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03/21/19 10:31 AM #572    


Jean Davis (Smith)

Good Morning Classmates,

Please send your love and prayers to LaVerne (Peaches) Patterson-Hill
on the passing of her mother Veronica Patterson Taylor.

The “Celebration of Life” will be:

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Life Changing Faith Christian Church

3235 Swann Road
Suitland, MD  20746

Viewing:  10 a.m.

Funeral Immediately Following

Love & Blessings,


“And ye now therefore have sorrow:  but I will see you again, and your
heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.” ~ John 16:22

03/22/19 08:53 AM #573    

Tonya Pettaway (Stewart)

Sending prayers of comfort to Laverne and family.

03/22/19 10:54 AM #574    

Sabrina Stewart

I am sending prayers of comfort to LaVerne and her family for the loss of her mother.   

03/22/19 11:04 AM #575    

Janice Boston (Wallace)

Sending prayers of comfort and peace to LaVerne and family. 🙏🏽

04/27/19 10:52 AM #576    

Sabrina Stewart

I would just like to take the time to thank Marion Woodfork (Simmons) for a job well done as the McKinley Tech Web Site Administrator.  You did a superb job and I wish you nothing but the best regarding whatever your future plans may be.   

I can only imagine how much time it takes from your personal schedule to maintain this wonderful web site so I want to thank Tonya Thompson and Charmaine Franklin for stepping up and assuming this role.

I may not be able to make it to many of the events leading up to our 40th Reunion, but I definitely plan to attend the Reunion dinner and dance and am looking forward to seeing all of you from the class of 79.

Continued blessings to all of you!





04/28/19 01:27 PM #577    


Pamela Nixon (Nixon-Mckisset)

Marion, Many thanks for all of effort and countless time of assisting me I'm sure the class of 79 with a new password for our Mckinley Web-Site. Job well done!!! May peace and blessing follow you throughout your journey!! You'll be missed, Many thanks.  

Thanks Charmaine and Tonya for taking the helm.  Many blessing to you both.



04/29/19 07:41 AM #578    


JoVonne Jones (Lane)

Good Morning

Marion thank you so much for all that you have done in maintaining this website.  You created something so needed for the class of 79.  Charmain and Tonya thank you 2 ladies for taking on this task.

  Much love Class of 79


04/29/19 01:59 PM #579    


Ricardo Fleming

Great job Marion! Sisters thanks for carrying the ball.

04/30/19 11:32 AM #580    


Bruce Holliday

Thanks for holding it down all these years Marion!

05/05/19 08:14 PM #581    


Charmaine Thrower (Franklin)

Marion -

I absolutely ditto everything that has been said... Your creation of this website allowed ALL of us to go back down memory lane ... to remember the road we have travelled ... to remember the teachers who helped us to get to this place ... to renew friendships and acquaintenances ... (and in some cases, to allow the past to stay in the past) ... and last but not least ... to weep over those who are no longer with us. THANK YOU!!!

And to Sabrina, Pam, JoVonne, Ricardo and Bruce ... thank you all so much for the vote of confidence!!! 

Tonya and I have HUGE shoes to fill!  When you think of us, please just whisper a prayer that God will orchestrate our efforts, our time and our eyesight smiley ...  so that we can do half as good a job as Marion did!

We love you!


05/05/19 09:01 PM #582    

Jed Dudley Worrell


You created and maintained, as Site Administrator, a website which has served as a portal from the present to the past keeping so many of us in touch and involved in one another’s lives. Generally, every past year becomes a souvenir which slowly fades away.   Now; however, our high school years and new memories of things experienced forty-years hence, will last a lifetime {forever}.  

Forever Grateful

Jed Dudley Worrell


05/06/19 03:22 AM #583    


Emmett Driggers

Greetings classmates, I send my condolences to all who have suffered such great losses of loved ones as listed on this site! Praying for one another is working for me. I also have great appreciation for “Ms. Marion’s“ priceless contribution to our class. Let’s holler sooner than later! Peace and Blessings Class! 

06/05/19 05:07 PM #584    


Charmaine Thrower (Franklin)

Happy 40th Anniversary Class of '79!!!

June 5, 1979 ... D.A.R. Constitution Hall

Whew ... The memories ... !!!!!


06/06/19 06:31 AM #585    


Rhonda Moore (Holder)

40 Years!!!!  McKinley Tech, Tech 79!!!  Happy Anniversary Classmates.

06/06/19 10:32 AM #586    


Pamela Nixon (Nixon-Mckisset)

Hip Hip Hooray, What a way to say Congratulations to us, the class of 1979!!!  June 5, 1979 "40" years and counting....May God continue to bless us all, and to those who have transition, with their spirit watching over all of US!  Thank you classmatesl for being apart of my life, that I will never forget!

In Solidarity for the Class of 1979

Pam Nixon

06/06/19 10:50 AM #587    


Debra Dansby (Smith)

WOW 40 years....GOD is Faithful! Congratulations classmates!

06/06/19 12:07 PM #588    


Kennetha Bolding

GOD is AWESOME - 40 yrs, continued blessings classmates!!!

06/07/19 06:11 PM #589    


Ricardo Fleming

McKinley Tech Tech! Now say that 40 times!!!

06/09/19 04:26 PM #590    


Wardell Howell Jr

so sorry i could not make anything so far.  looks like  a lot of fun was had at cookout/picnic!!!!  i will be at the october  party!!!  tech 79!!!!!!  see you guys soon. our class is lookin' great guys!!!!



08/06/19 11:32 PM #591    


Charmaine Thrower (Franklin)

Hello Class of '79 -

We recently learned that we've lost another one of our classmates.  Matthew Brinkley passed away on July 9, 2019.  I don't think I've seen him since we graduated.  

Rest in Heavenly Peace Matthew!



08/07/19 07:27 AM #592    


JoVonne Jones (Lane)

Rest in Peace, Matthew, R.I.P.

08/07/19 10:54 AM #593    


Bruce Holliday

Rest In Paradise Matthew

08/07/19 11:02 AM #594    


Ricardo Fleming

Rest in peace Mr Brinkley.

08/07/19 04:34 PM #595    


George Branch Jr

Rip Matthew Brinkley

08/08/19 07:44 AM #596    


Rhonda Moore (Holder)

Heavenly Peace.  RIP Matthew. 

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