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Yaohui Liu

October 26, 1940 - October 17, 2017


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Samuel Emmanuel Herbert

May 13, 1943 - October 15, 2017


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Jeannette Vernona Gaither

December 30, 1931 - October 14, 2017


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Yvonne Marie Robinson

October 3, 1940 - October 13, 2017

Yvonne was born on October 3, 1940 and passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017. Yvonne was a resident of Hyattsville, Maryland.
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Richard Clarence Dorsey, Sr.

April 19, 1944 - October 9, 2017

Richard was born on April 19, 1944 and passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017. Richard was a resident of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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Dorothy Louise Thomas

April 29, 1928 - October 6, 2017

Dorothy L. Thomas, wife of the late Louis Thomas and daughter of the late Lester Timbers and Della Johnson was born April 29, 1928, and departed this life on Friday, October 6, 2017. Dorothy, affectionately called " Dot" by close family members and friends. She was born and raised in Gaithersburg, MD where she received her education in the Montgomery County Public School System. Over the years...
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Laura Etta Blevins

April 8, 1929 - October 2, 2017

Laura was born on April 8, 1929 and passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017. Laura was a resident of Woodbridge, Virginia/
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Gay Aletha Lesane

March 3, 1961 - October 2, 2017

Gay was born on March 3, 1961 and passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017. Gay was a resident of Lanham, Maryland.
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Roland John Stemmler

March 21, 1930 - September 30, 2017

Roland was born on March 21, 1930 and passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Roland was a resident of Urbana, Illinois.
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Wiona Page Mitchell

June 16, 1928 - September 30, 2017

Wiona P. Mitchell, lovingly known as "Tiny", entered eternal rest on Saturday, September 30, 2017 in Elkridge, MD. Born Catherine Wiona Page on June 16, 1928 in Cumberland, Maryland, she was the youngest daughter of the late Gertrude (Davis) and Jesse O. Page, Sr. She was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters: Helen (Woods) , Jesse O. Page Jr., James T. Paige, Sr., Frank M. Page Sr...
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Karen Diane Gordon

January 1, 1956 - September 30, 2017

Karen was born on January 1, 1956 and passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Karen was a resident of Washington, District Of Columbia
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Vivian Louise Cammack

March 3, 1940 - September 28, 2017

Vivian Louise Cammack (Johnson) was born on March 3rd, 1940 to Joseph Edingburgh Johnson Sr. and Bertha Elizabeth Johnson (Baltimore) in Washington, D.C. The third of six children, she grew up in Northeast Washington, D.C. the happy child of a close-knit family. She graduated from Cardozo High School in June of 1957 and married Burdette Cammack on October 19th, 1957. She had known him since...
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Madeleine Louise Morrison

March 9, 1930 - September 27, 2017

Madeleine Louise Morrison was born in Harlem, New York, on March 9, 1930, to Milton Eugene Sturrup, reputedly one of the first Black furriers in New York, and Mildred Celestina Farrington, an aspiring opera singer. She was the oldest of three children, her siblings being Milton Eugene and Edward Roland Sturrup, both of whom predeceased her in 1975 and 2003, respectively. The family moved to the...
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June Howard Saucier

October 17, 1956 - September 27, 2017

June was born on October 17, 1956 and passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. June was a resident of Olney, Maryland.
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Myrtle Beatrice Bowens

December 11, 1939 - September 25, 2017

Myrtle Beatrice Bowens, affectionately known as "Mama" and "Aunt B" was born on December 11, 1939, in Quince Orchard, Maryland, to Walter Wilson Johnson and Ella Mae Randolph. Aunt B was one of many children. She departed this life peacefully on Monday, September 25, 2017, surrounded by her loving family at home. She was educated in Montgomery County, Maryland and worked for the Department of...
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Beatrice Laura Talley

September 4, 1966 - September 24, 2017

Beatrice "Bea" Talley was the sixth child of the late Arthur W. Talley, Sr. and Alfreida Byrd Talley. She was born on September 4, 1966 in Olney, Maryland. Although Bea was born with Spina Bifida, that did not hinder her drive as she was the first African American poster child for March of Dimes as well as part of the first group of disabled children to integrate mainstream schools in...
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Gregory Sylvester Frazier

