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Obituaries

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The FEMA Funeral Reimbursement Program is scheduled to be launched in the near future. If you lost a loved one due to COVID-19 you may be eligible for reimbursement. FEMA is Reimbursing up to $7,000 for COVID-19 Funerals. Please follow this link for information


 https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance

INFORMATION CONCERNING BURIALS FOR ALL VETERANS

We would like to inform our families that anyone who is a Veteran or have a family member who has served in the military and would like to be laid to rest at Maryland State Veterans Cemetery, a DD214 Form is necessary. The DD214 form shows the Branch of Service, Identificaton Number; as well as Status of Discharge.

If your loved one does not have DD214, please see attached link for acquiring DD214 in advance www.dd214.us/methods.html If you have your DD214 form available please contact the Veterans cemetery of your choice directly to pre register for Interment. A Pre-interment Program is available for veterans to indicate their desire to be buried in one of the state’s cemeteries. On a pre-need basis this Program provides initial eligibility for burial. Please note that a pre-approved interment letter does not finalize eligibility for burial in a Maryland Veterans Cemetery. The MDVA reserves the right to confirm final eligibility for burial at the time of death. To apply complete the Pre Interment Application and mail to the MDVA Cemetery Program or take to the Maryland Veterans Cemetery where interment is desired.


*Effective Immediately, the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Cemetery and Memorial Program does not have a Service Verification Specialist. This courtesy will no longer be provided by the department and verification of service will be the responsibility of the surviving family or their designated representative.  

Pauline Barbara Savoy “Pearline”

Sunrise: November 2, 1932 Sunset: May 26, 2021

In loving memory of Pauline B. Savoy who was called home on May 26, 2021.

Pauline Barbara Savoy was born November 2, 1932 in Washington, D.C. to the late Charles Renzie Proctor and Caroline Proctor. Pauline was educated in the Prince George’s County school system in the state of Maryland.

She was married to the late Paul E. Savoy Sr. On April 17, 1954, Pauline was a devoted wife to Paul for 44 beautiful years, prior to his death. From this union 11 children were born. Pauline was an outstanding homemaker and took pride in making others happy. Pauline enjoyed being with family and friends. She loved cooking, dancing and attending various family functions.

Pauline leaves a large family to cherish her memories, she is survived by her devoted children; Linda, Pauline, James, Paul Jr., Joseph, William, Thomas, Robert, David and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and other family and friends.

Homegoing celebration will be held on June 11, 2021 from: 9am-11am (viewing/visitation) and service following from 11am-1230pm located at:

South Potomac Church 4915 Crain Highway, White Plains, MD 20695

Interment at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery 11301 Crain Highway, Cheltenham, MD. 20623



Barbara Joan Greenfield-Rogers


In Loving memory of Barbara Greenfield-Rogers effectionatley known as "Bobbie" peacefully transitioned to her heavenly home on Sunday May 30th, 2021 at home.

Barbara was born on October 4, 1953 to the late Eugene B. Greenfield Sr. and Mary Bernice Greenfield. Visitation will be held on  Friday June 18, 2021 at the River of Life Church at 4207 Norcross Street Temple Hills, MD 20748 from 10:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service 11:00 a.m.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery Clinton, Maryland.

Louis Wimbush


Visitation will be held on Thursday June 17, 2021 at St. Michael's Catholic Church 17502 Aquasco Road Brandywine, Maryland from 10:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, Maryland.

Suzette Plater

Susette was born December 1952 in Washington, D.C. She was the first child born to the late Daniel N. Hawkins Jr. and Mildred R. Hawkins. Susette was educated in the Charles County school system and graduated from Thomas Stone High school in 1971. She later went on to obtain a degree from Lacaze Business College in 1973. Throughout the late seventies, eighties, and early nineties she worked various administration jobs ranging from the Department of Justice, Department of Commerce, Meridian Nursing Center, and Charles County Community College. Ultimately, Susette left the work force to focus on her family.

Susette had three sons from a previous marriage, Lawrence, Corey, and Marcus and in May of 1992 she married the love of her life James Plater; from that union they had another son Terrance.

Susette had a strong bond with all her sons and loved and cared for them deeply, but she had a special love for her son, Marcus. And once her grandchildren came along, her heart was so full. Darius, Desiree, DeMonte, and DaKari truly held her heart. There was nothing in world that Susette would not do to care and provide for her family. She was indeed the epitome of a loving devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved cooking, sewing, shopping and family gatherings and travel. She also served as the unofficial family historian. If anyone had any questions about the family lineage or needed to reminisce, she was the one to go to.

Susette was a prayerful and faithful woman who loved God. She was raised in the church and her family attended her home church Union Bethel A.ME. from time to time. As it became harder for her to attend church physically, her son and her nieces taught her how to login into the church’s live stream. Once Susette became knowledgeable about new technology there was nothing stopping her. Her text messages were always filled with kind words, thoughts and prayers and we cannot forget about the emoji’s, those were like her signature, that is how she showed her love.

