Mary A. Stepney, 58, SSA benefits examiner

October 21, 2005

Mary A. Stepney, a retired Social Security Administration worker who enjoyed entertaining family and friends, died of lung cancer Sunday at Maryland General Hospital. She was 58.

She was born Mary A. Williams in Tacoma, Wash., and was raised in West Baltimore. She was a 1965 graduate of Douglass High School and attended the Community College of Baltimore.

She began working at SSA in 1973 as a benefits examiner technician and worked at Woodlawn until 2003, when she retired on a medical disability.

Mrs. Stepney, who lived on Madison Avenue, enjoyed cooking Southern dishes and was especially known for her fried chicken, cornbread and salmon cakes, family members said.

She also liked watching classic movies.

Mrs. Stepney attended services at Morningstar Baptist Church.

Plans for services were incomplete yesterday.

Her husband, Fred Stepney, died several years ago.

Survivors include two sons, Lamont D. Crenshaw and Raynard Owens, both of Baltimore, and a brother, Lewis Williams of Jacksonville, Fla.

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