Adams Funeral Home, P.a.

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

Obituaries

Susan Diana Proctor


Visitation will be held on Saturday October 21, 2017 at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel, 20605 Aquasco Road Aquasco, Maryland 20608 from 9:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service 10:00 a.m. Interment Heritage Cemetery Waldorf, Maryland.

Thomas C. Cole "Tommy" Age 54

of Waldorf, Maryland. Visitation will be held on Tuesday October 24, 2017 at St. Peter's  Catholic Church 3320 St. Peter's Drive Waldorf, Maryland 20601 from 9:00 - 9:45  with Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m.  Interment St. Peter's Catholic Church Cemetery Waldorf, Maryland


Cornelia Burroughs


Transitioned to eternal rest on Sunday October 15, 2017. Visitation will be held on Saturday October 28, 2017 Clinton United Methodist Church 10700 Brandywine Road Clinton, Maryland from  10:00 a.m. until Homegoing Celebration 11:00 a.m. Interment  Union Bethel AME Church 6810 Floral Park Road  Brandywine, Md 20613.

Thomas W. Windsor "Tommy"


of Chesapeake, VA  peacefully transitioned to Eternal Rest on Sunday October 8, 2017.  He is preceded in death by his wife Dora Ann Windsor. He is survived by his children, Vernell Fitzgerald; Kathy(Kevin) Curtis; Desiree Windsor; Thomas “Tony” Windsor; Tierra (Michael) Faulcon and Joseph (Patricia) Harley; 12 Grandchildren and 3 Great-Grandchildren. Siblings John ”Bunny” Windsor, Delores(Vincent )Proctor; James(BettyJo) Windsor; Phyllis Windsor, Ethel Nelson, Carl(Terri) Windsor, Randy Windsor a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Friday October 27, 2017 at  the Church of the Holy Spirit 1717 Ritchie Rd Forestville MD. from 10a until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11a. Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, Md.  


Richard Howard Thompson

passed away in the comfort of his home on October 6, 2017.  Howard was born on May 21, 1938 in Bel Alton, MD and was a devoted husband for 57 years to the love of his life, Elizabeth Marie Thompson.  He was a loving father to his three daughters Trina, Sonya, and Joanna and his late son, Troy.  He adored his four grandchildren, Brandi, Marvin (Jr), Kristie, and Tino and his five great grandchildren, Maliq, Amira, Mikell, Kaylin, and Maya.  He would have welcomed his sixth great grandchild in early December.  Visitation will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 10am – 11am at St. Joseph Center, 11704 Duley Station Rd. Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.  Christian Mass will follow.

Barbara E. Plater

Visitation will be held on Wednesday October 11, 2017 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 28297 Old Village Rd, Mechanicsville, MD 20659 from 9:00 am -10:45 am with Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m.  Interment St. Mary's Bryantown Catholic Church Cemetery.


“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the Faith”


Frances Lorell Hawkins
Sunrise June 3, 1938 – Sunset September 23, 2017

 Visitation will be held on Saturday October 7, 2017 at the Spirit of Faith Christian Center 14107 Gibbons Church Road Brandywine, Maryland 20613 from 9:30 a.m. until Homegoing Celebration 11:00 a.m.  Interment Apostolic of Faith Cemetery Accokeek Road Brandywine, Maryland.  


Jeremy Kyle Turner, 23


of Waldorf, Maryland.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday September 26, 2017 at St. Peter's Catholic Church 3320 St. Peter's Drive Waldorf, Maryland 20601 from 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m.  Interment  St. Peter's Church Cemetery.



Veronica Kiera Goldring, 25


Veronica Kiera Goldring born August 24, 1992 passed on September 22, 2017, with family and friends by her side. She leaves to cherish her memories the love of her life Christopher Wilson; her parents Ronnie and Thelma Goldring; sisters Sharquita Goldring and Schalonda Jackson; nieces Neena Thomas, Na’Jai Hall, Niyah Ferebee, Nalani Ferebee and Sydney Kelly; Godfather Charles Yates and Godmother Rita Dorsey; her adopted dad and mom Mr. and Mrs. Grover Murchinson; her four- legged daughter Sasha, and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles, godchildren and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Joseph Ernest Dorsey, Margaret Goldring, Joseph Queen, Grace Queen, and her Godfather Pana Hicks and other relatives. Visitation will be held on Friday September 29, 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 Sacred Heart Church Cemetery

