Obituary

Patricia Anne Rogers Cardwell entered eternal rest on February 8, 2017. She was born on November 11, 1946 in Englewood, NJ to Mary Francis Smith Rogers & Raymond Rogers (both deceased). She was preceded in death by her brother, Romaine Rogers.

Patricia graduated from Dwight Morrow High School, Englewood, NJ 1965. She was employed as a Long Distance Operator for New Jersey Bell Telephone Company from 1965-1970. She moved to Washington, DC in 1970 where she met and married Daniel Ray Cardwell Sr. from 1980 – 1993.They had two beautiful children together, Danielle and Dan Jr. She later became a resident of Hyattsville, MD where she lived for 29 years. She was employed by the Federal Communications Commission for 36 years and held various positions such as Paralegal Specialist, Administrative Management Specialist and Deputy Assistant Bureau Chief for Management & Resources Staff until retiring in 2013.

Patricia was a member of Canaan Baptist Church in Washington, DC for 48 years. She served as Financial Secretary to the Canaan Baptist Church Flower Club from 2003-2005; Assistant Music Director with the Children's Choir of Caanan Baptist from 1986-1988; Assistant Girl Scout Leader of Caanan Baptist from 1989-1992; and Assisted Cub Scout Leader of Canaan Baptist from 1990- 1991. She loved being a grandmother and enjoyed reading to her grandchildren, taking them to the movies, taking them shopping, and spoiling them. Patricia loved traveling, watching the cooking channel, being a mother, and making people smile.

Patricia is survived by her devoted daughter, Danielle M. Cardwell-Oyola (Radmound); loving son, Daniel R. Cardwell, Jr.; grandson, Tariq Tolbert; two granddaughters, Jazsmine and Jhordin Anderson; three sisters: Francine Rogers, Debra Gardner (Jerome), and Elaine Thornhill; brother, Athmani Kumasi; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends