Margaret Jones “Granny” or “Grandma” as she was affectionately called was born on May 1, 1943 to the late Mark Jones and Margaret Dennis. After a lengthy illness, Margaret departed this life on Saturday, August 22, 2015.
After 42 years of service, Granny retired from Perdue Inc., there she received numerous awards for perfect attendance and outstanding service.
Margaret received her education in the public schools of Somerset County. At an early age she became a member of Metropolitan United Methodist Church. She was very supportive of her church and loved to read her Daily Bread and The Upper Room. She got great comfort in listening to WESM “Stairway to Heaven” host Marian Birckhead on Sunday mornings.
For many years Granny was an active member of the Walter Polk Post #132 Ladies Auxiliary of Princess Anne. She will always be remembered for her down home cooking, pleasant smile, pleasant disposition and her willingness to always help someone in need. She loved to travel but after two or three days she would reply “I’m ready to go back home to Princess Anne”.
Granny was never married or had children of her own, but always took care of everyone’s child that she came in contact with and cherished them. She kept popsicles and snacks on hand for them. She loved watching western movies and the jeopardy game shows. She will surely be missed by her family and many friends.
She leaves to cherish her memory with: sister, Irma Deas of Baltimore, MD, brother, John Edward Dennis (Grace) of Princess Anne, sister, Dena Jones of Denton, MD, brother and sister Mark Jones and Cynthia Jones of New York City; a special nephew, Adrian White of Baltimore whom she helped her sister Betty to raise; one aunt, Betty Sterling (Thomas) of Philadelphia; two godchildren, Tiffany Maddox and her son, Michael of Princess Anne; and a host of other nephews, nieces, cousins and numerous friends. Granny was preceded in death by one sister, Betty White and one nephew, James White.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Princess Anne. With a viewing one hour prior. A viewing will also be held 6:00 PM-8:00 PM on Friday at the Church. Interment will be at John Wesley (Bowland Hill) Cemetery in Princess Anne.
Alfredo Galaviz Carranza, 49, of Marion Station, Maryland departed this life on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland. Born June 17, 1966, he was the son of Nieves Galaviz Aguilera and the late Maria del Refugio Carranza Chavez.
He was employed as a construction worker for many years.
In addition to his father, he leaves to cherish his memory with; his wife, Aurora Lopez Galaviz; one son, Alejandro Galaviz; two daughters, Bernice Cruz and Blanca Galaviz; three grandchildren; two brothers, Carlos and Miguel Galaviz; one sister, Guadalupe Galaviz; his best friend who was like a brother, Ignacio”Nacho” Mata; a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by two brothers, Victor and Gerardo Galaviz
A mass of Christian Burial will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, August 29, 2015 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Salisbury. With a visitation one hour prior. Interment will be in Beechwood Cemetery in Princess Anne.
Leanore C. Jackson, 58, was born in Salisbury, Maryland on August 4, 1957 to Evangelist Gertie Strasser (Phillip) and the late Albert C. Dix, Sr. (Alice). On Saturday, August 15, 2015, the Lord called His child home to receive her crown.
Leanore was educated in the Somerset County public school system and graduated from Crisfield High School in 1975. She continued her education at Delaware Technical Community College in Wilmington, where she studied nursing. She then moved to Port Norris, New Jersey which became her second home. At the age of 22, she moved back to Crisfield and gave birth to Nykia. After coming home, she worked as a seafood worker for many years until she joined Mrs. Paul’s Kitchen. In 1990, she gave birth to I’Kea and began working at Salisbury Rehabilitation & Nursing Center shortly thereafter. In 1996, her baby girl Asia was born.
Throughout her career of nearly 25 years at the Salisbury nursing home, she held many positions including certified nursing assistant/geriatric nursing assistant (CNA/GNA), specialist, mentor, certified medicine aide (CMA), and scheduling manager. Later in her career, she also attended Wor-Wic Community College for several years and worked at Chesapeake Manor Assisted Living as a CMA.
