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Funeral Services Saturday for Marymount Prof. Rhett Leverett

Leverett called an "outstanding teacher and advisor."

Funeral services will take place this weekend for Marymount University professor Rhett Leverett.

“A passionate historian, a southern gentleman, a humorous storyteller and, above all, an outstanding teacher and advisor,” were some words that university used to describe Leverett in an obituary written by university staff.

The professor, 60, was struck by a car on Monday while walking on the 500 block of Sixth Street, N.W., D.C.  The Metropolitan Police Department said in a press release that the driver had a medical emergency when her vehicle jumped the curb and struck Mr. Leverett.

Mr. Leverett was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died from his injuries.

He had taught at the Arlington university since 1991.

  • Marymount President Dr. Matthew D. Shank reflects: “Everyone who knew Rhett Leverett would agree that this was a man with a great heart. He will be remembered for many things, including his kindness, his sense of humor, and his unfailing dedication to Marymount University and our students.”

A visitation will take place on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday. Both will take place at the Joseph Gawler's Sons Funeral Home, 5130 Wisconsin Ave N.W., Washington, D.C.

In addition, a memorial service will take place on Marymount’s Main Campus on Oct. 17 from 11:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. The service will take place under a tent on the Ireton Lawn; in the event of inclement weather, it will be held in the Lee Center.

Read the full obituary released by the Marymount on their website.

Angie October 08, 2012 at 06:55 PM
I had him as a teacher just a few months ago, before I graduated in May. He truly was an amazing very passionate professor and will be greatly missed. He was one of a kind and will be missed by Marymount and the community....

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