Grant Marcellus Richardson, III
departed this life on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Hospice of Charles County, with his loving mother by his side. Grant was born on August 12, 1972 in Washington, DC to the late Grant M. Richardson, Jr. and Peggy (Richardson) Burthey. Grant was educated in the Charles County Public School System, attending Walter J. Mitchell and Milton M. Somers schools, graduating from Maurice J. McDonough High School in 1992. He also attended Charles County Community College. Grant was preceded in death by his father, grandparents Iver and Beatrice Johnson, and Herb and Salome Howard; aunt Veronica Coates, uncles James Coates, Luke Shaw, Jr., Michael Richardson, and Gerald Pratt; and stepfather Rember Burthey. Grant is survived by sons Marcus and Trey, daughter Tierra; mother Peggy Burthey; aunts Cynthia Shaw and Janice Perkins; uncles Joseph Johnson (Dazzell), Gregory Moore Sr., Myron Richardson, Edward Boulware, Andre Boulware, and Reginald Hackett; great-aunt Ida Makle; great-uncles Henry Brawner (Mary) and Joseph Brawner Sr. (Delores); hundreds of cousins to include Brian Makle, Kevin Coates (Thomasina), Sherry Makle, Gail Coates, Lori Makle-Sellman (Thomas), Katika Gayles (Rodney), Jonata Johnson, Shawn Coates, Alisha Coates, Ashley Kimbrough (Ashton), Brittany Coates; godparents William Washington and Edith Washington; half-brother Michael Campbell; mother of his children Sharon Richardson; and a host of other relatives, friends and coworkers. Services will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 4590 St. Joseph Way, Pomfret, Maryland. Visitation will be held from 10am to 10:45am, with Mass of Christian Burial following at 11am. Interment following at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in Grant’s name be made to Hospice of Charles County, Inc., 2505 Davis Road, Waldorf, MD 20603 (301.861.5319, www.hospiceofcharlescounty.org).
Mary Delores Proctor
At the age of 82, Mary Delores Proctor was called to eternal rest on Thursday, January 3, 2019. Delores was the third child born to the late John M. "Pete" Windsor, Sr. and Mary Edna Windsor. She was preceded in death by brothers William "David" Windsor, Gary Hall, Thomas "Brother" Windsor, Carl "Rusty" Windsor, James "Jimmy" Windsor and sister Phyllis Ann Windsor. Delores was raised on the Bowieville Farm on Church Road in Upper Marlboro, MD. She learned her hard work ethics on the farm while caring for her younger siblings, picking vegetables from their huge garden, preparing meals, working in the tobacco field and many other chores. She was educated at Frederick Douglass High School. Later, she met and married Vincent Jerome Proctor and moved to Brandywine, Maryland where she began her first job working at the Waldorf Hotel. Shortly after, she started her career as a school bus driver for special needs children with the Prince George's County Public Schools and retired after 30 years of service. Throughout the years, she was a member of the TB/Brandywine Softball Team, Billiards Pool League, Fun Bunch Bowling League, Saint Dominic's Ladies Auxiliary #303 of Aquasco/Knights of St John International, and the Piscataway Conoy Tribe of Maryland. Delores loved ICE CREAM, jigsaw puzzles (the bigger, the better), dancing, bingo, casino bus trips, riding her lawnmower, attending the annual Knights of St John's Military Ball, volunteering at the church picnics and Sunday School. She was well known for her fried chicken and potato salad. Best of all, she loved getting together with her brothers and sisters and their families for food, laughter, playing cards and sleigh riding. Left to cherish her memory is her husband Vincent, three children, Jerome "Jerry" Proctor, Beverly (Douglas L.) Coppock, and Zelda Proctor; five grandchildren, Sheldon Williams, Adrian Williams, David (Lucia) Proctor, Brittany Coppock and Dionna Coppock; six great grandchildren, Javier Williams, Jayden Williams, LaDanian Williams, Jacari Williams, Micco Proctor, and Eli Friend; with one great-great grandchild on the way. Also, her brothers John M. "Bunny" Windsor Jr, and Bernard "Randy" Windsor, her sister Ethel Nelson and not to forget, her wonderful nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday January 16, 2019 at St. Michael's Catholic Church 17510 Aquasco Road Baden, Maryland from 9:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery Clinton, Maryland.
