Ellwood Henry Morris, Sr., 68, of Princess Anne, Maryland departed this life on Friday, July 18, 2014 at Aurora Senior Living of Manokin in Princess Anne. Born on December 25, 1945, he was the son of the late Elmer Morris and Sarah Mosley-Brown.
He leaves to cherish his memory: one daughter, Rochelle Morris of Princess Anne; one son, Ellwood H. Morris, Jr. of Princess Anne; eight grandchildren, Tavian, Kierra, Ka’Leke, Kyra, Kashmere, Co’Rion, Mechelle and Jahmira; two great grandchildren, Ayden and De’Marion; nine brothers, William Morris (Dorothy), Robert Springs (Hortense), George Morris, David Morris, Jethro Brown and Jonathan Brown, Joseph Brown (Darlene), Thomas Brown and Joel Brown; six sisters, Darlene Smith (Ralph), Alice Washington, Jetherene Brown, Marie Wells, Jackie Canales (Tony) and Sarah Bynum (James); one mother-in-law, Frances Niskey; and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Diane Johnson-Morris; one daughter, Melissa Morris; one grandson, Kyle Jones; one brother, Johnny Morris and one sister, Charlene Pleasanton.
Funeral Service details Forthcoming.
Rosanne “Baby Sis” Stevenson Cottman ,66 was the daughter of the late William Gilbert Stevenson, Sr. and Louise Curtis-Stevenson. She was born on November 9, 1947 and departed this life on Friday, July 11, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland.
“Baby Sis” as she was affectionately called by her family and friends was educated in the Somerset County Public School System. She was employed as a Residential Aide with Dove Pointe until her health failed. Rosanne was married to the late Albert Cottman and from this union there were two children. She was a loving and devoted mother, sister and aunt.
“Baby Sis” enjoyed spending time with her family, playing dominos and playing bingo. Rosanne was a faithful and active member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. She enjoyed singing and started singing at a young age with her oldest sister and youngest brother. The group was first called the Starlight Trio, then other family members joined and they became the Starlight Quintet. She often recalled Deacon Mexico Stephens as the group chauffeur.
She leaves to cherish her memory: two sons, Antonio and Kendall Cottman, both of Princess Anne; five grandchildren, Perrisha, Damar, Kendra, Briashia, and Devin; five great grandchildren; one sister, Sarah M. White of Delmar, DE; four sisters-in-law, Arlene Cottman, Lily Beckett, Josephine Smith, Bessie Stevenson and a host of several nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and extended friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Elizabeth Hearne and four brothers, Edward, William, Orly, Sr. and Riley Stevenson.
A funeral service will be held 11AM, Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Princess Anne, with a viewing one hour prior. Rev. Carroll Mills will be the Eulogist. A viewing will also be held 1-6 PM, Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Funeral Home in Princess Anne. Interment will be in John Wesley (Bowland Hill) Cemetery in Princess Anne.
Samuel Charles Stevenson, 72, of Princess Anne, Maryland departed this life on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Born May 30, 1942, he was the son of the late Samuel Stevenson and Beatrice Collins.
He leaves to cherish his memory with one son, Brandon Charles Smith; three daughters, Suzette Belo (William), Christine Dungy (Jerald, Sr.) and Sandra Johnson (Stanley, Sr.); 10 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one sister, Glory Mullen; and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Clayton Stevenson.
A viewing will be held 6-8PM, Monday, June 23, 2014 at the Funeral Home in Princess Anne.
Rodney Elliott Stevenson, Jr. (also known as Newt-Newt), 25, of Salisbury, MD was born on February 12, 1989 in Salisbury, Maryland at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. He was the son of Marsha Lake and James W. Lake, III both of Salisbury and Rodney Stevenson, Sr. of Crisfield, Maryland. Rodney Stevenson, Jr. was called home on Monday, June 16, 2014.
Rodney Stevenson, Jr. graduated from Wicomico High School in Salisbury in June 2010. He worked various jobs in Salisbury starting in high school. He worked at Burger King and volunteered at Peninsula Regional Medical Center while attending Wicomico High School. In 2010, he began his time at Dove Pointe in Salisbury and through them worked at Salisbury University from 2011-2013.
Newt-Newt was a devoted son and brother, who loved life. He was warm-hearted and enjoyed interacting with people. He enjoyed listening to music and singing. He loved eating and sweets were his favorite. There was no food he didn’t enjoy. In his spare time, he relaxed and helped his father, James in the yard. And he was always with his mother, no matter where she went.
