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Obituaries - Washington D.C.

    James Nero Remembered as Energetic, Dedicated Leader

    James Nero may not have been on the front pages of the District's newspapers or a television star but he made a profound impact in his community and his church. Nero, a resident of the...

    Trailblazing Civil Rights Lawyer, Dovey Johnson Roundtree, Dies at 104

    By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO Dovey Johnson Roundtree, one of the few African-American women lawyers who broke down barriers in law during the mid-20th century died in Charlotte, North Carolina May 21. Roundtree was...

    Jeanne P. Brown, 77

    Jeanne Yvonne Pinkett Brown was born on March 19, 1935 in Washington, D.C. to the late Alfred and Leland Pinkett. She was the youngest child of a devoted and loving family of seven girls...
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    Robert Leroy Barnes, 88

    Robert Leroy Barnes affectionately known as “Roy” departed this life on October 9, 2013 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 88. Roy was born November 27, 1924 in Mecklenburg County, Va....

    Williard Woodson ‘Woody’ Brittain Jr., 65

     Born on Nov. 26, 1947 in Washington, D.C., Woody Brittain was the son of Mary D. and Willard W. Brittain Sr. Woody spent his Arlington childhood excelling in school, playing sports, attending Mount Olive...

    Marion LeRoy Fleming, Jr.

    Marion LeRoy Fleming, Jr, an early innovator in the Washington DC Go-Go Funk sound, entered into eternal rest on 12 March 2013. Mr. Fleming was a Gold Record recipient during his tenure with Chuck...

    Black Insurance Exec and Business Leader Jesse Hill Dies

    Jesse Hill Jr., an insurance executive and Black newspaper publisher who was a backstage colossus in business, politics and the civil rights movement in Atlanta died Dec. 17 of an undisclosed illness. He was...

    Dr. Geraldine Harper-Carter

    Dr. Geraldine Harper-Carter of Reston, longtime teacher in D.C. Public Schools who retired in 2004 died July 21, 2014, in Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center in Arlington, VA.  She  received her bachelor's and master's from Howard...

    Otto Ungar, 84

    Otto Ungar, 84, died Jan. 1 in Washington, D.C. He was born Feb. 27, 1927, to the late Gertrude and Herman Ungar in Vienna, Austria. His parents divorced before he departed for America. His...

    Pocahontas S. Outlaw, Age 81

    On March 18, 2014 Pocahontas “Pokie” S. Outlaw passed away in her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on August 2, 1932 to Kermit and Sarah Jane Edwards Swinson. In 1936...

    Fred A. Brown El, 63

    Fred Allen Brown was born on June 8, 1950 in Washington, D.C., to the late Joseph and Edith Nicholas. On Feb. 21, 2013, he transitioned from his earthly life to his heavenly home. Fred was...

    Mildred H. Blackwell, 92

    Mildred Hayes Blackwell was born to the late Annie Hayes Dade and James Dade on June 26, 1919 in Richmond, Va. At age 5, she and her family moved to Baltimore, Md., where Mildred continued...

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