Mary Alice Holland Waters daughter of the late Charles and Mattie Banks Holland was born in Church Creek, Maryland February 27, 1905.\n \n She passed away peacefully on Thursday May 1, 2008 at Chesapeake Woods Nursing Center at the age of 103. Mary received her education in the public school in Church Creek, Maryland and later moved to Cambridge, Maryland where she remained during her lifetime. Her husband James (Jimmy) Waters preceded her in death. During the 1940's she and her husband owned and operated a restaurant on Pine Street.\n \n After his death Mary worked in the local canning factory. Mary was a kind and caring person who was always willing to help anyone in need. She was an excellent cook and believed in feeding her neighbors and friends, along with her family. Throughout her life she had a firm Religious faith and strong loyalty to her family and friends\n \n She became a member of Bethel AME Church under the pastorate of Rev. Tillery and continued as a faithful member and worked diligently as a Missionary until her health her declined, and she was the oldest member until her demise. She was also the oldest member of the Dorchester Progressive Temple #224.\n \n Her brother Russell Holland and her daughter M. Elizabeth Sampson preceded her in death and two sisters, Elizabeth Mowbray and Lena McClain.\n \n She leaves to cherish her memory, a devoted daughter, Darlene Waters Smith; grandchildren, Valerie H. Miller and her husband, John H. Miller, Sr., Pamela E. Waters, Olandas N. Waters, Sr. (Cassandra) and Kassia Pulley; four great grandchildren, Tadrian, Olandas, Jr., Kenneth (A.J.), Briahyana and Shaw; a great great grandson, Ezekiel; a special niece, Pensi Mowbray; one nephew, Josef Tucker; a great nephew, Domonic Tucker; Godchildren, Tovolia Carter, James (Jimmy) & Anna Dixon, Jean Pryor, Larry Stevens, Daphne Sanders, Delores Perry and Vanessa Sharp and a host of others relatives and friends.\n \n Services will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 1pm at Bethel AME Church 623 Pine St Cambridge, MD with a viewing one hour prior to the services. Elks services will begin at 12:15 pm. Interment will follow in Old Field Cemetery.