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JOURNAL Spring 2014 s95 director of special education. Soror Johns continued to work for the Vir-gin Islands Department of Education until her retirement in 2010. Soror Johns was initiated into St. Croix Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sig-ma Theta Sorority in April 1976. s Soror Dorothy “Dot” Jones, affec-tionately known as “Dot,” was born on June 28, 1931 in Union County, S.C. She sub-sequently moved to Pittsburgh then to Washington, DC, where she was initiated into the Al-pha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at Howard University on Dec. 12, 1953. She was an active member of the Prince George’s Coun-ty Maryland Alumnae Chapter until she became ill and entered into the Omega Omega Chapter on Aug. 19, 2013. After earning a bachelor’s degree from Howard University, Soror Jones entered the teaching profession. So-ror Jones worked for District of Co-lumbia Public Schools for over 30 years, most of which were spent at Van Ness Elementary School. She leaves behind to mourn her passing, her loving husband of 60 years, Edward Bobby Jones; sons Mi-chael E. (Andrée) of Chesapeake, VA, Wendell E. of Washington, D.C., and Stanley E. of Haywood, California; and a host of other relatives, sorors and friends. s Soror LaFrance Kleckley Muldrow was a vibrant, exu-berant, and engaging woman and her life was fulfilled by a re-warding career in so-cial services. She en-tered into the Omega Omega Chapter on July 16, 2013. Soror Muldrow attended North Carolina A&T University, in Greens-boro, N.C. and received a bachelor’s degree in sociology in 1960. Upon graduation, she moved to Baltimore and quickly landed a position at the Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services. By 1967, she trans-ferred to the Baltimore County De-partment of Social Services, and in 1973 she entered the University of Maryland School of Social Work MSW program. After receiving her Master’s Degree in 1976, she continued to work at the Baltimore County Department of Social Services until she was pro-moted to a leadership position at the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. She also served as Deputy Director of the Bal-timore County Department of Social Services where she remained until her retirement in 2001. She was rec-ognized by the National Association of Social Workers Maryland Chapter with a Lifetime Achievement Award, and as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record. Soror Muldrow was affiliated with a number of community groups, pro-fessional associations, boards and commissions. Her political activity included membership in the 10th Dis-trict Democratic Club and as an ad-vocate for change through legislative action. In 1991, Soror Muldrow was initiated into the Baltimore County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma The-ta Sorority, Inc, where she served as chair of the Political Awareness and Involvement committee for several years. s Soror Victoria Rus-sell entered into Ome-ga Omega Chapter May 19, 2012. She was born in Painesville, Ohio on Sept. 1, 1947. She was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. on May 21, 1966 at the Epsilon Omicron Chapter at Bowling Green State University. She earned a master’s degree in education from Pepperdine University in Malibu. She also received a professional creden-tial from the state of California to teach bilingual students. Soror Russell was blessed to have two careers. For 18 years, she was an assistant vice president with Security Pacific National Bank. She then went to work for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency as an auditor of commercial loans. So-ror Russell served as a vice presi-dent with Countrywide, as an audi-tor of commercial loans. During the last 10 years of her career, she was a teacher at E. O. Green Junior High School, in the Port Hueneme School District. She taught various subjects including social science, study skills, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), and her lifelong first love, music. Soror Russell was an active mem-ber of the Ventura County Alumnae Chapter for 30 years, serving twice as president and in nearly every of-fice in the chapter. Soror Russell is survived by her only child, Michael Russell; grand-children, Alexandria, Samantha and Liam; a loving sister, Kristine Gil-lespie; and her nieces and nephew, Jenna, Desiree and Carlton. s Soror Dorothy Mae York Taylor, a char-ter member of the Las Vegas Alumnae Chap-ter and a past chapter president (1969 – 71), entered into the Ome-ga Omega Chapter on Aug. 14, 2012. Soror Taylor received her bach-elor’s degree from Arkansas AM&N College (more commonly known as the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff) in 1955. She was a devoted and exceptional teacher working both in Arkansas and Nevada. She taught in the Clark County School District for 33 years. Soror Dorothy Taylor enjoyed working with the young ladies in the Delta Academy as well as with the Debutantes of Les Femmes Douze of which she was a charter member. Prior to her illness Soror Dorothy gave generously of her time to the Sorority and to her community. s


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