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Anthony Butler

Jan 21, 1965 - Nov 30, 2023

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Elaine Jeanne Harris

Oct 29, 1956 - Feb 24, 2024

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Washington, DC

Elaine Jeanne Harris was born October 29, 1956, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was the first of two daughters born to Rev. William R. Harris and Doris E. Harris. The family moved to Norristown, Pennsylvania when Elaine was 6 years old and she attended Norristown schools, graduating from Rittenhouse High School in 1974, where she excelled in academics and was known as “the fastest slide rule in the East!” Elaine was saved at an early age and baptized by her father at Siloam Baptist church in Norristown, where he was the pastor. She has been active in churches in the various places where she has lived. She attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she earned a BS degree in chemical engineering in 1978 and was a National Achievement Scholar. She was employed by DuPont until she left to continue her education at Stanford University. There, Elaine earned her MBA degree in marketing and returned to DuPont, which she eventually left to begin working at Honeywell. Elaine co-founded Breakthrough Marketing Technologies, a consulting firm, where she was president. After working on many projects related to multicultural and diversity strategies, she launched Golden Rule Technology in 2018, with the goal of bringing technology and innovation to addressing issues of bias and inclusion through hackathons and unconscious bias training. Elaine wanted to make a difference. She was greatly involved as an alumnus of both MIT and Stanford, leaving an indelible mark on both institutions. At MIT, she provided distinguished service and leadership to both the MIT Alumni Association and the Black Alumni of MIT. In her recent nomination for a distinguished service award, she is described as, “…an MIT treasure: dedicated, industrious, innovative, creative, committed.” Her legacy includes the MacVicar award and the Great Dome Award (three times). Her profound effect will be felt for many years to come. Also at MIT, Elaine was a charter member of the Lambda Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. in 1977. At Stanford, Elaine was 1986 Ambassador for the Graduate School of Business (GSB) Black Alumni Chapter. She was co-founder of the Class ‘86 Racial Equity Initiative, spearheading a fundraising effort that doubled contributions to the Black Alumni Association Endowment Fund (BAAEF). She recruited classmates to participate in a program to donate time and expertise, as an additional way to support their alma mater. She co-chaired the 35th Class ‘86 reunion in 2021 which became the model for future reunions. She was a volunteer judge for the Executive Challenge at the GSB, in which first year business students participate in experiential leadership challenges that are judged by accomplished alumni and faculty. She was featured as the cover story of the Stanford Business School Magazine in 1986. Elaine was also active in her community and was on the board of directors for the Girls Global Academy Public Charter School, a participatory public high school. Her commitment was indicative of her support of education for women, especially STEM and especially for underserved communities. Elaine had a great sense of humor, was an excellent seamstress, and enjoyed travel, fashion, Broadway shows, photography, and nutrition. She was conscientious about healthy eating and exercise. Most important in Elaine’s life was her relationship with God and her zeal to live each day in light of the great salvation that she had known since childhood. She grew in grace, as a shining example of God’s love and she enjoyed serving humbly at Cornerstone Church. Notably, she went outside of her comfort zone and participated for two years in the church’s Christmas musical, demonstrating untapped singing and acting talent. From its beginning 11 years ago, she was a member of the Abiding in Christ life group, a very active and loving group with which she enjoyed fellowship around the Bible study and prayer, as well as many activities, from hiking to performances at the Kennedy Center. She was faithful to be present for celebrations and she was faithful to minister to others in times of need. Her study and keen understanding of the Bible made for fruitful conversations as she questioned anything that didn’t line up with scripture. She commented with great depth of insight in the discussions. The group members are a close-knit family and twice brought their meetings to Elaine during her illness; they were as encouraged by her as she was by them. Even at the most difficult moments, Elaine praised God and she would certainly want her loved ones to know His salvation and to live in the knowledge that they will join her one day, in the presence of her Savior. She transitioned from her earthly life on February 24, 2024. Elaine was predeceased by her father, William R. Harris, aunts Ethel J. Matthews, Pauline Crawford, and Thelma Worrell, and Uncle Robert E. Davis. Elaine leaves to mourn her passing and reflect on her extraordinary life her mother, Doris Harris, her sister, Pauline Harris, her cousins, Celeste Crawford Gardiner, Horace (Ruth) Crawford, Broderick (Cassandra) Crawford, Zoe Crawford, Jonathan Crawford, Albert Pettus, Carla (Chris) Donaldson, Jackie (Barry) Crawford, Cedric Bush, Gregory (LaVerne) Mickens, Paulette Edmunds, Michelle (Michael) Pritchett, Aritha (Lonnie) Brown, LaVerne (Lance) Adderley, Aaron R. Moore, Alisa Moore, and a host of other loving family and friends, who are grateful to have known her. The interment will be in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park (Rochester, PA). To to the family or in memory of Elaine J. Harris, please

