Gail T. Tucker, 49, Bryant C. Sumpter, 18, Tanika C. Holland, 24; services set for Monday

Services for Gail T. Tucker and two of her children, who died Monday in a fire at their Northwest Baltimore rowhouse, will be held at noon Monday at Dalton Baptist Church, 4300 Garrison Blvd.

Mrs. Tucker, 49, had retired on a medical disability a decade ago after 10 years in the housekeeping department of University of Maryland Medical Center.


Born Gail T. Edison in Baltimore and raised on Montpelier Street, she was a 1971 graduate of Northern High School and attended Baltimore City Community College. Her marriage to Junius W. Tucker ended in divorce.

Mrs. Tucker was an active member of First St. Stephen's Baptist Church, where she had been a volunteer and participated in the church's Bible study program.


The children who died were her son, Bryant C. Sumpter, 18, and her daughter, Tanika C. Holland, 24.

Mr. Sumpter, who learned he had diabetes at age 16, was home-schooled. "He planned to be a bus driver one day, and around our home was a Mr. Fix-it. He loved fixing things," said his sister, Lesslie M. Tucker, Mrs. Tucker's lone surviving child.

Ms. Holland was a 1996 graduate of Douglass High School and at her death was a marketing representative for Knox Financial Group in Canton. Earlier, she had been a saleswoman at Family Dollar Store at Cold Spring Lane and Park Heights Avenue.

Mrs. Tucker also is survived by a sister, Denise Wilson of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

Mr. Sumpter, also a member of First St. Stephen's Church, also is survived by his father, Cleveland Sumpter of Baltimore.

Ms. Holland also is survived by her two daughters, Toni Brown and Shanika Brown; her father, Anthony Holland; and her fiance, Antonio Brown of Baltimore.