August 13, 1959 - September 23, 2017

On August 13, 1959, the military satellite Discoverer was launched into orbit to test launching techniques and other aeronautical experiments. The launch was successful but there was no communication signal and no message. Therefore, few outside the military complex remember this launch. On the same day, another discoverer began earthly pursuits. His name – Gregory S. Frazier, also...
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Esperanza Bowden

June 8, 1922 - September 22, 2017

Esperanza was born on June 8, 1922 and passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017. Esperanza was a resident of Port Charlotte, Florida.
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John Vinton White, Sr.

September 3, 1932 - September 22, 2017

John Vinton White Sr., 85, of Thurmont, Maryland passed peacefully on Sept. 22, 2017 in Orland Florida. John was born in Unicoi, Tennesse on September 3, 1932. Son of John C. and Bessie Bell White, brother to Dorothy Lovell, Madeline McFarlane, Wilma Kirby and Lois White. He served honorably in Korea from 1953-1956. As John put it, "I found a great lady and married her." Married to...
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Robert Nathaniel Hixon

August 16, 1936 - September 19, 2017

Robert was born on August 16, 1936 and passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Robert was a resident of Potomac, Maryland.
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Robert Nathaniel Hixon

August 16, 1936 - September 19, 2017

Robert was born on August 16, 1936 and passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Robert was a resident of Potomac, Maryland.
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Hannie Mae James

October 5, 1920 - September 19, 2017

Mrs. Hannie Mae James was born in Hustle, Virginia in 1920 to Willie and Julia Ware. She was the youngest of three children. In her early years, she attended school in Hustle, later moving to Washington, DC to complete her education. In 1936, she married Edward D. Outlaw. Even though the marriage dissolved, it yielded four beautiful children. Naturally independent and avant-garde, Hannie...
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Yue Feng Li Mei

November 9, 1928 - September 19, 2017

Yue was born on November 9, 1928 and passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Yue was a resident of Washington, District Of Columbia.
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Jessica Lynn Larman

January 19, 1977 - September 16, 2017

Jessica Lynn Larman also known as " Jecka" 40 years old was born on January 19th,1977. Jessica passed this life on September 16th,2017 to go be with her heavenly father and Daddy Marion Marshall Larman "Sonny". Jessica leaves behind to mourn; Her adorned 95 year old Grandmother Edna L. Larman, Her mother Deborah Mullis Goetz & Step-Father Donald Goetz, Three sons; Zachary Lee Whitworth, Andrew...
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Hector Ernesto Giron-Lara

August 31, 1983 - September 16, 2017

Hector was born on August 31, 1983 and passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Hector was a resident of Laurel, Maryland.
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Herbert Roscoe Prather

October 30, 1941 - September 12, 2017

Herbert was born on October 30, 1941 and passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Herbert was a resident of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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Marion Hayes Hull

February 23, 1940 - September 11, 2017

Marion Hayes Hull was born on February 23, 1940 in Bronx, New York. She was the first child born of four to the late David Vernon and Jessie C. (Summerville) Hayes. She had a close and loving relationship with her siblings - brothers Henry C. Hayes (Oleathia), Warrenton, North Carolina and David (Butch) 0. Hayes, The Bronx, New York and sister Millie Hayes Nelson (deceased). On September 11,...
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Roma Lee Taylor

August 4, 1945 - September 9, 2017

Roma Lee Taylor was born to the late Howard Levi II and Mabel Elizabeth Foreman, on August 4, 1945. She was called to eternal rest on September 9, 2017. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Roma had touched throughout her short, yet very memorable life. Throughout her health problems Roma continued to be extremely strong and faithful. Born and raised in Montgomery...
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Caroline Agnes Myers

March 29, 1933 - September 8, 2017

Caroline was born on March 29, 1933 and passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017. Caroline was a resident of Columbia, Maryland.
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David Brandon Curtis