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Karen Marjorie Gillett Britton

Sep 12, 1964 - Feb 20, 2024

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Washington DC, DC

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. Proverbs 31:10 Matthew 12:18 proclaims, The Heavens rejoiced when the Lord called her name and said Behold! My Servant whom I have chosen, My beloved in whom My soul is well pleased!” Karen Marjorie Gillett Britton phenomenally entered this world on September 12, 1964, at the Governor’s Island Hospital in New York to Ellen Michel and the late George Gillett. Karen was a bright and inquisitive child who grew into a brilliantly awesome, beautiful, and loving person. She was a woman of great integrity who was always focused on ensuring that all things worked together for the good. She endeavored to make a difference in the world, and she surpassed that goal. Simply put, Karen was a quintessential woman. During her early childhood years, Karen exhibited a voracious love for reading and excelled in grade school through high school. Her ambitious nature was demonstrated as a child who not only was incredibly intelligent, but extremely talented. Karen began piano lessons at age five and became a well-trained pianist, who won two gold trophies for having earned superior ratings in competitions held at Carnegie Recital Hall (Cami Hall). Karen continued to play throughout her adult years at various churches and assisted her daughters with their lessons. Excelling in middle school led to her acceptance into the Science Institute at Midwood High School in Brooklyn, New York. Karen was not only an excellent student and gifted pianist, but she was also a talented track athlete and competed in track meets throughout her high school years. Her athletic abilities and academic prowess could be witnessed throughout Karen’s journey through life. As one would have it, Karen was accepted into a summer engineering preparatory program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (UMASS). That program set Karen on her career path to becoming an engineer, and led her to attend the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Karen was a passionate professional from the start who set her standards of performance and excellence always high above the rest. After graduating high school, Karen’s first summer job was working as a secretary for Manufacturer’s Hanover Trust Bank in the corporate office. While working there, she began dating William “Billy” Britton her beloved husband of 34 years. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Karen began working for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) in New Hampshire. Her professional leadership journey began to soar as she climbed the government and corporate ladders earning recognition and well-deserved titles along the way. After relocating to Washington DC, she earned the title of Deputy Command Information Officer. Also, while working at NAVSEA, Karen earned a Masters of Science Degree in Engineering Management. After over 15 years with NAVSEA, Karen’s next position (which she described as the highlight of her career) took her to the White House, where she served as Deputy and subsequently Chief Information Officer for the Executive Office of President Barack Obama! Karen was very proud to work with the Obama Administration and we were all so very proud of her! Karen also enjoyed working as an Adjunct Professor, teaching in the Cybersecurity Technology Graduate Program at the University of Maryland for over a year. Her next ambitious career move was with Logistics Management Institute (LMI) where she held the position of Senior Vice President of Communications and Marketing and Chief Digital Officer. She relished in being a leader at LMI and truly valued the relationships she developed there. Karen’s humble spirit and willingness to mentor others who worked alongside her was demonstrated across her career. As such, it was while at LMI, Karen began her doctoral studies and was working on her dissertation when she became ill. Karen married the love of her life, Billy, on August 29, 1989. To this wonderful union two beautiful daughters were born, Leah Justine and Ashley Olivia. Karen loved her family immensely and diligently instilled Christian values and leadership skills into her daughters, she was so proud of them! Karen’s generous and loving nature was unmatched as each day she ensured that Leah and