Ronnie Lee Bumpers Jr. , 37


Born to Edna Hickerson-Romero and Ronnie Bumpers Sr. on Aug. 1, 1980. God called him home on Sept. 20, 2017. Ronnie was educated in the Prince Georges County Public Schools. Ronnie was employed as a bus attendant for James Stone and Keller Bus Companies. He also worked as a driver for Lifestyles. His jobs he enjoyed.  Ronnie and Bertha (Jenkins) were united in marriage on April 14, 2006. He was one to bring a smile to everyone’s face. Ronnie loved his family. He was a caring son, husband, relative and loyal friend.  Ronnie enjoyed: relaxing at the pool and beach, camping, fishing, cooking, target practice, old car shows, Maryland International Raceway, remote control cars and trucks, stereo systems in his vehicles, spending time with family and friends. Most of all he enjoyed working on vehicles.  He leaves to cherish many fond memories from his devoted wife Bertha, mother Edna Hickerson-Romero (Juan Romero), father Ronnie Bumpers Sr., mother in law Ann Jenkins, brothers Juan Jr. (Jamila), John, and Jonathan Romero, Dewayne Bumpers, Eric Carey, sisters and brothers in laws, God daughter Breanna, and a host of aunts, uncles, great aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends and love ones.  Visitation will be held on Saturday September 30, 2017 at Laplate United Methodist Church 3 Port Tobacco Road Laplata, Maryland from 10:00 a.m. until Services 11:00 a.m.  Interment Heritage Memorial Cemetery Waldorf, Maryland.

In Loving Memory

Of

Gerald Arnold Gant

“Arnie”

Gerald Arnold Gant “Arnie”, 59 of Waldorf, MD was born on September 17, 1958 to Mary Whalen and the late Paul Butler. “Arnie” was suddenly called to his heavenly resting place on Saturday, September 16, 2017.  Along with his father, “Arnie” is predeceased in death by his brothers, Paul Gant and Thomas Whalen; mother-in-law Mary Hagens and father-in-law Clifton Bowman.  Gerald earned his education in the Charles County Public School system. After attending school he worked at the Ben Davis Steak House in Waldorf, followed by employment with the Charles County Board of Education and then onto the Maryland Department of Motor Vehicle; but his biggest accomplishment was that of obtaining his own franchise business with the Coverall Cleaning Service.  Gerald met and married the love of his life, Lenora Gant on June 19, 1982 and from that union there are two sons, Gerald (Melisha) Gant and Clifton (Terria) Gant.  Gerald was a wonderful man. In just these few days, losing him has been a great lost. He was a man of great principals, and had a lot of heart, always happy and witty; a very loving family man. He was a man with great integrity, and plenty of love. God really knew what he was ooing when he created Gerald. Gerald’s greatest love was that he treasured family and gave his family the strength for motivation to always go forward.  As Gerald looks down upon his loved ones, there is no doubt that he will be letting his earned wings stride among the heavens with great ease and grace. He was always there to help anyone in need no matter what he had to do he took the time to make sure they were ok. Gerald enjoyed listening to his Oldies But Goodies music, cleaning his cars, and spending time with his family.  Gerald leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Mary Whalen, his loving and devoted wife of 35 years Lenora; his two sons Gerald (Melisha) Gant and Clifton (Terria) Gant; five grandchildren Jaden, Alani, Takiera, Talik, and Taraj; six sisters, Margaret (Ronnie) Butler-Glover, Shirley Fortune, Janice (Joseph) Stewart, Tammie Whalen, Shellayne Whalen, and Phyllis Whalen; four brothers Philip Whalen, William (Bernadeine) Whalen, James Whalen and Johnny Whalen; two sisters-in-law Felicia Hagen and Lacetta Bowman; as well as a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  Visitation will be held on Monday September 25, 2017 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 3320 St. Peter's Drive Waldorf, Maryland from 9:00 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m.  Interment Trinity Memorial Gardens Waldorf, Maryland.


James E. Smallwood, Jr.


Surrounded by his family, James E. Smallwood, Jr., 85, affectionately known as “Junior,” of Indian Head, Maryland, peacefully transitioned to eternal rest on September 4, 2017, at Hospice of Charles County, in Waldorf, Maryland.  Services will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 5560 Pleasant Grove Road, Marbury, Maryland, 20658.  Viewing will take place from 9:30AM until 11:00AM.  Funeral Services will begin at 11:00AM.  Burial will follow at the church cemetery. 

