It is with humble acceptance of God’s will, that we the family of Mary Louise Chase announce her passing. Mary was called from labor to reward on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at the age of 80. \n\nMary was born May 12, 1943, in Cambridge, MD to the late Madison and Hester Johns Chase. She was educated in the Dorchester County Public School System. She graduated from Maces Lane High School in 1961. Mary worked most of her life as a cook, working at Geno’s, Shell Station, and Short Stop in Cambridge MD. Her favorite things to cook were oysters, crab cakes, cod fish cakes and bread pudding. \n\nMary was a member of Bethel AME Church in her early years. She also attended United Missionary Baptist Church and later became a member of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church under the pastoral care of Reverend Clearance Rochester until her health started to fail. Whatever she found her hands to do she did unto the glory of God. She loved the Lord and enjoyed reading the Bible. When her health failed, she still enjoyed having the scriptures read to her and loved hearing Gospel music. Her most memorable songs were, “Hold to God’s unchanging hand” and she did just that; and “Take me to the King” and we are confident that her request has been granted and she is now with the King. \n\nMusic was her passion, and she enjoyed all kinds of music. Mary loved to dance and with the right music playing she would be found on the dance floor having a good time. Her dancing skills took her to the Buddy Deane show in Baltimore, MD and she was one of the first African American dancers, to win a national dance contest as best dancer in the early nineteen sixties. Mary was soft-spoken and very quiet, but she never met a stranger. Her beautiful smile and warming personality lit up any room and made many feel loved.\n\nMary was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her son and embraced every moment with him. She instilled in her son strong values that have served him well. She enjoyed shopping trips, going out to eat and spending time with her family. She especially loved her role as grandma and treasured her grandchildren and great grandchildren just as much as her son. She played an important role in raising her grandchildren and you would not see one of them without the other. \n\nMary was preceded in death by her parents, Madison and Hester Johns Chase; brother, Robert (Louise) Chase; brother-in-law, Emerson Johnson; grandson, Jerod D. Kimble Sr.; niece, Teresa Johnson and nephew, Darnell Chase; and great nephew Tyuane Johnson, Jr.. \n\nShe will be forever remembered by the love of her life, and most prized possession, her only child, Bernard ``Bernie” (Urshell) Chase; grandchildren, Ronnesha (William) Murray, Tyneka Chase, and Jerry Kimble. Great-grandchildren, Za’Nasha Chase who she raised, Zy’Marrra Sampson, Zy’Marr Sampson, Gra’Siiya Chase, and Na’Zir Jones. Sister, Eloise Johnson and brother, Russell Chase; her nephew that she help raise, Kevin (Lestine) Johnson; nieces, Joann Chase and Vanessa Johnson; nephews, Raymond Chase, Wayne (Rhonda) Johnson, Jerome (Schandra) Johnson, Mark Chase, Lamar Chase and a host of great nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.