Ashley would also know and feel the same zest for life as she did. They were directly inspired by their mother’s generous nature and often commented on how blessed they were to be her children. Karen was a true jewel in the eyes of both of her daughters and could be seen pouring into their lives up until her final days. Her unwavering spirit still listened intently to their hearts as they shared special moments of love and care that will always remain with them. Karen showed a rich compassion and was passionate about her family and friends. She adored them in every way and truly enjoyed playing as well as watching tennis matches with her fun-loving tennis buds (as she affectionately called them)! She also maintained close friendships with her high school and college classmates and loved taking road trips to visit them. She cherished her Virginia family and enjoyed their annual summer vacations. Karen developed many close friendships in the various neighborhoods where she lived in Maryland and Washington, DC. She enjoyed family time, maintained contact, and visited many of her cousins, aunts, and uncles. She also loved her 636 Brooklyn Avenue family in Brooklyn, New York, where she developed lifelong connections. And of course, she always looked forward to visiting and hanging out with her BEST girl, her MOM…Ellen Michel and the Port Charlotte, Florida Golden Girls, and Crew! Karen lived her life to the fullest and accomplished so many things within her lifetime of 59 years. She ran a marathon, participated in a triathlon and was keynote speaker at several events including at her alma mater, UMASS, Amherst. Karen also received several distinguished honors throughout her career including: The Excellence in Government Fellows Program, The Partnership for Public Service Leadership in Action Awards, the National Women of Color in Technology Award, and the Navy Meritorious Service Award. In addition, she served one term as President of Blacks in Government. She was extremely proud but also very humble when it came to her many accomplishments. Karen was a dedicated woman of faith, and she loved the Lord!! She was an active and devoted member of St Martin’s Catholic Church in Washington, DC, and taught Sunday School there for several years. Karen enjoyed her visits and adventures with her father George, who preceded her in death. Karen was the apple of her dad’s eye. Karen’s brother, Kevin, transitioned in November 2023. The two shared a special bond and always took care of each other. She felt extremely blessed to donate her stem cells to Kevin which helped extend his life for over 10 years! Karen was a brave warrior and battled brain cancer for a year and a half. With such an exceptional life full of witness to God’s glory on this earth, she peacefully transitioned on February 20, 2024, with Billy by her side. Her endless beauty, undying spirit, passionate zest for life, and unconditional love for her family and friends could not be contained as she leaves to cherish her memory, her beloved and dutiful mother, Ellen Michel; her devoted and loving husband, Billy (her “Bubs” who diligently took care of Karen during her illness); her two heartbeats, Leah and Ashley; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Tune (Rodney) and Tracey Gillett; a very special Aunt, Carolyn Roper Smartt (William); her two childhood sisterfriends, Lisa Roper and Arlene “Cookie” Britt; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, beloved friends and Snowflake! Karen, we will miss you dearly, but your light will forever shine brightly in our hearts! Thank you for such a beautiful life well lived and for being such a great woman of purpose, grace, and strength. May your legacy of love and service to the Lord, your family, and to others always be your testimony. You led this life as a God’s true servant and a humble “boss” who eagerly understood and accomplished your assignment. Your legacy lives on in every life you’ve touched! “Your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life. I’m back home in the house of God for the rest of my life” Psalm 23:6 “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future” Proverbs 31:25 The Mass of Christian Burial may be viewed at: http:// Dial in: for Washington DC: 301-715-8592 International: Find your local number at https://us02web.zoom.us/u/keE1GNJitt Meeting ID: 896 8958 2952# Passcode: 123456# To to the family or in memory of Karen M.G. Britton, please

