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Omega Omega Soror Mari-lyn Hawkins Drewrey, 38 • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. mem-ber of the Ports-mouth Alumnae Chapter, was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 14, 2015. She was a faithful and dedicated member who truly loved Delta. She was born on June 12, 1957 in Portsmouth, Virginia. to the late Jack Clinton Haw-kins, Sr. and Beatrice Hall Hawkins. Soror Drewrey earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Education, a Master of Science in Urban Education and School Counseling, and Certificate of Educa-tional Leadership from Norfolk State University. She taught at Kee Business College and Woodrow Wilson High School, and was a guidance counselor at Churchland High School, Portsmouth. Her love for students and dedication to assist them in their aspirations led to her appointment as guidance director at Deep Creek High School, Chesapeake, Virginia. Soror Drewrey was a member of Community Presbyterian Church, where she served as an elder and the Clerk of Session. She was a Diamond Life Mem-ber of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., member of the Norfolk State University Alumni Association and the American School Counselor Association. Soror Drewrey served on numerous chapter committees and chaired the Ritual and Ceremonies and the Projects Committees. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 36 years, Russell A. Drewrey; a daughter Geri M. Drewrey; a son, Evan A. Drewrey; her mother, Beatrice Hawkins; sisters, Dr. Patricia H. Fisher and Shirley Hawkins-Brown; brothers, Jack C. Hawkins, Jr. and Calvin S. Hawkins; a grandson, Xavier A. Drewrey; and a host of family, friends and sorors.   Marilyn A. Sallee was the second child born to the late James A. and Delzora Sallee on May 8, 1950 in Portsmouth, Virgin-ia. On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, she made her transition. Marilyn was educated in the Portsmouth Public School System and graduated valedictorian in a class of more than 300 students from I. C. Norcom High School in 1968. After graduating from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1972, she pursued and received a Juris Doctorate degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Following graduation, Marilyn returned home and took her place as Assistant Commonwealth Attorney with the City of Portsmouth. Sallee was the first female Assistant Commonwealth Attorney in Portsmouth. After a stint in the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, she became a partner at the Offices of Overton and Sallee and Forrest. Marilyn was also a part-time public defender and substitute district court judge until she joined the City of Suffolk where she retired in 2015 as a Senior Assistant Commonwealth Attorney. Though Sallee was busy profes-sionally, her service to community and church still flourished. She invested her time, talent, resources, and hard work into developing the next generation of leaders. Marilyn was involved with the Girl Scouts, mentoring, and tutoring. She cared about area youth and wanted to make things better for them. Marilyn served as a part of the Med-ical Malpractice Review Board and the State Board Commercial Driver Educa-tion Programs. She was the former vice chair and member of the City Planning Commission, a member and former chair of the board of directors for the Society Aid of Sickle Cell Anemia. She was also a former member on the board of directors at the Effingham Street YMCA. Marilyn was a proud member of the Portsmouth Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Marilyn accepted Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior at a young age. She was a lifelong member at St. John Baptist Church, where she served on the trustee ministry, budget committee, ush-ers ministry, the policy and procedures ad hoc committee and as supervisor of the Youth Ushers Ministry. Preceding her in death was her loving sister, Brenda Spence. Leaving to cherish her memory are her daughters Lauren Sallee and Joanne Sallee, her sister Sharon Thebarge, nephew James Spence (Felicia), niece Tanesha Spence, and a host of great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Soror Marilyn Vaulx Taylor, en-tered into the Omega Omega Chapter on September 21, 2015. Born on January 30, 1945 in Stanton, Ten-nessee, she grew up in Memphis, where she married, worked, and started a family. She was an honor student at Manassas High School and graduated from Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Social Studies. She CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


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