Mil­dred Oneida Dean Henry

Dorchester Star - - Obituaries -

CAM­BRIDGE — Mil­dred Oneida Dean Henry was born on March 13, 1924 to Goldie R. and Ver­mont Banks Dean at Lin­ers Road, Mary­land. She de­parted this life on Au­gust 31, 2016 at Sig­na­ture Health Care, Mal­lard Bay Nurs­ing Home in Cam­bridge, MD, where she had resided for the last four years.

Mil­dred was ed­u­cated in the pub­lic school sys­tem of Dorch­ester County, MD, and grad­u­ated from F.D. St. Clair High School, Cam­bridge, MD in 1941. Mil­dred spent her young life at Lin­ers Road un­til she mar­ried her high school sweet­heart, the late Ben­jamin Ja­son Henry Sr. on June 25, 1945. They first moved to Bal­ti­more, MD, be­fore re­turn­ing to the Eastern Shore where they built their home in Christ Rock, MD, the place she lov­ingly called “the Rock.” Mil­dred was very proud of the ac­com­plish­ment of build­ing a new home. From their union two sons were born: Ben­jamin Ja­son Henry Jr. and Wayne Ed­ward Henry. To­gether, Mil­dred and Ben­jamin raised their fam­ily, served the Lord and set an ex­am­ple of a strong and de­voted Chris­tian fam­ily.

Mil­dred first worked for the Phillips Pack­ing Com­pany un­til she ac­cepted a job with the Dorch­ester County Board of Ed­u­ca­tion as a Food Ser­vice Spe­cial­ist. While em­ployed with the school sys­tem, Mil­dred earned a Cer­tifi­cate of Ed­u­ca­tion in Food Ser­vices from the Uni­ver­sity of Mary­land, an­other proud ac­com­plish­ment. Af­ter over 20 years of ser­vice, Mil­dred re­tired in 1986.

Mil­dred joined Christ Rock United Methodist Church of the Tay­lor’s Is­land Charge and was a faith­ful and hard work­ing ser­vant for many, many years. She served as church sec­re­tary for over 30 years, and was a mem­ber of sev­eral com­mit­tees in­clud­ing, the kitchen, fi­nance, and ceme­tery com­mit­tees. She was also a mem­ber of the United Methodist Women. Fol­low­ing the merger of the Tay­lor’s Is­land Charge churches, she then be­came a mem­ber of the New Re­vived United Methodist Church lo­cated on Smithville Road, Tay­lor’s Is­land, MD. She at­tended church func­tions there un­til her health be­gan to fail.

Mil­dred was also a mem­ber of var­i­ous com­mu­nity groups and com­mit­tees over the years, in­clud­ing the Neigh­bor­hood Watch of Christ Rock, Friends of Stan­ley In­sti­tute, and was an orig­i­nal mem­ber of the Har­ri­ett Tub­man Or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Mil­dred was known in the com­mu­nity for be­ing a pleas­ant, help­ful, and hard work­ing per­son with a good sense of hu­mor. She loved to cook, kept a clean and or­derly house and loved to en­ter tain fam­ily and friends. Mil­dred even hosted the F.D. St. Clair class of 1941’s 50th high school class re­union pic­nic at her home.

Mil­dred was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band of 45 years, par­ents, two brothers, Ru­fus and Ed­ward Dean, five aunts, three un­cles, and one nephew.

Her mem­ory will be cher­ished by: sons, Ben­jamin Jr., Per­ryville, MD, Wayne and his wife Linda of Cam­bridge; grand­son, Ben­jamin Ja­son Henry III, Char­lotte, NC., step grand­daugh­ter, An­drea W. Rig­gins (Michael) and two great grand­chil­dren, Kennedy and Austin Rig­gins, all of Sev­ern, MD; two sis­ters-in­law, Mary Har­ris and Car­rie Dean, both of Bal­ti­more; three nieces: Angie Greene (Wen­dell), Sev­ern, MD, Saun­dra Fritz (Troy), Perry Hall, MD, Mon­ica Hall, Bal­ti­more, MD; two neph­ews, David Henry, Reis­ter­stown, MD, Wil­liam Clemons, NC; two spe­cial cousins who were like her sis­ters, Ruby B. Kane, Burling­ton, NJ, and Roberta L. Fos­ter, Cam­bridge, MD; daugh­ter-in­law, Sharon Henry, An­napo­lis, MD, and sev­eral other cousins, nieces, neph­ews, and many friends.

Ser­vices will be held on Sat., Septem­ber 10, 11 a.m. at Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church, Cam­bridge, MD, with a view­ing two hours prior. In­ter­ment in Christ Rock Ceme­tery.

Con­do­lences sent to www. henr yfu­ner­al­homepa.com.

MIL­DRED ONEIDA DEAN HENRY

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