 

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Paul Christian, 71


peacefully passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017.  He is survived by his wife, Claudia Christian and his children Yvette Washington, Rodney Christian and Thea Christian.  Visitation will be  held on Thursday, September 7, 2017,  at  Ebenezer AME Church, 7707 Allentown Road, Ft Washington MD  20744 from 10:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service 11:00 a.m.   Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, Maryland at 1:45 p.m.

Charles Stewart Whitson, Sr. 


was born March 4,1938 in Washington, DC to the late John and Anna Whitson. On Sunday, August 27,2017, God came and took his hand, and said, “It’s times to come home my son.” Charles leaves to cherish his memory threeloving sons: Michael (Renee) Whitson, Charles Whitson Jr., and Anthony (Felicia)Whitson, three grandchildren, one god - grandson, and five great grandchildren.   Visitation will be held on Friday September 8, 2017 at Calvary Gospel Church 11150 Berry Road Waldorf, Maryland from 10:00 a.m. until Homegoing Celebration 11:00 a.m.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery Clinton, Maryland.

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Rosie V. Butler


Quietly and peacefully at home, on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, an earthly "Angel" was called home to GLORY!  Rosie is survived by 4 daughters, 1 stepdaughter, a host of niece's, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 1, 2017 at the Greater Bible Way Church 2300 Sixes Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678 from 9:00 a.m. until  Homegoing Celebration of life 10:30 a.m. Interment Heritage Cemetery Waldorf, Maryland.




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Robert James Bailey


Robert was the son of the late Robert James Bailey, Sr. and Mildred Handy Bailey of White Haven, Maryland died from complication from a car accident on August 22, 2017. In 1948,Robert graduated from Salisbury High School at the age of sixteen. After graduation, he work for Abraham Strauss as a receiving clerk. Robert entered North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (A&T) on a track scholarship.  He was drafted into the United States Army.  He later received dual degrees in Accounting and Business Administration from A&T. Robert worked as an auditor for the United States of Department of Defense for the Army and the Navy for 32 years retiring in 1992. After retirement, he was employed as Area Manager and former partner at Capital Building Maintenance Company for 24 years until his death.  Robert is a veteran of the Korean War., a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and Union Bethel AME Church in Brandywine, Maryland.  Robert is survived by his beloved wife and friend of over fiftyyears, Esther Pearl Bailey, a sister Florence Lanham of Ridge, MD, a brother,Kenneth Maurice Bailey, Sr. (Mildred) of Tyaskin, MD, three daughters and ason, Robin Bailey Walls (Paul) of Accokeek, MD, Steve Andre Bailey, Sr.(Janice) of Brandywine, MD, Janice Whiteside of Suitland, MD and Dr. Denise Bailey Clark, (Major) of Fort Washington, MD, five Grandchildren and 1 greatgranddaughter, beloved cousin Sant “Joe Bailey” Harrison, Hughes Wright, Donald Handy, many nieces, nephews and a host of family, friends and coworkers. Visitation will be held on Saturday September 2, 2017 at Union Bethel AME Church 6810 Floral Park Road Brandywine, Maryland from 11:00 a.m. until Service of Celebration 12:00 p.m.  Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, Maryland on Wednesday September 6, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

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Nadira Janae Withers


Loving daughter of Andrena Kelley and Kenneth Withers.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday August 30, 2017 at Zion Church 3600 Brightseat Road Landover, Maryland 20785 from 9:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service 11:00 a.m.  Interment Heritage Memorial Cemetery Waldorf, Maryland.

