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Margaret A. Wilmore

Annapolis, MD - Margaret A. Wilmore (Maggie) died on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Born in Alexandria, Louisiana in 1937, Maggie Wilmore is survived by two brothers: Donald H. Wilmore (and his wife Betty) and John W. Wilmore (and his wife Beverly), all of Boyce, LA; eleven nieces and nephews; many 'great' nieces and nephews; and numerous dear friends. She was predeceased by her parents Bessie and Lester Wilmore, and her brothers James W. Wilmore, Harold Wilmore, and Christopher D. Wilmore.

Maggie grew up in Alexandria and Boyce, LA. At 18, she joined the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth near Bardstown, KY. She taught elementary, junior high and adult education in Louisville, KY for 13 years. She received her B.A. degree from Catherine Spalding College in Louisville, and a Masters Degree from Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY.

In 1968, Maggie left the order and moved to the Washington D.C. area. She worked for the Department of Health and Human Services for 25 years, retiring in 2000. As Chief of the department's Women and Children's Programs in the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Maggie developed and administered a comprehensive federal grant program which brought treatment to addicted women and their children throughout the country. She received national recognition for this pioneering work. Later, she served as a consultant to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse training personnel in the substance abuse treatment programs.

Maggie was generous with her time. She volunteered for hospice, as Coordinator of the Bereavement Services for the Health Department of Queen Anne's County, MD and she trained parishioners where she worshipped how to minister to the bereaved. In her Annapolis home community of Heritage Harbour, Maggie volunteered for the Caring Network and served as Chair of the Decorating and Recycling committees.

Maggie was an active member of Trinity Cathedral Episcopal Church in Easton, MD; Holy Trinity in Bowie, MD; and at the time of her death, St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Annapolis, MD.

At St. Margaret's, Maggie served as a Lay Eucharistic Minister, a Eucharistic Visitor and part of the Stephen Ministry. She was a member of the Vestry, the Altar Flower Guild and the Music and Spiritual Enrichment committees and she chaired the Worship and Lay Pastoral Care Commissions.

A lyric soprano, singing was Maggie's sincerest form of worship. She was a devoted member of St. Margaret's Church Choir and she sang with the Annapolis American Guild of Organists and the Heritage Harbour Chorus.

Contributions in Maggie's honor may be made to Habitat for Humanity, the St. Margaret's Music Program, and/or the Heritage Harbor Chorus. Her memorial service will be held at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 1600 Pleasant Plains Road, Annapolis, MD 21401 on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 1:30 PM.
Published in The Town Talk on Nov. 12, 2017
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