January 25, 2023

Maggie Elizabeth Nottingham, affectionately known as “Sweetie,” was born on January 28, 1923, to Irwin Wilson Harmon and Sarah Louise Harmon. Sweetie departed this life on Thursday, January 19, 2023.

Sweetie was educated in the public schools of Northampton County, Virginia. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a lifelong member of Union Baptist Church in Eastville, Virginia.

Sweetie was united in holy matrimony to the late Jerome Stanford. To this union, two sons were born, Jerome “Bobby” and Melvin “Teddy,” who preceded her in death. In later years, she married Severn Nottingham who also preceded her in death.
Sweetie worked at the Gregg Harriett Shirt Factory in Exmore, Virginia, for many years.

To know Sweetie was truly to love her. She was always fun-loving, helpful, kind, spirited, happy-go-lucky, sage in wisdom, and forever remained upbeat and positive. She never complained, even when she became too tired.

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Sweetie loved working on crossword puzzles, watching her NBA games, wrestling matches, Western shows, and gospel shows. She loved to joke and sing. She couldn’t carry a tune, but she thought she could.

As most of you know, Sweetie was a fashionista. She loved her big hats most of all. She was always dressed to perfection. She was fiercely independent, driving until she was well over her 90’s. She loved to eat.

She had a zest for life up until a few months ago. She departed this life peacefully on the evening of January 19, 2023, at Shore Health and Rehabilitation Center in Parksley, Virginia. She unfortunately did not make it to January 28, 2023, her 100th birthday. In her honor on this day, we provide her birthday in Heaven.

Left to cherish her memory are: her son, Jerome, and his wife, Veronica; daughter-in-law, Barbara Standford; Calvin and Mary Harmon, sixteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a very special niece/daughter, Kim; and a host of nieces and nephews

Funeral services will be conducted from the John O. Morris Funeral Chapel, Nassawadox, VA 23413 on January 28, 2023 at 1:00 PM with Rev. C. W. Morris, Presiding Elder officiating.  Visitation and viewing will be held one hour before service.  Relatives and friends may call the John O. Morris Funeral Home, Nassawadox for additional information and/or visit the funeral home website:  www.morrisfuneralhome.org.

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