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Official Obituary of

Julene Northan

July 2, 1940 ~ October 19, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Julene Northan Obituary

Psalm 23

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters.  3 He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.  


Julene Moody Northan was born on July 2, 1940.  Julene was the daughter of Mary Louise Dorsey Earl and Sam Earl, Sr. She peacefully departed this earthly life on October 19, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Affectionally known as “Honey” by her close friends and family, Julene received her formal education at Sadie V. Thompson High School in Natchez, MS.  Julene Attended College in New Jersey and became a Registered and licensed Nurse. She worked at the Hospital and Morris View Nursing Home for over 30 years. Julene Retired in 2001 and moved to Eden Maryland with her husband William Northan.

 Julene enjoyed traveling and visiting her family in Mississippi in the summer and her grandchildren in Georgia. She enjoyed spending time in Ocean City MD, walking on the boardwalk, and trying new restaurants. Julene had a passion for the arts and media. She was involved in politics and supported the national action network founded by Rev. Al Sharpton.  She loved watching Television and Tyler Perry plays along with her favorite TV show, “Young and the Restless.” She enjoyed life and liked to celebrate and have fun. She enjoyed hair and fashion, listening to music, comedy, dancing, gardening and reading. Her favorite song was “Something about the Name Jesus”, by Rance Allen. Julene supported and sponsored several nonprofit organizations such as the Market Street Mission in New Jersey, the St. Jude Research and other projects, The TD JAKES Foundation, and The Oprah Winfrey Foundation.

She is preceded in death by her parents Mary Louise Dorsey Earl and Sam Earl, Sr. Brother: Sam Earl, Jr. Sisters: Geneva Lawrence, Earnestine William.

Julene leaves to cherish her memories: Her husband of 30 years William Edward Northan, Daughter: Bernadette Moody-Mcrae, Granddaughter: Pastor Tynesha April Dior Moody, Great grandchildren: Ka’dynce Julene Haywood, Meghan Juliana Moody, Destiny Joy Israel Moody.   Sister: Irma Hunt, Godchildren: Agatha Sawyer, Tiara Sawyer, Cheyanne Sawyer, Nicholas Sawyer. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends. 

Lovingly Submitted by THE FAMILY



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October 24, 2023

10:00 AM
Eastern Shore Veteran's Cemetery
6827 East New Market, Ellwood Road
Hurlock, Maryland 21643


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