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Funeral Expense FundMe for Edith Joan Quesinberry

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Hello, my name is Donna Quesinberry, this GoFundMe Funeral Expense Fundraiser is presented on behalf of Diane Adkins, John Quesinberry, our family, and myself to provide our mother "Edith Joan (Nagle) Quesinberry" a dignified funeral and interment. All contributions/donations will be used to pay for the following:

  • Professional Funeral Services at Lee Funeral Home in Dunkirk Maryland - 2 June 2023
  • Embalming
  • Preparation (cosmetology, hairdressing, etc.)
  • Funeral Home Facilities for Viewing and Service
  • Transportation from MedStar Southern Maryland
  • Modest Casket
  • Funeral Guestbook and Remembrance Items
  • Viewing Lite Fare
  • Reception
  • Transportation from Lee Funeral Home to Brice Herndon Funeral Home in Walterboro South Carolina
  • Brice Herndon Funeral Home Service - tentative 17 June 2023
  • Graveside Memorial
  • Final Interment
  • Incidental Requirements

The approximate cost of all aforementioned requirements is $24,000.00 with a preliminary remittance to be deducted leaving approximately $17,000.00. Our family is devastated at the unexpected loss of our mother, albeit aged ninety (90), she remained a very industrious and outgoing elder woman. We are all continuously stating we cannot believe she is gone.

Regardless of the capability to support the "Edith Joan Quesinberry Funeral Expense Fundraiser," your prayers and positive thoughts remain a blessing to each of us and we share our sincere gratitude regarding the same. If there are questions and/or alternative requirements and/or if you intend to attend the viewing and/or services and have questions regarding either - contact us through the fundraiser or our private email/telephone - you can inbox us on FB as well.

We appreciate you and share our gratitude for agreeing to pay it forward in the future as much as is humanly possible.
To send greetings and/or flowers:
  • Family Home: 17611 Aquasco Road, Brandywine, MD 20613
  • Lee Funeral Home: 8200 Jennifer Lane, Owings, MD 20736
  • Brice Herndon: 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro, SC 29488
More Information (Mom's Story):

Edith Joan Quesinberry (lovingly referred to as "Joan" or "E.J." as our father called her) passed suddenly on 27 May 2023 after a fast-moving bout with pneumonia and associated complications. In January mother fell while carrying her scriptures and magnifying glass and broke her left hip - she came through surgery at age 90 like a champ and then executed phenomenally in post-surgery rehabilitation before returning home in March where she continued to progress and achieve. Surprisingly, and unfortunately, she became ill with pneumonia and had to be emergency intubated, which she also recovered, and we believed was heading home in short form.

However, post-intubation while breathing independently, she began to once more have labored breathing and tragically, we were left to determine whether to have her re-intubated with a probable follow-on tracheotomy and peg tube and nursing home transition. In following her advance directive, which included doctor advisement, the very difficult decision was arrived at to permit our mother to pass peacefully and with dignity, which was a very difficult decision.

Having excitedly expressed to her she was getting better when she inquired as to whether she was dying, we were saddened to have later learned the getting better was not carrying over and our Mom overhead discussion and was lucid to ask, "What happened?" and "Why?" regarding the decision not to reintubate. So . . . with her presence of mind . . . I inquired and asked her to determine what she felt about re-intubation, an eventual tracheotomy, and then a peg tube. She answered simply, "No" while shaking her head from side to side.

By Heavenly Father's gracious consideration - time was available for family members to have the opportunity to share final words and sentiments to our blessed mother who provided tirelessly to each of us as our parent, grandparent, great-grandparent, and even great-, great-grandparent. Also, in her serving as a mother to many of our friends and their families, her nieces and nephews (who all have proceeded her in death), and that as a stalwart Christian woman of faith . . . Edith Joan Quesinberry remained loving and benevolent woman with an exceptional sense of humor . . . she loved to paint and create . . . and stood by her husband's side in life and will rest next to him in death.

This fundraiser is to aid us in ensuring Edith Joan Quesinberry's funeral expenses are met as we traverse two states for her final rest by our father's side in Walterboro South Carolina and lives here in the Southern Maryland area.



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Donna Quesinberry
Brandywine, MD

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