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Delores M. CriderOctober 19, 1938 ~ October 23, 2017 (age 79)
Delores Mae “Dee” Crider entered her rest on October 23, 2017 after a
lengthy illness. She has born on October 19, 1938 in Baltimore, Maryland to the
late William Henry Vernon and Lila Mae (Weston) Vernon.
Delores was educated in the Baltimore City Public Schools and graduated from
Douglass High School in 1956. Delores attended the Apex School of Nursing and
was employed as a Nurse Assistant at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Rosewood
Center in Owings Mills, Maryland.
Delores married Eugene (Sarge) Crider (who preceded her in death) and from this
union are three children: Juanita, Vernon and William. Delores gave her life to
Christ at an early age and was a member of Bethel AME Church for many years.
She served on the Youth Choir, as an Usher and the Youth Council. She later joined
Trinity AME Church where she attended until she experienced health challenges.
Delores enjoyed her neighbors on the 1200 Block of Curley Street and was an active
member of the Eastern District Community Council and Eastside Neighborhood
Association. Delores believed that as adults we should do all to ensure that all
children would experience an appropriate quality of life in their communities. She
later carried this same level of commitment to the Parkview at Ashland Terrace
Senior Citizen Complex. Delores served as an active resident and member of the
Tenant Council and made many friends while residing there. Delores was also
an active parent with the PTA at Fort Worthington Elementary and St. Katherine
School. Delores was an avid reader, emphasized education to her children and
believed it was vital to their success.
Delores also enjoyed visiting the Food Depot Supermarket where she would run
into many friends and associates from East Baltimore to catch up on the latest
“gossip”. Delores also enjoyed going to the mall to shop and eat at The Olive
Garden. She also enjoyed Darlene’s cooking. Her calmness and sweetness will
truly be missed.
She leaves to cherish her memory: three children, Juanita, Vernon, one daughterin-
law, Darlene and William; one daughter-in-law to be, Shartia Dickens; one aunt,
Dorothy Robinson (North Carolina); five grandchildren, Ricky Williams, Sean (Mia),
Malachi, Gabrielle and Noah Crider; three great-grandchildren, Laila, Lauren and
Larena; three godchildren, Sandy Carter, Dewayne and Deron Brinkley; and a host
of cousins, family and friends. Additionally, one life-long friend, Augusta Mears.