"The Lord is my Shepherd!"
Mary Agnes Hart, of Fort Washington, Maryland, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother made her transition into eternal rest on Saturday, January 4, 2020. Mary was born on March 29, 1936, to the parents of Mary Annabelle Cobey and Edward Cobey in Ironsides, Maryland. Mary attended Pomonkey High School in Charles County Maryland. In her first year of high school, during the era of segregation Mary made a bold stand as did Rosa Parks. A different place and time but for the same purpose, we are all equal. One day, Mary and her cousin Deloris walked into the Indian Head Drug Store, she sat down at the counter to order food which during that time was taboo. African Americans were not allowed to sit down and order food with the white customers. Mary did not get served that day, but she stood on what she believed in.
Mary worked for many years at the Naval Ordinance Station in Indian Head, Maryland. She worked her way from custodian to Project Manager for several Janitorial Companies until one day she felt a higher calling on her life. In order to reach her goals she started to attend several Small Business Administration Workshops and classes to educate herself on starting her own business. After completing the classes Mary decided to bid on a government contract at White Oak Naval Base in Montgomery County, which launched her career into her destiny as was prepared for her by God as CEO and Owner of Hartco Janitorial Services. She successfully learned to overcome many obstacles with the support of her family.
Mary was introduced to God at a young age where she attended Mount Hope Baptist Church. She was currently a member of Church Without Walls Ministry in Waldorf, Maryland. However, it was not until her late adulthood that she discovered just how BIG GOD IS!
Mary is preceded in death by her two sons Jeff Johnson, Jr. and Melvin Hart and two daughters Mary Ann Hart and Julie Ann Hart. Two sons-in-law, Clifton Stepney, Tony Hudson and grandchild Honda Hart.
Mary strived to live her life to the fullest. She will be greatly missed. She leaves to cherish her memory eight children, Rose Mary Cobey Hudson, Roland Johnson (Jeneita Johnson, Wife), Mary Hart, Hazel Hart, James Hart, Perry Hart (Priscilla Hart, Wife), Janet Stepney, Joyce Hart-Savoy (Carl Savoy, Sr., Husband). Twenty-Five grandchildren, Jenekia Shade (Howard Shade, Jr., Husband), Jacia Simpson (Terron Simpson, Husband), Yolanda Warren (Robert Warren, Husband), Carla Hart, Carl Savoy, Jr., Thomas Short Jr., Jennia Andrades, Angela Short, Jonathan Bennett, Dexter Bennett, Kineta Rogers, Melissa Dennis, Melvin Stepney, Michael Stepney, Martinez Stepney (Michelle Stepney, Wife), Clifton Stepney, Jr., James Hart, Jr., Dlonte Hart, Ebony Puifory Simms, Rosheeka Hart, Violet Holt. Thirty-Four great grandchildren, Jayda Shade, Jaquan Warren, LeeAndra Warren, Robert Warren Jr., Tayvone Warren, Destiny Warren, Ziggy Warren, Erika Elem, Harold Elem, Bryan Berrymen, Montoya Woodfolk, Melvin LaSane Jr., Melvin Stepney Jr., Sabrina Stepney, Makayla Stepney, Airelle Clifton, Zavied Stepney, Zakari Stepney, Skyy Stepney, Amiyah Tinch, Rakiyah Ayers, Aaliyah Short, Typhani Short, Damian Franklin, Kiara Berry, Bryan Berrymen III, Brielle Garnett, Brayden Berrymen, Amari Hall, Ariel Elem, Kaylah Hunter, Nia Young, Gabby Simms, John Simms and Manica Levy. Four great, great grandchildren, Ja'dore Woodfolk, Zaiden Hunter, Kyrie Simpson and Javian Ayala. One brother, Pastor Norman Owens Jr., (Jacquelyn Owens, Wife), Two sisters, JoAnne Knox (Calvin Knox, Husband), Mary D. Taylor (James Taylor, Husband) and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 10 AM until time of funeral services at 11 AM. Internment Heritage Memorial Cemetery, Waldorf, MD.
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