HELEN L. TONIC Peacefully on Monday, August 15, 2011 of Clinton, MD. Loving mother of Cynthia Smith, Edward Tonic, Jr. and Steven Tonic; dear sister of Lucy Straite and Catherine Hawkins. She is also survived by her former husband, Edward Tonic; four grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation, Friday, August 19 from 10 a.m. until time of service, 11 a.m. at Mt. Ennon Baptist Church, 9832 Piscataway Rd., Clinton, MD. Interment Maryland National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to BRISCOE-TONIC FUNERAL HOME, (301) 632-6624.