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Gladys Noval Turner, 68


of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, went to walk with
the Lord on August 22, 2017. Born to Albert and Gladys Martha Turner, March
8, 1949, Gladys went by her middle name, Norval, to her loved ones. She was
the last of the first batch of 10 brothers and sisters. Norval grew up on a
beautiful farm in Brandywine, Maryland, with all of her siblings playfully
at her side. She was surely the dancer of the bunch, always looking for the
chance to shake a leg at the latest dance craze, High School sock hop, or even grabbing her son, Bryan, for a twist and a turn, while vacuuming the living room.  In Norval's years at Frederick Douglas High School, she would meet a strapping young man named Marvin. The two would become High School sweethearts and best friends from then on. After graduating in 1967, Norval attended Morgan State University on a full scholarship. She soon after, married her high school sweetheart, Marvin on June 26, 1970, where they would form an unbreakable love bond that would stand the test of time.  Norval's first child, Julie Angelique, was born on February 22, 1971. Norval and Julie would go on to tackle the fashion world as we know it. The two were inseperable, especially when it came to creating looks of high fashion and glamour. Later, Norval would go on to have a son, Bryan Keith, on June 23, 1977. Norval always loved and promoted Bryan's talents as an artist, through his childhood, and his professional career. There was not a co-worker or family member that didn't know about her baby's drawings.  While raising two children, Norval was building a career as a Health Claims Analyst, for companies such as; New York Life and Kaiser Permanente. In her career, Norval created many training programs that were used thoughout the country. Thoughout Norval's adult life, her relationship with God grew stronger and stronger, always proclaiming her love for the Lord, and offering scripture and guidance to any listening ear.  She was an ever giving soul, physically and spirtually, inspiring her family to live through Jesus, especially in the most trying of times. This was her most celebrated gift to us all. Norval is survived by her loving husband, Marvin, son Bryan, daughter-in-law, Melissa, and beautiful grandchildren, Elijah, Elyse, Ella, and Elias. Norval is also forever loved by her many brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, cousins, and countless, long life friends. Norval was preceded, in death, by her daughter Julie. 
-You are now standing tall with the Lord, Norval.   Visitation will be held on Tuesday August 29, 2017 at Cornerstone Church  16010 Annapolis Rd, Bowie, MD 20715 from 10:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service 11:00 a.m.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery Clinton, Maryland.

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Erma Louise Dodson


Erma Louise Dodson, 88, of Brandywine, MD, passes away August 12, 2017 at home.

 She was born May 5, 1929 in Aquasco, MD, to the late Joseph and Helen Jenifer. She was the beloved wife of the late John Dodson. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son Jerome and her step-daughter Marie. She is survived by her loving children: Gregory (Tuesday); John (Elouise); Joyce (William); Janice; Audrey (Robert); daughter-in-law Vanessa; three devoted nieces: Delores; Faye; Judy; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives and friends.  Services will be held Monday, August 28, 2017 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 8800 Frank Tippett Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. Viewing 10:30-11:30am with funeral discourse and burial to follow.  Special thanks to Adams Funeral Home and Hospice of the Chesapeake.


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Michael S. Kelly


On Thursday, August 17, 2017 Michael S. Kelly passed away after a long illness.  He is survived by his wife La Sandra Kelly, mother Bernice G. Kelly, father Harry C. Kelly, 3 siblings and a host of other relatives and friends.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Saint Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 14908 Main Street, Upper Marlboro, MD. from 9:30AM until time of Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery Clinton, Maryland.

In Lieu flowers please send a donation in Honor of Michael S. Kelly to the American Cancer Society.  



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Roy Andrew Turner

On Thursday, 17 Aug 2017, Roy Andrew Turner of Waldorf, MD entered into
eternal rest. Roy is survived by three daughters, Yvonne (Michael)
Thomas, Jean (Dennis) and Liesa (Francis) El; and one son, Jerome (April)
Turner; ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren one sister; Effie (John) Chapman; two brothers, Louis (Zenobia) and Roland (Montrue) Turner;  a host of nieces, nephews,
other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, 25 Aug 2017 at St.
Philip's Episcopal Church, 13801 Baden Westwood Rd, Brandywine, MD at
6:30pm.

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Milton George Martin Moore, 89

 

On Friday, August 11, 2017, Milton George Martin Moore of Brandywine, Maryland, peacefully went with the angles while at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware.  Milton was born Friday, January 6, 1928 to the late Peter L. Moore, Sr. and Alice R.  Moore.  He was a devoted husband for 69 years to Virginia L. Moore and a loving father to Eugene, Tasso Brown, Sandra, and Timothy, Sr.  He adored his 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  He cherished his bond between his siblings, Mary Elizabeth White, Geneva Manns, Sylvia Bouyer, Helen Holbert, Mildred Wooten (James), Piccola Moore, and Wilson.  Visitation will be held on Friday, August 25, 2017 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4004 Accokeek Rd, Brandywine, Maryland 20613 from 9:00 a.m. until Celebration of Life 11:00 a.m. Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland.

 

Mary Elizabeth Johnson "Muffie"


Visitation will be held on Thursday August 17, 2017 at St. Michael's Catholic Church 17502 Aquasco Road Aquasco, Maryland from 9:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m.  Interment To Be Determined.

