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|Jordan, Shirley Ann
Birth: 1949-12-03 in Piney Point, Maryland
|Shirley Ann Jordan, 63, passed into eternal glory on Sunday, September 1st, 2013.|
Shirley was born on December 3rd, 1949 in Piney Point, MD to the late Emory Jordan and the late Katie Marie Briscoe. At a very young age, Shirley was raised by her grandmother, the late Katie Ann Gross-Briscoe. Upon both her grandmother’s passing and request, Shirley was then raised and was affectionately called “daughter” by her loving uncle and aunt, the late James and Mary Travers.
Shirley was educated in the St. Mary’s County Public School system. Throughout her life, Shirley held several jobs which included United Cerebral Palsy, Pathways, Harry Lundenberg School of Seamanship, Tri-County Headstart, Solomons Recreation Center, St. Mary’s Nursing Home and the Patuxent River Naval Air Station.
Shirley’s most rewarding job in which she took the greatest pride in was raising her children. Not only did Shirley take motherly pride in raising her children, but when the Lord placed it on her heart to do so, Shirley also unselfishly made herself available to every one of her grandchildren when the need and opportunity presented itself.
Shirley was our “Big Mama”. Her past times were cooking ALL OF THE TIME, spending time and joking around with family, and watching the Washington Redskins football games with her brothers and sisters. She enjoyed watching Madea, the Young and the Restless, Perry Mason, Murder She Wrote, Matlock, Law & Order, Wrestling and all types of Westerns.
But her most favorite thing to do was giving praise to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In ministry, one could easily find Shirley assisting in the culinary arts department and any other ministerial duties which her willing hands were called to touch even while standing on hurting legs, knees and swollen feet. But you can be rest assured that when Shirley got home from fulfilling her daily duties for any given day, it was little Jirah who would anoint Grandma Shirley’s feet, legs and knees while praying “Lord, please heal my Grandmama in Jesus’ name. Amen” followed by a mighty “Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah!!!” Grandmama Shirley was not ashamed to testify to anyone of how Jirah’s pure, heart-felt prayers would make her feel so much better.
As a young girl, Shirley was raised in St. Luke U.A.M.E Church in Piney Point, MD under the spiritual leadership of Reverend Wallace and Dr. Reverend Rudy C. Brooks. Upon leaving St. Luke’s, Shirley became a member of St. Matthew’s Free Gospel Church of Christ. She sat under the tutelage of the late Pastor Atwell Strong and First Lady Frances Strong as well as Bishop Daniel and First Lady Elsie Mae Jones.
On July 10th, 1966, Shirley married Andrew A. Dyson, Sr. They were the parents of five children, Shirley (Cheryl) Estep of Lexington Park, MD; Deborah Dyson of Piney Point, MD; Andrew (Shane) Dyson, II of Valley Lee, MD; Kevin Dyson of Lexington Park, MD; and Hope Dyson of Lexington Park, MD. Upon ending their marriage, Shirley and Andrew remained friends. On June 17th, 1995, Shirley married Charles Webb, but later divorced. Up until the day of Shirley’s passing, both she and Charles remained friends as well. Of this union, no children were born, but all of Shirley’s children acknowledged Charles as their step-father.
In addition to her children, Shirley leaves cherished memories to five younger sisters: Joann Nunley of Piney Point, MD; Geraldine Travers of Lexington Park, MD; Mary Virginia (Connell) Smith of Lexington Park, MD; Linda (Ray) Frost of Clinton, MD; Georgia-Jean (Larry) Kyler of Forestville, MD; six younger brothers: James (Tonetta) Travers of Fayetteville, NC; George (Diane) Edison of Lexington Park, MD; Vincent (Kathy) Edison of Tacoma, WA; Earl Jordan of Philadelphia, PA; Roosevelt Edison of Jacksonville, FL; and John Edison of Lexington Park, MD; 17 grandchildren: LaToya, LaKea, Michael, Dewon, Dewayne, Candance, Little Andy, Dominique, Jasmine, Tatyana, Jirah, Darius, Desiree, Ebony, Little Kevin, Shantell, Marlo (Drevon), and Tylejah; 8 great-grandchildren: Malik, Camille, Kieshana, Damein, Camar’Vea, Kaydance, Devin, and Lohgan;one godmother, Mauline Jordan; and one godson, Antonio Banks. In addition, Shirley had a special place in her heart for two special cousins, Theresa “Ann” Miles and Gerald Mosley. Shirley also had a special place in her heart for Timothy and Thomas Bush whom she loved as her own sons, an “adoptive” granddaughter Michelle Fenwick and her sons Elijah and Tremaine; her best friend, Alice Benefield, and a host of beloved family members and friends.
Shirley was preceded in death by two great-grandchildren…Micah and Ariel, and two brothers Joseph and Irving Edison; and one sister Audrey Edison.
Family will unite with friends on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 9:30 am until service at 10:30 am at First Missionary Baptist Church, 46370 Pegg Lane, Lexington Park, Maryland 20653. Interment to follow at Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD.
Arrangements by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, Mechanicsville, MD.
|Adams, Alice Ann
|Alice Ann Adams (Nana), 83, traveled to her eternal dance floor on September 1, 2013 where her husband of 57 years, Sylverster F. Adams was waiting for her. She grew up in St. Mary,s County, Maryland, where she graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1948. |
She married the love of her life, Sylvester Adams in 1951.
She worked for the FBI for 20 years before retiring, to Palm Bay Florida.
