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"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."


Lonnie High

On Friday, January 13th, 2017, Lonnie High of Waldorf, Maryland passed away at the age of 86. Lonnie leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife, Jean of 36 years, his children, Tracy High McWilliams (Donald), Marlo High (Jamie), Tanya High and Apryl Newman (Randall), two brothers, Carlton High, (Zelma) and Donnie Turner (Jean); 9 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. The funeral arrangements will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Adam’s Funeral Home, 20605 Aquasco Road, Aquasco, MD 20608, Visitation from 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Services will begin at 11:00 am, Interment at 1:00 pm at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, 11301 Crain Highway, Cheltenham, MD 20623.


On Monday, January 9, 2017 Melvin C. Chase of Temple Hills, MD. Devoted husband of Carol Chase, loving father of Melvina (Marshall) Norwood, Carla (Alwyn Jr.) Douglas, Joel (Brenda) Gross, Kerry (Sandy) Gross, Crystal (Sheldon) Baker, Sandra (Richard) Pitts. Also survived by five brothers Willie Chase, Louis (Delores) Chase, Roland (Twanna) Chase, Wilbur (Janet) Chase and Lee (Dorothy) Chase; and two sisters Delores McAdams and Evelyn Spriggs; and a host of other relatives and friends. The late Mr. Chase will be honored in an Omega Service hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., with visitation to follow on Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4004 Accokeek Road, Brandywine, MD 20613.  Visitation will continue on Monday, January 16, 2017 at Asbury United Methodist Church from 9:00 a.m. until Homecoming Service at 11:00 a.m. Interment immediately following at Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery. 

Malinda Cherry
Malinda Pitt Cherry, the daughter of the late Abe Pitts and Agnes Carmichael, was born May 15, 1926 in Akron, Alabama. She left us much too soon on Tuesday, January 20, 2017 at Laurel Regional Hospital in Maryland.  In 1946, Malinda moved to Staten Island, New York where she met and married Frank Winston Cherry and bore two children. During her more than 50 years living in Staten Island, Malinda worked as a nurse’s aide at both St. Vincent’s and Seaview Hospitals. In addition, she ran her own beauty salon located at Castleton Avenue and Clove Road on the Island. Malinda retired in 2001 and moved to Upper Marlboro, Maryland to be closer to her daughter, Audrey. Malinda was an active member of the St. Phillips Baptist Church during her years in Staten Island, as well as an active member of Kittering Baptist Church in Upper Marlboro following her relocation to Maryland.  Malinda was predeceased by her father and mother, as well as her brother Wiley. She leaves to cherish her memory: one daughter, Audrey Cherry Davis, one son, Robert Glenn Cherry, both of Upper Marlboro, Maryland. One grandson, Howard Elliot Davis, Jr., one granddaughter-in-law, Cove Johnstone Davis, and two great-grandchildren, Howard Elliot Davis, III and Calvin James Davis, all of Newton, Massachusetts. She also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends who were dear to her heart. Visitation will be held on Wednesday January 18, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until Service 11:00 a.m. at Kettering Baptist Church 1 Kettering Drive Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774.  Interment St. Thomas Church Cemetery Aquasco, Maryland.   We wish to express our deepest appreciation for the many acts of kindness shown to us during our hours of bereavement. We especially thank those who have cheered and inspired us. May God bless each of you.
The Family

Mika Anthony Riddick
Visitation will be held on Thursday January 19, 2017 at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel 20605 Aquasco Road Aquasco, Maryland from 10:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service 11:00 a.m.  Interment Private.

