Sister Mary Robert Ching was a Sister of Mercy for 80 years. A native of Mobile, Alabama. She taught at schools in Columbus, Georgia, Savannah, Georgia, Baltimore, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Convent of Mercy High School and McGill-Toolen High School in Mobile, Alabama. She served as principal at Convent of Mercy. She also served in patient services at Villa Mercy in Daphne, Alabama, and St. Ignatius Catholic Parish in Mobile, Alabama. She retired to the Convent of Mercy in 1994.