Beatrice J. RawlingsMother of delegateBeatrice J...


June 07, 1993

Beatrice J. Rawlings

Mother of delegate

Beatrice J. Rawlings, a Baltimore homemaker, volunteer worker and mother of Del. Howard P. Rawlings, died Thursday of cancer at her home in Edmondson Village. She was 78.

For more than 20 years, Mrs. Rawlings did volunteer work for the March of Dimes and the American Cancer Society.

From 1968 to 1971, she was a teacher's assistant at Lindhurst Elementary School.

She was a member of the Poe Homes Mothers' Club and the Gleem Neighborhood Association of Edmondson Village.

Her hobbies included reading and gardening, as well as horse racing, which she sometimes followed in person at tracks in Charles Town, W. Va., and Laurel. She also made frequent trips to Atlantic City.

Born and reared in Lothian, Beatrice J. Peters moved to Baltimore with her family at the age of 13. She was a graduate of Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore.

She and Howard T. Rawlings, a postal worker, were married in 1936. Mr. Rawlings died last year.

Services for Mrs. Rawlings will be held at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Nutter Funeral Home, 2501 Gwynns Falls Parkway.

Besides Delegate Rawlings, a Baltimore Democrat and chairman of the Maryland House Appropriations Committee, she is survived by three other sons, Richard A. Rawlings and Gilbert B. Rawlings, both of Baltimore, and Guy C. Rawlings of Chicago; two daughters, Rebecca R. Scott and LaVerne P. Lawal, both of Baltimore; a sister, Mary P. Campbell of Baltimore; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives suggested donations to the American Cancer Society.

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