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THELMA E. LONG

December 13, 1944 May 16, 2021
THELMA E. LONG
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Obituary for THELMA E. LONG

Thelma Eileen Gray-Brown-Long, known to most as “Poogie”, was born December 13, 1944 to the late Thomas Sylvester Sr. and the late Maefield Louis Gray, in Calvert County, Maryland. On May 16, 2021, Poogie departed this life at home surrounded by her family.

Poogie was educated in the Calvert County Public Schools. She was first married the late Joseph Brown. From this union were 5 children. Later, Poogie married Howard Long. She was his “Boo” for 29 years.

She was a catcher for the Owings Eagles softball team, along with her sister, Bert. She truly enjoyed that time.

Poogie was a devoted housewife and caretaker of her children. Later, she was employed at Walmart from which she graciously retired. Poogie’s favorite pastime was spending time with her family especially at gatherings.

She leaves to cherish memories: Husband: Howard Long; children: Mark & Lolita Gray, Roxanne, Grafton, Peter, Joseph and Rico Brown; one sister: Alberta “Bert” Jones; two brothers: Woodrow “Lloyd and James “Jimmy”; four sisters-in-law: Florence, Deborah, and Marietta Gray and Paulette Harris; one brother-in law: James Long; grandchildren: Trey, Tyrese, and Brynia Brown, Demetrius Holland, Damon Holloway, Chance Brown, Adonis and Kevin Gray; great-grandchildren: Mia Holland, Tylyiah and Reign Gray; one uncle: Bishop Robert “Sonny Boy” Watts. Poogie also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Proceeding her in death: brother: Thomas “Dickie” Gray and brother-in-law: Rayfield Jones.

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Visitation

Friday

21

May

10:00 AM 5/21/2021 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/21/2021 11:00:00 AM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Due to the restrictions requiring social distancing, there will be a limit of 10 people in the viewing at one time. Face masks are required. Please limit your visit so that others may have an opportunity to pay their respects. After viewing, we ask that you exit the premises immediately. There will be no standing or gathering in any areas of the facility. Thank you for your cooperation during this difficult time.

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Service

Friday

21

May

11:00 AM 5/21/2021 11:00:00 AM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

The funeral service attendance will be restricted due to distancing requirements.

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Friday

21

May

1:00 PM 5/21/2021 1:00:00 PM
Mt. Hope UM Church

145 Dalrymple Road
Sunderland, MD 20689

Mt. Hope UM Church
145 Dalrymple Road Sunderland 20689 MD
United States
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