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MALCOLM LLOYD FUNN, ESQUIRE

June 10, 1945 July 26, 2022
MALCOLM LLOYD FUNN, ESQUIRE
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Malcolm Lloyd Funn was born on June 10, 1945, to the late Horace G. Funn and Elizabeth Virginia Brown Funn at Harlem Hospital in the Harlem Borough of New York City, New York. Malcolm was educated in the segregated Calvert County Public School system and graduated from Brooks High School, in Prince Frederick, where his father served as principal until its closure once Maryland integrated its public school system. His spiritual walk began at Patuxent United Methodist Church in Huntingtown. After graduating from Brooks High School in 1963, he matriculated to Virginia State College (now University), where he majored in mathematics and played in the band. As a freshman, he tried to impress a certain upperclassman by saying one of his ancestors helped to establish the school. Much to his surprise, later in life, it was confirmed to be true as his maternal cousin Goodman Brown was in fact a founder! This certain someone he was trying to impress was the late Annette Cynthia Jones. On June 3, 1967, Malcolm and Annette were joined in holy matrimony at Shiloh Baptist Church in Reedville, Virginia. Malcolm’s love was abundant and full of dedication as he made a critical decision to leave Virginia State before his senior year to join his new bride. He loved to tell the story to anyone who would listen as this was both a tribute to their vows and devotion, and a testament of true sacrifice for those we love. Malcolm ultimately transferred to Bowie State College (now University) where he completed his studies and graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics. He worked for a short time at Nationwide Insurance before enrolling in Catholic University, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree and worked as an attorney with the U.S. Treasury’s Internal Revenue Service as an administrative tax attorney. To this union was born their beloved son, Kelby.

Malcolm and Annette were involved in many groups and organizations and their civic contributions helped make society better for all people. Malcolm was involved in the Largo Civic Association, which laid the foundation for having a branch of the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System. He remained active in church activities and was ordained as a deacon at the Landover Hills Baptist Church, in Landover Hillis, Maryland. While a member at Landover Hills, he (and Annette) joined The Gideons International, where he served in several positions at the local, state, and international cabinet levels. While affiliated with The Gideons, he travelled nationally, and worldwide including Spain, The Netherlands, France, India, and Norway. He distributed the Word of God and helped various Gideon camps modernize operations and headquarters to incorporate cultural changes when supporting national organizations. Malcolm and Annette (and later their son Kelby) were both founding event planners for The Fifth Congressional District’s annual Black History Month program that draws well over 1,000 attendees and will mark the 42nd event in 2023.

In 1997, after reviewing the evening mail, he came across an advertisement for a new housing development in Calvert County. He and Annette visited homes in Chesapeake Beach. Before moving to Chesapeake Beach in 1999, Malcolm and Annette joined Bayside Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon until 2015, when he and Annette moved to Asbury Solomons. They picked the perfect place, overlooking the Patuxent River, a dream of Annette’s, to have a home “on the water”. She finally got it! Unfortunately, Annette left us on July 30, 2016, to live in the Presence of The Lord. Malcolm’s grief weighed heavily but he ultimately returned to his civic duties resuming his dedication to community service. His engagement included membership and service with the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Closing the Gap Coalition, League of Women Voters, and Concerned Black Men. Malcom’s leadership was sought for numerous other organizations as he served on the Calvert Health Hospital Board and the Maryland State Board of Elections, where he served as Vice Chairman. He was approached and accepted a post to serve Asbury residents as a community representative from Solomons.

On Tuesday morning, July 26, after not being able to reach Malcolm on the phone, Kelby went to visit and unexpectedly learned Malcolm had departed to join Annette, where they both now forever live in the Presence of The Lord. While this is difficult in the short term of our lives, our promise of Redemption is reunion. Malcolm was preceded in death by his brother Langston (Courtney). Continuing the legacy of Malcolm (and Annette) are their son Kelby, brother Charles Funn, sisters in law, Carolyn Jones Gray and Nancy Walton Jones. Niece LaMarr Funn, nephews Kyle (Nadia) and Kristopher (Paige), nephews Raymond Gray, Marshall Jones, Jr., Eric Gray (Jacinta) and niece LaTia Jones; great nieces and nephews Princess Lawrence, N. Jay Burton, Trinity Burton, Aidan Funn, Evan Funn, Ray Nehemiah Gray, Dionte Gray, Brandon Gray, Shekinah Wayne (James), Shemariah Pugh (Jordan), Alyssa Gray and Breyanna Burney. To the nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces, he is forever Uncle Mac! Two aunts continue to provide comfort to the family, Martha Jones Lee and Sheila Jones Lewis Oats (Bruce). Thankfully, we acknowledge a host of additional relatives, friends, and colleagues.

Malcolm and Annette, together forever; reunited, and it feels so good!

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to:
The Gideons International Living Memorial Bible Plan,
in memory of Malcolm Funn
https://www.sendtheword.org

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Visitation

Tuesday

9

Aug

10:00 AM 8/9/2022 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 8/9/2022 12:00:00 PM
Chesapeake Church

6201 Solomons Island Road
Huntingtown, MD 20639

Face masks are required

Chesapeake Church
6201 Solomons Island Road Huntingtown 20639 MD
United States

Service

Tuesday

9

Aug

12:00 PM 8/9/2022 12:00:00 PM
Chesapeake Church

6201 Solomons Island Road
Huntingtown, MD 20639

Face masks are required

Chesapeake Church
6201 Solomons Island Road Huntingtown 20639 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Tuesday

9

Aug

2:00 PM 8/9/2022 2:00:00 PM
Sewell Memorial Gardens

134 Tobacco Ridge Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Memorial Gardens
134 Tobacco Ridge Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States
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