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|Anderson, Geneva Faye
|Geneva "Gidget" Faye Anderson, 68, of Pomfret, MD passed away on Georgetown University Hospital on March 18, 2011. |
She is preceded in death by her parent's; Woodrow W. Scott, and Suzanne H. Scott.
Geneva is survived by her husband; Albert M. Anderson. Son; Mike Anderson. Daughter; Michelle Anderson. Sisters; Lorelene S. Ramey, and Wanda Simmons. Grandchildren; Naaman J. Alajaji, Casiana N. Alajaji, Lindsey M. Lopez, and Sydney A. Lopez.
Geneva was a member of the Eastern Star. She was active in geneology, enjoyed traveling, her family. Her grandchildren called her "Nan". She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She had attended Strayer University. She had worked at Trailways Bus Service and at Norris Pyle Pontiac.
A life celebration gathering will be on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 from 1 pm until time of memorial service at 3 pm. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - 262 Danny Thomas Place - Memphis, TN 38105.
Arrangements provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.
|Johnson, Valentino Leroy
Birth: 1951-10-11 in Leonardtown, Maryland
|Valentino Leroy Johnson, Sr., 59, of Lexington Park, MD died on Friday, March 18, 2011 at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. He was born on October 11, 1951 as the eldest of three children of the late Howard Maybanks and Nancy Johnson.|
Mr. Johnson grew up in the Carver Heights Community, which is now known as Southampton. He loved his community and eventually returned to live in it by purchasing a home there.
Mr. Johnson was a proud member of the 1969 graduating class of Great Mills High School at which he "lettered" in track and field, football and basketball. He attended St. Mary's College of Maryland prior to becoming a full-time employee at the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, DC. Later, Mr. Johnson worked for Baltimore Gas and Electric as a Nuclear Security Supervisor at the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. He, then, became an employee with the Federal Government in 1985 and was working as a Supply Technician at the time of his death.
Throughout his life, Mr. Johnson was heavily involved within his community as an activist and volunteer. He was a true believer in community service. Because of his active participation in the community, Mr. Johnson was affectionately referred to as "Mr. Val." Some of the agencies and organizations with which Mr. Johnson was involved over the years included the following: Masonic Order of the Richmond-based Lodge, Park and Recreations, Special Olympics, St. Mary's Drug and Alcohol Alliance, National Night Out, Governor's Hooked on Fishing, Community Fun Camp, Fraternal Order of Police, Tri-County Youth Committee, Task Force for Revitalization of Lexington Park, Three Oaks Center (Homeless Shelter), Combine Federal Campaign (CFC), and Spring Ridge Middle School.
Mr. Johnson, also, received numerous awards and recognition for his activism and volunteerism, inclusive of the following: Governor's Award for Maryland's Most Beautiful People Volunteer for St. Mary's County; Governor's Certificate of Merit for Crime Prevention; Great Mills High School's Hall of Fame Inductee; St. Mary's County Community Service Award as a Role Model for Youth; Honorary Member of Sheriff's Institute of Maryland; and St. Mary's County Metropolitan Commission and the St. Mary's County Commissioners Recognition For Services Rendered. Just recently, Mr. Johnson was recognized by the Institute for Human Growth and Development, Inc., for his pioneering work in the community. The Institute inducted him into its "Hall of Fame-The Firsts" since Mr. Johnson was "The First " African American Chairman of the Task Force for Revitalization of Lexington Park and "The First" African American Chairman of the St. Mary's County Metropolitan Commission.
Mr. Johnson primarily attended Zion United Methodist Church. He, however, enjoyed visiting other churches in the community, particularly when invited by others to attend with them.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his children, Zenobia Johnson of VA and Valentino Johnson, Jr. (wife-Keela) of GA; his brother, Ricardo Johnson, Esq. of MD; his sister, Carmen Johnson of GA; two aunts, Virginia Nolan of SC and Velma Francis of MD; two aunts-in-law, Ok Hui Johnson of AK and Mary Frances of MD; four grandchildren, Tyrin, Juawon, Teara, and Valentino; his special friend, Ava Miller; and a host of other family members and friends.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in St. Peter Claver Church, 16922 St. Peter Claver Road, St. Inigoes, MD 20684. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Donald B. Curtis, pastor-teacher of Christ's Church in Waldorf, MD officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Great Mills, MD.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Burmeister, Thomas Edwin, Jr.
