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.  

Marquita V. Sendish, 33


of Waldorf, Maryland entered into eternal rest September 7, 2019. Marquita devoted her life to caring for her 3 children to include homeschooling them. She was predeceased by her maternal grandfather Paul Makle and her fraternal grandparents Otto and Edna Sendish. Marquita is survived by her 3 children Tristan, Braylen and Caiden Hobbs, their father Thomas Hobbs, her parents Andras and Paula Sendish, sister Denita Sendish, brother Cassius Sendish, grandmother Ethel Makle and a host of devoted family and friends. A memorial service will be held Tuesday September 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm at Adams Funeral Home, 20605 Aquasco Road, Aquasco, MD 20608.  Interment Private

Edna Mae Johnson-Andrews (84)


Edna Andrews, aged 84 peacefully passed away September 7, 2019 at
Washington Hospital Center.  She is survived by her husband Willie
Andrews and her daughters Carolyn Adams and Kathryn Dunbar.  Visitation will be held on Thursday September 19, 2019 at Clinton United Methodist Church 10700 Brandywine Rd, Clinton, MD 20735 from 9:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service 11:00 a.m.  Interment Harmony Memorial Cemetery Landover, Maryland.


David Anthony Ross Jr. (39)


On September 9, 2019 of Landover, Maryland.  Loving husband of Shavonne Ross.  Visitation will be held on Friday September 20, 2019 at  City of Praise Family Ministries 8501 Jericho City Dr, Landover, MD 20785 from 9:00 a.m. until Homegoing Celebration 11:00 am.  Interment Maryland National Memorial Park Laurel, Maryland.

Wanda Bartholomew


On Monday September 16, 2019 of Landover Hills, Maryland.  Visitation will be held on Thursday September 26, 2019 at St. Peter's Catholic Church  3320 Saint Peters Drive, Waldorf, MD 20601 from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Interment Private.

Hilda B. Proctor


Visitation will be held on Friday September 27, 2019 at the  Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church 11704 Duley Station Rd, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 from 10:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery Clinton, Maryland.

Mary J. Smallwood


Arrangements Pending

Tiron D. Buckner


Arrangements Pending

James W. Mason


Arrangements Pending

Mary Louise Butler-Neal (Sissy) Age 78


on Wednesday September 4, 2019 of Waldorf, Maryland.  Daughter of the late William Henry Butler, Sr. and Mary Madeline Butler Jordan. She was born April 2, 1941 in California, MD and received her education at the Benjamin Banneker High School in Loveville, Maryland. Mary was employed with B&B Maintenance in the late 80’s. She enjoyed spending time with her family, getting up early on Saturday mornings going to yard sales, cooking fried chicken, potato salad and her famous Southern MD Stuffed Ham. She also enjoyed fishing.  She also enjoyed watching her favorite TV shows, Soap Operas, Family Feud, Beat Shazam and the Music Channel. Mary also enjoyed talking on the phone to all her family and friends. Mary was a magnificent Mother, Grandmother and Great Grand Mother. She had a longtime companion Harry Dorsey.  In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by her sister: Mary Agnes Butler. Brothers: Thomas Edward Jordan, John Richard Jordan, James Paul Jordan, Robert Lee Jordan, John Butler, William Butler Jr., Thomas Butler. Two brothers-in-law: James Bush and Thomas Lee Campbell.  She is survived by her sister Frances Campbell and brother James Butler Sr. (Patricia) and sister-in-law Louise Jordan. Her children Robert Butler (Barbara), Annie Dorsey, Yvonne Butler, Melvin Butler, and Tina Marshall (Dennis). Her grandchildren Charles Butler, Nelson Butler (Karen), Maurice Brown Jr., Al-lea James, Kayla Butler, Jawava Butler, Demetrius Grymes (Andrea), Melvin Butler Jr. (Sareka), D’Amato Butler, Denicia Marshall, Delontey Butler, Shaniece Marshall, Tre’von Butler, and Jamyra Grymes. Mary has 29 great grand-children, 1 great-great grandchild, and one god child Pierre Butler. Mary also is the mother of 8 stepchildren from her previous marriage.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday September 11, 2019 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church 22800 Washington St. Leonardtown, Maryland 20650 from 10:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m.  Interment Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery Lexington Park, Maryland. 


Michael Proctor


Visitation will be held on Monday  September 9, 2019 at St Michael's Church 17502 Aquasco Road  Brandywine Maryland from 9:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery Clinton, Maryland.

Martha Reeder Shorter Slaughter,(102)


formerly of the Chapel Hill community in Fort Washington, Maryland in Prince George's County, passed away on September 6, 2019, at Carver Rehabilitation & Living Center in Durham, North Carolina. Martha was born in Chapel Hill to James Henry Shorter and Margaret Reeder  Shorter on February 17, 1917. She grew up attending Grace United Methodist Church. She began school in her community and finished her education in Washington, D.C. public schools. She married Theodore Sylvester Slaughter on January 11, 1936, in Washington, D.C. From this union, their daughter Peggy Ann was born. He spent his career as a federal government employee. She worked for the federal government, for the District of Columbia Public Schools, for Howard University, and caring for various children in her family. She enjoyed reading and crocheting. She and her friends met regularly to play Bingo and the Pokeno card game. She was also active in John Stewart Methodist Episcopal Church and in Hughes Memorial United
Methodist Church in Washington, D.C.  In addition to her husband and her parents, Martha was preceded in death by brothers Stephen, Robert, and Arthur Shorter; sisters Lucille Snowden and Carrie Travers, and niece Marva Travers.  Martha is survived by daughter Peggy Hardy (Floyd), granddaughter Rachel A. Hardy and grandson Brian D. Hardy; sister Clara Plummer; nephews Raphael A. Plummer (Zelma), James K. Travers (Sandra), Stephen Travers (Nikki), William D. Travers, Timothy C. Travers; great nieces Raquel Cherry (Anthony), Rochelle Prince (Thomas), Stephanie Travers, Shayne Travers, and great-great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Friday September 13, 2019 at Grace United Methodist Church 11700 Old Fort Road Fort Washington, Maryland 20744 from 10:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service 11:00 a.m. Interment Maryland National Memorial Park Laurel, Maryland.

