Mildred was born on April 27, 1929 in Cambridge, Maryland to the late Clara and Martin Kane, Sr. She was the loving mother of Mildred Emory-Johnson and the grandmother of Troy and Dion Emory, and Corey Dockins. Mildred was the matriarch of the family and was affectionately known as "Nana" or "Aunt Mil" by not only family, but friends of the family as well. Nana loved to entertain her entire family and many friends. Everyone can attest to her great humor, wit, courage and feistiness. She possessed a blessed gift of making everyone feel exceptionally and genuinely special. \tNana was educated in the public schools in Cambridge and graduated from St. Clair High School - the class of 1945. \tNana was employed for many years as the head cook at the High Spot Restaurant before moving on to the Eastern Shore State Hospital, where she worked as the first black switchboard operator. In 1991, she retired from the State Hospital as the first black phlebotomist. She married Norris Monroe Camper in 1958, and the couple raised 2 of their grandchildren, Dion and Troy, until Norris' death in 1984. She was a former member of Waugh United Methodist Church, where she sang in the angelic choir. She later married Edsel Kennard in 1997, and relocated to Wilmington, Delaware. They moved to Silver Spring, MD to be closer to family members in 2010. \tNana departed this life on May 4, 2011 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD. She was preceded in death by her loving daughter Mildred, and beloved sister, Alice Barringtine of Washington D.C. She leaves five sisters and two brothers to cherish her memories: Labella Kane and Dorothea Johnson of Cambridge, Maryland; Geraldine Owens of Carlisle Pennsylvania; Katherine Adams (Alvin) and Martin Kane (Bernita) of Bowie Maryland; and Leroy Kane (Greta) of Tucson, Arizona. \tNana is also survived by ten great-grandchildren: Sabir, Maryam, Samad, Al-Najim, Farah, Taliyah, Elijah, Saniyah, Khadir, and Jihad. Nana also considered her niece Tabitha Banks of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as her very own. She also leaves four step-children, Ethel Reid, Diane Kennard, Edsel Jr Kennard, and Erenda Kennard as well as a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends of the family Nana, you've touched so many with your loving spirit.