September 10, 1974 - September 7, 2017

David was born on September 10, 1974 and passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2017. David was a resident of Maryland.
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Jennifer C. Britten

June 19, 1946 - September 6, 2017

Jennifer was born on June 19, 1946 and passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Jennifer was a resident of Rockville, Maryland.
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Anna Mae Hebron

December 3, 1931 - September 6, 2017

Mrs. Anna Mae Hawkins Hebron, fondly known as "Nana,' entered eternal life to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband Elisha (Lash) Hebron, Jr., and a granddaughter Partica Batten. Nana was born on December 3, 1931, in Montgomery Count y, Mary­ land, to Mary Hawkins and Edward Williams. Anna graduated from Lincoln High School in...
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Denine Rochelle Mahoney

August 21, 1959 - September 5, 2017

Denine Rochelle (Mahoney) Williams was born on August 21, 1959 to the late Robert and Elsie Mahoney. She lived a happy and carefree childhood and was raised in the Lincoln Park Community of Rockville, Maryland. As a child, she attended the Sunday School Church Services at Mount Calvary Baptist Church. She received her education through the Montgomery County Public School System and she graduated...
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Raymond Conrad Grant

March 7, 1936 - September 3, 2017

Dr. Raymond Conrad Grant was gifted to us by the good Lord through the union of Ray and Dorothy Grant. Born in Chicago in 1936, Ray was a dynamic boy: intellectually gifted and athletic. Ray absorbed, deeply, his father's musical talent and appreciation, showing promise as a pianist and organist as a young boy. The senior Ray Grant was called home to the Lord when Raymond was a mere teenager....
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Yolande Janine Graham

February 8, 1975 - September 2, 2017

Yolande was born on February 8, 1975 and passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Yolande was a resident of Gaithersburg, Maryland.
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Edward Lee Stephens

April 13, 1921 - August 31, 2017

Edward was born on April 13, 1921 and passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017. Edward was a resident of Rockville, Maryland.
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James "Mickey" Tracy

June 9, 1935 - August 26, 2017

James was born on June 9, 1935 and passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017. James was a resident of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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Norma Jean Asem

May 24, 1957 - August 26, 2017

Norma J Smith Asem (60 years old) of Damascus, Maryland, originally from Vancouver, Canada, passed onto glory peacefully surrounded by her loving family on August 26th, 2017, after a courageous 15 month battle with breast cancer. She was beloved wife to Manasseh Asem. Norma was born on May 24th, 1957 daughter to Norman and Gertrude Smith. She was raised in Chilliwack, Canada and attended local...
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Gertrude Elizabeth Dodson

September 18, 1938 - August 23, 2017

Gertrude Elizabeth Dodson was born on Sept.​ 18, 1938 in Annapolis, MD.​ Surrounded by her family, she answered the call to Glory on August 23, 2017.  Lovingly known as "Trudy" to her family and friends, she was the fifth of eight children born to the late Alexander and Bertha Morgan. She was educated in the Anne Arundel Public School System. Trudy worked most of her life as a...
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Edithe Sands Gordon

January 25, 1922 - August 20, 2017

Edithe Sands Gordon, "Lady G", wife of the late William "Bill" Gordon, Jr., departed this life peacefully on Sunday, August 20, 2017 in Rockville, MD. She is survived by one son, Billy G; three daughters Corde` Gordon Colmes (Clyde), Teena Thomas and Donna Ree` Gordon; eight grandchildren, Keith, Erica, Ali, Lexi, Tiffani, John, Nigel and Dylan. She also leaves twelve great-grandchildren and...
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Ryan Julian Stewart

August 30, 1999 - August 19, 2017

Ryan Stewart was 17 years old. Born August 30, 1999, he passed this life on August 19, 2017. He leaves behind to mourn, his mother, Kellee Stewart; grandparents, Donald and Victoria Stewart; uncle, Kenneth Stewart, and aunt Toschka Stewart. Ryan was the oldest brother of six siblings consisting of one older sister Talorr, three younger sisters Taleesa, Keirsten, and Breelyn, as well as two...
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Christopher C. Whethers