Leanore’s smile was one of a kind that touched everyone that came in contact with her. She was affectionately known by many as “Nin”, “Ninny”, “Aunt Nore”, and “Pookie” – a name she lovingly gave to most. She loved helping people. Her devotion was not limited to helping the elderly through her work, but also to caring for her family and friends. So much so, she opened her arms and embraced Katrina as her fourth daughter.
She enjoyed playing bingo and slot machines, eating out, and spending time with her friends and family, especially at family reunions, Thanksgiving and Christmas. For many years, she volunteered at the Highway Holiness church feast – a tradition she has now passed down to her daughters. She was a member of the Light of Crisfield Temple #86 and often worked as a barmaid for the Crisfield Pride Lodge #194.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her parents; four daughters, Dr. Nykia Jackson (Brooks), Katrina Bacon (Ellsworth, Jr.), I’Kea Douglas and Asia Jackson; three grandchildren, Courtney, Zion and Mackenzie; five brothers, Anthony Jackson (Crystal), Sylvester Jackson, George Dix, Kirk Jackson, and Reginald Jackson; one sister, Emily Dix; one uncle, Hezekiah Jackson, Jr. (Sandra); two aunts, Mary and Lottie Jackson; two godchildren, Juana Leonard and Janae Bowyer; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, stepmother, three brothers, Albert C. “Russ”, Jr., Gregory and Marlon “Little Phil” Dix and her grandmother, Nettie Cottman.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, August 22, 2015 at St. James United Methodist Church in Westover, with a viewing one hour prior. Pastor Dorothy Holden will be the Eulogist. A viewing will also be held 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, August 21, 2015 at Highway Holiness Church in Crisfield where ceremonial rites will be performed by Light of Crisfield Temple #86 at 7:00 PM.
Interment will be held at Mt. Peer Cemetery in Marion Station.
On Monday, July 27, 2015, life came to a close for James Alfred Maddox, Sr. God called him from labor to eternal rest. James the son of the late Arthur and Saddie Nicholas-Maddox was born on March 12, 1921, he was the youngest of five children.
He was educated in Somerset County Upper Hill, Maryland. He served in the United States Army from 1942 until 1946. He traveled to California, Germany and Africa. Upon his honorable discharge, he met and married Maria Johnson from this union, they were blessed with nine children.
James worked for Campbell Soup Company in Pocomoke, MD, He also worked at Dulany Foods in Fruitland, MD and was a waterman. His last job was with Harold Bozman Seafood Food.
Fond memories of James will remain with his devoted wife of 69 years, Marie C. Maddox; nine children, five sons, James Maddox, Jr. (Gloria) of Baltimore, Robert Maddox, Sr. of Delmar, Arthur Maddox of Upper Hill, Thomas (Karen) Maddox of Salisbury, and Russell (Kim) Maddox of Eden, MD; four daughters, Mable Collins (George) of Fairmount, Maggie Collins of Fairmount, Marie Corbin (Levi) of Oaksville, and Emma Dashields of Fairmount; 33 grandchildren; 51 great grandchildren; 12 great great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Mary (Alvie) Hutchinson of Baltimore and Annie Mae Milbourne of Salisbury; one cousin-in-law, Daisy Maddox of North Carolina; His best friend, George and another friend, Upshur Bacon Godson and his wife; Mr. and Mrs. James Milbourne, his son and grandson; caregivers Arthur Maddox and Andre Collins; another granddaughter whom he called Pitty Pat and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Samuel and William Maddox; two sisters, Sara and Ester Maddox; one great granddaughter, Tiara; two daughters-in-law, Sharon and Deana; and two sons-in-law, Elwood, Sr. and William, Sr.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Saint James United Methodist Church in Westover with a viewing one hour prior. Pastor Elwood Collins will be the Eulogist. A viewing will also be held 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church. Interment will be held 11 a.m. Monday, August 3, 2015 at Springhill Memory Gardens in Hebron.
