Adams Funeral Home, P.a.

20605 Aquasco Road Aquasco, Maryland 20608
Phone: 301-579-6043
Fax: 301-888-1400

Archived Obituaries

Barrington R. Johnson


Visitation will be held on Friday July 14, 2017 at  New Hope Fellowship Nottingham Myers Campus 15601 Brooks Church Rd, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 from 9:00 a.m until Celebration of Life 11:00 a.m.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery Clinton, Maryland.

Shurland Hansraj


Visitation will be held on Friday July 14, 2017 at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel 20605 Aquasco Road Aquasco, Maryland from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Interment Trinidad & Tobago at a later date.

Catherine Coates-Mahoney

October 3, 1943 – July 7, 2017

was born on October 3, 1943, in Hughesville, Maryland to the late Irene Coates-Williams and James Williams. Cathy quietly departed this life on July 7, 2017, at her home in LaPlata, Maryland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, George, Joseph and Arthur Coates and her sister Anna Fay Williams-Briscoe. Cathy leaves to cherish her memories to her husband William Mahoney and to her children, Michael (Melody), Jocelynn, Maurice, Denise, Stephanie (Rodney), William (Lavita) and Kenneth; grandchildren, Tanisha, Lachele, Zamar, Kierce, Antwon, Aniya, Kendell and Cameron; sisters, Agnes, Edith and Phyllis; brothers, William and James (Mildred); sister-in-law Margaret (Charles); brother-in-laws Wallace (Maude), Arthur, and Ernest (Linda); and a host of nieces and nephews. Cathy graduated from Pomonkey High School in 1961. She was employed by Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee, Inc. for over 30 years before retiring in 2008. Visitation will be held on Monday July 17, 2017 at St. Mary's Catholic Church Bryantown 13705 Notre Dame Place Bryantown, Maryland from 9:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m.  Interment Church Cemetery.

Denise "Roxanne" Thompson


Visitation will be held Tuesday July 18, 2017 at St. Michael's Catholic Church 17502 Aquasco Road Aquasco, Maryland from 9:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery Clinton, Maryland.

Clara E. Warren


Visitation will be held on Tuesday July 11, 2017 at St. Mary's Catholic Church Bryantown 13705 Notre Dame Place Bryantown, Maryland from 10:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m.  Interment Church Cemetery.

Joseph V. Joy


of Brandywine, Maryland.  Visitation will be held on Monday July 10, 2017 at St. John's Catholic Church 8908 Old Branch Ave. Clinton, Maryland from 10:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery Clinton, Maryland .

William Leroy Harley, Jr. (Jimmy) (Age 75)

 

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 27, 2017, William L. Harley, Jr. also known as “Jimmy” of Clinton, MD peacefully slipped away to be with the Lord.  He was born and raised in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, the oldest of eleven children born to the late William Leroy (Sr.) and Mary Hilda Harley.  He was the first African-American graduate of Mount Calvary Catholic School in Forestville, MD. He attended Mackin Catholic High school for a while later graduating from Frederick Douglas High School in Upper Marlboro, MD.  He retired from the Agency for International Development after 37 years of service.  He was also Vice-President of the Leo Social Club for many years, having fun-filled and well-attended cabarets and other social events.

 

He leaves to mourn his loss, his beloved wife of 54 years, Catherine Elaine Harley, children Angela (Tracy) Bailey, William L. Harley, III, Carla (Darryl) Hayes and Darin (Monica) Harley, Grandchildren, Lateisha, Phillip, Porscha, Candice, Keisha, Darin Jr. and Devin.  Great-Grandchildren, Monai and Morgan. He is also survived by his siblings, Fred (Ellen), Eddie (Pam), Janice (Whalon), Janet (Pat), the Late Wayne (Cathy), Cyril (Brenda), the Late Cecil (Donna), Michele (David), Lindy and Desmond.  In addition, he had a host of sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members and friends.  He was never without a few jokes to share, even though he would usually start laughing before he could finish telling the joke.  He was truly loved by all and will be sorely missed.

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Mount Calvary Catholic Church, 6700 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m.  Internment Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, Maryland.

Cora Green


Visitation will be held on Friday July 7, 2017 at St. John's Catholic Church 8908 Old Branch Ave, Clinton, MD 20735 from 10:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery Clinton, Maryland.

Claudia Birgit Wascom, 48



On Sunday June 11, 2017 of Brandywine, Maryland.  She leaves to cherish her memory, her devoted husband Mark W. Wascom, daughter, Brittany Lea Waites, mother, Roswitha Velasquez, father, David Velasquez, brother, Dario Velasquez, granddaughter Cheyenne Waites, son-in-law, Joshua Waites, sister-in-law Julie Velasquez, brother-in-law, Kirk Wascom, nieces, Kristi and Caitlin Velasquez, Taylor Hickman, nephews, Kyle Velasquez and Alex Wascom, mother-in-law Priscilla Burrus, father-in-law Denton Wascom and a host of other relatives and friends who loved and adored her.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday June 20, 2017 at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel 20605 Aquasco Road Aquasco, Maryland from 10:00 a.m. until Services 11:00 a.m.  Interment will held on Friday July 14, 2017 at 2:45 p.m. at the Alabama National Cemetery, 3133 Hwy 119 Montevallo, Alabama 35115 

Joseph W. Newman, Sr.


Joseph Wilbert Newman (Baby) of Brandywine, MD passed away at Prince Georges Hospital Shock Trauma Center on June 22, 2017.  Wilbert was born on October 20, 1939 To John Spencer Newman and Sarah Gertrude Newman. Wilbert was preceded in death by his: wife, Hester Juanita Newman; son, Eugene Kent Newman; his parents, John Spencer and Sarah Gertrude Newman; sister, Adele Proctor; brothers, James Marvin Newman, and Jerome (Tink) Newman.  He is survived by his: 8 children, Dinah Newman, Debra Newman, Joseph W. Newman Jr. (Tiny), Cynthia Hall (Mark), Cheryl Roland (Willie), Zilpha Johnson (Wesley), John Spencer Newman III, Lindsay Newman; 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; brothers Ralph Newman, Shirley Newman, Roderick (Rock); his sister, Vivian Harley; and a host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews and Friends.  Wilbert attended Prince Georges County School System. Upon completing school Wilbert entered the workforce driving a dump truck which he did for 32 years before retiring at APA Auto. He was an avid fisherman, and loved charter boat fishing on the Chesapeake Bay or wherever he could drop a line. Fishing with his grandsons and son-in-laws gave him great pleasure. He enjoyed watching his hometown teams especially, his beloved Washington Redskins.  Visitation will be held on Thursday June 29, 2017 at St. Michael Catholic Church 17502 Aquasco Road Baden, MD from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. continuing on Friday June 30, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, Maryland