Catherine Marie “Cathy” Cross, 80, – Southern Maryland News Net

Catherine Marie “Cathy” Cross, 80, of Aquasco, MD, who loved being called Mama by her children and Memaw by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, left her loving family peacefully at their home on Sunday, November 13, 2022 . She was born on November 17, 1941 in Indian Head, MD to the late Albert Tayman Knott and Mary Lucy (Baden) Knott.

A devoted wife and mother, Cathy will be sorely missed by her entire family as a dependable voice of love and support. She married her true love, Frederick Wayne Cross, on March 2, 1968 and they spent fifty-four happy years together, living and working on the family farm where they raised their two children.

Wayne and Cathy have been constant companions throughout their lives and have never spent more than a day apart since Wayne returned from Vietnam in 1970. They shared interests such as fishing, crabbing, and camping. She was actively involved in her church as well as in the Southern Maryland Antique Power Association.

Cathy loved to bake and do crafts, which both of her children took full advantage of as they volunteered to bake cupcakes for the whole class or to recruit their support for science fair projects. Through all of life’s ups and downs, David and Mary could always count on their mother’s support and always be by her side. Any visit to the grandchildren was met with a shake of the fingers and a smile, knowing that a big hug would come with a slap.

Cathy is survived by her husband, Frederick Wayne Cross of Aquasco, MD; son, David Wayne Cross of Aquasco, MD; daughter Mary Margaret Cross Navarre of Lake Mary, FL; two granddaughters, Melissa Kaitlyn Weaver and Megan Kristina Cartwright; two step-daughters, Ana Noel Navarre and Carisa Marie Navarre; and two great-grandchildren, Kiri Alexa Weaver and Liam Michael Weaver. She is also survived by her siblings Virginia McLaughlin, Joseph Knott, Rose Ann Zimmerman, Charles Knott, Dennis Knott, Jean Jones and Dorothy Abell.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Mary Knott, and her two siblings, James Albert Knott and Agnes Dodson.

The family will receive friends on November 18, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with Cathy’s funeral service beginning at 11:00 a.m. and will be conducted by Rev. Samuel R. “Pastor Sam” Tryon at the Brinsfield Funeral Home & Crematory. PA, 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. Burial will follow immediately thereafter at Immanuel United Methodist Church Cemetery, 17400 Aquasco Road, Aquasco, MD 20613.

Instead of flowers, donations can also be made to the Immanuel United Methodist Church.

Condolences to the family can be made at

Arrangements of the Brinsfield Funeral Home & Crematory, PA, Charlotte Hall, MD.

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