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|Norton, Raymond Bruce
Birth: 1947-01-17 in Independence, Louisiana
|On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, the angel of mercy came down and wrapped his arms around Bro. Norton and carried him home.|
Raymond Bruce was born January 17, 1947 in Independence, Louisiana to Mr. Paul and Mildred Myles Norton. He attended the public schools of Tangipahoa Parish and then joined the United States Navy. Upon entering the Navy, he traveled extensively around the world and fought in the Vietnam War. He retired from the Navy several years later and took up residence in Patuxent Rivet, MD. on his retirement, he became the first black radio disk jockey in St. Mary's County, Maryland and was known as "Rocking Ray". He worked various jobs serving senior citizens and volunteered many hours coaching youth athletics. He worked relentlessly in the community and the political realm.
Bruce was raised in a Christian home and received Christ at an early age. He was baptized by Rev. Mixon. Upon returning home, he recommitted to the Greenfield Baptist Church where he was presently attending. He loved the Lord, his pastor, his children and family. He met no strangers and wanted everyone to enjoy life and get to know Jesus.
He leaves to cherish his memory His wife, Nora Norton; five children: Tina Norton of Ponchatoula, LA, Timothais D. Thompson of New York, New York, Ronda L. (Wallace) Thompson of Clinton, Maryland, Chanda R. Norton, Lexington Park, Maryland and Jamie Norton of Lebanon, Pennsylvania; four stepchildren: Paul N. Thompson, Jr. (Rita) of Waldorf, Maryland, Kirk D. (Cassandra) Thompson of Thornburg, Virginia, Alex Powell of Sanford, Florida and Alexis Williams of Hammond, LA.; seventeen grandchildren and one great grandson (Jace Holland). Two brothers: Paul Norton, Jr. (Lillian) of Lake Charles, LA and Charles Byron Crawford (Bonnie) of Houston, Texas; eight sisters: Jessie Pearl (Herbert) Brown of Gulfport, MS, Frances Russell, Cecil Jean Smith, Juanita Harris, Katie Davis all of Hammond, LA, Clara Miller of Atlanta, GA, Brenda (Elder) Rice of San Antonio, TX, Willlette (Michael) Carter of Enterprisal, AL, father in-law and mother in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
|Cecil, Madeleine Messier
|Madeleine Messier Cecil, 89, of Bristol, CT, passed away March 31, 2014 at Bristol Hospital in Bristol, CT.|
She was born January 26, 1925, in Newport Center, VT to the late George Messier and Antionette Milotte.
From 1947 to 1952, Madeleine proudly served her country in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant. She was employed as a Registered Nurse at University of Connecticut Health Center for 20 years, before her retirement in 1987. She was the beloved wife of the late Norbert Joseph Cecil.
Madeleine is survived by her children, Kathleen Renee Cecil (J. Edward Smith) of Great Mills, MD, Maureen Michelle Estrella (Daniel) of Brist0l, CT, Terrence Joseph Cecil (Roberta) of West Harford, CT, and Timothy George Cecil (Theresa) of Farmington, CT; her siblings, Charles Messier (Cecile) of Manchester, CT, Charlotte DeCampos of Manchester, CT, Constance Cremer of Dover, DE, and A. Renee Daniel of Swanton, VT; nine grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. In addition to her parents and husband, she is also preceded in death by her siblings, Yvette Livingston, Paul Messier, John Messier, Marcel Messier, Robert Messier, and Armand Messier and infant son Terrence Lee.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Holy Face Catholic Church, 20476 Point Lookout Road, Great Mills, MD 20634. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Joseph Calis at 10:30 a.m. Interment will immediately follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Newton, Billy Monroe
Birth: 1932-08-30 in Salem, Virginia
|Billy "Bill" Monroe Newton, 81, of Charlotte Hall, MD passed away on April 1, 2014 at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, MD. He was born on August 30, 1932 in Salem, Virginia to the late Gertrude (Mabes) Newton.|
Bill loved being on the road as an owner/operator. When he wasn't working he wanted to be home with his kids and grandchildren.
In addition to his mother, Bill was predeceased by his brother Calvin Newton and his sister Virginia Mullins.
