Maurice Lee Jones
BERLIN — Maurice Lee Jones, age 73, went to meet his Maker surrounded by many loving family members on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
Born in Salisbury, he was the son of the late Brantley “Fuzzy” Jones and Virginia Merritt Jones. He is survived by his devoted wife, Carole Collins Davis Jones. He is survived by a step-son, Thomas H. Davis IV and his wife Liz of Berlin, and step-daughter, Jenny H. Sheppard and her fiancé Bobby Baker of West Ocean City. There are four grandchildren, Chase and Chad Humphrey and Thomas and Hannah Davis. Also surviving is a brother, Charles Dale Jones of Berlin and his daughter Kim Hitchens. He also leaves behind his brother-in-law, Grover Collins and his wife Debbie. He is also survived by his aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins.
Maurice was a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School class of 1959. He then served his country in the United States Air Force. He had worked for many years as a service merchandiser and then for 14 years at Wal-Mart where he was always happy working in the deli, snack bar and was their “Greeter Extraordinaire.” He loved seeing old friends and making new ones.
He was a member of Stevenson United Methodist Church for over 35 years serving in many capacities. He loved his church and church family. His last official role was as a trustee.
Maurice coached Berlin Little League and football for many years as well as running the concession stand with his mother. He was honored by being placed on the Berlin Little League Wall of Fame. He also loved working the “chain gang” for home games at Stephen Decatur High School until his health began to fail. He was a baseball, football and soccer enthusiast. He loved the Orioles, Baltimore Colts, Baltimore Ravens, and watching westerns (especially John Wayne.) He loved family gatherings of any kind.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Stevenson United Methodist Church in Berlin. Rev. Ronald Schatz will officiate. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stevenson United Methodist Church Trustees Fund, c/o Diane Morris, Treas., 7638 Old Ocean City Rd Whaleyville, Md, 21872 or the Berlin Little League P.O. Box 514 Berlin, Md. 21811.
Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at Burbage@BurbageFuneralHome.com
Iris Patricia Wallis
OCEAN CITY — Iris Patricia Wallis, 70, of Ocean City, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015 at her home.
Iris was born in Baltimore on Dec. 26, 1944 the daughter of the late, George and Madeline (Coulter) Cook. She was a retired Diamond Consultant.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Jennifer Gast. Iris is survived by her husband, John E. Wallis, Jr.; a son, John E. Wallis, III; her son-in-law, Mark Gast; and four grandchildren, Alex John Wallis, Sophia Elise Gast, Grace May Gast and Madelyn Wallis.
Services will be private. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com.