Hilda Elia Ford "Hennie"
Hilda Elia Ford affectionately known to family and friends as “Hennie” departed peacefully from this life on the evening of Saturday, January 5, 2019, at her home in Waldorf, Maryland. Hennie was born on July 13, 1961, to the late James Joseph Ford and Mary Geneva Ford. Hennie was educated in Charles County Public School System;she attended Thomas Stone High School. After attending school, Hennie became employed with Charles County Public School System working as a Food Service Worker and a Bus Aide. Hennie also devoted her time as a Sunday School Teacher at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church in Benedict, Maryland spreading God’s Gospel to children. Hennie met her life-long companion of 42 years, Francis Jerome Brawner, Sr at Venus Bar in Waldorf, Maryland. Together they had three children; Junior, Latoya and Tiease. Hennie enjoyed cooking for family and friends; there was always a spot for anyone tojoin in and fellowship in her home. Hennie would volunteer and assist her family at functions to help prepare meals with them.Her children enjoyed her fried chicken, fried fish, crab cakes and sweet potatoes. Hennie loved spending time with her grandchildren Kaden, Tyren, Ja’bari and Kamern; Kam Kam referred to Hennie as Mommy. Hennie was the life of the party. She would make strangers feel more than welcomed and invite them into her home, as if they were family. Hennie was always there to help anyone in need, no matter what she had to do, she took the time to make sure anybody and everyone was okay. Hennie lived life to the fullest; she was a smooth trash talker and the one who could back it up. If your met Hennie once you would never forget her, she left you with a lasting impression and would have you laughing for days. At family gatherings she was the center of attention,whether it was wearing her son’s motorcycle gear or just showing off in costumes.She loved the outdoors and enjoyed entertaining with her nieces and nephews;sharing a cold drink or two and some good old folktale. She enjoyed playing cards with her sisters, dancing, singing and karaoke. One of her latest favorite songs was “Sidepiece” and boy could she grind to that. Hennie will be remembered by one of her sayings, “I am a small piece of leather, well put together”. Hennie’s favorite color was red, which represented the blood and the love she shared with all of her family. Hennie encouraged everyone to spread love, to enjoy one another and for everyone to get along. Hennie’s favorite football team was the Washington,Redskins (if you had anything bad to say about her skins then be prepared because she was coming back with a fight). If you were hanging with Hennie, then you knew to be prepared she would be up all night, and the last one standing. Hennie lives on as she has reunited with her parents; James and Mary; her brothers James, Jr. and Ricky; her sisters Judy, Catherine, Maggie and Elaine; her brother-n-laws John Thomas, Sr., James Farmer, Sr., Charles Brawner, James Brawner, Douglas Shorter; a sister-n-law Gleness Brawner and her nephew, Ronnie Ford. Hennie leaves to cherish her memory to her life-long companion, Francis; her son,Junior (Shannen); her daughters Latoya and Tiease; her grandsons, Kaden, Tyren, Ja’bari and Kamren; her sisters Shirley, Barbara, Tammy and Brenda; her brother,James (Katie); her sister-n-laws Sheila, Diane, Lisa Proctor, Jeanette, Brenda Sherrill, Debra (Dennis) Posey, and Mary (Martine) Castillo; her brother-n-laws Earl (Agnes) B, Joseph (Frances), Richard, Ronald, and Kevin (Tasha); her Godchildren Brittany Ford, Shanice Briscoe, Wayne Sutton, Jr., and DJ Robinson,Jr.; her good friends Debra Cannon, Joan Proctor, Diane Brawner, Tasha Carroll and Mary Toye; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.
Visitation Will Begin at 9:00a.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at New Life Church located at 9690 Shepherds Creek Place, La Plata, Maryland 20646. Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at Saint Peter's Church Cemetery Waldorf, Maryland
James Ignatius Reeves, Jr.
was called to eternal rest on January 9, 2019. James was born to James I. Reeves, Sr. and
Hilda Marie on November 10, 1959 in Hughesville, Maryland. As a child, James and his family worshipped
at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church located in Bryantown, MD. James matriculated through the Charles County
Public School System and graduated from Thomas Stone High School. Later he attended TESST Electronics
He had a varied career, which included working at Andrews Air Force Base (AAFB) in landscaping and design and later in Communications. James also worked as a CDL driver for school systems and provided short- and long-range transportation in the trucking and bus industries. James and Gail Teresa Alexander were joined in Holy Matrimony on September 19, 1992 and welcomed their son, Isaiah James Reeves on October 26, 1998. He united with St. John United Baptist Church in Washington, DC, where he sang with the Chancel Choir, attended Sunday School, and assisted the Pastor and church with various initiatives.
