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.