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.  

 Minister Cora E. Moore


transitioned to the Kingdom on Sunday June 30 2019 
at Collington Senior Community in Bowie MD. Minister Moore leaves her devoted daughter, Tia M. Watson, loving grandchildren, Jiamond Watson and
John Watson, II of Washington, DC , her godson Sylvester Plater, and her youngest two loved sisters, Dorothy Moore and Shirley Blair-Brown of Brandywine, MD and cherished by a host of close family and close friends.  Celebration of Life for Cora E. Moore will be held on Sunday July 14, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at Union Bethel AME Church, 6810 Floral Park Road Brandywine, MD.  Visitation will continue on Monday July 15, 2019 at Union Bethel AME Church, Brandywine, MD from 10:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service 11:00 a.m.  Interment Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery Brandywine, Maryland.

Corwin Isaac Matthews,


son of the late George I. Matthews and the late Marian E Matthews was born on January 3, 1962 in Washington, DC. He suddenly departed this life on Monday, July 8, 2019 due to a heart-attack. Corwin was the second of 4 children including his older sister, Marcia, and two younger brothers, Gerald and Reginald.  Corwin grew up on Alabama Avenue in Southeast DC and attended Stanton Elementary School, Kramer Jr. High School. In 1980, Corwin graduated from Anacostia Senior High School where he was a member of the Junior & Varsity football teams. He then attended Lincoln Technical Institute and landed his first career job at Pohanka Oldsmobile Dealership in Marlow Heights, MD. A few years later Corwin landed his lifelong career job at WMATA (Metro), where he gave 30 plus years of dedicated service as a Fleet Servicer. Corwin received numerous awards over his long career and was scheduled to retire in the fall of 2019.

As a child, Corwin traveled often with his siblings and parents throughout the country and Canada. Corwin was a Cub Scout and became a yellow belt in karate as a child. He loved building plastic model cars, playing with race car tracks along with electric football sets! As a teen and young adult, he would attend concerts at the Old Capital Center. He Loved Parliament Funkadelic, WWF Wrestling, and the Roller Derby! Being the first to drive in the house, he would often take his brothers to area skating rinks and DC Go-Go's. He was always there for his family as well as neighbors. As an adult, he loved working on cars, dining out, gambling, and of course his biggest passion was his love for his Dallas Cowboys! Later in life he had serious health issues with his heart and knees yet, he still kept moving on until the very end.  Left to cherish Corwin's memories is his Loving Sister, Marcia Pleasants. Loving Brothers, Gerald Matthews and Reginald Matthews and a host of other relatives including his Uncle Wilson & Aunt Gwen Matthews, Brother-in-law Edward Pleasants, Sister-in-law Teresa Matthews, Nephews Gerald Jr., Spencer, Gerald III, Nieces Michelle Maiden, Great Nieces Candyce, Marcia, and Jada. Cousins Janis Canady, Kenneth Smith Sr., Kevin Smith Sr., Stephanie Matthews, Earl Burwell, and Ruby Boyd, June & Shirley Macon and Family.  Visitation will be held on Friday July 19, 2019 at Kent Baptist Church 7006 Flagstaff Road Landover/Hyattsville, Maryland  20785 from 10:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service 11:00 a.m.   Interment Ft. Lincoln Cemetery Brentwood, Maryland.



Eugene Darnell Smith (Age 34)


on Sunday June 23, 2019 of Brandywine, Maryland.  Loving son of Robert Smith and Jonnetta Dent.  He leaves to cherish his memory his Grandmother Elsie L. Dent and a host of relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Saturday July 20, 2019 at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel 20605 Aquasco Road Aquasco, Maryland from 9:00 a.m. until Homegoing Celebration 10:30 a.m.  Interment St. Thomas Church Cemetery Baden, Maryland.

