January 26, 1963 - July 28, 2021
Our beloved Maria Michell Thorpe was born on January 26, 1963. She departed this life at peace on July 28, 2021, surrounded by family and friends in the comfort of her home. Michell also known as Mommy, Grand-Grand, Chell, and Aunt Michell was born at home in West Petersburg, Virginia but resided in Baltimore, Maryland. She was educated at Petersburg High school where she participated in sports and ran track Before departing to Maryland, she managed a pool hall & night club. Before she became ill, she was a house manager for an assisted living establishment and provided childcare support to family members. Family was Michell's passion. At a very young age she began mothering her siblings. She was a devoted homemaker who made her children a priority regardless of the obstacles that may have been presented along the way. Michell prided herself on being a grandmother, aunt, and confidante. She enjoyed family gatherings, mingling with her sisters, play cards with anyone who would dare to challenge her, and "chilled" with her nieces and nephews. She was a conscientious and thorough individual who always considered the needs of others before considering her own. Michell was skilled in a variety of tasks, often called the "Jill of all Trades." She could be found coordinating the day-to-day activities of her households, cooking large meals that could feed the entire vicinity, cleaning, giving advice, and occasionally serving as a therapist for those who needed a quick therapy session. She was literally just a "phone call away." To know Michell was to lover her. Always creating an instantaneous connection, she was an unforgettable entity to anyone having the pleasure of meeting her. Michell cut no cards and spoke openly regarding her perspectives and opinions standing firm on what she said and who she was, however, she was hospitable and made anyone feel comfortable in her presence. She was loved for always being "REAL" and true to herself even if no one understood it. She was preceded in death by Theophilus Thorpe (son), Theophilus & Bernice Thorpe, Bonnie Thorpe, John Johnson, Alvin Edwards Sr, and James Betts Jr. Those loved ones who will continue to cherish her memory are her progenies; Corey Thorpe, Michell and Alexandria Edwards, Thomas Burley III; grandchildren Andre Sr, Tywan Sr, Donyae, Zy'Aira, Zy'Aun, Danai, Zy'Keira, Zy'Nasia, and Nevin Jr; great grandchildren Andre Jr, Amuri, Austin, Tywan Jr, and Ary; lifetime partner Kelly; four sisters Stacey, Ida, Claudia, and Nichelle; fiver brothers Demetrius, Fennel, Kenneth, Joe, and Remi; and a special unique relationship with each of her nieces and nephews; Terrance, Crane, Ebony, Meachie, Nando, Jonai, Gabielle her "Favorite Registered Nurse", India, and a host of others.
Our beloved Maria Michell Thorpe was born on January 26, 1963. She departed this life at peace on July 28, 2021, surrounded by family and friends in the comfort of her home. Michell also known as Mommy, Grand-Grand, Chell, and Aunt Michell... View Obituary & Service Information
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