Adrian L. Marshall, Sr., 35, of Princess Anne, Maryland departed this life Thursday, November 28, 2013 at his residence. He was born December 23, 1977, he was the son of Tommy Marshall and Denise Spence.
In addition to his parents he leaves to cherish his memory, seven children, Justice, Brielle, Shylee, Adrian, Jr., Zaymir, Rashaad and Aniya; two sisters, Deidre White and Tiffany Marshall; one brother, Durand Carter, one grandson, Ja’Lil; his fiancée, Rashanna Taylor; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Princess Anne with a viewing one hour prior. A viewing will also be held 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2013 at the Funeral Home. Interment will be in John Wesley (Cottage Grove) United Methodist Church cemetery in Westover, MD.
Cordelia Ross Gray, 84, of Washington, DC. Devoted wife of Lyle W. Gray, departed this life on Friday, November 15, 2013 at Specialty Hospital of Washington after a brief illness. She was born to Jennie Mae Gibson and Peery Nicholas Ross on June 28, 1929, in Bluefield, West VA. She had one brother Frederick Ross who preceded her in death. In addition to her brother, she was also preceded in death by her parents. Raised during her early years by her paternal grandmother, Lela Ross, she developed a strong faith, practical life skills and an inner strength that would carry her throughout her lifetime.
She graduated valedictorian from Genoa High School in 1948, and wrote in her address,“…Our duties as students will not end now or ever. To perpetuate the fruits of our struggles, to hold fast to our ideals through success and through failure, to concentrate our energies on the scaling of ever greater and greater heights of learning, to employ our training in Genoa for the betterment of all mankind, all these duties are still ours as students. Students no longer of school, but students of life…..” Those words would define the frame by which Cordelia directed her life’s course. She enrolled in Bluefield State, and pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority where she became a member of the Beta Pi Chapter, but decided after two years of study, to move to Washington DC, accepting a position with the Department of Defense as a clerk typist. It was there she met and married Robert Weldon Craig. This union produced two children, Deborah and Robert. The marriage ended in divorce.
Always eager to learn and accept responsibility, Cordelia was quickly promoted to the position of secretary. Shortly thereafter she transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services as a Personnel Officer. Cordelia advanced throughout her career working with the Director of Programs for the Health Resources Administration, in organizing the federal effort to increase the number of minority students in health professions, working particularly with Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Her career which spanned over forty years achieved much recognition and accomplishment. She retired as a Program Consultant having recruited many young people to advance their career ladders within the federal government.
She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and continuing her community service work as a member and officer of The Young Women’s League, Inc., as well as a member of the soprano section of the Metropolitan A.M.E. Church Cathedral Choir. It was during this time in her second season of life, that she met and married Lyle W. Gray, becoming a step-mother to his son Cornell. They were married for twenty-three years, sharing many precious moments together.
Cordelia loved her family unconditionally. She was generous with her heart and spirit welcoming all into her fold. She valued her friendships and was always a source of constant comfort and guidance. It was almost as if she had a crystal ball in hand because she would predict life outcomes before you could even tell her what you wanted or needed to know. She was driven and expected not perfection, but that you would always do your very best in everything you tried to do.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Lyle W. Gray; a daughter, Deborah Craig Bassard (Wayne) of Bowie, MD; a son, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Craig-Gray USAF (Fran) of Puyallup, WA; a stepson, Cornell Lyle Gray (Denise) of Manokin, MD; a grandson, Sr. Airman Wayne M. Bassard II USAF; granddaughters, Kendall Ross Bassard and Kristin Renee Bassard; grandson Trey Weldon Craig-Gray; granddaughter, Troye Nichelle Craig-Gray; grandsons, Cornell, Brandon and Byron Gray; a loving “sister”, Carol Ross; one sister-in-law, Marlene G. Ward; nieces, cousins and a host of other dear family members and friends.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM, Friday November 22, 2013 at Metropolitan A. M. E. Church, 1518 M Street NW Washington, DC. with a viewing one hour prior. Reverend Ronald Braxton will be the Eulogist. Interment Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, MD.
