Tri-State Funeral Services, Inc

We at Tri-State Funeral Services, Inc. believe that grieving families should be treated with compassionate care and dignity. We always reach beyond the expectancy of our families. We are there to comfort before, during and after the families’ time of need.

Our dedication to integrity, honesty and fairness is reflected by our unwavering professional and commitment to service. Our mission is to provide this service with care and compassion to all segments of the community.


Our Obituaries

Walter Wesley LaVarre

July 26, 1959 - October 4, 2019


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Effie Lee Walker

May 15, 1944 - September 21, 2019


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Lisa M. Anderson

September 17, 1975 - September 19, 2019


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Robert Ernest Jones

March 5, 1934 - September 6, 2019

Robert Ernest Jones was born in New Hampshire on March 5, 1934; the only child of the late Robert and Margie Langford Jones. When he was only 18 months old, he relocated with his parents to Florida where he was raised and attended school. At age 17 Robert (Bobby) moved to Washington DC and joined the United States Air Force. Shortly after his honorable discharge, he met and married Norma Holton....
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Traquinn Jacobi Giles

July 25, 1990 - September 5, 2019


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John Pannal Horton, Jr.

February 22, 1949 - August 17, 2019


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Dannie Bennett

February 20, 1956 - August 1, 2019


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Alberta Sam White

April 16, 1947 - July 28, 2019


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Michael Dates

March 26, 1939 - July 18, 2019


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Reginald Gregory Kelly

January 5, 1978 - July 17, 2019


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George Samuel Bennett

November 26, 1947 - July 14, 2019


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Dewitt Robinson

May 20, 1949 - July 6, 2019

On Saturday, July 6, 2019, Dewitt Robinson peacefully departed this life. God extended his almighty hand of love and closed the eyes of our loved one indicating that his task on earth was done. Dewitt was born on May 20, 1949 in Halifax, North Carolina to the late Willie Carter and Henry Robinson. In 1972, Dewitt began working for Colonial Parking. He was an employee favorite as he...
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Pamela Payne Jefferson

September 4, 1946 - July 3, 2019


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Joseph Bunch

November 12, 1940 - July 3, 2019


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Christopher David Myers

June 9, 1971 - July 2, 2019

Chris was born in Cheverly to Issac and Karen Myers and grew up as an energetic athlete who competed in various sports such as tennis and cross country. He was also a talented golfer and toyed with the idea of turning pro. He was an Eagle Scout and earned a Bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting as well as a Master's in Software Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park. ...
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Catherine Estelle White

February 23, 1924 - June 22, 2019


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Joyce A. Patrick

March 8, 1928 - June 20, 2019

It is with broken hearts that we share the loss of our amazing mother and friend- Joyce Patrick — March 8th, 1928- June 20th, 2019. I have no words to express the loss to us. She was the world to me and my brothers and a loss to extended family and friends. She encompassed the Good and lived her life finding ways to give more of herself to others. She was resilient, courageous, full of wit,...
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Charles Donald Wallace

July 12, 1949 - June 11, 2019

Charles Donald Wallace, better known as Donald, was born July 12, 1949 to Charles B. and Isabelle Wallace in Prince George's, Maryland. He departed this life on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Prince George's Hospital Center. Donald grew up in Washington D.C., graduating from Eastern Senior High School in 1967. In 1969, he joined the Air Force, serving for four years. Shortly after his service in...
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Jacqueline E. Waddy

October 11, 1947 - May 26, 2019

On Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 7:40 pm, while under the loving care of her husband, family and friends, Jacqueline Elaine Moody Waddy ("Jackie") quietly ascended the stairway to Heaven. Jackie was born on October 11, 1947, to the late James E. Moody, Jr. and Georgia A. Moody Purnell, and was raised in the Cherry Hill section of Baltimore, Maryland. At an early age, Jackie accepted Jesus...
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Michael Fraley Kelly

