Emily Laverne Doward
Emily Laverne Doward, 59, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 13.
Doward was a resident for 15 years and worked as a security guard. She was born in Manhattan.
Doward was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Jessina Doward; brothers, Walter and Charles Doward; and sisters, Evelyn and Debra Doward.
She is survived by her daughter, Sharmaine Holmes of Far Rockaway; granddaughters, Shakeema and Mashane Holmes of Far Rockaway; brothers, George Doward of Upper Marlboro, Maryland and Robert Doward, of Bronx, New York; sister-in-law, Catherine Doward of Upper Marlboro, Maryland; extended brother, Wellington Brown of Newark, New Jersey and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Disposition will take place at St. Michael Crematory, East Elmhurst, New York.