Chesser, Edith Gatton
Birth: Saturday, October 23, 1926 in Great Mills, Maryland
Residence: Great Mills, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, September 07, 2016 at the age of 89
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Edith Gatton Chesser, 89, of Great Mills, MD died September 7, 2016 at Spring Village Assisted Living in California, MD surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 23, 1926 in Great Mills, MD to the late Pirly Gatton and Lola (Taylor) Gatton. Edith was born and raised in St. Mary's County. She was a graduate of Great Mills High School. After graduation, Edith was a telephone operator and occasionally served as a waitress at Lenny's Restaurant.
On May 13, 1949, she married her beloved husband, Floyd Miller Chesser at Holy Face Catholic Church. Together, they celebrated over 44 wonderful years of marriage before his passing in September 1993. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. She looked forward to spending time with her family, especially at her home on St. George's Island and always had delicious Sunday dinners to bring everyone together.
Her other hobbies included sewing, crocheting, taking bus trips (especially to Atlantic City), playing BINGO at Little Flower school and volunteering. She enjoyed attending dances at the VFW. She rang every New Year in dancing with her husband to Guy Lombardo. She was an avid sports fan, particularly for the Baltimore Orioles and the Duke Blue Devils and the Maryland Terrapins basketball teams.
She was a devoted Catholic, and if she knew you were sick, there were prayers said for you. She volunteered at the St. Mary's County Fair taking care of the baked goods. She was an active member of Holy Face Catholic Church, Holy Face Ladies, St. Mary's County Extension Program, and HOPE.
Edith is survived by her children, William Taylor Chesser (Kathi) of Lexington Park, MD, Deborah Chesser Schultz (Greg) of Leonardtown, MD, Richard Floyd Chesser (Candy) of Leonardtown, MD, and Dorothy Chesser Simeona (Princeton) of Hollywood, MD; her grandchildren, Jason William Chesser (Julie), William Adam Chesser, Adam Richard Chesser (Jonnie), and Jennifer Nicole Buckler (Dennis); her great grandchildren, Matthew William Chesser, Caroline Grace Chesser, Colton Jennings Buckler, Daisy Anne Chesser, Camdyn Lola Buckler, and Violet Lynne Chesser; and many extended family and friends. In addition to her parents and beloved husband, she is also preceded in death by her siblings, Pirly Gatton Jr., Evelyn Goddard, Aubrey Gatton, and Howard Gatton.
Family will receive friends for Edith's Life Celebration on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Reverend Jerry Gamrot will be held at 12:00 p.m. at Holy Face Catholic Church, 20408 Point Lookout Road, Great Mills, MD 20634. Interment will be held at Maryland Veterans Cemetery at a later date
Serving as pallbearers will be Jason Chesser, William Chesser, Adam Chesser, Dennis Buckler, Daniel Gatton and Robert "Robbie" Goddard. Honorary pallbearers will be all of Edith's extended family and friends and the Holy Face Ladies.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Leonardtown Rescue Squad Auxiliary, P.O. Box 299, Leonardtown, MD; Lexington Park Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 339, Lexington Park, MD; and Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.