August 29, 2010
The bride wore white, the groom a dark suit. They stood at the altar of Union Baptist Church in Druid Hill and exchanged vows as their maid of honor, their ring bearer and other loved ones looked on. Fifty years have gone by since Sadie Alston Woolford, 73, and Llewellyn Woolford, 80, were first married at the church, but on Saturday, they re-enacted their wedding day — with new touches like grown children in attendance. "They seem just as happy as the day they were married," said Ethel Ennis, a local jazz luminary who sang "True Love" at their August 1960 wedding and again on Saturday.
June 7, 2009
On June 4, 2009, VERA L.; beloved mother of Muriel Gray. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Rodcita Gray and Melony Fletcher (Ricardo); seven great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. On Monday, June 8, 2009, at 5:30 PM, Mrs. Christian will lie in state at Union Baptist Church, 105 Main Street, Turners Station, MD. The family will receive friends 6 to 6:30 PM; funeral 6:30PM. Final services Wednesday at St. John Baptist Church, 17080 South River Road, Woodford, VA 22580.
March 28, 2007
One of the oldest African-American Baptist churches in the city is at war with its well-known former pastor and his supporters, a divisive battle playing out in Baltimore Circuit Court amid accusations of fraud, tax negligence and personal enrichment through church property. The roots of the back-and-forth legal wrangling date to the mid-1990s, when Union Baptist Church knocked down nine rowhouses to build a child care center on Druid Hill Avenue. But the property taxes weren't paid on the land on which one of the buildings stood, and the city sold it at a tax sale.
February 22, 2007
On February 17, 2007 TERRELL PARKS, devoted father of Diamond Parks, beloved son of Wanda Johnson and Kevin Parks, one brother Darnell Parks. Friends may call at the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Ave., on Friday after 8:30 A.M. The family will receive friends at Union Baptist, 1218 Druid Hill Ave., on Saturday at 10:30 A.M. Funeral Services will follow at 11 A.M. Interment at King Park.
December 23, 2006
Grace A. Scruggs, a retired house keeper and active church member, died in her sleep Wednesday at Union Memorial Hospital. She was 92. She was born and raised in Buckingham County, Va., the daughter of a farmer. She was a graduate of local public schools and moved to Baltimore in 1952. Miss Scruggs worked for 49 years as a housekeeper until retiring in 2001, family members said. She was a parishioner for 50 years at Fulton Baptist Church, where she was a member of the flower circle and missionary board.
February 5, 2006
On February 1, 2006, after a brief illness, at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, MD, JERRY CLAUDE LYMAS, President of Justin Development Group, of Baltimore, MD. He was born on May 8, 1949, in Union, SC to Jerry N. and Louise Lymas. He is survived by his wife, Linda W. Lymas, and one son, Justin. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 7, from 4 to 8 P.M. at the Union Baptist Church Room of Remembrance, located at 1219 Druid Hill Ave, Baltimore, MD. Homecoming services will be held at Union Baptist on Wednesday, February 8, wake at 11 A.M., followed by the funeral at 12 noon.