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WILLIAM L. BOURNE

April 30, 1918 February 19, 2012
WILLIAM L. BOURNE
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Obituary for WILLIAM L. BOURNE

William L. Bourne, 93, of Saint Leonard, MD passed away on February 19, 2012 at his residence. He was born April 30, 1918 to the late Draper Edward Bourne and Annie Rebecca Howe Bourne in Calvert County, Maryland. He was the seventh of nine children who all preceded him in death. He attended school in Island Creek which at the time was called “Pink School”. After attending school he worked as a farmer, construction worker, and an oyster shucker at the oyster house. On November 9, 1940 he was united in Holy Matrimony to Henrietta Virginia Jackson. From this union seven children were born. William, affectionately called Buncie, Daddy, Daddy Buncie, Grand-Pop, and Dit Do was well known throughout the community for his gardening and his giving heart. You would find him sitting outside guarding his garden. He was a member of Brooks United Methodist Church, where in his earlier years he sang in the choir. His favorite hymn was “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”. Buncie really loved his family. He enjoyed the many family gatherings, especially Thanksgiving, Christmas, Fourth of July and the Labor Day weekend campout. Buncie was preceded in death by his daughter, Marilyn Bourne Johnson, grandson, Michael Leroy Harris, great-grandson, Rodney Barry Gray Jr. ”Rudy”, great granddaughter, Angel Gray and great-great, Grandson Anthony Plater. He leaves to cherish fond memories his loving wife Henrietta; two sons, Clinton Bourne (Maude), Gary Bourne; four daughters, Gertrude Whitby, Mae Harris (Lester), Olive Gray and Marietta Bourne; seventeen grandchildren; thirty-one great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; one sister-in-law; Mary Bourne and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, devoted friends and a spiritual adopted son; Warren Gray “Gray”.

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Visitation

Friday

24

Feb

10:00 AM 2/24/2012 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/24/2012 11:00:00 AM
Brooks UM Church

5550 Mackall Road
St. Leonard, MD 20685

Brooks UM Church
5550 Mackall Road St. Leonard 20685 MD
United States

Service

Friday

24

Feb

11:00 AM 2/24/2012 11:00:00 AM
Brooks UM Church

5550 Mackall Road
St. Leonard, MD 20685

Brooks UM Church
5550 Mackall Road St. Leonard 20685 MD
United States

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Brooks UM Church Final Resting Place

5550 Mackall Road
St. Leonard, MD 20685

5550 Mackall Road St. Leonard 20685 MD
United States
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