Rodney leaves to cherish his loving memory: his Mother, Marsha Lake; his father, James Lake, III and his biological father, Rodney Stevenson, Sr.; five sisters, Charon Sterling, Chimere’ Stevenson, Katrina Stevenson, Ashley Stevenson, and Eboni McCready; three brothers, Kevin Tyler, DelShaun Taylor and Jamel Whittington; one stepbrother, James W. Lake, IV; his grandparents, Lucille (Richard) Maddox of Marion, Alberta Lake of Delmar, DE, George Bowyer (step-grandfather); one godmother, Alfreda Johnson; nine uncles; seven aunts; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, great aunts and uncles and friends.
Rodney was preceded in death by his grandfather’s, John Cottman, James W. Lake, III and James Stevenson; one grandmother, Diane Bowyer; one stepsister, Denise Lake.
Rodney will be greatly missed for his personality and love of life and his devotion to his family.
A funeral service will be held 1PM, Saturday, June 28, 2014 at John Wesley United Methodist Church in Marion Station, with a viewing two hours prior. Rev. Cynthia Bonneville will be the Eulogist. A viewing will also be held 6-8PM, Friday, June 27, 2014 at the Funeral Home in Crisfield. Interment will be in Union Asbury Cemetery in Crisfield.
Edward James Jones was born March 12, 1942 in Worcester County, Maryland. He departed this earthly life on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the Commonwealth Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fairfax, Virginia at the age of 72. “James” or “J.J.” as he was affectionately known was born to the late John, Sr. and Martha Kelly-Jones.
He received his formal education in the Worcester County Public School System. James was employed by Metompkin Seafood Company in Crisfield, Maryland until he relocated to Woodbridge, Virginia in 1982. There he would gain employment with Fort Belvoir Commissary and the Southern Management.
On March 18, 1989 James married Linda A. Schoolfield and from this union one daughter was born.
James leaves to cherish his precious memories with his devoted wife, Linda; three sons, Kevin (Valerie) Styles, Marion Station, Maryland, Eric (Teina) Veney ,Glen Burnie, Maryland and Brian (Shawonda) Veney, Princess Anne, Maryland; three daughters, Mary Fontaine, Princess Anne, Maryland, Lorretta (Pete) Conwell, Pennsylvania and Sadeeka Schoolfield-Jones Woodbridge, Virginia; 21 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; one brother, Robert Jones, Salisbury, Maryland ; four sisters, Annie Mae Jackson, Marion Station, Maryland, Mary Collins, Salisbury, Maryland , Henrietta (George) Smith, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Bessie Sterling, Crisfield, Maryland; a devoted nephew, Timothy Jones, Stafford, Virginia; mother-in-law, Mary Schoolfield, Pocomoke, Maryland; sister-in-law, Patricia (Keith) Scarville, Hackensack, New Jersey; and a host of other nephews, nieces, cousins and extended relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by two daughters, Melinda Pittman and Karen Jones; three brothers, William, John “Buster”, Jr. and Oliver Jones; five sisters, Edna Jones, Pauline Bloxom, Agnes Maddox, Loletha Armwood and Martha Geraldine Corbin.
A funeral service will be held 1PM, Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Highway Holiness Church in Crisfield, MD, with a viewing two hours prior. Elder Noah Stewart will be the Eulogist. A viewing will also be held 6-8PM, Friday, June 20, 2014 at the Church. Interment will be in Waters Chapel U.M.C. Cemetery in Kingston, MD.
Margaret Ellen Jones Canterbury, 89 of Crisfield, Maryland, was born on January 16, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Edward Clarence Jones, Sr. and Margaret Harris-Jones of Crisfield, Maryland. Margaret with her family by her side was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland.
She was educated in the Public Schools of Somerset County. She willingly left school at an early age to care for her ailing mother. She worked in the Seafood Industry until her retirement. In 1967 she married her life partner Lowell Canterbury. Margaret was a dedicated long term member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church.
“Ms. Margaret” as she was affectionately known loved to travel. She was a member of Four States, Eastern Stars and her beloved Light of Crisfield Temple #86. She traveled often to New Jersey to see her brother George.
Though a “Handful of Darling,” she was witty, sassy and fiercely independent. Margaret loved to cook, play cards and spend time with her friends especially Marian Brickhouse, Terri Jones and the late Ms. Elizabeth Savage. She was famous for her stewed chicken and dumplings, fried chicken, greens and deviled crabs.
