Robert E. Evans Funeral Home

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J.W. Studgeon, II

30 August, 197611 June, 2020

Affectionately known by his family and friends as J and JW , John William Studgeon II, the youngest of three children, was born on August 30, 1976 to Deacon John William Studgeon and Deaconess Willie Meda Studgeon.

From an early age, he was educated in the Prince George’s County Public School System in the state of Maryland. In 1998, he graduated from the University of Maryland College Park where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology. During his college years he began interning at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which served as the catalyst for his career in the intelligence/law enforcement community.

After serving in the FBI for eight years, he went on to work in the private sector with multiple agencies in the area of Homeland Security. In the private sector, JW honed and utilized his leadership skills rising in the ranks wherever he worked. He cared deeply for his teams and worked diligently to see each individual grow and perform at their best. JW’s gift of leadership and development was especially meaningful because of his relationship with Christ.

Under the faithful guidance of his parents and the First Baptist Church of Glenarden community, JW’s Christian identity was developed and nurtured and he gave his life to Christ at an early age. His gifts of servanthood and leadership were evident. He spent much of his time serving in multiple capacities from the Director of the Audio Visual Ministry to Young Adult Ministry Facilitator and Teacher, to serving as a member of the Armor Bearer Ministry. In 2008, his faith journey took him and his family to New Vision Church where he was ordained as a minister in 2011 under the pastorate of Reverend Ronald Crawford. Empowered to use his leadership skills, JW partnered and assisted with the start up of several new churches: Embassy Church in Denver, Redeemer City DC, and New Song in Washington DC. Following in his father’s footsteps, he too was certified as a visiting chaplain/minister at Washington Hospital Center. Most recently, he was in the process of becoming a chaplain to support fellow law enforcement personnel. Equipped with a passion for God’s word, the heart of a shepherd and the gift of encouragement, he desired to see people living out their God-given purpose.

In 1998, through a mutual friend, JW was introduced to his future bride, Anita. They courted for two years and got engaged in 2000. They were joined in holy matrimony on October 12, 2002. JW loved Anita so much that she was “fruitful” for a span of five years and they had three handsome boys: John III (Tre), Christopher and Matthew. Influenced by the wisdom and example of his parents, JW was a dedicated family man, who loved being a husband to his wife and a father to his sons. He assisted with coaching their soccer and basketball teams and loved a good game of ping pong! He was a stellar example of a man after God’s own heart to his sons and a servant and covering to his wife.

On June 11, 2020, at the age of 43, JW went home to be with the Lord. Survived by his wife Anita Studgeon and their children, John III (Tre), Christopher and Matthew, JW’s legacy and love will continue to live on in their hearts. He also leaves behind his mother Deaconess Willie Studgeon; sister, Lisa; brother, Marcus (Treacie); niece, LaTasha; nephew, Maddox; great nephew, Jeremy and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and other close-knit family and friends who will surely miss his light and love. He was preceded in death by his father Deacon John William Studgeon.

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD.” Jeremiah 17:7

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J.W. Studgeon, II

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Brien Beattie

July 2, 2020

John was a good boss and a fine man of integrity. He kept his word to me on more than one occasion and I respected him for it. I was terribly sad to hear today of his passing. I knew he had struggled with his health and it just so happened that I thought of him for the first time in awhile one day recently. Completely unbidden, I asked a colleague who might know, how John was doing. It turns out that was on June 11, when for some inexplicable reason John crossed my mind. I didn't know until today that was the day John passed from this world. I want to extend my deepest condolences to his wife, sons and mother, and all of his family and friends. I knew he was a good man and now that I have read the wonderful obituary I can understand where that goodness came from.

Betty Steward

June 26, 2020

Willie and family you have my sincere condolences. Hopefully, your memories of John will help sustain you at this time. Miss you

Reginald Watkins

June 25, 2020

Jay was the first Director I served under in the Audio/Video Ministry at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden. My memories of him was that of a gentle giant. He was very cool and embraced all of the A/V members and always had positive words no matter the situation. I will always remember him because he took time to reach out and minister to me even when I was unaware of what he was doing. Throughout the years when he visited FBCG, he always spoke and recognized as if he never left. He will be missed, but truly a child of God that completed his mission; a great man, and one I will always appreciate as a brother.

Jenny Stone

June 24, 2020

To John’s family: I am so sorry for your loss. I know John through our time working together. John was someone you could always count on and was a great mentor and teacher to all. Even in our fast paced often stressful work environment, every time John and I would meet, the first thing he would do is ask about my family and share stories about his boys. There was never a doubt about his priorities and values - he was such a proud and devoted father and you all mean the world to him.

Kerry Thomas

June 24, 2020

I consider myself very fortunate to have known and worked with JW from the earliest days of DHS. A great colleague and an even better person - he will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Mike Judge

June 24, 2020

I was very fortunate to have worked with John at CENTRA Technology. I am so sorry to hear about his passing as I remember him to be one of the best individuals I have worked with. He was thoughtful, collaborative, smart, and most of all, upbeat. I sincerely wish the family and close friends all the best in this terrible time. He left a positive impact on so many people.

Jill Adams

June 22, 2020

Mrs. Studgeon, John, Christopher and Matthew,

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.


Wade Turner

June 22, 2020

Offering sincere condolences and prayers to the family - from a fellow CENTRA employee.

Bianca Costa Davis

June 20, 2020

RIP friend!
John will always have a special place in the hearts of everyone he worked with. He was wise beyond his years, a leader, mentor, champion and supporter to so many. Most of all, John was a strong Christian man who knew and loved Jesus. So I rest assured that one day, we will meet again.

My condolences to Anita, the boys, and all of the family and friends hurting.

Teresa Taylor

June 20, 2020

RIH my friend and colleague. You were a man with such a gentle spirit and calm demeanor. I enjoyed working with you. Thank you for the kind words when my stepson passed away, you were just a phone call away.

Prayers for your wife and family. John was truly a special person.