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|Tharpe, Roxanne Elizabeth
Birth: 1965-03-04 in Leonardtown, Maryland
|Roxanne Elizabeth Tharpe, 49, of Great Mills, MD passed away on October 2, 2014 at her residence. Born March 4, 1965 in Leonardtown, MD she was the daughter of Kelly Jo Wood and the late Kenneth O. Buckler.|
Roxanne was a cook at Linda's Café where she worked all of her life. She was married to the love of her life, Steven Rene Tharpe. Roxanne's greatest joy was spending time with family and friends.
In addition to her husband and mother, Roxanne is survived by her children, Steven Tharpe, Jr., Jenny Jo Tharpe, and Audrey Rose Tharpe, all of Great Mills, MD; sister, Gennie Hible, of NC; brother, Kenneth O. Buckler, Jr., of Lexington Park, MD; and six grandchildren.
Family will receive friends for Roxanne's Life Celebration on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Funeral Service will held at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Joe Orlando officiating. Interment will be private.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Gaither, Jerolene R.
Birth: 1946-10-24 in Plum Point, Maryland
|Jerolene Rice-Gaither, born October 24, 1946, in Plum Point, Maryland to the late John Joseph and Myrtle Louise Rice. On October 2, 2014, she departed peacefully from this life, at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center.|
Jerolene was a graduate of the Calvert County Public School system. Following graduation , she worked briefly for the Hecht Company and later began a career with the U.S. Government. During her tenure at the Veterans Administration she received recognition by many service awards and achieved distinction in her job as Decision Review Officer (GS-13). After 32 years of service she retired in 2002.
Inspired by her father in his love of baseball; during her teen years, Jerolene developed an interest in sports and joined W.S. Brooks High School Girls' basketball team. Her passion for basketball, baseball and football remained throughout her lifetime.
In 1965, Jerolene was joined in holy matrimony to Dewitt Gaither (deceased) in Washington, D.C. To this union they were blessed with a son (Rodney) and goddaughter (Dona). Residing in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, they shared the joys of marriage for 37 years.
Jerolene was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ in June, 1973 and received the gift of the Holy Ghost in November, 1973. A faithful member of Apostolic Faith Church of Jesus Christ The Lord, Inc., she sang with the senior choir; was first-ever elected President of Helping Hands Committee; and joined her sisters (Rice Sisters) in singing praises to The Lord. In 2007, Jerolene attained the distinguished tide of "Mother " through Apostolic Faith Church of Jesus Christ The Lord, Inc.
Mother Jerolene was very hospitable and known for her excellent cooking. Many were guests in her home to enjoy her famous dishes . . .macaroni and cheese, potato salad, fried chicken, turkey wings and pork chops to name a few. Her life was enriched with family vacations and international travel. Jerolene was an avid reader and her subject knowledge was extensive, exceeding the average.
Family love and togetherness was regarded with high respect by Jerolene. She enjoyed Sunday family dinners after church, especially gatherings with her great nephews and nieces, Christopher, David, Kamille, and baby twins Keira and Kairi. Her adoration of these little ones brightened her spirit as they touched a special place in her heart.
Mother Jerolene leaves a legacy of fond memories cherished by her son, Rodney (Kim); grandson, Rodney Jr.; sisters, Della Wallace, Yvette (John) Somerville, and Sharon Inghram; brothers, Wayne and Clinton "Buddy" Rice; goddaughter, Dona Rice; godson Christopher Somerville, Sr.; Kym Rice, David Lewis, Natalie and Niaesha Johnson, Alexis Fairweather and Troy Kearse she embraced as grandchildren ; adopted sister/cousin Lorelei "Doll"; two step-daughters, Cynthia and Rose, and an abundance of relatives and friends. Shewas preceded in death by her husband, Dewitt; parents, John and Myrtle Rice; sisters Myrtle "Marylou " and Janice "Neicy"; step-daughter Evon, nephews, Page, Travis and William III "Billy"; brothers-in-law , Robert Wallace and Kevin Inghram; sister-in-law, Laura (Buddy) Rice.
Arrangements by Sewell Funeral Home.
|Garner, Harold C.
Birth: 1958-09-14 in Calvert County, Maryland
|Harold Christopher Garner, Sr., was born on September 14, 1958 to the late Owen Garner Sr. and Elva Garner in Calvert County, MD. He departed this life suddenly on October 2, 2014. Harold A.K.A., "Macho Man" and "The Grand Wizard'', was a caring father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He was educated in the public schools of Calvert County, MD.|
At an early age, Macho Man began working on a farm with the late Captain Edward Sollers. He was Captain Ed's right hand man. Later he began working with Chris Barnes until a fall disabled him. Macho Man's favorite pastimes included being with his family and friends, especially during the holidays and at cook-outs. He was a back-up singer for his brother, Head 's, singing group "HAH". He loved singing song from his favorite group, "New Birth ", especially the song "Wild Flower".
