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Magruder Dorothy Scott Moore Cockrell

Magruder Dorothy Scott Moore Cockrell made her first cry on earth on Aug. 30, 1932. Her parents, William Henry Scott and Bessie had their bundle of joy on a farm in Clarksville, Va. This was the beginning of a journey that would last eighty-one years until June 5, 2014.

Magruder, affectionately known as “Kitty,” moved to Maryland with her family. Years later, she moved to Baltimore and married the late, Warren Moore and six children were born.

After Warren’s death, she met and married the late, John Cockrell and had seven children.

Kitty landed many jobs in different fields, from being a waitress to being a geriatric nurse assistant. Kitty passed her heart of service to her offspring.

She was preceded in death by three daughters, Myrtle Scott, Almeta Laddler and Donnie Taylor; and one sister, Gertrie Scott Blount.

She leaves to cherish their memory of her: ten daughters, Rev. Dorothy (Oscar) Boulware, Paula Degraffinried, Vera Rhue, Joan Biggs, Ethel Lawrence, Sylvia Vinson, Charmaine “Sonya” Murphy and Zelda; Nellie Fagan and Sandra; three sons, John Cockrell Jr., Paul Jr., and Christopher ; one brother, Melvin Scott; one sister-in-law, Virginia Taylor; thirty-three grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.