Magbulos said she will miss her grandmother's crab soup, which she always made for their family after the annual Arbutus Fourth of July Parade.
"It takes so long and it's so hard to make. It was delicious," Magbulos said.
George Kendrick had organized the annual celebration that livens East Drive, the Main Street of downtown Arbutus, with red, white and blue each summer, with the help of his wife and family for the past 17 years.
Jeff Utzinger, who has helped the Kendrick family organize the parade, called her a "wonderful lady."
A neighbor of the Kendrick family, T.J. Bauer, wrote in a Facebook post about Naamah Kendrick, "Even though I'm not your grandson by blood you always made me feel like I was. I never walked away from a conversation with you without a smile on my face."
"She was more than my grandmother. She was my best friend," said Magbulos, who recently graduated from the Community College of Baltimore County with a degree in nursing.
Magbulos said she couldn't have earned her degree without the support of her grandmother, who watched her two children while she went to school.
When Magbulos graduated she received a pin, which she said will be buried with her grandmother. "My pin is going with her, because that pin is symbolic," Magbulos said.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the auditorium of Mount St. Joe, 4403 Frederick Road, with internment following in the Loudon Park Cemetery.
The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to Mount Saint Joseph High School.
In addition to her husband, daughter and granddaughter, she is survived by: daughter Pam and son-in-law Grant Schwartz; son Larry and daughter-in-law Barbara Kendrick; son Ross and daughter-in-law Terry Kendrick; son-in-law Richard Stocksdale; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.