December 25, 1960 - August 19, 2017

Christopher Christmas Whethers was born on December 25, 1960 in East Meadow, NY. He was born to Linda Whethers and the late Walter Whethers. He attended Freeport High School, and later continued with secondary education at the American Beauty Academy in Wheaton, MD. Christopher was known as "C-roc" to those who resided in New York, and was later known as "New York " when he relocated to...
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Clarice Precelli Bright

May 30, 1944 - August 18, 2017

Clarice P. Bright was the daughter of the late Mary Margaret Frazier and Percy Davis. She was born on the 30th of May 1944 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. She was educated in the Montgomery County Public School System and lived her entire life in Maryland. For 25 years, Clarice worked as an Electronic Technician for Walkins & Johnson Fairchild and BioVirus. She was well loved by her...
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Beryl May Williams

March 8, 1927 - August 18, 2017

Beryl May Williams passed away on Friday August 18, 2017 at the age of 90. She resided at Asbury Nursing Home, Wilson Building in Gaithersburg Maryland, since 2015. Beryl Williams was born March 8, 1927 in Jamaica, West Indies, parish of St Catherine to George and Myrtle Baker. In 1956 she married Sylvester S.Williams (deceased) in Jamaica, where they had two daughters Andrea and Rosie. ...
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Joyce Novelina Makonnen

September 10, 1940 - August 12, 2017

Joyce Novelina Makonnen was born to the late Ethel Mae Green and Laczian Turner on September 10, 1940. Early Saturday morning on August 12, 2017, an angel stopped by Cherry Lane Nursing Home in Laurel, Maryland and said, "come with me. Your work here is done; you have been a good and faithful servant. You have endured pain and difficulty with a smile, therefore, you have earned your reward".  ...
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Arlene Prudence Alfano

November 24, 1962 - August 12, 2017

Arlene Alfano, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017, peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She is survived by her loving husband, Matthew Alfano; two children, Kimberly Hagen (Mathew) and James Alfano and two grandchildren, Alexander Hagen and Arianna Hagen. "Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others." – Rosa Parks
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Esther Mae Joppy

June 16, 1944 - August 11, 2017

Esther was born on June 16, 1944 and passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017. Esther was a resident of Germantown, Maryland.
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Carol Joyce Brady

October 20, 1941 - August 10, 2017

Carol Joyce Brady, daughter of the late James and Blanche Gassaway, was born on October 20, 1941, in Silver Spring, MD. She was the youngest of 18 children. Carol moved to the District of Columbia, at the age of 11, and attended Francis Junior High School and Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School in the District of Columbia. Carol attended both Mount Zion Church in Silver Spring, MD, and...
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Richard Eugene Dyson

February 29, 1936 - August 9, 2017

Richard Eugene Dyson (Gene) is the son of Clarence and Florance Dyson born in Gaithersburg (Quince Orchard), Maryland. He leaves behind his wife of fifty-six years Pamela (Gaunt) Dyson; his only son Richard Bernard Dyson and daughters Risa Dyson, Carolyn (Dyson) Kittrell, and Diane (Prather) Butler. Grandchildren Arielle Cobb, Amanda Dyson, Alizaha Owens, Dakotta Dyson, Vernice Butler, Cheyenne...
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Mattie Lou Spencer

February 8, 1932 - August 9, 2017

Mattie Lou Spencer, also known as Bipsie or "Bip" to her close family, was born in Eutaw, Alabama on February 8, 1932 to the late Berry Spencer and Mattie Olivia Thomas. Mattie quietly slipped into eternal rest on August 9, 2017. Mattie attended school in Tuscaloosa Alabama , graduating from Druid High School in 1956. Mattie's Christian life began in Tuscaloosa Alabama where she worshiped at...
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Frankie Carolyn Swinton

September 14, 1957 - August 9, 2017

Frankie Carolyn Swinton beloved mother and grandmother departed her life on August 19, 2017. Frankie entered this world on September 14, 1957 in Winston Salam, North Carolina born to Maeola Swinton (who proceeded her in death a month ago on July 5, 2017) and Frank Walker. Frankie who is known by those closest to her as "Carolyn" spend her early childhood years in Mullins, South Carolina and...
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Ann Frances Alston

