Raymond Levell Herbert, son of the late Bishop Calvin Elijah Herbert and Evangelist Emma Green Herbert was born in Annapolis, Maryland on December 11, 1945, the seventh of nine children. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Emma Raby Herbert, and Audrey Herbert Matthews, and two brothers, Mason and Elijah Herbert. Raymond was educated in the Anne Arundel County Public Schools and then matriculated to Bowie State University, graduating in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary School Education. During his four years at Bowie, he was a member of the Men's Senate, College Band, and Student Government. He was also elected senior class president by his peers and represented them in numerous school affairs. It was also during Raymond's tenure at Bowie State University, he met the love of his life, Lorrie Annette Wheatley Herbert. After dating for four years, the two were joined together in Holy Matrimony on November 24, 1967; cherishing forty-two years together as husband and wife. To this union three children were born. Immediately after beginning his career as an elementary school teacher for the Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS), Raymond began to work on his Master of Arts degree at Bowie State University specializing in guidance counseling and school administration and supervision. The Master of Education degree was conferred in 1974. Since that time, Raymond has held positions at AACPS as a Pupil Personnel Worker, Assistant Principal and Principal. After retiring from education in 2000, Raymond became contractually employed with Anne Arundel County Public School as a Readmission Specialist; working with students who had been expelled from school for policy violations. Raymond was brought up and nurtured spiritually in King's Apostle Holiness Church of God, in Annapolis, Maryland. He accepted the Lord as his personal Savior at the age of twelve during a Youth Conference service in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia under the anointed woman of God, the late Evangelist Alice Manuel. As his growth continued in the Lord, Raymond was ordained a Deacon, on August 8, 1998 at the King's Apostle Church World Ministries, Inc. 88th Holy Convocation. In this capacity, Raymond served as the General Secretary on the King's Apostle Church World Minstries, Inc., (KACWM) National Board of Directors, and was instrumental in revising the KACWM Manual. Deacon Raymond, as he was affectionately called by the saints, took pleasure in rendering the worship music by playing the organ at his local Church, Community Church of Praise, in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors, Trustee, and even ushered when needed. In his latter years, researching the Bible, and teaching Sunday School and Bible Study at his Church home, was considered Raymond's personal calling that he took most seriously and considered a sacred responsibility. In addition to being actively engaged providing service to the Local and National Church, Raymond also served his community under the Waterbury Heights Civic Association as President, Secretary, and Treasurer. During his time of leisure, which was not often, because Raymond believed in giving of his time, talent, and treasure selflessly; he enjoyed traveling, listening to jazz music, and gardening with his wife, Lorrie, while conversing with his confidant and adopted son, Timothy Green. He also enjoyed having lively Friday night relationship conversations with his former College Roommate who evolved into a brother, Norman Outten, and his wife Faustina. When not engaged in these debates, Raymond faithfully watched CNN, The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, Gwen Ifill, and Washington Weekly to stay abreast of the latest political happenings. At midnight, on Friday, June 4, 2010 after being engaged in a courageous battle with cancer for three consecutive years, Raymond Levell Herbert, was summonsed home to be with the Lord. Deacon Raymond Levell Herbert leaves to cherish his memories his loving and devoted wife of forty-two years, Lorrie Annette Herbert; sons, Elder LeRonn L. Herbert, Odenton, MD; Levell Herbert, Waldorf, MD; Presiding Elder Timothy Green, Annapolis, MD; one daughter, Rev. Ranyne Herbert, Odenton, MD; two grand-daughters, Shauntia Ennels, Glen Burnie, MD; Bianca Herbert, Annapolis, MD; one God-daughter, Rochelle Swan; five siblings, Elsie Larkins, Annapolis, MD; Lady Eileen Baltimore (Bishop Wilbert Baltimore), Pasadena, MD; Oscar Herbert (Cheryl), Churchton, MD; Carolyn James, Arnold, MD; Robert Herbert, (Gloria), Dunkirk, MD; a special nephew, Tyrone Johnson (Nona) Queenstown, MD; uncles Eugene Herbert; George Harrod; Lytle Quick; aunts, Annabelle Herbert, and Thelma Quick; one mother-in-law, Thelma Eunice Wheatley, Hanover, MD; five brothers in-law, Rev. Dr. William Wheatley, (Geneva), Columbus, OH; Carroll Wheatley (Regina), Glen Burnie, MD; Gordon Wheatley (Portia), Glen Burnie, MD; Anthony Wheatley (Linda), Delmar, MD; numerous, nieces, nephews, and friends. Family and friends may visit from 4 to 7p.m. on Friday, June 11th at Holy Temple Cathedral, 708 Bestgate Road. A Christian Wake will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the First Christian Community Church of Annapolis, 1800 Hall Brown Road, and Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.