OBITUARY

Larry Donnell Hutchings

18 October, 195224 March, 2021

On March 24, 2021 Larry Donnell Hutchings passed away; He was the beloved husband of Carolyn Hutchings; devoted father of Tamika Hutchings-Matthews and her husband Lamont Matthews and Lawrence Hutchings; loving grandfather of Israel, Saniah, and Emery; dear brother of Shirley Hawkins and her husband Martin Hawkins, John Hutchings and his wife Shirley Hutchings, Albert Hutchings; son-in-law of Evelyn Zollicoffer; brother-in- law of Thurman Zollicoffer and his wife Carol Zollicoffer, and Thelma Zollicoffer; Uncle of Patience Hutchings, Melissa Hawkins, Doris Rivera (Angel), Charlene Jacocks (Ray), Angela Davis (Glenn), Sharmin (Aaron), his Godson Thurman Zollicoffer, III, and Martin Hawkins, Jr. and his wife Rosalind; also survived by a host of grandnieces, grandnephews and friends.

Relatives and friends may gather at Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air, Inc. 610 W. MacPhail Rd. Bel Air, MD 21014 on Saturday from 11 AM to 11:30 AM at which time the Memorial Service will begin. Interment private. Online tributes may be left at www.schimunekfuneralhomes.com

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Joanne Frisby-Floyd

24 April 2021

Larry and I grew up together on Cheney Road in Woodstown, NJ. I was so young when I met him that I don’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t know him. He was truly like a brother to me. In fact, I confided more in him than my actual brother because he was so easy and trustworthy. In school, Larry was seen as so handsome and popular, but to me he was just my buddy and best friend. After graduation, we lost touch when he went off to Morgan State and I went off to Rutgers, but whenever I returned home for the odd funeral or gathering, we would instantly reconnect. I ache to know that he is gone, but I am comforted by knowing that he was truly loved by his beautiful wife and children, it was so obvious to anyone seeing them together.RIP, my friend until we meet again.

Michele Beasley-Parrish

10 April 2021

My dearest friend Carolyn. Oh how I know your pain oh too well.
My first memory of Larry is when I returned home from Germany in time to attend your wedding. He was all smiles seeing you so beautiful. He was and still is the love of your life. You introduced me and he welcomed me into his circle enough to take on being the Godfather of Nichole as you were already her Godmother. You are such a wonderful couple and a better friend. I love you Carolyn and I and your Eastern High ladies will be here for you and the family. My heartfelt sympathy to you, but things will ease up in time, but take your time. Love Michele

Richard Jones

10 April 2021

As a very young man growing up on “ Cheney rd”, I was fortunate to have many positive role models. Larry was near the top of that list. I idolized his confidence and athletic ability. I fondly remember catching football passes from him and learning to field a baseball. I felt special when he allowed me to help him move his belongings to Maryland as he started the most important new chapter of his life. My family and I wish as much comfort as possible in their time of grief and celebration.

ANTHONY McPHAIL

3 April 2021

TO THE HUTCHINGS FAMILY:
The Brothers of Tau Alpha Upsilon Fraternity, Inc. express our deepest sympathy and condolences for the lost of your loved one, Larry Donnell Hutchings. Larry was a member of our brotherhood starting in 1973 at Alpha Chapter, Morgan State University. Larry was a Brother who always had a smile on his face and always stood ready to help in any manner necessary.
REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY GOOD BROTHER!!!

Sarah Hall

2 April 2021

Wayde and I were so sorry to hear about your loss. We hadn't been in touch with Larry for a long time. When we were children we would see each other doing the summers when the families would get together at our grandmothers home. We (Shirley, Johnny, Albert, Larry, my brother Bobby and myself had such a good time. We all grew up and lost touch with each other. I know he will be missed. I will always remember that beautiful smile. May you all be blessed and know we are thinking about you all. We send our love.

Wayde and Sarah (Pokey) Hall

Melissa Hawkins

29 March 2021

My fondest memory of Uncle Larry is when Uncle Larry, Uncle Johnnie, Aunt Carolyn, Uncle Albert basically the whole family came down to Texas for brother/sister weekend. One morning my mom (Shirley Hawkins) his sister, was preparing breakfast and I asked her a question and she responded. My Uncle Larry immediately said to me "Baby, you gonna let your mother talk to you like that?" I said "Huh what do you mean?" He said "Your mom just called you a dummy. You gonna let her talk to you like that?" Immediately my brain began to work and I realized that my mother had responded to me like that my whole life. I never knew she was calling me a dummy and I was 30 years old.
It was moments like this when Uncle Larry's realness (in telling me that I was being called a dummy and was dumb for not knowing that) but also his compassion (for calling me baby before he also told me that I was dumb) was something that I had missed all my life. When I talk to people and tell them the truth it hurts their feelings. But when he talks to people and tells them the truth they have no idea what he said should hurt their feelings because he was everyone's friend.

Juanita Singletary - Jones

29 March 2021

Carolyn and Family
It was with great sadness that we learned of your husband's passing. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories of your husband to forever hold in your heart.

Thinking of you during this time.
Jim Jones and Juanita Singletary Jones

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