On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, while lying restfully at home, our Lord, in His infinite wisdom, lovingly and quietly guided RAYMOND SOLOMON to his place of eternal rest. He was born to the late Eugene and Mary Thorne Solomon on April 23, 1936, in Halifax County, North Carolina.
Raymond’s formal education was received in the Halifax County Public School System, and he attended the former Eastman High School in Enfield, North Carolina. He then enlisted in the United States Air Force on April 27, 1955, and served in the “Special Services Unit” until he retired with an honorable discharge on April 19, 1971, after sixteen years of dedicated, loyal service. He later studied Political Science and History at both Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia, and Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Raymond was active for many years with the Disabled American Veterans, and ultimately received the rank of Commander in 1997. During his time as Master Mason of the M.W. Zerubbabel Grand Lodge A.F. and A.M. of Maryland, Inc., he became the Noble Raymond Solomon.
Raymond enjoyed spending time with his family. In fact, one of his greatest highlights of the year was the annual Solomon Family Reunion.
Raymond leaves behind to forever cherish the precious memories of his life and love are his loving and devoted wife of twenty-three years, Rita, of Baltimore, MD; his daughter and only child, whom he adored, Lisa, of Suitland, MD; two grandchildren, Tanielle and Ariel; two great-grandchildren, Michelle and Makai; three sisters, Marcella (Charlie) of Waverly, VA, Aramenta of Baltimore, MD, and Claudine (Bruce) of Queens, NY; two other daughters and one son that he had the honor of gaining through his marriage, Shevette (Lamont) and their son, Lamont, Jr. of Baltimore, MD, and Danisa and her son, Charden all of Baltimore, MD, and Curtis (Dehlia) and their children, Jaden and Chanyah all of Pennsylvania; one brother-in-law, Tony (Marie) of Baltimore, MD; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Lee’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 8202 NC Highway 4, Littleton, NC. Rev. Will C. Tabron will deliver the eulogy, and burial will follow in the Solomon Family Cemetery, Littleton, NC. The body will repose at the funeral home on Friday, March 1, 2019, from 4:00 – 8:30 P.M.