James Windsor


Arrangements Pending

Arthur Phillip Brown


After a prolonged illness, in the peaceful early hours of Monday morning June 24, 2019, Arthur P. Brown, Sr., 79, of White Plains, Maryland answered the call of his Heavenly Father at his home surrounded by his family.  Arthur was born February 17, 1940 in Roanoke, Virginia to the late Edgar Brown and Pauline Howard Brown. He was the youngest of 9 children.  In 1966, Arthur met and married the love of his life the beautiful Fern Wood Brown. They have four children from their union.  Arthur was educated in the Roanoke Virginia Public School System. He attended Lucy Addison High School where he was revered for his phenomenal athletic abilities in basketball, football and track. He was the first 12 Letterman in the history of the school. When Arthur graduated in 1959, he had achieved All District, All State and MVP in each sport 3 years in a row. Sports was not his only achievement in high school, it was also where he met his life-long friend Nelson Reed. The two of them graduated together, received athletic scholarships and attended Kentucky State University. Their families became one.  Arthur and Nelson joined the Army under the Buddy Team Enlistment Option. Arthur served the Army for 26 years. During that time, he served in many countries giving him and his family exposure to different cultures around the world. He was proud to be in the Army and to serve and protect the U.S.A. He was honorably discharged in 1986 as First Sergeant.  After he retired from the Army he was employed with the U.S. Postal Service. He retired for the second time after 10 years. He enjoyed his retirement with his family and his Roanoke Lunch Crew, Lucy Addison High School, LAHS1959 AGAPE GENTLEMEN. Arthur was also a member of the Masonic Order.  Arthur was a devoted family man who truly cherished his family. Family meant everything to him. He was elated when his grandchildren and great-grandchildren came to visit. He knew he was blessed and he was willing to share his blessings with everyone. When visiting the Brown family in Roanoke, VA they let him know that he was loved and adored by all. They would tell him how much he meant to them and how they admired him for serving in the Army. He was truly a dedicated family man and soldier.  Arthur is preceded in death by his brothers: Warner, Enoch, Edgar and Durant Brown; sisters: Margarite Carter, Altomae Brown and Siberia Brown.  He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted wife Fern, 4 children: LaJuan Lyles (Arden Kirk), Trina Brown, Audrey Kennedy (Earl), and Arthur Brown, Jr.; 5 grandchildren: LaChante Lyles, Kirk Lyles, Jr. (Sheila), Alexis Charnock (Dennis), Tatyanna and Robert Kennedy; 4 great-grandchildren: Savannah Charnock, Khloe Shifflett, Mia Charnock, Aiden Lyles, 1 sister: Pauline “Lena” Carter, sister-in-laws: Joan Royal, Eulah Brown and a host of nieces and nephews, family and friends. Special recognition goes out to his sidekick, Edwin (Mutt) Estep whom he loved like a brother.   Visitation will be held on Wednesday July 10, 2019 at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel 20605 Aquasco Road Aquasco, Maryland from 9:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service 11:00 a.m.  Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, Maryland 1:00 p.m.

Sadie Robinson


on Friday June 28, 2019 of Salisbury, Maryland.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at St. Margaret's of Scotland Catholic Church 410 Addison Rd. S.  Capitol
Heights, MD. from 10:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m.
Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, MD.

Thomas M. Sweetney Sr.


on Friday June 14, 2019 of White Plains, Maryland.  Visitation will be held on Monday June 24, 2019 at St. Mary's Catholic Church 13715 Notre Dame Pl, Bryantown, MD 20617 from 10:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Interment Church Cemetery.

Monica F. Sturdivant


on Tuesday June 18, 2019 of Ft. Washington, Maryland.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday June 26, 2019 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church 2315 Brinkley Road Fort Washington, Maryland from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery Clinton, Maryland.


