Walter R. Tolson SR.

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Of Southeast, DC died on Friday, December 17, 2010 at Meritus Health Center at age 79. His beloved wife, Elsie preceded him in death. Walter is survived by his two children, daughter Fonda R. Smyers and son, Larry D. Tolson, Sr. Brother of Florence Pogue, Sylvia Jeter, Fred Tolson and John Tolson; loving grandfather of Duane, Lawrence, Perry, Larry Jr., Lance, Lenard, LaTise, Lisa, LaShawn, Lyric and Leah Tolson and Corina, Michael, Andre Smyers, Jr. and great-grandfather of Zakiyah, Michae, Khamari, Lemar, Bria, LaRon, Logan, London, Lauren, ArMarionna, Zyair, Michael, Jr, Maniyah, Chayce, Crystal, Caden and Davon. He was also preceded in death by his mother Helen Tolson; a son Walter R. Tolson, Jr., a brother Robert Tolson; granddaughter LaKita Tolson and great-grandson Mario, Jr. He will be missed by numerous in-laws; other relatives and friends. Walter Tolson, Sr. will rest at STEWART FUNERAL HOME, 4001 Benning Rd. NE on Monday, December 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be held at New Life Seven Day Adventist Church, 7401 Muncaster Mills Rd., Gaithersburg, MD on Tuesday, December 28 at 11 a.m. Interment Maryland National Memorial Park. Services by STEWART.

Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 27, 2010