March 24, 1960 - May 23, 2019


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Carrie Belle Moore

January 24, 1926 - May 21, 2019

Carrie Belle Moore was born in McCormick, South Carolina to the late Ollie and Louise Scurry and educated in the McCormick School System. On January 24, 1945 she was united in holy matrimony to the late Henry Cleveland Moore. To this union they were blessed with four children - Carolyn, Henry, Douglas and Dennis. Carrie was devoted to her family and in 1952 they relocated to Washington DC. ...
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Alvin Russell Blick

February 22, 1932 - May 19, 2019

Alvin Blick, age 87, died peacefully after a brief illness on May 19, 2019 at the McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville, SC. Alvin was born February 22, 1932, in Lawrenceville, Virginia. He was the son of the late Thomas Blick and Lillian Blick. Alvin graduated from high school in Lawrenceville, Virginia. He was a Sergeant in the United States Army and fought in the Korean War. He was...
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Alex Enrique Iraheta Rodriguez

February 8, 1996 - May 1, 2019


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Dallas Williams

July 12, 1926 - April 24, 2019


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Margaret Anderson Barnes, Ph.D.

February 8, 1936 - April 3, 2019


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Shirley Lee Mayberry

March 24, 1935 - March 27, 2019


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Edward Harris

December 23, 1930 - March 13, 2019


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Catherine Price-Staley

May 27, 1948 - March 8, 2019

Catherine Price-Staley entered into eternal rest on March 8, 2019. She was the daughter of Hercules Glivens and Victoria Stith and was born in Washington DC on May 27, 1948. She is survived by her children Mary, Yetta, Barbara, Michael and Regina.
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Odette Miller McPherson

March 4, 1954 - March 6, 2019


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Tammy Eileen Chambers Lawson

December 22, 1968 - March 2, 2019

Tammy Eileen Chambers Lawson was born December 22, 1968 in Washington DC to Sylvester and Martha Chambers. Tammy graduated from the first Pre-Engineering class of Dunbar High School in 1986. She was a great student laughing and singing with her friends. She had a beautiful voice and joyful spirit. She had plenty of friends and was very loyal to them. After high school Tammy went to...
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Aaron Dorsey

November 4, 1977 - March 1, 2019

On Friday, March 1st, our Heavenly Father called Aaron Michael Dorsey home to be with Him. He departed this earth after his brave battle with cancer. Aaron was born on November 4, 1977, to Michele Dorsey, and the late John Michael Dorsey. Aaron grew up in Prince George's County, MD and graduated from Bladensburg High School. His love for athletics led him to run track throughout most of his...
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Tari Miller

December 3, 1949 - February 20, 2019


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Etheline Morsell Smoot

June 8, 1930 - February 15, 2019


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Antwainette Hayes

March 3, 1952 - February 2, 2019

"A strong woman who loved, forgave, persevered, and laughed regardless of life's challenges." Antwainette Hayes, known to family and friends as "Toni", passed away on February 2, 2019 at age 66, at Deanwood Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Washington, D.C. A native of Washington D.C., Toni was born at Gallinger Hospital on March 3, 1952. She was the first child born to Martha Hayes and...
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Barbara Borum

January 5, 1963 - January 28, 2019


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Cynthia Elaine Roebuck

November 10, 1946 - January 23, 2019

Cynthia was born November 10, 1946 age 72, formerly of Carlisle, Pennsylvania and currently of Reisterstown MD. Peacefully entered eternal life on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at the Seasons Hospice, Northwest Hospital Randallstown, MD. She was preceded in death by her parents the late Joseph Robert Roebuck II and Sarajane Rice Roebuck; her brothers Joseph Robert Roebuck III and Randolph...
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Barry Fernando Tyson

August 27, 1977 - January 5, 2019


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Derrick Antonio Avery, Sr.

