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Elsie Bridges

Nov 25, 1933 - Nov 25, 2023

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Washington, DC

Elsie Lee Bridges entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Dr. Lindell A. Bridges and son Vincent C. Bridges. She is survived by her three sons Allen, Timothy (Crystal), and Roy (Bonita) Bridges; her sister Elaine Shelton (Robert) and brother Nilous Hodge (Elaine); eight grandchildren; Jason (Crystal) Bridges, Carolyn Jennifer (Adam) Estevez, Antoine Bridges, Nathaniel (Tavonne) Bridges, Clarissa Bridges, Caryl Bridges, Tiffany Br...Read More

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Rosemary S. L’Italien

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Washington, DC

Rosemary S. L’Italien, daughter of Wilhelmina and Donald Stafford, passed away February 15, 2024. Predeceased by sisters Patricia Bauer and Joan Comstock. Rosemary leaves behind her beloved husband Richard "Dick" and several nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held at 10 AM on February 27, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 AM at The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 3630 Quesada St NW, Washington, DC 20015. Burial to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery,13801 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20906.

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Sondra Kinder Cunningham

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Stephen Lee Snyder

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Washington, DC

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Kathleen E. Kendall

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Washington, DC

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Joyce Brenda Brown

Aug 14, 1951 - Jan 30, 2024

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Washington, DC

Joyce Brenda Brown was born in Winchester, VA on August 14, 1951. She passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at her home in Washington, DC. Brenda was greatly loved by her family and friends, who will miss her dearly. She faced the challenges of cerebral palsy, with resilience and fortitude that inspired all who knew her. Brenda loved to sing & clap with commercials, game shows, gospel music, award shows, and rooting for the Commanders. She loved dancing, especially with her father. Brenda was very affectionate and full of love to share. Her neighbors loved it when she waved to them with a friendly warm smile. Brenda was preceded in death by her: parents, Harry Spottswood and Fitzhugh Christian Brown. She is survived by her: sister, Susan M. Brown; aunt, Inez V. Brown; cousin, Frances E. Whitaker; and other family and friends. Rest in Peace Bren. You’ve earned it. . To to the family or in memory of Joyce B. Brown, please

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Rozene Oliver

Born : Jul 27, 1932

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Washington, DC

Bernice Sheila White, (Col. Retired) of upper Marlboro, MD, passed away peacefully at the Walter Reed Medical Center on February 14, 2024 at the age of 62. Sheila was born in Milford, DE to the late, Brooks Sample and Phyllis White. A Delaware native, Sheila grew up in Harrington, DE. She graduated from Lake Forest High School in 1981 where she played field hockey, ran track, and was a member of the band. Sheila joined the ROTC in high school, after graduating from Delaware State College in 1985, (now Delaware State University), she joined the Army National Guard full time. Sheila later went on to complete her Master's Degree in Communications from the Webster University in 2012. Sheila celebrated 35 years of exemplary military service. She earned a number of awards and honors throughout her career. She retired as a colonel. Sheila was a member of the Bethel Christian Fellowship Church under Pastors, Ronald and Christine Miles before becoming ill. Sheila loved the Lord with all her heart, she loved family, close friends, giving back to others, and serving her country. She also loved shopping, visiting the beach and traveling. She was like an angel and everybody loved Sheila and treated her like a Queen because after all, she grew up being the only child. Two driving forces in Sheila's life were her family and her Faith in God. In 2013, Sheila was inducted into Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., chapter name: Lambda Delta Sigma Alumnae - Chapter Annapolis, MD. She loved the sisterhood and fellowship of her sorority. She was also a member of a retirement group called Women's Veteran Association. She enjoyed spending time with members, going to lunches, and participating in other activities. Sheila became a Mary Kay director until her illness prevented her from performing her duties. She recieved many awards under Mary Kay. She leaves to cherish her memory, four aunts, Teresa Bowers of Dover, DE, Aurelia L. Weal of New Jersey, Frances Daniels and Beatrice Harris (Phillip) of Harrington; two uncles, James H. White (Terri) and Nathan Bryant (Leola) of Seaford; a host of extended family, friends, and an abundance of cousins. Two very special people in Sheila's life were her cousin, Sandra Buckner and a friend, Homer Williams. Thanks for the support of her caring family and friends who helped Sheila during her illness. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. A Funeral Service for Sheila will be on Monday, February 26, at the Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 South DuPont Hwy., Harrington, DE, at 12 PM. A public visitation will take place two hours prior, starting at 10 AM. Interment will follow immediately after at the Milford Community Cemetery, Milford. Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas E. Melvin & Son Funeral Home, please visit us at www.melvinfuneralhome.com to express or send condolences. To to the family or in memory of Bernice Sheila White, please

