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VINCENT E. RAWLINGS, SR.

October 1, 1938 November 25, 2011
VINCENT E. RAWLINGS, SR.
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Vincent Eugene Rawlings, Sr., known to all as “Big Ben”, was born on October 1, 1938 to the late Stanley, Sr. and Zelma Rawlings. He was the fourth of fourteen children. He departed this life on Friday, November 25, 2011 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He resided and attended school in Calvert County, Maryland. Vincent was a retired amputee who had worked as a farmer and later in construction. On January 16, 1974 he was married to Annie Rawlings. From this union they were blessed with five children. He will be remembered for his laughter and the way he made others laugh, especially his grandchildren. Ben loved the game of baseball and enjoyed going to the Owings Eagles baseball game and watching his western television movies. He is preceded in death by his son Vincent Rawlings, Jr. He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Annie Rawlings; five daughters and three sons-in-law, Hope Rawlings, Consernetta Rawlings-Guy (Kristofer), Angela Smith (Lynn), Lori, and Faith Harris (Jesse); four sons and three daughters-in-law, Alston Rawlings (Felicia), Keith Rawlings (Terry), Gary Rawlings, Sr. (LaShawn), and Issac Rawlings; thirty-seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Stanley Rawlings, Jr., Vernon Rawlings (Darlene), George (Elsie), Sylvester Rawlings (Rose), Edward (deceased), MacDaniel Rawlings, Sr. (deceased); six sisters and two brothers-in-law, Landous Creek (Arthur), Mary Jane Hawkins, Zelma Holland (Jesse), Patsy Rawlings, Mildred Rawlings, Lorraine Reid (deceased); three brothers-in-law, Sherman Franklin, Jesse Franklin Sr., and Morris Moore; four sisters-in-law, Barbara Moore, Louise Franklin, Bertina Franklin, and Linda Franklin’ three honorary daughters, Charity Watkins, Zoe Rawlings and Melissa Smith; two god-daughters, Nichelle Sandy and Annie Franklie, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Additionally, a special cousin/buddy Steve Smith.

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

1

Dec

6:00 PM 12/1/2011 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/1/2011 8:00:00 PM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Visitation

Friday

2

Dec

10:00 AM 12/2/2011 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/2/2011 11:00:00 AM
Dunkirk Baptist Church

11275 Southern Maryland Boulevard
Dunkirk, MD 20754

Dunkirk Baptist Church
11275 Southern Maryland Boulevard Dunkirk 20754 MD
United States

Service

Friday

2

Dec

11:00 AM 12/2/2011 11:00:00 AM
Dunkirk Baptist Church

11275 Southern Maryland Boulevard
Dunkirk, MD 20754

Dunkirk Baptist Church
11275 Southern Maryland Boulevard Dunkirk 20754 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Moses Cemetery Final Resting Place

5445 Sands Road
Lothian, MD 20711

5445 Sands Road Lothian 20711 MD
United States
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