MURIAL E. SHORTER
Murial Elizabeth Airey Shorter, age 90, of Cambridge, MD, died Thursday, August 14, 2008 at her home.
Born on May 31, 1918 in Aireys, Cambridge, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late George Edward Airey and Mattie Faulkner Airey.
On November 3, 1939 she married Granville S. Shorter. Mr. Shorter died on December 7, 1979.
Mrs. Shorter was known affectionately as “Mom Mom” to not just her family but to hundreds of children’s lives she touch by either being their foster mother or day care mother. Mrs. Shorter was honored by the State of Maryland for her being the oldest day care provider assisting to raise over four hundred children.
Mrs. Shorter was a charter member of Souls Harbor Church of God.
She was devoted to her church and to all the many children in her life. Mrs. Shorter liked gospel music, singing and playing the tambourine for the children.
Mrs. Shorter had a vast collection of cardinals given to her by the several children she cared for, as they all knew cardinals were her favorite bird.
Surviving are two daughters Holly Ann Cook and her husband William of Vienna, MD, Yvonne Church and her husband Terry of Cambridge, MD; a son Jerry Shorter and his wife Nicole of Cambridge, MD; two sisters Louise Ray of Cambridge, MD, and Mary Kryczniak of Cape St. Claire, MD; a son-in-law Roy F. Myerly, Jr. of Linkwood, MD; nineteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; two expecting great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Shorter is predeceased by two sons Sammy K. Shorter, Jimmy Shorter; a daughter Barbara Myerly; two sisters Charlotte Ewell and Dorothy Edge; two brothers Buddy Airey and Billy Airey; and two granddaughters.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 18th at Souls Harbor Church of God, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Officiating at the service will be The Rev. J. Edward King, Pastor. Burial will follow at Dorchester Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Terry Church, William “Bill Cook, Willie Cook, Damien Cook, Jayson Bleyer and Matt Trader.
Memorial offerings may be made in Mrs. Shorter’s memory to Souls Harbor Church of God, 718 Peachblossom Ave., Cambridge, MD 21613 or to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802-1733.