Adams Funeral Home, P.a.

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

Obituaries

INFORMATION CONCERNING BURIALS FOR ALL VETERANS
We would like to inform our families that anyone who is a Veteran or have a family member who has served in the military and would like to be laid to rest at Maryland State Veterans Cemetery, a DD214 Form is necessary.  The DD214 form shows the Branch of Service, Identificaton Number; as well as Status of Discharge.  
If your loved one does not have  DD214, please see attached link for acquiring DD214 in advance www.dd214.us/methods.html  If you have your DD214 form available please contact the Veterans cemetery of your choice directly to pre register for Interment.   A Pre-interment Program is available for veterans to indicate their desire to be buried in one of the state’s cemeteries.  On a pre-need basis this Program provides initial eligibility for burial.  Please note that a pre-approved interment letter does not finalize eligibility for burial in a Maryland Veterans Cemetery.  The  MDVA reserves the right to confirm final eligibility for burial at the time of death.  To apply complete the Pre Interment Application and mail to the MDVA Cemetery Program or take to the Maryland Veterans Cemetery where interment is desired.

*Effective Immediately, the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Cemetery and Memorial Program does not have a Service Verification Specialist.  This courtesy will no longer be provided by the department and verification of service will be the responsibility of the surviving family or their designated representative.  

Linda Beatrice Butler (70)


of Waldorf, Maryland departed her earthly life on Thursday May 9, 2019 at the Bridge Point Hospital National Harbor in Washington, DC.  Linda leaves to cherish her memory, her three children Ronald (Ronnie), Robert (Poochie) and Sonia (Tootie); her two sisters Sheila Thompson and Tequila Lyles; six brothers Thomas (Lisa), Clarence, Francis (Shissy), Jeffrey, Bruce, and Victor Lyles, five grandchildren Naja, JaQuan, Ariel, Alexis, Tyrone ;and a host of relatives and friends.  Visitation will be held on Friday May 24, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church  201 St Mary's Ave, LaPlata, MD 20646 from 8:30 a.m.  to 9:45 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m.  Interment St. Joseph's Church Cemetery Pomfret, Maryland.

Thomas Conway Proctor


of Clinton, Maryland departed his earthly life on Sunday, May 19, 2019. He leaves to celebrate his legacy and mourn his passing, three children, M. Connita Wilson, Jeanarta A. Apple (Jeffrey), and C. Bryant Proctor (Sherri); two grandchildren, Shane Chaney and Sareena Proctor; two sisters, Tondaleya Butler (Wilson) and Belinda Gore (Matthew); his only niece, Cheryle Savoy and nephews, Eric Savoy and Damon Butler; great-nieces and great-nephews, Antonio, Tiara, Nadia, Trevor and Diamond; great-great niece, Mariah; and a host of other relatives and friends.  Visitation will be held on Thursday May 30, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 8908 Old Branch Ave. Clinton, Maryland from 10:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m.  Interment Private.

Peggy A. Williams


On Wednesday May 22, 2019 of Waldorf, Maryland.  Visitation  will be held on Saturday June 1, 2019 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.

Barbara Chase Terry


On Thursday May 23, 2019 of Chaptico, Maryland. Loving mother of Gregory and Marcus Terry.  Memorial Service Arrangements Pending.

Katina A. Brooks


Visitation will be held on Friday May 17, 2019 at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel 20605 Aquasco Road Aquasco, Maryland 20608 from 10:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service 11:00 a.m.  Interment Heritage Cemetery Waldorf, Maryland.

Mary Edna (Proctor) Colbert

"Edna" (Age 89)

Passed peacefully on May 3, 2019, at her home in Washington, D.C. after a brief illness.  Born on February 14, 1930 to Elizabeth D. (Harley) and Robert L. Proctor.  Preceded in death by her husband of fifty years William Albert Colbert, Jr., five sisters and three brothers.  Beloved mother of Jacqueline, Reginald (Joanne), Everett, Joyce Colbert Elliott, Sharon, Carlton and Derrick (Kecia).  Also survived by 21 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren, two brothers Leo (Lottie) Proctor and Maurice (Barbara) Proctor, Brother-in-law Joseph Campbell and Sister-in-law Shirley Proctor.   A special devoted friend Thomas Watkins and a host of other relatives and friends.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday May 14, 2019 at St. Luke's Catholic Church 4925 East Capitol St. S.E. Washington, DC from 9:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m.  Interment Thursday May 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Quantico National Cemetery  18424 Joplin Rd. Triangle, VA 22172

Donald D. Hill


on Sunday May 5, 2019 of Brandywine, Md.  Devoted father of Renee Young-Howard (Daryl).  He leaves to cherish his Grandchildren, Lacy, Kevin, Lekia Jones, Melissa, Daryl Jr., Mariah, McKayla, and Mckenzie Young.  Great Grandchildren, Samiya, Malaya, Arriyanna, Ryan Jr., Naleya; and Kalia.  One brother Joseph Hill (Lucille), and a host of other relatives and friends.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday May 15, 2019 at St. Michael's Catholic Church 17502 Horsehead Rd, Brandywine, MD 20613 from 9:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery Clinton, Maryland. 

