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|Dorsey, Ja'liyah Marie
Birth: 2013-07-16 in Leonardtown, Maryland
|Baby Ja'liyah Marie Dorsey passed away on July 16, 2013. Ja'liyah was born at St. Mary’s MedStar, Leonardtown, MD, on July 16, 2013 at 3:37 am. She weighed 7 lbs. 2.6 oz., 19” long. Ja'liyah passed gently into the arms of Jesus one minute later on the same day. She is the daughter of Jermaine Dorsey and Patrice Lucas, of Lexington Park, MD. |
Ja’liyah was the answer to her parents’ prayers as they waited for her birth with joyful expectations. Heavens gain was their loss when their Princess was called by our Lord. Ja'liyah was taken too soon. Her life was a brief gift to her parents and family and she will live in their hearts forever. She was loved by all who saw her and will be greatly missed.
She is being greeted in Heaven by her great grandmother, Mary M. Johnson; great grandfather, Walter Lloyd and great grandfather, Everett Lucas.
Ja'liyah is deeply loved by her surviving parents, Jermaine Cornelius Dorsey and Patrice Nicole Lucas; sister, Ja'nia Katrice Dorsey, of Lexington Park, Md; her grandparents, Joseph Anthony and Laurie Victoria Miles, of Lexington Park, MD and California, MD; grandfather, Donald Lucas, of Crofton, MD; grandmother, Tina Marie Kelton, of LaPlata, MD; grandfather, Kyle Ray Wilson, of La Plata, MD. and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives.
Ja'liyah will always be her parents “Precious Princess” and Ja'nia's little sister and they will hold her again in Heaven one day.
A celebration of Ja'liyah's life will be memorialized on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 10:00 am for visitation until time of service at 10:30 am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD. Interment to follow at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Cemetery, Lexington Park, MD. Pastor Michael Barber will be officiating.
Arrangements provided by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home.
|Martyn, John Leroy
Birth: 1958-07-06 in Washington, D.C.
|John Leroy Martyn, 55, of Chesapeake Beach, passed away July 15, 2013 at his residence after a long illness. He was born July 6, 1958 in Washington, D.C. to Jack Henry and Lillian (Russell) Martyn. He was raised in Oxon Hill and attended public schools in Prince George’s County. |
John was a self-employed stonemason by trade, and was also employed as a maintenance engineer for several hotels in the Waldorf and La Plata areas.
John enjoyed playing pool, fishing and helping his friends with their home improvement projects.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Virginia Titus.
John is survived by a daughter Brandy Lynn Thorne of White Plains, MD and a grandson Jacob Rawlings Leichtweif. Also surviving are sisters Dorothy Martyn, Janet Rupp and husband Joe, Phyllis Morgan and husband John, all of Chesapeake Beach, Jacqueline Swank and husband Bill of Waldorf, Kathryn Shirey and husband Paul of Fairfax, VA and Audrey Yoho and husband Skip of La Plata, MD.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Frazier, Mary Elizabeth Washington
Birth: 1929-11-10 in Marbury, Maryland
|On July 15, 2013 at her residence in Marbury, Maryland, Mary Elizabeth Washington Frazier departed this life at the age of 83. She was the daughter of the late George and Eleanor Washington. |
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by siblings, George Washington, Jr., Robert Washington, Harry Washington, Fern Simmons, Phyllis Woods and Helen Washington Waring.
Surviving siblings are Paul McKinley Washington and Curtis Washington. Mary is also mourned by her loving nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends. Including foster daughter, Miss Stanley Tweedy.
Mary E. W. Frazier was born November 10, 1929 in Marbury, Maryland. She was educated in Charles County Public Schools, graduating from Armstrong High School in 1947 and Bowie Normal College in 1952. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Bowie in 1952 and completed graduate studies in elementary education at New York University.
She taught at Wayside Elementary and Mount Hope, teaching more than 30 years. She retired from the County Public School system in 1982.
She loved to travel, play pool with Powder Puff Billiard Club at Richard Clark Senior Center and Line Dance with Leisurettes Dancers. She enjoyed playing Pinochle with Club 13 Pinochle members, Ceramics and watching the Redskins.
Her viewing will be held from 9am until Mass of Christian Burial, 11am on Monday, July 22nd, St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 30 Mattingly Avenue, Indian Head, MD 20640.
Arrangements entrusted to Thornton Funeral Home, P.A., Indian Head, MD 20640.
|Cox, Dorothy Ann
Birth: 1942-11-22 in Washington, D.C.
|Dorothy Ann "Dottie" Schaffer Cox, 70 of Leonardtown, MD passed away on July 15, 2013 at Washington Hospital Center.|
Born November 22, 1942 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Teresa O'Brien Schaffer and the late Frederick Stephen Schaffer.
Dottie grew up in Mechanicsville, MD next door to her grandparents, Elwood and Mary Schaffer. She graduated from Little Flower Catholic School and then attended St. Mary's Academy.
In 1959 she married Richard Carl Thompson and they had five children: Darlene, Anne Marie, Karen, Richard, and Mark. On October 3, 1970, she married her husband of 42 years, Michael Harold Cox. They had one daughter, Teresa Marie. Dottie was a loving and devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She worked for 20 years in the St. Mary's County Public School System, in food service. She retired in 2008.
Her loves included family, her dogs, playing cards, watching her "stories", cooking, and baking. Her favorite thing of all was making holiday meals and the family favorites were her pies and turkey stuffing. Her beautiful smile, blue eyes, and infectious laugh could liven up any room. She is deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her husband and mother, Dottie is survived by her children, Darlene Theresa Young (William), of Lexington Park, MD, Anne Marie Simms, of St. Inigoes, MD, Karen Denice Ridgell (Joseph), of Dameron, MD, Richard Donald Thompson, of Leonardtown, MD, Mark Joseph Thompson, of Lexington Park, MD, and Teresa Marie Cox, of Frankford, KY; her siblings, Margaret "Peggy" Foley, of Lexington Park, MD, Frederick Stephen Schaffer, Jr., of Charlotte Hall, MD, and Mary Ellen Billig, of Denver, CO; ten grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
In addition to her father, she was predeceased by two grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Family will receive friends for Dottie's Life Celebration on Monday, July 22, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 22375 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Tom Gude at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 22375 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Johnson, Robert Ralph
Good Samaritan Lutheran Church
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Quantico National Cemetery
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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