June 19, 1980 - January 2, 2019


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Carolyn Summora Hill

September 1, 1963 - December 27, 2018


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Edna Mae Perry

March 29, 1936 - December 26, 2018


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Darlene J. Tyler

March 21, 1960 - November 22, 2018


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Eugene Townes

October 9, 1933 - November 15, 2018


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Kathleen Ray

March 19, 1945 - November 12, 2018


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Ralph E. Green

February 14, 1935 - November 11, 2018

Apostle Ralph E. Green is the Founder, Presiding Chief Apostle and Overseer of Free Gospel Deliverance Temple. He was born on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1935 to Ambrose and Edith Green from Nelson County, VA. He married his sweetheart, Dr. Shirley M. Green, and they have been happily married for 63 years. They are blessed with three children, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren....
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Sheryl Karen Browne

November 8, 1949 - October 4, 2018


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Juanita C. Phillip

March 5, 1933 - September 27, 2018


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Edwin Hezekiah Brown, Sr.

April 6, 1930 - September 21, 2018


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Virginia L. Martin

May 14, 1931 - September 20, 2018


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Randolph Stribling

June 1, 1922 - September 2, 2018


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Nathaniel Lee Lightford, Sr.

November 29, 1948 - September 1, 2018


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Clifton Bryant Childers, Jr.

August 19, 1968 - August 16, 2018


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Delores Jones

September 10, 1943 - August 14, 2018


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Prisca DeJonge

January 20, 1919 - August 1, 2018

A Life Sketch of Prisca Elder DeJonge "I was born in the little village of Charlotteville, Man of War Bay, Tobago W.I. on January 20, 1919. My parents Eva Moriah Alleyne and Charles Elder were Methodists and all the surviving six of their ten children; Rose (Sis. Rose), twins: Jacob Delworth (JD) and Esau Charles (EC), Rubie Caruth (Puss), Me, Prisca (Fatty) and Henrietta (Eshcol) attended the...
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William "Butch" J. Brawner

March 12, 1947 - July 22, 2018

William Joseph Brawner departed this life on July 22, 2018, in Arlington, VA. He was born on March 12, 1947, in Washington D.C., at the Freedmen's Hospital, to Earlean (Minor) Brawner from Caroline County, Virginia and William Earl Brawner from Charles County, Maryland. While he enjoyed a close and loving relationship with his parents, William was reared by his grandmother Cornelia Minor (...
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Hugh A. Douglas

December 12, 1927 - June 27, 2018


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Jocelyn De Jan

August 26, 1951 - June 17, 2018


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Judah Rahassan Claggett

February 1, 2018 - May 9, 2018


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Joshua Richard Minor

November 22, 1927 - April 29, 2018


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Jewel M. King

April 25, 1958 - April 28, 2018


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James Lee Venable

September 18, 1949 - April 8, 2018


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Desmond Johnson

July 7, 1964 - April 2, 2018


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Jamar Romone Bowman

April 17, 1988 - March 31, 2018


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Donald F. Cole

August 30, 1938 - March 30, 2018


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Derrick Devon Wright

December 21, 1984 - March 24, 2018


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Sean E. Anderson

December 28, 1969 - March 24, 2018


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Tommy Lee Hill

November 27, 1952 - March 23, 2018


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Clarence Willard Hicks

July 15, 1936 - February 24, 2018


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Ke'mya Lamarie Wylie

May 4, 2010 - February 15, 2018


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Tyler Steven Terry

July 20, 2000 - February 11, 2018


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Ofelia Rojas Oliver

February 5, 1930 - February 11, 2018


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Ibiye C. Erekosima

June 20, 1939 - February 4, 2018


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Bobbie J. Kimble

June 21, 1936 - January 27, 2018


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Calvin Edward Carnathan

July 4, 1984 - January 27, 2018


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Barbara Louise Ballou

February 8, 1932 - January 19, 2018


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Debra Lee Caldwell

October 20, 1944 - January 17, 2018


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Timothy Loron Heard

November 12, 1959 - January 11, 2018


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Yvonne D. Lucas

March 18, 1946 - January 10, 2018


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Nathaniel Washington, Jr.

