Died : Nov 21, 2023
Mar 10, 1952 - Feb 16, 2024
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.
Richard Patrick Lawlor
Oct 20, 1935 - Feb 28, 2024
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).
Michael Andrew Davenport
Mar 13, 1951 - Feb 21, 2024
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,
Flora Bishop De Tiege
Born : Apr 06, 1924
Flora Bishop De Tiege, the second twin girl born to late Rev. Thomas Bishop and Cora Brown Bishop began life on April 6, 1924, in Sayreton, Alabama. She would be the second oldest of eight children, their sister Rosa Lee died as an infant from rheumatic fever. The remaining seven Bishop children (Lola, Flora, Bell, Gwen, Martin, Elwood and Rose) were a lively group known in their community due to their unique personalities – Flora was observant, the quiet one with the adorable smile. Parker High School, located in Birmingham, Alabama, is where Flora excelled in typing, shorthand and organization. This premiere high school for African Americans had a stellar reputation and was known for its rigorous advanced courses and vocation programs. With her diploma in hand, Flora’s skills would eventually take her to Washington, DC in 1944. During World War II there was a demand for clerical, production jobs and female workers. She applied for and secured a clerical position with the Department of The Army. Flora was a woman of great faith and began her Christian walk as a child. As adults the siblings reflecting on growing up in Sayreton would laugh at having to attend two church services on Sunday, the Methodist Church their mother attended and the Baptist church where their father served as pastor. During her twenties Flora converted to Catholicism and remain a faithful woman of God devoted to the teachings of Jesus throughout her life. After the war Flora stayed in Washington and later work for the Defense Department as a secretary. While living and working in D.C., Flora met the love of her life Maurice DeTiege, a fine Catholic gentleman who also happened to be from Alabama. Maurice and Flora married in 1960, and from their union were born two children Bernadette and Anthony fondly called Tony by family and friends. Flora left the work force to manage the household and rear her children. She loved being a mother volunteering at their church school Nativity. Gardening gave Flora additional pleasure. She had a green thumb and could grow both vegetables and flowers that would rival the produce sold in commercial stores in the region. From yard to table her greens were a gift from heaven tasty, fresh and coveted by family and friends. Flora’s front and back yards boast the most beautiful flowers in the neighborhood. Her interests in color and texture kept her perusing the garden centers and magazines for annuals and perennials that would pop with color. Flora was fond of Azaleas, Begonia, and Petunia, just to name a few. Flora talents were not limited to a growing and cooking, she could knit. She could knit anything from baby booties and blanket sets, sweaters, Afghans, shawls, dresses to even coats. There was no pattern that Flora could not master. Outdoors is where Flora preferred to be. Most morning you could find Flora hitting tennis balls and playing sets with friends. She was an avid tennis player and worked for many years volunteering at the annual tennis tournaments at the Carter Baron and around DC. She was a member of the Washington Tennis Association. Another outdoor activity was being on the water socializing with friends on their boats. Boating gave Flora joy and she especially found the waterways in the D.C, region relaxing and scenic. Flora found peace listening to country music embracing her southern roots. Her favorite country singer was Charlie Pride and the song she especially liked was “Kiss an Angel Good Morning.” Flora is preceded in death by her son, Anthony “Tony”, parents, Rev. Delaware Thomas Bishop and Cora (Brown) Bishop, and siblings: Lola Barbera, Ora Bell Austin, Gwendolyn Sellers, Martin Bishop, Elwood Bishop and Richie Rose Woods. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 65 years Maurice De Tiege, daughter Bernadette (Rob) Dickerson, two grandchildren Jordan De Tiege, and DeTiege Dickerson, daughter-in-law Stephanie De Tiege and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made to Nativity Church; https:// . . To to the family or in memory of Flora B. De Tiege, please
Anola Laverne Nightengale (Miller)
Died : Feb 18, 2024
