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Mother Catherine Rubin McCall

May 27, 1925 ~ December 28, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old
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Mother Catherine Rubin McCall Obituary

It is with profound sorrow that the management and staff of Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home, Inc. announces the peaceful transition of Mother Catherine Rubin McCall of Darlington. Mother McCall exchanged time for eternity on Thursday, December 28, 2023 at the Medical University of South Carolina- Florence Campus after an illness 

The Celebration of Life will be 1:00PM on Thursday, January 04, 2024 at Mt. Rona Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow the church cemetery. 


“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.”  When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness.  She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness.  Her children stand and bless her.  Her husband praises her: “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!” Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last;  but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.  Reward her for all she has done. Let deeds publicly declare her praise.                                              Proverbs 31:25-31

Mrs. Catherine Rubin “Sister” McCall of Darlington, SC was born on May 27, 1925, in Darlington County to the late Louis and Geneva Wright Rubin. Catherine entered her eternal life on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at MUSC Hospital in Florence, SC.

​Catherine was a graduate of Rosenwald School in Darlington County.  She was employed with Gailey and Lord in Society Hill until she retired.  

She was married to the late Andrew McCall. Their life was blessed with three children of the home. She was also a mother figure to countless number of children. 

Catherine gave her life to Christ at an early age while attending St James Holiness Church of Society Hill.  She later joined Mt. Rona Missionary Baptist Church of Society Hill under the leadership of Dr. Matthew Robinson.  She served as a devoted Mother of the church, a member of the Senior Missionary and the gospel choir.  She served faithfully until her health declined. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Andrew McCall, her daughters Christine Damon and Maxine Wanzer, her siblings Larry, Howard, Clio, Big Cora Lee, Anna, Tom, Fred, Louis Jr., Shug, Huedy and Little Cora Lee.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory her son, Melvin Rubin of Florence SC, five grandchildren, Noland (Linda) Damon Jr. and Chris (Roxanne) Damon of New York, Joseph (Jessica) Cambell of Albany NY, Bridget (Sean) Oliver of the home, Terrence Wanzer of Darlington SC and Jamal (Toya) Wanzer of Florence SC, six great grandchildren she helped rear in the home Shane Oliver, Janiyah Wanzer, Christin Oliver, Khloe’ Wanzer, Ariel Wanzer, and Jayden Wanzer. Host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other family, friends, and church family whom all will greatly miss her. A special daughter, Patricia Rubin of the home.

Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the residence of a granddaughter, Mrs. Bridget Rubin Oliver, 510 Mont Clare Road, Darlington, from 2 to 6:00pm daily. 

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Celebration of Life
January 4, 2024

1:00 PM
Mt. Rona Baptist Church

Interment following funeral service
January 4, 2024

Mt. Rona Baptist Church Cemetery


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