Obituaries – Baltimore

  • Leon Whitney, 77

    Leon Whitney, a longtime Columbia resident died at Howard County General Hospital on July 11, 2014.  He was 77. Born January 12, 1937 in Baltimore, Maryland, served in the Army, received a BS in accounting from Univ. of Baltimore and in 1968, was among the first African-American C.P.A.s in the ...

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  • Josephine Gaines Lansey

    Celebration of Life was held last Saturday for JOSEPHINE GAINES LANSEY at Grace Presbyterian Church in Baltimore.  She was the daughter of the late Teackle Wallis and Josephine Gaines Lansey.  Her seven brothers who preceded her in death, and she was the last living grandchild of Bishop Abraham ...

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  • Carrie Walls Kellogg Ray, Teacher, Singer

    Carrie Walls Kellogg Ray was born in New Anchorage, Kentucky, the second of five children, four boys and one girl, of the Rev. William Pitt Kellogg and Fannie L. Gassaway Kellogg. She was born in a home that nurtured academic and musical pursuits. Her parents were college graduates and her ...

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  • Wendell L Johnson, Jr.

    Wendell L Johnson, Jr., 91, a much loved husband, father, and grandfather, and “Pop-Pop”, died on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Envoy Rehabilitation Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Born in Kansas, he was a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity and graduated from Hampton Institute and ...

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  • DOLORES M. HAMMOND ALI

    On April 4, 2014, DOLORES M. HAMMOND ALI passed away. She is survived by daughter; Jarina V. Lloyd(Dr. Richard), mother; Delores M. Hall, brother; Ellwood L. Hall Jr., (Gwendolyn) sisters; Linda Wright(Wilard) and Romaine Pollard, grandchildren; Ricquia Edwards and Kristen Catching, great ...

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  • Charles Anderson Richardson

    Beloved and cherished are the memories of Charles Anderson Richardson Jr, called to rest by God on March 17, 2014. "Sonny", as he was affectionately known, was born on January 13, 1933, in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Charles and Clarice Richardson. He graduated from Frederick ...

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  • Mary Holmes Francis

    On March 2, 2014, Mary H. Francis (Dee) passed away. Mary was the devoted mother of Janice Stewart Ewing and Angela Mitchell, dear sister of Ben Holmes and wife Joyce, and Nancy Marie Saul and husband Sidney; proud grandmother of Marleta Mitchell, Maria Chelsea Mitchell, Gregory Ewing II, and ...

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  • Robert M. ‘Mitch’ Thomas

    Former AFRO copy editor, Robert M. “Mitch” Thomas, who also worked for other publications as a reporter and circulation manager, died of natural causes in Bryn Mawr, Penn. After being honorably discharged from the military in 1943, he earned an English degree with honors in ...

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  • Alfred J. Stewart

    US Air Force Major General Alfred J. Stewart passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas after a short illness. He was 55 years of age.Major General A. J. Stewart, a decorated Air Force Officer for 33 years, was a 1977 graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic ...

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  • Alexander Bonner, Jr.

    Alexander Bonner, Jr., departed this life on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte I. Bonner; two daughters, Lynne Bonner Redd (Husband – Jay Redd) and Jai Bonner; son, Gary Alexander Bonner (Wife: Bonita) and two grandchildren, Bryant and Jonathan. The ...

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  • Eric Leewood Byrd, Educator, Traveller

    Eric Leewood Byrd was born the second child of Dr. Eugene D. Sr. and Mabel Leewood Byrd on May 18, 1947 in Baltimore, Md. Of the three children, he most exemplified the hospitality and sophistication of their mother and the single-minded commitment to the principles of truth and justice ...

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