Anola Laverne Nightengale (Miller) transitioned peacefully on Sunday February 18, 2024. She is survived by two grandchildren, Julian Barnes and Anola Megenta Barnes; six great-grandchildren; two adopted god-children, Constance M. Martin and Tamaret Telewold, and an adopted god-grandson Tamaret Teklewold. Also surviving are a host of other relatives and friends. To to the family or in memory of Anola L. Nightengale (Miller), please
Dr. Virginia Mae Manning
Sep 05, 1933 - Feb 25, 2024
Dr. Virginia Mae Manning (Age 90) Entered into eternal rest On Sunday February 25, 2024. Beloved wife of George A. Manning Ret. Presiding Elder of the A.M.E. Church 2nd Episcopal District . She is also leaves to cherish her memory children other relatives and friends. On Monday March 11, from 10am until 11am friends may visit with the family at Turner Memorial A.M.E. Church 7201 16th Pl. Hyattsville Md. where services will be held at 11am Dr. D.K. Kearney Pastor , Bishop James Levert Davis Presiding Prelate of the 2nd Episcopal District of the AME Church Interment George Washington Cemetery Services by Paradise Mortuary
Nov 15, 1949 - Feb 07, 2024
Alexis-Winston Smith-Rogers (Age 74) Entered into eternal rest On Wednesday February 7, 2024. She leaves to cherish her memory family and friends. On Thursday February 29, friends may visit with the family at Enon Baptist Church 5200 Temple Hills Rd. Temple Hills Md. where services will be held at 11am Interment Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery Services by Paradise Mortuary
Nancy Lee Browne
Died : Feb 17, 2024
Nancy Lee Browne, 81, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Saturday, February 17, 2024. She is survived by her brother David E. Brown (Camela), her niece LaVern Browne, and a host of other relatives and many friends. . To to the family or in memory of Nancy L. Browne, please
Phuang Thong Malikul
Sep 12, 1942 - Feb 22, 2024
Phuang Thong Malikul, a cherished wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and friend, peacefully departed on February 22, 2024. Born on September 12, 1942, in Bangkok, Thailand, to Sungvian Fuangarom and Boontham Fuangarom, she was one of six children. The origins of the Fuangarom family trace back to Ayutthaya, Thailand, with a long lineage and deep roots. Affectionately also known as Nit, she was a skilled Entomology Lab Technician, receiving her training at the SEATO Medical Research Lab in Bangkok, Thailand. It was there, in 1962, that she crossed paths with Vichai Malikul. The SEATO Medical Lab played a crucial role during and after the Vietnam War, conducting vital medical research on infectious diseases for the health of soldiers and the public. Nit's contributions supported SEATO by providing research and laboratory assistance to US Army Medical Research Teams in Vietnam, with a particular focus on diseases such as dengue and malaria. In 1967, Vichai was offered an opportunity to continue his work in the United States. The couple subsequently married in Washington, D.C., at the Thai Royal Embassy on March 6, 1968. Nit continued her career in the US by joining the Systematic Entomology Laboratory at the University of Maryland and later the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). A few years after their marriage, they welcomed their first child Penny, and four years later, their second child Pearl. Beyond their professional lives, Nit and Vichai were dedicated to promoting Thai cultural awareness. They actively participated in the Wat Thai DC community, the Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival, and established the Asian Art & Crafts Festival at the Rotunda of the Natural History Museum in Washington, DC. There, Nit showcased her artistic talents in Thai vegetable and fruit carvings. Filled with love, kindness, and a strong connection to the Dharma, Nit was an avid Buddhist practitioner at Wat Thai DC, since the early 80’s. She even initiated a knitting & crocheting group at the temple, creating sweaters & accessories for the Monks. Nit was well-known for her generosity, supporting not only Wat Thai DC but also temples across the East Coast. Phuang Thong Malikul is survived by her loving husband, Vichai Malikul, her children Penny Dye & Pearl Gillespie Malikul, and granddaughter Jasmyn Pilligua. Her absence will be deeply felt by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her. May she find peace and well-being and may the positive impact of her good deeds continue to benefit and uplift others. A Funeral Service honoring Phuang Thong Malikul will be held at: Everly - Wheatley Funeral Home & Crematory at 12:30pm Saturday March 2nd, 2024.
Apr 21, 1943 - Feb 25, 2024
Washington D.C., DC
WASHINGTON D.C. - Ann Brennan, 80, of Washington D.C., formerly of Southbury, passed away on February, 25, 2024. Her loved ones are currently composing her obituary, which will be posted here once it's completed.