January 18, 2008
State Senate, governor honor Senator Britt With about 20 family members of the late Sen. Gwendolyn T. Britt in attendance, the Maryland Senate paid tribute yesterday to the Prince George's County lawmaker and civil rights activist, who died Saturday. Gov. Martin O'Malley told the overflowing chamber that Britt was "deeply loved throughout our state" and was "one of the strongest and classiest senators that ever walked these floors." The five-year Democratic state senator, who was jailed in 1961 for protesting segregationist Jim Crow laws in Mississippi, also campaigned for civil rights on behalf of ex-offenders and homosexuals.
November 27, 2007
On November 19, 2007, SUNYI PUMPHREY passed away. She is survived by her beloved son Shaun Pumphrey, daughter-in-law, Valentine, one granddaughter, Rylee, sister, Tuk Braswell and a host of other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service may be held at a later date.
September 8, 2006
Five Republicans and seven Democrats are competing on Tuesday to represent District 31 in the House of Delegates, in the largest contest in the county. Incumbents are trying to keep two of the district's three seats; the third is being vacated by longtime Republican Del. John R. Leopold, who is running for county executive. Though registered Democrats outnumber Republicans in the district, which encompasses Pasadena, Brooklyn Park, Glen Burnie and part of Severna Park, Del. Donald H. Dwyer Jr. is confident that Republicans can win all three seats.
January 20, 2006
On January 13, 2006, LENA B. (nee Braswell), beloved wife of the late Russell W. Brooks, devoted mother of John R. Brooks and Dan S. Brooks. Loving grandmother of Travis and Ellen Brooks, John R. Brooks, Jr. and Matthew Brooks. Devoted sister of Belinda Barnwell and John Braswell. The family will receive friends at the Fork Christian Church (Sunshine Avenue and Stoney Batter Road) Kingsville on Saturday, January 21, 2006 from 10 A.M. until 11 A.M. at which time a memorial service will be held.
March 24, 2005
On March 18, 2005, JOE NATHANMc Kella; beloved father of Rev. Gloria Braswell (Eddie) and Brenda Ponds (Joseph) and Pauline Edwards. He also leaves to cherish his precious memory a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends at the HOWELL FUNERAL HOME, 4600 Liberty Heights Ave, on Thursday from 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral services will be held at Mt. Oliver Missionary Baptist Church, 513 East 36th Street on Friday, family hour 11 to 12. Services immediately following. Interment Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery.
February 3, 2005
On February 1, 2005, GRACE E. BRASWELL "TEENIE" wife of Tom Roache; wife of the late Sampson F. Braswell; mother of Franklin R. Free, James K., Thomas E., and George R. Braswell. Also survived by five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held today 12 noon at the Stallings Funeral Home, P.A., 3111 Mountain Road, Pasadena. Interment Crestlawn Cemetery.