REV. DAVID THORNTON SEYMOUR OF ST. MICHAELS, MD.
Rev. David Thornton Seymour of St. Michaels, Maryland, age 64, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2019 at Acts/ Bayleigh Chase, Easton, Maryland after a 4-year battle against cancer of the breast and spine. Born in Baltimore, MD on September 28, 1955, Rev. Seymour was the son of George A. Seymour Jr. And Helen Elizabeth Radcliffe Seymour. He is survived by his parents and by his brother, Christopher R. Seymour and his sister-in-law, Caroline Ailanthus of Newark, MD.
A 1973 graduate of St. Michaels High School, Rev. Seymour later received a B.A. degree from Salisbury University in 1977 and a Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. in 1985.
Born with the handicap of cerebral palsy, Rev. Seymour began his formal education in special education programs, eventually progressing to standard public education programs in secondary and high-school years, before earning college and graduate school degrees. He became a leader in Talbot County programs advocating for rights and benefits on behalf of physicaly , emotionaly and mentally handicapped individuals. He was active, along with journalist Carleton Spitzer, in leadership of the Talbot Disability Coalition.
He was a member and sermon participant in the services of the Union United Methodist Church in St. Michaels for 5 years; Talbot Bible Church in Easton for 5 years; Shore Harvest Church in Easton for 15 years and Mid-Shore Community Church currently. In partnership with Steven Radich, mental health professional, Rev. Seymour volunteered in prison ministry at Sussex Correctional Institute in Georgetown, DE. from 2012 to 2015. Following his admission to Bayleigh Chase as a resident in 2015, he began volunteering in Marvel Hall with the Activities Department from July, 2017 to the present time.
The family will receive friends and family on December 22 , 2019 from 5-7pm at Frampton Funeral Home, 312 South Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD. The funeral service will be held on December 23, 2019 at Shore Harvest Church, 9560 Black Dog Alley, Easton, MD. Interment will follow at Olivet Cemetery, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 304 S. Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Acts Legacy Foundation, Bayleigh Chase Employee Education Fund, Choptank Unit.
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