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Episcopal Priest and Academic (Retired), born in Frederiksted, St. Croix, USVI on November 16, 1926, died peacefully at his "fancy" home on the evening of Tuesday, November 22, 2016. Known for his storytelling, quick wit, good- natured sense of humor and smile, Ezra was the dearly loved husband of LaVerne for 27 years. Special appreciation to our nephew Stephen L. Mc Beth, of South Carolina for his steadfast love, support and visits for the past decade. Ezra is also survived by a daughter; a son; three grandchildren; great grand-children; four god-daughters; a devoted cousin Dr. Ingrid Naughton; and many very faithful friends and relatives of the continental US and the US Virgin Islands. Ezra was an Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. member (1961). A Solemn Mass of the Resurrection will be held Sunday, January 8, 2017, 3 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Foggy Bottom, 728 23rd Street, NW, Washington, DC. Ezra will be inurned at St. Paul's Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, DC. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Please leave condolences online at: www.cunninghamfuneralhome.net  

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December 25, 2016
Ucle Ezra will truly be missed. we remember him as a friendly, honest, open and giving Uncle. We will always remember the visits, the dinners. the simple lunches we shared with you and your wife Laverne. Thank you for everything, you inspired us all and I believe you knew that. Thanks again!!
Your Nephew Ronald, Mecca & God Daughter Shakirah Gittens
Heb.10:32 However keep remembering the former days...
December 14, 2016
Uncle Ezra will never be forgotten! My Uncle was truly a inspiration in many ways too me.I will always cherish the wonderful times we had together. If you ever met him you would never for get him. Because he was a very unique Gentleman. You will always be Loved. "Stephen and Family "
Stephen McBeth
December 4, 2016
Ezra was one of two of My Line Brothers,Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Kappa Psi Chapter 31 March 1961.

Whenever I am at St. Paul's Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, DC. to visit A Family plot, I will also pay my respects to My Dear Friend Ezra.


J. Edwin Sapp
December 3, 2016
May the peace of God be with you.
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