Marie Irene Dudley, 89, of Cambridge, Maryland passed away on Monday, July 25, 2016 at Mallard Bay Care Center, Cambridge with her daughter by her side.
Born on December 13, 1926 in Hollister, North Carolina she was a daughter of the late Florence Rentz Greenwell and Lee Greenwell.
She was a lifetime member of St. Pauls United Methodist Church where she enjoyed leading devotions in the Mizpah Bible Class. She was also a member of the Gleaners Club. Marie had a strong faith and love for the Lord.
She worked as a cook for 40+ years in many restaurants in the Cambridge area, including Shoals, High Spot and the Point. In later years her favorite place to eat was McDonalds. She loved her cheeseburger with ketchup, small coke and an apple pie. Her favorite T.V. show was the Andy Griffith show.
Marie loved the outdoors and was known to have a “green thumb”. She loved working in her flower beds and her favorite color of flowers was red and least favorite was yellow. She was a social butterfly with a contagious laugh. Marie loved people and if anyone needed anything she was always there to lend a helping hand. When ending a conversation Marie would always say, “I love you”.
The family would like to thank the staff at Mallard Bay Care Center for the great care given to Marie. She loved them and in return they loved her.
Surviving her is a daughter Sheila Brittingham and husband Wayne of East New Market; grandchildren Tiffany Brittingham Hance (Shawn) and Carly Brittingham (Jennifer); great grandchildren Baileigh, Brayden and Brooklyn Brittingham; a sister Hannah Lawson of Vienna; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death besides her parents was a sister Dorothy Larrimore.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 beginning 1:30 p.m. at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., 308 High St., Cambridge, MD with Rev. Randall Blackmon and Rev. Lavonne Chester-Gray officiating. Family will receive friends from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Marie’s name can be sent to Mallard Bay Care Center Activities Department, c/o Heather Robbins, 520 Glenburn Ave., Cambridge, MD 21613.
To share online condolences with the family, please visit www.newcombcollins.com.
Saturday July 30, 2016 , 12 - 1:30 p.m. at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.
Saturday July 30, 2016 , 1:30 p.m. at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.