Susette loved people as she loved the Lord, she truly had a big heart and would go out of her way to help anybody. Susette was incredibly patient and kind. She had a motherly spirit that filled many hearts. One thing that Susette was notorious for was running late. Punctually was not one her strong suit yet she was always right on time (her time) when she arrived at a function it was always full of joy and laughter. Her family and friends would always get a call or text on their birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays she was very thoughtful in that way. Now mind you, it might have been a little late, but you always knew her heart was in the right place.Susette will truly be missed by her family especially her loving husband of almost 30 years and all those her loved her.

Susette is preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Mildred Hawkins, her brother, Daniel (Nathaniel) Hawkins III, two sisters, Remelia (Chiquita) Hawkins and Anita (Tawanna) Duckett, as well as her daughter in-law Leslie Plater. Susette leaves to cherish her loving memory her husband James Plater, Four sons Lawrence Grant, Jr., Corey Grant, Marcus Grant, and Terrence Plater (Chelsea Cruz). Four Grandchildren Darius Grant, Desriee’ Grant, Demonte Grant and Dakari Grant. Two Stepdaughters Kay Harrod (Earl) and Zena Plater and Stepson, James (Jimmy) Plater, Jr. (Paulette) Two sisters, Rosalind (Lynn) Hawkins and Rosalie (Lee Lee) Hawkins. Host of aunts, uncles, in laws, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

A Public visitation will be held on Thursday June 24, 2021 from 4-6 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel 20605 Aquasco Road Aquasco, Maryland 20608. A Private Homegoing Celebration will be held on Friday June 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. You May View the Service at (Click Link) https://youtu.be/WJC5yVJ6X-0 Interment Trinity Memorial  Gardens Waldorf, Maryland.

Tyrone Farrar


Visitation will be held on Wednesday June 23, 2021 at St. Peters Catholic Church 3320 Saint Peters Drive Waldorf, MD 20601 from 9:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Interment St. Peter's Church Cemetery.

Mary Amelia Turner


Mary Amelia Turner, daughter of the late William A. Brown, Sr. and Margaret Gertrude (Booth) Brown, was born in Richmond, Virginia on December 18, 1934, the second of six children. Amelia died peacefully in the early morning of June 7, 2021, at her son and daughter-in-law’s home in Columbia, Maryland.

She was preceded in death by her husband Benjamin Curtis Turner, Sr., brother William A. Brown, Jr., and sister Julia Proctor. She leaves to cherish her memory her “one and only child” Benjamin Curtis Turner, Jr. (Tara); sister Margaret Gertrude Friend (Hilton); brothers George Brown (Sylvia) and John Brown (Sharon); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority sisters, and friends. Visitation will be held on Saturday June 12, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 13715 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, Maryland 20617, from 10:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Interment St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery, Bryantown, Maryland.


Theresa Young Banks

 8/17/1928 - 6/7/2021

On this 7th day of June 2021, God heard the cry of His faithful servant Theresa Young Banks. The Lord shared her with us for 92 years. Serving God’s people as a beloved wife (the late Severson Banks), and mother (DeWayne, Jacques, and Nathaniel). Devoted grandmother to Tiana, Jacques II, Marcus, Travis, Erica, and Tara. 29 years of educating in the Charles County Public School System, a lifelong member of Christ UMC (formally John Wesley Methodist Church) in Aquasco, Md. Committed to tirelessly mothering generations of family members. She continually shared her faith in the life she lived. Her love for beautiful hats, perched above her radiant smile will truly be missed.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday June 22, 2021 at Nottingham-Myers United Methodist Church 15601 Brooks Church Rd, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 from 10:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service 11:00 a.m. You May View Online by clicking the link: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCT6pzeWd3ZCfoCmMSX3x1gg

  Interment St. Thomas Church Cemetery.

Francis Garland Proctor 


On Tuesday, June 8th, surrounded by family, Francis Garland Proctor of Brandywine, Maryland peacefully transitioned. He was married to the late Ann Cecelia for 60 years and together they had four children: Garland, Jr. (deceased); Tina Hanes (Norris); Gaye; Daren (Rachel); granddaughter Kaitlyn, grandson Devin (deceased). Also, left to cherish his memory, are his sister Althea Phillips and his brother James Arthur (Jake) Proctor Garland is a veteran of the Vietnam War. For his service, he earned a Bronze Star. After serving 22 years in the United States Air Force, he retired in 1978 having attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Family will receive visitors from 9:00 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church 17510 Horsehead Road, Brandywine, Maryland 20613 . Interment  Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton, Maryland

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 17510 Horsehead Road, Brandywine, Maryland 20613.


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