Terry A. Ball-Jones, daughter of the late Harrison, Sr. and Ruth Ball, was born August 15, 1954. She departed this life on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, when Jesus sweetly called her home to be at rest.
“Dump”, as she was affectionately known by many, truly loved the Lord. She was a Godly Woman, and loved the Lord with all her heart, soul and strength. Many witnessed the glow of Jesus upon her life as she served others with her sweet spirit and radiant smile.
“Dump” was a member of Union Asbury/John Wesley U,M, Church, and sang on the Asbury Choir before the two churches united together. Her favorite hymns were, “Peace In the Midst of The Storm” and “It’s My Desire to Live for Jesus”. Dump was an inspiration to her church family and community. Some Sundays she was not able to attend her church, she would always try and make it to a church in the community, just to give God all the praise, Glory and Honor.
“Dump” attended school in Somerset County where she graduated with the class of 1973. She worked at Alan Tyler Seafood Company for many years. She was a very dedicated daycare provider to every child from Lawsonia to Somers cove Apartments in Crisfield, and they all loved and treasured her. “Dump” was a member of the Marionette SOcial club for a numeral amount of years.
“Dump” was a mother, grandmother, sister and aunt who loved her family. She married her beloved husband of 11 years in 2004.
She leaves to cherish fond memories: her beloved husband, William Jones; three sons, Eric (Georgina) Ball, Derrick Ball, Sr. and Shane (Leslie) Ball , all of Crisfield; seven grandchildren, Desyre Ball was grandmom’s first grandchild who stole grand mom’s heart, Shayna, Dyamond, Alayysia, Jeremiah, Shane, Jr. and Derrick, Jr.; two brothers, Harrison Ball, Jr. and Joseph Handy, both of Princess Anne; three sisters, Denise Ball of Crisfied, Rosalee Collins of Orlando, FL and Michelle Handy-Mask of Hampton, VA; five step-children, Jan Jones, William Jones, Veronica Jones, Felisha Jones and Trinette Jones; four aunts, Gladys Connor, an aunt that was just like her sister, Margaret Wiggins, Evelyn Christy, Pearl Ball; two uncles, Johnny Ball and Armstead (Hilda) Ball and a host of other step children, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
She had a special nephew that she raised as her own, Kevin Turpin. Godchildren, Jessica Tilghman, Ian Johnson and Edward Johnson, Jr. and a special young lady, Shawanda Tilghman was just like a dughter, sje raised her as a little child.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father Harrison and Ruth Ball.
A funeral service will be held 11 am. Saturday, August 1, 2015 at John Wesley United Methodist Church in Marion Station with a viewing one hour prior. Pastor Cynthia Bonneville will be the Eulogist. Interment will be in Mount Peer Cemetery in Marion Station.
Frances Horsey of Crisfield, Maryland passed away peacefully at the Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home on July 19, 2015. Frances took great pride in being the family matriarch. She showed her wisdom, provided guidance, offered support and love, whenever deemed necessary to all of her grandchildren and their children.
Throughout her years, she was affectionately known as “Miss Frank” which was a testament to her genuine personality and pleasant demeanor. Frances was educated in the Crisfield School System. She worked as a crab picker for most of her life and as domestic, cleaning homes.
Frances was a devoted member of Shiloh Methodist Church, where she was a Head Usher for many of her grand years. Frances loved the Lord with all of her heart. Her favorite scripture was the 23 Psalm, “The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want.” As mother and grandmother she inspired the teaching of Jesus Christ and the importance of prayer and faith. She was a faithful member of the Guiding Lights for many years and Daughter of the Elks for 69 years.
