Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Obituaries - Washington D.C.

Hilda O.L. Thomas, 85

Hilda Odel Lewis Thomas was born in Washington, D.C. on June 11, 1927 to the late Deacon Edward and Deaconess Mary Lambert Lewis. She peacefully transitioned at home surrounded by her family on Jan. 30, 2013. As a child, Hilda...

Cardiss Collins, 81

Cardiss Collins, who served in the U.S. House from 1973 to 1997, died Feb. 3 in Alexandria, Va. Congresswoman Collins was born Sept. 24, 1931 in St. Louis, Missouri, and moved to Detroit at the age of ten. She...

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, Gia developed what would become...

Willis J. Martin

Willis Jefferson Martin was born in Decherd, Tenn. and raised in Gary, WV. He graduated Cum laude from Bluefield State College in W. Va. and held a teacher’s certificate award by the West Virginia Board of Education. He did...

Barnette R. Holston Sr.

Barnette Rhetta Holston Sr., also known as Barney, the son of the late Rosa Carter Holston and Ned Rhetta transcended this life on Feb. 17, 2013. He was born in Trafford, Ala. His parents moved to Colliers, W. V....

Thomas A. Hart Sr., 94

Thomas A. Hart Sr., 93, former professor and athletic coach at Howard University and executive at Westinghouse Electric Corporation died at the Residences at Thomas Circle in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 5. Mr. Hart moved to the District of...

Williard Woodson ‘Woody’ Brittain Jr., 65

 Born on Nov. 26, 1947 in Washington, D.C., Woody Brittain was the son of Mary D. and Willard W. Brittain Sr. Woody spent his Arlington childhood excelling in school, playing sports, attending Mount Olive Church and working on cars...

Thomas A. Hart Sr., 93

Thomas A. Hart Sr., 93, former professor and athletic coach at Howard University and executive at Westinghouse Electric Corporation died at the Residences at Thomas Circle in Washington, DC on January 5. Mr. Hart moved to the District of...

Julia Lorraine Avent Murchison

Julia Lorraine Avent Murchison, the only daughter of the late Jesse and Marion Avent, was born in Washington, D.C. Her brother, Melvin Avent, also preceded her in death. Julia attended D.C. public schools and graduated from Cardozo High School. She...

Marion LeRoy Fleming, Jr.

Marion LeRoy Fleming, Jr, an early innovator in the Washington DC Go-Go Funk sound, entered into eternal rest on 12 March 2013. Mr. Fleming was a Gold Record recipient during his tenure with Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers,...

Lt. Wylie W. Seldon, Jr., 93

    On Dec. 17, 2012, Lt. Wylie W. Selden Jr., World War II Tuskegee Airman, passed away peacefully and comfortably at his Springhouse Assistant Living home in Silver Spring, Md. Wylie, “Cool Papa,” served primarily in the war in...

Rosa B.F. Prince, 84

     Rosa Belle Franklin Prince was born in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 23, 1929. The fourth child of Deacon Claude Franklin and Deaconess Cynthia Lowe Franklin (both deceased), Rosa’s siblings were Paul Franklin, who died in infancy, Lucy Franklin...

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