"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."
Mary Geneva Briscoe
On Sunday, March 19, 2017 Mary Geneva Briscoe departed
this life at University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in LaPlata,
MD following a brief illness. Mary Briscoe, affectionately known as “GENEVA” was
born on March 19, 1940 the second child of seven to the late Margaret Doris
Butler and James E Butler. She attended
the Charles County Public School System.
She worked as a Charles County Bus Aide for 15 years and also a cook at
the Holiday Inn for over 10 years.
Geneva loved her family. On
holidays she would cook a big dinner then called her sisters and brothers to
come over and bring her nieces and nephews.
She loved family gatherings especially cooking and
dancing. When the music got started she
would grab her sister (Libby) to dance the night away. Put on the song “Hole in the Wall” and you
can watch her stomp a HOLE in your carpet.
She also loved watching TV just to name a few of her favorites; Young
and the Restless, Bold and the Beautiful, Wheel of Fortune, Texas Ranger and Law
and Order. When her shows were on, no
body and we mean no body better utter a word.
She would quickly tell you to shut the _ _ _ _ up. She was also a diehard Redskin fan.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death
by two sons Calvin Frederick and Rufus Nathaniel Briscoe; granddaughter Eugenia
Marie Briscoe; great grandson Joseph Tyrell Gray Jr.; Brothers James E. Butler
Jr. and James S. Johnson; Brother-in-Law Larry R. Fenwick and a very dear and
devoted friend James R. Makle. Geneva leaves to cherish in her memories her daughters
Linda Briscoe (Clayton Johnson), Brenda Gray (Joseph) and Lisa Briscoe (John
Lancaster); Son Richard Briscoe (Clarissa Plater); Three sisters Mary Fenwick
(Larry), Margaret Davis (John), Margaret Ford (Alex); Two brothers Joseph
Briscoe and Clarence Butler; Godson David Chase; Goddaughter Linda Gordon; Nine
grandchildren Joseph and Joshua Gray better know to Geneva as (Joshawell),
Richard, Jr. (RJ), Natasha better know to Geneva as (NayNay), Avery and Mahogany Briscoe, Tiffany better
know to Geneva as (Stephanie), Jordon and Michael Lancaster; Seven great granddaughters Janiyah, Tyanna,
Jozzirah and London Gray, Kenadee and Savannah Addison, Sa’miah Briscoe and a
host of nieces and nephews and friends.
And one special friend Alex Ford who she shared all her information with
when they got together and we mean everything.
Two great care givers Sheila Cole and Agnes Brawner.Visitation will be held on Friday March 24, 2017 at St. Peter's Catholic Church 3320 St. Peter's Drive Waldorf, Maryland 20601 from 9:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Interment Church Cemetery.
Daisy Helen Cheeves
on March 12, 2017 of Waldorf, Maryland. Beloved wife of Michael Proctor. She leaves to cherish her memory her children and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will family will be held on Friday March 24, 2017 at St. Michael's Catholic Church 17502 Aquasco Road Baden, Maryland 20613 from 10:00 a.m. with Memorial Mass 11:00 a.m. Interment Private.
Visitation will be held on Friday March 17, 2017 at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel 20605 Aquasco Road Aquasco, Maryland 20608 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday March 18, 2017 at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Piscataway 13401 Piscataway Rd, Clinton, MD 20735 with
Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m.
Interment Resurrection Cemetery Clinton, Maryland.
Mary G. Warren
Mary Gertrude Warren was born on April 27, 1923. She was the oldest of three children of Adrian and Ida Woodland Johnson. She passed to eternal life on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the Genesis Healthcare of Waldorf.
Gertrude or Mae as she was affectionately called, was educated in the catholic school system formerly known as The St. Mary’s Colored School located in Bryantown, MD.
Gertrude married Francis T. Warren and of this union, raised their only child, Phillip. Gertrude was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she participated in the Choir, Eucharistic Ministry and the Ladies Sodality. She was an active member of the Knights of St. John Ladies Auxiliary. Her community involvement included Habitat for Humanity, volunteer work at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center formerly known as CiVista, and teaching sewing classes at the Clark Center located in La Plata, MD. She enjoyed reading, baking, cooking, sewing and gardening. Gertrude worked at the Naval Surface Warfare Center formerly known as the Naval Ordnance Station and retired as a Quality Assurance Inspector. After her retirement, she spent time helping her husband with their family owned business, F&M Bus Company. When Frances became ill, she spent most of her time being his caregiver until his death. Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents Adrian and Ida Johnson, husband Francis T. Warren, great granddaughter Bria Warren, sisters Lucille Goldring and Dorothy Wade, nephews Carl, Larry and Leon Wade. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving son Phillip, devoted daughter-in-law Diane; grandson Zacharia Ali (Asia); great grandchildren Taaj, Zakkiyah, Nasrin, Nasser, Suhail and Rumaysa; Goddaughter Yvonne Wade, a loving and devoted cousin Ernestine Coombs and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends who will forever hold her memory in their hearts. Visitation will be held on Thursday March 16, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 201 St Marys Ave, La Plata, MD 20646 from 9:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Interment Church Cemetery.
Aleah Morenike Olayinka Fabiyi-King
Services for Aleah Morenike Olayinka Fabiyi-King will be on Wednesday, March 15 at Crossover Church, 5340 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Service of Celebration at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at George Washington Cemetery, 9500 Riggs Road, Adelphi, MD 20783. Pink was Aleah’s favorite color; the family invites attendees to incorporate pink into their attire to honor her memory. In lieu of flowers, many have asked how you can support the Fabiyi-King family. If you are so led, please visit our page for
Evelyn L. Young
on Saturday March 4, 2017 of Suitland, Maryland. Visitation will be held on Wednesday March 15, 2017 at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel 20605 Aquasco Road Aquasco, Maryland from 10:00 a.m. until services 11:00 a.m. Interment Heritage Cemetery Waldorf, Maryland.
Bridgette Patricia Wilson
on Tuesday March 7, 2017 of Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Loving mother of Philip Wilson. Visitation will be held on Monday March 13, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden Worship Center 600 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774 from 9:00 a.m until Homegoing Service 11:00 a.m. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery Suitland, Maryland.