Louise Marie (Green) Proctor

passed away peacefully at her residence on Friday, January 6, 2017 of Clinton, MD at the age of 98 years old.  Wife of the late Roy Eugene Proctor.  Beloved mother of Wash Raymond Green, Thomas Leroy Proctor (Mary), Rosemarie Johnson, Mary Elizabeth Marshall, and Joseph Eugene Proctor.  She was born on April 26, 1918 in Clinton, Maryland to the late James Claude Green and Gussie (Sweetney) Green.  Louise was educated in Prince George’s County Public schools. She was a life time member of St. John’s Evangelist Catholic Church, where she was baptized at a very early age and received all of her sacraments.  She was a devoted chartered member/officer of the Ladies Auxiliary #310 and served with much love and dedication.  She enjoyed participating with several senior citizen groups.  Louise Marie (Green) Proctor was the epitome of a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister and friend.  She was a very caring, loving and unselfish person. She enjoyed spending time with her family and conversing with family and friends.  Her strong faith in God helped her through the many challenges of life.  She truly left an everlasting imprint on all of our hearts and her presence will be sorely missed.  She leaves to cherish her fond memories:  three sons, Wash Raymond Green, Thomas Leroy Proctor (Mary) and Joseph Eugene Proctor; two daughters, Rosemarie Johnson and Mary Elizabeth Marshall; 22 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; two beloved sisters, Cora Green and Gertrude Perry; an adoring friend Hattie Adams; three godchildren Russell Green, Lucille Howard and Joycelyn Copeland; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by: her oldest son, James Alvin Green; oldest daughter, Ida Bernice Savoy; four grandsons, William Alvin Green, Thomas Leroy Proctor, John Larry Green, and James Michael Savoy; great-grandson, Alec Braxton Green; three brothers, Joseph A. Medley, James C. Green, and Francis A. Medley; and two sister; Mary L. Hawkins and Annie M. Walls.  Visitation will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 at St. John’s Evangelist Catholic Church, 8908 Old Branch Avenue, Clinton, Maryland from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. with Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery Clinton, Maryland.

Phillip Hamilton

Of Upper Marlboro, Maryland passed peacefully on Monday, January 2, 2017.  He leaves to cherish his memories his wife Gloria, two sons, Philip and Aaron; two grandsons, Adrian and Caron; one granddaughter, Xeriona; one daughter-in-law Krystal; one brother, Charles (Yvonne); three sisters, Mary Smith, Alice Owens (Lankford), and Wendy Ford (Roger); four sisters-in-law’s, five brothers-in-law’s; and a host of other relatives and friends.  He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at St Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church 14908 Main Street Upper Marlboro, Maryland from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery Clinton, Maryland.

Joseph Newman Sr. 
"Pee Wee"
Joseph Alfred Newman, Sr., (affectionately known as Pee Wee) the fifth of eleven children, departed this life on January 3, 2017 after a brief illness. He was born on September 8, l942 in Washington, D.C. to the late James Roy and Mary Rosalie (Wade) Newman. Joseph leaves to cherish his memory: his wife Grace; son, Joe and daughter, Kim; three grandchildren, Gabrielle (Gabby), Joshua and Nadia, five brothers; Earl, William (Tom), Donald, Randy, and Malcolm Newman, one sister, Rose; seven sisters-in-law; Regina, Sharon, Apryl, and Deborah Newman, Irma Johnson, Jean Turner and Dorothy Butler, brothers-in-law; Roy Allen and Jimmy Butler and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 13715 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, MD 20617 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. Interment in the Church Cemetery immediately after Mass.

Doris Mae Gray

On Monday, January 2, 2017 at George Washington Hospital in Washington, D.C., Doris Mae Gray was granted her angel wings.  Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that she touched in some way throughout her memorable life. Doris Mae Gray, (affectionately known as Duke) was born on August 7, 1947 to the late Lilly Pearl (Foxx) Fenwick and the late Johnny Fenwick.  She was the second oldest of thirteen children.   Doris Mae leaves to cherish many fond memories; seven children; Charles (Wee-Wee) Gray (Gale), Sylvia Yates (Charles), Charlene, Corness, Brenda and Jantyse Gray and Joseph Estep, Jr.   Devoted companion Joseph Robinson.  Seventeen grandchildren; Tony , Gonzie, Kaleigha, Taheim and Maurice Gray, Twynisha Pittman, Daamin, Qawiah and Bushraa Perry, Kendra Butler, Latisha Holton, D’Antae Adams, Geovaughn Douglas, Joseph Estep III, Xzavier and Princess Collins and NyJae Hosley.  Twenty-two great-grandchildren.  Three brothers; John (Marie) and Johnny Fenwick; Daniel Dade (Clementine).  Four sisters; Janice Battle, Linda, Patricia and Ethel Fenwick.  Brother-in-laws Connor & Oliver Gray; Sister-in-laws Delores Wills, Natalie and Linda Fenwick.  She also leaves seven aunts; Alice Baylor, Ruth Deyo, Ethel Foxx, Brenda Johnson, Cachita (James) Meyers, Sarah Collins and Lucille Fenwick.  Three uncles, Alfred Foxx, Maxwell and Lawrence Fenwick and a host of other relatives and friends.  Visitation will be held on Thursday January 12, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel 20605 Aquasco Road Aquasco, Maryland.  Visitation will continue on Friday January 13, 2017  at St. Peter Catholic Church 3320 St. Peter's Drive Waldorf, Maryland from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m.  Interment Heritage Memorial Cemetery Waldorf, Maryland

John S. Adams
John Samuel Adams (Jack) departed this life on Sunday, December 18, 2016, at Southern Maryland Hospital, Clinton, Maryland. John was born on January 02, 1933 to the late John Francis Adams and Mary Inez McPherson. John was preceded in death by one brother, Edward David (Horse) and three sisters, Mary Magdaline Jordan (Leanie) , Mary Elizabeth Adams (Bessie) and Annie Moton Adams (Patty) John was educated in the Charles County Public School System, and then worked on the family farm. John met the love of his life Gladys Contee. They were married on July 16, 1960. From this union, they were blessed with two children: Samuel David and Faye Annette.  John was known for his hard working ethics. He served in the United States Army Reserve during the Korean War and received an Honorable Discharge. John worked as a Rigger for the Department of Naval Ordnance Station in Indian Head, Maryland where he retired in 1990 after 40 years of service. John received multiple awards during his years at Indian Head. He received multiple Superior Performance Awards, Superior Accomplishment Award for Superior Achievement, and Special Act or Service Award in recognition of Special Contributions. John enjoyed scrap booking especially themes that focused on his family and friends achievements. Jack loved to watch WWE Wrestling where his favorite wrestler was John Cena. He enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter Reina, where he taught her how to shoot pistols, Sam’s old bb gun, and bow & arrow. He also taught her how to drive a car with a manual stick shift and cut grass on a tractor. Jack loved his cars, and you could find him every morning in the garage wiping down his car for that day’s adventure. John was very civic minded and compassionate as evidenced by his fourteen years volunteering with Meals on Wheels. John leaves to cherish his fond memories his wife Gladys, son Samuel, daughter Faye, son-in-law Keith, granddaughter Reina. Three sisters: Margie Posey, Clara Mae Thomas (George) and Alice Waters (Frank); one brother Francis (Florence) Adams; in laws, Lula Hawkins, Louise Contee, Ralph (Bernice) Contee, Betty Jackson, Dorothy Seaborne; Godson, George Thomas Jr. and a host of nieces, nephews and other relative and friends.  He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation will be held on Sunday January 8, 2017 at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. with Prayer Service at 5:30 p.m.  Visitation will continue on Monday January 9, 2017 at St. Peter Catholic Church 3320 St. Peter's Drive Waldorf, Maryland from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m.  Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, Maryland.  

Mamie G. Washington

formerly of Bladensburg, Maryland, departed this life on Thursday, December 29, 2016.  She leaves to cherish her memory five sisters, Doris Faulk, Annie Hawkins, Gail Gross, Ada and Brenda Harper; three brothers, David, Daniel, and Charles Harper; one sister-in-law, Roslyn Harper, one brother-in-law, Carl Hawkins, and many special nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and church family.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at House of Prayer Church of God No. 1, 8513 Central Avenue, Capital Heights, Maryland from 9:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service at 10:30 a.m.  Interment Fort Lincoln Cemetery, 3401 Bladensburg Road, Brentwood, Maryland. 

Arrangements Pending
Sandra G. Jefferson

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