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Mary E. Baskerville

April 23, 1915 November 24, 2011
Mary E. Baskerville
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Mary Eliza Carson Baskerville passed away November 24, 2011 at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, PA.  She was the daughter of Lula and Ben Carson, born in Lincolnton, North Carolina where she received her early education. Mary was 3rd born of 8 children.  She was predeceased by siblings, George, Charlie, Ben, Jr., Alene and Cletta.  At the time of her death she was residing with her 2 sisters, Frankie and Carrie Lee.  She attended and completed certification in the School of Cosmetology in Atlantic City, NJ.  Mary was a long-time employee in Philadelphia at Sears-Roebuck and John Wanamaker's department stores.

In 1937, Mary wed Herman Royal Baskerville, a veteran of World War II.  To this union were born 2 children, daughter Sylvia Barbara and son Herman Stephen.  In addition to her 2 sisters she is survived by her children, Sylvia Barbara Turner (Eugene), Herman Stephen (Janice); grandchildren, Peter Eugene Turner, Paul Eugene Turner (Mary Beth), Lennie Elizabeth Turner, Aaron Stephen Baskerville (Meghan) and Sheena Alexis Baskerville; 3 great-grandchildren, Claire Marie Turner, Sadie Ann Turner and Andrew Stephen Baskerville.

Mary was a dedicated member of Vine Memorial Baptist Church for almost 60 years, having received the Certificate of Recognition in 2007, in honor of 50+ years of service at Vine Memorial Church.

There will be a viewing on Friday, December 2nd 9:00 AM at Vine Memorial Baptist Church located at 5600 West Girard Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The funeral service will start at 10:00 AM.  Final resting place to conclude at Beverly National Cemetery in Beverly, New Jersey.

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