Friday, January 31, 2014

remembering Sylvester Randolph Burrows Sr.. father of Bloomingdale resident and ANC 5E Commissioner Wanda Foster

Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:36:51 -0500
Subject: Fwd: Remembering Sylvester Randolph Burrows Sr.

Please share with neighbors the announcements below of the passing of Mr. Sylvester Burrows, father of Commissioner Wanda Foster and our Bloomingdale neighbor. Mr. Burrows was a life long Washingtonian and a well loved long time resident of the 100 block of Randolph Place, NW. He was also a member of the Bloomingdale Civic Association. Mr. Burrows and his wife could often be found "stoop sitting" on their block, in fact, they were stoop sitting the day they became the first Bloomingdale residents I met when I was deciding whether to buy my house. Mr. Burrows' presence and wisdom will be missed but his spirit will live on through his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
During this difficult time, if you have pressing neighborhood related concerns that would normally require a response from Commissioner Foster, please understand that she may require additional time to respond. You may also cc me or one of the other Bloomingdale Commissioners (Dianne Barnes and Mark Mueller) for assistance.
Teri Janine Quinn
President, Bloomingdale Civic Association
                                    HOMEGOING ANNOUNCEMENT
5/21/21 - 1/26/14
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and He delights in his way.
(Psalm 37:23)
At 92 years of age, our faithful brother-in-Christ, Sylvester Burrows, peacefully transitioned from his earthly tabernacle to his Heavenly Home into the Divine Presence of his Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. Sylvester has lived a long and satisfying life as was promised in Psalm 91:16, "With long life did God satisfy him, and show him His salvation." At age 90, Sylvester was awarded in June 2012 with the Congressional Medal of Honor for the First African American U. S. Marine of Montfort Point.
Sylvester leaves to cherish their precious memories his loving wife Lynell Burrows and children. Psalm 127:3-5 reads, "Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them;" Please keep the Burrows family lifted in prayer
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Viewing 10-11 AM Service 11:00
Rhema Christian Center
1835 Michigan Avenue
Washington, DC 20002
Sylvester will lie in State at Arlington Cemetery with full Honors and Salute at a later date
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From: wanda foster <>
Date: Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 1:52 AM
Subject: Fwd: Remembering Sylvester Randolph Burrows Sr.

It is with great sadness that I bring to you th news of my dad's passing.
We will truly miss him and his dedicated service to Jesus Christ, his famiy and loved ones. We are comforted by knowing that even in our mourning we can offer God the praise described in 1 Peter 1:3: "Praise

See these two related articles passed along by Teri Janine Quinn:

Congress honors aging African-American Marines with medal

McClatchy NewspapersJune 27, 2012 

Friday, Mar 02, 2012      Publication: Pentagram

Veteran Marines Share Their Historical Legacy

by Sophia E. Piellusch, H&S Bn. HQMC, JBM-HH, Public Affairs

Read more here:

1 comment:

  1. So sorry to hear of your Loss Wanda! My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours!