On Tuesday, April 24, 2007, MARY CARTER SMITH, Griot of Maryland internationally renowned storyteller, historian, author, radio personality and beloved family elder, ended her journey here on earth. One of her major goals in life was to perpetuate the art of storytelling from generation to generation. Her love for children and all people pervaded her life's work of storytelling, writing, singing, dancing, laughing and praying. She is survived by her cousins Joan S. Stevenson, Douglas G. Stevenson and other cousins, relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 29 from 4 to 7 P.M. at Huber Memorial Church. On Monday, April 30 the wake will be held at 10 A.M. and the funeral will begin at 11 A.M. at Huber Memorial Church. The church is located at 5701 York Rd., Baltimore, MD 21212. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the following: Baltimore Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 735, Baltimore, MD 21203, Huber Memorial Church Building Fund, 570'1 York Rd., Baltimore, MD 21212, The Growing Griots of the Griots' Circle of Maryland, Inc., P.O. Box 68064, Baltimore, MD 21215, The Mary Carter Smith memorial Fund, National Association of Black Storytellers, P.O. Box 67722, Baltimore, MD 21215.