Mary Elizabeth Jenkins Anderson, better known as “Chickie,” closed her eyes in
eternal rest on Sunday, June 28, 2020, at the Shore Health Systems of Easton.
She was born on December 10, 1950, to the late Mary Delores Jenkins and
the late James Leroy Lewis in Easton, Maryland. She was 69 years of age. She
was educated in the public schools of Talbot County Robert Russa Moton
Chickie was a lifelong member of Union Baptist Church, joining under the
leadership of Reverend Serenus Churn. She served as Vice Secretary of Union
Baptist Choir, the Women’s Ministry, the Missionaries, and a member of the
Union Baptist Church Choir. Chickie worked in several industries over her
life-span, concluding at the former William Hill Manor due to health issues.
Chickie was someone who had a strong sense of what family and love was and
it showed. Anyone who knew her and her family, knew how she felt about
them and vice versus. Chickie’s flowers were definitely given to her while she
was able to enjoy them. Embracing family, friends, and her church was done
She leaves to cherish her memories: Tammy Jenkins, Tyrone (Turkesia)
Jenkins of Easton, Maryland, Honya Jenkins of Easton, Maryland, and
Jhunteria Anderson of Baltimore, Maryland; grandchildren, Miyonna Brisco,
Raheem Greene, and Devin Stroman of Easton, Maryland, Davonte Greene
and Tykeria Jenkins of Salisbury, Maryland, and Quay’shaughn, Amyra, and
Aubrey of Baltimore, Maryland; great-grandchildren, Milan, Jyiana, Nova,
and one on the way; brothers, James Jenkins, Glenn Lewis, and Joseph Green;
adopted sons, Kevin Peterson and Dock Tillery; a special stepdaughter and
her husband, Cheryl and Herbert Dennis; sisters-in-law, Doris Jenkins and
Clarissa Townsend, who was also her caretaker; stepfather, Norman “Eggie”
Smith; considered as a second mother and a longtime friend, Margaret
Fountain; uncles, Joseph Jenkins, Charles Jenkins, Robert Benson, and Percy
Benson; aunts, Ellen Jenkins, Florence Jenkins, Claudette Benson, Jenny
Benson, Charlotte Benson, and Dorothy Tilghman; nieces, Denise Osciak,
Kiana Lewis, Kirsten Jenkins, Dynesha Thompson, Dana Miller, and Michelle
Hammond; nephews, Norman Jenkins, Glenn Lewis, Durrell Miller, Paul
Osciak, and DiQuon Thompson; step-grands, Shondrea Meekins, Brittany
Moals, Kiara Moals, Tony Moals, DeQuan Belfield, Jordan Murray, Zakera
Woolford, DaWasia Johnson, and Deonta Green; godchildren, Tonya Wilson,
Tiffany Cephas, and Jehiyah Brown; special friends and sisters, Bertha Boyce,
Naomi Russum, Anna Wilson, Loretta Winston, and Debbie Potter; a host of
cousins, friends, and family will forever hold Chickie in their hearts.
Chickie was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; one brother-in-
law; and numerous aunts and uncles.
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