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Marguerite Gertrude (Montgomery) Major

July 7, 1929 ~ March 9, 2020 (age 90)

Obituary

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Marguerite Gertrude (Montgomery) Major, 90, daughter of the late Minnie C. Hackett Montgomery and Brice G. Montgomery, Sr. was born on July 7, 1929 in Cambridge, MD. She departed this life on Monday, March 9, 2020 at University Shore Medical Center @ Dorchester with her family by her side.

Margret (or Sarri), as she was known by family and close friends, graduated from S.D. St. Claire High School in 1947.  She worked in different canneries around Dorchester County until finding a career which she was passionate about.  She became a seamstress. Margret worked for Bogash, Perfect Garment and finally retired from Hurlock Sportswear in 1991.

Margaret traveled extensively with her sister, Mattie Mac. They visited Jamaica, The Bahamas, Panama, Aruba, Cancun; just to mention a few.  She was on a cruise every year until her husband’s health failed.

Margret married William (Bill) Major on April 6, 1969.  From this union they raised two children: Ralph Young Jr, and Antoinette A. Major-Camper.  She also helped to raise three stepdaughters: the late Diane Major Brown, Darlene Kane Johnson of Anaheim, CA and Bonnie Kane Sharpe of Mitchellville MD.

Marguerite leaves to mourn six grandchildren: Christopher D. Brown, Jr., S. Tyren Johnson, Damon Kane, Martin Sharpe, Jr, L'aigner L Massey, and Brandon D. Kellogg; 3 great grandchildren: Kryshonna Jones, Nevaeh Greer, and Tilyn Brooks, one brother, Randolph (Becky) Montgomery of Bowie, MD;  3 sisters: Thelma Young of Cambridge, Beulah (LyCurtis) Jones of Cambridge, and Mary(Waddell) Stanley of Wilmington, DE and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to her parents, Marguerite was preceded in death by her husband Bill Major; 4 brothers: Milton Brice, Jr., Floyd and Augustine Montgomery; 4 sisters: Goldie, Mattie Mae, and Donna Jean Montgomery and Priscilla Butler.

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Services

Viewing
Saturday
March 21, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Henry Funeral Home
510 Washington Streeet
Cambridge, MD 21613

Interment
Monday
March 23, 2020

1:00 PM
Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery
6827 East New Market Ellwood Road
Hurlock, MD 21643

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