Edgar Lee Chinn III, entered eternal rest on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Edgar affectionately called “Lee” or “Lee Lee” was born January 26, 1966, in Washington to the late Edgar L. Chinn Jr. and Effie H. Chinn (both deceased). Edgar accepted Christ at an early age at Tabernacle Baptist Church. He was very active in the Youth Fellowship at Tabernacle during his adolescent and young adult ages, while he obtained a firm foundation of God’s biblical principles. There he was a Deacon-in- training and a member of the renowned Tabernacle Echoes Choir. He was a faithful servant anytime he was called upon to serve his church. In his later years, he joined Zion Church in Landover Maryland, where he was a faithful member and on any given Sunday, his closest friends may have received a reminder call from him to “go to church.”

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On Wednesday March 1, 2017, the Lord called Alfred Reid Howard Jr. home. The beloved son of the late Marion Howard and Alfred R. Howard Sr. Born in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina on October 4, 1957, he received his education at Ahoskie High School. He later attended Elizabeth City State University and Electronic Institute of Technology to further his education. He then proceeded a career in computer engineering, retiring from L3 Services Company.


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Elliott Holly Ford was born in Washington, DC on May 7, 1940 and attended Roosevelt High School. He attended, and graduated from Central State University in Wilberforce, OH. He became a member of the Silver Spring (MD) Alumni Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity in 1979. Elliott later helped to charter the College Park/Sandy Spring (MD) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi.


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Derek Eugene Brown, son of Gilford and the late Margaret Brown, was born February 24, 1969 in New York City, New York. At the age of four, the family moved to Queens, NY. He was raised in a loving and supportive home where he learned the importance of family values and education.


As a child, Derek was a bright, optimistic persistent, self-motivated dreamer. By the age of eight, Derek knew he wanted to become an orthodontist. In 1984, Derek applied for and was accepted into the pre-med program at Hillcrest High School in Jamaica, NY.


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Retired Federal Personnel Manager and Educator was summoned by the Lord on Saturday, April 4, 2015. Ernest was the beloved husband of Lillian Y. Ingram. He also leaves to cherish his memories a daughter, Dr. Kindra J. Ingram, a son, Ernest O. Ingram Jr., six grandchildren: Yehuda, Yavella, Yanah (Pearl), Yitzchak, Daria and Chesed Ingram; three sisters, a brother and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 9 at Takoma Park Baptist Church, 635 Aspen Street, N.W., Washington, DC 200012 with the wake at 10 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to his grandchildren's educational fund, The Ingram Family Trust, P.O. Box 10875, Silver Spring, MD 20914.



It is with great sadness that the College Park-Sandy Spring Alumni of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. shares the passing of our beloved Brother Philip Ray Hall to the Chapter Invisible on Nov. 3, 2013.


Philip Ray Hall was born on August 16, 1926, in Catonsville, Md. to the late Roberta Nichols and Samuel Hall, Sr. "Ray" as he was known, was educated in the Catonsville and Baltimore City Public School Systems. He graduated from Frederick Douglas High School in 1944, and soon after moved to Pennsylvania where he attended Lincoln University for a year before being drafted into the Army during World War II.


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It is with great sadness that the College Park/Sandy Spring Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. shares the passing of our beloved Brother Joseph Fontaine Harris, Jr. Brother Harris was a 1949 initiate of the Epsilon Chapter at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. Brother Harris was a charter member of the Silver Spring (MD) Alumni Chapter and served as the Chartering Polemarch in 1972 and most recently a charter member of the College Park/Sandy Spring (MD) Alumni Chapter where he served as the Chartering Vice Polemarch.


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