Macho Man was preceded in death by his parents: Owen Sr. and Elva Garner; brothers: Owen Garner Jr. and Ronald (Head) Garner; twin nephews: Arnez Mitchell and Nanez Mitchell Sr. and niece, Keisha Garner.
Macho Man leaves to cherish his memories his son: Harold C. Garner, Jr.; 1 Granddaughter; 10 sisters: Diane (Cliffton) Johnson, Betty (Carlton) Spriggs, Carol Holsey, Gloria (Larry) Gross, Dianne Harrod, Merle Garner, April Garner, Tracy Garner, Lashann Garner and Janay (Darnell) Chase; 6 brothers: John Harrod, Linwood Harrod, Arthur Harrod, Earl Garner, Michael Garner and Antonio Garner; 2 aunts: Martha Commodore and Viola Milbourne; 1 Great Aunt Edna Fleming and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. He also leaves a special friend Irene Johnson.
Arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home.
|Repasi, Thomas George
Birth: 1945-11-18 in Braddock, Pennsylvania
|Thomas George Repasi, of Mechanicsville, MD died peacefully at home on October 1, 2014. He was born November 18, 1945 in Braddock, Pa., the son of the late Joseph and Catherine Repasi.|
He served with the United States Air Force during the Viet Nam War era, worked for what was then DC WASA as a wastewater plant operator at the Blue Plains facility for 35 years, from 1969-2004, in Southwest Washington, D.C. until his retirement in 2004. Thomas then worked part time for St. Mary's Count y Department of Public Works as an attendant mainly at the St. Andrew's Church Road transfer station beginning in 2005 until retiring in 2011.
He leaves behind to cherish memory his loving wife, Rose Marie Repasi, son Ronald Repasi and his wife Bonne of California, son Dennis Repasi and his wife Christine of Mechanicsville and daughter Jennifer Lamp and he husband Michael of California, and grandchildren Victoria Repasi, Steven Repasi, Thomas Respasi, Bailie Anthony, Nolan Repasi, Briana Padgett, Anna Repasi and Julia Repasi.
Also survived by his brother Joseph Repasi of Hagerstown, Maryland, sisters Barbara Heron, Karen Repasi, Carol Sprankle of West Mifflin, PA, Mary Louise Collins of Homestead, Pa and Kathleen Andrey of Belle Vernon, Pa.
Family will receive visitors on Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with prayers at 4:00 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 29119 Point Lookout Road, Morganza, MD 20660 with Fr. Keith Woods officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Queen of Peace Cemetery, 38888 Dr. Johnson Rd., Mechanicsville, MD 20659.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice House of St. Mary's, Post Office Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Eaby, Mary Kathleen
|Mary Kathleen “Kathy” Eaby, 67, of White Plains, MD died on October 1, 2014 at her residence.|
Kathy was an administrative assistant with the Southern MD Hospital in Clinton and Charles County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in La Plata, MD for 25 plus years. She was a member and co-founder of Crossroads Apostolic Church in White Plains, MD. She enjoyed quilting, reading, scrapbooking, and was a long-time volunteer with the Charles County Humane Society. She was known as being a friend to all.
She is the daughter of the late Paul A. Moran and the late Mary Bailey Moran. She is also predeceased by one sister, Margaret Gill Niland. She is survived by her husband of 48 years and pastor, Robert P. Eaby Sr.; two sons, Curtis Eaby and his wife Schrilla and Robert P. Eaby Jr. and his wife Angel; one daughter, Kathleen Hudson and her husband Darrell; one brother, Paul Moran; and five grandchildren, Rachel Martin, R.J. Ondrish, Emily Ondrish, Robert P. Eaby III, and Kayli Eaby.
Friends received on Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 11AM until time of service at 1PM at the Crossroads Apostolic Church, 10725 Willetts Cross Road, White Plains, MD 20695, officiated by her sons, Rev. Curtis Eaby and Rev. Robert Eaby Jr. Interment on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 10AM at the MD Veterans Cemetery, 11301 Crain Highway, Cheltenham, MD 20623. Pallbearers: R.J. Ondrish, Robert P. Eaby III, Darrell Hudson, Mike Gill, Jimmy Trexler, and Caleb Martin. Arrangements by Raymond Funeral Service in La Plata, MD.
Memorials are requested to the Memory Disorders Program, Attn: Carolyn Ward, Department of Neurology, Building D, Suite 177, 4000 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20057.
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