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Lula Meade Travis

April 20, 1930 — March 28, 2024


Lula Meade Travis

Lula M. Travis, 93, of Cambridge, Maryland passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2024 at Mallard Bay Care Center in Cambridge.

She was born April 20, 1930 on Hoopers Island to the late Lee Lehman Travers, Sr. and Sally Mae Lewis Travers.

In June 1946, Lula married her sweetheart Samuel Buck Travis and together raised 7 children. She worked on the water with her husband and later picked crabs in several picking houses on the island.  Mr. Travis passed away in 1997.

Lula loved living on Hoopers Island in what was considered the “home place”, until one of the hurricanes destroyed her home.  She was heartbroken but moved on and made her new home in Cambridge. 

When it came to cooking and baking, Lula was one of the best.  Her door was always open to family and friends to come and enjoy all the home cooking she prepared.

In the spring and summer you could always find her in the yard tending to her flowers.  Sitting on her porch was a favorite pastime, waving to people as they rode by her house. If Lula heard of anyone needing help of any sort, she would be the first to offer a helping hand.  She enjoyed attending the Mac Center and all they offered.  Lula’s family was most important to her, she will be dearly missed by them and her friends. 

She is survived by her children Racheal A. Wilcox and her husband Donnie, who was like a 5th son to her of East New MarketSally Travis of Cambridge and stepson Samuel W. Travis and his wife Jeanne of Salisbury; grandchildren Tesha Molisani, Marty Travis, Kimerley Kimball, Denise Diefenderfer, Jennifer Wilcox, Patricia Wilcox, Angela Douglas, Janel Bradley, Melissa Travis, Fulton Travis, John Travis, David Travis, Charlotte Travis and Richard Travis; step grandchildren Mark Travis, Doug Travis; great grandchildren Damian Molisani, Serenity Molisani, Nathan Harding, Ellie Henley, Zhaden Dixon, Matthew Jorrette, Zachary Jorrette, Jacob BurallAshlea BurallDaydrien Saunders, David Bradley, Michael Travis, Michelle Travis, Annie Hoffman, Taylor Budd, Roland Budd and Hayden Diefenderfer, Hannah Blan, Kurt Barnes, Amanda DaCosta, Shayna Olarinde and Leela Cartnalnumerous great-great grandchildren.

Preceded in her death beside her parents and husband was four sons, Leroy A Travis, Robert F. Travis, Ralph “Buck” Travis and Richard Travis; grandchildren Ralph Travis and Regina Travis, Amanda Travis and Ronnie Bryan; step-grandson Darrel Travis; a brother Lee Travers.

A private visitation for family only will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home.  Interment will be private at Dorchester Memorial Park, Cambridge. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Lula’s name can be sent to the Post #91, Sons of the American Legion, 98 Sunburst Highway, Cambridge, MD 21613.


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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home

308 High Street, Cambridge, MD 21613

Family only

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