Home Obituaries - Washington D.C.

Obituaries - Washington D.C.

Leaders remember President of Washington Teachers Union after tragic Easter Sunday death

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com The well-known and beloved President of the Washington Teachers’ Union (WTU), Elizabeth Davis, 70, died tragically in a two-car crash on the evening of Easter Sunday.  With her sudden passing, local and national leaders alike...

In Memoriam: The life and work of Rev. Mamie Althea Williams

By Joseph Green-Bishop Special to the AFRO The Rev. Mamie Althea Williams was an angelic servant of God who during nearly a half century of ministry profoundly and selflessly improved the lives of people throughout the world. A powerful orator and effective...

IN LOVING MEMORY Of FRANKLIN P. DE LAINE 

On Wednesday, November 11th, Franklin Pierce De Laine, Sr.  peacefully transitioned in his home surrounded by his family.  Arrangements are as follows:  DATE: Saturday, November 21, 2020  WHERE: Third Street Church of God 1204 Third Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 VISITATION: 10:00am to 11:00am  SERVICE: 11:00am  Due...

Obituary: Donnie Ray Shaw

Donnie Ray Shaw, age 70, of Sterling, Virginia entered eternal rest with the Lord on June 14, 2020, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was a faithful member of his Washington, D.C. Church, Zion Baptist Church, and a...

Legendary NBA Star Wes Unseld Dies at 74

By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor syoes@54.204.251.142 Wes Unseld was one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history and a world champion with the Washington Bullets. But, he was also known as a man of great integrity, who became a vital...

Obituary: A Queen is Born, A Legacy Lives

Evelyn Orena Quander Rattley was born on Oct. 8, 1924. She transitioned from this life on Good Friday, April 10, 2020.  Encircled by her two children, daughter-in-law and caregiver, in those last moments she received the devotion that she bestowed...

Funeral Schedule for Congressman Elijah E. Cummings in Baltimore, MD and Washington DC. 

Oct. 23 Public viewing at Morgan State University’s Murphy Fine Arts Center, 2201 Argonne Dr., Baltimore, Md. 21218, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., immediately followed by a Community-Wide Celebration of the Life of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, 6 p.m. to...

History Making Politician Dies

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@54.204.251.142 The District of Columbia has lost a history making and barrier breaking politician, as the first Chair of the Home Rule D.C. Council, Sterling Tucker, 95, has passed away. According to The Washington Post, Tucker...

Howard Mourns Passing of Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., surgeon, oncologist, professor and civic leader died on May 25, leaving his family, friends and the Howard University community grieving. “It is with a heavy heart that I write to...

Rev. Dr. John A. Cherry, Founder of From the Heart Ministries Worldwide, Dies

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, mgray@54.204.251.142 Described as a no-nonsense spiritual leader whose primary focus was on developing strong male leadership and strengthening the family unit, the Rev. Dr. John A. Cherry, and founder of the megachurch known as the...

In Memoriam: Ocie M. Jackson

By The AFRO Staff Ocie M. Jackson a high level Department of Defense worker, died at the age of 94 on August 26 at Montgomery General Hospital in Olney, Maryland. She was a native of Oxford, North Carolina born on January...

Hari Jones, Noted Curator and Historian, Dies at 59

By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO Hari Jones was the assistant director and curator of the African American Civil War Freedom Foundation and Museum in Washington, D.C., a writer, lecturer, historian, a motivational speaker, a content developer, a content advisor,...

AFRO BRIEFS