Gladys Mae Ennis

Gladys Mae Ennis, 88, of Pocomoke, MD, passed away on August 1, 2022 at Stansell House.  She was born to the late Mitchell and Marie Cowger Adams, April 22, 1934, spending her childhood in Marumsco, MD.

Growing up on a farm and later becoming a farmer’s wife; Gladys held a deep appreciation for the earth and natural world. An avid reader, requiring a daily Washington Post, kept her versed in environmental concerns, proudly joining her brothers to place the family farm in a conservation program for future generations.  As a musician, you would find her on Sundays playing an organ or piano for as many as 3 churches.  Family time followed; a competitive game player, she enjoyed croquet, cards, and Chinese checkers, as well as sharing stories and laughter. Meticulously organized, she managed Classic Video in Pocomoke and Princess Anne until they closed, later becoming a committed caregiver of the elderly.

Gladys was immensely proud of her family, and leaves behind loving memories.  She loved and valued her time with family, gatherings with former school friends, the theatre, music concerts, shoes, meals near the water, pressed clothes, bright cheerful colors, chocolate, rides in the country, and Somerset County.  Her strength was witnessed in her sharp wit and ability to assert her beliefs and needs, often not the norm for women of her generation.

Left to cherish her memory are her four daughters, Deborah Mathews and son-in- law Stephen of Snow Hill, Cynthia Webb and son-in law Patrick of Ohio; Millie Pilchard and son-in-law Kenny of Pocomoke, Valerie Murrell and son-in-law John of Princess Anne; brother Ron Adams and wife Deborah of Snow Hill; a special relationship with niece Jessica Adams and her son Hunter of Salisbury; niece Natasha Waldens of Annapolis and nephew Ronnie Adams of Florida; ten grandchildren, Travis Mathews of Colorado, Aaron Webb and wife Jessi of Iowa, Clifton Butler and wife Olivia of Newark, Degan Allen of Public Landing, Kim Webb and husband Mark Gonzalez of Ohio, Choley Timmons and husband John of Laurel, Erika Murrell of Georgia, Adam Webb of Ohio, Benna Jenkins of Salisbury, and Paige Webb and husband Marcus Leck of Ohio; 18 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald Lee Adams, an infant, in 1946 and Franklin Raye Adams in 2008.

Friday August 12, a memorial service for friends and family will be held 1:00 pm, at Hinman Funeral Home in Princess Anne, with visitation 1 hour prior to the service.  A private family graveside service will follow at the Rehobeth Baptist Cemetery. A memory box will be available at the service for friends and family to share special memories.

Friends wishing to honor Gladys are invited to make a donation to Rehobeth Baptist Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 123 Marion Station, MD, 21838 or The Macky and Pam Stansell House (Coastal Hospice), 1500 Ocean Pkwy, Ocean Pines, MD, 21811. Service will be live streamed at youtube.com/Hinman Funeral Home

5 comments to Gladys Mae Ennis

  • Beverly Joan Scott

    Millie and Debbie,
    I did not know your Mother but she sounds like a wonderful woman that I would love to know. I would like to express to both of you and your families, my sympathy for you loss. From what I read and from knowing you both, you have followed her great example.
    With fondness,


  • Melissa Coons Robinson

    To the Adams and Ennis Family,

    Gladys Mae and y’all have been close friends and an integral part of Rehobeth MD community.

    She was a strong, hard working, and musically talented lady!

    I can see her now playing the RBC organ now…I watched her from the choir loft. She not only played with her gifted hands but also did the foot pedals – talk about coordination and talent!!

    Praise the Lord for her sense of dedication and commitment and for all her many contributions!
    She made a difference in many lives!
    I am sure she was weighed down in praise and heavenly gifts from her Lord and Savior

  • Alana Coons Tyler

    I have such fond memories of Gladys Mae! From VBS to Christmas musicals she was the best. I especially remember the times Gladys Mae would visit with my mother, June Vessey, when she was home from Alabama. They always wanted to take a trip up North. Well now they both are way up North and probably traveling around the heavenly realm with joy!

  • Bonnie Dennis

    To The Family,
    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Miss Gladys was such a nice person. I came to know her out at Clarke Manor while there to care for my Mother.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
    In Deepest Sympathy,
    Bonnie T. Dennis

  • Margaret Price

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
    Miss Gladys was a big part of my growing up, I have such fond memories.

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