Mrs. Bonita Kay Haney “Bonny” wife of ADM Cecil Haney – 2017


On Saturday, October 14, 2017.  Beloved wife of Cecil Haney; loving mother of Elizabeth, Thomas (Shervyse) and Joseph Haney.  She is also survived by her dear mother Freda Thompson; sister Penny Kriesch and niece Erin Burt; wonderful grandchildren TJ, Daniel, and Timothy; sisters-in-law Yvonne Coates and Yvette Morris (CV) and a host of other relatives and friends.  On Friday, October 27 visitation from 4 to 8 pm at the Borgwardt Funeral Home 4400 Powder Mill Road, Beltsville, MD.  On Saturday, October 28  at 11 a.m.service at Hillandale Baptist Church 2601 Powder Mill Rd. Adelphi, Maryland 20783.  Interment George Washington Cemetery in Adelphi, MD.  Arrangements by Borgwardt Funeral Home 301-937-1707.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc (

Mrs. Eulalee Maion Cordice Parham – 2017

Mrs. Eulalee Maion Cordice Parham – 2017

Mrs. Eulalee Marion Cordice Parham, the wife of the late Thomas David Parham Jr, – the Navy’s first African American Captain – passed away, July 24, 2017.

Called “a woman of faith, devoted wife and mother, and career art educator” in her obituary, Mrs. Parham was born Sept. 30, 1920 in Aurora, North Carolina. She and Capt. Parham were married for 55 years before he passed away in 2007. Here she is pictured with then Deputy Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Vice Adm. Melvin G. Williams as he hands her the national ensign during a memorial service in honor of Capt. Parham. Parham was the first black man to achieve the rank of captain in the United States Navy.

During Capt. Parham’s distinguished years of service, he received 14 personal decorations including the Legion of Merit and the Meritorious Service Medal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Cory Rose/RELEASED)

Ms. Lily Thompson – 2016

Ms. Lily Thompson – 2016

Lily Ann Thompson July 25, 1923 – Oct. 31, 2016 Resident of Oakland Lily Ann Thompson passed away on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 at Kaiser Hospital Oakland following a brief illness. She was born in Oakland, California on July 25, 1923. She was the oldest of three children born to Ethel and Emile Aubert. She married Hadwick A Thompson on October 6, 1943 at St Columba Catholic Church in Berkeley. They raised three children, Hadwick C, Michele and Emile. Lily worked for the Dept. of Defense for over 42 years.

She spent forty of these years at the Oakland Naval Hospital first as a Medical Records Technician and later as the Quality Assurance Officer until her retirement. She returned as a Red Cross volunteer and served as chief of station until the hospital was closed. During her tenure her husband would be hospitalized there during WWII and later her son, Hadwick during the Vietnam War. After her retirement, she and her husband enjoyed traveling from Europe to the Orient and various locations in the US. They were both very active in the Oakland Chinatown Lions, National Naval Officers Association, Pearl Harbor Survivors, and Navy League. She was an active member of the Children’s Hospital Cacao Branch and served as chairperson for over 15 years.

Lily was one of the last 2 surviving members of the “Mighty Few”. a social club founded in her teens. She loved life and her family and enjoyed being with her family and friends, volunteering, traveling and dancing. She never hesitated when it came to pitching in to help and always had a smile while doing it. Lily is survived by her children, Hadwick, Michele and Emile, her grandsons, Troy and Eric, her great granddaughter. Kaya Leilani and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hadwick A, her parents, Ethel and Emile Aubert, her sister Josephine Moise and infant brother, Emile. In the great circle of life Lily was born at the Fabiola Hospital which was later acquired as the Kaiser Oakland Hospital where she passed away. She remains a light in our hearts and memories. Services will be held at St Paschal Baylon Catholic Church at 3700 Dorisa Ave in Oakland at 11:00 AM with grave side services immediately following at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 26320 Mission Blvd, Hayward, CA. Repass will follow in St Paschal’s Parish Hall. C. P. Bannon Mortuary (510) 632-1011 –

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