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We recognize that any loss in our community impacts our entire community. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost loved ones.

With family approval, the Office of Human Resources will be notifying the Morgan community via email of the passing of current employees and retirees. All familial losses of current employees will be memorialized on this bereavement page. Employees, retirees, and friends of MSU who have lost a loved one should complete this bereavement form and we'll post updates to the page.

Employees experiencing grief are encouraged to utilize our EAP program.  

Mr. Walter Bryan Sr. 

Mr. Walter Bryan Sr. was the father of Andre Bryan who works in the IT Department.

Viewing & Service

September 7th, 2023
10:00 am, Viewing
11:00 am, Funeral Service
First Christian Community Church of Annapolis
1800 Hall Brown Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21401

To send cards & flowers, please visit HERE.

Mr. Quilton Willis

Mr. Willis was a Locksmith in the Residence Life department. He has worked for the University since 1988.

Monday, July 31st, 2023, 4-7 pm
Calvin B. Scruggs Funeral Home
1412 Preston Street Baltimore, MD 21213
Wake & Service
Tuesday, August 1, 2023
10:00 am, Wake
10:30 am, Funeral Service
Calvin B. Scruggs Funeral Home
1412 Preston Street Baltimore, MD 21213

Condolences may be sent to:
James Thomas
c/o MSU Physical Plant
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, MD 21251

Mrs. Brenda Roscoe-Mackall

Mrs. Roscoe-Mackall was the sister of Glenn Roscoe in the Procurement Department.

Public Viewing:
Monday, July 17, 2023
4 pm - 7 pm
Vaughn Greene Funeral Services
8728 Liberty Road
Randallstown, MD 21133

Homegoing Service:
Tuesday, July 18, 2023
10 - 10:30 am, Wake
10:30 am, Service
Vaughn Greene Funeral Services
8728 Liberty Road
Randallstown, MD 21133

Mr. Kenneth Ellis

Mr. Ellis was the former Director of the Physical Plant Department.  He retired on July 1, 2014.

Homegoing Service:
Saturday, July 8, 2023
10 - 11 am, Viewing
11 am, Service
Ames United Methodist Church
112 Baltimore Pike (Rt. 1)
Bel Air, MD 21014

Pastor Mark Nolan (Officiating)
New Hope Baptist Church

Condolences may be sent to:
Mrs. Nora E. Ellis
2509 Jerusalem Road
Joppa, MD 21085

Ms. Betty Herman

Ms. Herman is the mother of LaMont Daniel.

Service details are still to come.

Ms. Lavern Woodland

Ms. Woodland was an Administrative Assistant in the Telecommunications Department for thirty-seven years.

Friday, May 19, 2023, 3:30-7 pm
March Funeral Homes-West
4300 Wabash Ave. 
Baltimore, MD 21215
Wake & Service
Saturday, May 20, 2023
9:30 - 10 am, Wake
10 am, Service
St. Peter Claver & St. Pius V Church
1526 N. Freemont Ave. 21217

Condolences may be sent to:
Jabari Sei Whyee
C/O Kathy Woodland Outlaw
9730 Eustice Rd. Randallstown, MD 21233

Mr. Leroy Whitehead

Mr. Whitehead was a Service Worker in the Physical Plant Department for twenty-four years. He retired in August 2016.

Viewing & Funeral
Thursday, May 11, 2023, from 4 PM-7 PM (Viewing)
Friday, May 12, 2023, at 10:30 AM (Funeral)
Chatman-Harris Funeral Home East
4210 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 21206

Condolences may be sent to:
Ms. Tammy Whitehead
1770 East North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21213

Terri Sheppard Njau

Terri Sheppard Njau is the wife of Mr. Charles Njau

Memorial Service
April 15th at 10 AM
St. Matthew Catholic Church
5401 Loch Raven Blvd, 
Baltimore, MD 21239
She will be interred on April 22,  12:00 PM at
3078 Flat Rock Road
Kershaw SC 29067

Condolences may be sent to:
1638 Northwick Road
Baltimore MD 21218

Mr. Royce Sampson

Mr. Royce Sampson is the father of Dr. Sophia Jacobs and Grandfather of Tiffany Jacobs.

April 8th at 12 pm
Viewing at 11 am prior to the service.
Scott's United Methodist Church
3748 Main Street Trappe, MD 21673

Condolences may be sent to:
Sophia Jacobs
4220 Colonial Road Pikesville MD 21208

Helen Hicks

Ms. Helen Hicks is the mother of Marvin Hicks. 

