"Northside Baptist Church is intentional about making and growing disciples and empowering people to live changed lives" 

Northside Baptist Church

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In Loving Memory of Mrs. Bloch:


The shadow of sleep, never to wake again until the trump heralds loudest, fell over our Sister in Christ who passed away at the sweet young age of 92 on March 10th, 2016.


Mrs. Evelyn Wooten Geelhaar Bloch


of Westminister, Maryland  was one of the founding members of Northside Baptist Church in Baltimore, MD.


We give gratitude for the lamp she lit upon the pathway of the gospel's message and praise God who let her sow his grace in our hearts.

We sorrow for those who knew and loved her best yet still with this knowledge see the mountain's cleft and the hope of Glory in Christ having no end, see her beside the hand of God and call her our dear, sweet and perfect friend!

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MrMMMrs. Theresa Rice


       "Her Journey of Life"


“Precious in the sight of the Lord, is the death of one of His saints”

Psalm 116:15


There’s no way to adequately sum up Theresa’s life in just a few paragraphs, because my wife was such a remarkable, kind and caring woman, and a giant in the love realm.  On June 18, 2016, Theresa Yvonne Rice, beloved daughter of the late Dorothy Estelle Thomas and the late Charles Edward Thomas, departed this life to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ.

Theresa was born in Baltimore, on May 23, 1954.  She was educated in the Baltimore City Public School System, graduating from Frederick Douglas Senior High School in 1972.  Immediately following graduation, she began her career as a file clerk at the Social Security Administration in Woodlawn.

Theresa was always brilliant in math.  Using her gifts and talents enabled her to capitalize on an opportunity to attend the College of Notre Dame.  Once she received her Associate of Arts degree in Accounting, in 1982, Theresa transitioned to a position with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services within the Social Security Administration.   She remained dedicated to this position for 37 years until her health began to fail in 2012.

After a long courtship, Theresa became the wife of Courtney Steven Rice in 1988.  They were blessed with two sons from this union, Antonio and Emmanuel.  She also took under her wing four stepdaughters; Sonceray, Makia, Simone and Phoebe. She was a loving, caring and devoted mother to all.

Theresa was a member of Good Tidings Baptist Church in East Baltimore for more than 20 years.  She enjoyed singing in the choir and lifting up the name of Jesus.  She also served as a Deaconess, performing whatever duties asked of her without hesitation.  After relocating to the Towson area, she became a member of Northside Baptist Church until her passing.

Theresa was a cook par excellence! More than anything, she loved, loved, loved to cook.  She cooked for her family and huge family gatherings.  Everyone raved over anything that came out of her kitchen. She was well known for her macaroni and cheese, sweet potato soufflé’ and THAT CORN BREAD WITH THE CORN IN IT! Not to leave out the variety of cookies she baked at Christmas time. Speaking of that blessed time of the year, her Christmas trees, with the help of myself and the kids, were award-winning and spectacular, and more beautiful every year.

Theresa was preceded in death by two sisters; Barbara Wilson, and Christine Thomas and one brother, David Thomas. 

Theresa Yvonne Rice leaves to cherish her memories her husband of 28 yrs. Courtney S. Rice; two sons, Antonio E. Rice, daughter-in-law, Monica, and Emmanuel N. Rice, daughter-in-law Candace; stepdaughters, Sonceray A. Rice, Makia O. Rice, Simone N. Rice, and Phoebe L. Rice, and 18 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.  She is also survived by two sisters: Patricia Yarbor and Victoria Thomas; two brothers, Ralph Thomas and Timothy Thomas; her favorite cousin, Delores Pinkett, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Theresa ran The Race, and kept The Faith

and now she’s at The Pearly Gates

Shook off the old…put on the new

Theresa was ready, What About You?