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Washington, DC

Walter Preston Diggs of Washington, DC, passed away on February 11, 2024, surrounded by his family. Walter, fondly called Preston by family, was born to Edgar and Mary Diggs on September 27, 1928, in Wilson, North Carolina. Walter was an energetic and innovative thinker with countless talents. He was an accountant, musician, painter, builder, jeweler, traveler, gardener, boater, financial planner, investor, and collector. Walter graduated with his bachelor's degree from North Carolina Central in 1951, and Master of Science in 1958. He served in the U.S Air Force for four years and retired from the Federal Government to enjoy a happy retirement. Walter Preston Diggs held many roles in life, yet his favorite role was being a husband, father and grandfather. He loved spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Walter was a generous and steady head of the family. Walter is survived by his devoted wife, Thelma; two daughters, Brenda and Sheila; and three granddaughters, Jasmine, Alexandra, and Shannon. To to the family or in memory of Walter P. Diggs, please

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Zelma Yvonne Steele

Dec 18, 1942 - Feb 03, 2024

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Washington, DC

elma Yvonne Steele affectionately known as Bon was born Friday December 18, 1942, in Morven, North Carolina the twelfth of thirteen children to the late Siffus Steele and Mary (Jacie) Liles-Steele. The siblings preceding Bon in death were Lewis, Haywood, Bernelle, Herman, Grace, Theodore, Julia, Doris, James, Peggy, and Anne. After 81 years Bon peacefully departed this life to join her parents, siblings, other relatives, and friends on Saturday February 3, 2024. Bon began her education in the Anson County School System in Morven, North Carolina graduating from McRae High School. After high school Bon left the comfort and safety of her parents for the big city of Charlotte, NC attending Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) following the footsteps of several of her siblings. Due to hardships, Bon was unable to complete her degree but the lessons she received at JCSU were immeasurable, impactful, and life altering serving her well into her personal, professional, and social life. Bon’s Christian education began at Harris Chapel AME Zion Church in Morven, NC where her grandparents were founding members. In the early 80’s Bon joined Allen Chapel AME Church in Southeast Washington, DC, which became the home church for her, Edith (Rick), Hank, Marc, and Sauda. At Allen Chapel, Bon served as an usher for 30 plus years and served on several auxiliary ministry groups such as children’s Sunday school, Women of Allen, hospitality, beautification, sick and shut in, and she sang (allegedly) in the senior choir. After JCSU Bon headed to Washington, DC joining her brothers Theodore and James and her sisters Anne and Peggy establishing roots in the area until her passing of 60 years later. Bon loved everything about DC, the sporting teams, atmosphere, local entertainment, and cuisine. The thing Bon loved the most about DC was spending time with her sisters Anne, Peggy, and baby sister Edith (her heartbeat). The sisters created a birthday club, which started with just the sisters going to dinner on one another’s birthday and morphed into monthly dinners and outings (shows, movies, etc.) with other friends and family attending over the years. Upon putting down roots in DC, Bon started and ended her career with the District of Columbia Department of Recreation. Bon truly enjoyed her 39-year career, colleagues, children, and the heights the job took her. One of Bon’s favorite workplaces was Roper Junior High School in Deanwood, Northeast DC. She did some of her best work at Roper touching the lives of countless children throughout the neighborhood entering the ‘rec’ center after school. Over the years Bon led the cheerleaders to championships, created bowling teams, took kids skiing, and introduced the ‘rec’ kids to the cotillion ball. Additionally, Bon was part of the Mayor Marion S. Barry’s leadership team responsible for bringing the Budweiser’s Superfest at RFK Stadium and the Riverfest at the Wharf in Southwest. She is survived by her sister Edith (Frederick-Deceased) Bolling, nephew/son Dr. Jerry A. Bolling (Chandra) and their children Marc A., Kyle V., and Troy M. and Marc Bolling nephew/son and his daughter Sauda Z. Bolling. Additionally, she leaves a sister-in-law Evelent (James) Steele and two brothers-in-law Leo (Doris) Johnson and Thomas (Grace) Johnson and a host of cousins, nephews and nieces, grand nephews and nieces, and great-grand nephews and nieces, too many to name individually. There is no universe big enough, wide enough, or expansive enough to cover her life and no one or nothing could possibly fill the void of her passing. But loving her as much as we did, we know it is best she goes onto this new journey until the day we join her in her heavenly home. The Family of Zelma Yvonne Steele

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