Adams Funeral Home, P.a.

20605 Aquasco Road Aquasco, Maryland 20608
Phone: 301-579-6043
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Obituaries

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.

 


Erma Louise Dodson


Arrangements Pending

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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