Fannie I. R. WatkinsLived to 101Fannie I. R. Watkins, a...


June 16, 1993

Fannie I. R. Watkins

Lived to 101

Fannie I. R. Watkins, a retired domestic worker who sang in church choirs, died Friday of kidney failure at Good Samaritan Hospital at the age of 101.

Mrs. Watkins, who lived on Lenton Avenue, worked for several families before her retirement 30 years ago. Her husband, John Watkins, who worked for the Maryland Slag Co. at Sparrows Point, died 40 years ago.

A native of Farmville, Va., Mrs. Watkins moved to the Baltimore area in 1917, four years after her marriage, and settled in Turners Station.

She was a soprano in the choirs of Israel Baptist Church and later of Gillis Memorial Community Church.

Services were to be held at 8 p.m. today at Gillis Memorial, 4016 Park Heights Ave.

Mrs. Watkins is survived by five daughters, Anna R. Tolliver, Ruth Kornegay, Esther Hudson and Hallie Dorsey, all of Baltimore, and Gloria Price of Washington; two sons, Wardell and Percy Watkins, both of Baltimore; 29 grandchildren; 41

great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Mary Emily Madge

Active in Civic League

Mary Emily Madge, who had been a resident of the Baltimore area for more than 60 years and was cited for her volunteer work here, died Saturday at the age of 97 after a brief illness at a retirement home in Richmond, Va.

Both Mrs. Madge and her late husband, the Rev. Brinley R. Madge, a longtime rector of St. George's Episcopal Church in Dundalk, were born in Wales. The couple moved to the United States in 1924.

Mrs. Madge had been active in the Women's Civic League.

Father Madge was ordained in Baltimore in 1928 and became rector of St. George's shortly thereafter, holding the position for about 30 years. He was killed in a car accident in 1968 at the age of 75.

Mrs. Madge continued living in Baltimore until 1990 and was an active member of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Ten Hills. She then lived briefly in Delaware and four months ago moved to the Westminster-Canterbury Retirement Home in Richmond.

Graveside services were to be held today at 11:30 a.m. at St. John's Cemetery, Ellicott City.

Mrs. Madge is survived by her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Gordon E. Madge of Richmond.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Corporation for the Relief of Widows and Children of the Clergy of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Maryland or to Westminster-Canterbury Home.

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