Wesley Walter Maddox, Jr., 58 of Crisfield, Maryland, formerly of Wilmington, Delaware departed this life Thursday, November 7, 2014 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Maryland. Wesley was born October 23, 1955, he was the son of the late Wesley, Sr. and Florence Campbell-Maddox. “Hollywood” as he was affectionately known was raised in Kent Narrows, Maryland.
He was educated in the Queen Anne’s County Public School System and was employed as Longshoreman for the Port of Wilmington, Delaware until his health failed.
He leaves to cherish his memory: two sons, Evion Collins and Christopher Forbes; one granddaughter; three brothers, John Davis, Wayne Hines and Johnny Maddox; four sisters, Onetta Jones, Portia Hines, Ella Louise Campbell and Jean Campbell; one aunt, Gladys Campbell; one uncle, Harvey Campbell; a host of nephews, nieces other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by, two sisters, Shirley Campbell and Hilda Tilghman and one brother, Harvey Maddox.
A Memorial Service will be held 11 AM, Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Crisfield, Maryland.
Michael Anthony Leatherbury, Sr., 46, departed this life Thursday, October 31, 2013 at Peninsula Regional Medical center in Salisbury, Maryland. He was born November 21, 1966, he was the son of Barbara Leatherbury and the late Thomas Leatherbury.
“Jiggs” as he was affectionately known was educated in the Somerset County Public Schools, he graduated from Washington High School and was employed with various industries during the years.
In addition to his mother, he leaves to cherish his memory: two children, Kiara and Michael Leatherbury, Jr.; two sisters, Vonzella Moore (Eugene) and Katrina Butts (Darryl); one brother, Derrick Leatherbury; and a host of nephews, nieces, Uncles, Aunts and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Leatherbury and a special aunt, Bertha Worthy.
All Services Private.
Beatrice Polk, 83, of Princess Anne, departed this life Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. She was born April 5, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Raymond, Sr. and Hettie B. Polk.
She leaves to cherish her memory, one daughter, Lillian A. Denby; eight grandchildren; several great grandchildren; five sisters, Lucille Jones, Lottie Moses, Ida Mae and Rita Polk and Jennie Chase; one brother, David “Fuzzy” Polk, Sr.; and other relatives. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, William R. Denby, Jr.; one daughter Cora L. Denby; two sisters; and seven brothers.
A funeral service will be held 12 noon Saturday, November 2, 2013 at St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church in Princess Anne with a viewing two hours prior. Reverend David Allen W. Miles will be the Eulogist. A viewing will also be held 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2013 at the Funeral Home in Princess Anne. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Alfred E. Stewart, 59, of Crisfield, Maryland went home to be with the lord on Monday, October 14, 2013, at Perry Point VA Medical Center in Perryville, Maryland. He was born on June 4, 1954, and was the son of Thomas H. Ward, Sr. and the late Marlene Stewart Evans.
Al as he was affectionately called by family and friends was educated in the Somerset County School System. Upon graduation he later joined and served in the United States Army for 11 years. Al was later joined in Holy Matrimony to the late Carolyn Murray-Stewart.
Al “Mad Dog” as he was also called by his many friends was a very kind and loving man. He worked in the seafood industry in Crisfield Maryland until his illness would no longer allow him too. Al would spend every day down at the dock, loading and unloading boats from Smith Island and Tangier Island for many years, earning him the title of the “Dock Master”.