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Mattie Gray


Edes “Mattie” Gray was born on Monday, May 16, 1932 to the late Bessie and Andrew Gray. Mattie departed this life peacefully on Saturday, August 5, 2017. She was preceded in death by one brother Wilbert Mills, and three sisters, Sarah Brooks, Eleanor Brooks, and Mary Pinkney.  Mattie grew up in Rosaryville, Maryland. She attended Prince George’s County Public Schools, graduating from Douglass High School. Her employment career led her to several administrative positions at various Federal government agencies. Mattie worked at the National Institutes of Health, the Government Services Administration, and retired from the Department of Health and Human Services.  Mattie enjoyed cooking, family dinners traveling and spending time with family (particularly her sisters). She sang in the church choir and enjoyed quiet time reading the bible. Whenever you saw Mattie, there was always a smile on her face – a patented “million dollar” smile.  In addition to her siblings, Mattie was preceded in death by her daughter Elaine Parker. She is survived by three sons - Larry Colbert (Florence ), Donnee Gray (Vedia) and Isidore Gray, and, one daughter, Ina Johnson; six grandchildren – Seth Colbert, Marcus Gray, Darnycha and Darnell Jamerson, Darnika Wilford (David) and Corde’ Johnson; six great grandchildren – Eric, Dayvon, Paris, Nataliyah, Demetrius and Ariel; and a host of nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.  Visitation will be held on Saturday August 12, 2017 at Clinton United Methodist Church 10700 Brandywine Rd, Clinton, MD 20735 from 9:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service 10:00 a.m.  Interment Gibbons United Methodist Church Cemetery.

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Elizabeth Helen Proctor


On Friday, August 4, 2017, our Beloved Mother Elizabeth Helen Proctor, peacefully accepted her wings.  Helen was born on January 3, 1936, to Maurice and Maggie Butler.  Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Augustus "Buddy" Proctor; parents, Maurice and Maggie Butler; sister, Audrey Proctor and grandson, Matthew Proctor.  Helen leaves to cherish his memories her son: Augustus Jr. (Gus); three daughters: Natalia (Penny) Proctor, Katrinka (Trinkie) Perry, and Samantha (Sam) Proctor; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Visitation will be held on Friday August 11, 2017 at St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church 14908 Main St. Upper Marlboro, Maryland from 9:300 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery Clinton, Maryland.

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Helen Everlena Rosetta Johnson


Helen was born on April 19, 1928 to the late Benjamin and Mary Hill Johnson. She was the youngest of three children as well as the surviving twin. Suddenly, on the morning of August 2, 2017, Helen went home to be with the Lord. In 2008, she began to show signs of Dementia.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving and devoted daughters, Phyllis Vaughn and Atherine Jackson, her dear son-in-law, Dexter Vaughn, beloved sister-in-law, Hilda Johnson, and her work daughters, Gloria Thomas and Patricia Phipps. Also, since June of 2012, her devoted caregivers, Artese Charles, Nida Syner, and Rosa Winborne. Helen was preceded in death by her most cherished sister, Milton Holliday, her beloved brother, Benjamin Johnson, her grandson, Dexter Vaughn, Jr., and her dear caregiver, Ms. Doris Gibbs. She leaves a host of cherished nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Nottingham Myers United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 15601 Brooks Church Road, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772. Family hour from 9:30 to 10:30. Service will begin at 10:30.  Interment Church Cemetery.

Roger S. Johnson



Visitation will be held on Thursday August 3, 2017 at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel 20605 Aquasco Road Aquasco, Maryland from 10:30 a.m. until services 11:30 a.m.  Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, Maryland at 1:45 p.m.

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Darrell Chisley


Visitation will be held on Monday July 31, 2017 at From The Heart Ministries 5055 Allentown Road Suitland, Maryland from 10:00 a.m. until Service 11:00 a.m. Interment Heritage Cemetery Waldorf, Maryland.

Sheila Louise Lee


Sheila Louise Lee of Brandywine, MD was called home on July 20, 2017. She was the daughter of the late James Isiah and Mary Louise Lee. She leaves behind her daughter Joyce Lee Brown, and grandson Amari Isiah Lee, siblings Evelyn Brown, Grace Lee Bryant (Earl), Robert Lee (Dorothy), Barbara Green, Howard Lee, John Lee (Robin), Edith Batioja, Kerry Lee (Renee), and cherished aunt, Ellen Scott.

