Robert E. Evans Funeral Home

16000 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD


Daryl Hairston

November 6, 1975March 12, 2020
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Daryl Hairston, food and beverage hospitality manager, of Bowie, Maryland, passed away in the hospital on March 12, 2020 due to complications from pulmonary illness. He was 44 years old. His funeral service will be held Thursday, March 26 at 11 am (Visitation beginning at 9 am) at Robert E. Evans Funeral Home in Bowie, Maryland.

Son, brother, cousin, uncle, and dear friend, Daryl was born on November 6, 1975 in Silver Spring, Maryland to Carol Diane Hairston. Raised in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, he attended Montgomery County Public Schools. He was a member of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Springbrook High School.

Daryl was preceded in death by his mother, Diane, and grandparents, Freddy and Lilly Mae Cook. He is loved and remembered by his parents, Ernest and Mencie Hairston; sisters, Darlene Jackson (Tony), Mayumi Escalante (Julio), Malaya Chatman (Lindbergh), and Tala DiPasquale (Jeff); aunt Brenda Cook and cousins Tawnya Artisst-Anderson (Nikolas) and Kevin Artisst; aunt Barbara Cook and cousins Reginald Harvey, Eric Harvey (Tameka), and Alan Harvey; and nine nieces and nephews.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 26, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 26, 2020


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Darlene Jackson

April 1, 2020



Darlene Jackson

April 1, 2020

Hi baby brother, I loved you the day I learned you were going to be my sibling. You will always be my toys R is kid. I much appreciate the angels that surrounded you throughout the years. I love you and I am going to miss you.

Wendy Probst

March 30, 2020

I first met Daryl pokemoning around Bowie! We became great friends and went to eat, shopping and just sat and talked for Hours. He was easy to talk too and was the most honorable man I ever met.
My husband loved Daryl as well! And anytime I said I was going pokemoning with Daryl, my other boyfriend, he would just say to tell him hello.
I just found out about his passing today, and was so sorry to hear about it, that my heart is broken.
My condolences to his family, who he talked about all the time, and to all the friends who has lost a beautiful soul.
I know one thing, there is another Angel in Heaven watching over Us, as Daryl was the kindest soul I had ever met and he gave great hugs.
Where was he buried? I would love to pay my respects.

Brandon & Cristina Chin

March 30, 2020

Daryl was a great friend. Supportive, and always had great advice. He was always willing to help people. I'll never forget our pokemon go adventures. You will be missed. Our condolences to your family and loved ones.

Jacqueline Deas

March 26, 2020

John and I express our condolences in the passing of Darryl. We know that he will be greatly missed in the family. He was a delight to be around. He became the “fix it” guy for many. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this journey of loss. We trust that God will provide you the comfort and peace that you need in the season.
John and Jackie Escalante Deas

Evelyn and Bobby Ramiro

March 26, 2020

Sending Our love and heartfelt condolences to the Hairston family. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. May the soul of Daryl Rest In Peace. ❤️🙏💐

Ernie & Mencie Hairston

March 25, 2020

We welcomed Daryl into our family when he was 24 years old after his mom, Diane, passed away. His charm, easy going manner, humor, and cheerful disposition were a counterpoint to the strong women in the family (and yes, even the dog was female).

Daryl was incredibly gifted. He was our family’s IT expert, electrician, plumber, and all-around handyman. He would often rescue us from our own technical and mechanical ineptness and botched DIY attempts. He was a protective brother to his four sisters, and doting uncle to his nephews and nieces. He loved food, but especially pork adobo over a bed of steaming jasmine rice. Our entire family will miss him terribly.

Donna Queen

March 25, 2020

My Condolences to the family of Darly I had the pleasure of working with him for years at the Redskins ,DC United,Statuim Armory & Many Concerts over the years. We shared many memories with our work family and I know you will truly be missed. R.I.H Darly ❤❤❤

Rosie Lopez

March 21, 2020

It broke my heart to hear that you passed. I always looked forward to our convos to the games when our teams played each other. Now, it won't be the same.
One of my favorite memories was when we had taken my niece Ana and her friend Patty to the movies. We had stopped by the dollar store to get them goodies and among them were those soda pop candies. I can't recall who opened it, but it spilled all over the floor, you grabbed Ana and I Patty and we ran.

Rest in peace my dear friend. With love, Rosie

Alice Marita Wilson

March 19, 2020

It is with sadness I write these words. I truly hate that it has been longer than I care to remember since I last saw you, but my memories of you and your beautiful smile, your caring for others, and yes how handsome you were, are very fresh in my mine. It's hard to understand why people are taken from us, but we can take comfort in knowing you were a special part of our family and will truly be missed. R.I.P. Nephew. Love Aunt Marita, Uncle David &family. 😥😘❤



I’m so lucky I got a big brother that I didn’t have to grow up with. Daryl and I were siblings with all the fun and friendship and none of the rivalry. He had always been Darlene’s baby brother and Kevin’s big cousin. He was so open to connecting with people and so generous with everything he ever had. He made room in his heart for me, too.

Daryl and I started hanging out when I was at the University of Maryland. He lived in Adelphi, close to campus. I hit him up one time and said I was hungry. He fixed me Hamburger Helper. He would meet me and Julio out at the bar for karaoke nights with my friends from work. I was underage, so he bought all my Shirley Temples - extra cherries.

He got me a part-time job where he worked in Silver Spring, often treating me to lunch. Big Brother came to the rescue whenever we called for help. He was in our wedding. He helped us move, both times. He fixed things we couldn’t figure out ourselves. He was so smart and so giving. And afterwards, he’d hang out and we’d watch sci-fi together. He was the same kind of cool as us - the nerdy kind.

4 years ago, he had a collapsed lung and a diabetes diagnosis that shocked us all. He mostly recovered but never got fully well again. There were several more hospitalizations, for pneumonia, blood clot in his lung, swelling in his legs and around his heart. We celebrated my birthday last month, and as much as he loved it, the party wore him out. He was weaker when we celebrated Dad’s birthday earlier this month.

Darlene spent Daryl’s last two days by his side, and she was with him when his heart stopped. While the doctors were trying to bring him back, I asked God to hold him up and bring him home to us, or to lift him up and bring him home to Him.

My prayer was answered. He's reunited with his mom and free of his body, which was failing him more and more every day. When I last saw him the night before he passed, he signed over and over that he was tired.

He's at rest. I got one last hangout with my brother and we said "I love you." We had many good times. I have many good memories. I'm grateful.

Mayumi Escalante