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MAURICE M. CREEK, SR.

March 23, 1923 November 10, 2018
MAURICE M. CREEK, SR.
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Maurice Melvin Creek, Sr. was born on March 23, 1923 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland to
the late Horace Creek and Helen Chase Creek. In the early morning hours on Saturday,
November 10, 2018, God sent his angel and called Maurice home.

Maurice Melvin Creek attended school in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. As a child,
Maurice was an active member of Coopers United Methodist Church.

On June 9, 1945, Maurice married the love of his life, Helen Martha Contee. From this union
there were a total of 9 children, Gloria, Barbara, Maurice, Jr., Margaret, Wilbur, Elmer, Mary,
Dorrine and Angela. For many years, Maurice lived with his family on Jewell Road in Anne
Arundel County, where he was a sharecropper on Sansbury Farm. During the off season,
Maurice worked with Toffer Construction Company. Because of his large family, Maurice was
able to successfully raise tobacco, pigs, hogs, chickens and cows. Many times when in the
tobacco field, Maurice would allow his grandchildren to sit on the tobacco load as it was being
transported from the field to the barn. He use to always say ... "Don't tear the tobacco," but
would allow us to imagine that we were on a roller coaster ride as they dumped the tobacco load in the barn. In 1979, Maurice moved his family from Jewell Road to Ward Chapel Road in
Calvert County. Maurice was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He ensured that he
provided for his family. Maurice worked many years for Ellis Restoration and retired from that
company in the late 1990s. Maurice always liked to have fun. When the grandkids were
younger, he use to always sit in the step and chase and scare them as they walked by, all
because he wanted to make them laugh. Maurice would always welcome his favorite food
"Oysters." He enjoyed family functions, such as, Thanksgiving and Christmas and spending
time with his family. Maurice also loved to play cards with his brother-in-law Wilbur Contee
(deceased) and sister-in-law Sarah Contee (deceased). They could be up half the night in a Bid Whist or Spades card game. Maurice was just a fun loving kind of guy. He loved chocolate
chip cookies and would sneak in a few with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren
whenever he could.

After marriage, Maurice joined Peter's United Methodist Church, where he was a faithful
member. Over the years, Maurice was active in many ministries in Peter's UM Church. He
was a Trustee, Member of the United Methodist Men, Usher Board member, Building Fund
Committee member, Guitar player for the Peter's United Methodist Men's choir, and member
of the Peter's Senior Choir. We loved to hear Maurice sing, "I'LL BE SOMEWHERE
LISTENING FOR MY NAME." The harmony in his voice made the song even more beautiful.

Maurice had a very kind, peaceful, calm and loving spirit and he loved to be the jokester. On
many occasions when visiting him at home, you could find him sitting in his special chair,
instigating in the Tri-ominos game going on at the other table with his wife and daughters, all in fun. Maurice always liked to keep you laughing. Even towards the end of Maurice's life, he
remained playful, telling as many jokes as he could and making everyone laugh. Through all
the pain, he stayed peaceful and he didn't complain.

Maurice Sr. was preceded in death by his Parents; Horace & Helen Creek, Brothers; Joseph,
Earnest & Horace Creek, Sisters; Hester Creek and Helen Duppins, Son; Wilbur Creek,
Daughter; Dorrine Jones and Grandchildren; Michele Young, Sheena Creek, Edmond Young,
Jr. and Robert Wilkerson, Jr. He leaves to carry on his legacy and to cherish his memories, his
loving wife of 73 years; Helen Creek, seven children; Gloria Wilkerson, Barbara Young
(Russell), Maurice Creek, Jr. (Beverly), Margaret Young (Edmond, Sr.), Elmer Creek, Sr.
(Doris), Mary Adams (Bob), Angela Creek and Son-in-law; Alvin Jones, Sr. Thirty-two
grandchildren, forty-nine great-grandchildren and fourteen great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.


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Visitation

Saturday

17

Nov

9:00 AM 11/17/2018 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/17/2018 11:00:00 AM
Peter's UM Church

2785 Chaney Road
Dunkirk, MD 20754

Peter's UM Church
2785 Chaney Road Dunkirk 20754 MD
United States

Service

Saturday

17

Nov

11:00 AM 11/17/2018 11:00:00 AM
Peter's UM Church

2785 Chaney Road
Dunkirk, MD 20754

Peter's UM Church
2785 Chaney Road Dunkirk 20754 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Saturday

17

Nov

12:45 PM 11/17/2018 12:45:00 PM
Cooper's UM Church

9370 Southern MD Blvd.
Dunkirk, MD 20754

Cooper's UM Church
9370 Southern MD Blvd. Dunkirk 20754 MD
United States
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