Annie Mabel EwellSeptember 28, 1955 ~ August 14, 2017 (age 61)
PASTOR ANNIE MABEL EWELL affectionately known as “Mabel”, was born September 28,1955 made her triumphant return home on Monday, August 14, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Annie Grace Ewell and the late Willie Augustus Ewell. Pastor Ewell shared her loving heart and her unconditional LOVE for God with us for sixty-one years, and was called home by her Father from her residence where she was in total loving care by her sister Edith and brother Buddy; daughters, Deayna and Sara; nieces Angelique, Faye, Tnesia and Knesia; and Pastors Gregory and Shirley Blackston.
Pastor Ewell received her formal education from the Queen Annes County Public School System and went on to further her education at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia where she received her Associates Degree in Religious Studies. She also attended Chesapeake Bible College School in Queenstown, Maryland.
Mabel worked for various companies over the years which included, ConAgra and Allen Foods as a Quality Assurance Control Manager and Caroline and Corsica Hills Nursing Homes as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Her daughter retired her and moved her to McDonough, Georgia where she worked part-time as a Teacher’s Aide at Eagle Landing Daycare in Stockbridge, Georgia. Upon Pastor Ewell’s return from Georgia, she began employment as a House Counselor at Chesterwye Center, Inc., in Grasonville. She remained employed with Chesterwye Center, Inc., until October 2016, when her health would no longer allow her to fulfill her duties as a House Counselor.
Pastor Ewell began her Christian journey as a child and was baptized at Bethlehem Temple Church in Fairview, Virginia under the leadership of her aunt the late Elder Mayella Harmon. She relocated from Virginia to Kent Narrows Maryland at an early age. Mabel accepted Christ in 1986 at Robinson AME Church in Grasonville under the leadership of the late Rev. Norman E. Blackston. While a member of Robinson AME, she was a member of the Robinson Gospel, Mass, and Senior Choirs. But one of her happiest times was singing with the “Anointed Love Inspirational Choir, where she sang “Take A Trip” and “Long as I Got King Jesus”.
Pastor Ewell accepted her calling in the early '90s and was ordained on April 10, 2000 at the 2nd Episcopal District of the Baltimore Annual Conference as a Local Reverend under the leadership of Bishop Vinton Anderson. She served many years at Robinson AME Church under the late Rev. Norman E. Blackston and Rev. Charles Robinson. In 2006, she opened her first church “Cornerstone Ministries” in Stevensville, under the leadership of Bishop Robert M. Pritchett, Jr. Upon returning from McDonough, Georgia, “Cornerstone Ministries moved to Queenstown, Maryland under the new name “Faith Unity Family Worship Center”, and remained open until her health would no longer allow her to Pastor.
Mabel loved spending time with her family and she enjoyed many family vacations. Her favorite vacation spot was when she went home to Freeport, Bahamas and spent time with her extended family. She also loved going on cruises and going to Ocean City. But, most of all she loved the yearly family reunions in Virginia, where she would always lead the family prayer and songs of praise. She spent a lot of time at school with her granddaughters who affectionately called her “GanGan” and she loved singing, attending gospel concerts, and working with the youth.
But most of all, Pastor Ewell was a great woman of FAITH. She had a Passion for God and she loved God with all her Heart, Mind, Body and Soul and always served the Lord with gladness and gratitude. To know Pastor Ewell was to love her. She was so easy to love. Pastor Ewell will be truly missed by all and every wonderful memory will be deeply cherished and kept in the hearts of her loved ones and friends.
Mabel leaves to cherish her many memories her daughters, Deayna Ewell (a special friend Hess) and Sara Moore (son-in-law, Mandrell ); six granddaughters: Kirtreese, Kirshay, Sariah, Myona, Amiah, and Si’oni; one sister Edith Watson; one brother William Ewell (Trina); six nieces: Johnetta (Ivan), Angelique (Bryant), Adrienne, Tnesia (Aaron), Knesia, and Nyasia; six nephews: Louise (Barbara), Ricky, Vaughn (Charlene), Hershel, Navon, and Nyshon; five great nieces: Rickyrah, Amani, Ciaria, Miracle, Ada; thirteen great nephews: Akeem, Jason (Somers), Adonis, Vaughn, Jr., Jamar, Jeffrey (Anderson), Demetric, Calvin, Brandon, Brian, Richard, Tre’Vaughn, Shareef, five great-great nieces: Shayla, Ellarose, Cal’ee, Amari, Alayah; five great-great nephews: Jayden, Vaughn, III., Micah, Kaleb, and Amir. Two God children: Toccara and Ashley; three sisters of the heart: Elder Debbie Lewis, Wanda Davis, and Elder Lillian Curtis and countless cousins and friends.
Pastor Ewell was preceded in death by many loved ones including her mother, Annie; father, Willie – and sister Ada.