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(Updated 4/19/18)


A CONDOLENCE MESSAGE

We are sadden to report the passing of fellow Racer
Al Reid


Al passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Al's Family and Friends.
We ask that you keep his family in your prayers.


Funeral Services
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Viewing: 10-11 am
Service: 11:00 am

Northeast Presbyterian Church
2112 Varnum Street, NE
Washington, DC



May He R.I.P.


A CONDOLENCE MESSAGE

We are sadden to report the passing of fellow Racer
Frank Terry


Frank passed away on March 17, 2018.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Frank's Family and Friends.
We ask that you keep his family in your prayers.


Funeral Services

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Viewing - 10am-11:00am
Homegoing Service - 11:00am

Mount Salvation Baptist Church
1961 N. Culpeper Street
Arlington, VA



May He R.I.P.


A CONDOLENCE MESSAGE

It is with a heavy heart that we report the passing of
a fellow racer and President of the United Black Drag Racers Association
Darrell Williams


Darrell Williams passed away on March 7, 2018.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Darrell's
family and to the members of the United Black Drag Racers Associations.

We ask that you keep his family in your prayers.

The Funeral Services for Darrell was held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.



May He R.I.P.






A CONDOLENCE MESSAGE

It is with a very heavy heart that we report the passing of
our dear friend,former racer & race car owner
Frank Slater

Delante Car

Frank Slater passed away on March 6, 2018.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Frank's
grandson Delante &
to the entire Slater Family.
We ask that you keep his family in your prayers.


Funeral Services

Friday, March 16, 2018
Viewing - 9:00am - 11:00am
Homegoing Service - 11:00am

Union Bethel AME Church
6810 Floral Park Road
Brandywine, MD

Burial
St. Thomas Cemetery
18810 Aquasco Road
Brandywine, MD




May He R.I.P.

Franklin Alexander Slater was born on September 3, 1940 on Greenwood Farm in Aquasco, Maryland to the late William Ernest Slater and Helen Berdina Holland. The third of six siblings, he was affectionately referred to as Franky. Franky received his early education in the Prince Georges County Public School System. On February 20, 1958, Franky was united in marriage to the love of his life Doris R. Young. Four children were born to this union -- one son, Calvin and three daughters, Deborah, Phyllis, and Rhonda. February marked 60 years of marriage for Franky and Doris.

Franky was a dedicated worker who enjoyed the respect of those with whom we worked. First employed at a variety of construction sites, he later spent over 30 years with the Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco) until retirement. After about a year of retirement, Franky realized that he liked to stay busy. This led him to Brandywine Auto Parts, a job he worked for 19 years. Franky was a lifelong member of the Aquasco community and was a member of the former St. Thomas Methodist Church now known as Christ United Methodist Church and was always willing to lend his support when needed.

Anyone who knew Franky knew that he had a deep passion for drag racing. When he was young, he began racing at the Aquasco Speedway, the first quarter-mile dragstrip on the United States East Coast. When Franky was not working, he was racing or somewhere around racing. To his great joy, Franky’s passion was shared by his son Calvin and his oldest grandson and sidekick Delante, who was sixteen when he started racing. Along with Calvin and Delante, Frank’s pit crew included his nephew Gregg Holland, Joe Scott, and Justin Buckler. Working on Franky’s crew, you quickly learned he was just as serious about his tools as he was his cars. If you borrowed it, you returned it. If it was dirty you cleaned it (because that is how you found it). Frank’s love for racing extended to the Quartermasters Racing Team, a community organization of drag racing enthusiasts. As treasurer, Franky helped the Quatermasters sponsor outreach initiatives to support the community.

A devoted family man, Franky loved spending time with his family, traveling with them on family cruises; visiting his brother in various states; and carrying his daughters and friends on yearly shopping trips in his RV. Franky also loved his pets. Every morning, he took great care to make sure his cats were fed. During his visits to Delante’s house, he enjoyed playing with his grandson” a.k.a. Teddy the dog. Franky always had lots of wisdom to share with his children. He would often say, “Work hard for what you want. Take care of yourself and be independent.” Although he was direct and to the point, deep down he had a heart of gold. He loved to wear his white cap and never left without his suspenders, whether in work clothes or his dress attire.

On March 6, 2018, Franky departed this life at his home in Aquasco, Maryland. He is survived by his wife Doris and his children Calvin; Deborah (Tony) Proctor; Phyllis Slater; Rhonda (Lamar); and Joyce (Karl) Barnes. His foster children Kim, Pam, Will and Michelle Williams also mourn his loss. He leaves to cherish his memory his siblings - Henrietta; Clinton (Helen); Paul; and William (Penny); his brothers- and sisters in-law James “Buck” (Elsie); Russell; Elsie and Ann. Franky’s grandchildren also cherish his memory - Delante (Tammira); Dwayne; Tony (Carmen); Steven (Jody); Anthony (Marquita); Dawnnita, Carla, Briana, Briana, Takyra, Akilah and Angel. Franky is also mourned by twenty great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Franky was preceded in death by his sisters Dorothy and Frances and his brother Kenneth.  Visitation will be held on Friday March 16, 2018 from 9-11 a.m. with Homegoing Service at 11:00 a.m. at UNION BETHEL AME CHURCH, 6810 Floral Park Road Brandywine, MD 20613.  Interment St Thomas Cemetery 18810 Aquasco Rd Brandywine, MD.




A CONDOLENCE MESSAGE

We are sadden to report the passing of
Michael Brown


Michael passed away on February 27, 2018.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Michael's Family and Friends.
We ask that you keep his family in your prayers.


Funeral Services

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Viewing - 10am-11:00am
Homegoing Service - 11:00am

Bowie New Life Assembly Church
17214 Queen Anne Road
Upper Marlboro, MD



May He R.I.P.


A CONDOLENCE MESSAGE

We are sadden to report the passing of
James "Mr. Jimmy" Gasque Jr


Mr. Jimmy passed away on February 14, 2018.
Mr. Jimmy was a crew member of Charlie Redd Racing Team.
Mr. Jimmy is the man in the yellow.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Jimmy's Family and Friends.
We ask that you keep his family in your prayers.


Viewing
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Family Vistation

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funeral Services

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Wake - 9:00 - 9:30 am
Services - 9:30 am

March Funeral Homes - West Baltimore
4300 Wabash Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215



May He R.I.P.





 



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