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Soror Thomas was a devot-ed Christian and member of Great-er Mt. Zion Baptist Church for 42 years where she served as histori-an among many other committees. She was a very loving mother who leaves behind a legacy of Deltas. Be-atrice Wood Thomas exemplified the essence of a Delta woman who will be remembered for her selfless acts of community service. s Soror Nancy Abram Works entered into the Omega Ome-ga Chapter, Monday, January 14, 2013 af-ter attending the Cen-tennial Celebration in Washington D.C. She was born on December 3, 1940 in Sand Springs, OK and graduated from Douglas High School in Ardmore, OK in 1959. As a freshman, she was initi-ated s96 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. into our sisterhood at Beta Ep-silon Chapter at Langston University. She was a member of the marching band, named among Who’s Who Among Students in American Univer-sities and Colleges, and a member of the Kappa Delta Phi Honor Soci-ety. In 1962, she reigned as the Home-coming Football queen and gradu-ated cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Home Economics. Soror Works pursued graduate level studies at Oklahoma State University and Howard University. Soror Works is most remembered by her career at Howard University where she touched the lives of many. Today she is one of the most loved and respected members of Howard’s administration. Many students attri-bute their ability to graduate from her efforts and support. She retired from Howard University in 2002 after 22 years of service. For over 35 years Nancy was active in the Montgomery County Alumnae Chapter in Maryland. She also served 28 years on the Deacon-ess Board of Mount Calvary Baptist Church, in Rockville, MD. Lastly, So-ror Works was a Silhouette of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. for over 48 years. In honor of her legacy, com-mitment to education and public ser-vice, the Nancy Abram Works Memo-rial Scholarship was established. Soror Works was preceded in death by her father J.B. Abram, mother, Soror Beulah Abram, and brother James B. Abram. She leaves to mourn, her husband Bobby Works of 49 years, son, Gregory Works, twin daughters, Soror Sharon Hymes and Soror Kharon Sellars, their spous-es, and a host of other relatives and friends. s CORRECTIONS: In the Spring 2015 DELTA Newsletter, the following information was omitted from the Omega Omega Section: Soror Ethel McLendon was a 70-year member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and served as chapter president of Wilmington Alumnae for two terms. Soror Renée Shackelford served as chapter president of Decatur Alumnae Chapter for two consecutive terms. She was an active member of St. Philip African Methodist Episcopal Church of the 6th Episcopal District where she served on the George Moore/Sarah Allen Usher Board. Soror Shackelford was also the Debutante Masters Commis-sioner for the church for over 20 years.


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