This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one,Jitterbug Elsie Cummings Compton who was born in New Jersey on November 24, 1939 and passed away on June 16, 1996 at the age of 56. We will remember her forever.
Elsie "Jitterbug" Cummings Compton was born November 24, 1939 in Lakewood, New Jersey and passed away June 16, 1996 in Jackson, New Jersey. She was the daughter of Harold (Chick) Cummings and Marion Bowker.
Born in Lakewood, she lived in the Whiting section of Manchester Township before moving to the Pine Lake Park section in 1970.
Jitterbug worked as a cook all her life, retiring from Al Martis Inn in Whiting in 1990, after 10 years of service.
Jitterbug was a member of the Whiting Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary for 35 years,serving as president several times. Jitterbug was also a co-founder of both the Whiting and Manchester's First Aid Squad Ladies Auxiliaries.
Jitterbug loved to spend her time in Atlantic City, NJ gambling and enjoying the casinos. She also had a passion for bingo,cards and bunko.
Jitterbug was predeased by her son Kevin Peer in 1981.She was also predeseased by her parents.
Surving are her husband Joe Compton,four sons; Larry, Richard, Michael Peer all of Lakehurst, New Jersey, and Keith Inman. Elsie has one brother, Richard Bowker, and two sisters,Lorraine (Cummings) Thomas,and Betty (Bowker) Wright of Whiting. Her maternal grandmother is Elsie Bowker Gatheright of Whiting, NJ. As to date Jitterbug has 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Mom may peace always be with you. You will never be forgotten. Your spirit will live on through us everyday of our lives. Your loving family...
God Saw You....
God saw you getting tired
When a cure was not to be
So He wrapped his arms around you
And whispered Come to Me
You didn't deserve what you went through
So He gave you rest
God's garden must be beautiful
He only takes the best
And when I saw you sleeping
So peaceful and free from pain
I could not wish you back to suffer that again.
Mom, we miss you and love you so very much. Lori, Richie and the rest of your family.