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De­bra Ver­stalla John­son

De­bra Ver­stalla John­son, 54, of Bryans Road, MD, passed sud­denly on Tues­day, May 24, 2016 at Charles Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in LaPlata, MD.

De­bra is sur­vived by her de­voted hus­band, Shel­ton John­son and her lov­ing chil­dren: James “An­toine” (Shenita), Shel­ton Jr. and Sher­rika (Francis); her grand­chil­dren: Jazmine, Jadai, Shayla, AlaJaih, Shanaya and Alexus; her sib­lings: Joseph, Per­nell, Alphonso, Deon (Paula), Al­nita, Jef­fery and Butch; mother-in-law Gloria John­son and a host of sis­ters, brothers-in-law, nieces and neph­ews, other rel­a­tives and friends.

De­bra’s hob­bies/in­ter­ests in­cludes: bingo, play­ing cards, fam­ily cook­outs and gath­er­ings, dee­jay­ing, scary movies, camp­ing, go­ing to Mary­land Live with her Diva Friends and play­ing prac­ti­cal jokes on peo­ple.

De­bra held many jobs over her life­time but the most im­por­tant job was be­ing a homemaker to her hus­band and chil­dren. She was also a self taught cos­me­tol­o­gist, in­te­rior de­signer and home re­mod­el­ing ex­pert.

View­ing 9:30 a.m. un­til Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Satur­day, June 4 at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Is­sue, MD. In­ter­ment, Church Ceme­tery.

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James Lym­berg Small­wood, 88, of Bel Al­ton, MD, passed away Thurs­day, May 26, 2016 at his home.

He was born July 7, 1927 in Char­lotte Hall, MD to Mat­tie and John Small­wood. He had 13 brothers and sis­ters.

Known as Lym­berg to ev­ery­one, he worked on the farm at Cau­sine Manor where he raised his fam­ily.

He is sur­vived by his life com­pan­ion, Mary Louise Wills; his daugh­ters and care­givers, Patsy Ann Boy­den and her hus­band Mark, Polly Small­wood and Betty Small­wood; his sons, Thomas Small­wood and his wife Brenda Cor­rine Small­wood, John Small­wood, Richard Small­wood and his com­pan­ion Karen, Roger Small­wood and his wife Fon­tella, and Michael Small­wood and his wife Feli­cia; his sib­lings, Thomas Small­wood, Lu­cille John­son, Eva Small­wood, and Janet Pack. Also sur­vived by 13 grand­chil­dren, 21 great-grand­chil­dren, and a host of sis­ter-in­laws, brother-in-laws, nieces, neph­ews, and friends.

He is pre­ceded in death by his sis­ters, Bar­bara, Shirley, and Jenny; his brothers, Champ, Ce­cil, Francis, Ed­ward, and Daniel; and by his chil­dren, Yvonne Small­wood, Bar­bara Ann Wood, and James Jr.

Friends re­ceived on Satur­day, June 4, from 9:30 a.m. un­til Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Ig­natius Chapel Point Catholic Church. In­ter­ment at Trin­ity Memo­rial Gar­dens in Wal­dorf, MD.

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