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Esther Bond

November 13, 1941 ~ January 10, 2019 (age 77)

Today we gather to pay tribute to the Life of Esther (Sis) Virginia Brown Bond. She was born

November 13, 1941 to her parents John R and Katherine Brown in Sherwood. She made her

home in Baltimore, until she returned to Cambridge to enjoy her glory days close to her children.

She fought a good fight a strong warrior holding onto God's unchanging hand until he gently

whispered come to me. After a lengthy illness she transitioned into eternal life on January 10,

2019 receiving care at the Talbot Hospice House surrounded by her loving family.

She was educated in the Talbot County School system. After completing her education, she held

various positions in the community. Her fondest memories were created while working in

seafood down Lowes Wharf. In Baltimore she touched lives as she worked as a Medication Aide

at Stella Maris Nursing Home until illness prevented her from working

Her family was her most valuable asset. She enjoyed getting all her children together for

cookouts during the summer and Thanksgiving. Her burgers on the grill cannot be duplicated

there was something special in them Mommas love. She loved going to yard sales and earned the

nickname scavenger because she could not pass one by. She loved to ride out never really

having a set destination, she would just tell us to “ride me.”

She was baptized in Jesus name at Pentecostal Temple Church in Cambridge, under the

leadership of Bishop Elect Samuel A. Brisco, Sr. and First Lady Valerie Brisco. She loved

attending church service that was the highlight of her week. She loved her church family, she

would often call her Pastor son. The seat beside the First Lady belonged to her, no matter where

they went, she went with them and maintained her seat beside Lady Brisco. In sickness and

health she was faithful if she made it to the door, she was going to serve God and her Pastor. To

the church family she will always be Mom Esther.

Over the years she has belonged to various clubs and organizations she was a past member of

the CB club where she was known as Lady Bad News 349. She could handle the mic with the best

of them. Eastern Star Lodge and The United Church National Usher Board in Baltimore.

Current member of the Pentecostal Temple Church Usher Board carrying on her duties to best of

her ability. She loved to be in the line for the Usher March.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert L. Bond, a son Michael L

Sanchez Sr.; brothers: Ned Horsey, Leroy Grace, Harry and John Brown; sister Alice M.

Bowie, brother in-laws: Cozy Mitchell and John Bowie.

Those left behind to pay honor and tribute to the life she lived, embracing the beautiful memories

to bring them comfort one son, Danny Sanchez (Beverly) of Bridgeville, DE; 4

daughters: Gail Sanchez of Cambridge, Carolyn Pinder-Dixon (Keith), Angela Kane (Edwin) of

Easton, Shawanna Dawson (William) of Cambridge; one adopted son Hosea Sanchez of

Baltimore, one step-daughter Lorraine Bond, one daughter in-law Annette Brooks-Sanchez of

Easton, one Sister Mary Ann Mitchell of Baltimore; 2 sisters-in-law: Helen and Audrey

Brown of Baltimore; 21 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, her Butterball (Zy’Heem) could

always put a smile on her face as they would argue about which one was named Butterball;

special friends: Ralph Todd, Paulette Haynes and Karen Gibson, and a host of nieces, nephews,

cousins and friends.

If she could still speak, we would hear her say “Praise the Lord church, God has been good to

me.” We wished for forever but forever was not promised but there is hope in the resurrection

that we may meet again someday. Peace be unto all of us as we take a note from her life and

allow the light of Jesus to shine in our lives.

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