She leaves to cherish her memories: two daughters, Verna Jackson of Clinton, MD and Gwen (Gerald, Sr.) Reynolds of Elgin, SC; two sons, Booker (Karen) Jones of Salisbury, MD, and Welton (Vivian) Jones of Wilmington, DE; a daughter-in-law, Vanessa Jones of Crisfield, MD; her grandchildren, Tonya (J.R.) Alston of Clinton, MD, Keiko (Wale) Kosile of District Heights, MD, Teniah Reynolds and Gerald Reynolds, Jr. of Columbia, SC, Kiara Jones, Monica Brown, Eugenia Douglas, and Fredia Douglas of Crisfield, MD, Romenia (Keith) Hovington of Salisbury, MD, Theresa (Lem) Douglas-Abdullah and Lynetta Douglas, all of Princess Anne, MD; great grandchildren, Patrick Shanks and Karley Alston of Clinton, MD, Aaron “Big 20” Hutt of District Heights, MD, Zionna Reynolds of Columbia, SC, Jasmine Evans of Marion, MD, Destiny Matthews, SaMia Whidbee, SaVon Douglas, all of Crisfield, MD, Ashley Collins, Robin Banks, LaToya Moore, Aleeyah Smith, Alexa Douglas, Evan Neal and Eddie Neal, all of Princess Anne, MD; nine great-great grandchildren; a special nephew, Marion Milbourne of Marion, MD; three special nieces, Jill Jackson of Seneca, SC, Marguerett “Maggie” Jones-Hadden of Sicklerville, NJ, Williebel “Willie” Jones of Lindenwold, NJ, and Alfreda (Clyde) Reynolds of Tappahannock, VA and a host of great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sons, Albert “Russ” Dix, Jr. and George E. Jones; nine siblings, Lela Jones-Rowe, Edward “Bill” Jones, Jr., George Jones, Charles Jones, Harriett “Hattie” Jones, Norris Jones, Edie Jones, Glenda Jones, and Vietta Collins.
Margaret Ellen Jones Canterbury was the true matriarch of her family. She will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by all who knew her.
A funeral service will be held 11 AM, Saturday, June 7, 2014 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Crisfield, MD, with a viewing one hour prior. A viewing will also be held 6-8 PM, Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Church. Interment will be in Hopewell Cemetery, in Crisfield.
Walter Robert Curtis, Sr., 65 of Princess Anne, Maryland, departed this life on Monday, May 26, 2014 at his residence. Born February 1, 1949, he was the son of the late King E. Curtis, Sr. and Novellla Jones-Curtis.
Walter was educated in the Somerset County Public Schools and was employed as a truck driver for Cropper Concrete Company and retired after 30 years of service.
Walter leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Mary Curtis of Manokin, MD; four sons, Tony Curtis of Salisbury, MD, Walter Curtis, Jr. (Evette) of Westover, MD, Keith Kellam of Salisbury and Travis Johnson of Hebron, MD; four daughters, Lisa Curtis of Manokin, Latashia Kellam of Princess Anne, Tiffany Curtis and Shevonne Curtis, both of Salisbury; a devoted friend, Shirley Giddens of Pocomoke, MD; 20 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Wendell Curtis (Anne) of Eden, MD and Daniel Curtis of Princess Anne; and a host of nephews nieces, cousins and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Preston and King Curtis, Jr.
A funeral service will be held 11AM, Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Samuel Wesley United Methodist Church in Manokin, MD, with a viewing one hour prior. Bishop Weldon Jonson will be the Eulogist. A viewing will also be held 1-6 PM, Friday, May 30, 2014 at the Funeral Home in Princess Anne. Interment will be in John Wesley U.M.C. (Bowland Hill) Cemetery, in Princess Anne.
Minister James Willie Lake, Jr., 77 of Crisfield, Maryland, was born on August 19, 1936. He was the son of the late James Willie Lake, Sr. of Preston, Maryland and Sarah Hannah King, of Marion Station, Maryland. Minister James Lake, Jr. was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.
II Corinthians 5:8 – We are confident, I say, and willing to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”
James Lake worked various jobs in Crisfield, Maryland. One of his first jobs was working at Mrs. Paul’s Kitchen around 1954. In the early 1960′s he began working on pipelines, sewer plants and water manes; along with operating snow plows for the City of Crisfield. He worked for the Somerset County Board of Education for 33 years. In addition, he worked for Lawson Laundromat and the First Baptist Church in the City of Crisfield. He was a hardworking man and worked until he became ill then retired in 2002.
In 1967, James Lake accepted his call into the ministry and then began preaching. In one of his greatest testimonies he often spoke of his experience with God telling him to, “Go tell Pharaoh, to let my People Go.” During his call, he was anointed to lay hands on the sick for them to be healed.
