Jefferson Dudley*



Jefferson Dudley, affectionately known as “J.D.,” son of the late Jefferson and Edna (Robinson) Dudley was born May 14, 1941 in Washington, D.C. and died December 5, 2002 in Washington, D.C.

He was reared in historic LeDroit Park, and attended D.C. public schools, which included Mott Elementary, Banneker, Jr. High and McKinley Tech Senior High. He received his Certificate of Completion from Compton College, in Compton, California in 1964 majoring in human relations. In Washington, D.C. he completed two more years of academic study in physical education at Howard University.

His professional career included years of service for both the private and public sectors. Among his many activities included his employment at Maxwell Tillerson Pharmacy, the Peace Corps and the United States Postal Service.

In 1967 he moved to New York and worked as a Child Care Counselor at Hillcrest Center for Children, Pleasantville Cottage, and New York City Group Homes until returning home in 1978.

Upon returning to Washington, D.C., he worked on Capitol Hill as support staff in the House of Representatives until 1995.

J.D. was an avid music lover of jazz, blues, rock-n-roll and oldies but goodies. He attended musical festivals that he knew of throughout the United States. He loved discussing current events. Some of his favorite pastimes were spent playing Scrabble, pinochle and chess. He loved traveling, both domestic and international.

He was a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., which he loved dearly.

In mourning, he leaves his beloved relatives and friends.