MARY C. SMITH
Mary C. Smith died on July 27, 2012 at the age of 95. She lived at the Ingleside Rock Creek Retirement Community in Washington, D.C. Mary was born in Smithfield, North Carolina, and was the daughter of John Allison Smith and Mary Lassiter Smith. After graduating from the Smithfield High School, she entered Chawon College in Murfreesboro, N.C., from which she was graduated magna cum laude and remained a loyal alumna for life.
After college Mary became Secretary to Dr. Gilbert Stephenson, Director of the Trust Department of the Graduate School of Banking of the American Bankers Association, Wilmington, Delaware. After 14 years in Wilmington, she accepted a key position in the Trust in New York City. At a Trust conference held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel and attended by 2000 bankers from most states in the U.S., Canada, and Bermuda, Mary received an award "Thanking her for a life time of devotion to the Trust Industry and the American Bankers Association".
Following a distinguished career in banking, Mary retired to Washington, D.C. She joined the National Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder, a Deacon, and on several important committees.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 8 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Ingleside at Rock Creek, 3050 Military Road, NW, Washington, DC. Memorial gifts may be made to The National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016, or to Westminster-Ingleside Foundation - Ingleside Resident Support Fund, 3050 Military Road NW, Washington, DC 20015. Online Condolences may be made at: www.rappfuneral.com