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Gregory Coffee Jr

Aug 20, 1994 - Nov 25, 2023

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Washington, DC

Gregory Eugene Coffee, Jr. Let the family know you care by leaving your condolences, favorite memories and thoughts and prayers on the Tribute Wall.

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Aaron Bushnell

Feb 01, 1988 - Feb 24, 2024

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Washington, DC

In a tragic and shocking turn of events, Aaron Bushnell, a 25-year-old active-duty service member of the US Air Force, passed away on February 25, 2024. The incident unfolded as he set himself on fire outside the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC, in a desperate act of protest against what he perceived as a "genocide" against Palestinians in Gaza. His self-immolation, a drastic and rare form of protest, aimed to draw attention to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and prompt global action. Late Sunday night, reports confirmed the heartbreaking news of Aaron Bushnell's demise due to the severe injuries sustained during the act. The community now grapples with profound sorrow, reflecting on the depths of his convictions and the tragic outcome of his plea for justice. Aaron's sacrifice highlights the complexities of individuals driven to extreme measures in pursuit of change, urging us to examine the effectiveness and emotional toll of such protests. As we mourn the loss of Aaron Bushnell, let us approach this situation with compassion and understanding. His actions, while challenging to comprehend, underscore the profound despair felt by many witnessing global conflicts. In honoring his memory, let us strive to address the root causes of such desperation and work towards a world where drastic acts of protest are no longer necessary.

Carolyn M. Kirkland

Died : Feb 17, 2024

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Washington, DC

Carolyn M. Kirkland's homecoming was Saturday, February 17, 2024. She was a dedicated family member, devoted member of her church and an involved teacher. She will be missed by all she touched. In lieu of flowers, please donate to an educational charity of your choice in memory of Carolyn M. Kirkland. . To to the family or in memory of Carolyn M. Kirkland, please

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Marjorie Newman

Aug 19, 1929 - Feb 20, 2024

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Washington, DC

Marjorie Newman, of Washington, DC, Realtor and Public Radio Pioneer DC died February 20, 2024. Stylish and independent, she lived life on her own terms for more than 94 years. She loved nothing more than finding the perfect gift for her loved ones for every special occasion.After managing educational radio stations in Tallahassee, Florida (WFSU-FM) and DeKalb, Illinois (WNIU-FM), Marjorie moved to Washington DC in 1972 to work on public broadcasting programs and grants. She then became a realtor in D.C. and Maryland, recently retiring as an Associate Broker with Long and Foster/Christie’s International Real Estate Chevy Chase offices. Marjorie took great pride in working with clients to consider all options and details when buying or selling a home.Marjorie was long active in the American Association of University Women (AAUW), River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation (RRUUC), and the Washington Recorder Society. She enjoyed attending concerts at the Kennedy Center and participating in Georgetown Villages.She is survived by two sons, seven grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren in Maryland, Virginia, Colorado, California, England, Massachusetts and Benin, West Africa and nieces and nephews in California. She was pre-deceased by her parents Joseph and Cora, twin sister, Elaine and older sister Bernice.Over her career Marjorie served on the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Radio Advisory Council; the Boards of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters and National Educational Radio; the District of Columbia Cable Design Commission; the AAUW Metropolitan Area Mass Media Committee; the National Women’s Agenda Task Force on Media; and the Board of her Condominium Association. She also volunteered as an instructor of English as a Second Language (ESOL).Marjorie was proud of various awards received for real estate, and also for awards and grants for producing radio series and documentaries on teaching black history in Florida public schools, education of sight impaired children, native Americans, and the composer/conductor Ernst von Dohnanyi back in the 1960’s and 70’s.She graduated from Hunter College with a B.A. in music history and broadcasting, and received a M.S. degree in adult education from Florida State University.A celebration of her life will be held at Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Home Bethesda-Chevy Chase, 7557 Wisconsin Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814 on Thursday February 29, 2024 at 1:00 pm, with visitation at 12:30 pm.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Marjorie Newman’s memory to the RRUUC College Access Scholarships Fund via give online at www.rruuc.org

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Patricia Ida Murray

Jan 07, 1945 - Feb 24, 2024

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Washington, DC

Patricia Ida Murray1/7/1945-2/24/2024Pat Murray passed away peacefully on February 24nd 2024 surrounded by family. She was married to Michael Murray for 57 years and they were proud parents of six children Joe (Carrie), Tim (Valerie), Erin Drechsler (Tom), Jeff (Barb), Matt (Kerry), and Brian (Ashleigh). She was the adored loving Nonna to 20 grandchildren who filled her life with joy.She is also survived by her sister Nancy (Tim) Cavanaugh and preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Victoria Maffioli.Her iconic laugh was infectious and will live in her children and grandchildren. More than friends, Pat had friendships with a multitude of people including numerous coworkers, parents and students at the Lab School of Washington where she worked for 33 years. To extended family and countless friends she was a second mother.Visitation will be held at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Washington on Thursday February 29th 2024 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on Friday March 1st 2024 at 11:00 AM followed by Mass at noon.

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Stephen Samuel Haas MD

May 17, 1939 - Feb 23, 2024

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Washington, DC

Stephen Samuel Haas MD, age 84, of Washington, District of Columbia passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024.

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Celestine Lillian Robinson-Pope

Feb 21, 1952 - Feb 17, 2024

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Washington, DC

Celestine Lillian Robinson-Pope, age 71, of Washington, District of Columbia passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024. Celestine was born in Wash, DC. A visitation for Celestine will be held Friday, March 15, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 4611 Sheriff Road NE, Washington, DC, DC 20019. A celebration of life will occur Friday, March 15, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 4611 Sheriff Road, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20019. An interment will occur Friday, March 15, 2024 at 1:00 PM at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, 3401 Bladensburg Rd, Brentwood, MD 20722.

