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MARYELLEN JOHNSON MACKALL

January 31, 1940 June 21, 2016
MARYELLEN JOHNSON MACKALL
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Maryellen Johnson Mackall began her journey on January 31, 1940 as the ninth child of fourteen children born to the late Daniel Linwood Johnson, Sr. and Inez Elmar Goff Johnson. She was preceded in death by her brothers – William Josephus, Daniel Linwood, Henry Alfred, Philip, James Edward, Robert (Cutty), and Charles (Peanut) and her sisters – Anna Jones, Elam Campbell, and Cleo Goff Russell.

Maryellen attended Calvert County Public Schools and graduated W. Sampson Brooks High School in 1958. In 1962, she graduated Bowie State Teachers College earning a B.S. in Education degree. That same year, she began her teaching career at Island Creek School in Calvert County. She was encouraged to teach by her pastor who witnessed her gift while she taught Sunday school as a teenager at Zion Hill Church of God in Christ. In 2004, she was awarded the Agnes Meyer Award for Outstanding Teaching which she accepted reluctantly and ever so humbly. Maryellen ended her professional teaching career at Appeal Elementary School in 2006 after forty-four years of teaching. Although she was no longer teaching in the school system, she focused her gift on her family and extended family. She welcomed the phone calls and visits from family and friends and always provided an ear to listen. With her true instructional gift and love of God, she helped everyone to solve their problems and offered much prayer and encouragement. Maryellen was a kind and gentle soul.

Throughout Maryellen’s life, she continued to pursue many interests cultivated by her parents, especially her mother. Foremost, her love of God inspired her to praise Him at every opportunity and to strengthen others’ faith in Him. She also loved gardening and nature in general. She enjoyed planting flowers and watching the different wildlife. She was passionate about instilling the love of nature in her children. Christmas was her favorite time of the year. She faithfully decorated her house inside and out with nativity scenes and trees as well as sent heartfelt Christmas cards by the dozens. Additionally, she especially enjoyed cooking crab cakes, roast beef, and hot rolls. Cooking always gave her the chance to share and to show her care for others. All of her interests allowed her to have compassion for her fellow man and to show kindness and love to everyone and everything.

On February 4, 1961, Maryellen was united in holy matrimony to her husband, Rodell Mackall. From this union, she was blessed with the jewels of her life, her children, whom she loved dearly. She was a loving mother to her children and devoted her life to them. Her love for her family, extended family, former students, and dear friends gave her hope, love, joy, and peace.

On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, Maryellen was taken by God from Calvert Memorial Hospital to live eternally with Him.

Memories of Maryellen will forever live in the hearts of her children, Ellen, Kevin, Kelly, and Karla; her husband, Rodell; her godson, George Campbell, Jr.; her special nieces, Francine and Anna (Linda) Jones; her namesake, Maryellen Russell; one brother, Clifton Johnson (Diane); two sisters, Hester Irene Swales and Gertrude Holland; four brothers-in-law, George Gross, Alfred Gross (Wanda), Larry Gross (Doretha), and McKinley Mackall, Jr. (Marilyn); six sisters-in-law, Catherine (Katy), Carol, and Catherine Johnson as well as Roberta Parran (Wilson), Georgia Lee Thomas (Lemuel), and Claudette Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives, former students, and of course, dear friends.

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Visitation

Thursday

30

Jun

6:00 PM 6/30/2016 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/30/2016 8:00:00 PM
Zion Hill Church of God in Christ

12450 H.G. Trueman Road
Lusby, MD 20657

Zion Hill Church of God in Christ
12450 H.G. Trueman Road Lusby 20657 MD
United States

Visitation

Friday

1

Jul

10:00 AM 7/1/2016 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/1/2016 11:00:00 AM
Southern Calvert Baptist Church

12140 H.G. Trueman Road
Lusby, MD 20657

Southern Calvert Baptist Church
12140 H.G. Trueman Road Lusby 20657 MD
United States

Service

Friday

1

Jul

11:00 AM 7/1/2016 11:00:00 AM
Southern Calvert Baptist Church

12140 H.G. Trueman Road
Lusby, MD 20657

Southern Calvert Baptist Church
12140 H.G. Trueman Road Lusby 20657 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Friday

1

Jul

1:00 PM 7/1/2016 1:00:00 PM
Zion Hill Church of God in Christ

12450 H.G. Trueman Road
Lusby, MD 20657

Zion Hill Church of God in Christ
12450 H.G. Trueman Road Lusby 20657 MD
United States
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