Bill is survived by his wife, Faye E. Newton of Dundalk, MD; Son, David Newton of Albany, MO; daughter, Brenda Newton of PA; daughter, Tina Cox and her husband Arthur of Kingsville, MD; son, William and his wife Donna of Glen Rock, PA; and daughter, Regina Groft and her husband Michael (Ted) of Spring Grove, PA. Also surviving him are 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
A Graveside Service with Army Honors will be held on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Holly Hill Memorial Garden in Baltimore, MD. Arrangements are being handled by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., of Charlotte Hall, MD.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to: Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, 29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622.
|Bolton, Nellie May
Birth: 1936-10-06 in Washington, D.C.
|Nellie May “Boo Boo” Bolton, 77, of North Beach passed away April 1, 2014 at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick. She was born October 6, 1936 in Washington, D.C. to Thomas Harvey and Audith Corey (Momyer) Burriss. |
Boo Boo was raised in Montgomery County and attended public schools. She was employed as a cafeteria manager for the Prince George’s County School System, retiring from Largo High School in the early 2000’s. Upon her retirement, she moved to the senior housing in North Beach.
When her children were young she was active in the Hyattsville, Mt. Rainer and Brentwood Boys and Girls Club. Boo Boo was very involved in the North Beach Senior Center, where she enjoyed playing cards. She also enjoyed going to dinner with her friends at the various restaurants in the Beaches, taking daytrips, and family cookouts and reunions.
Most of all, she loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also considered her friend’s families a part of her own.
Boo Boo was preceded in death by a son Kevin Ray Bolton, grandchildren Stacie Brown and Mark Llanes, Jr., a brother Thomas Harvey Burriss, Jr., and a sister Audith Corey Thomas.
She is survived by daughters Kay Brown of Dayton, Karen M. Llanes and husband Mark of Tracy’s Landing, and Kathy Anderson of Sykesville, MD; sons Allen Bolton and wife Theresa of Crofton, and Wayne Bolton of Lothian. Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, a brother Arthur Filmore Burriss of Glen Burnie, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Jackson, Anita Marie
Birth: 1959-08-09 in Dayton, Ohio
|Anita Marie Jackson, 54, of Waldorf, Maryland passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Harrisburg Hospital in Pennsylvania surrounded by and in the comfort of her family and friends. She was born on August 9, 1959 in Dayton, Ohio to Garfield L. Jackson (deceased) and Norma J. Jackson. |
Anita was a devoted and loving mother to her son Kendre' D. Jackson. She loved her family and friends.
Anita was a 1977 class graduate from William Penn High School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from University of Maryland and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Strayer University. She was pursuing a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership at Capella University. Before she retired from the United States Army, she served 20 years as a Transportation Management Coordinator and worked 15 years as a Transportation Management Supervisor. She held positions as a Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant and, First Sergeant. She traveled abroad to Paris, Italy, Austria, Korea, Japan, Spain, Denmark, and other various places around the world. She then ventured out to become a Senior Business Advisor for the United States Government Department of Treasury Internal Revenue Service.
She was a member of the Shiloh Church of God in Christ located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania until she graduated from high school to pursue higher education and career. She was member of New Community Church of God in Christ located in Waldorf, Maryland, where she served under the leadership of Superintendent, Willie R. Hunt.
She leaves to celebrate her life, her son Kendre' D. Jackson of Waldorf, MD; mother, Norma J. Jackson of Harrisburg, PA; brother, Lynn A. Jackson (Amy) of District Heights, MD; sisters Venita M. Lucas (Robert II) of Gilbertsville, PA, Roselyn M. Joppy (Spencer Sr.), Linda A. Jackson, Karen D. Jackson Price and Sherita L. Jackson of Harrisburg, PA; nephews and nieces, Robert Lucas III, Andre' J. Price, Spencer Joppy Jr., Shamilyn C. Joppy, Shamarr C. Joppy, Venita Lenice Lucas, Shanaya L. Joppy, Shekia L. Jackson, Arika N. Price, and Jaya Jackson; great nephew, Robert Lucas IV; great niece, Brielle N. Moran Lucas and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Anita's life will be celebrated at the Shiloh C.O.G.I.C., located at 5950 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA on Monday, April 7, 2014 with the viewing at 10:00 am and service starting at 11 am. A second service will be held Friday, April 11, 2014 with viewing at 9:00am and service starting at 10:30am at New Community C.O.G.I.C., located at 12435C Mattawoman Drive, Waldorf, Maryland, 20601. Her final resting place will be in the Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery located in Cheltenham, Maryland.
Arrangements provided by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home.
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