“Doretha Emanuel Abney passed away on Monday, December 10, 2012 after a lengthy illness and a courageous fight to stay with those she loved.
She was the beloved mother of Brenda Brownlee, Dianna Abney, MD., and Lloyd Walter Abney, Jr. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Lloyd Walter Abney, Sr.; brothers, William and Leon Emanuel and sister, Katherine Lawson. Doretha is survived by a sister, Juanita Gray, grandchildren- Lloyd Brownlee, Angela Brownlee, Mario Worthy, Delilah Gates, Sylvester Gates III, and a legion of nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as many friends.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 17, 2012, from 1:00pm until time of service at 2:00pm at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home Chapel, 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, Maryland 20601. Interment will be held in Shreveport, Louisiana.”