She is survived by her Daughter, Donna Thurman of Crestview Fl, Grandson, Bryan Thurman and his wife, Jessica Thurman of Crestview Fl, Sister-in-law Kitty Swann of Bushwood, Maryland, Sister-in-Law Mary Evelyn (Adams) Wood and her husband Eddie Wood of Mechanicsville, Maryland, Many cousins, Nieces and Nephews and her family of the heart, the Blahutas of Crestview Fl. Along with many friends and loved ones.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester F. Adams, Mother Loretta Swann, Father Gwynn Swann, Brother Francis Swann, and Son-in-Law, Paul Thurman.
She is well loved and will be missed greatly. Keep dancing, Nana.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 9:30 AM in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bushwood, MD with Father Charles Cortinovis officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please donate to Emerald Coast Hospice, 550 West Redstone Ave., Suite 310, Crestview FL 32536.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
|Guy, Theresa Sophia
Birth: 1924-08-08 in Loveville, Maryland
|Theresa Sophia Guy, 89 of Loveville, MD died September 1, 2013 at the Hospice House of St. Mary's, Callaway, MD. Born August 8, 1924 in Loveville, MD, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Frank Madel and Theresa (Brenner) Madel.|
On August 9, 1942 Theresa married James Warren "Shine" Guy in St. Joseph's Church in Morganza, MD. After her husband's honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 1945, Theresa and her husband operated the Claude Guy Store in Clements, MD until 1955. They then operated the New Market Self Service Store until 1970 and the Guy Brothers Store until 1975. After the sale of the Guy Brothers Store, Theresa worked for Wonder Bread in Waldorf, MD from 1975 until her retirement in 1985.
Theresa is survived by her children, Cindy Purdy (Don) of Hughesville, MD, Terry Guy of Arlington, VA, Bonnie Anglemyer (Jim) of Fulton, MD and Jeannie Johnson (Larry) of Mechanicsville, MD; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Theresa was preceded in death by her husband, James W. "Shine" Guy. Theresa was also preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters.
Family will receive friends for Theresa's Life Celebration on Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Prayers will be recited at 3:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Keith Woods on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 29119 Point Lookout Road, Morganza, MD 20660. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Jimmy Anglemyer, Larry Buckler, Gary Lyon, Jeff Pilkerton, Jackie Lyon and Shelly Broderick.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice House of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650, or St. Mary's Hospital, P.O. Box 527, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or St. Joseph's Church, P.O. Box 175, Morganza, MD 20660.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Crouse, Della Elizabeth
Birth: 1926-03-09 in Rural Retreat, Virginia
|Della Elizabeth Crouse, 87, of St. Leonard, Maryland passed away on September 1, 2013 in Washington D.C. She was born in Rural Retreat, Virginia on March 9, 1926 to the late Cleo Settle and Gordon Hale. |
Besides her parents, Della is preceded in death by her loving husband, Walter Fred Crouse, her devoted daughters, Betty A. Bowen and Mary H. Ledford and two brothers, Raymond and Marvin Hale.
Della was a wonderful cook and worked at Chesapeake Hills Country Club for over 20 years. She got her enjoyment in life out of playing Bingo, and watching the Price is Right. She touched many lives by her gracious and giving heart that put everyone else’s needs and wants ahead of hers.
Della is survived by her adoring grandchildren, Mary E. Armiger of Prince Frederick, Maryland, Helen Sue Miller of Lusby, Maryland, Denise J. Crivella of Broomes Island, Maryland and Allen Lee Ledford, Jr. of Lusby, Maryland. Great grandmother of Angela Armiger, Melissa Campbell, Roger Armiger and Christianna L. Crivella, she is also survived by three Great great grandchildren and her sister Helen Church of Greensboro, N.C.
The family will receive friends on Friday September 6, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, Maryland where services will be held on Saturday September 7, 2013 at 11 AM. Interment will follow in Waters Memorial UMC Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to In Gods Care Home, 1365 Delight Court, St. Leonard, Maryland 20685.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Wise, Arleen Fields
Birth: 1921-04-04 in Pleasant Garden, North Carolina
|Arleen Rosetta Fields Wise, age 92 of La Plata, MD went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 01, 2013 at Washington Hospital Center.|
She was born on April 4, 1921 in Pleasant Garden, NC to John Edgar and Carrie Belle Kirkman Fields. She is the widow of Luther Calvin Wise, Jr.
She is survived by her son, Richard Wise and daughter-in-law, Fonda of Lanham, MD; daughter, Linda Downes and the late Melvin Downes of La Plata, MD and daughter Ginny Evans and son-in-law, Paul Evans of Spivey’s Corner, NC. She is survived by grandchildren Carol Jones and husband, Kevin of Waynesboro, VA; Chris Wise of Denver, CO; Brian Evans of Spivey’s Corner, NC; Drs. Angela Downes and her husband, Samy Youssef of Tampa, FL; David Wise of Pompano Beach, FL and Susan Wise Danko and her husband, Paul of Sykesville, MD. She is also survived by great-grandchildren Caleb and Carter Jones of Waynesboro, VA.
She is also survived by sisters, Inez Fields Lemonds of Greensboro, NC and Doris Fields Inman of Tar Heel, NC.
A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 11 am at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church of 4760 Fayetteville Hwy, Godwin, NC with Pastor Kyle Burrows officiating. Family visitation will be at the church from 10-11 am prior to the service. Interment will be Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 11AM at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, 11301 Crain Hwy, Cheltenham, MD 20623.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church of 3741 Fayetteville Hwy, Dunn, NC 28334 or Purdie United Methodist Church c/o Elton Kinlaw 1136 Fields Rd Tar Heel, NC 28392.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
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