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On September 3, 2018, at age 91. She is survived by five daughters, Cassandra Machtel, Yolanda Fell (Isaiah), Wandra Stone (Michael), Pamela Blackmon, and Bonita Gonsalves; 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren; her sister, Shirley; six nephews and five nieces; and other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church 206 New York Ave. NW Washington, DC 20001 from 9 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Interment Harmony Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Holy Redeemer Building Fund-Capital Campaign. Arrangements by Robinson Funeral Home.

Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 9, 2018