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MABLE E. GROSS

March 23, 1941 March 8, 2011
MABLE E. GROSS
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Mable Elizabeth Gross was born on March 23, 1941 to Frances Pratt Evans and the late Lee Frances Gross. She peacefully departed this life on Monday, March 8, 2011 at 3:50 p.m. at the Washington Hospital Center in the District of Columbia, where she was surrounded by family.Mable was educated in the Anne Arundel School system. She left school and home at an early age and started her career as a domestic worker.Mable enjoyed communicating on the telephone, especially with her mom. She greatly appreciated the time spent with her son Frank, Della, and her granddaughters. She would often call and say, "Jive Turkey, what are you doing?" She was full of life, humor, laughter, and she loved to talk about her lively life experiences. She also loved to cook, dine and shop. She enjoyed a good laugh, entertainment, telling jokes, and watching television, especially wrestling and western movies. She also had a special appreciation and passion for car racing.Later in life, Mable married Danny Sullivan who also preceded her in death.Mable experienced an encounter with the Bread of Life Church, which is now named "From the Heart of God Church." They began to hold services at the hotel where Mable was employed. From the beginning of that first encounter, Mable became instrumental in ensuring that their needs were provided for during Sunday morning worship services. Mable began to drop by during breaks in her hotel duties, and it was through these frequent visits that she became a part of the Bread of Life Church Ministry in 2001. Mable quickly made known her love for music and songs and became an active participant in the music ministry. She was instrumental in forming the church's first singing group (Bread of Life Choir). When it came to singing, Mable aptly fit the description that we often hear in church circles today, "Be ye also ready." Sister Mable was also a participant of the Ministry of Helps Team when visiting the nursing home in the Laurel, Maryland area.Mable was preceded in death by her daughter Ann Gross and her grandson Michael L. Gray, Jr. Mable leaves to cherish her memories: her mother Frances C. Evans; (10) children: Michael Gray (Barbara); Frank Gross (Della); Albert "Garfield" Hawkins; Reggie Evans (Mary Beth); Jonathan, Teresa, Lisa, and McCain Terry; Melissa and Wendy Saunders; onebrother, Ray Evans; (19) grandchildren and (9) great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind Aunt Georgia Pratt, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. To name just a few of her many special friends: First Lady Starr Purnell; Grace Anderson, Frances Faharty and Kathy Rosemond (Laurel Town Facility). She also leaves fond memories to Cindy Evans.

Cemetery:

Apostolic Faith Church 8800 Adams Church Road Owings, MD 20736 (map/driving directions)

Visitation:

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Sewell Funeral Home 1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678 on March 15, 2011 (map/driving directions)

Service:

11:00 AM at Sewell Funeral Home 1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678 on March 15, 2011 (map/driving directions)

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