Obituaries - Washington D.C.

Obituaries - Washington D.C.

Willis J. Martin

Willis Jefferson Martin was born in Decherd, Tenn. and raised in Gary, WV. He graduated Cum laude from Bluefield State College in W. Va....

Thelma L.J.V. Groomes, 100

Thelma Lucille Jarmon Vass Groomes was born Jan. 3, 1911, in Kinston, N.C. An only child, she was born to Ozias “Rev. Otis” Jarmon...

Dr. Shelvie A. L. McCoy, 76

Dr. Shelvie A. McCoy, 76, a D.C. Public Schools administrator for more than 20 years who had a leading role in efforts to prevent...

Alice Johnson, 79

Alice Perry Johnson was born Sept. 5, 1931, in Newark, N.J. She passed away Feb. 26 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Md. Alice...

Bishop Imagene Stewart, D.C. Social Advocate and Founder of House of Imagene, Dies at...

Bishop Imagene Bingham Stewart, a revered D.C. social advocate and founder of the House of Imagene Shelter and Women's Center, died on May 30...

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,...

In Remembrance: Milton Ree Henderson

Milton Ree Henderson was called to eternal rest on March 11 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Washington, D.C. He was born on Dec....

James V. Janifer, 91

World War II veteran Major James V. Janifer, also known as “Jim,” was a lifelong Washingtonian. He was born on Champlain Street to Albert...

Cardiss Collins, 81

Cardiss Collins, who served in the U.S. House from 1973 to 1997, died Feb. 3 in Alexandria, Va. Congresswoman Collins was born Sept. 24,...

Robert Merritt Jr., 86

Robert Merritt Jr. (Bob) was born on Oct. 11, 1926, in Henderson, Ky. He was the son of the late Allena Grizzard. He had one...

Katherine H. Martin, 98

Mother Katherine H. Martin daughter of the late Herman and Elizabeth Taylor of Washington, DC, after a long battle with multiple illnesses went to...

Julius “Lester” Sturdivant, 85

Julius Sturdivant was born on Nov. 15, 1925, in Wadesboro, N.C. He was the eldest child of the late Lester William Sturdivant and Ethel...