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Delta Newsletter WINTER 2017 • 39 also earned a Master of Education degree in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Memphis. Soror Taylor’s passion for helping children excel academically was reflected in her distin-guished 32-year career as a teacher and guidance counselor with the Memphis City Schools. She was frequently called upon to mentor first-year teachers and to serve on advisory committees aimed at improving student achievement. A faithful member of the sorority for 49 years and a Golden Life Member, Soror Taylor was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. through the Alpha Chi Chapter at Tennessee State University in 1966. Upon graduation, she joined the Memphis Alumnae Chap-ter, where she worked for more than four decades in various capacities, fulfilling her commitment to scholarship, service, and sisterhood. She was an advisor for many years to the Epsilon Kappa Chapter at the University of Memphis and dutifully served on the May Week, Founders Day, Omega Omega, Schol-arship, Policy and Procedures and Delta Dears committees. She regularly attend-ed the Southern Regional conferences and national conventions. Soror Taylor was a member of Greater Middle Baptist Church for 43 year, serving as a church trustee, choir member, and Sunday school teacher. She was also a life member of the NAACP. She was known for her quick wit, sense of humor, beautiful smile and a zest for life. She was married to the late William Lewis Taylor for 45 years and is survived by four daughters: Sorors Tiffany L. Tay-lor, Tangela L. Taylor, Telesa L. Taylor, and Tracie L. Taylor. FROM THE D ELTA A RCHIV ES Soror Frankie Freeman, 14th National President, with (then) NAACP attorney Constance Baker Motley on the steps of the St. Louis Federal Courthouse (1954). Freeman argued the case of Davis et al. v. the St. Louis Housing Authority, which ended segregation in public housing in St. Louis. PHOTO COURTESY OF FRANKIE FREEMAN’S PERSONAL COLLECTION. CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE


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