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Omega Omega Soror Lillie McFall Brown transi-tioned s into the Omega Omega Chap-ter on January 14, 2015. Soror Brown was born in Indiahoma, Oklahoma on February 29, 1932. She graduat-ed from Douglass High School and Langston University. She moved to Seattle, WA in 1964 and began teach-ing in the Seattle Public Schools Dis-trict. During her career as an educa-tor, she served as a reading specialist, elementary principal and administra-tor in the district’s central office. Soror Brown was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority through the Alpha Omicron Chapter in 1975. She was a charter member of Seattle Alumnae Chapter when Alpha Omi-cron, a collegiate and alumnae chap-ter, separated in 1979. A Golden Life Member, she was an active member serving on several committees and could always be counted on to per-form public service on behalf of the chapter. Soror Brown also enjoyed a long friendship with Founder Bertha Pitts Campbell. s Soror Leathia Odell Eley Cox, a mem-ber of Portsmouth (VA) Alumnae Chapter, made her transition into the Omega Ome-ga Chapter quietly and peacefully on May 21, 2015. She was born on May 13, 1929 to Robert Chelsea and Lucy Bess Eley. She matriculated through the Norfolk Public Schools, graduat-ing Salutatorian of the 1947 Class of Booker T. Washington High School. She also graduated with Distinction in History from Virginia State Univer-sity in Petersburg, VA. Soror Cox was a committed advocate for children and education reflected in her ded-ication and stellar career of over 20 years as an educator of World Histo-ry and Geography in the Portsmouth Public Schools, at I. C. Norcom and Woodrow Wilson High Schools. Soror Cox was a Life Member of the NAACP. Soror Cox was initiated into Del-ta Sigma Theta in May 1979 through Portsmouth Alumnae Chapter. She immediately began serving in sever-al capacities and remained an active member for 36 years, always willing to share her time and talents, and to provide community service through the sorority she truly loved. Soror Cox brought many gifts to the Delta treasure chest: Compassion, Courte-sy and Temperance, leaving us with the fond memories of her gentle and quiet spirit. Soror Cox served two terms as chairperson of the Courte-sy Committee. She also served on the Social Action, Information and Com-munications, Housing and Proper-ties, and Scholarship Committees. Soror Cox can be remembered for looking for the best in others and giv-ing the very best that she had. Ports-mouth Alumnae Chapter will surely miss the tenacity and longevity of sis-terhood and service. Soror Cox received Christ at an early age and was a former member of Gilfield Baptist Church, Ivor, VA and Bank Street Baptist Church, Nor-folk, VA. She later moved her mem-bership to Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Portsmouth, VA where she held membership for over 62 years and served faithfully in the Mission-ary Ministry, the Alfreda Knight Gold-en Age Ministry and the Female Ush-er Ministry. Soror Cox leaves to honor and cherish her memory her children, Reverend Milton Lawrence Cox, II, Valerie Elaine Cox and Stephen Jer-rod Cox and a host of other relatives, loving friends, and sorors. s Soror Helen Sere-na Hampton Jones, a member of Ports-mouth (VA) Alum-nae Chapter, made her transition into the Omega Omega Chapter on June 30, 2015. She was initiated in Delta Sig-ma Theta Sorority, Inc., through Beta Kappa Chapter at Livingston College on December 15, 1960, while earn-ing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. As a member of the Ports-mouth Alumnae Chapter, Soror Jones served as Sergeant-at-Arms and Re-cording Secretary. She served on several committees: International Relations, Hostess, chair of Found-ers Day, Pan-Hellenic Council repre-sentative and delegate to the nation-al convention, and the Social Action Committee, which helped to fulfill her calling for many years to come, as a social activist. In the 1960s, Soror Jones spear-headed integration of local bowl-ing alleys and mentored the 1969 student-led protests that saved I. C. Norcom High School, where she graduated as salutatorian in 1958. When the Portsmouth Mu-nicipal Finance Board was created in 1972, Soror Jones was the only woman among its initial members. In 1980, she was appointed to the Portsmouth School Board, and two years later, members elected her chair. She was re-elected to the top spot four times and led the hire of Portsmouth’s first African Ameri-can school superintendent. She was also founding president of the Ports-mouth Schools Foundation. Her civ-ic endeavors also included the Cen-tral Civic Forum, the Urban League and the Southside Interdenomina-tional Religious Coalition. 92 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.


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