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Area Deaths - February 2, 2011

Michael Timothy Johnson

Michael Timothy Johnson, 55, of Stafford County, formerly of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at Stafford Hospital Center.
Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his father, James O. Johnson Jr. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Johnson; his son Rodney Johnson (Danielle), of Stafford; his mother, Gloria Johnson of Spotsylvania County; two brothers and their wives, Franklin Johnson (Gladys) of Fredericksburg and David Johnson (Naomi), of Spotsylvania; five aunts, Joy Anne May of Spotsylvania, Hilda Smith and Jessie Brown, both of King George, Sarah Chapman and Muriel Fitzhugh, both of Bowling Green; four uncles, Raymond E. Johnson Sr. (Evelyn) of Spotsylvania, Richard Brittenham (Patricia) of Texas, Robert Brittenham of Fredericksburg and George Brittenham of California; one niece, Brittany Johnson of Fredericksburg; two nephews, David Johnson Jr.(Danielle), and Rae Byrd (Danielle); a host of other relatives and friends; and two special friends, Jordan and Kayla Jackson.
A viewing was held at A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home, 200 Butternut Drive, Fredericksburg, Friday, Jan. 28. A funeral was held  Saturday, Jan. 29, with the Rev. Roland Preston officiating. Interment was in Glen Haven Memory Gardens in Stafford.
Condolences may be made at albennettandsonfuneralhome.com.

Dorothy Hughes Williams

Dorothy Hughes Williams, 84, of King George County passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital. She was born on June 28, 1926, in Keystone, W.Va., where she was raised.
She is survived by two brothers, Harold and Jack Hughes, both of West Virginia; her niece and caregiver, Dora Jean Brown; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Leroy Williams.
A funeral was held at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, on Friday, Jan. 28, Entombment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Mable Bowie

Mable Bowie of Colonial Beach, beautiful wife and lifelong partner of the late Charles D. “Legs” Bowie, was blessed into this world on May 7, 1931, and departed us on Jan. 26, 2011, to be with her “Honey” again.
Affectionately known as “Grammy” by her numerous grandkids, Mable was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. We were blessed with her presence on this earth for 79 wonderful years. She’ll be cherished and missed by all of us for the unending love and support that she provided to her family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Triplett (Darnell), son Leonard “Lennie” Bowie (Eileen), and grandson Nathan Delane (Hollie), Additional family includes grandchildren, Shane Bowie (Christa), and Nicholas, Austin, and Hunter Bowie, Angelo Jones and Pat Smoot; great-grandchildren Trevor, Mason, Brooklynn (Grammy’s Little Angel), and Jaxson Delane, Dylan and Cole Bowie, and Antonio Jones; and loving friend Faye Briesmaster.
A viewing was held at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home in Colonial Beach on Sunday, Jan. 30, followed by a memorial service.
The family has requested that contributions and donations in Mable’s honor be made to the Oak Grove Firehouse or Colonial Beach Rescue Squad.
The family would like to express its gratitude and thanks to the staff (from housekeeping to nurses) of the Westmoreland Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility for the never-ending patience and care they provided during her three years at the facility.
Even with her diminishing health in the last few months, her sense of humor and wit were the center of many great stories, laughs and memories. While she will be greatly missed, especially by her Sissy and Nicky, the family is glad she’s not suffering any longer.
She was a wonderful caregiver to all, and now it’s her turn to be cared for in Heaven. Until we all see you again we love you!
Online guest book is at nashandslawfh.com.

Carolyn Brown

Carolyn Brown, 74, of King George County passed away Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at Heritage Hall Health Care in King George. Arrangements are incomplete at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home in Port Royal.

Sylvia Williams

Sylvia Williams, 71, of King George County died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Born July 11, 1939, in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Wallace and Mary C. Burnett.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward L. Williams; a son, Rodney Williams; a daughter, Deborah L. Bushrod; and a son-in-law, Arthur Bushrod II.
Sylvia grew up in Washington and attended D.C. public schools. She graduated from McKinley Tech High School and attended Bowie State University, where she received her B.S. and M.S. degrees.
She retired from the Prince George’s County public school system in Maryland, after teaching for over 30 years.
Sylvia was drum major for justice. A lifelong member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, she served as a board member of the Virginia State Conference, NAACP.
Sylvia leaves to mourn and cherish her memory a granddaughter, Amara E. Bushrod, and a grandson, Arthur W. Bushrod III, both of King George; great-grandsons Alaijah W. and Aiden M. Bushrod, both of Westmoreland; an aunt, Edna M. Hardmon of Washington, D.C.; sons Jeffrey T. Robinson (Kim) of Richmond, William C. Nelson Jr. (Sport) of Richmond and Melvin Kyle (Bertha) of Roanoke; in-laws Arthur and IdaBell Bushrod of King George; dedicated friend William “Mr. Bill” Jones of Westmoreland; and a host of family and friends.
A funeral was held Saturday, Jan. 29, at Salem Baptist Church, King George, with interment in the church cemetery.
Services will be provided by Lee Funeral Home, King George.

Pearl Fines Embrey

Pearl Fines Embrey, 78, of King George County passed away on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital after suffering a long illness.
Mrs. Embrey was a loving wife and homemaker. She loved animals, planting flowers and working in the yard.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Nellie Fines; her husband, Leonard Miles Embrey; and seven brothers and sisters.
Survivors include her daughter, Yvonne (Jimmie Brad); her sister, Margaret “Nuni” Haynes (Earl); and her brothers, Charlie “Pete” Fines (Michelle), and Franklin “Boogie” Fines, all of Fredericksburg.
Services will be private.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to the SPCA, 10819 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22408 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2217 Princess Anne St. Suite 106-1F, Fredericksburg, VA22401.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Patricia Lee Keith Esborg

Dr. Pat Esborg, 72,  passed away peacefully in her home in Bowie, MD, surrounded by her family on January 25, 2011, from lung cancer.
Born October 19, 1938 in Santa Monica, CA, to the late Robert and Betty Keith, Pat is survived by Svend, her loving husband of 49 years. Also surviving are her beloved children, Julia Snow (Richard) of VA, Kara Esborg of CA, and Erik (Rebecca Tucker) of CO, and her dear grandchildren, Daniel and Clara Snow of VA, and Anneka Esborg of CO.  Pat leaves behind many cherished relatives, friends, and colleagues worldwide.
Pat’s fulfilling nursing career spanned 25 years during which time she worked in hospitals in CA, AK, Belgium, and MD.  Pat went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Nursing in 1984, and in 1991, a PhD. in Sociology, both from Univ. of MD.
In 1985 she embarked on a new career and enjoyed a thriving private practice as a psychotherapist and an organizational consultant until her diagnosis only four months ago.
Pat was a true people’s person and touched many lives. She lived every moment to the fullest and loved music, books, art, travel and nature.
A celebration of Pat’s life will be held at Quiet Waters in Annapolis on March 12th.
Please visit the family guestbook at www.beallfuneral.com. We smile as we hear Pat saying: “Always leave them laughing.”
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to your charity of choice, or to one of Pat’s favorite charities; S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat, a soup kitchen in Washington D.C.), 71 “O” Street, NW,Washington, D.C. 20001; Save the Children, c/o Gift Processing 54 Wilton Road. Westport, CT 06880; and one particularly dear to Pat’s heart, Second Grace, which benefits the people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. (Make checks payable to Second Grace Foundation. Mailing address is c/o Diane Eccles, 7654 South., 1000 E. Midvale, UT 84047.) Please include Pat’s name in the subject line of your check.

Linda Bumbrey

Linda Bumbrey, 60, of King George County died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at her residence.
Cedell Brooks Funeral Home in Port Royal is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

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