Anita Wade-Hawkins


A Memorial Service for Anita Wade-Hawkins will be held on May 24, 2019 at New Life Church 9690 Shepherds Creek Place La Plata, MD 20646 beginning at 12:00 p.m.   

Spencer Lee Savoy


Visitation will be held on Wednesday May 22, 2019 at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel 20605 Aquasco Road Aquasco, Maryland 20608 from 10:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service 11:00 a.m.  Interment St. Peter's Catholic Church Cemetery Waldorf, Maryland.

Janice L. Bailey


of Brandywine, Maryland. Visitation will be held on Saturday May 11, 2019 at New Community Church of God In Christ 3480 Catterton Place Suite 101, Waldorf, MD 20602 from 9:30 a.m. until Homegoing Service 11:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery Clinton, Maryland.

Richard R. Savoy, Sr. "Ray"


of Indian Head, Maryland. Visitation will be held on Monday May 6, 2019 at St. Peters Catholic Church 3320 St. Peters Drive Waldorf, Maryland from 9:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Interment St. Peters Church Cemetery. 


George Harrison Stewart, Jr.

“ Chubby”


George “Chubby” Harrison Stewart, Jr., of Mechanicsville, Maryland departed from his earthly clay on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at the Hospice House of St. Mary’s, Callaway, Maryland with his loving niece Summer Joi Swales and  ex-nephew-in-law Darian White Sr., by his side. Chubby remained jovial and pleasant throughout his illness.  Chubby made his debut on Wednesday, November 16, 1955 in La Plata, Maryland; a creation of love between the late Mabel (Dade) and the late George Harrison Stewart, Sr.  At three days old baby George went to live with his Aunt Eva (Dade) and her husband James “Melvin” Baker, Sr., along with their four children. Upgrading his first cousins into bonus siblings. Once his eldest sister Carol Ann “Minnie” saw his little fat legs and cheeks she affectionately nicknamed him “Chubby.”  That name stuck with him for his lifetime.  Chubby received his education through St. Mary’s County Public School System.  He was a proud graduate of Chopticon High School Class of 1976. Chubby was known for his athletic abilities in Track and Field. He has State records that are still acknowledge for the 100 yards dash.  He was also a dedicated manager for the Chopticon High School Basketball team.


He was employed by Charles County Department of Public Facilities.  Alongside his mentor and buddy Jim Fedorko. Chubby served as Assistant Park Manager at Pisgah Park in La Plata,  Maryland, which was his home away from home. Pisgah Park was his oasis for ten years.


Chubby loved to talk, he would tie up your time showing the various millions of videos that he had recorded of the park.  We’ve unofficially renamed the Park “George Pisgah Park”.


Chubby had an undeniable love for sports, whether it was watching his favorite NFL team the “Washington Redskins” or watching two generations of greatness play in the NBA. His favorite players were Earvin “Magic” Johnson and LeBron “King” James. His love for basketball spilled over to the younger generation.  He was a mentor and basketball coach for St. Mary’s County Recreation & Parks from 1994 until 2013; then as Gym Supervisor from 2013 until is death. He was the most kind hearted, thoughtful, family-oriented and community driven person anyone could ever meet. It was a blessing for anyone to have known or to have met him.  


He leaves to cherish his fonding and celebrated memories with his wife Sarah who remained his beloved friend and her family; his dearest sister Carol Ann Minor and her husband George; dedicated brother Leonard “Pat” Baker and wife Deborah;  caring brother-in-law James “Bull” Somerville; three sons David Young, Reggie Curtis and Shanelle Stewart and his lovely daughter Kiesha McMillan and husband Roderick “Rod” and their precious baby girl Kira Grace.  Chubby loved being a Pop-Pop. Much loved mother-in-law Mary Evelyn Washington. Two committed nephews Dwayne “Dink” Somerville and Dennis Baker along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.  Adored companion Blanche Thompson and her steadfast daughters Marquita Hargrove and Sherona Thompson.  Several of his closest childhood family friends Tyvie Herbert, Sr., Joseph “Joe-Joe” Young, along with Patrick and Annie Young, all zealously and tirelessly committed their time to remained by his side until is transition.  Chubby was preceded in death by both sets of parents; his sisters Mae Smallwood, Virginia Eastwood, Bucky, Lynn Stewart and Loris Somerville. Brothers Wallace “Boogie” Dent,  Anthony “Georgie” Stewart and James “June” Baker, Jr.


