Mrs. Mary M Laws Chewning


Services: Sharon Baptist Church

Address: Weems,  Virginia

Date: Sunday, January 4, 2009

Time: 4:00 P. M.

Life Reflections

Funeral Services for Mrs. Magdalene Laws Chewning of Weems were held Sunday, January 04, 2009 at the Sharon Baptist Church in Weems, with Reverend Edith R. Davenport, Officiating and Evangelist Mable Turner, Eulogist.

Reflections of Life

Mary Magdalene Laws Chewning was one of sixteen children born to the late Charlie Anderson and Lelia Gray Laws of Weems, on January 8, 1925. She was the eldest of her remaining brothers, Randolph Laws of Weems and Carroll Laws of Kilmarnock and sister, Margaret Noel of Weems.

Mary attended the Lancaster Public Schools. She joined Sharon Baptist Church at an early age, thereafter she remained a supportive and faithful member. Not one day would go by with out her saying, “My God this or that. . .” Mary resided briefly in Baltimore, Maryland, but loved home, Weems. There she labored as a wife, mother, housekeeper, and seafood worker.

Mary bore her first child in 1945, and subsequently met and was joined in holy matrimony to Edward Brook Chewning on December 4, 1950. Out of this union came seven children. The youngest, Cletis Anderson, preceded her in death at the age of 19, and a grandson, Quentin Churchill at the age of one.

Mary left her earthly body and began her ascent to heaven on Wednesday, December 31, 2008.

Those left to celebrate and continue her praise include her loving and devoted husband of 58 years, Edward; children: Marvin Thomas Walker of Columbia, Maryland; Brooks, Jr. (Barbara) of Houston, Texas; S. Annette of Weems, Larry Dale of Temple Hills, Maryland; Angele Vonzell of Richmond, Virginia; Clayton Lydell of Laurel, Maryland; Clinton Robert of Abbeville, Louisiana; her grandchildren: Thomas, Stephanie, Sandy, Ebony, Kia, Tyler, Davon, Monea, Chauncy, Clayresha, Keisha, Michael, Clinton, Jr., Mast’r, and Starklyn; thirteen great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a special friend, Beatrice Gaskins and other relatives and friends.

Interment services were held at the church cemetery where her sons and grandsons served as pall bearers and relatives and friends served as floral bearers.

Services of Comfort and Trust entrusted to the Berry O. Waddy Funeral Home, Berry O. Waddy, Manager.

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