E. Jeannette Smith Retired schoolteacher

November 14, 1990

Services for E. Jeannette Smith, a retired teacher at elementary schools, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Grace Presbyterian Church, 2604 Banister Ave.

Mrs. Smith, who was 73, died Saturday of cancer at her home on North Carrollton Avenue.

She taught in the primary grades of six public schools in Baltimore from 1937 until her retirement in 1976.

The former Ethel Jeannette Day was born in Baltimore and graduated from Coppin State College, where she was elected to an honor society, the Circulus Scholorum. She earned a bachelor's degree at what is now Morgan State University.

A volunteer worker for the Red Cross, she was a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the American Association of Retired Persons, the Maryland Retired Teachers Association, the National Education Association, the YWCA and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.

Her first husband, Theodore May, a teacher, died in 1946. Her second husband, Melvin E. Smith Sr., a retired mail carrier, survives her.

Mrs. Smith also is survived by four daughters, Carolyn May of New York City, Gwendolyn Smith of Boston, Doris Streets of Glen Burnie and Janet Eller of Baltimore; two sons, Michael May of Nyack, N.Y., and Melvin E. Smith Jr. of Baltimore; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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