A Time To Be Born...\n \n Sarah Elizabeth Blackwell, daughter of Mary R. Chase and the late Josiah Chase. was born April 6, 1928 in Trappe, Maryland\n \n A Time To Build She attended the public schools in Talbot County. While still living in Trappe, she worked as a domestic worker and baby sitter. At the age of 18, Liz as she was affectionately called, moved to Baltimore, Md. She received other jobs as baby sister because she loved children so much. She also had a job as nurse's aid because of her love for older people.\n \n A Time To Love... .\n \n She met David Blackwell at the age of 21 and they were married April 3, 1954. There were no children, but unofficially adopted several children. Some were Craig Reeder (Peanut), Paul Reeder (Chicken), Sonjia Brown, Patricia Cheek, Rector Brown (preceded her in death), and others.\n \n Liz joined Bethel AME Church in the 60's. She was a member of the Missionary Society, Secretary for the Pastor's Aid Society, member and marshal of the Senior Ushers for many years and supervisor for the Jr. Ushers. She graduated from usher school, then taught usher classes. She had a God given ability to raise funds for needed organizations and used that ability to the fullest. After the death of her husband, she moved back home to Trappe and joined Scott's United Methodist Church and rededicated her life to Christ. She was a member of the Senior Usher Board for awhile and reorganized the Jr. Usher Board and a children's choir. She was also a member of the SPRC, Praise Choir, supervisor of the Acolytes and continued her fund-raising abilities. She also raised money to purchase a bus for the church. After living here for one year she decided to go back into child care, so she cared for the three Firth Boys, Richard, Lloyd and Pierce. They were as her own.\n \n Elizabeth, also know as Beth, Tizzie and Tillie, was kind, very understanding, tried to live a Christian life and always thinking of others. She also loved talking about the Lord. She was always willing to give a helping hand. Her motto was; "It's more blessed to give than to receive." She also loved working in the flower garden; she always had a beautiful yard. She always said, "Give me my flowers while I can still see them."\n \n A Time To Say Goodbye... ..\n \n In addition to her parents, four sisters, Helen Scott, Roberta Chase, Alberta Chase and Harriet Washington; three brothers, Charles Chase, Levi Green and Charlie Butler and other in-law, James "Billy" Washington.\n \n Elizabeth leaves to cherish her memory, five sisters, Barbara Stanley and Joyce White (both of Trappe, MD), Anna Kilson (Baltimore, Md) and Mary Brooks (Easton, MD); four brothers, James (Kathy) Chase (upper Marlboro, MD), Joseph Chase and David (Dawn) Chase, all of Ridgely, MD, Walter (Helen) Chase and Robert (Harriet) Chase, all of Trappe, MD; two uncles, Douglas Gibson (Milford, DE) and Donald Gibson (Bowie, MD); an aunt, Frances Barners; a very devoted niece and nephew, Calvin and Faye Clark (Ridgely, MD); a godchild, Deborah Kilson (Baltimore, MD) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends, Idell Green, Ethel Cross (both of Baltimore, MD), Joe Thomas (her road partner) and Anna Brown (both of Trappe, MD).\n \n Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 26, 2008, 1pm at Scott's United Methodist Church Main Street Trappe, MD with a viewing one hour prior to the services. Interment will follow in Paradise Cemetery Trappe, MD.