April 21, 1965 - August 9, 2017

Ann Frances Alston, born April 21, 1965, of Montgomery Village, Maryland, passed away on August 9, 2017.
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Guangdu Hu

April 2, 1936 - August 7, 2017

Guangdu was born on April 2, 1936 and passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017. Guangdu was a resident of Potomac, Maryland.
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James Roger Richmond

June 21, 1940 - August 6, 2017

On August 6, 2017, the angel of death came into the home of James R. Richmond, Jr., and with chilly fingers sealed the lips of our faithful and devout deacon, Brother J. R., as he was known by so many people, was very much loved. He was the oldest of three children born to James R. Richmond, Sr., and Helen on June 21, 1940, and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His higher education was at...
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Katherine Cooper Thorpe

May 14, 1961 - August 6, 2017

Katherine Ann Cooper, known to everyone as Kathy, was born on May 14, 1961 to the late Emanuel Cooper, Jr., and Doris Cooper in Silver Spring, Maryland. She graduated from Northwood High School in Wheaton, Maryland in June 1979. She later married Sylvester Thorpe, Jr. Kathy was employed by Montgomery County Public Schools as a Bus Driver and Bus Attendant for Special Education Students for...
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Augusta Elizabeth Dent

February 6, 1934 - August 5, 2017

Augusta Elizabeth Millard "Sis" was born on February 6, 1934 in Washington, DC to the late Robert and Alise Millard of Emory Grove, MD. Augusta, "Sis" received her education from the Montgomery County school system. She met and fell in love with Rufus Dent and started a beautiful family having four children: Nedra, Donica, Bonnie and Byron (Muka). She was a devoted wife and mother. Sis...
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Lucille Alexander

May 15, 1929 - August 5, 2017

Lucille was born on May 15, 1929 and passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017. Lucille was a resident of Gaithersburg, Maryland.
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Esther Tardy Davis

October 15, 1957 - August 5, 2017

Esther Tardy Pratt was born in Lower Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, Liberia to Lucy Benson Pratt and the late Frank Pratt, on October 15, 1957, when the Heavenly skies opened and the world was granted a beautiful soul. The oldest of nine children, Esther's work ethic was engrained at an early age. By the age of twelve, Esther was proficient in the kitchen. While her friends had the luxury of...
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Betty Jane Robinson

February 16, 1939 - August 3, 2017


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Russell J. Lee, Jr.

October 19, 1978 - August 2, 2017

Russell Junior Lee, Jr., 38 years old of Gaithersburg, Maryland passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. He was born October 19, 1978 in Takoma Park, Maryland. He was the eldest son of Russell Junior Lee, Sr. and Bonnie Frances Lee. Russell attended Magruder High School in Rockville, Maryland. He was employed by Phoenix Fence and Deck Company. Previously he was employed by CDS Services of...
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Neval Matilda Gaither

August 30, 1921 - July 31, 2017

Neval Matilda Gaither, (Age 95) passed peacefully on Monday, July 31, 2017, received her wings surrounded by family. To cherish her memory, she leaves one sister Elizabeth G. Day; three daughters; Joycelene G. Turner, Carol J. Thibodo and Frances E. Piper (Robert); eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren and host of relatives and friends.
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Thomas C. T. Bestman, Jr.

