Minette P. McCullough
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, MD, Richard McCullough, Jr. (Kimberley) of
Midlothian, VA, Mindy Blandon of Washington, DC and
Charlie McCullough (Leslie) of Clifton, VA.; 11
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 United Methodist Church. After their move to Potomac, MD, she served as
President of the U.M.W., head of the Board of Trustees, chair of the Missions Commission,
and U.M.W. circle leader at Faith United Methodist Church 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
A memorial service will be held at Faith United Methodist Church, 6810 Montrose Road,
Rockville, MD at 11 a.m. on January 27.
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.