There have been so many people that have been apart of George’s life, that we cannot name them all however, there are a few that hold a special place:  Joseph “Joe-Joe” & Valeen Young, Joe & Marilyn Young, Patrick & Annie Young, Kenneth Mueller, Kenny Sunderland and Mrs. Anna King, The Chopticon High School Class of 1976, Charles County Department of Public Facilities, St. Mary’s County Parks & Recreation Staff, the Fort Foote Baptist Church Family, Marshall & Lyles Families, Thompson Family, Hospice House of St. Mary’s and Maryland Oncology Hematology Staff.


John 8:12

Again, Jesus spoke to them, saying “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will by no means walk in darkness, but will possess the light of life.”   We all truly know that George Harrison “Chubby” Stewart, Jr.,  walks in the light.


Visitation will be held on Thursday May 9, 2019 at Fort Foote Baptist Church  8310 Fort Foote Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744 from 10:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service 11:00 a.m.  Interment Heritage Cemetery Waldorf, Maryland.

Geneva Hawkins-Carter


of Clinton, Maryland. Visitation will be held on Friday May 10, 2019 at Union Bethel AME Church 6810 Floral Park Road Brandywine, Maryland from 10:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service 11:00 a.m. Interment Church Cemetery.

Mary Doris Proctor


on Monday April 22, 2019 of Brandywine, Maryland.  Loving wife of James Warren Proctor.  Loving mother of Randy, Paulette, Dixielee, 2 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren, 2 sisters, 2 brothers,  and  host of other relatives and friends.  Visitation will be held on Thursday May 2, 2019 at St. Michael's Catholic Church 17502 Horsehead Rd, Brandywine, MD 20613 from 11:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 12:30 p.m. Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, Maryland  2:30 p.m.


In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the local hospice organization or John Hopkins - Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.



LaVerne Wanda Kittrell


on Thursday April 11, 2019 of Clinton, Maryland.  Visitation will be held on Friday April 26, 2019 at Union Bethel AME Church 6810 Floral Park Road Brandywine, Maryland from 9:30 a.m. until Services 10:30 a.m. Interment Harmony Memorial Cemetery Landover, Maryland.   


In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Laverne's memory can made to:
So Others Might Eat (SOME) at: https://www.some.org/give/donate-now, check the box next to, “I’d like to make this contribution in honor or in memory of someone”.  Laverne  Kittrell.  Checks In Memory of Laverne may be sent directly to SOME at,  71 O Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. In the memo line please add “In memory of Laverne Kittrell”.  You may call SOME directly at the number listed on the website.  
  

Warden Lee Haley Jr., 78 


on Monday April 15, 2019 of Hughesville, Maryland was born on April 17, 1940 in Warrenton, Virginia to the late Pauline Messineo and Warden Haley Sr. Devoted husband of Barbara Alice Haley.  Beloved Father of David (Robin), Theresa (Frankie), Susan (Marlow), Dawn (Kevin), April (Joseph).  He leaves to cherish 12 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren, 10 brothers, 8 sisters, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Warden was a 45 year employee of National Plumbing and Heating.  Upon retirement he spent his "Golden Years" at his home in Hughesville at the "Haley House" as we call it. His favorite hobbies included fixing up the house and cutting grass.  All of his Grandchildren looked up to him as a Hero.  Warden will be missed by his family, friends, and entire community.  Visitation will be held on Monday April 29, 2019 at New Life Church 9690 Shepherds Creek Place Laplata, Maryland from 10:00 a.m. until Services 11:00 a.m. Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, Maryland 1:00 p.m.

William Vernon Griffith, Sr.


of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, departed this life peacefully on Saturday March 30, 2019.  He is survived by his
children, Sherrie and "Rusty" (Robin), his brother Girard and sister Delores Parker (Tyler), three grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.  Visitation to be held on Tuesday April 9, 2019 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 14908 Main St, Upper Marlboro, MD from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Visitation continues on Wednesday April 10, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m.  Interment at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton, Maryland.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in his memory are made to Hospice of the Chesapeake or So Others Might Eat (SOME) https://www.some.org/give/donate-now

Jerri Dean Perkins Henderson


Jerri Dean Perkins Henderson of Toledo, Ohio departed this life peacefully on April 2nd, 2019.  The memorial service will be held at Adams Funeral Home, P.a., 20605 Aquasco Road, Aquasco, MD 20608 on Saturday, April 13, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made for Jerri Dean's grandson's 529 accounts in honor of her lifelong commitment to education and as a career educator. 


To make a donation, please follow the steps below:


1. Go to Ugift529.com 

2. Enter the Ugift code:   Ugift code for Elisha Lewis: G46-X6T 

                             Ugift code for Zach Lewis: S4P-W6C
                                                               3. Enter your name and the amount of your gift. 
                                                              4. Make your gift via electronic funds transfer or check.