Mary P. Ingersoll
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GIRDLETREE — Mary Paradee Ingersoll, 98, of Girdletree died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.
She was born in Franklin, Va., on May 5, 1914, a daughter of the late John R. and Susan Frances Paradee.
For many years, Mary and her late husband, Avery, owned and operated Ingersoll's Market in Snow Hill. She was a lifelong member of Girdletree United Methodist Church. During her time there, she was very active serving in various capacities and enjoyed her membership in the UMW group. After the Girdletree church closed, she transferred her membership to Remson United Methodist Church. She was a member of Girdletree VFD Ladies Auxiliary. She treasured time spent with her family and was an excellent cook who enjoyed family dinners and get-togethers. She was also very handy with her hands and loved crafts and sewing.
She is survived by twin daughters, Ann Ingersoll Jones and her husband, Jack, and Joyce Ingersoll Shockley and her husband, Ralph, all of Snow Hill; five grandchildren, John "Jack" W. Ingersoll Jr. and his friend, Marie, Beth Shockley Lynch and her husband, Jere, Chip Shockley and his wife, Shawna, Johnna Beauchamp and her husband, Scot, and Annette Powell and her husband, Buster; and 10 great-grandchildren, Kyle, Rachel and Blaire Lynch, Logan and Levi Shockley, Paige and Kate Beauchamp, Lindsey and Hunter Powell, and Justin Ingersoll; she is also survived by several cousins and special caregivers, Elsie Purnell, Josephine Snead and Carol Hales.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Avery W. Ingersoll, who passed in 1995; a son, John W. "Jack" Ingersoll; and a brother, John Roger Paradee.
A graveside funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Springhill Cemetery in Girdletree. The Rev. Sumner Jones will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Girdletree Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 25, Girdletree, Md. 21829; or Springhill Cemetery Fund, c/o Mrs. Roberta Webb, PO Box 25, Girdletree, Md. 21829.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortfh.com.
Published in The Daily Times on July 20, 2012