On Wednesday, January 5, 1977, at Prince George's General Hospital, MRS. LOUVENIA THORNTON COUSINS, formerly of 5342 Gay St., N.E., beloved wife of the late James R. Cousins, Sr. and mother of the late former Mayor J.R. Cousins, Jr. of Glen Arden, Md. and Jeanette C Dodson. She is survivied by four daughters, Viola C. Turner, Letitia C. Spriggs, Elizabeth C. Johnson, Elenora C. Edwards and Vernell and Malvin C. Cousins, 1 brother Homer Thornton, three sisters, Letitia Fowler and Elizabeth Corum, of New Jersay and Sarah Shorter of D.C., two daughters-in-law, Ether C. Cousins of Glen Arden, Md. and Clarica W. Cousins, four sons-in-law, nineteen grandchildrens, forty-six great grandchildrens, nine great great grandchildres and a host of other relatives and friends. From 5 to 9 P.M., Monday January 10, remains will lie in state of Second Baptist Church 816 3rd St., N.W., where funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 11, at 11 A.M. Rev. Smalls Bartley, Pastor, officiating. Interment Maryland National Memorial Park. Casket will not be opened after services. Arrangements by HENRY S. WASHINGTON & SONS. Family and friends will assemble for funeral and may be contacted at 509 Quintana Pl., N.W., 829-5673.