Obituaries - Washington D.C.

Obituaries - Washington D.C.

Abner Sampson, 78

Abner “Sam” Sampson Sr. was born Oct. 6, 1932, to the late Clarence and Pearline Faulkner Sampson in Goldsboro, N.C. Sam graduated from Dillard...

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...

Hessie P. Hightower, 85

Hessie Hightower lived in great anticipation of the day she would go home to be with the Lord and she passed peacefully into his...

Elaine B. Washington, 46

Elaine Barbara Washington was born Sept. 22, 1964, to the late James Hargrove and Elizabeth Barber. She grew up in the community of Westphalia...

Donald E. Mills, 75

Donald Edward Mills, son of the late William Francis Mills Sr., and Emma Hall Mills was born on June 23, 1936 in Washington D.C....

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,...

Alameda T. Hansborough, 96

Alameda T. Hansborough, a native of Washington, D.C. departed this life peacefully, with her son by her side, September 27, 2013. She was born...

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...

A. Knighton Stanley, 76

Alfred Knighton (Tony) Stanley was born July 15, 1937 in Dudley, N.C. He was the youngest of five children of the Rev. Joseph Taylor...

Hilda O.L. Thomas, 85

Hilda Odel Lewis Thomas was born in Washington, D.C. on June 11, 1927 to the late Deacon Edward and Deaconess Mary Lambert Lewis. She...

Gia R. Jones, 36

Gia Rondora Jones “GiGi” was born on April 2, 1976 to the late Deacon Ronald A. Jones and Amy Ann Anthony Jones at Columbia...

Julia Lorraine Avent Murchison

Julia Lorraine Avent Murchison, the only daughter of the late Jesse and Marion Avent, was born in Washington, D.C. Her brother, Melvin Avent, also...