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April 29, 2007
On Tuesday, April 24, 2007, MARY CARTER SMITH, Griot of Maryland internationally renowned storyteller, historian, author, radio personality and beloved family elder, ended her journey here on earth. One of her major goals in life was to perpetuate the art of storytelling from generation to generation. Her love for children and all people pervaded her life's work of storytelling, writing, singing, dancing, laughing and praying. She is survived by her cousins Joan S. Stevenson, Douglas G. Stevenson and other cousins, relatives and friends.
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November 8, 2009
On November 4, 2009, MOTHER GLADYS ELIZABETH REDDICKS; beloved wife of Deacon Robert B. Reddicks; dear mother of Robert B. Reddicks Jr., Kent C. Reddicks, Cynthia E. Allen and Pamela D. Reddicks. Also survived by one sister Delores E. Jackson; 2 grandsons, Carson L. Allen III, Conye E. Trusty; one sister- in-law Mary Carter; one brother Daniel Dennis; one daughter-in- law Ann Reddicks and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives, her church family and friends. Visitation at the Wilson Heart C. C. Church, 4629 York Road, Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Family will receive friends 6:00 P.M. Home going celebration 7:00 A.M. Entombment Wednesday 11:00 A.M. in Arbutus Memorial Park.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | December 16, 2006
She's known as "Mother Griot" or "Mother Mary," and for most of her 87 years, Mary Carter Smith, a professional storyteller, has been entertaining children and adults with tales she has collected from Africa, Ireland and the Appalachians. "Actually it's a French word that is pronounced gree-oh rather than gree-ott," said the retired schoolteacher and librarian the other day, who was named Baltimore's griot in 1983, and state griot in 1991. Born in Birmingham, Ala., she was raised in Youngstown, Ohio, and Baltimore.
NEWS
April 29, 2007
On Tuesday, April 24, 2007, MARY CARTER SMITH, Griot of Maryland internationally renowned storyteller, historian, author, radio personality and beloved family elder, ended her journey here on earth. One of her major goals in life was to perpetuate the art of storytelling from generation to generation. Her love for children and all people pervaded her life's work of storytelling, writing, singing, dancing, laughing and praying. She is survived by her cousins Joan S. Stevenson, Douglas G. Stevenson and other cousins, relatives and friends.
NEWS
April 27, 2007
Funeral plans were announced yesterday for Mary Carter Smith, the Baltimore folklorist and storyteller who died Tuesday at age 88. A wake will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Huber Memorial United Church of Christ, 5701 York Road. A family hour will begin there at 10 a.m. Monday, followed by funeral services.
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By Sandra Crockett and Sandra Crockett,SUN STAFF | December 29, 1995
Mary Carter Smith is a renowned Baltimore storyteller with a tale to tell. This time, though, it's not someone else's story, but her own. And it is as much a revelation as the many stories she spins for her audiences in her deep, commanding voice.Almost from the beginning, Mrs. Smith's life was marked by loss. She was 5 and living with her grandmother in Youngstown, Ohio, when her mother, Eartha, was shot to death by her stepfather in New York City. Her mother was 22.They brought her body home to Youngstown for the burial.
NEWS
May 8, 2003
On Tuesday, May 6, 2003, ROBERT EARL BENSON, of Stevensville, MD., beloved husband of Mary Elizabeth (nee Grisbach) Benson; loving father of Mary Carter and Robert L. Benson; dear brother of Florence Sapresko and also survived by a granddaughter, Tracy Anne Carter. Funeral Services will be held at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., Chester, MD. on Friday, May 9, 2003 at 10:00 A.M. where friends may call from 9:00-10:00. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the United Communities Fire Dept.
NEWS
November 8, 2009
On November 4, 2009, MOTHER GLADYS ELIZABETH REDDICKS; beloved wife of Deacon Robert B. Reddicks; dear mother of Robert B. Reddicks Jr., Kent C. Reddicks, Cynthia E. Allen and Pamela D. Reddicks. Also survived by one sister Delores E. Jackson; 2 grandsons, Carson L. Allen III, Conye E. Trusty; one sister- in-law Mary Carter; one brother Daniel Dennis; one daughter-in- law Ann Reddicks and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives, her church family and friends. Visitation at the Wilson Heart C. C. Church, 4629 York Road, Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Family will receive friends 6:00 P.M. Home going celebration 7:00 A.M. Entombment Wednesday 11:00 A.M. in Arbutus Memorial Park.
NEWS
April 7, 2005
On April 2, 2005, KAHLILA ANTOINETTE CARTER JONES. Beloved wife of Gregory A. Jones; devoted mother of Kahpri and Allen Jones; loving daughter of Robert and Linda Carter. She is also survived by her sister, Veronica Grimes; grandparents, Mary Carter and Harry Mackall; in-laws, Gregory and Shirley Jones; godparents, Kahlila and Larry Nichols, and a host of other aunts, uncles, relatives and friends. On Friday, friends may call at THE NEW VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERALSERVICES (RANDALLSTOWN), 8728 Liberty Road from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. On Saturday, Mrs. Jones will lie in state at the New Antioch Baptist Church, 5609 Old Court Road, where the family will receive friends from 10 to 11 A.M., with services to follow.