In 1956, James married Alberta Williams and nine children were born from this union. One of James favorite hobbies was working on his automobile. He also loved westerns and biblical movies as well as listening to gospel hymns. Amongst his immediate family, James was known by the nicknames, Junie or Jimmy
He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Alberta W. Lake of Delmar, DE; his children, Lenore Waters (Les) of Eden, MD, James W. Lake, III (Marsha), Minister David Lake (Della), Timothy Lake (Faye), Shawntae White (Jackie), all of Salisbury, MD, Michael Lake (Leslie), Daniel Lake (Beverly), all of Delmar, MD, James Samuel Lake of Willards, MD and Evon Lake of New Castle, DE; his sisters, Alicia Fosque-Whittington of Crisfield and Senior Pastor, Elsie Lee-Lake Collier; brother-in-law, Bishop William Collier, Sr. of Crisfield, MD; his brothers, Edward Roger Lake, Sr. (Jane), Ronald Fosque and Donald Smith; his grandchildren, James W. Lake, IV, Lakeisha Lake, Monica Lake, Dinah Lake, Janell Wedge, Joy Wedge, Tim Lake, Rynisha Lake, Tasha Lake, Sherese Lake, Tynisha Taylor, Rochelle Taylor, Desmond Lake, Quincy Lake, Jenaya Lake, Daniel Lake, Jr., Joshua Lake, Marquel Sheppard, Jalen White, Keoshia Johnson, Ryan Bailey, Shamir Stevenson, Rodney Stevenson, Tyler Swift, Charon Sterling, eight great grandchildren and a host of nephews nieces, cousins and friends.
In addition to his parents, preceding him in death are his paternal grandparents, Walter Lake and Nettie Pender, both of Preston, MD; his maternal grandparents, Roger King and Fannie Hickman-King, both of Marion, MD; his sister, Laverne Fosque-Sterling; his brother, Sam Hickman; his nephew, James “Jimmy” Whittington, Jr.; two grandchildren, Denise Lake and Jordan White; six aunts and four uncles.
Minister James Lake will be remembered and greatly missed for his love for God and his dedication and commitment to his family.
St. John 14 – “Let not your heart be troubled, ye believe in God believe also in me. In my fathers house are many mansion…”
A funeral service will be held 1 PM, Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Highway Holiness in Crisfield, MD, with a viewing two hours prior. Bishop George S. Jackson, Sr. will be the Eulogist. A viewing will also be held 1-6 PM, Friday, April 25, 2014 at the Funeral Home in Princess Anne. Interment will be in John Wesley U.M.C. (Bowland Hill) Cemetery, in Princess Anne.
Irving Wayne Ballard, Sr., 63, of Crisfield (formerly of Princess Anne) departed this life Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland. Born October 10, 1950, he was the son of the late Sherwood, Sr. and Catherine Ballard.
Irving received his education in the Somerset County Public Schools. He joined the United States Navy for a short tour of duty. Among his many accomplishments, he was an active member and advocate of community and public school activities. Irving worked diligently for many years as a laborer and truck driver until his health begin to fail.
Irving was a man who loved his family and wanted everyone to exceed and to do their best. He will be remembered for his special greeting, male or female, “Hey Boy”! Irving will truly be missed by all.
Irving leaves to cherish fond memories with his wife, Stacey Parks-Ballard; five daughters, Anita, Michelle, Nakia, T’Keria and Mashala; eight sons, Dana, Terrell, Timothy, Xavier, Irving, Jr., Saquille, Issiah and Jayden; three brothers, Johnnie Ballard of Princess Anne, Maryland, Sherman Stevenson and Sherwood Ballard (Cheryl) of Salisbury, Maryland; two sisters, Bernice Collins and Shirley Cottman of Princess Anne, Maryland; nineteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
A funeral service will be held 11AM, Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Princess Anne, Maryland, with a viewing one hour prior. Rev. Carroll Mills will be the Eulogist. A viewing will also be held 6-8 PM, Friday, April 18, 2014 at the Funeral Home in Princess Anne. Interment will be 2:00 PM, Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Hurlock, Maryland.
Roselyn Annette Collins Ball, 51, was called from labor to reward on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 4:12 a.m. at the Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Maryland. She had courageously battled cancer for more than 4 years. Roselyn was born on October 12, 1962 at the McCready Hospital in Crisfield, Maryland to Roselyn Elizabeth Whittington Collins and the late William Grant Collins.
