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Minette Prigg McCullough
Service: January 27, 2018 (Saturday) at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Faith United Methodist Church

Minette Prigg McCullough, 85, died January 16, 2018, at the Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, MD.  She is survived by four children, Catherine Shultz (Michael) of Annapolis; Richard McCullough, Jr. (Kimberley) of Midlothian, VA; Mindy Blandon of Washington, DC; and Charlie McCullough (Leslie) of Clifton, VA.; eleven grandchildren; and 24 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Richard “Mac” McCullough; grandson, Richard McCullough, III; son-in-law, Nathaniel Blandon; brothers, Bill and Carl Prigg; and sister, Alice May Drummond.

Minette was born on January 23, 1932, in Washington, DC, to William B. Prigg, Sr., and Minette Bergmann Prigg.  She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1950.  After their marriage, she and her husband moved to Kensington, MD, where she was an active PTA and Girl Scout leader.  She served as President of the United Methodist Women at St. Paul’s UMC.  After their move to Potomac, MD, she served as President of the UMW, head of the Board of Trustees, chair of the Missions Commission, and UMW circle leader at Faith UMC in Rockville.  Minette’s love of nature and travel took her and her husband to the Bay of Fundy to whale watch, the rain forests of Costa Rica to bird watch, Scotland to study moths and butterflies, and many other locales.  Her interest in birds led to a 15-year career as an instructor in bird identification for the Montgomery County adult education department, which included weekly bird walks.  She also taught bird identification at Montgomery College.  In addition, she was a licensed bird bander for 20 years, served as Vice President and as a director of the Montgomery County Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society, and led bird walks for MOS and other groups.  She and her husband moved to Asbury Methodist Village in 2005, where they were active community members.     

A memorial service will be held at Faith United Methodist Church, 6810 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD, at 11 a.m. on January 27th.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith U.M.C. or The Asbury Foundation Benevolent Care Fund, 201 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD, 20877. 

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