December 6, 1985 - July 26, 2017

Thomas Chea Teah Bestman, Jr. was born on December 6, 1985 in Monrovia, Liberia, from which he and his family fled when he was only four following the beginning of the Civil War. The Bestman family relocated to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia temporarily, where Thomas ' father, Thomas, Sr., was on assignment as Liberia's Ambassador to East Africa. They eventually settled in the United States in Maryland...
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Mary Elizabeth Jackson

December 2, 1939 - July 26, 2017

Liz departed this life on July 26t h, 2017 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Rockville, MD. Liz was born to the late Simon McDougal and the late Lavenia Pass­McDougal on December 2, 1939. She graduated from McKinley Technology High School in Washington, DC furthering her education at University of Maryland, Baltimore and Montgomery College for social work. Liz worked for the Montgomery County...
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Quentin F. Hebron

August 2, 1981 - July 25, 2017


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Mark Dwayne Pickett

August 30, 1956 - July 24, 2017

Mark Dwayne Pickett was born to Jerome Pickett and Shirley Johnson Pickett on August 30, 1956 at Flower Fifth Avenue Hospital in New York, NY. He joined his big brother Michael, and later welcomed younger sister, Myrna. He was baptized and raised in Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church in Harlem, NY, an institution and community that had a tremendous effect on him for his entire life....
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Cornelious "Corky" Simpson

April 18, 1957 - July 22, 2017

Cornelius "Corky" Simpson was born April 18, 1957, in Montgomery County, Maryland to the late William B. and Viola A. Simpson. Corky was the 5th child out of nine children. On Saturday July 22, 2017 the Lord called Cornelius home. Corky was educated in the Montgomery County Schools and after graduation went on work as an apprentice to M & M Welding. Corky became a highly skilled certified...
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Joseph Reed Robinson, Sr.

February 28, 1932 - July 20, 2017

Joseph was born on February 28, 1932 and passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Joseph was a resident of Germantown, Maryland.
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George Franklin Jackson

December 18, 1933 - July 19, 2017

George Franklin Jackson departed this life on July 19, 2017, at Montgomery Hospice, Casey House, Derwood, Maryland due to a long illness. George was born on December 18, 1933 to the late Clinton Jackson and Isabel Thompson Jackson in Seneca, Maryland. His grandparents were the late Basil Jackson and Stella Mills Jackson Thomas. He was the youngest of seven siblings. As a native of Montgomery...
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Ruize Osborne Waters

September 19, 1935 - July 17, 2017

Ruize Osborne Waters, affectionately known to his family and friends as "Hawk," was born on September 19, 1935 in Montgomery County, Maryland to the late Nathan L. Waters and Dorothy E. "Pink" Waters. Ruize grew up in Gaithersburg, Maryland, within the enclave of Emory Grove. This community, rooted in the faith and sacrifices of generations, was instrumental in Ruize's spiritual and educational...
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James A. Isreal

December 23, 1932 - July 15, 2017

James Albert Isreal, son of the late Frank and Violet Dobbs Isreal, was born December 23, 1932, as the 11th of 12 siblings. He transitioned peacefully from this life on July 15, 2017, at the Community Living Center of the Veteran Affairs Hospital in Washington, DC. He proudly represented his family's deep roots cultivated in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Rockville, Maryland, where he was...
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Sherman Dunbar Plummer, Sr.

February 13, 1931 - July 13, 2017

God called Sherman Dunbar Plummer, Sr. home on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Manor Care Nursing Home in Fairland, Maryland. He was born February 13, 1931 to the late Eudora Honemond and Sherman Dunbar Plummer in Dickerson, Maryland. He is the younger of two sons. Sherman was educated in the Montgomery County Public School System. He graduated from Lincoln Jr./Senior High School in Rockville,...
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Henrietta N. Lewis

November 9, 1924 - July 13, 2017

Henrietta Viola Nokes Lewis, fondly known as "Ret" went from labor to reward on Thursday, July 13, 2017. She was born on November 9, 1924, in Poolesville, Maryland to the late Charles and Florence Nokes. Henrietta was born and raised in the Union Wesley AME Zion Church where she was active in the Varick Christian Endeavor Society, many of the youth activities and the Senior Choir. In...
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Mertie Bell Mason

February 7, 1942 - July 7, 2017

Mertie Bell Mason (75), passed peacefully on to God on Friday July 7th, 2017 at holy cross hospital. Born February 7th, 1942, in a rural area of Virginia she was preceded in death by parents Dosey Hall and John Henry Jones. Siblings Dalton Jones, John Washington Jones, and Caletha Embery and her child Chester Lee Jones. Mertie is survived by her sister Mae Anna Bowie, her children Pamela Lee...
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Robert Lee Goodwin, Sr.

