Dement, Lois Ann "Potsie"
Birth: Tuesday, October 15, 1940
Residence: California, MD
Death: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at the age of 80
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Lois Ann "Potsie" Dement,80, of California, MD, passed away on April 20, 2021 in Leonardtown, MD, with her goddaughter, Linda by her side.

She was born on October 15, 1940 on Hampton Farm in Medley's Neck, MD. Potsie was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Archiblad Bell and Edna Marie (Woodburn) Bell of Leonardtown, MD. She graduated from Leonardtown High School in 1959. Potsie was also preceded in death by her infant daughter, Doris Marie.

Potsie married the love of her life, the late Merrill Lee Dement, Sr., on August 19, 1966. They were married for 51 years. Potsie is survived by her son Merrill Lee Dement, Jr. (Marcia Wallace) and grandchildren, Paul Lynwood Dement, and Ellie Brooke Dement. She was much loved by her siblings, Mary Edna Bowles, the late Jackie Bell, and Margie Quade, all of Leonardtown, MD.

Potsie was a hardworking woman all of her life. Her favorite job was driving school busses, which she did for 45 years. She dearly loved spending time with her son and his family. Potsie also loved to be outside, cutting grass, and working in her yard. Potsie was a one-of-a-kind person and enjoyed talking to people-both those she knew and those she didn't. No one was a stranger to her for long. No matter where you saw Potsie, she always took the time to talk. She had a way about her that would make you laugh every time you talked to her. She didn't forget you and you would not forget her. Potsie loved a good party and enjoyed dancing, especially to "rock and roll" music. Remember her fondly for she truly was special and unique.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD with a Funeral Service to be held at 10:00 AM in the Funeral Home Chapel with Father John Nguyen officiating. Interment will follow in Our Lady's Cemetery Medley's Neck, MD. Serving as pallbearers will be Johnny Bell, Mike Klear, Danny Bell, Johnny Bowles, Tony Bowles, Brennan Norris, and Anthony Abell.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leonardtown Vol. Rescue Squad P.O. Box 50 Leonardtown, MD 20650 or Our Lady's Church at Medley's Neck 41410 Medley's Neck Road Leonardtown, MD 20650. in Leonardtown, MD.
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