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Raymond Herbert

July 11, 1926 September 18, 2009
Raymond Herbert
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Obituary for Raymond Herbert

Raymond Herbert (Chief) was born on July 11, 1926, to the late Lawrence and Mary Frances Herbert in Sunderland,Maryland. He departed this life on September 18, 2009, at the Washington Hospital Center.Raymond attended Chesapeake Beach Public Schools. At a young age, he worked as a farmer before enlistingin the U.S. Army in 1945 during World War II, and received a honorable discharge. In 1949, Raymond moved toWashington, DC where he worked as a construction worker, truck driver, and a security guard until his retirementin 1991.Raymond married the lovely, Landous M. Booth, June 3, 1961. Raymond and Landous were married for 48 years and from this union were born five children: Dexter, Deborah, Denise, Deana and Derrick. Raymond was a kind and loving husband and father who always encouraged his family to trust in God. He was highly devoted to his mother. Chief lived his life based on a positive set of values: Love one Another, Honor Your Mother and Father, and Treat Others How You Would Like to Be Treated.Raymond was a driven man of many talents and gifts. Once he set his mind on something, there wasn't a task that hecouldn't handle. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, reading, completing word search puzzles, tinkering and making peoplelaugh from his funny and corny jokes. He was affectionately called "Parr", "Chief" and "Policeman #1" by many who knewand loved him.He leaves to cherish with fond memories: His loving and devoted wife, Landous; six children: Shirlene Booth; DexterHerbert, Sr., (Melissa); Deborah Banks; Denise Herbert; Deana Herbert; Derrick Herbert (Darlene); two brothers,Lawrence Herbert, Jr., and Robert Chambers; ten grandchildren: Anthony Ellis, Michelle Fletcher, MichelleCrawford, Melissa Booth, Melinda Booth, Richard Booth, Jr., Dexter V. Herbert, Jr., Devon Banks-Moulden, DaleH. Banks, Jr., and Dominique Herbert; twelve great grandchildren: Anthony Ellis, Brian Fletcher, Sanai Williams,Fletcher Watson, Dale Booth, Danielle Booth, Donte Booth, Deonte Banks, Diamond Herbert, Daiyanna Herbert,Damaris Herbert , Monet Crawford and a host of other relatives and friends.His son Gregory Ellis and brothers Wayne Herbert and Russell Howe preceded him in death.

Cemetery:

2:00 pm at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery 11301 Crain Highway Cheltenham, MD 20623 (map/driving directions)

Visitation:

9:30 am to 11:00 am at Peace Baptist Church 712 18th St. NE Washington, DC 20002 on September 25, 2009 (map/driving directions)

Service:

11:00 am at Peace Baptist Church 712 18th St. NE Washington, DC 20002 on September 25, 2009 (map/driving directions)

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