Lawrence Eugene Harley, Sr (Gene)


On Saturday, June 8, 2019 of Aquasco, MD departed this life.  Beloved
Husband of Gloria; loving Father of Lawrence (Scottie), Dwayne, Tracey
and Alandra (Lannie) and loving Grandfather of Lawrence (LA), Chanel,
Dwayne (Kevin), Amaya and Tori.  He is also survived by a host of other
relatives and friends.  Visitation will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019
at St. Margaret's of Scotland Catholic Church 410 Addison Rd. S.  Capitol
Heights, MD. from 10:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m.
Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, MD.


Herman H. Smith


on Monday June 17, 2019 of Waldorf, Maryland.  Visitation will be held on Monday July 1, 2019 at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel 20605 Aquasco Road Aquasco, Maryland from 10:00 a.m. until Homegoing Services 11:00 a.m. Interment 1:00 p.m. Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, Maryland.

Earl Lee Bryant


on Sunday June 9, 2019, of Temple Hills, Maryland departed this life. Husband of Grace Lee Bryant; Father of Ivan (Jovette), Nathanial (Jill), Katina, and Gregory, loving grandfather and great grandfather. He is also survived by a host of dear relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Monday June 17, 2019, at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel 20605 Aquasco Road, Aquasco, Maryland.  Visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service at 10:30 a.m. Interment St. Thomas Church Cemetery Brandywine, Maryland.

Joyce Ann Edelen (Age 71)


on Wednesday June 26, 2019 of Charlotte Hall, Maryland.  Visitation will be held on Saturday July 6, 2019 at St. Mary's Catholic Church 13715 Notre Dame Pl, Bryantown, MD 20617 from 10:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Interment Church Cemetery.

Mary Margaret Thompson (Age 91)


On Thursday, June 13, 2019, of Upper Marlboro, MD transitioned to eternal rest. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at St. Joseph Center of Most Holy Rosary Parish, 11704 Duley Station Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. with Mass of Christian burial to follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, MD.


James Francis Butler (Age 82)


of White Plains, MD peacefully transitioned to Eternal Rest on Friday June 14, 2019. Beloved husband of Barbara A. Butler, loving father of Timothy F. Butler (Tracey), grandfather of Sabre’ Comfort. He is survived by his brother Robert H. Butler. He leaves to cherish several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held on Friday June 21, 2019 at Calvary Gospel Church 11150 Berry Road Waldorf, MD 20603 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Private Interment, Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, MD. 


Brenda M. Smallwood


"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose unto the heaven:  A time to be born, and a time to die, a time to  plant and a time to pluck up, that which is planted"  (Ecclesiastes 3:1-2)  The heavenly angels peacefully called Brenda Marie Curtis Smallwood home on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.  She was born on June 27, 1955 to the late Charles and Sarah Curtis.  Brenda attended Charles County public schools and graduated from Thomas Stone High School, in Waldorf, MD.  She was employed in the Federal Government until her retirement.  She also worked for Freedom Landing in Charles County.  She enjoyed playing cards, especially Spades, with her siblings and family friends.  She also enjoyed listening to music and cooking.  Everyone enjoyed Brenda's  fried chicken.  Brenda was a loving and caring person.  She was always willing to share whatever she had with whomever needed it.  She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Sarah Curtis; sister Elizabeth Cecelia Harding (Sis), six brothers James Cornelius (Buck), Charles Henry (Teenie), John Ignatius (Johnny), George William, Robert Victor (Bobby), David Levi and her nephew Reginald I. Bush.  Brenda leaves to cherish her memories her sisters  Annie Estelle (William) Bush, and Agnes Goldring; and seven brothers Karl Nathaniel, Russell Ambrose, Bernard Allen, Francis Aloysius, Raymond Jerome, Cecil Irving and Ronald Leon.  Sister in law Beverly Curtis.  She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.  Brenda will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.  A Memorial graveside service will be held on Friday June 14,2019 at Heritage Memorial Cemetery 13472 Poplar Hill  Rd, Waldorf Maryland at 11:00 a.m.

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.