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Anne-Marie Caroline Renier

Feb 21, 1979 - Feb 18, 2024

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Anne-Marie Caroline Renier, age 44, was born Feb. 21, 1979 in Farragut, TN and passed away on Feb 18, 2024 in Washington, DC after a long, courageous battle with cancer.She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Armand and Jeanne Renier of Brussels, Belgium and maternal grandparents John Hope and Ruth Merritt of Atlanta, Ga. and Uncle Pierre Van Steenkiste of Brussels, Belgium.She attended the Farragut schools, found her lifelong love of playing soccer and had many beloved teammates and friends. She graduated from Georgia State University.She worked in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Phoenix, Knoxville and Washington, DC and had many friends everywhere.Anne-Marie loved her family, her friends and all animals. Until last week, she worked as Development and Engagement Associate with The Humane League, which works for the ethical treatment of farm animals. One of her joys was having a rescue turkey named for her.She loved to travel and this past year her bucket list took her to the Galapagos Islands (with 3 broken ribs, almost severed toe and an oxygen machine) with her wonderful travel buddies. She also traveled to Denmark and Sweden and all of this fighting the stage 4 cancer that has been the diagnosis since 2018. She was not expected to live this long but she was such a fighter and she lived in a house full of courage and fun with major support of Mark, Siri and their children. She beat the odds of many surgeries, many chemo sessions, radiation, a liver transplant. Many thanks to her brother Paul and his supporting family for donating half his liver and extending the life of his little sister.Thanks go to the doctors and nurses at Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital, Nancy Kemeny, MD and staff, the Hope Lodge NYC, in Washington, DC Sibley hospital, Fred Smith, MD and staff, Inova-Fairfax hospital, the University of Pittsburg MC Transplant team and all who gave her extra years to be able to check things off her bucket list. Kudos to the wonderful, supportive cancer forums on Facebook.Heartfelt thanks to all the many people who have been praying for her. She knew who you were and appreciated every one of you.She leaves a family so grateful for your prayers and support: Mother and father, Carolyn and John-Paul Renier, brothers and their families: Mark (Siri), Louise, Nora and Aili; Paul (Sarah) Joshua, Libby and Chase; Uncle Johnny Merritt (Kerren) and cousins Elizabeth, Catherine and John and their families, Aunt Mary Ann Lutz and cousins Brian, Ashley and Sarah and their families; Aunt Marie-Rose Renier-Van Steenkiste, and cousins Serge, Regis (Margot), Virginie and their families. She also leaves other family members related to Renier, Baudewyns, Van Campenhout, Neckebroeck, Merritt, Kuleck in the USA and Belgium.In her honor, please rescue an animal and/or donate to an animal sanctuary. Anne-Marie, the person who drove from Phoenix to Knoxville with rescue kitties in her car, would love that. Services honoring and remembering Anne-Marie will be held  Sunday, March 17th, 3:00 PM, in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Farragut.  The family will receive friends 1:00 PM-3:00 PM prior to the service.  

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Carolyn Marie Combs

Feb 08, 1948 - Feb 24, 2024

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Carolyn Marie CombsFebruary 8, 1948 - February 24, 2024Carolyn Marie Combs passed away on February 24, 2024, with her faithful husband by her side. She was married to Kenneth Combs for 57 years and was the proud parent of one child Brian W. Combs. She was adored by her loving grandchildren Amber Combs and Owen Combs who filled her life with joy. She was preceded in death by her parents William and Margaret Sahrow.She worked for many years at Lord & Taylor in Friendship Heights and as a teacher’s aide at a local nursery school. Carolyn was active in the Wesley United Methodist Church of Washington, DC including singing in the church choir. Her quiet spirituality was rooted in her upbringing in the Pentecostal faith. Carolyn loved to take walks outdoors and enjoyed cooking. She loved her family and enjoyed the simple things in life.Friends may call on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at the DeVol Funeral Home (2222 Wisconsin Ave NW, street parking only) from 9am until 11 am.Interment private.