In addition to his father, Al leaves to cherish with fond memories: one son, Ryan Stewart of Crisfield, MD; one daughter, Ashley Cannon of Baltimore, MD; two step-daughters, Angelia of Crisfield and Monique Murray of Baltimore; three brothers, Alphonzo Stewart of Princess Anne, MD, Alfred Corbin (Caselenda) of Crisfield and Wallace Ward (Yvonne) of Salisbury MD; six sisters, Angenette Stewart of Crisfield, Helen Fontaine of Pocomoke, MD, Joan Collins (Alphonso) of Landover MD, Fayetta Corbin of Princess Anne, Ernestine Corbin of Way Croff, GA, and Sharon Stratton (Stephan) of Melfa VA; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Al was preceded in death by his grandmother, Elizabeth Savage, his mother, Marlene Evans, one sister, Marcella Stewart, and two brothers Terry Lee Jones and Waldo Ward.
A funeral service will be held 1 PM, Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Funeral Home in Princess Anne, Maryland with a viewing two hours prior. A viewing will also be held 1-6 p.m., Friday, October 18, 2013 at the Funeral Home in Princess Anne. Interment will be Private.
Ollie Mae Whittington Lewis, 88, of Marion Station passed away suddenly at her residence on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. Ollie was born on June 18, 1925 in Marion Station, MD, she was the daughter of the late John Wesley Whittington and Bertha Jane Waters Whittington. She was married to the late John Lewis.
She attended Wesley Elementary and graduated from Crisfield Colored High School. Later she attended Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1970 with a Practical Nursing Degree. Ollie retired from Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia, PA in 1987. Upon retiring, she accepted employment at McCready Hospital in Crisfield, MD for several years. Overall Ollie was employed for over 50 years in nursing.
Ollie was very active in various churches in Philadelphia and on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She was also very active in various church ministries in both states.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Candace Whittington and Emily King; and seven brothers, Eldridge, Sr., Waters, Sr., Matthew, Irlond, John, Frederick and Welton Whittington, Sr.
Ollie leaves to cherish fond memories with three sisters, Thelma Green of Marion, MD, Blanche Johnson of Philadelphia, PA and Odessol Knight of Harrisburg, PA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, members of the Lewis family and other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held 12 noon, Saturday, October 12, 2013 at John Wesley United Methodist Church in Marion Station with a viewing two hours prior where friends may call. The Reverend Cynthia Bonneville will be the Eulogist. Friends may also call 1-6 p.m., Friday, October 11, 2013 at the funeral home in Princess Anne. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Hector Ching, 82, of Princess Anne, departed this life on Friday, October 4, 2013 at his home surrounded by family. Born October 21, 1930 in Panama City, Republic of Panama, he was the son of the late Chin Kin Sin and Sofia Ayarza. Hector was the youngest of five children, and is survived only by one of four sisters, Felicita Ruiz and a cousin, Berta Leon, both of Colon. He was a gifted musician and soloist, who loved to perform ballads throughout his native country. He was popular among his peers for his athleticism and musical talents. He was a strong man with a caring and kind heart, who was willing to give to anyone in need. He studied liberal arts at Abel Bravo, and later continued his education at the historic Escuela Normal de Santiago.
While swimming at the City Waterfront, he met and married the love of his life, the former Eustacia Rodriguez. To this union of nearly 61 years were born seven children. He was employed by the Panama Canal Fire Department for 25 years. Because of his hard work and dedication, he was promoted through the ranks to sergeant serving initially as a firefighter, then driver operator and later as an emergency medical technician. After his retirement, Hector moved with his wife to Brooklyn, New York, where he resided for 10 years before settling on the lower Eastern Shore. His love of high performance cars led him to become an accomplished mechanic. He enjoyed watching his sons play baseball, and as a result became a huge fan of the New York Yankees. As an avid reader and active political conservative, he enjoyed sharing his views on local and international affairs with his contemporaries. His sense of humor won the hearts of all that knew him.
