HAROLD S. EVERSLEY

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EVERSLEY HAROLD SEYMOUR EVERSLEY Harold Seymour Eversley was born in Christ Church, Barbados on New Year's Eve in 1921, the third son of Edmund Eversley and Beatrice Bynoe Eversley. Harry, as he was called by those close to him, lived with his parents in East New York, Brooklyn until the Great Depression sent his mother off to work and 8-year old Harry back to the Caribbean country of his origins. He returned to the states in 1937 and graduated from Brooklyn Automotive High School. He joined the Coast Guard at the age of 21 and served during World War II at sea throughout Europe, the Philippines, Japan, and other countries. Following the end of the war, Harry was stationed at the Faulkner Island lighthouse off Guilford, Connecticut, where he served as the lighthouse keeper from 1946 to 1948. Harry moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue a career in law enforcement and joined the Metropolitan Police Department on October 1, 1952. He retired from this force on September 1, 1973. Harry made his transition at his residence at Vantage House in Columbia, Maryland on a clear, Sunday, January 12, 2014 morning. He will be greatly missed. He is predeceased by his wife, Madeline Eversley, his parents, Beatrice and Edmund Eversley, his brothers, Spencer and Edmund Eversley, his brother and sister-in-law William and Frances Robertson, niece, Sharon Mitchell, nephew, William Roberton, Jr., and other family members. He is survived by his son, Steven Eversley, his daughter-in-law, Sabiyha Prince, and her brother, Christopher Prince; his granddaughters, Mariama Sojouner Eversley and Thandiwe Harriet Eversley; nieces and nephews, Stan and Adrienne Smith, John and Diane Cooper, Douglas and Michelle Cooper, Harold Eversley, Roderick Eversley, Michael Eversley, and Deborah Eversley, as well as their children, and other cousins and kin, who reside in Boston, Chicago, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, and additional localities across the US and the world. The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 25 from 10:30 a.m. until time of service 11:30 a.m. at Unity Church of Washington, DC, 1225 R Street, NW. The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 25 from 10:30 a.m. until time of service 11:30 a.m. at Unity Church of Washington, DC, 1225 R Street, NW.


Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 24, 2014
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