louis region through community-based initiatives, citizen empowerment and neighborhood organizing.