MAYSIE CORNELIA TODD
Maysie Cornelia Todd, age 94, of Delmar, MD, formerly of Wingate, MD, departed this life Sunday, June 1, 2008 at her daughter and son-in-law’s home while surrounded by her family and friends.
Born on January 6, 1914 in Crapo, Dorchester County, MD, she was the daughter of the late William and Sadie Foxwell Mister. Mrs. Todd lost her parents at a very young age and was separated from her older brother Arthur when she moved to Virginia with family members. At the age of nine years old, she was adopted by a prominent family, Mrs. Arianna Andrews, proprietor of W.T. Andrews, General Merchants and Cannery of Crapo, MD. She spent many happy years growing up with her new family, Emmett, Myrtle, Jesse and Elsie Andrews. Mrs. Todd would later be reunited with her brother.
She graduated in 1932 from Crapo High School and attended Baltimore Beauty Academy and became a licensed beautician. On December 31, 1933 she married Philip Woodrow Todd of Toddville, MD and they celebrated fifty three years together making their home in Wingate, MD. Mr. Todd passed away January 5, 1986.
Mrs. Todd had worked as a reporter for the newspaper, The Daily Banner, for several years and also with Frankle’s of Cambridge. She retired as a secretary with Meredith and Meredith Seafood Company.
Mrs. Todd was an accomplished pianist, playing in community events and churches. She and her husband Philip became a well loved duo. Music and entertainment were always a special part of their home while sharing this family and friends.
Mrs. Todd was actively involved in the Lakes and Straits Volunteer Fire Department and was one of its founders. She was active in civic and political events.
Mrs. Todd held a life membership with Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Crapo, MD and was an active benefactor of Anointed One Ministries of Cambridge, MD.
Mrs. Todd cherished the time spent with her family and friends, was an avid bird watcher and was devoted to her companions Bootsie, Tucker, Skye, Harley and Davidson. She was especially proud of being selected for the cover feature for Metropolitan Magazine in 2005.
She leaves living memories with her three children Philip Wayne Todd and his wife Janet, William Arthur Todd and his wife Carolyn, all of Cambridge, MD, Phyllis Cornelia Cook and her husband Henry “Hank” of Delmar, MD; eight grandchildren Darren Hurley of Midlothian, VA, Todd Hurley of Hebron, MD, Howard Todd of Toddville, MD, Gregory Whitten of Secretary, MD, Kim Whitten of Cambridge, MD, Franklin Cook of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Shana Moe of Sharptown, MD and Nadine Brown of Federalsburg, MD; eleven great-grandchildren; two nieces Barbara Stafford and Carole Brohawn; sister-in-law Merilyn Cusick; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She is also survived by special friends Alois Matthews, Patsy Meredith, Ellen Nichols, Tammie Yarns, Norma Gordon and Lana Wilde.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband, was a brother Emmett Andrews, who was well-known in Dorchester County as being one of the originators of the National Outdoor Show and was instrumental in the placement of white tail deer in the county. Other deceased family members include three sisters, Jesse Andrews Kennard, Myrtle Andrews, Elsie Andrews Booze; a brother Arthur Henry Mister; and a niece Dr. June Arianna Kennard.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 5th at the Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A., where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Officiating at the service will be The Rev’s Lemuel and Lavone Chester, pastors of Anointed One Ministries, Cambridge. Burial will follow at Old Trinity Church Cemetery, Church Creek, MD.
Pallbearers will be grandchildren Darren Hurley, Todd Hurley, Howard Todd, Gregory Whitten, Kim Whitten and great-grandchild Taylor Hurley. Casket spray bearer will be Henry “Hank” Cook.
Expressions of sympathy may be made by making memorial donations in Mrs. Todd’s memory to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802-1733 or to Anointed One Ministries, 414 Muir St., Cambridge, MD 21613..