George E. Epps

George E. Epps

WHITE STONE—On Sunday, July 16, 2023, at Virginia Health Services in Kilmarnock, Mr. George E. Epps of White Stone was called home to be with the Lord, his mother, Mildred; father, Nathaniel; and two siblings, Roy and Mary Epps

A funeral service for Mr. Epps was held at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at the Mount Vernon Baptist Church in White Stone, with Rev. Booker Carter, officiating.

Mr. Epps was born on April 17, 1947, to the late Nathaniel and Mildred Epps of White Stone.

George joined Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and was baptized at an early age. His love for the Lord also led him to join the youth choir.

George received his education from A.T. Wright Elementary School and Morgan E. Morris Elementary School. He graduated from Brookvale High School in 1967. George loved playing sports in the neighborhood and especially loved playing baseball as a young man.

After high school, George moved to Philadelphia, Pa., briefly before moving to New York City. He later moved to Baltimore, Md., where he stayed with the Edwards family. While in Baltimore, George obtained his barber certificate and a certificate in psychology. George was a master of all trades and was well loved throughout the community, no matter where he lived.

George joined United Baptist Church in Baltimore, under the leadership of Rev. George Baderford. He later joined First Mount Olive Freewill Baptist Church also in Baltimore, under Bishop Oscar Brown Sr. George was the head usher and took his post very seriously. He was an active member of the Mount Vernon Baptist Church Helping Hands Club of Baltimore, where he assisted in raising funds to support his hometown church. During his stay in Baltimore, he also became a major Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens fan.

George worked for Harlem Healthcare and Rosewood State Hospital, where he was employed for over 20 years before retiring due to health issues. During this time, George moved back to his hometown of White Stone, to be close to his family and friends.

George leaves to cherish his precious memory, his siblings, brother, Donald Epps (Camellia) of San Diego, Calif., and two sisters, Blanche Yerby and Mildred (LuLu) Epps of White Stone; and one great aunt, Rosa Marie Jefferson of Baltimore.

George also leaves six nieces and nephews, Gregory Epps, Jeffrey Epps, Donna Epps, De’Andra Epps-Robins (James), Bryan Yerby and Tyrus Yerby; great nieces and nephews, Toriano, Nicolette, Saniesa, Myles, Tobias; two godchildren, Monte’ Boyd and Daryl Edwards; three devoted friends of over 60 years, Hilda Boyd-Taylor, Gloria Lee-Kenner and Brenda Turner; and the Ball family of Baltimore, as well as a host of extended family and loving friends.

Interment services were held at the Mount Vernon Baptist Church in White Stone.

Services of comfort and trust provided by the Berry O. Waddy Funeral Home, Lancaster, and Berry O. Waddy Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Burgess.