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LOUISE HOLLAND MORSELL

March 25, 1928 May 9, 2010
LOUISE HOLLAND MORSELL
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Obituary for LOUISE HOLLAND MORSELL

Louise Holland Morsell, 82, of Sunderland, MD passed away on May 9, 2010 at 115 Pushaw Station Road, Sunderland, MD. Louise (Lousa) Morsell, daughter of the late Joseph Holland and Annie Wills Holland was born on March 25, 1928 in Paris, Maryland. She ascended to her Father's house on Sunday, May 9, 2010 at her Sunderland, MD residence of 65 years or more after a lengthy illness.Louise attended public schools in Calvert County. As a youth, working alongside her father and older siblings, Louise was exposed to entrepreneurial ship, farming, hard work, and a good work ethic early in life all of which had a positive impact on her life and provided tools to withstand any situation she encountered. As a mother/ homemaker you would often find Louise working in the fields and gardening to provide for her family. Once her children grew older, she entered the workforce holding many jobs during her lifetime, including those of custodian, cook, maid, and private caregiver. In 1987, she retired from the Pentagon, Washington, DC, after 15 years of federal government service. This announcement did not keep Louise dormant as she continued to work in her community, church and home for another 15 years.Louise was very active in her church, Mt. Hope United Methodist, for more than 65 years until her health began to fail. She held many positions, including those of custodian, treasurer, and trustee. Also, she served as a working and dedicated member of the finance committee, usher board, senior choir, United Methodist Women, and as a member of the Board of Child Care. At the annual Board of Child Care salad fest and fashion show, you could always count on Louise to strut down the runway as she loved to model and was highly favored by all in attendance. She would often tell her grandchildren "Make sure you make time for the Lord."Louise loved to pick kale, visit/ talk with family and friends, and travel. She had the ability to make anyone laugh. There was nothing shy about her at all. She could befriend any stranger. Shopping and patronizing yard sales was two other hobbies she loved. In March 2009, Louise was honored by the American Legion Auxiliary, Gray Ray Post #220, Sixes Road, Prince Frederick, MD, in recognition and sincere appreciation for 27 years of outstanding service and assistance which contributed to the advancement of the American Legion Auxiliary programs.In 1946, Louise married Thomas Harding Morsell. From this blessed union 13 children were born. Louise leaves to cherish her memory, five daughters: Sharlyn Briscoe, Judy O. Mackall, and Linda Wallace (Dennis), Angela Morsell, and Allison Offord (Marco); six sons:
Thomas E. Morsell (Veronica), Ronnie Morsell, Rickie Morsell, Lionel Morsell (Celeste), Kelvin (Kellie) Morsell, Craig Morsell (Francine); one sister: Dorothy Pinkney; two sister-in-laws: Ms. Alice Carter and Mrs. Laura Holland; one brother-in-law: Mr. Clifton Morsell Sr.: *15 grandchildren: *13 great grand children; Close Friends: Peggy Green, Myrtle Freeland, Mary Hutchins, Shirley Proctor, and Jane Fletcher; special nephew/ friend: Fred Holland; special nieces/ friend: Geraldine Gray, Vera Holland, and Gloria (Pic) Mackall; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.Proceeding her in death are: her two daughters Marilyn and Renee Morsell; three sisters: Marie Jenkins, Annie Hall, and Mary (Francis) Haskins; seven brother: Ralph, Carroll, Edward, Roscher, Thomas, Norman (Banks), Eugene (Buddy Roll) Holland and one special friend/ cousin; William Holland Sr.

Cemetery:

Mt. Hope UM Church 145 Dalrymple Road Sunderland, MD 20689 (map/driving directions)

Visitation:

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Mt. Hope UM Church 145 Dalrymple Road Sunderland, MD 20689 on Friday, May 14, 2010 (map/driving directions) 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Mt. Hope UM Church 145 Dalrymple Road Sunderland, MD 20689 on Saturday, May 15, 2010 (map/driving directions)

Service:

11:00 AM at Mt. Hope UM Church 145 Dalrymple Road Sunderland, MD 20689 on Saturday, May 15, 2010 (map/driving directions)

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