Cousin Sr. House painter

W. G.

December 16, 1990

Services for William G. Cousin Sr., a retired painter, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sharon Baptist Church, Stricker and Presstman streets.

Mr. Cousin, a resident of the Canton Harbor Nursing Center, died Thursday at Mercy Medical Center after a short illness. He was 94.

Born in Newnan, Ga., he came to Baltimore in the 1920s and worked as an independent house painter for many years. Mr. Cousin later began work for General Instruments in Cockeysville. He retired in 1969 after 25 years of service.

Mr. Cousin served in the U.S. Army during World War I and saw action in France and Germany. He was a member of Sharon Baptist Church, the Prince Hall Lodge of the Masons, and the American Legion. He was also fond of reading and telling stories.

He married Mamie Moore in 1926. Mrs. Cousin died in 1986.

Surviving are four sons, William G. Cousin Jr. of Baltimore, Thomas A. Cousin of Pikesville, David A. Cousin of Columbia and Sidney L. Cousin of Ellicott City; two daughters, Sarah D. Banks of Mount Laurel, N.J., and Elise Gray of Baltimore; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The family has suggested donations be made to the Sharon Baptist Church Building Fund, the Rev. Alfred Vaughn, 1317 N. Stricker St., Baltimore, Md. 21217.

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