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Maxine Raines Mote – January 8, 2016

January 8, 2016

Maxine Raines Mote, 83, the widow of the late Rev. John A. “Jack” Mote, died Jan. 8, 2016, at her home on Camano Island, Wash., surrounded by her three daughters.  A graveside service will be held at Boyds UMC in the future.

Maxine Raines was born Oct. 2, 1932, to the late Lonnie Lee and Mattie Lou Raines in Pensacola, Fla. She moved to Washington, D.C., in 1950 and met her husband, the Rev. John A. Mote, at the beginning of his ministerial career at Calvary Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. They were married in 1952 and served churches together until his death in 2011. These included Perry Hall-Salem, Baltimore churches Caroline Street, Brookland and Shepherds of the Streets; from 1971-1973, he was appointed to Christ UMC in Landover Hills, from 1973-1976 at Wesley Freedom, and in 1976 he was appointed to A.W. Wilson Memorial. He retired from there after a heart attack in 1985, but continued serving churches as a visitation minister until he retired again in 2000.

At the same time, Maxine Mote spent 31 years working as an administrative assistant, including more than 22 years in the Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University.

She is survived by daughters Debbie Rice and her husband, Barry, of Baltimore; Karen Wilson and her husband, Richard, of Camano Island, Wash.; and Susan Smith of Mebane, N.C.; and three grandchildren.

Condolences may be sent via e-mail to her daughter Debbie Rice at .

Memorial contributions may be made to Lovely Lane UMC, 2200 St. Paul St, Baltimore, MD 21218, or to Hospice of the Northwest, 227 Freeway Dr. Suite A., Mt. Vernon, WA 98273.

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