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Obituaries - Washington D.C.

    Edward Winslow, 72

    Edward M. Winslow, Jr., “Eddie Moe,” Owner and Operator of Providence Opticians, dies at 72 (D.C.) Edward Murphy Winslow, Jr. made his transition on Wednesday, November 28, 2012. He was born in Wise County, Virginia...

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

    By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] 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...

    Julius “Lester” Sturdivant, 85

    Julius Sturdivant was born on Nov. 15, 1925, in Wadesboro, N.C. He was the eldest child of the late Lester William Sturdivant and Ethel Robinson Sturdivant. Affectionately called “Lester” by family and friends, he was...

    Gia R. Jones, 36

    Gia Rondora Jones “GiGi” was born on April 2, 1976 to the late Deacon Ronald A. Jones and Amy Ann Anthony Jones at Columbia Hospital for Women in Northwest Washington, D.C. At an early age,...

    Elaine B. Washington, 46

    Elaine Barbara Washington was born Sept. 22, 1964, to the late James Hargrove and Elizabeth Barber. She grew up in the community of Westphalia Estates in Upper Marlboro, Md., and attended Prince George’s County...

    Those We Lost in 2017

    Across the Nation Simeon Booker (1918-2017) Booker was a courageous and award winning journalist who put his life on the line to tell the story of Black America during the civil rights movement. (Photo credit: AFRO file...

    Trailblazing Civil Rights Lawyer, Dovey Johnson Roundtree, Dies at 104

    By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO Dovey Johnson Roundtree, one of the few African-American women lawyers who broke down barriers in law during the mid-20th century died in Charlotte, North Carolina May 21. Roundtree was...

    Katherine H. Martin, 98

    Mother Katherine H. Martin daughter of the late Herman and Elizabeth Taylor of Washington, DC, after a long battle with multiple illnesses went to sleep in Jesus, Nov. 21, 2012. Katherine was born April...

    Anne B. Turpeau, 88

    Anne Stuart Brock Turpeau was born March 6, 1926 in Charleston, W.Va. Anne and her husband Michel M. Turpeau resided in Washington, D.C. for over 40 years. She was the loving aunt of many...

    Ruth C. Hall, 93

    Ruth C. Hall died on March 4, 2013, after a long illness. She was 98 years old. Born on December 23, 1914, in Washington, D.C. to the late Mary F. Rose, she was an...

    Cleveland Johnson Sr., 77

     Cleveland Johnson Sr., departed this life on Dec. 19, 2012 at the Washington Hospital Center. He was born in Fayetteville, N.C. to the late Willie and Nannie Johnson. He attended public school in Fayetteville,...

    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...

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