Fort Lincoln Funeral Home & Cemetery

3401 Bladensburg RD, Brentwood, MD


Annette "MA MA" Townes

September 29, 1939March 18, 2020
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It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our loving mother Annette M. Townes (MaMa). Late evening March 18th the Lord gave our Angel her wings. We are left to celebrate a life well lived.

Service will be broadcast to www.AnnetteTownes.com


Annette "MA MA" Townes

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Naomi Adams

March 30, 2020

Dear Bjorn,

I was able to watch MaMa's service on Friday thanks to you all. I would have loved to have been there to support the family. I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mom. It is the hardest loss you will ever endure on this earth. I am hopeful that you and family will heal and keep living the life that she would have hoped for to be and spend time with her again. I know that Annette is one of the most loving and caring great Cousins that I have known in my lifetime. She was extremely special and God picked that delicate flower to bring her home. Please know that I am praying for you all daily and that you are going to get through this a day at a time. Love, time, and trust in God, will help you to be able to endure this major loss.

Please know that I am there for you if you need me for anything at all. Hopefully we can all get together to console each other soon.

Love, Peace & Blessings,
Cousin Naomi Adams

Patricia Shields

March 30, 2020


We little knew that day God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you. You did not go alone. For part of us went with you the day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories, your love is still our guide. And although we cannot see you you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same. But as God calls us one by one the chain will link again.

Sadly Your Dudley Family.

Otelia Simmons

March 30, 2020

Ms Annette was a blessing and was celebrated today.I hope we can learn from the life she lived.

Stacey Montgomery

March 30, 2020

Good morning Meri,
I just want you to know that the Zoom yesterday was THE MOST BEAUTIFUL way I could ever imagine! It was a perfect way to allow everyone to share sentiments with the family, while you and your family could hear and record it for a keepsake. I love you and your family and pray God continues to give you all comfort forevermore. The lovely countenance of your mom is all over you! You are an AMAZING Woman of God. Your life is like a tree planted by the River of Life sprinting forth Fruits of the Spirit of our Living God! You consistently show love, joy, self-control, kindness, peace, patience, goodness, gentleness and faithfulness! NEVER let the sour and bitter worms consume your fruit to the point you are no longer able to let your beautiful light shine! You are as AMAZING as you are because it's the God in You! You can do all things through Christ Who strengthens you. Having this opportunity to get to know your mom makes MERI make sense. NOW I FULLY understand WHY you are the way that you are. You are the carefully planted, nurtured and loved seed of an one of God's most precious and special ANGELS! You were created to be a light and darkness cannot remain in light. THAT is what you are called to do... KEEP SHINING MERI. Your mom filled your life with the God's teachings and you so BEAUTIFULLY walk out the calling on your life in ALL that you do.

🥰I love you❣️
Stacey Montgomery

Jeremiah Townes

March 30, 2020

She was our Angel, my soul for real! Everything wrapped into one Father, Mother, Prayer Warrior, biggest fan, Man I'm gonna miss her but don't you cry one tear ya hear?

This is a celebration of life. Even though her life was filled with adversity and strife. She made it all seem like a gentle breeze. Eighty years of sacrifice, love, joy, peace, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness these were her super powers and 90% of the time she was wearing her super suit. So super duped I was thinking she was invincible. Her best super power was to see right thru our faults and loved us anyway.

Super power #2 was her commitment to her God and family. You couldn't tell her there wasn't a God in heaven watching over us all. She prayed for not just us but for our community, country and world daily. Incredible you still left behind 4 others who look just like you.

Super power #3, the devil could never see. We left late but we always made it to church on time. We studied your ways and worked on passing your legacy to our chosen few and wouldn't you know it too they look and sound just like you. I'm reminded every time I see them what you started and sacrificed on all our behaves.

Missing you and all the things we used to do, I can't be mad that you are gone. I know that heaven is your home. And you see that throne, sing with the Angel's sing that song. I know that your happy you've been waiting so long, but I wish I could hear your voice on the phone.

I can't say that I lost you cause I know where you are still right here in my heart even though you're very far. One day you'll be praising God and I'll be assisting you, but until then I'll be right here on earth missing you.

Jean Bradley

March 30, 2020

Mama had a wonderful celebration. She would have loved seeing her grandchildren. They are all special. I will forever miss MY friend!! I was so sorry I couldn't be there. I will always continue to pray for her family. Please don't forget Ms B💕💕💕

Marvin Bogans

March 30, 2020

Beautiful send off for a wonderful woman! I was particularly touched by your Brothers’ tribute. You guys honored your Mother so good, I’m 100% certain she’s smiling down upon you all. I’m deeply sorry for your loss my dear friend. My prayers are with you and your entire family during what are obviously a difficult day.

Erik Robinson

March 30, 2020

Always and forever
Never will I forget
Nobody can replace you
Everyday I wake up thinking
Today I’m gonna hear your voice
Tomorrow I will probably feel the same
Eventually we will be together again.

LaChanda Green

March 30, 2020

My prayers and condolences go out to the family. Ms. Townes was a real gem. She was such a lovely, encouraging, and supportive person. I will miss her.

Valerie Young

March 30, 2020

Hold on to your memories, they will take you far.


It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our loving mother Annette M. Townes (MaMa).
Late evening March 18th the Lord gave our Angel her wings. We are left to celebrate a life well lived.

Service will be broadcast to www.AnnetteTownes.com