Birth: 1982-03-24 in Madrid, Spain
|Thomas Edwin Burmeister Jr. of Waldorf, Maryland, died suddenly on Friday, March 18, 2011 in Pensacola, Florida. He was 28 years old. Born on March 24, 1982 in Madrid, Spain, he was the son of Teresa Ann Lusby and Thomas E. Burmeister Sr. |
“Tommy” or “ Chubbs” as he was affectionately known, had worked as a garage door technician. A free spirit, Tommy, would travel where his heart would lead him.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Arnold Ralph Hood; paternal grandparents Bobby and Phyllis Riddle.
In addition to his parents, Tommy is survived by his step-father Michael C. Lusby; his sister Melanie A. Potts and her husband Ryan of Waldorf, MD; two nephews Ayden Austin and Landen Austin; one niece Skylar Veirs; maternal grandmother Genena Hood; paternal grandparents Jack and Marilyn Burmeister; and numerous cousins, other relatives and friends.
Visitation on Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 2PM to 4PM with a time of remembrance beginning at 4PM at Raymond Funeral Service, P.A. 5635 Washington Avenue La Plata, MD 20646. Interment will be private.
Arrangements by Raymond Funeral Service, P.A. La Plata, Maryland.
|Ward, Alice Irene
Birth: 1922-07-31 in Prince Frederick, Maryland
|Alice Irene Gibson Ward, 88, of Owings, MD passed away March 17, 2011 at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, MD. Alice was born July 31, 1922 in Prince Frederick to Joseph John and Irene Virginia (Bowen) Gibson. |
She was raised in Owings, attended public schools, graduated from Calvert High School and then attended business school for two years. She was employed as a bookkeeper for many years with Calvert Bank and Trust Company, now part of PNC Bank.
Alice was a member of Smithville United Methodist Church in Dunkirk, and in her leisure time enjoyed playing cards, dining out and spending time with family, especially her grand and great-grandchildren. She had been a resident of Calvert County Nursing Center in Prince Frederick for the past six months.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents, by a sister Charlotte Gibson Lewis and a brother Joseph J. Gibson, Jr.
She was previously married to John Ward and is survived by three children: Joan Dickerson and husband Michael of Owings, Jack Ward and fiancé Diane of Cobb Island, MD and Teresa K. Ward of Prince Frederick, MD; four grandchildren, Noah (Buzz), Keith and Ward Shepardson and Pam Bowen; three step-grandchildren, Tina Waldron, Laura Deck and Melissa Raley; twenty great-grandchildren; and a sister Jane O. Whittington of Dunkirk, MD.
Expressions of sympathy in Alice’s name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Washington, DC-MD Office, 1025 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 1005, Washington, DC 20036-4104.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
March 22, 2011
2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 P.M.
Location: Rausch Funeral Home - Owings, MD
March 23, 2011
Location: Smithville United Methodist Church
|Taylor, Charles Melvin, Sr.
Birth: 1929-12-01 in Broad Creek, Maryland
|Charles Melvin Taylor, Sr., 81, of La Plata, MD, died March 17, 2011, at Civista Medical Center, La Plata, MD.|
Mr. Taylor was a conduit supervisor for 35 years with PEPCO in Washington, DC and a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of New Life Wesleyan Church and the Moose Lodge in White Plains. He loved fishing, boating, crabbing, hunting, baseball, golfing and traveling. He was a loving father and grandfather.
Born December 1, 1929, in Broad Creek, MD, he was the son of the late Owen Watson Taylor, Sr. and the late Ethel Constance Williams Taylor.
Predeceased by his parents; first wife, Clara Taylor.
Survived by his wife Elizabeth M. Taylor; three sons, Richard L. (Ellie) Taylor of Potomac, MD; James H. Taylor of College Park, MD; Charles M. (Jeannette) Taylor of Port Tobacco, MD; one daughter, Peggy L. (Malcolm) Wagner of La Plata, MD; two brothers, Owen (Wanda) Taylor, Jr. Of FL; Kenneth (Mickey) Taylor of White Plains, MD. Also survived by 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Sunday, March 20, 2011, from 4PM until service time at 7PM at New Life Wesleyan Church, 9690 Shepherd’s Creek Place, La Plata, MD 20646.
Interment will be on Monday, March 21, 2011, at 11AM at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD.
Rev. Mike Hilson will officiate.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons.
Honorary pallbearers will be the United States Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Wesleyan Church, 9690 Shepherd’s Creek Place, La Plata, MD 20646.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
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