Beryl F. Whittington, 93, of Port Norris died Thursday, March 7, 2013 under the care of hospice at his home.
A Port Norris resident since 1949, he was born in Crisfield, Md., on Oct. 31, 1919. He was the son of the late Lewis Whittington and Lottie Mae White Whittington, and the husband of the late Evelyn Livingston Whittington.
Before his retirement, Mr. Whittington had been employed with Gorton Seafood in Millville and the Reed and Reed Oyster Company in Port Norris. He was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church in Port Norris. An active community member in the years past, he had coached girls' softball in Port Norris and had been an avid baseball player in the Port Norris Oyster League.
Surviving are four sons, James Cisrow (Therale) of Port Norris, and Stanley Williams, Ronald Cisrow (Shyrelle) and Donald Cisrow (Karen), all of Millville; five daughters, Barbara Eckeard (Olen) of Millville, Sarah Cisrow (Steffon), Shirlene Smith (Thomas) and Marida Tindell (Ozie), all of Port Norris, and Theola Rodriguez (Salvadore) of Maryland; a sister, Beatrice Heggs of Philadelphia; 61 grandchildren; 80 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by four sons, Beryl Jr., Nathaniel, Philip and Leroy; a brother, Arthur Whittington; and a sister, Alverta Whittington.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at John Wesley United Methodist Church, Ogden Avenue, Port Norris. Friends will be received at the church from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Padgett Funeral Home, Cedarville. Written condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.padgettfuneralhomes.com.
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