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Richard A. Hibey

Jun 20, 1941 - Feb 19, 2024

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Washington, DC

Richard A. Hibey "Dick" of Washington, DC passed away peacefully on February 19, 2024 at home surrounded by his loving family. Dick is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Ellen; his younger sister Nancy Hezel; younger brothers Joseph and James Hibey; his two sons David (Tara Roque) and Justin (Corinne Niosi); and three grandchildren: Luke, Clementine, and Lily.Born in Utica, New York in 1941 to first generation Lebanese immigrants (Delia and Anthony), Dick loved school from an early age and eventually understood that education could not only expand his mind, but also his opportunities. In high school, Dick won multiple New York state elocution contests, which awarded scholarship money that effectively allowed him to enroll at LeMoyne College, a Jesuit college located in Syracuse, NY. Imbued with the rigorous pursuit of knowledge and devotion to others that are hallmarks of a Jesuit education, Dick would eventually serve on the Board of Trustees at LeMoyne as well as at Georgetown Prep.Dick enrolled in the Georgetown University Law Center in 1962. At the urging of law school dean Ken Pye, the E. Barrett Prettyman Fellowship Program accepted Dick into its post-graduate program, which provided (and continues to provide) legal representation to adults and adolescents accused of crimes who otherwise might be unable to retain first-rate counsel.Comfortable with speaking publicly, meticulous in preparation, and competitive in nature, Dick embarked on a more than 50-year career in courtrooms throughout the United States and the world. He represented indigent defendants as an attorney at Legal Aid, the United States as an Assistant United States Attorney, and high-profile individuals and companies as a law firm partner in private practice. The variety of matters Dick tried before a jury is staggering. More than 120 times Dick presented cases to juries in matters ranging from murder to public corruption to lying to Congress.Like most successful trial lawyers, Dick was a gifted and serial storyteller albeit one prone to extended pauses; yet, he endeared himself to many by being a selfless and active listener. He mentored dozens of attorneys on how to be zealous advocates and stewards of the profession. Indeed, one former colleague observing Dick's mentoring once queried, "How many lawyers has Dick raised?"Although Dick earned professional respect and prominence as a trial lawyer, including election into the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, Dick's loyalty and love for family, friends, and colleagues will remain his most enduring legacy. Whether learning the facts of a case, helping a friend or family member, or exploring his faith, Dick remained present receiving information so that he could be focused on understanding and responding with care and purpose.Dick's judgment as a lawyer was only exceeded by his judgment in marrying his beloved Mary Ellen. For more than 55 years, Dick and Mary Ellen blessed each other with love and companionship. Together, Dick and Mary Ellen opened their home to a diverse set of friends and welcomed their sons' friends even when David and Justin were not around. Their mutual devotion and bond grew even tighter in the last years of Dick's life as Dick's body started to falter. Together, Dick and Mary Ellen shone as an example of unqualified love and an inspiration for their children and grandchildren to follow.A visitation will be held on March 15, at 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac, MD. A funeral mass will be said at Our Lady of Mercy at 1 p.m. on Saturday March 16. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation in Dick's name to support Education and Opportunities for Lebanon (www.edopleb.org) through the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA).

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James Gregory Kane

Jul 05, 1940 - Feb 26, 2024

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James Gregory Kane M.D., devoted husband, father and grandfather, died peacefully on February 26, 2024 at the age of 83. He was born in Baltimore on July 5, 1940 the son of Beatrice Boyle and James Gregory Kane. Dr. Kane is survived by wife of 57 years Elizabeth Alida Ellis Kane, his children Chris Kane (Heidi Kane), Kate Kane, Erin Burke and Suzanne Kane (Jake Williams) and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Michael Kane and Steven Renehan. His beloved older sister Avery Glize Kane of Cannes, France predeceased him at age 76 in 2016. Dr. Kane was an internist with a specialty in infectious diseases practicing in Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD. He was affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Johns Hopkins Medicine-Sibley Memorial Hospital. He received his medical degree in 1968 from University of Maryland School of Medicine and had been in private practice in the area for more than 40 years prior to his retirement. Prior to Medical School he graduated from Loyola College and served in the United States Army. After medical school and before going into private practice he served as a Peace Corps doctor in West Africa based in The Gambia. As a physician he was highly regarded by his medical peers as well those he had mentored. Attesting to the respect he enjoyed in the medical community was the large number of other doctors who ended up in his waiting room as patients. Visitation with family will be held at Joseph Gawler’s Sons Funeral Home at 5130 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC 20016 on March 7 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday March 8th at 11 AM at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 3630 Quesada St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20015. In lieu of flowers donations in his name may be made to Friendship Place, 4713 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016 and SOME, 71 O St. NW, Washington DC 20001. END