One of his greatest enjoyments was working on cars “the faster, the better.” James ensured his Corvette was in immaculate condition! A ‘die hard’ Dallas Cowboys fan, James loved having fun and enjoyed talking about football, basketball and golf with his buddies. He cherished spending time with his family and church members, and treasured the time spent with neighbors. James, beloved husband, father, son, and friend is survived by his wife Gail; son Isaiah; parents James Reeves, Sr. and Hilda; siblings Patricia Tyer (DeSales), Russell Reeves (Althea), Diane Reeves, Lorraine Hall (Clarence), and Brenda Rountree (Miles); sister-in-law Vanessa Reeves; parents-in-law Rev. Dr. John M. Alexander, Jr. and Amy; brother-in-law Benjamin Alexander (Darricka); aunts Agnes Chase (Francis), Ruby Campbell, Shirley Neal (George), Barbara Allen, Dollie Reeves, Julia Reeves and Mary Reeves; uncles Charles Campbell, Joseph Reeves (Jean), and George Reeves (Diane); goddaughter, Dianna Capers (Jay); nieces and nephews: Derrick Washington, Michelle Spencer, Lawanne Martin, Felicia Hurge, Terrell Reeves, Shameik Pelt, Demory Greenfield, Shanell Bradley, Jarrvon Hall, Latica Reeves, Katrina Reeves, Aubin Reeves, Jr.; and a host of relatives, friends, and loved ones. James was preceded in death by his brother Aubin Reginald Reeves. Visitation will be held on Thursday January 17, 2019 at St. John United Baptist Church 6343 13th St. NW Washington DC. from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday January 18, 2019 at Calvary Gospel Church 1150 Berry Rd, Waldorf, MD 20603 from 9:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service 11:00 a.m. Interment St. Mary's Church Cemetery Bryantown, Maryland.
Ruth E. Turner
Home going Celebration of Life for Ruth E. Turner
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Westphalia United Methodist Church
9363 D’Arcy Road
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774
Viewing: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Funeral Service: 12:00 pm
Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery
Curtis Lee Scott "Beast"
Visitation will be held on Friday January 11, 2019 at Grace United Methodist Church 11700 Old Fort Road Fort Washington, Md 20744 from 10:00 a.m. until Services 11:00 a.m. Interment Gibbons Church Cemetery Brandywine, Maryland.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday January 12, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at the Adam Funeral Home Chapel 20605 Aquasco Road Aquasco, Maryland.
Mary Viola Makle
of Malcolm-Waldorf, Maryland transitioned to Eternal Rest on Sunday December 23, 2018. Visitation will be held on Friday January 4, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service 11:00 a.m. at Union Bethel AME Church 6810 Floral Park Road Brandywine, Maryland. Interment St. Peter's Church Cemetery Waldorf, Maryland.
Alberta Lucealia Gray (91)Of Brandywine, MD passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Lowell Gray. She is survived by two sons, James L. Gray Sr. (Roberta) and Francis L. Gray (Agatha) and grandchildren Karen Gray, James Gray Jr. (Audra), Mark Gray (Christine), Lemar Gray and London Gray. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren and a host of loving relatives and friends. Services will be held Friday, January 4, 2019 at Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church (St. Joseph Center), 11704 Duley Station Road, Upper Marlboro, MD visitation at 10am followed by mass of Christian Burial at 11am. Interment will be on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to Capital Caring, PO Box 1576, Merrifield, VA 22116.
Joseph Samuel (Sammy) Thomas (Age 66)
of Brandywine, Maryland transitioned to Eternal Rest on Saturday, December 8, 2018. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Mary Thomas; four sisters, Carolyn, Rose, Jane, and Alice E. Thomas; two brothers, Peter and Jesse Thomas; one brother-in-law, one sister-in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and church family. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2018, at Adams Funeral Home Chapel, 20605 Aquasco Road, Aquasco, Maryland from 10:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service at 11:00 a.m. Interment Heritage Memorial Cemetery, Waldorf, Maryland.
