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|Smutniak, Lorraine Frances
Birth: 1931-12-23 in Whiting, Indiana
|Beloved wife Lorraine Frances Smutniak, age 82, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.|
Lorraine was born on December 23, 1931 in Whiting, Indiana to the late Francis and Agnes (Moll) Rydziewski. She moved to the Washington, DC area in 1964 with her husband and young daughter, where they continued to complete their family with two sons in District Heights, Maryland. In 1975 the family moved to Calvert County (Dunkirk) where she resided until her death. Lorraine was very passionate about her Roman Catholic faith and a strong advocate for the education of her children.
Lorraine is survived by her husband of 56 years, Frank E. Smutniak; daughter Diane M. Kedge (Greg) of Centreville, Virginia; son Frank S. Smutniak (Susan Cross) of Lawrence, Kansas; son John J. Smutniak of New York, NY and London, England; brother Frank Regeski (Ann) of Blue Ridge, Georgia; brother Thomas Regeski (Yvonne) of Las Vegas, Nevada; and four grandchildren, Olivia and Cecilia Smutniak and Nicholas and Corinne Kedge.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Lorraine’s name to the Ladies of Charity of St. Anthony’s Church, North Beach, MD.
Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.
|Thompson, Barbara Jean
Birth: 1964-08-19 in Washington, D.C.
|Barbara Jean Thompson passed in peace Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the age of 49. She was born August 19, 1964, in Washington, D.C. to the late Herman Daniel Edmonds, Sr., of Waldorf, MD and Juanita Marie Edmonds of Annandale, VA. |
Preceded in death by her brother, Herman Daniel Edmonds, Jr. She is survived by her loving husband, Charles Edward Thompson, Sr of Hughesville, MD. She leaves to cherish her sweet memories of her children; son Charles Edwards Thompson, Jr of Prince Frederick and daughter Danielle Marie Thompson of Golden Beach. Sister to Michelle Edmonds Reyes of La Plata, MD and Debbie Edmonds Jennette of Yorktown, VA. Further survived by her mother-in-law, brother and sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Barbara will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a person that could put a smile on anyone's face and take in whatever stray animal that came across her path. Barbara had a strong passion for music and always had her Ipod in tow. She loved all kinds of music, especially hard rock and country music. There was never a person that was a stranger to Barb, she would talk to anyone.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 1, 2014 from 5 to 8 pm at Huntt Funeral Home, Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD. A funeral service will be held at Huntt Funeral Home on August 2, 2014 at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Waldorf, MD.
Arrangements provided by Huntt Funeral Home.
|Hennigar, Melba Phelps
Birth: 1923-08-19 in Seat Pleasant, Maryland
|Melba Phelps Hennigar, “Nana”, of Prince Frederick, Maryland, passed away on July 26, 2014 at the age of 90. She was born on August 19, 1923 at home in Seat Pleasant, Maryland to Agnes Ruth and Pembrooke Richardson. She was one of nine children and attended school in a two room school house. |
She was nicknamed “Aunt Granny” by her siblings. At the age of 17 she married and proceeded to have six children, whom she raised in Capitol Heights, Maryland. Melba became a single Mom when it wasn’t fashionable and worked hard raising her children on her own. In 1980, Melba married Robert Hennigan and moved to Lothian, Maryland.
She was very independent and hard working, very valuable traits to have while she worked for Prince Georges County Schools as a payroll clerk. After her retirement, she was able to really enjoy her many hobbies, which included – making porcelain dolls and their clothes, crocheting, taking advantage of her “green thumb” in her garden, spending time with her pets and having a shot of gin and tonic on occasion. But the most enjoyment came from her family,they were her life.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Ste 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.
|Goodman, Jimmy Currence
|Jimmy Currence Goodman, 63, of Marbury, Maryland. Peacefully on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center Nursing Home in Washington, D.C., Deacon Jimmy C. Goodman transitioned to eternal life.|
He was the father of Kenyatta Goodman, Saaba Richter (Cory), Stephon Adams and Tavon Adams. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren, Joseph, Cory Jr., Devyn, Indjya, Jasmine, Lil Saaba, Asad, Jamari, Lorenzo, Noble and Zion; two sisters, Mary Davis and Yvonne Goodman; nieces, Chandra and Katonda and a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Viewing, 9am until time of Service, 11am, Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 5560 Pleasant Grove Road, Marbury, Maryland. Interment, Church Cemetery.
Arrangements provided by Thornton Funeral Home.
|Bennett, Joanne Camilla
Birth: 1933-03-19 in Chicago, Illinois
|Joanne Camilla Bennett, 81, of Waldorf, MD died July 25, 2014 at the Solomons Nursing Center in Solomons, MD. Born March 19, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois she was the daughter of the late John Reiter and Caroline Klainoski.|
Joanne was much loved by her husband, children and grandchildren and will be dearly missed. After raising her five children, she went on to a career as an Administrative Assistant for Robert Price and Associates for another 18 years.
Beyond being a wonderful mother, grandmother and wife, she also was a prolific artist, tatted lace, quilted, crocheted, travelled with Clarke and read extensively. Her many painting and projects adorn all her children's homes
Joanne is survived by her children, Sheryl Pearson (Roger) of Waldorf, MD, Kathy Bennett (Michael Bean) of Callaway, MD, Markus Bennett of Lorane, OR, Matthew Bennett of Austin, TX, and Terry Pearson (Mark) of St. Leonard, MD, and her grandchildren, Kaitlin and Christopher Bean, David and Shannon Pearson and George Workman. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Richard Clarke Bennett.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church, 43927 St. John's Road, Hollywood, MD 20636. Burial will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham, MD.
Arrangements provided by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
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