Viewing & Funeral

April 5th, 10 a.m (Viewing)
April 6th, 11 am (Funeral)
Scott's Funeral Home
115 E. Brookland Park Blvd. Richmond, VA 23222

Obituary can be read HERE

Ms. Cattie Ruth Chisholm

Ms. Cattie was a housekeeper in the Physical Plant Department for twenty-five years. She retired in January of 2000. We appreciate her service to the University.

Viewing & Funeral
March 29th, 4:30-6:30 pm (Viewing)
March 30th, 12 pm (Funeral)
March Funeral Home
1101 E. North Ave. Baltimore, MD 21202

Condolences may be sent to:
Willie Stevenson 
718 Richwood Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21212

Michael O. Thomas

Michael has been a Groundskeeper in the Physical Plant Department since November of 2017. We appreciate his service to the University.

March 23rd at 11 am
MacNabb Funeral Home
301 Frederick Rd. Catonsville MD, 21228

Audrey Burrell

Audrey is the aunt of Alvin Simon

March 20th (Viewing) 5-8 pm
March 21st at 9 am (Wake) & 9:30 am (Funeral)
Wylie Funeral Home
701 N Mount Street
Baltimore, MD 21217

The Family would like to thank those who have shown sympathy and given their condolence!

Reverend Doctor James Fuller

Dr. Fuller is the father of Julian Fuller

March 17th (Viewing) 4-7 pm
March 18th at 10 am (Wake) & 11 am (Funeral)
New Hope Baptist Church
850 Harlem Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Condolences may be sent to:
Ruth Fuller
850 Harlem Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Khiree D. Austin

Khiree was the grandson of Teresa Felton.

March 24, 2023 10a.m.
Victory House Worship Center.
1063 W. Fayette St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21223


Condolences may be sent to:
Teresa Felton
4029 Greenmount Ave.
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Mr. George C. Atukpawu

Viewing & Funeral
March 11th at 10 am (Viewing) & 11 am (Funeral)
March Tribute Center
5616 Old Court Rd
Windsor Mill, MD 21244

Immediately after the burial ceremony at King Memorial Park
Ibis Lounge
6014 Hartford Rd
Baltimore, MD 21214

Condolences may be sent to:
17 Debonair Ct.
Apt A1
Parkville, MD 21234

George came to Morgan State University from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. He joined the Restricted Funds Accounting Office (RFA) team as a Grant Accountant in May of 2006. He worked with many faculty and staff across the University over the past 17 years. Dear George, may you rest in peace. Keeping his family, friends, and MSU family lifted in prayer.

Mr. James Strickland, 3rd

He passed away at 25 years of age. He was the son of Mr. James Strickland, Jr., a member of the Morgan BearTransit Team, and nephew of Ms. Stacey L. Benn in the Office of the President.

Public Viewing
Monday, March 6, 2023
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m
Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Home
4905 York Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21212

Celebration of Life
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Wake - 10:30 a.m.
Service - 11:00 a.m.
Southern Baptist Church
1701 N. Chester Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21213
(masks are required)

William Corley

He was the beloved father of Markeda Corley, Conduct Officer in the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

Public Viewing & Funeral
March 4th at 10 am (Viewing) & 11 am (Funeral)
Mckendree United Methodist Church
2421 Lawrence ST NE
Washington, DC 20018
Condolences may be sent to:
Markeda Noelle Corley
3054 Monroe ST NE
Washington DC, 20018

Deaconess Pauline Nickens Carter

She was the beloved mother of Senator Joan Carter Conway.

Deaconess Carter passed on Thursday, February 23, 2023.  Services will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Sharon Baptist Church in Weems, Virginia.  The family will receive friends on Friday, March 3, 2023 at the church from 5 – 7 p.m.  We all know the very close mother/daughter bond that existed between Senator Conway and her mother, and know that this is a time of bereavement for the family.

The Morgan State University Family extends its arms from far and near around the Carter family, and is holding them up in thought and prayers during this time of loss.

Tracy L Teal and Deborah Teal-Gibson

They were the Sister (Tracy) and Mother (Deborah) of Octavia Teal
Services were held on January 3 & 25 at Joseph H Brown Funeral Home, 2140 N Fulton Avenue, Baltimore.