"Know that death is not an end, but a transition to a place free of pain and suffering." The word of God reminds us in 2nd Timothy 4:7-8: " I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing."
Alice L. Douglas
of Clinton, MD was called to glory. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 14 at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Baden Parish 13801 Baden Westwood Rd. Brandywine, MD 20613. Viewing will begin at 10:00 am and service will begin at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Mandarin Inpatient Care Center 3675 Solomon's Island Road, Harwood, MD 20776.
Charles C. Hawkins
on Thursday April 9,2015 of Waldorf,Maryland. Visitation will be on Thursday April 16, 2015 at St.Peters Catholic Church 3320 St. Peter's Drive Waldorf, Maryland from 10:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Interment Friday April 24, 2015 at 10:15 a.m. at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland.
Joseph A. Goldring Sr.
Snake Goldie or Joe
He was 94 years old.
Joe and his family lived in Port Tobacco, Maryland from September 1969,
until he transitioned from this life to
eternal life on Thursday, April 9, 2015
due to complications from kidney failure. On October 29, 1920 @ 9:00 p.m. in Dentsville, Maryland. Joseph Was born to the late James Edward and
Erma Sovelia Goldring. He was preceded in death by; Mary Goldring
(Sister) and James Goldring (brother). He was Baptized into the Catholic Faith on November 6, 1920
at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bryantown, Maryland, by Rev. P.E. Conroy. His God Parents were Charlie Lewis and Louise
Green. The family moved from Dentsville, Maryland to Clinton,
Maryland in 1925. He attended Clinton
Elementary school from 1927 to 1934
where he graduated from the 7th grade. His first job was Share Cropping for Phillip Miller of Clinton, Maryland. He worked for Phillip Miller until he was
called into the Army. On October 17,
1942 he was sworn into the United States
Army. He was a Truck Driver, Fork Lift
Operator and Cargo handler inspector, he also qualified as a M1 Riflemen. He
was awarded a Good Conduct Medal, a Pacific
Theater Ribbon and a World War II Victory Ribbon. After leaving the United States Army on
December 3,1946, Joseph went on to work at Andrew's Air Force Base March 3,
1946 as an Unskilled Laborer. On March 16, 1950, he was promoted to Freight Handler
Checker. He retired on June 30, 1973 as
Supervisor of Motor Vehicle Operator/ Warehouseman. After retiring from Andrews, he went on to
work for Gardner John Deere Equipment in
La Plata, Maryland. Owned and operated
by the late Ralph and Emma Jean Gardner of Waldorf, Maryland. On March 29, 1948 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, he married, Mary Julia Margaret Reeves, thus
making her Mrs. Goldring. From this
union they born and raised nine children.
Son's; Joseph (Tankle) Leroy
(Guff) John (Bay) and six daughters; Martha (Annie) Dinah (Monk) Evelyn (Ebin)
Connie (Lucy) Trudy (Tutti Frutti) Linda (Maida). Also, Mary Beatrice Green, Jones (Besie), he
also raised Wanda Reeves, (their niece) and Diane Matthews (a friend of his
girls). He was preceded in death by;
Mary (wife) Joseph Jr. (Tankle) his daughter, Beatrice (Besie) and his
son John (Bay, like the Chesapeake). His
surviving children are as follow, Leroy, Martha, Dinah, Evelyn, Connie, Trudy
and Linda. He is the grandfather of 96 Grandchildren, 36 Great grand children and
17 Great, Great grand children. He will
be forever loved and missed by them all. Visitation will be on Saturday April 18, 2015 at St. Mary's Catholic Church 13705 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, Maryland from 10:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Interment Church Cemetery.
Thomas Leroy Briscoe Sr., 81,
of Waldorf, MD peacefully made
the transition from this life on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at his
residence. Born November 15, 1933 in Indianhead,
MD, he was one of nine children of the late Austin and Lucy (Smith) Briscoe. He
was known as ‘Buck’ to all his family and many friends.
After graduating high school, Thomas started his military
service in U.S. Air Force and later switched over to the U.S. Army. He proudly served his country for 21 years
which included seeing combat in Vietnam.
He retired in July 1972. Thomas
would go on to work for the U.S. Postal Service as a Postal Police Officer at the
Bulk Mail Center in Washington, DC & Largo, MD until his retirement. He was a long time member of the Fraternal Order of Police DC
Lodge #1. Thomas was preceded in death by his three brothers Alton,
Charles, and Louis Briscoe, and his sister Sr.
Jacinta Briscoe. Leaving to cherish his memory is his two daughters Sheila
Haymon and her husband Victor Sr. of Farmville, VA, Kasandra Briscoe of
Clinton, MD, his son Thomas L. Briscoe, Jr. and his wife Janet of Stephens
City, VA, former wife of thirty two years Bernice Briscoe of Clinton, MD, two
sisters Mary Jackson and her husband William of LaPlata, MD, Theresa Clagett
and her husband Charles of Hughesville, MD, two brothers Richard Briscoe of
Hughesville, MD, James Briscoe and his
wife Mary of Hughesville, MD. Thomas was blessed with eight grandchildren
Jennie Fowlkes and her husband Antron, Matthew Haymon all of Farmville, VA, Nicole
Haymon of Richmond, VA, Victor Haymon II of Nashville, TN, PFC Brittany Haymon
of Ft. Bliss, TX, Joseph Rouse, Eden Rouse both of Clinton, MD, Elizabeth
Briscoe of Stephens City,VA, two great grandchildren Jalen and Jordan Fowlkes
both of Farmville, VA, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of
other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 24, 2015 at St. Mary's Catholic Church 13705 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, Maryland at 11:00 a.m. Interment 1:00 p.m. Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, Maryland