Honoring Oramenta Newsome


Oramenta Newsome’s legacy of paving many paths of opportunity for Washington residents will continue to motivate and inspire us as we carry on her work.

Below are the specifics for the funeral, and the plans for a future memorial.

On Thursday, February 8, from 5 pm to 9 pm, there will be a visitation at Howell Funeral Home, 10220 Guilford Road, Jessup, MD, 20794.

On Friday, February 9, there will be a wake at 10 am followed by a memorial service at 11 am, both also at Howell Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, Oramenta’s family has requested that those who wish to make a donation in her memory do so by contributing to the American Cancer Society or to the DCPL Adult Literacy Fund (please specify “adult literacy” or in memory of Oramenta Newsome).

Then, sometime in the spring, LISC will be hosting a public gathering in Washington —an opportunity to share tributes and recollections, and learn about a memorial initiative in Oramenta’s honor that will be announced at the event. More details will be shared soon.

We are also cataloguing quotes and memories, so feel free to share those with Adiyah Buck (abuck@lisc.org)

Thank for your support. We appreciate the embrace of so many of Oramenta’s colleagues and friends during this difficult time.