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Mary Catherine Rasberry

June 12, 1928 — March 6, 2023

Mary Catherine Rasberry, 94, of Adelphi, Maryland, passed away Monday, March 6, 2023 at the
Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center, Silver Spring, MD. She was born on June 12, 
1928 in Wilmington, NC, the daughter of the late Rev. Ralph James Rasberry, Sr. and Vera Mae 
Maultsby Rasberry.  
Catherine attended Mars Hill College in NC and enjoyed a career with the FBI in Washington, 
D.C. She was a long-time member of Takoma Park Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., serving as 
a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Bible Study Leader, church bus and Meals on Wheels driver. 
She also assisted in planting new churches and gave daily witness and praise to her Lord, Jesus 
Left to cherish her memory are Bella Keke, Akiel, William, and Mary Catherine of the home; 
sister-in-law Phyllis Rasberry; nieces: Jamie Kelly (Alan), Becky Zack (Steve); nephews: Ronald 
Rasberry (Belva), Wayne Blair (Beverly), Bill Blair, Jr. (Sue); and many loved grandnieces and 
She was preceded in death by her brother, Ralph James Rasberry, Jr., her sister, Hilda Jean Blair, 
and brother-in-law William Otey Blair, Sr., niece, Mary Esther Blair and nephew, Steven Lewis 
The funeral service will be held 12PM Saturday, March 25th at Takoma Park Baptist Church, 635 
Aspen St NW, Washington, D.C. 20012. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the 
service at the church. 
The graveside service will be at 11am, Saturday, 1 April 2023 at Greenlawn Park, 1311 Shipyard 
Blvd., Wilmington, N.C.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Takoma Park Baptist Church
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Saturday, March 25, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Takoma Park Baptist Church

635 Aspen St NW, Washington, DC 20012

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Graveside Service

Saturday, April 1, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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