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Ida C. TrogdonMay 17, 1932 ~ August 23, 2017 (age 85)
Ida Catherine “White” Trogdon, daughter of the late Rebecca Gaskins and Walter Oughton, was born on May 17, 1932 in Baltimore, Maryland. Ida transitioned calmly and quietly on August 23, 2017. She eased away to await the resurrection with her personal Savior, Jesus Christ.
Ida was educated in the Baltimore City Public School System. She held various positions during her life and retired from Sinai Hospital.
Ida met and married her heart, the late Leroy Trogdon on her 37th Birthday, May 17, 1969. WOW! What a wonderful birthday gift. During their union, Leroy accepted their two loving children, Charles and Vernelle as if they were his own and they thoroughly enjoyed life together.
Ida accepted Christ at an early age. Mother Trogdon joined the Ark Church on June 11, 1976. She took great pleasure in serving everyone. Because of her love for Jesus, her sweet soul and extremely kind heart, she knew she had to start with various ministries. She first joined the Culinary Ministry (Kitchen Committee) and the Maintenance Ministry, where she served for many years. Mother Trogdon loved to cook and enjoyed taking care of Pastor’s office with special care. She later joined the New Member’s Ministry and the Pastor’s Aide Ministry. She took great pride in working hard for the better of the community and the members of the Ark. Until her Illness, she also served on the Celebration Choir, Missionary Ministry and the Silver and Gold Ministry, where she was the leader for several years. Mother Ida was an intercessor prayer warrior for more than 15 years; undergirding the ministry with constant prayer.
Ida's loyalty and commitment to her family and friends was a genuine expression of her love. She and her daughter, Vernelle, were inseparable. Ida held a special place in her heart for her two grandsons, Morton and Michael, who of course, in her eyes, could do no wrong. With her sweet and mild tone, she often jokingly threatened anyone who didn’t speak well of them. She always placed her family’s needs before her own as she showed concern for everyone’s well being and would literally give anyone the shirt off her back.
Ida and her sisters; Mildred and Pat were extremely close. In fact, when her sisters and best friends transitioned, they took a big part of her heart along with them. She missed them both dearly every day and was never quit the same afterwards.
She loved and enjoyed reading the Bible, Studying God’s word, watching the Baltimore Orioles and TV Game shows and cooking the best soul food meal you could ever eat. She was sure to take every opportunity she had to enjoy what she loved.
Ida always had a contagious smile (those beautiful dimples) that could light up the world. It's certainly been a joy to be blessed with a beautiful soul that touched us in a very special and loving way. People were often drawn to her warmth and kindness. We'll miss her dearly and she'll forever remain in our hearts and spirit.
Preceding her in transition are two sisters; Mildred Naesea and Patricia H. Wright, son in law; Morton S. Winkler Sr., granddaughter in-law; Lashel Winkler. Forever cherishing her memories are one son; Charles White, one daughter; Vernelle R. Winkler, three grandsons; Morton Winkler(Darnelle), Michael Winkler, and Kevin Winkler; nine Great grandchildren, Shannon, Tallyse, Chanay, Sharvae, Sherrod, Kaila, Kevon, Javon and Kyia; four Great Great grandchildren, Keyon, Hayden, Cameron, Harper and a host of other family and friends.