Lydia Warrington Abrahams Gilbert, 96, of Cecil County, Md., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Lydia was born in Providence, Md. and lived most of her life in Cecil County, Md. in Principio Furnace , Port Deposit and North East. She also lived for 24 years in Middletown, Del. Lydia graduated from Perryville High School in 1938. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles B. Warrington and Mary Bye Warrington (Principio Furnace), and her siblings: John (Jack) Warrington (Principio Furnace); Margaret Driggs (Baltimore); and Mary Rowland (Havre de Grace). She was married to Joseph W. Abrahams of Port Deposit for 18 years until his death in 1957. She was subsequently married to John C. Gilbert of Putney, Vt. for 44 years until his death in 2004. Lydia loved her Lord and His church. She was a devoted member of Principio Furnace UMC, Bethesda UMC (Middletown, Del.) and North East UMC. Lydia is survived by four children: Virginia (Oakie) Webster (Ray), Elkton; Charlotte A. Lyons (Jerry), Perryville; Joseph W. Abrahams (Elizabeth), Memphis, TN; and Laurie Gilbert (Paula), Putney, Vt. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Lydia's joys in life were her Lord and her family. A Celebration of Life service will be held at North East United Methodist Church on Monday, February 20 at 11 a.m. Burial will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to North East United Methodist Church or Amedisys Hospice.
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