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MARJORIE C. BROOKS

April 15, 1914 December 22, 2009
MARJORIE C. BROOKS
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Marjorie Cornelia Harrod Brooks was born on April 15, 1914, on Neeld's Estate in Plum Point. She was the fourth of eleven children born to Ethel "Nair" Purvey and George William Harrod. She was known to all as "Momma."Marjorie attended Calvert County Public Schools. As a young woman, she attended St. Edmonds United Methodist Church.On December 20, 1932, she was joined in holy matrimony with the late Albert David Brooks of Dares Beach. They both became members of Plum Point United Methodist Church. The marriage would span sixty years, producing a daughter and five sons. After the loss of her love, Albert, in August 1992 there was no other man for her, and we know she is safely in his arms today.Marjorie was the matriarch of the Brooks Family. Although the oldest living member of Plum Point United Methodist Church, Marjorie was an active fundraiser for several local churches. For years, however, the Annual Brooks' Day rally was her primary fundraising focus. She was a loving homemaker and domestic to many prominent families on Dares Beach. Also, Marjorie and Albert worked the land together, side by side, raising tobacco and harvesting fresh fruits and vegetables into their late years. She was a great storyteller who readily shared her faith and wisdom with her legacy. She treasured spending time at home, daily participating in a vast telephone ministry with Hazel, Geneva, Cousin Dorothy, Brother Reynolds and Alice. Like her family, in her leisure time Marjorie was an avid baseball fan. Marjorie will most be remembered for her deep love and devotion to children. She and her husband opened their hearts and home to many relatives' children including Faye (deceased), Barbara, Velma, Dwight, Roxy, Dean, Derrick, and infant Sharon (deceased), her late sister Emma's children. They also considered as "sons" Bill Washington, Billy Brooks and Little Dennis Brooks among others. Much later, she would be adopted by her "son, James Moseley and daughter, Louise Harris."Marjorie and Albert received numerous awards and citations on the local, state and national levels for their strong position on children's advocacy. In 1977, they received a citation from Governor Marvin Mandel for outstanding foster care. In 1987, Governor William Donald Schaeffer named them Calvert County's Most Beautiful People in the pilot "Maryland You Are Beautiful" campaign. Thereafter, she and her husband founded a scholarship fund awarded to select Calvert High School seniors.
Marjorie Harrod Brooks began her new life on December 22, 2009. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Chancy; daughter, June "Mickey"; son-in-law, Oswald; and daughter-in-law, Shirley. Carrying memories forward are her sons Albert (Gertrude), Langston (Vernice), Sidney and Kermit "Chuck" (Maxine) of Prince Frederick; three daughters, Gail "Peaches" of Prince Frederick, June "Dinah" of Washington, DC and Ari (Alazar) of Silver Spring; a brother George "Broome" Harrod of Huntingtown and sister Weltha "Birdie" Pegues of Chesapeake Beach; 19 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren; 12 foster children; 25 nieces; 13 nephews; and a multitude of other relatives and friends.

Cemetery:

Plum Point UM Church 1800 Stinnett Road Huntingtown, MD 20639 (map/driving directions)

Visitation:

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Sewell Funeral Home 1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678 on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 (map/driving directions)
10:00 am to 11:00 am at Plum Point UM Church 1800 Stinnett Road Huntingtown, MD 20639 on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 (map/driving directions)

Service:

11:00 am at Plum Point UM Church 1800 Stinnett Road Huntingtown, MD 20639 on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 (map/driving directions)

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