Dorethea “Refa” Edwards of Accokeek, Md transitioned to eternal peace on Friday, December 7, 2018. Dorethea is preceded in death by her parents (Calvin & Evelyn Newman) and her sister (Wanda). Refa leaves to cherish her memories by her loving husband Robert L. Edwards; her children Nicholette Hammond and Giovanni Newman (Kisha); 3 “Bonus” children Lavonne “BC”, Curtis, and Bob; 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; her sisters Cozette (Gene) and Jamice; 2 brother-in-Laws Hurtt (Darlene) and Odelee (Angie); 3 sister-in-laws Flossie, Bernice (Dee), and Juanita. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, clients, and friends who will always remember her fondly. Visitation will be held on Friday December 21, 2018 at the Spirit of Faith Christian Center 2261 Oxon Run Dr, Hillcrest Heights, MD 20748 from 9:30 a.m. until Homegoing Service 11:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery 8000 Woodyard Road Clinton, Maryland.
Ellen N. Scott
On the evening of Wednesday, December 12, 2018, God reached beneath puffy clouds and recruited one of the sweetest angels on earth to His heavenly realm. He called Ellen Naomi Scott home. Ellen’s life was productive and purposeful. She leaves behind family and friends that were touched by her generous and caring sprit, and motherly mentorship.
Ellen Naomi Scott (nee Lee), one of ten children, was born in Baden, Maryland on January 17, 1927 to the late William Henry and Mary Alice Lee. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, known for possessing a very caring, genuine, and generous spirit. Ellen was preceded in death by her parents William Lee and Mary Alice Lee; siblings, James Isiah Lee, Perrie Nelson Lee, Harriet Lee, Robert T. Lee, John Marshall Lee, Willie Lee, Dennis Lee, Alice Cole, and Raymond Lee; husband, John Francis Scott; children Brenda Lee, and son Herbert Lee. She leaves to mourn her loss children, Ellen Aurelia Bennett (Ernest Bennett, Jr.), Raymond Anthony Lee, Sr. (Zina Lee), and Myron Francis Scott (Sheila Scott); grandchildren, Lyndon Fitzgerald Lee (Lisa Hawkins-Lee), Yolonda Aurelia Lee, Raymond Anthony Lee, Jr., Antoine Xavier Lee, Irvina Renee’ Bennett, Ernest Bennett III, and Justina Scott; great-grandchildren, Javonte’, Draquel, Zahria, Elijah, Marquel, Raylin, Jamir, Micah, Takari, Darrian, Tarren, and Ryanne; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held on Saturday December 22, 2018 at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel 20605 Aquasco Road Aquasco, Maryland from 9:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service 10:30 a.m. Interment St. Thomas Cemetery Baden, Maryland.
Edward W. Gillespie Jr.
born February 14th 1958, passed peacefully at home in Aquasco, Maryland on December 18, 2018. Beloved Son of Edward W. Gillespie Sr. and Sarah E. Delauder. Beloved Brother of Donald A. Gillespie , Judith D Gillespie, James D. Gillespie, Mark E. Gillespie and Brian Baughman. Loving Father of Samantha Gillespie, Ashley Gillespie and Jake Gillespie. Also survived by grandchildren, extended family and friends. Eddie enjoyed his long career as a Roofing Technician and Home Improvement Contractor. Eddie's passion in life included hunting, fishing, crabbing and spending time with friends. Born in Chester Pa., his love for hunting began with his Father in Schenectady NY on the farm. His love of hunting continued throughout his life along with his love of fishing and crabbing on the Patuxent River at Eagle Harbor. Eddie will be deeply missed as he was an outstanding and loving friend and family member. He was always willing to help anyone with home repairs or whatever he could do to help anyone in need. He would spend hours listening to a friend that just needed to talk. His love, laughter and compassion for life will be deeply missed. Family visitation will be held on Sunday December 23, 2018 at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel 20605 Aquasco Road Aquasco, Maryland from 2:00 p.m. - 4 p.m.. Interment Private
John A. Wade "Teenie"
Visitation will be held on Monday December 17, 2018 at St. Mary's Catholic Church 13715 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, Maryland from 10:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Interment St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery.
Harry Lee Butler
On Tuesday December 11, 2018 of Aquasco, Maryland. Loving husband of Frances Butler. He leaves to cherish his memory 1 daughter Ruby Butler, 1 son Joseph Lee Butler, 2 Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Tuesday December 18, 2018 at St. Phillips Episcopal Church 13801 Baden Westwood Rd, Brandywine, MD 20613 from 10:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service 11:00 a.m. Interment Heritage Cemetery Waldorf, Maryland.
Rudolph DeSales Toye "Jack"
Visitation will be held on Wednesday December 19, 2018 at St. Mary's Catholic Church 13715 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, Maryland from 10:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Interment St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery.