Jesús Ernesto Araujo nació el 15 de octubre de 1958 en Santo Domingo, República Dominicana, hijo de María Gladys Araujo y Ramón Rosado. Conocido cariñosamente como “Chucho” por todos los que lo amaban, Jesús fue un hombre que vivió su vida con un espíritu despreocupado y con la creencia de que sólo a través de la risa se debería vivir la vida. Tenía una visión simplista pero poderosa en la vida, “la familia siempre es lo más importante”.
Barbara Kelly Giamanco (“Barb”), 62, of Sandy Springs, GA, passed away May 17, 2020, at home in her sleep. She was born December 28, 1957, to Richard and Arlene Kelly in Jacksonville, North Carolina. She grew up in North Carolina and Arizona before beginning a very successful career in sales.
Winston Roy Drysdale (Bela) was born in Fletchers Land, Kingston, Jamaica on February 22, 1942 to Evans and Pearle Drysdale. Baby Roy, as he was affectionately called by family and friends was extremely intelligent, passionate, charismatic, and caring.
Kenneth was the son of the late Kenneth Cecil Brown, Sr. and Georgia Hill Brown, born on January 23, 1932 in Atlanta Georgia. He graduated from Hillsborough High School in Tampa in 1950 where he met his bride, Jeanne Brady. They were married for 66 years.
David Pedersen passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 7, 2020. He was at home, surrounded by his family. David was born in Chicago, IL in 1939. He grew up there with his parents, Martha and Carroll and his brother, Paul. He is survived by his wife, Janet, his brother Paul, his children Martha and Paul, and his grandchildren Conrad and Mila. David and Janet were married for 53 years.
LeeAnna Billups was born to the union of Herman Billups and Mary Lou Henson Billups on Sunday, July 21st, 1957 in Harlem, New York. She was the fourth of six children. LeeAnna departed this life on Wednesday, April 29th after a long and arduous battle. LeeAnna had a true warrior spirit which was evidenced in her character and all that she accomplished. It was her way of life.
On Monday evening, April 27th, 2020, Ruth Laird Fisher peacefully departed this world to reunite with her late husband, Dale John Fisher, on their 63rd wedding anniversary. She will be remembered for her incredible sense of humor, her wit, and her enduring strength and resilience. Having such passion for the arts and culture, Ruth loved traveling to New York City to enjoy the cultural scene, as well enjoying the local museums in the Washington area. As a lifelong learner, Ruth enjoyed traveling, socializing, cooking, and entertaining friends and community.