She received her formal education in the Somerset County Public School System and graduated from Crisfield High School in 1980. She continued her education at Howard University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore and the Medical College of Virginia where she discovered her passion and spiritual gift for helping others. She took her desire to work with others to the Somerset County Detention Center where she served as a Correctional Officer. In 2012 she was named Employee of the Year. Roselyn retired in November 2013 after more than 25 years of service. She never missed an opportunity to share her love of the Lord and to witness to everyone at the Center, both inmates and teammates, about the goodness of God.
“Nette”, as she was affectionately called by family and friend was introduced to Christ at a very young age. Her walk with God began at the knees of her maternal grandparents. “Grandfather” and “Grandmother”, as she affectionately called them, loved her too. Grandfather gave her the name “Sweetsie”. Grandfather would set her on his knee as they sang the Songs of Zion, and the old hymns that spoke of pain, suffering and God’s steadfast love. These songs brought comfort to her during the many midnight hours of her journey. She attended and participated in all of the church activities planned for the children. Nette united with the John Wesley United Methodist Church and in spite of her illness remained a faithful member until GOD called her home. Her service epitomized her faith walk.
On May 22, 1993, Roselyn married the love of her life, Harrison Lee Ball, Jr. Harrison and “Roz”, as he affectionately called her, were blessed with more than 20 years of life together. To this union, one son, William Harrison Ball was born. He preceded them in death. Even as her health started to fail, Roselyn was not one to ask for help – instead she would always try to help others. When asked if she needed something, she would say, ‘that’s ok, Harrison will do it’ – and he would. He faithfully stayed by her side – he was her voice when she could not speak and always insisted she get the best care. When he couldn’t be with her, Harrison would pray to God to protect her, and God was faithful. Harrison and “Roz” claimed every healing as a victory and gave God all the praise.
Roselyn’s gift of caring for others was evident in the love, caring and attention she gave her father and mother. After her father died, she selflessly cared for her mother, even when they both were ill. She shared this same gift with her sisters, Marshallyn and Marilyn and her brother, Jerome, as well. She believed in family and loved everyone.
Roselyn was a faithful member of John Wesley United Methodist Church and served as actively as she could despite her illness. She knew that despite the challenges she faced, she was blessed and always wanted to do whatever could be done to praise God’s Name. She loved John Wesley from the time she was born and when God called her to serve she answered, serving as Trustee, as Lay Speaker and as president of the Union Wesley Choir. And she loved to sing with her choir– God gave her the strength to sing one last time with her choir the night before He took her home.
Roselyn loved children and was the mother to many, taking the time to spoil, to discipline, and to love each one as though each was her own. She believed that as Proverbs 22:6 (KJV) tells us, “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.” On many a Sunday, she would hold a baby on her lap during church; during the week it would be another and on the weekend yet another child. She would listen to each child and share the wisdom she has learned at her parents’ and grandparents’ knee. While all were special to her, she held a special place in her heart for Diamond, Desire and Shande.
Roselyn was surrounded by many loving family and friends. They all meant so much to her in her final days. She appreciated all of the kind words, acts of kindness and prayers for everyone and especially the time she spent with her cousin Taressa Green, her sister-in-law, Denise “Dee” Ball, and her best friend, Vanessa Ward.
Roselyn leaves to mourn her loss, her beloved husband, Harrison of Princess Anne, MD; her mother, Roselyn Whittington Collins of Crisfield, MD; a step-son, Harrison, III; three sisters: Mary Collins of Crisfield, MD; Marshallyn Whittington and Marilyn Whittington of Mt. Rainier, MD; one brother Jerome William Collins of Crisfield, MD; three sisters-in-law, Terri Jones, and Denise “Dee” Ball of Crisfield, MD, and Roselee Collins of Orlando, FL, brother-in-law Joseph “Joe-Joe” Handy of Princess Anne, MD; five great-aunts: Cora Handy of Marion Station, MD, Alva Bell of Seaford, DE; Thelma Green, of Philadelphia, PA, Blanche Johnson, of Philadelphia, PA, Odessol Knight, Harrisburg, PA. Five aunts: Cora Brooks, Baltimore, MD, Jane Whittington, Philadelphia, PA, Helen Whittington Baltimore, MD, Cathaleen Whittington, Baltimore, MD; Maxine Swayne, Charlotte, NC; and host of family and friends.
A funeral service will be held 12 PM, Saturday, April 12, 2014 at John Wesley United Methodist Church in Marion Station, with a viewing two hours prior. Rev. Cynthia Bonneville will be the Eulogist. A viewing will also be held 6-8 PM, Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Church. Interment John Wesley United Methodist Church Cemetery, in Marion Station.