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April 22, 1907 January 17, 2015
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Obituary for HATTIE L. GROSS

Hattie L. Brooks was born on April 22, 1907 in Calvert County, MD. She mainly attended public schools in Calvert County. However, there were brief periods of time when she attended public school in Washington, DC.

Hattie was raised by one of her aunts, Bertha Howe. Many of my mother's siblings, of which there were nine, had the privilege to know Bertha. They remained constant friends all of the days they were together. Bertha passed away in the nineteen sixties.

Hattie met Wilson Gross of Adelina, Maryland in 1928. They married in October of 1929. After they were married Adelina became her home. They were blessed with a daughter, Rosalie S. Gross.

Hattie enjoyed working in her many beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. She didn't complain when she also worked in the tobacco fields. LORD, the lady deserved a medal for that! She and Wilson worked steadily together carving out the best life that they could.

Hattie was a long and devoted member of the then known Western Methodist Church. She became a member of the Women 's Society of Christian Service. She served as treasurer for many years. She also was for a brief time one of the Communion Stewards. There were many times Hattie planned and presented programs to raise funds for the church needs. Now let me add this, Hattie was a great cook! She had many church dinners. Often people said to her, "Miss Hattie where's the food, do we have any fried chicken?" Mother loved her church and participated as long as she could.

Sadly, Hattie's last years were spent at the Solomon's Nursing Center. For a period of time she did well, but things changed rather quickly for her in January of this year. Allow me to add this; my mother was a woman of constant faith. She trusted God to lead her in all avenues of her life.

Left to mourn her passing; a daughter, Rosalie; nieces, Benita Burnett and her daughter Valencia; and a great number of cousins. She shared a special closeness with Violet Brooks, Gayhart Kent (now deceased) and his son Michael Kent. Mother was often available for needed details on the family history; she at 107 had certainly lived a lot of that time.

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Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

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1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
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Southern Memorial Gardens

10155 Ward Road
Dunkirk, MD 20754

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