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Obituaries - Washington D.C.

    Ralph Dawson Matthews, Jr., 86

    Ralph Dawson Matthew, Jr., 86, died April 3, 2014 in Adelphi, MD will be memorialized in a Jazz-themed service on Saturday, July 19, 2014...  

    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...

    Omega Omega Service for Frankie Muse Freeman, Former Delta Sigma Theta President, Set

    Frankie Muse Freeman, a civil rights attorney and the 14th national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, died earlier this year at the age of 101.  Her Omega Omega sevice, the last ritual performed...

    Rev. Dr. John A. Cherry, Founder of From the Heart Ministries Worldwide, Dies

    By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Described as a no-nonsense spiritual leader whose primary focus was on developing strong male leadership and strengthening the family unit, the Rev. Dr. John A. Cherry, and founder of...

    Funeral Schedule for Congressman Elijah E. Cummings in Baltimore, MD and Washington DC. 

    Oct. 23 Public viewing at Morgan State University’s Murphy Fine Arts Center, 2201 Argonne Dr., Baltimore, Md. 21218, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., immediately followed by a Community-Wide Celebration of the Life of Congressman Elijah...

    In Memoriam: Ocie M. Jackson

    By The AFRO Staff Ocie M. Jackson a high level Department of Defense worker, died at the age of 94 on August 26 at Montgomery General Hospital in Olney, Maryland. She was a native of Oxford,...

    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 Stanley and Kathryn Turrentine Stanley. It was in tiny Dudley...

    Those We Lost in 2017

    Across the Nation Simeon Booker (1918-2017) Booker was a courageous and award winning journalist who put his life on the line to tell the story of Black America during the civil rights movement. (Photo credit: AFRO file...

    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...

    Juanita E. Pinkney

    Juanita E. Pinkney, a resident of Southeast Washington, D.C. passed away in Chula Vista, California on Jan. 25. Pinkney was the last of seven children born to Erma and Tillman Jacobs in southern New Jersey...

    Diane Jordan, 58

    On February 21, 2013, the Lord called Diane Jordan from her labor to reward. God blessed the late Emily and Silas Jordan Sr., with seven children. Out of the seven, the last born were...

    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. 9, 1931, in Mansfield, N.C. In 1953, he was drafted into...

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