Margaret Emily Whittington

Margaret Emily Whittington was born on October 31, 1917 in Crisfield, Maryland. She departed this life and answered the call of her heavenly Father on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. She was the proud daughter of the late William H. Harrison Whittington, and Martina Maddox Whittington. She was a resident of the Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Crisfield, Maryland.

Margaret was educated in the Somerset County Public School System. She was employed as a domestic worker for many years in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After returning to Crisfield, Maryland she continued to work in the seafood industry and served as a foster grandparent for Shore-Up! She accepted Christ as a child at Shiloh United Methodist Church where she sang with the Shiloh Gospel Chior, Margaret enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Margaret leaves to mourn her loss with one son, Winfield(Rev. Doretha) Whttington, Sr. of Marion Station, Maryland ; three daughters, Evola Maddox, Ethel( Randolph) Taylor, all of Crisfield and Shellie(Rev. Frank) Jones of Thorofare, New Jersey; a loving devoted nephew, who she considered a son, Dr. H.DeWayne(Louise) Whittington of Marion Station, Maryland; eleven grandchildren, who affectionally called her “Ma-Ma”, Phillip, “Corky” Sutton and Jody(Felisha) Sutton, all of Crisfield, Maryland, Eloise Whittington and Evette Hughes, both of Baltimore, Maryland, Elmira(Gary) of Salisbury, Maryland, Winfield “Marco” Whittington, Jr. of Chesapeake, Virginia, Sheryl(Lawrence) Kidd of Waldorf, Maryland, Michael (Arlene) Whittington of Bowie, Maryland, Tracy Colbert of Pocomoke, Maryland, Denise (Rick) Marshall of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Akisha Jones of Thorofare, New Jersey; a host of great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, other family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Ira and Rapathel Whittington; three sisters, Eunice Mason, Marilyn Whittington and Carletta Cain; four brothers, Harry, Jr, Charles, Harley and Robert Whittington, Sr.  She was a loving caretaker for all of her siblings during their illnesses until their death except Harley who lived in Cleveland, Ohio.

A funeral service will be held Saturday 12 noon at Shiloh United Methodist Church, in Crisfield where friends may call two hours prior. Friends may also call at the church Friday evening from 6-8 pm. Interment will be held at Mount Peer U.M.C Cemetery in Marion Station.

4 Responses to “Margaret Emily Whittington”

  • Austin Cox Jr:

    Dr Wittington,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother , my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Skip Cox

  • Carroll Hall:

    Whittington Family:
    Our thoughts and condolences are with you. May the God we love and serve comfort you during these trying times.
    Cubby and Dee

  • Ellsworth and Margaret Bacon:

    Whittington Family:

    Thinking of You With Prayers and Sympathy. May you find comfort in God’s special blessings and strength from your many precious memories.

    Love & Blessings,

    Ellsworth & Margaret

  • Vic Sample:

    I want to take this opportunity to offer my love and concern to the Whittington family and the love ones who shared their joy and love with Mrs. Margaret. When I Think of Mrs. Margaret, I think of good times. I can recall a time way back when one day she saw me doing something I should not have been doing. She said, Vic, I know Ms. Sally don’t where –you- at-boy. She would tell on me too. I remember the Mrs. Margaret well. I thank her for her wisdom. I want the Family to know that my love is with you always and there is no higher power than God. I want to share with you a many thanks as we look toward heaven thanking God for shining down on all of us with the blessing of his love. Look at what he can do. He can end suffering, something nobody can do. He can turn our worst days into our best. He can and he will send us to a place where there is no more sorrow. We will all have a reunion that will be the paramount of ever being born. I love you and may God hold your hand from this day forth.
    Victor and Selene Sample
    Godwin, NC

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