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|Thomas, Robert Lewis
|Robert L. Thomas, beloved husband of Juanita L. Thomas, came into this life September 12, 1943 and departed this life on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, Maryland.|
He was known by friends and associates as “Bob,” but more affectionately called “R.L.” by many of his family members. Robert was one of eight children born to the late Willie Avery and Magnolia Thomas. Born in small town Caile, Mississippi he accepted Christ at an early age.
During the Vietnam War he served his country as a decorated member of the Air Force. He eventually went on to serve the United States Government as a member of the Internal Revenue Service. After a 30 year run, filled with promotions and numbers accolades, he retired at the age of 50. He then went on to serve as Inspector General of Washington D.C. and then as a Deputy Director with the Prince George’s County Government. He also held a position with University of Maryland Baltimore College as a professor. Robert and his wife started their own tax and accounting firm after his retirement, where he continued work until his passing.
His thirst for knowledge always found him finding ways to better himself, and during his free time you could find him studying for an array of courses in continuing studies. A lover of the outdoors, he enjoyed playing golf and spending time in the yard.
A devoted husband and family man, and a true believer in the term “Southern hospitality,” he loved entertaining and cooking for his family and friends.
Robert was preceded in death by five brothers, Robert Lee, W.A., W.T., Wardell and Otha Thomas.
He leaves to mourn, his dear wife of 26 years Juanita L. Thomas, two daughters Anita Gates (Troy) of Memphis TN and Christina Thomas of Indianapolis IN, two sons Stanley Demming (LaTricie) of Capital Heights MD and Ramone Demming of Indianapolis IN, one sister Merlean Davis of Memphis TN and one brother Johnny Font (Phonsenette) of Yakima WA .He also leaves behind seven grandchildren Antwonette Demming, Troy Robert Gates, Trey Dominique Gates, Najja Monique Demming, Tristan Jamal Demming, Asia Marie Gates, Kordell Ramone Demming and many other cherished relatives and friends.
2 Corinthians 5:6-8 So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
His Viewing will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 10:00am until the time of Service, 11:00am in the Chapel of Thornton Funeral Home, P.A., 3439 Livingston Road, Indian Head, Maryland. His wish for his final disposition was Cremation.
Arrangements provided by Thornton Funeral Home, P.A.
|Barnes, John W.
|Peacefully on Saturday, October 22, 2011 John W. Barnes went home to be with the Lord. |
Family and friends will unite on Saturday, October 29, from 10 am until time of Christian Burial 11 am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church 22375 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, Maryland. Interment will follow after the service at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Cemetery.
Arrangements by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home.
|Adams, Mary M.
|Mary M. Adams (Mattingly) passed peacefully on October 21, 2011. Born on October 25, 1930 to her parents, the late Lester and Madeleine (Bussler) Mattingly. Mary lived in St. Mary's County her entire life. |
She was pre-deceased by her husband, the late George Robert Adams, Sr. and her son, the late George Robert Adams, Jr.
Mary was a loving mother and grandmother and her children remember her as a family historian. She was a great Southern Maryland cook, often filling her home with the scents of steamed crabs, crab cakes and stuffed ham. She also enjoyed canning her own vegetables, jams and jellies and always supported her family farm. A devout Catholic, Mary was a member of the Ladies of Charity at Holy Face Catholic Church.
She also leaves to mourn, her beloved family, her children, David Michael (Cathy) Adams of St. Mary's City, MD., Alan Lester (Jennifer) Adams of Pasadena, MD., Patrick Wayne Adams of St. Mary's City, MD., Christopher Mark (Jenifer Beall) Adams of Park Hall, MD., and Sandra Adams Schroeder of Leonardtown, MD. Dear sister of Angela Ryan of Santa Barbara, CA., Carol Garner of Hollywood, MD., Aubrey Mattingly of Leonardtown, MD., and the late Joan Dean, James and Lester Mattingly. Loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren.
Family will receive friends for Mary's Life Celebration at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD. On Thursday, October 27, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM with prayers at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, October 28, at Holy Face Catholic Church in Great Mills, MD., Interment following in Holy Face Catholic Church Cemetery.
For those desiring, contributions in memory can be directed to Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 339, Lexington Park, MD., 20653.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home.
|Taylor, Ellen Josephine
Birth: 1941-10-23 in Beckley, West Virginia
|Mrs. Taylor worked in Customer Service with Safeway Food Stores for 32 years and was a member of Local 593. She was also a life member of Brandywine Bible Church. Ellen's greatest joy was her family, children, grandchildren and great grandchild. She was also a member of Big Creek High School Alumni where she played clarinet and was a cheerleader. Known by all as "Mommaw". |
Daughter of the late Frazier T. Boyd and the late Kathryn Marie Vance Boyd.
Predeceased by her parents.
Survived by one son, David M. Sanford of Waldorf, MD, four daughters, Karen L. Downs of Alexandria, VA, Lisa J. (Kevin) Qualters of La Plata, MD, Robyn M. (Timothy) Major of La Plata, MD and Laura A. Sanford of Carolina Beach, NC. Two brothers, Robert Boyd of Staunton, VA and Frazier (Nancy) Boyd of Richmond, VA. One sister, Inez B. Magee of Richmond, VA. Nine grandchildren, Kelli, Kevin, Kristin, Colin, David, John, Madison, Edward and Lucille. One great grandchild, Morgan.
Visitation: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 from 2-4 and 6-8PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel, 5635 Washington Ave., La Plata, MD 20646. Funeral Service: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 7PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel. Interment: At a later date in Grundy, VA. Pallbearers: Grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, ATTN: Tribute Gifts, Church Street Station P.O.Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Kennett, Robert Edward "Rooster"
Birth: 1954-11-18 in Leonardtown, Maryland
|Robert "Rooster" Edward Kennett, 56 years old of Avenue, MD died October 20, 2011 at Civista Medical Center in La Plata, MD. Born November 18, 1954 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of Edward Kennett and Genevieve (Delahay) Kennett.|
Robert graduated from Chopticon High School in Morganza, MD in 1972. In 1974 he began a career at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station Fire Department as a firefighter/driver operator. After 26 years of proud and dedicated service, he retired in March of 2000. Upon retirement, Robert began a second career of truck driving which he tremendously enjoyed. At the time of his death he was employed with Cullin's Trucking located in Clements, MD., and held clearance for a special Transportation Certificate allowing him entrance to classified locations.
He also enjoyed riding Harley Davidson's. Between crossing the country in a tractor trailer and riding his Harley, he covered many miles. He was an active member of ABATE. When time allowed, he greatly enjoyed farming and riding tractors on his family's farm, The Bluestone Farm. He was known for always wanting to stay busy.
Robert is survived by his parents, Edward and Genevieve "Teeny" Kennett of Avenue, MD, and brother George Kennett also of Avenue, MD and a very loving, devoted, daughter Hayleigh E. Kennett of Hollywood, MD., and Hayleigh's mother Stacey Kennett. As a father, he was extremely proud of Hayleigh and took a tremendous enjoyment in joking and kidding with her.
Family will receive friends for Roberts' Life Celebration on Monday, October 24, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Prayers will be recited at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at The Holy Angels Church in Avenue, MD. Interment will be private.
Serving as pallbearers will be Chris Hammett, Brian Hill, Greg Casoni, Stevie Lawrence, Bill Cullins and Noodles Nelson.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Account of Hayleigh E. Kennett C/O The Navy Federal Credit Union, 22598 MacArthur Blvd., California, MD. 20619.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
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