Dorothy Bankhead

Dorothy S. Bankhead

February 22, 1924 - December 16, 2019
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Dorothy Mae Lee Etta Stinson Bankhead, 95 years old, died Monday, December 16, 2019 at Capital Caring Hospice Care, peacefully in her sleep. Dottie loved her home in Fort Washington, Maryland and enjoyed her final days in the care of Sunrise Senior Living in Mount Vernon, Alexandria, Virginia.
She leaves behind her granddaughter Habeebah Qaasim Mazyck, grandsons Mansur Qaasim, Bashir Qaasim, Tariq Qaasim, six great grandchildren, brother Richard Stinson, and a host of caring nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Woodrow Warren Bankhead, her son Woodrow (Warren Qaasim) Bankhead, Jr., parents and siblings.

Dorothy was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on February 22, 1924 to Annie Colbert and William Stinson. She was the third youngest of at least ten children. She moved to Washington, DC in the early 1940’s with her sister Annie Mae Stinson Goins to pursue a career within the U.S. Federal Government. Dottie was a Procurement Analyst for the U.S. Navy and rose to the ranking of GS-13. Dottie retired at the age of fifty and pursued a career in real estate and completed a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland.

Dottie stayed active in her community through Fort Washington Christian Church and Fort Washington Baptist Church. She loved her community and enjoyed reading the bible, listening to gospel music, learning, intellectual discussions, competitive games of Bridge, shopping, and cooking.

Long known for her positive outlook on life, encouraging and sassy personality, Dottie will be missed dearly by her family, her close friends, and her community.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 11:00am
    Fort Washington Baptist Church
    11516 Fort Washington Road
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  • Interment

    Resurrection Cemetery
    8000 Woodyard Road
    Clinton, MD
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