February 25, 1953 - January 8, 2018


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James E. Patrick

July 8, 1917 - December 30, 2017


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David Clay Baum

August 23, 1949 - December 22, 2017


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Viola Camphor Dotson

January 12, 1931 - December 21, 2017


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Percy "Embay" Beverly, Jr.

August 15, 1957 - December 19, 2017

Percy Beverly Jr was born on August 15,1957 to Florence Beverly and Percy Beverly Sr. He was born in Washington DC. Also known as "Embay", "Em-Do", or "Do" he was a very hard-working man. There was no task put in front of him that he couldn't accomplish. He was the best friend anyone could've asked for. He always was willing to lend an ear and a hand to help people in any way that he could. He...
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Willie James Lewis, Sr.

December 18, 1926 - December 18, 2017


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Paula Victoria Matthews Davis

August 21, 1957 - June 20, 2017

Paula Victoria Matthews Davis, 59, was called home to be with the Lord on June 20, 2017. Born in Olney, Maryland on August 21, 1957, Paula was the daughter of the late Paul Adams and Carol Matthews. She primarily grew up in Sandy Spring, Maryland where she was educated in the public schools of Montgomery County, as well as public schools in Berkeley, California where she graduated from...
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Joseph Jones III

July 1, 1990 - June 1, 2017

Joseph Jones III was called home to the Lord on June 1, 2017. He was born July 1, 1990 to the union of Joseph Jones II and Songsarae Jones. Joseph nicknamed "Joe Joe", "Lil Joe" and Joe III", graduated from Quince Orchard High school in 2008 and continued his education by going to Lackawanna College. After college he was employed at Herson's Honda as a financial manager. Joseph continued to...
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Demetrius R. Brooks

August 29, 1941 - April 14, 2017

DEMETRIUS R. BROOKS, 75 Demetrius R. Brooks, 75 of McAlester, Oklahoma died peacefully on April 14, 2017 in Washington, DC at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Born August 29, 1941 in McAlester OK, she is predeceased by her parents Eli and Gretchen Harland of McAlester, OK and her late husband Thomas Brooks of Washington, DC; her brothers Eli Harland, Edward Harland, and Hansel...
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Billie Rae Rippy, Jr.

February 5, 1954 - March 26, 2017

Billie Rae Rippy, Jr, who went by Rae, was born on February 5, 1954 in Blanco, TX, and died on March 26th, 2017 in Washington DC.  He is survived by his four adult children and their families, Jill York Maddox, Katie Rippy Naylor, Hunter Rippy and Heather Rippy, with ex-wife and friend, Linda Frost.  He is also survived by his father, Billie Rae Rippy Sr, his sister Laura Bruton, and his...
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Kathleen Marie Proud

August 31, 1947 - March 16, 2017

Kathleen Marie Proud Kathleen Marie Proud, left us to be with our Heavenly Father on March 16, 2017, she was 69 years old. She was the eldest of 5 siblings born to the late Jean and Alfred Bruderer. Kathleen was born August 31, 1947. She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Michael Proud. She is survived by her two daughters, Denise Van Sant - Smith and Jennifer Flowers. She was known...
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Una "Nurse Young" Charles

June 26, 1929 - March 9, 2017

Wednesday June 26, 1929 was not an ordinary day, it was special. It was the day that God chose to welcome His daughter, Marie Una Young, and to present her to her parents, Hayden and Leonies Young. Nature cooperated with this welcome as the sun climbed above the horizon, bathing Saint Lucia in its golden brilliance; this was God's seal that she was destined for greatness. It was a Royal welcome...
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Lillian Green Childers

January 19, 1937 - January 17, 2017

Obituary Lillian Green Childers Lillian Green Childers, met her Heavenly Father on January 17, 2017, two days shy of her 80th birthday. Lillian was the fifth of six siblings born to the late Lillian Vaughn Green and George H, Green, Sr. on January 19, 1937 in Norfolk, Virginia. Lillian was preceded in death by her beloved husband William Childers. She was also predeceased by sister Dr. Mary...
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