December 8, 1999
MARY E. CLAPP
Mary Evangeline Clapp passed away on Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at Sentara Hampton General Hospital. She lived for 57 years in Washington, D.C., but recently returned to her hometown of Hampton, where she was born on May 14, 1914.
Mary received her early education at Whittier and Phenix high schools, Class of 1932, and later attended Virginia State College, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in English and library science.
She retired as a supervisory publications editor for the Dept. of the Navy after more than 30 years of service. She was an active member of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., for many years. She recently returned to St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church in Hampton, where she was baptized and confirmed in 1938.
She is survived by a sister, Emma C. Taylor; and a brother, Henry L. Clapp, both of Hampton; five nieces, Eileen Alford, and husband, Sylvester of Dallas, Texas, Erma Herbin, and husband, George, of Southfield, Mich., Joan Totten, and husband, William, of Summerville, S.C., Rita Tucker, and husband, George, of Bonaire, Ga., and Marilyn Outlaw of Hampton; three nephews, Cornelius Taylor III, and wife, Zelma, of Hampton, Michael Taylor, and wife, Kathy, of Hanover Park, Ill., and Benjamin Hankins, and wife, Verronia, of Newport News; and many great- nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, Hampton, or St. George’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9, at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, Hampton, by the Rev. Joy Walton. Burial will be in Bassette Cemetery, Hampton. Ms. Clapp will be placed in the church by 9 a.m. on Thursday. Assemble at 10 a.m. on Thursday at 56 Mary Peake Blvd., Hampton. Viewing will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesday at Smith Brothers Funeral Home, 545 E. Mercury Blvd., Hampton. Phone: 723-4117.