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Kay Elinor Klayman

Feb 06, 1934 - Jan 25, 2024

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Kay Elinor Klayman, age 89, of Washington, District of Columbia passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2024. Kay Klayman passed away at her home in Washington, DC, on Thursday, January 25, 2024, surrounded by her family. She was born on February 6, 1934, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and spent most of her childhood in Williamson, West Virginia. Kay was proud of her West Virginia roots and remained close to her extended family, many of whom also came from that small, West Virginia town. Kay graduated from Ohio State University with a Master’s in English. She moved to upstate New York after getting married and began teaching English at St. Lawrence University. She took a brief stint as a stay-at-home mom when she had her two children but then went back to graduate school to get a Master’s in Library Science as she began her career as a librarian at the State University of New York at Potsdam. Kay developed many long-lasting friendships there and was active in social justice and ecological work. Eventually, Kay moved to Washington, DC, and began working at the patient’s library at the National Institutes of Health until her retirement in 2004. After she retired, Kay devoted her time to family, traveling, reading, current events, and the arts. With her keen sense of humor and love of witty repartee, she enlightened the lives of those she loved. Kay is survived by her son, Eric Brown (Margaret), her daughter Sarah Bramble (Bill); and her grandchildren Joshua Bramble, Julian Brown, Violet Brown, and Chloe Rimmerman. A memorial will be held at Joseph Gawler’s Sons in Washington, DC on March 16, 1 pm - 4 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her name to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum or the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Ricardo Winstead

Mar 10, 1952 - Feb 16, 2024

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The Winstead family is deeply saddened that Ricardo Winstead, or "Ricky" as he was affectionately called, passed from this life of labor to the reward of eternity. Ricardo was born in Gallinger Municipal Hospital (DC General Hospital) in Washington, DC on March 10, 1952 to Lillie “Duke” Winstead and departed February 16, 2024 while in the care of his devoted wife at their home. Ricardo met his wife, Cynthia Jean in 1994. The two joined in holy matrimony in 2000 and shared a beautiful and loving relationship for over 24 years.Ricky graduated from Bell Vocational High School in Washington, DC where he played varsity football. He studied mechanics while there becoming a great automotive mechanic and enjoyed being a “grease monkey” for many years. He began travelling with his cousin William “Bill” Norfleet and eventually drove large trucks long distance. Later, he was a committed employee of Perkins Trucking Company until his health failed him. His love of sports continued through the years and shown in his love for UNC-Chapel Hill (Carolina Tarheels) basketball and the Dallas Cowboys. You could also find him relaxing by any body of water fishing with his family and friends.Ricky was known for his kind and generous nature as well as his enormous sense of humor. His comedic timing was impeccable and his hearty laugh could fill room. He will always be remembered for his unwavering love and devotion for his family and friends. His passing is a great loss to all who knew him.Ricardo was preceded in death by his mother, Lillie “Duke” Winstead; nephew Michael “Pom” Davis; and many of his favorite aunts, uncles and cousins. He is survived by his loving wife, Cynthia Winstead and Lucky (the cat); daughter, Kimberly Winstead, brother, Rev. Roosevelt Winstead (Georgia); sister, Annette Davis; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Ricardo will be missed, but his memory will live on forever.Let the family know you care by leaving your condolences, favorite memories and thoughts and prayers on the Tribute Wall.

