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SARAH ELLEN CONTEE

December 24, 1929 January 4, 2014
SARAH ELLEN CONTEE
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Sarah Ellen Long Contee was born to the late Frank and Lena Long on December 24, 1929. Sarah was better known as “Cherry”, by her family and friends. She was educated in the Public Schools of Calvert County, Maryland.

Sarah married the late Wilbert Contee, Sr. on October 14, 1950. From this union they were blessed with four children, Theresa, Wilbert Jr., JoAnn, and Frank.

Sarah became a member of Ward’s Memorial United Methodist Church on April 2, 1961 after transferring from Mt. Hope United Methodist Church. While at Wards, she was the President and Treasurer of the Senior Choir, Membership Chairperson, Secretary of the Women’s Society, now known as the United Methodist Women, member of the Finance Committee and Chairperson of the Pastor Parrish Relations Committee.

Sarah was a domestic worker throughout Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties for several years. She faithfully provided transportation for several friends from the county. She retired from this field of work and became a fulltime caretaker for her family. This included caring for her mother fulltime until her death in 1995. She also provided childcare for her grandchildren and great grandchildren until her health began to fail. She would often joke and say, “Child, I’m supposed to be watching them, but they’re watching me”. She said this because you could always find her falling asleep on her favorite spot on the porch, her couch!

Sarah enjoyed shopping. Every Saturday you could find her and her late sister Laura at Landover Mall’s Sears and Parole Shopping Center in Annapolis, Maryland. They would leave early in the morning and you wouldn’t see them until late at night. Even after a hard days work, she would make her way to A&P Grocery Store on 301. Sarah also, enjoyed spending quality time with her late husband Wilbert. They enjoyed attending church together, going to the Baltimore Orioles ballgames and eating at Old Country Buffet.

Sarah leaves to cherish her memories, two daughters, Theresa Gross and JoAnn Baynes; one son-in-law, Randolph Gross; one daughter-in-law, Karen Contee; seven grandchildren; Latania and Crystal Jones, Kia and Derrell Contee, Timothy and Wilbert Gross and Marqueis Baynes; three great grandchildren; Keonna and Jahanah Jones and Josiah LaPorte; one sister-in-law, Helen Creek; one brother-in-law, Maurice Creek, Sr.; one adopted daughter, Tracy (Kim) Coates; one adopted granddaughter, Saranika King; one adopted great-grandchild, Carlo Hurley, Jr.; special nieces, Angela Creek and Pamela Randall; special nephews, Terrance Parker, Dewayne Andrews, Otis Savoy, Jr., Cameron Thomas and Wilford Creek; Godchildren, Rev. Joan Jones and Frank Taylor; and a host of relatives and friends.

Her husband, Wilbert, Sr., two sons, Wilbert Jr. “Billy” and Frank Contee preceded her in rest.

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Visitation

Friday

10

Jan

10:00 AM 1/10/2014 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/10/2014 11:00:00 AM
Ward's Memorial United Methodist Church

2265 Wards Chapel Road
Owings, MD 20736

Ward's Memorial United Methodist Church
2265 Wards Chapel Road Owings 20736 MD
United States

Service

Friday

10

Jan

11:00 AM 1/10/2014 11:00:00 AM
Ward's Memorial United Methodist Church

2265 Wards Chapel Road
Owings, MD 20736

Ward's Memorial United Methodist Church
2265 Wards Chapel Road Owings 20736 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Friday

10

Jan

1:00 PM 1/10/2014 1:00:00 PM
Ward's Memorial United Methodist Church

2265 Wards Chapel Road
Owings, MD 20736

Ward's Memorial United Methodist Church
2265 Wards Chapel Road Owings 20736 MD
United States
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