She was predeceased by her parents, John P. and Ada Purnell-Horsey, her loving four children, Sidney Horsey, Jr., Ada Vass, Yvonne Horsey, Robert Horsey, her eleven siblings and two grandsons.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories: devoted daughter-granddaughter, Katrina Posey of Brookhaven, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Cheryl Collins (Linwood) of Fruitland, Maryland, David Vass (Bonnie) of Crisfield, Maryland, Don Vass (Francine) of Hebron, Maryland, Brenda Vass of Owings Mills, Maryland, Ricardo Vass of Crisfield, Maryland, Anita Williams of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Victor Vass of Baltimore, Maryland, Belinda Horsey and Terry Horsey of Shreveport, Louisiana. Beautiful memories shall also be cherished by 24 great-grandchildren, 60 great-great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A Funeral Service will be held 12:00 Noon Saturday, July 25, 2015 at John Wesley United Methodist Church in Marion Station with a viewing two hours prior. Interment will be in Mt. Peer United Methodist Church Cemetery in Marion Station.
James Redding, 90 of Princess Anne, MD departed this life on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD. Born June 28, 1925, he was the son of the late Isaac Henry Redding and Elizabeth Benson Redding.
James received his education in the Somerset County Public Schools. He served in the United States Army from 1943 until 1946 and was honorably discharged. He was employed at C.H. Hayman Hardware for over thirty years until he retired. James was a lifetime member of Mt. Hope A.M.E. Zion Church where he sang with the Male Chorus, served as a trustee and chairman of the Cemetery Committee. James was a former 33rd Degree Mason and a member of the Walter Polk Post #132, American Legion.
He leaves to cherish his memory his adoring wife, Evelyn Redding, “He was her baby doll”; one son, Ronald (Loisisha) Redding, four daughters, Priscilla Redding, Oneida (Alexander) Walker, Laura (Jaye) Polk, and Cherry Doane; grandchildren; Clarissa, Terrance, Carmeletta, James III, Brian, Katrina, Johnathan, Kristen, Dominick, Lamar, Tiffany, Rondell, Livelle; Alexander, Jr. and Darryl; 37 great grandchildren; 13 great great grandchildren; four stepdaughters, Brenda (John) Wade, Ernestine (George) Tilghman, Sandra (Karl), and Kelly Odoms; six step grandchildren, Alphonso, Reggie, Brandi, Carla, Charlie and Terrance; one sister, Agnes Jenkins (Richard), three sisters-in-law, Anna Hall, Margaret Johnson and Sarah Hall; one brother-in-law, Alphonso Hargis, Sr. and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Johnson- Redding, one daughter, Ardrilla Jackson; one son, James Henry Redding, one grandson, Robbie Walker; four sisters and four brothers.
A Funeral Service will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Mount Hope A.M.E. Zion Church in Princess Anne with a viewing one hour prior. Reverend Dr. Leon Copeland will be the Eulogist. A viewing will also be held 6-8 PM Saturday at Anthony E. Ward, Jr. Funeral Home in Princess Anne. Interment will be in the Church Cemetery.
Clifton “Wells” Horsey, Sr., 67 of Crisfield, Maryland transitioned from this earthly life on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland. Born March 6, 1948, he was the son of the late Wells J. and Addie Jackson-Horsey.
“Junie Boy”, graduated from Woodson High School in 1966. He joined the United States Army on March 19, 1968 and completed three years of service and received an honorable discharge.Clifton was employed with Jesse Long Vault Company, a long time employee of the former Carvel Hall Factory, a correctional Officer at ECI and later in life he was a Security Officer.
He enjoyed taking care of his family and friends. He loved serving steamed crabs at the Annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake Festival.
He is survived by three sons, Clifton W., Jr. (Thelma), James W. (Mary) and Brian N. Horsey (Jessica); three grandchildren, Addie, Adia and Ashley; one great granddaughter, Caris; one brother, Larry Horsey (Cindy) and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Genovia Ames-Horsey; two sisters, Lillian Hammond and Christine Teagle.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Highway Holiness Church in Crisfield, with a viewing one hour prior. A viewing will also be held 6-8 PM Friday at the church. Interment will be in Hopewell Cemetery.
