RALEIGH M. FUQUA
Raleigh M. Fuqua, of Washington, DC, passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Raleigh was born in Bedford, Virginia, graduated from Hampton Institute (University) and served in the U.S. Armed Forces, receiving the prestigious Bronze Star
Medal for meritorious service. He later settled in Washington, where he married the love of his life, Dorothy Simmons.
An accomplished educator and avid golfer, he was committed to enriching the lives of the students he taught. Raleigh spent many years teaching detained youth at Boys' Village of Maryland in Cheltenham and later retired after serving as a dedicated teacher in Montgomery County Public Schools. In retirement, he thoroughly enjoyed traveling, especially to destination golf courses with his loving wife and golfing buddies.
Raleigh is preceded in death by his wife; parents and siblings. He is remembered with love by a devoted daughter, Linda Johnson; former son-in-law, Ulysses Johnson; two adored granddaughters, Jennifer Love (George) and Christina Johnson; and three beloved great-grandsons, Geoffrey, Tony and Javier. He is also survived by his dear family in Richmond, Virginia.
A celebration of his life will take place at 10 a.m., Friday, April 11, 2014 in the Chapel of McGuire Funeral Service, 7400 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Inurnment Quantico National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Office of Development, Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia 23668.