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William Arthur Wilkerson

Jun 01, 1937 - Feb 20, 2024

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Washington, DC

William Arthur Wilkerson, 86, years old, transitioned from this life on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, in Washington, DC. Born in Donalds, SC, he was the son of the late George Wilkerson and Ruth Maddox Wilkerson. William leaves to cherish his life, siblings, James Wilkerson, Marion Wilkerson, Brenda Wilkerson Hoover, Dorothy Wilkerson Jones, David Wilkerson, Delphena Wilkerson McAlister, George Wilkerson, Jr., Louise Wilkerson Walker and Zelda Wilkerson Powell; also, a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Service arrangements are pending and will be announced by D. B. Walker Funeral Services To to the family or in memory of William Arthur Wilkerson, please

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Jane Davis Adams

Died : Feb 11, 2024

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Washington, DC

Jane Davis Adams entered eternal rest on February 11, 2024, surrounded by her family. Jane is survived by her son Brandon E. Adams Sr. (Kareytis); grandchildren Brandon Jr., Baron, Kaylana, and Kalyris; sister Bette Wooden; nephew Michael Wooden, and grandniece Mya Wooden. In her honor, instead of flowers, please consider supporting the educational fund Jane set up for her grandchildren. To contribute, visit . To to the family or in memory of Jane D. Adams, please

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Rodney Lee Benton

Mar 09, 1958 - Feb 01, 2024

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Washington, DC

Rodney Benton, affectionately known as Woozie, departed from this world on Thursday, February 1, 2024, in Washington, DC. He was born on March 9, 1958, in Hartwell, West Virginia, to June Harper and Dorothy E. Benton. Raised by his grandparents Ralph and Frances Benton in Hartwell, WV, Woozie was instilled with a strong sense of family values and resilience from a young age. He received his education from McDowell County Public Schools and proudly attended Big Creek High School.Rodney met and married Alma Wooley, and together they were blessed with four children—Justine, Rodney, Jr., Ronnie and Santana Benton. He also had two other children, Roshell Proctor and Robert Proctor. His union with Alma and the beautiful family they created stand as a testament to his legacy of love, laughter, and cherished memories that will forever be treasured by those who were fortunate enough to know him. He was a man who embraced life with open arms, finding joy in the simplest of moments and treasuring every precious second spent with his beloved family.Rodney really loved sports and he was known as a standout football and basketball player at Big Creek High School. He played semi-pro football for the Washington Redskins. He exemplified dedication and skill on the field and court. He was a proud Philadelphia Eagles fan; you’d often see him proudly wear his Eagles gear to represent his love for the team. Rodney had a passion for music which was evident in his extensive record collection that he gathered over the years. He enjoyed being the DJ at many gatherings.For over four decades, Rodney dedicated himself to his work as a professional long-distance mover at Paxton Van Lines. He took great pride in his work and travels, having passed through nearly every state in the United States and Canada, cherishing the memories he made during his journeys.Rodney was preceded in death by his son Rodney L. Benton, Jr.; grandparents, Ralph and Frances Benton; his parents, Dorothy E. Edwards (Benton) and June Harper; sister, Ethel Benton, and several aunts and uncles.He is survived by his three daughters, Justine Hall (Travis, Sr.) of Philadelphia, PA, Roshell Proctor of Washington, D.C. and Santana Benton of Princeton, WV; his two sons, Robert Proctor of Gaithersburg, MD and Ronnie Benton (Latearia) of Philadelphia, PA. He also leaves behind grandchildren Travis Hall, Jr., Travell Hall, Tristen Hall and Traveah Hall of Philadelphia, PA; Lay’Yona Proctor and Honesty Proctor of Washington, D.C.; Laron Benton, Lamont Benton, Jamari Benton, and Damarion Benton of Philadelphia, PA; Rodney Benton, Kyng McClain, and Deyani McClain of Princeton, WV, along with one great-granddaughter Azariah Hall of Philadelphia, PA. His surviving sisters are Ramona Benton of Hartwell, WV, Laura Edwards Penny (Donovan) of Washington, D.C., Debra Benton of Greensboro, NC and Serena Edwards of Arlington, VA. He is also survived by his uncle, James Benton (Sherry) of Alexandria, VA, and aunts Mary “Louise” Benton of Long Beach, NY and Mary Benton of Oxon Hill, MD. Additionally, he is remembered by his first ex-wife Alma Benton of Hartwell, WV, his second ex-wife Andrea Goode of Washington, D.C., and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 AM, Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA where funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM with the Reverend Alma Wooley officiating. Burial will follow at Hartwell Cemetery in Valscreek, WV. Relatives and friends will serve as pallbearers.Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA is honored to serve the family. Messages of condolence may be sent to www.peerystclairfuneralhome.com. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Rodney Lee Benton, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Lawrence G. Daniels

Feb 24, 1961 - Feb 14, 2024

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Washington, DC

In Loving Memory of Lawrence G. Daniels Sunrise: February 24, 1961 ~ Sunset: February 14, 2024 Visitation - 10:00 a.m. Celebration of Life - 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2024 Henry S. Washington & Sons Funeral Home Chapel 4927 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave., NE Washington, DC 20019 Interment Private To to the family or in memory of Lawrence Gerald Daniels, please

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