LACY, Mary R. – (d. 1880)

Title: Death of Mrs. Mary R. Lacy

Though such an event was not unexpected, the many friends of Mrs. Mary R. LACY were greatly pained on yesterday to learn that their worst fears were realized, and that she had died in Baltimore on Wednesday night, at 9 o’clock.  Only one week ago she went to that city to consult with physicians as to her failing health, and soon after her arrival the worst symptoms developed in her case.  It is not our purpose to write a full tribute to the memory of this noble Christian woman, whose life has been one of such eminent usefulness.  Our whole community, and numbers of persons in our State, know of her great Christian worth and influence in her church and as an educator of the young.

Mrs. LUCY was the eldest daughter of the late eminent divine, Dr. Benjamin RICE of Princeton, New Jersey.  She was born in Virginia, and was in the sixty-first year of her age.  As soon as her death was known here the exercises at Peace Institute were suspended.  She had long been an honored and important member of the corps of teachers of that school.  Her remains are expected to arrive here this evening at 8 o’clock, on the Raleigh and Gaston train, accompanied by her children, and will be taken to Peace Institute.  The funeral services will take place tomorrow from the Peace Institute, the hour of which will be announced hereafter.

Source: Raleigh News and Observer, 17 September 1880. Page 3.