Mary Elizabeth Cates Rider
July 29, 1956 - October 14, 2018
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PITTSBORO- Ms. Mary Elizabeth Cates Rider, 62, went home to be with our Lord October 14, 2018 at UNC Hospital.Ms. Rider was born July 29, 1956 in Massachusetts to the late Walter and Betsy Cates, Sr. She was a self-employed housekeeper who loved serving others. Ms. Rider will be remembered as a loving and devoted…

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Cathy left a message on October 19, 2018:
I will love her for as long as I live rest in paradise little big sister
Mark and Merry Jane Mullins left a message on October 19, 2018:
Our prayers are with the family.
Lucille and Tom Serra left a message on October 19, 2018:
Wishing you Peace, Comfort, and Hope in this time of your sorrow. Our deepest sympathy. You may have been tiny but your kindness, caring ways belonged to a Giant. You are truly a memory to treasure.
Pamela Cates left a message on October 17, 2018:
I must say goodbye to my sister here on earth- but I know we will be together again someday. You are loved & will be missed more than any words could ever express! My heart is lighter today knowing that you are feasting & rejoicing with all our loved ones that have gone before us- & that you are now in the arms of God. No more pain, suffering, or fears. Mama said to look for her in the bluegrass section - dance on big sister, dance on! You may have been the smallest of us sisters but your heart was bigger than all! Always giving & doing for others. Rest in peace big sister- your work is done!
Candace L Wood left a message on October 17, 2018:
I am so very sorry for your loss. It's never easy losing a loved one. Mary always was a small, but strong and feisty lady, and she fought a good battle. I hope that it gives you some comfort in knowing God has wrapped his loving arms around her. She's home with her parents, and Crystal, and one day we all will be rejoined. I'm so Thankful I got to spend time with her last week. We have had lots of good times. Her, Freddy and I use to go to dances at YMCA when we were 13, 14. And we all spent time together in Orlando many years ago. Good memories. I love you all. She will always watch over you all.
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Patricia left a message on October 17, 2018:
To the rest of my family, I am carrying you in my heart. To be so tiny, she was the best biggest sister I could ever imagined. There are so many memories flooding my soul. She was my hero when I was little and my inspiration throughout life. I had the blessing of helping to care for her during her illness. She was a warrior and she always had faith that she would be healed . Her faith has become her sight.. She loved to take pictures of sunrises and sunsets. Sometimes she would pull off the road to capture one. I will think of you every time I see one. I love you my biggest sister.
Patricia Capozzoli left a message on October 16, 2018:
The Capozzoli family sends their prayers and hugs to the entire family. Mary was a beautiful person inside and out who touched the lives of many. She was a gift from God to us and blessed to have known her.
Josef blass left a message on October 16, 2018:
We will always remember you,your willingness to help, your work ethics.
Amy Seagroves left a message on October 16, 2018:
Mary was a lovely lady with a kind heart and beautiful soul. I have known Mary and her extended family since I was very young. Our families lived in the Joyland community, and our mothers were good friends and kindred spirits. For over 20 years Mary cleaned my home and treated it like it was her own. She was there every other Saturday and I really enjoyed our conversations about our families and lives. She was so proud of her children and grandchildren, and she loved her family no matter what. I hope she and my Mom are dancing with the angels tonight. You will continue to be in our prayers. Amy (Crabtree) & Terry Seagroves
Thomas Muscatello and Joseph Capozzoli left a message on October 15, 2018:
Our sincere and heartfelt condolences. We are very saddened. Her beautiful smile will always be remembered. Love, prayers and blessings to the family as they grieve the painful loss of a loving family member.
Hudson Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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