William Isaac Dockett


The family of William Isaac Dockett wish to anounce the death of their father, brother and uncle.  William departed this lift at the age of 89 on August 29, 2019 while hospitalized at Georgetown University Hospital.  William, born October 6, 1929, grew up in Brandywine, Maryland with his parents, William Nathan and Mary Margaret Dockett and five siblings: Charlotte, Hermione, Phillip, James and Ward (Mac). He attended Frederick Douglass High School, in Upper Marlboro, MD before enrolling in the US Army. He married Viola Scott, also from Brandywine and was blessed with three children: William (Ronald), Patricia and Anthony.  William was a proud husband, father, brother and good friend to many. Standing at the height of 6”4”, compared to his other siblings, he was “the tall one”. He worked many years and retired from the US Postal Service in Washington, DC.  He is preceded in death by parents, William N Docket and Mary Dockett; wife Viola Scott, sister Charlotte and brothers Phillip and Ward (Mac).  He will be missed by his children, siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  The children wish to acknowledge with deep appreciation the many expressions of love, concern and kindness during this time of bereavement.  PRIVATE INTERMENT




Gloria Aletha (Richardson) Proctor (Age 66)

Gloria Aletha Proctor, of Brandywine, MD, was born on December 4, 1952. Gloria passed away peacefully in her home, on Thursday, August 22, 2019, surrounded

by her loving family. She leaves to cherish her memories, her loving husband, Richard Proctor; daughter, Gloria “Tricia” George; son, Richard “Tay” Proctor; grandchildren;

great grandchildren; and a host of other family members and friends.

Visitation  will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 3320 Saint Peters Drive, Waldorf, MD 20601 from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Interment St. Peter’s Catholic Church Cemetery.

James Warren Proctor


on Monday August 26, 2019 of Brandywine, Maryland.  Warren at 94 succumbed to alzheimer's and the loss of his devoted wife Doris 4 months ago.  He leaves his son Randell Proctor, and daughters Dixielee Proctor and Paulette Townes. As a young man Warren joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed on the USS Markob out of Olathe Kansas Naval Base.  After his military career, he returned to Andrews Air Force Base where he worked for 36 years.  Visitation will be held on Thursday September 5, 2019 at St Michael's Church 17502 Aquasco Road  Brandywine Maryland from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m.  Interment 1:00 p.m. Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, Maryland.

Alice L. McIntyre


on Tuesday August 20, 2019 of Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Service will be held on Friday September 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel 20605 Aquasco Road Aquasco, Maryland 20608.  Interment Heritage Cemetery Waldorf, Maryland.

Michael Thomas

Slipped away peacefully on Wednesday August 14, 2019. Visitation will be held on Monday August, 26, 2019 at New Life Church 9690 Shepherds Creek Place, LaPlata, MD 20646 from 9:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service 11:00 a.m. Interment Heritage Memorial Cemetery Waldorf, Maryland.

Shirley Earline Duckett 


was born on November 20, 1937 in Washington DC to the late Chauncey and Ersalete Taylor. She entered into eternal peace on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 surrounded by her family. In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Duckett; *one son, Darryl Duckett Sr.; one daughter, Dawn Taylor; one step-daughter, Joyce; one son-in-law, Clifford Lancaster; one granddaughter, Tara Taylor; two grandsons, Antwann Duckett and Darryl Duckett, Jr.; three brothers,  Floyd, Richard and Bernard Taylor; and two sisters, Evoral Mason and Eva Mae Jenifer.  She leaves to celebrate her life, her children; Vanessa Taylor-Lancaster, Goiga Duckett, Dwayne (Colise) Duckett, Stephen (Jacqueline) Duckett, and

Stacey and Stephanie Duckett; two step-children, David Duckett and Sylvia Jiggetts; twenty-five grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren; and thirteen great-great grandchildren. She also leaves to cherish her memory, her siblings, Jean Taylor, Wesley Taylor, Jeannette Jenkins, Alton Jenifer and Veronica Delilly; a very special cousin, Alberta Harlaque; a lifetime friend, Florence Young; and a host of other relatives and friends.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday August 28, 2019 at Grace United Methodist Church 11700 Old Fort Road Ft. Washington, Maryland from 9:30 a.m. until Homegoing Service 10:30 a.m.  Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, Maryland. 

Giles Diggs


A Memorial Service will be held on Monday August 26, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel 20605 Aquasco Road Aquasco, Maryland 20608.  Interment will be held on Tuesday August 27, 2019 at 1:45 p.m. at Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, Maryland.

William Delaney Hunt (79)

On Sunday August 4, 2019 of Clinton, MD.  Loving father of Rev. Dr. C. Anthony Hunt (Lisa), CasSandra Hunt Watt (Frank); and Rodney D. Hunt.  He leaves to cherish his memory 5 Grandchildren, 1 Great-Grandchild, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Visitation will be held on Saturday August 24, 2019 at Union Bethel AME Church 6410 Floral Park Road Brandywine, Maryland from 10:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service 11:00 a.m.  Interment Gibbons United Methodist Church Cemetery Brandywine, Maryland.

Henry R. Jones Jr.


Visitation will be held on Friday August 23, 2019 at St. Mary's Catholic Church  13715 Notre Dame Pl, Bryantown, Maryland from 10:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 a.m.  Interment Church Cemetery.