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Delta Newsletter SPRING 2015 • 33 school art curriculum in Bermuda and taught at St. George’s Secondary School and the Prospect Second-ary Schools for Girls until she retired in 1975. Having experienced integrated schools in Boston, Soror Hill was astounded by the enforced separa-tion and stringent racial segregation that existed in Bermuda. She was heavily involved in activism often organizing protests and boycotts. Soror Hill wrote to the US Actors Equity Guild to alert visiting actors to Bermuda’s segregated practices, sparking the 1959 Theatre Boycott. Soror Hill has held several prestigious positions and received numerous awards. She was the founding trustee of the Bermuda National Gallery and board member of the National Dance Foundation of Ber-muda. The Dance Foundation named a scholarship in her honor as a mark of her contribution. She received the MBE in 1993 and the Bermuda Arts Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. The Council also awarded her with the Patron Award in 2012. She is survived by her son Hilton “Buddy” Hill III, daughter Dr. June Hill, grandsons Jay and Russell Butler and sister-in-law and daughter-in-law, both of whom are named Carol Hill. Soror Cheryl A. Hines, a member of Portsmouth (VA) Alumnae Chapter, made her transition into the Omega Omega Chapter on Oct. 1, 2014. She was born in Norfolk, Va. on April 24, 1958. She was 56. Soror Hines matriculated through the Portsmouth and Chesapeake Public Schools, graduating from Deep Creek High School. She graduated from Virginia State University in Petersburg, Va., in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She established her professional roots as a sales representative for Proctor and Gamble before relocating to Washington, D.C. to join AT&T. Remaining in corporate sales, Soror Hines later sought to broaden her skills and knowledge through employment with the Kelly Chemical Company. Her entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen resulted in the inception of Angles Hair Salon in Mitchellville, Md. She and husband, Eric established Hines Haven Healthcare Services in 2002, a warm home for the intellectually disabled, where she served as owner/ CEO. An ardent community servant, Soror Hines was the founder and facilitator of the Sarcoidosis Support Group, She could also be heard as a guest on WHOV- 88.1 at Hampton University, engaging discussions on numerous health issues. Soror Hines was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta in 2006 through Portsmouth Alumnae Chapter. She was often a presenter for Delta Academy and Del-ta GEMS, sharing her experience and advice as an entrepreneur and tips for success. She served on the chapter’s Social Action Committee and was a support-er of Projects fundraising activities. Soror Hines leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Dr. Eric W. Hines; son, Tyler Christian Hines; mother, Mrs. Marilyn C. Anderson; sisters, Faye S. Mathis (John), Monica A. Taylor (David); and a host of other relatives, loving friends, and sorors. Soror Louise Jackson transitioned into the Omega Omega Chapter Jan. 2, 2014. She was 83. Born in West Phil-adelphia Nov. 22, 1930, Soror Jackson developed a love for dancing, as it defined much of her life. Due to the lack of opportu-nities for dancers of color in the corps de ballet in the 1940s, Soror Jackson enrolled in physical education at Howard University in Washington, D.C. where she later graduated at th top of her class in 1951. After receiving her degree, she taught physical education and health science at The Berkeley Institute in Bermuda. Shortly after arriving to Bermuda, she mar-ried her husband John Albert Sidney Jackson, in 1955. Together, they opened a dance school at the Sunset Lodge on North Shore, Pembroke West. Soror Jackson remained with the Berkeley Institute for 21 years. She began working extensively in politics, speaking out against injustices against people of color. Her service in the political arena was synonymous with advocacy for the Island’s senior citizens. A “Champion of Seniors,” Soror Jackson was relentless in her efforts to ensure that they were treated with respect, lived with dignity and safety, and had access to proper healthcare. She served as a Member of Parliament from 2003-2012. Her passion for dancing never left her spirit as she later became founder and operator of The Jackson School of Dance, later The Jackson School of Per-forming Arts. She was also the founder of the National Dance Theatre of Bermuda. Soror Jackson balanced her teaching career and political commitments as an MP. Along with being a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., her other associations include: the Kardias Club; Bermuda National Gallery (chairman); the Bermuda National Library (chairman); the Bermuda Broadcast Commis-sion (chairman); Bermuda Ballet Association; and the Bermuda Arts Council. Soror Jackson is lovingly remembered by her daughters Deborah and Susan Jackson. Soror Nancy Ellen Jones was born on July 30, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York. She departed from this life and entered the Omega Omega Chapter on March 14, 2013. She was 63. In 1967, at the young age of 17, Soror Jones began attending Howard University majoring in art education. While attending Howard, Soror Jones was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority through the Alpha Chapter in 1969. She graduated from How-ard University in 1971, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in art education. Upon graduating from Howard University, Soror Jones fulfilled her dream to become a teacher by ac-cepting a position to teach with the Board of Educa-tion of New York City. She worked for over 30 years as an educator, retiring as a principal from the New York City Board of Education in 2005. Soror Jones expanded her expertise in art education by successfully pursuing a Master of Arts degree from Teacher’s College at Columbia University. After teach-ing for twenty years, Soror Jones pursued a post grad-uate course of study in supervision and administration and received an advanced certificate in this field from Brooklyn College. Additionally, Soror Jones attended the Harvard Institute for School Leadership at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education in July 2000. After retiring, Soror Jones continued to work in the field of education as a visiting associate professor in supervision and administration for Mercy College; a senior consultant for New York City Board of Educa-tion; and as an educational consultant for both Hunter College and the Lorraine Monroe Leadership Institute. Throughout her life, Soror Jones never lost her passion for the arts. Nancy channeled her passion into becoming a professional quilter, and became a member of the Ebony Quilters of Southeast Queens in 2007. In 2012, Nancy launched Creations by Nancy, featur-ing story quilts, which were her specialty. Soror Jones was a member of numerous organi-zations including Xinos, Jack and Jill, The Links, Inc. and Black Women’s Collective as well as a lifetime membership in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She was a member of Queens Alumnae Chapter. She leaves to remember and cherish her spirit: Dayna Roach, daughter; Paul Roach, Jr., grandson; Charlotte Roach, granddaughter; Darrell Bennett Jr., brother; her sister, Soror Laraine Jones (Rufus); and a host of nieces, nephews and sorors. Soror Myrna Nelson Matthews entered the Omega Omega Chapter Sept. 24, 2014. She was 74. Soror Matthews was a graduate of Booker T. Washing-ton High School and attended Virginia State and Norfolk State College. She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in early childhood education and taught in the Norfolk Public School System for over 30 years. She earned a master’s degree in education from Old Dominion University. Soror Matthews was an energetic member of First Baptist Church of Lambert Point, Retired Educators, Women’s Club and Players Guild of Norfolk, the National Education Association, the Golden Heirs, the Silver Strands, and the Forever Young Seniors. Soror Matthews was initiated into Alpha Eta Chapter in 1958. She was an active member of


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