1. James Lee Worsham
was born 4 May 1925 in Amelia, VA, and died 27 Jul 2003 in Baltimore, MD. He married Anna Paige Giles 25 Dec 1949 in of Baltimore, MD. She was born 7
Feb 1931 in Amelia, VA, and died 4 Mar 2004 in Baltimore, MD.
His obit appears in the The Baltimore Sun, Aug
James L. Worsham Sr., a
retired warehouseman, died of a heart attack Sun. The Northwest Baltimore resident was
77. Mr. Worsham was born and raised in Amelia Co, VA, where he attended public schools.
He moved to Baltimore in 1945 and went to work at Fort Meade, where he was a
warehouseman. He retired in 1981. A member of the Prince Hall Masons, Mr. Worsham was
also a longtime parishioner at Perkins Square Baptist Church and member of its usher
board. Services will be held today at the Samuel T. Daniels Sanctuary, 1301 Eutaw Place.
Mr. Worsham is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Anna Giles; two sons, James
L. Worsham Jr. and Alvin Worsham, both of Baltimore; three daughters, Pamela Lomax of
Upper Marlboro, and Phyllis Brown and Patricia Wade, both of Baltimore.
Anna's obit appeared in The Baltimore Sun, Mar
Anna Paige Worsham, a
retired hospital dietitian who enjoyed attending family gatherings, died of renal
failure March 4 at her West Baltimore home. She was 73. She was born Anna P. Giles in
Amelia, Va., where she was raised. After working in Richmond, Va., for several years,
she moved to Baltimore in 1949. She and her husband of 53 years, James L. Worsham Sr.,
made their home on Parkwood Avenue for more than half a century and raised five
children. Mr. Worsham, a retired supply assistant at Fort Meade, died last year. Mrs.
Worsham returned to work in the early 1970s as a dietitian at what is now the state's
Rosewood Center. She retired about a decade ago. "She loved working with the
mentally challenged patients," said a daughter, Pamela M. Lomax of Upper Marlboro.
Mrs. Worsham liked preparing the food she served at family and neighborhood gatherings,
family members said. She was an avid flower and vegetable gardener and enjoyed
collecting magnets to decorate her refrigerator. She attended Fulton Baptist Church and
Perkins Square Baptist Church, 2500 Edmondson Ave., where services will be held today.
In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Worsham is survived by two sons, James L. Worsham Jr.
and Alvin Worsham, and two other daughters, Phyllis E. Brown and Patricia A. Wade, all
of Baltimore; a brother, Arthur Giles of Ford, Va.; three sisters, Virginia Haskins of
Saxe, Va., and Dorothy Spratley and Rosa Hill, both of Richmond.
Her photo appeared in March Funeral Homes,
Baltimore, MD obituaries:
Anna Paige Giles, daughter
of the late James Arthur and Giles, was born on February 8, 1931 in Amelia, Virginia. Anna departed for her home in glory
following a courageous battle with illness that ended on March 4, 2004. She attended the
Amelia County Public Schools. Anna joined the Mount Level Baptist Church at an early
age, and remained an active member until she relocated after marriage. Anna cherished
the fond memories of Growing up on a farm, and often shared stories to their family's
livestock, and walking miles and miles to attend school, church or the store. Anna
resided in Amelia until her parent's death, subsequently, she moved to Richmond to live
with her eldest sister.
On Dec 25, 1949 Anna married the love of her life, James Lee Worsham, Sr., and joined
him to live in Baltimore, Maryland. They joined the Perkins Square Baptist Church in
that same year, and continued to work out their soul salvation. With Christ being their
nucleus, and faith love and joy as their fabric, James and Anna were able to retain
their union; James Jr., Phyllis Brown, Patricia Wade, Alvin, and Pamela Lomax (James
preceded Anna in death on July 28, 2002). Anna loved her family; she held a special and
unique bond with each of her children. She often referred to her daily calls to them as
her "children" roll call."
In addition to fulfilling her motherly career roll, Anna held a career with the Rosewood
State Hospital, a hospital that provided care for mentally challenged patients. Anna
loved the patients at the hospital; she was fondly called "Mommy" by many of
her patients. Family and friends were very important to Anna. Thus, she made loving her
family and friends a hobby. She kept in close contact with them, and went out of her way
to perform expressions of love for them. Moreover, she and her husband would travel at a
moment's notice to visit their loved ones, just because.
Anna enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking and watching western movies. She was renown for
her homemade waffles, John Wayne westerns and her beautiful flowerbeds. She also enjoyed
listening to her gospel hymns by Shirley Caesar," and Minister Clay Evans. She
loved her grandchildren and enjoyed spending quality time with them. Anna had a special
way of making even the most mundane tasks fun for her grandchildren.
Anna leaves to mourn her five children (listed above); two daughters-in-law, Linda and
Cassandra Worsham; three sons-in-law, Jonathan Brown and Edward Wade of Baltimore, MD
and Earnest Lomax, Jr. of Upper Marlboro, MD; ten grandchildren, Darrell, Nathan
(preceded her in death), Cheryl, Jarmel, Tanesha, Tameka, LaKeisha, Tierra, Ernest
James, and Jordan; one granddaughter-in-law, eight great-grandchildren; three sisters,
Dorothy Spratley and Rosa Hill of Richmond, VA, Virginia Haskins of Saxe, VA; one
brother, Arthur Giles of Ford, VA, (note; she has joined one brother and one sister in
heaven); four brothers-in-law, Herbert, Wendell, Daniel and Hugo; two sisters-in-law,
Rosa Lee and Sarah Hawkes; the Morgan Family, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins,
good girlfriends and friends.
Children of James Worsham and Anna Giles are:
1.1 James L Worsham
1.2. Alvin Worsham
1.3. Pamela M Worsham m Earnest Lomax.
1.4. Phyllis E Worsham m Jonathan Brown.
1.5. Patricia A Worsham m Edward Wade.