2010-04-30 / Obits

Della M. Wharton

Day Care Services Director

Della M. Wharton, 65, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 25.

Wharton was born on January 16, 1945 in Bloxom, Virginia. She moved to Far Rockaway in 1975 and was the director of Early Childhood Education at High Bridge Day Care Center in Bronx, New York. She retired in June 2007 and was an active member of the community as a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and the Julius Miller Scholarship. She was also a Sunday bible school teacher, Pastor’s Aide and the President of the Missionary Auxiliary.

She is survived by her sons, Charles and Andre Wharton; sisters, Minister Paulette Brown and Ms. Claudette Cropper.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Family Funeral Services Inc., Arverne. Visitation will take place at Macedonia Baptist Church, Arverne on Friday, April 30 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a funeral mass to immediately follow. Interment remained private.

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