|Birth: ||Mar. 9, 1918|
|Death: ||May 27, 2008|
In Memory for a Loving Husband; Father, Grandfather, G-grad-pop, Neighbor & friend
Mr. Monroe Whitaker
Mar. 9, 1918
May 27, 2008
A resident of Mardela Springs, Maryland, went home on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at the age of ninety (90), after fighting a lengthy illness. Born on March 9, 1918 to the late Herman and Lula Gillian Whitaker, he attended school in North Carolina.
He was a member of Disciples Church in Little Washington, North Carolina until he moved to Maryland. At a young age, he began working at Moss Plan Mill in North Carolina as well as Stedman Tobacco Company. He also worked for Kenny Bennett delivering boats.
While living Mount Kisco, New York, he worked as a chauffer, retiring in 1981. After retiring he moved to a little town in San Domingo, Maryland with his wife Edna Whitaker. He enjoyed spending time watching baseball; wrestling and boxing was among many of the other things that he so enjoyed in life.
He leaves to cherish precious memories: his wife Evangelist Edna Whitaker of Mardela Springs, Maryland; five daughters –Bettie Tucker and Becky Cobb (Arthur) of Greenville, North Carolina; Bernice Roberson of New York; Carolyn Tyre of Durham, North Carolina and Antonio (Kaye) Thigpen (Mann) of Washington, DC; one son, Kenneth Whitaker of New York; one stepson, Ronald Robinson of New York; one brother, John Whitaker of Delmar, Maryland; one foster son, Kendall Niskey of Mardela Springs, Maryland; a good friend Irving Adkins; forty-one (41) grandchildren, thirty-two (32) great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Monroe was preceded in death by three daughters – Evon Whitaker, Linda Whitaker and Gloria Whitaker; a son James Monroe Whitaker; his parents, two sisters –Olivia Gray and Gertrude Whitaker and one stepson, Frank Robinson.
Interment: Spring Hill Memory Gardens
(bio by: PauL Cofer)
Mr. John Whitaker (BROTHER)
Salisbury—John Whitaker, better known to family and friends as "Johnny," departed this life Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the Anchorage Nursing Home in Salisbury.His life began in Little Washington, N.C., where he left school at an early age to assist his father on their farm. He was captured by the desire to see the world as a teen and in due time he falsified his age in order to join the Army during Workld War II. His Army career was short-lived, however, when a childhood accident made him unfit for marching long distances in the infantry. After his discharge from the Army, he moved to the North, settling in Connecticut, where he went to work for Winchester, making munitions for the war. From there he went to New York, than traveled to Chicago and points further West but it was the bright lights of the big city that drew him back to New York. He got a job as an elevator operator which led to him meeting his future wife, Lucille Hearn. The two were married and remained so until her passing in 1994.Not wanting to raise their daughter in the city, Lucille insisted that they return to the family homestead in Delmar and he agreed. Johnny made friends easily and he soon felt at home in Maryland. He found his niche when he went to work for Holloway's Nursery as a landscaper and he remained there for over 30 years until his retirement.He will always be remembered for his love of blues, guitar playing, cool fashion sense and his humorous stories about life.
If you have stories to share about Johnny, email email@example.com. The family would enjoy hearing from you.
Published: The Daily Times June 23, 2013
Ashes given to family. To be dispersed at his old home in Delmar.
(bio by: PauL Cofer)
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Record added: Jul 09, 2008
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