(Maude) Marie B. Conaway, of East New Market, MD, slept into glory Sunday, May 25, 2008 at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, PA.\n \n Marie was born June 8, 1931, daughter of Maude M. and Benjamin O. Brown, the youngest of eight. She attended the Dorchester County Public Schools and earned her GED and her Practical Nursing License in Pennsylvania.\n \n In 1948, Marie married Martin L. Conaway, Sr. and they raised two children in Philadelphia, PA, Martin, Jr. (deceased) and Rose Marie.\n \n There she worked as a power machine operator, money examiner for the United States Mint, and a mail sorter for the US Postal Service. She later lovingly cared for Carolyn "Carrie" Kogan for five years. She then fulfilled her lifelong dream and graduated from James Martin School of Nursing. She received her practical nursing license on her 50th birthday. She was a diligent nurse at InglisHouse of Philadelphia for twelve years and retired to her home in East New Market. She then continued nursing parttime for a couple of years in Cambridge.\n \n Marie's greatest joy was serving the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior. For almost 40 years this service included Women's Sunday School Teacher-3rd Eternal Baptist of Philadelphia. Here she and the ladies prayed for and saw the salvation of many husbands and family members a�" perfect alto voice a�" the Faith Singers-faithfully attended to Bible Study and prayer a�" invested time with Crossroads Missionary Baptist of Philadelphia, Deliverance Evangelistic Church of Philadelphia, led Women's Bible Studies a�" conferences-weekly children's bible club in her Philadelphia home. After retirement she served Faith Community United Methodist Church of East New Market, as president of the New Hope Choir, member of the United Methodist Women, a Communion Stewart, Team Leader of the Prayer Ministry, a nurse for the Colgate Children's Summer program and served on the East New Market Heritage Committee.\n \n Marie always found time for hospitality, laughter and travel with family, friends and her daughter. Pocono Mountains, PA, California, Florida, Canada, Mexico and oh those Amtrak Auto Train trips and family reunions.\n \n Marie leaves fond memories to her daughter, Rose M. Gray and son in-law, Floyd; a granddaughter, Dionne M. Garner (Dwayne); a grandson, Gary V. Gray (Tajmia); a great grandson, Jordan M. Gray; her sister, Pauline Sampson; a brother, Daniel Brown (Betty) and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and faithful friends.\n \n In addition to her parents, her husband, Martin Layfield Conaway, a sister, Earlene, brothers, Coldridge, Leonard, Walter and Edward preceded her in death.\n \n Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 2, 2008 11am at Faith Community United Methodist Church East New Market, MD. Interment will follow in the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery.\n \n The family will receive friends Sunday evening 6-8 pm at the church.