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Richard Patrick Lawlor

Oct 20, 1935 - Feb 28, 2024

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Richard Patrick Lawlor, 88, of Washington, DC, passed away on February 28, 2024. Born in Queens, New York to loving parents the late David and Margaret (Callan) Lawlor, Richard, affectionately known as Dick, was the beloved husband of Mary Ann (Vorndran) Lawlor for 62 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons Jonathan and Matthew, and their respective wives Judith and Ann-Marie, and his adoring grandchildren Benjamin, Teresa, and Amelia. He also leaves behind his brothers David and Donald, and nieces and nephews Scott Lawlor, Stacy Lampman, Todd Lawlor, Kim Jacobs, Vaughn Hastings, Kathryn Vorndran, Susan Hosler, Bert Wolff, Janet Wolff, Nanci Lynch, Robin Espinoza, and Christopher Wolff. Raised in Elmhurst, Dick graduated from Bishop Loughlin High School in 1953, Manhattan College in 1957, and St. John’s University School of Law in 1960. He subsequently received an LLM degree from New York University School of Law. He practiced labor law at Union Carbide Corporation for over 25 years, retiring as Chief Labor Counsel in 1994. Prior to joining Union Carbide, he worked at the National Labor Relations Board in Los Angeles, California and in Washington, DC and at a labor law firm in New York, New York; and was a teaching fellow at the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville, Virginia. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve from 1960 to 1966. After marrying in 1961, Dick and Mary Ann lived briefly in California. They subsequently lived twice in each of New York, Connecticut, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Throughout it all, as Dick pursued his own career, he proudly supported Mary Ann in her own business career and charitable interests. They were avid travelers, and especially enjoyed taking vacations with their children and grandchildren. A talented visual artist in his own right, Dick loved all the arts, including plays, museums, and music, but, most especially, the dramatic and musical performances of his grandchildren. A sports fanatic, the New York Rangers hockey and the old New York Giants baseball teams were among his particular favorites. He served as the President of the Parish Council in the 1970s at St. Saviour Church in Brooklyn, New York, and supported over the years many other parishes, including St. Ignatius Loyola in New York, New York, and, most recently, Our Lady of Victory in Washington, DC. He also served on the Board of Trustees for the Berkeley-Carroll Street School, in Brooklyn, New York, where his sons attended elementary school. He was an ardent supporter of the education of his grandchildren, of whom he was tremendously proud. Special Thanks: The staff at Grand Oaks Assisted Living and the staff at collectively, Medstar’s Georgetown University Hospital, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington Hospital Center, and Accent Care. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on March 14, at 11:30 am, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 4835 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington, DC 20007. There will be a visitation on March 13, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Joseph Gawler’s Sons Funeral Home, 5130 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016, as well as a visitation at the church on March 14, from 10:00 to 11:30 am prior to the funeral. Burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Dick’s memory to the Parkinson’s Foundation (www.parkinson.org) or to St. John’s University (www.stjohns.edu).

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Michael Andrew Davenport

Mar 13, 1951 - Feb 21, 2024

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The service for Michael Andrew Davenport will take place on Friday, March 1st at Spirit of Liberty.ObituaryMichael Andrew Davenport, Sr.,was born on March 13, 1951, in Washington, D.C., to the late Samuel Davenport and Agnes Elizabeth Yates. Michael transitioned from his earthly home to his eternal heavenly home peacefully on February 21, 2024 at Our Lady of the Oaks Nursing Home.Michael worked in the Construction Industry for many years. He also worked for the Washington, D.C. Metro Transit as a bus driver. Michael took pride in his chosen occupations.Michael was an avid Washington Commanders (Redskins) Football Fan. During the football season, his Sundays were dedicated to watching his favorite team win or lose. He wore his team paraphernalia with such pride, you never had to guess what team he was rooting for. He also enjoyed playing Bid Whiz. Although he was an introvert, once you became his friend you had a friend for life.Left to cherish Michael’s memories are his children, Michael A. Davenport, Jr. (Anita) (Germany) and Shara C. Davenport, Esq. (California); his grandchildren Georgia Davenport (Germany), Maxine Pez (Virginia), and Lamar Davenport (Mirellie) (Maryland); and his great-grandchildren, Ezra and Lorenzo Davenport (Maryland); his lifelong companion Beeanna G. Swain; his siblings, Kenneth L. Owens (Josephine), Sheila M. Koonce, Mary June Taylor (Rolondo), Mattie L. Browning, Mary Ann Middleton, and Beatrice C. Jenkins, (Maryland and Washington, D.C.); his step-children, Demetra Harris, Robert Swain (Lindsey) (Tennessee), Gary W. Swain, Jr., MD (Georgia) and Stephanie S. Brinson ( Duane ) (Florida); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.He was preceded by his parents, Samuel Davenport and Agnes Yates, brothers: Richard D. Yates, Charles Yates, Joseph Owens, James L. Owens,

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