June 4, 1932 - July 4, 2017

Robert was born on June 4, 1932 and passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Robert was a resident of Sandy Spring, Maryland.
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Donald Eugene Turner

February 10, 1948 - June 23, 2017

Donald E. Turner "Gene" (Age 69) On Friday June 23, 2017 at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Maryland God called him home. Loving husband of 39 years to Beverly E Turner; father of Donielle R Turner (Cary}, Ninette G Wilson and Tracey A Wilson; eight grandchildren; Kayla, D'Narra, Damorri, Shawnice, Rayvonne, Marcus, Garnet and Damien; four great-great grandchildren; Sha'Kim,...
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Lonnie Patrick Williams

June 5, 1939 - June 23, 2017

Major Lonnie Patrick Williams, U.S. Retired, Special Forces, Green Beret, was born June 5, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has been called to his restful place of glory with his angelic wings. He was born to the late Moses Studivant and Hassie Williams. He was a loving and caring brother to his sister, Ann. He received his education in the Philadelphia School System and graduated from...
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Herbert Alexander Tibbs

November 27, 1930 - June 21, 2017

Hebert Alexander Tibbs was born on November 27, 1930 to the late Charles Henry Tibbs and Alice Laura Hamilton Tibbs. He was first introduced to this home church, namely Mt. Zion UMC as a child where our father would make sure we had some nickels and dimes to put in the offering plate for Sunday School. Herbert's one desire in planning for his passing was to be brought back to where he started...
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John Gleason Myers, Jr.

October 14, 1959 - June 21, 2017


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Emma Jean Prather

May 11, 1928 - June 21, 2017

Emma Jean (Fields) Prather was born on May 11, 1928 in Booneville, Missouri to Smith and Sara Fields. Emma Jean is one of eight children born out of the union of Smith and Sara. At the age of 16, Emma Jean migrated to Maryland to further her education and to work. During her stay in Maryland, she met and married the love of her life Mr. Robert L. Prather Sr. on July 11, 1948. Robert Sr. and Emma...
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Michael Cartwell Davis, Sr.

December 17, 1949 - June 21, 2017

Michael Cartwell Davis, Sr., son of the late Harold Davis and Alveria O'Neal, was born on December 17, 1949 and quietly departed this life on Tuesday, June 21, 2017 at Holy Cross Hospital. Michael was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois until the age of nine. He was the only child until his mother married George J. White, affectionately called "Pop", who also had children. Michael was...
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Betty T. Briscoe

March 3, 1928 - June 18, 2017

Betty Trollinger Briscoe, longtime resident of Rockville, Maryland, passed away on Sunday June 18, 2017 at the age of 89. Betty Margaret was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee on March 3, 1928, just 5 days shy of the 1st birthday of her only brother, Jim. She was raised in Elizabethton and graduated from Elizabethton High School in 1946. From a very young age, she knew she wanted to be a nurse...
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Eunice Sandra Prather

September 5, 1943 - June 16, 2017

Eunice Sandra Prather, daughter of the late Forest and Blanche Prather, was born September 5, 1943 in Olney, Maryland. She suddenly departed this life Friday, June 16, 2017 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Maryland. She was the fourth of six children. She was a generous and caring woman but she was also outspoken and very protective of those that she loved. Nothing provided her...
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Beverly Caroline Gamble

March 11, 1960 - June 15, 2017

Beverly Caroline Gamble, 57, of Maryland, passed away at 7:04am on Thursday June 15, 2017 at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Beverly Gamble was born at Providences Hospital in Washington, D.C. on March 11, 1960 to Fredrick and Catherine Gamble. She graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1978 and later attended Washington School for Secretary in D.C. Beverly was employed at...
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Gertrude Winnie Anne Harris

June 21, 1921 - June 15, 2017

Gertrude Harris, the matriarch of her family, entered this life June 21, 1921 and departed this life for eternal rest on June 16, 2017, four days shy of her birthday. God knew how much she could bear and made her transition merciful. Family and friends are thankful God granted her ninety-five years to spend with us. Psalm 73:28 states: ''But as for me, it is good to be near God I have made...
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Sakesha L. Addison