Visitation will be held on Monday July 31, 2017 at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel 20605 Aquasco Road Aquasco, Maryland 20608 from 9:30 a.m. until  Homegoing Celebration 10:30 a.m.  Interment St. Thomas Church Cemetery.


JOHN HENRY WATSON

On Saturday, July 22, 2017, Our beloved John Henry Watson of Waldorf, MD entered into eternal rest. He leaves a loving wife, (Jerri) Lessie Geraldine, His children, Darryl Shaun Watson (Inez), Cheryl W. Murray (AL). Three grandchildren, Tre and Camari Murray and Sean Miller, two great grandchildren, Carter and Riley Miller. Four brothers, four sisters, special relatives Meredith Baker and Diane Lane, and a host of relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the Journey of Faith Church, 2900 Smallwood Drive W, Waldorf, MD from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m.  Interment will be held on Wednesday August 2, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. at Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, Maryland.

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Crawford "Mickey" Mickles, 82, 

of Clinton, MD passed away on July 19, 2017 at Doctors Community Rehabilitation and Patient Care Center in Lanham, MD.  He was born in Lancaster, SC to the late George Crawford Mickles and Ada

Mae White. He is also predeceased by his brother, Alvin Robinson.
He attended Cardozo High School, Bell Vocation Stationary Engineering  School, and Phelps Vocational School.  He had several careers as a Boiler Maintenance Engineer, Television Technician, Electrical Repairman, and Construction Contractor for WMATA.  He was an Usher serving at Ark of
Safety Christian Church in Upper Marlboro, MD for over 20 years. He was an avid Washington Redskins fan, fisherman, “DIY” Home Contractor, Shade Tree Mechanic, family man, connoisseur of junk food, and a true
worshiper of the Lord. He will always be remembered for his hearty laugh, infectious smile, gift
of gab, quit wit, humor, independent spirit and willingness to help anyone in need.  He is survived by his wife, Clara Mickles; children, Crawford Mickles, Jr. (Edna), Venita Hill (Vincent), Donna Fox-Ridgely, Raywood Mickles (Denise), Gregory Mickles (Charlene), Tiawana Lanham, Jonathan Mickles, Reuben Mickles (Tayloria); sister-in-laws, Pat *Chandler* and Raynette Robinson; sister/cousin, JoAnn Johnson (Eddie) and a host of other cousins, nieces and nephews, and grand- and great -grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Friday July 28, 2017 at the Ark of Safety Christian Church 9402 Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 from 9:00 a.m . until Homegoing Celebration 11:00 a.m.  Interment Washington National Cemetery Suitland, Maryland.

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James S. Price Jr.


on Friday July 7, 2017 of Clinton, Maryland.  Devoted husband of Louise Diane Price.  He leaves to cherish his memory his children, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, and a host of family and friends.  Visitation will be held on Thursday July 20, 2017 at the Adams Funeral Home, P.A. Chapel 20605 Aquasco Road Aquasco, Maryland from 9:30 a.m. until Homegoing Service 10:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery Clinton, Maryland.

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Dorothy Lucinda Montgomery


Dorothy Lucinda Pinkney Montgomery of Chapel Hill Maryland entered into her eternal rest on 
Thursday, July 13, 2017. She was the daughter of the late George and Lillie (West) Pinkney. Dorothy was 
the widow of the late Quentin L. Montgomery of Chapel Hill. She leaves behind Dale Montgomery (Lisa), 
Lynn Montgomery, Denise Deshield (Lumont), and Stephen Montgomery; her sisters Delitha Campbell, 
Etta Newman, Betty Butler (Henry), Leatrice Dade, Rosale Owens; her grandchildren Emel Montgomery, 
Erin Montgomery, Desmond Montgomery, Dominique Deshield, Lavonne Allen (Aundre), Lumont 
Deshield, Jr., special friend Dominique Thornton; great grandchildren Destiny Chimezie, Divine Deshield, 
Aylah Allen; close friend Rose Daniels; and many beloved nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and the 
GUMC family.  Her celebration of life will be Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Grace United Methodist Church 11700 Old Fort Road , Fort Washington, MD 20744. Viewing will be from 9:00-11:00 and the service at 11:00. The interment and repast will follow at Grace United Methodist Church. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 .

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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.

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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.

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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 

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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