NEWS
January 4, 2004
On January 1, 2004, MARY CARTER, 82, of Severna Park, MD, died at her home after a lengthly illness. Mrs. Carter was born and raised in Detroit, MI, where she was a certified registered nurse and a Anesthetist. She received her RN from Mercy College and her Anesthesia training from St. Mary's Hospital. She had been a Severna Park resident for 48 years and devoted member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In addition to her husband of 54 years, Edward Carter, she is survived by her ten children, Mary Lombardo, of Ellicott City, Patricia Quill, of Crofton, Margaret Perley, of Socorro, NM, Edward Carter, Jr., of Trinity, FL, Evelyn Clarke, of Baltimore, Suzanne Boulay, of St. Petersburg, FL, James Carter, of Severna Park, Joseph Carter, of Pasadena, MD, Gerard Carter, of Chester, Kathleen Garrett, of Millersville and twenty-nine grandchildren.
NEWS
April 27, 2007
Funeral plans were announced yesterday for Mary Carter Smith, the Baltimore folklorist and storyteller who died Tuesday at age 88. A wake will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Huber Memorial United Church of Christ, 5701 York Road. A family hour will begin there at 10 a.m. Monday, followed by funeral services.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly and Frederick N. Rasmussen and Jacques Kelly and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN REPORTERS | April 26, 2007
To storyteller Mary Carter Smith, there was a oneness of all races. "We are one family," she often told her audiences, "and a family has a good time when we come together." Called a folklorist, entertainer and the Mother Griot, the former Baltimore schoolteacher and librarian became nationally known as she helped popularize traditional African stories, dress and songs to American audiences and students after visiting Ghana nearly 40 years ago. Ms. Smith, who was 88, died of renal failure Tuesday at the Genesis Eldercare Cromwell nursing home in Towson.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen | December 16, 2006
She's known as "Mother Griot" or "Mother Mary," and for most of her 87 years, Mary Carter Smith, a professional storyteller, has been entertaining children and adults with tales she has collected from Africa, Ireland and the Appalachians. "Actually it's a French word that is pronounced gree-oh rather than gree-ott," said the retired schoolteacher and librarian the other day, who was named Baltimore's griot in 1983, and state griot in 1991. Born in Birmingham, Ala., she was raised in Youngstown, Ohio, and Baltimore.
NEWS
April 7, 2005
On April 2, 2005, KAHLILA ANTOINETTE CARTER JONES. Beloved wife of Gregory A. Jones; devoted mother of Kahpri and Allen Jones; loving daughter of Robert and Linda Carter. She is also survived by her sister, Veronica Grimes; grandparents, Mary Carter and Harry Mackall; in-laws, Gregory and Shirley Jones; godparents, Kahlila and Larry Nichols, and a host of other aunts, uncles, relatives and friends. On Friday, friends may call at THE NEW VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERALSERVICES (RANDALLSTOWN), 8728 Liberty Road from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. On Saturday, Mrs. Jones will lie in state at the New Antioch Baptist Church, 5609 Old Court Road, where the family will receive friends from 10 to 11 A.M., with services to follow.
NEWS
January 4, 2004
On January 1, 2004, MARY CARTER, 82, of Severna Park, MD, died at her home after a lengthly illness. Mrs. Carter was born and raised in Detroit, MI, where she was a certified registered nurse and a Anesthetist. She received her RN from Mercy College and her Anesthesia training from St. Mary's Hospital. She had been a Severna Park resident for 48 years and devoted member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In addition to her husband of 54 years, Edward Carter, she is survived by her ten children, Mary Lombardo, of Ellicott City, Patricia Quill, of Crofton, Margaret Perley, of Socorro, NM, Edward Carter, Jr., of Trinity, FL, Evelyn Clarke, of Baltimore, Suzanne Boulay, of St. Petersburg, FL, James Carter, of Severna Park, Joseph Carter, of Pasadena, MD, Gerard Carter, of Chester, Kathleen Garrett, of Millersville and twenty-nine grandchildren.
NEWS
May 8, 2003
On Tuesday, May 6, 2003, ROBERT EARL BENSON, of Stevensville, MD., beloved husband of Mary Elizabeth (nee Grisbach) Benson; loving father of Mary Carter and Robert L. Benson; dear brother of Florence Sapresko and also survived by a granddaughter, Tracy Anne Carter. Funeral Services will be held at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., Chester, MD. on Friday, May 9, 2003 at 10:00 A.M. where friends may call from 9:00-10:00. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the United Communities Fire Dept.
NEWS
By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | February 23, 1999
Lillian Carter, a former East Baltimore barmaid and singer who was known as much for her skills as a pool player as for her sultry singing, died Thursday of heart failure while visiting friends in New York City.Ms. Carter, 64, worked for many years at the old Pluto's Tavern in East Baltimore, where her duties included mixing drinks, serving customers and singing on weekends.Perhaps she made the most money with her skill at pool."She was always so nice and sweet when she'd sit down and talk to you, but just don't let her get you on the pool table," said Glen White, a longtime friend and occasional opponent.
NEWS
December 12, 1999
Sister Mary Geraldine Carter, a retired dietitian who served Oblate Sisters of Providence missions, died Tuesday of heart failure in the health unit of Our Lady of Mount Providence Convent in Catonsville. She was 95.Sister Mary Geraldine, who had been a resident of the Oblate Sisters of Providence motherhouse since 1986, helped serve meals there until her health began to fail in 1992.This year she celebrated 75 years with the order she entered in 1924. She professed her vows in 1926, and worked in missions in Kansas, South Carolina, Illinois and Michigan.
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