He loved the Lord, his family and leaves to mourn his wife Eustacia of Princess Anne and children Hector Ching (Xenia) Brooklyn, NY, Vielka Miles (Lewis) Beltsville, MD, Amalia Ching, Brooklyn, NY, Leyda Ching, San Diego, CA, Omar (Rashida) Santiago, Chile, Ilka De La Cruz (Francisco), Colon, Republic of Panama, Gina Ching, Panama City, Republic of Panama, Mauricio (Yvette) Woodbridge, VA. Twenty grand children, Jamil, Tyana, Tiffany, Tarick, Nichole, Keila, Valentino, Giovanka, Andre, Dina, Nuha, Jovira, Masiel, Franciso, Geaniselle, Sharon, Mauricio, Omar, Daphne, Mauricio Jr. Nine great grand children Elias, Micah, Nemai, Azalia, Aliana, Alaissa, Ayolani, Anaya, and Astrid.
Like the Afro-Caribbean religious beat of the Congo, and the delicate and refined Chinese lute, Hector used the diversity of music to communicate his purpose and dreams for a better life. And if you listened softly, you could hear him proclaim “Micah 6:8 “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.”
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at the funeral home in Princess Anne.
Acknowledgements: The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation for the many expressions of love, comfort and kindness shown during this hour of bereavement. May God Bless and Keep You!
Phillip C. “Corky” Sutton,53, of Crisfield, Maryland departed this life Saturday September 28, 2013 at his residence. Born May 17, 1960 he was the son of Merley Sutton and Winfield Whittington Sr. ( Reverend Doretha).
He was educated in the Somerset County Public Schools and graduated from Crisfield High School in 1979. After high school he joined the U.S Army and served for three years. He was employed with various industries over the years in Maryland and Pennsylvania.
In addition to his parents, he leaves to cherish fond memories two sons Micah Blue and Maurice Sutton; two daughters Ashley and Keyonna Sutton; a devoted friend Tasha Evans; one step-daughter La’tier Evans; six grandchildren; three brothers Jody Sutton(Felisha), Winfield Whittington Jr.(Sharetta) and Michael Whittington( Arlene); two sisters Crystal Johnson and Tracy Colbert; two uncles Joe Sutton( Vicky) and Barry Ballard( Sylvia); three aunts Ethel Taylor(Randolph), Evola Maddox and Shellie Jones( Reverend Frank); nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by one sister Faith Sutton-Victor.
A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday October 5, 2013 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Crisfield where friends may call two hours prior. Reverend Doretha Whittington will be the Eulogist Friends may also call 6-8 p.m. Friday evening October 4, 2013 at the church. Interment will be in Union Asbury Cemetery in Crisfield.
Shaun was the son of Gertrude White and Clarence Ballard. He attended elementary school in Somerset County and high school in Prince Georges County MD. After graduating from Gwynn Park High School in Gwynn Park, MD he attended college at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. In 1991 Shaun went to work at the Navy Federal Credit Union in Vienna, VA as a document specialist and recently completed 22 years of service. Shaun was promoted several times and served the last five years as a supervisor in the Administrative Services Division. He received Sustained Superior Performance awards numerous times during his tenure at Navy Federal.
Shaun will be most remembered for his constant humor and ability to make you laugh. When he entered a room, laughter was soon to follow. His favorite pastimes were catching the latest releases at the movie theater and watching science fiction shows. Shaun was also an avid sports fan who loved watching football and basketball games with friends.
Shaun leaves to cherish his memory, his mother Gertrude White of Largo, MD; sister Nicole White, Philadelphia PA; two aunts,Patricia White (Robert Mitchell), of Largo, MD and Betty Clark (Joseph Clark) of Princess Anne, MD; two uncles Larry White (Tammy White) of Princess Anne, MD and Daryl Fields (Janice Fields) of New Castle, DE; two great aunts, Audrey Johnson-Boyd of New Brunswick, NJ and Emma Shreeves of Westover, MD; a special cousin Malcolm Mitchell of Atlanta, GA; and host of other relatives and friends.
Shaun was preceded in death by his grandmother Esther White, his grandfather, Henry White, Sr. and uncles Henry, Jr., Bruce and Gary White of Westover, MD.
A memorial service will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, September 21, 2013 at John Wesley United Methodist Church (Cottage Grove) in Westover, MD. Reverend Isaac Ballard will be the Eulogist. Interment will be private.