September 16, 1974 - June 14, 2017

Sakesha was born on September 16, 1974 and passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Sakesha was a resident of Gaithersburg, Maryland.
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Kathleen Virginia Dean

January 18, 1940 - June 11, 2017


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Mary Virginia Gaither

February 16, 1920 - June 10, 2017

A TIME TO BE BORN: Mary Virginia Gaither was born the second child of eleven children to the late George H. and Augusta Barnes Owens on February 16, 1920 in Beallsville, Maryland. As a child, Gin, as she was affectionately called, grew up in Barnesville, Maryland and within the close-knit community of Stewartown, which is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. A TIME TO PLANT: Virginia...
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Carolyn Elaine Simms

March 25, 1965 - June 7, 2017

Carolyn Elaine Simms passed away peacefully at the age of 52 on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Casey House in Rockville, MD. Carolyn, affectionately known as Carol, was born March 25, 1965 in Kingston, Jamaica, to Blossom Grace (Chin) and the late Trevor Anthony Chuck. Looking for new opportunities, the family moved to the Washington, DC area in the early 1970's to begin a new life. Carol...
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Barbara Jane Herbert

April 27, 1946 - June 6, 2017

Barbara Jane Herbert accepted God's call on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 to join him eternally in the Kingdom of Heaven and into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior. Barbara Jane Herbert was born on April 27, 1946 to the late Harvey Milton Mathews and Inez Odessa Holland Mathews. Barbara started her young life in Maryland and later moved to Washington, D.C. where she attended public schools and...
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Jacqueline Elizabeth Starr

November 16, 1953 - June 3, 2017

Jacqueline was born on November 16, 1953 and passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Jacqueline was a resident of Germantown, Maryland.
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Mae Florence Mason

October 3, 1935 - May 31, 2017


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Zhangyi Wu

October 18, 1968 - May 31, 2017


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Eleanor Marie Dougherty

August 13, 1926 - May 31, 2017


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Phyllis A. Anderson

January 9, 1935 - May 29, 2017

Phyllis A. Anderson was born on November 9, 1935 and passed away on May 29, 2017. Ms. Anderson, a native Washingtonian, had a long career in computer training at the Department of Health and Human Services. She was a member of Jerusalem United Methodist Church. Ms. Anderson was active in her community; she served as a missionary for the United Methodist Women's Group and volunteered at...
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Phyllis A. Anderson

November 9, 1935 - May 29, 2017


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Ann James

March 23, 1954 - May 29, 2017

Ann Marie Schade passed away at the age of 63 on Memorial Day, Monday May 29th. She passed away peacefully after fighting long and hard to recover from complications related to emergency surgery. Ann was born in Bethesda, Maryland on March 23, 1954, and graduated in 1972 from John. F. Kennedy High School in Wheaton, Maryland. In 1973, Ann married David Forrest Michael James, and both she...
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Shirley Juanita Ragland

September 2, 1952 - May 28, 2017


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Roland J. Colbert, Sr.

November 24, 1948 - May 27, 2017

Roland Joseph Colbert, better known as Jimmie, was born in Washington, D.C. on November 24,1948 to the late William Edward Colbert and Seona Proctor Colbert. Jimmie was the youngest of six children. During the early years of his life, he lived and attended school in Oxon Hill, MD. Later the family moved to Washington, D.C. Jimmie graduated from Phelps Vocational School in 1967. He lived in...
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Willie Lee Vinson

July 9, 1945 - May 26, 2017

"For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:10 NIV A Time To Be Born ... On Monday, July 9, 1945 on a small farm in Courtland, Virginia, Willie Lee Vinson entered this world. Willie Lee Vinson was born to Harvey Vinson and Virginia Vinson. He was the fifth child of six children: Linwood, Leila, Mary, James and...
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Jorge Abilio Otero Vilorio

November 12, 1997 - May 26, 2017


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