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MARGUERITE BATES JOHNSON

July 21, 1926 January 31, 2011
MARGUERITE BATES JOHNSON
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Obituary for MARGUERITE BATES JOHNSON

Marguerite Emma Bates Johnson, 84, of Port Republic, MD departed this life after a brief illness on January 31, 2011 at the Calvert County Nursing Center, Prince Frederick, MD. She was born July 21, 1926 in Calvert County to the late Leonard H. Bates and the late Emma Beatrice Sheffey.
Educated in the public school system of Calvert County and employed by Calvert County Public schools cafeteria manager; she worked for 18 years at Camp Canoy as the head cook.Brooks United Methodist Church was her lifelong church home where she served with the Usher Board and as President of the United Methodist Women. She also served as a Lay Leadership committee member.She was very active in community service serving as the coordinator for the Brooks food pantry for many years, NAACP treasurer, President of P.R.O.U.D., Past Matron of Carroll Chapter #22, Order of the Eastern Star, and served as election judge in the 2000 presidential election.Known affectionately throughout the county for her cooking, many of you have enjoyed her "Marguerite Rolls".She was married to the late Clifton A. Johnson, Sr. on March 15, 1947. From this union (7) children were born. She is survived by her children: Myrna, Clifton A. Jr., (the late Frances), Rodney (Marlene), Garrett (Pat), Antoine (Jeanette), Marvin (Susan), Van, and Clifton W. Russell (Denise). She is survived by one brother Stuart Sheffey, and one sister Harriett Urquhart. Her grand-children: Greg, Trinita, Tige, Tia, Jeannie, Christopher, Antoine Jr., Melissa, Michelle, Monica, Vicki, Phillip, Jason, Kema, Jenea, Britney, and Trinta (deceased), (25) great-grandchildren, (3) great-grand pups and two sister-in-laws: Sara and Thelma. She also leaves to mourn her lost, two very dear friends, Goldie Hawkins and Mary Bourne.Preceding her in death were her sister Florencetine and her brother Thomas, her grand-daughter, Trinta, and her daughter-in-law, Frances. She also leaves to remember her life a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and a loving caretaker Karen Gray.

Cemetery:

Brooks UM Church 5550 Mackall Road St. Leonard, MD 20685 (map/driving directions)


In lieu of flowers, please makenon-perishable food donations to Brooks United MethodistChurch Food Pantry, 5550 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, MD.

Visitation:

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Brooks UM Church 5550 Mackall Road St. Leonard, MD 20685 on February 4, 2011 (map/driving directions) 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM at Brooks UM Church 5550 Mackall Road St. Leonard, MD 20685 on February 5, 2011 (map/driving directions)

Service:

11:00 AM at Brooks UM Church 5550 Mackall Road St. Leonard, MD 20685 on February 5, 2011 (map/driving directions)

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