Robert McKinley Johnson, 65, of Pocomoke City, departed this life on Tuesday morning, May 19, 2015 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.
Born October 14, 1949, he was the son of Naomi “Carolean” Thomas and the late Chauncy Johnson.
At a young age he found a bible said he was going to be a Baptist preacher so he was baptized by Reverend Isaac Jenkins Sr. a year later and joined New Macedonia Baptist Church. He later came to his home church Shiloh United Methodist Church in Pocomoke. He graduated from Worcester High School in 1967. Robert a veteran of the Vietnam War (Air Force), completed a tour and was honorably discharged. He spent the majority of his adult life working at Showell Poultry as a Maintenance Technician. Among his list of ventures included many entrepreneurial endeavors.
“Bobby” was a loving generous member of the community which many children growing up called him “Uncle Bobby”. He is remembered for his legendary trips to Ocean City, and his contagious laugh that filled the room.
He is survived by three sons, Chauncy, Robert (Veronica) and James Johnson; one daughter, Brooklyn Johnson; one stepdaughter, Shovonne Schoolfield ; one brother, Cornell Ginn (Sylvania); seven grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister, Victoria Fitch.
A funeral service will be held 12 noon, Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Worcester Highway in Pocomoke City, with a viewing one hour prior. Reverend Gertrude Brown will be the Eulogist. Interment will be private.
Dorothy Holden-Merritt, 53 of Seaford, Delaware, formerly of Crisfield, Maryland departed this life Saturday, May 16, 2015 at McCready Hospital in Crisfield. Born December 8, 1961 she was the daughter of Pastor Dorothy M. Holden and the late Frederick Holden.
“Dimp”, as she was affectionately known, graduated from Crisfield High School in 1980. She attended the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Delmarva Beauty Academy. She was the owner operator of Healthy Hair Clinique in Seaford, and was an Instructor of Cosmetology at Parkside High School in Salisbury.
As a skilled cosmetologist and educator of her profession, one could quickly observe she enjoyed being around people. Within her presence the heaviest of hearts could laugh, the saddest faces would smile and an uneasy mind could be calmed with her advice. She would let you know the truth and would often say, “I never leave my thoughts to the imagination”. If you asked, she was willing to share. She never failed to encourage others to reach for their goals or promote them from producing their best work every time. For that is what “Ms. Dorothy”, “Dimp” exhibited with her unique fashion style, and in the hair styles of every client. She was a hard working woman and those who grew to share in her love of cosmetology, would develop such a quality. She believed and proved all hair could be restored to its healthy state and she was committed to promoting the natural hair beauty of others. As an amazing teacher, wonderful rode model, a well trusted stylist, classy educator she had much to offer those she came in contact with. She had a heart to give and never hesitated to offer or assist those in need; she kept her word!
“Dimp” is survived by her devoted husband, John “Al” Merritt; three sons, Sean Steward (Tamika), Ernest Ross (Brittney) and Tyriek Merritt; two daughters, Ericka Merritt and Lisa Merritt; her mother, Pastor Dorothy M. Holden; grandchildren, Cameron Ka’Ron Churchill, Brooklyn Merritt, Mari Bordley, Jayuan Wiggins, Sanai, Holden and Tatum Steward, Julian, Carter, Ta’Lia, Ta’niyah, and Ra’Mani Ross; one brother, Oliver Sutton; one sister, Helen Murray; one aunt, Geraldine Jackson; a special cousin, Howard Ward, Sr.; two nephews, Omar Sutton and Devin Murray; two nieces, Ayanna Sutton and Kamiza Sutton and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one nephew, Darin Murray.
A memorial service will be held 12 noon, Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Parkside High School in Salisbury, Maryland.