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Mary J. Age

SNOW HILL–Mary Jane Age, age 78, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at her home.
Born in Snow Hill, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Beatrice Fooks. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy Ray Age. Sr. in 2012.  
She is survived by her son, Buddy Ray Age, Jr. of Salisbury, and daughters; Kathy Gravenor of Snow Hill, Carol Brittingham of Berlin and Kimberly Age of Snow Hill.
Also surviving is her “adopted daughter” and caregiver of 10 years, Becky Liddle and her beloved pet dog, Pee-Wee. There are eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Two grandchildren preceded her in death.  
She is survived by her sisters; Rosalie Atkinson of Delmar, Md., Alberta Lynch and her husband Richard of Snow Hill, and, Barbara Parks, of Westover, Md., and several nieces and nephews. Her sister and brothers; Martha Quillen, William Fooks and Albert Fooks also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Age had worked as a legal secretary for many years with the William Price Law Firm, for the Honorable Judge Dale Cathell and for the Worcester County Sheriff’s Department. She was a member of the Snow Hill Christian Church. She also helped in founding the Worcester County Developmental Center, and was an active lobbyist in Washington for the Association for Retarded Citizens.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Snow Hill Christian Church. Rev. Dale Jacobs officiatede. Interment was in Whatcoat Cemetery in Snow Hill.  
A donation in her memory may be made to the Snow Hill Christian Church, 300 Park Row, Snow Hill, Md. 21863 or to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733 Salisbury, Md. 21804.
Letters of condolence may be sent to Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Snow Hill.