Mamie Humphrey

Sunrise: July 10, 1936

Sunset: October 19, 2023

The Lioness’ Journey

Ezekial 19:2 Your Mother is a Lioness!

Mamie Helen Humphrey was a Lioness! She was born on July 10, 1936 to Alice Shorter White and Richard White, Sr. in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. The Shorter family history in St. Mary’s County, Maryland dates back to the 17th century. She had a loving family that included six brothers, Richard White Jr., John Matthew White, Henry Dallas “King” White, Dennis White, James “Buttons” White Sr., and six sisters Mary Magdalene White, Lucy Mae Courtney, Bernice Rita Taylor, Lila Beatrice Shuebrooks, Nerissa Louise Edmonds, and Marguerite Elizabeth Chappelle Austin, who all predeceased her. Mamie was educated in the St. Mary’s County Public School system and graduated from Jarboesville High School in the class of 1954. She played on the softball team. She married the late George Humphrey of Long Island, New York, who was serving in the United States Navy and stationed at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in nearby Lexington Park, Maryland. They were blessed with 7 children: Marvin Lawrence, Jeffrey George, Alice Diane, David Manuel, Edward Christopher, Celestine Janice, and Laura Darlene Humphrey. She was a member of the Living Sacrifice Ministries led by the late Pastor Jackie Murphy. She served as Mother of the Church and was affectionately known as “Mother Humphrey.” She led prayers and devotions during Sunday services that brought joy to the lives of many members. She was a military wife, but worked various jobs to help support her family. She and her husband were officers in the Helping Hand CB Club, a civic organization that helped raise money for community projects. She was preceded in death by her loving husband; Mr. George Humphrey, her sons Jeffrey George Humphrey and Edward Christopher Humphrey; her parents, Alice Shorter White and Richard White Sr.; and her son-in-law, Bradford Warren Hill, and grandsons, Edward Upshur and Corey Lamb. Cherishing her memory are her children Marvin Humphrey (Joyce) of Junction City, Kansas, Amelia Humphrey of Norfolk, VA, Alice Humphrey Crowder (Lester) of Williamsburg, VA; David Humphrey (Nadine) of Fredericksburg, VA; Celestine Nichols of Norfolk, VA; and Laura Hill of Williamsburg, VA. Her devoted nephew, Joe “Bear” Taylor who would make 3 hour day trips whenever she called him for his assistance. Her loving niece and prayer partner, Marcelene, whom she affectionately called “Marty.” She has 16 grandchildren: Addison Daniel, Jeffrey George Humphrey, Jamar Humphrey, Jeremiah Len Humphrey, Sentara Porter, David C. Nichols, Nathaniel Nehemiah Humphrey, Thomas George Humphrey, Briana Alice Nixon (John), LarBrina Danielle Humphrey, Josiah Benjamin Hill (Megan), Chanel Alexis Hill, Derek Speight, Derrell Speight, Lashonda Humphrey and Alisha Humphrey. She has 40 great grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren 3, along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Mamie Humphrey entered eternal rest on October 19, 2023.

Viewing Thursday, October 26, 2023 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, Virginia Celebration of Life WATCH LIVE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE Friday, October 27, 2023 1:30 PM Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, Virginia Laid To Rest Monday, October 30, 2023 11:00 AM Hampton National Cemetery Hampton, Virginia

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    Jimmy & Bobbie Williams says

    Marvin, Joyce and the Humphrey Family, please know that our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. We pray you find comfort in knowing that your precious mother is no longer in pain but is rejoicing with the angels singing Praise the Lord, I am free, no more chains of pain holding me!

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    My deepest condolences to the Humphrey’s family.

    From the Locke’s family.

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