Armstrong, William Briscoe
Birth: Tuesday, April 11, 1933 in Leonardtown, Maryland
Residence: Abell, Maryland
Death: Friday, February 23, 2018 at the age of 84
Laid to Rest: Thursday, March 01, 2018 in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery, Bushwood, Maryland
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William Briscoe Armstrong, 84, of Abell, MD passed peacefully on February 23, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 11, 1933 in Leonardtown, MD to the late Thomas Armstrong and Anne Elizabeth Curtis. William was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County who loved his family, friends and faith. On December 5, 1955, William married the love of his life, Josephine Armstrong at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Together they celebrated over 62 wonderful years of marriage.
He worked for the St. Mary's County Government for over 30 dedicated years until his retirement. He loved western movies, boxing, playing the lottery, and a good poker game with his family and friends. He enjoyed listening to music and was a smooth dancer. He especially loved to dance with his wife. He was meticulous about his yard and his car, they always both looked pristine. His family was his greatest pride and joy, and he loved having family dinners and gatherings. He was an active member of Holy Angels Catholic Church. He volunteered many hours helping with various church functions, including the annual church dinner which he always shucked oysters and parked cars.
In addition to his wife, William is also survived by his children: Lewis Armstrong, of Abell, MD, Phyllis Lawrence (Carl) of Abell, MD, and Sheila Holden (Gregory) of Abell, MD; 6 grandchildren: Kern Samona (Bryan), Michelle Henderson (James III), William "Lamont" Young, Hassan Holden, Cortez Lawrence and Caron Lawrence; 8 great grandchildren: Olivia Samona, Tara Samona, Nikki Samona, Keyera Henderson, James Henderson IV, Dorian Young, Daryn Young, Shanell Young; and many extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his ten sisters: May, Agnes, Novella, Marie, Cora, Susie, Gertie, Louise, Dorothy and Ada. Also by his three brothers: Joe, Tom, and Frank.
Family will receive family and friends on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 9:00 a.m-10:00 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10:00 a.m., at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Avenue, MD 20609. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Bushwood, MD. Repast will be located at Holy Angels Church Hall.