Cordelia R. Mapp, was born July 1, 1931 to the late John O. Drummond and Betty Kellam Drummond. She was affectionately known as Dee Dee and received her education from Mary N. Smith high school graduating in 1948. She furthered her education at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina where she received her Bachelor’s degree. Dee Dee migrated to Philadelphia, PA in the early 1950’s where she met and married Willie L. Mapp.

She was employed at Amalgameted Company for 27 years in New Jersey until her retirement. After coming to Philadelphia she joined the Greater Mt. Olive AMEC under the pastorate of the Rev. Richard R. Stokes. She loved Greater Mt. Olive passionately and remained a steward under the pastorate of Rev. Juanita Hall Walters until her health began to fail. In past years at Greater Mt. Olive, she had been a member of the Choral Ensemble Choir and the Willing Workers Club.

She leaves to cherish her memories, one step daughter, Justine Mapp-Patterson; a god daughter, Patty Jackson; a niece, Martina Purnell and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends including two faithful neighbors who saw to all her needs, George Robinson and Lisa Seals both from the 5500 block of Cambridge St. Last but certainly not least, a faithful niece, Bonnie whose top priority was caring for her aunt no matter the sacrifice. She was at her bedside when she drew her last breath.

Floral Arrangement

Local florists provide expertise to help you select the appropriate flower arrangement that will express your condolences.

read more


Williams & Wharton Funeral Home features a comfortable air conditioned chapel that seats 250, spacious reposing room, dignified showroom, two attractive offices, and a waiting room.

read more


All rights reserved. 2012