Sarah Jane Bundy, Music teacher, is dead at 71

March 05, 1991

Services for Sarah Jane Bundy, a retired music teacher who was involved in community and church affairs, will be held at noon Thursday at the Pennsylvania Avenue African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, at Pennsylvania Avenue and Dolphin Street.

Mrs. Bundy, who was 71 and lived in Cherry Hill, died Friday at the Harbor Hospital Center after a long illness.

She retired in 1974 after teaching piano to elementary school students in Baltimore for more than 20 years.

She was a former president of the Cherry Hill Coordinating Council, People United for Service to Cherry Hill and the Cherry Hill Black Women's Caucus and started a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People chapter for young people there.

She was on the board of the South Baltimore Community Health Center.

A 1971 candidate in the Democratic primary for a seat in the House of Delegates, she was at various times an Urban Services Agency commissioner and a member of the Tax Assessment Appeals Board for Baltimore City, the State Commission on Indian Affairs and the Citizens Advisory Board for the Walter Carter Center.

At the Pennsylvania Avenue A.M.E. Zion Church, she was director of summer Bible schools and music for children and started the Women's Chorus.

She was born Sarah Jane Cannon in what is now Newberry, S.C., and reared in Washington, D.C.

She graduated from Cardozo High School and the old Freedmen's Hospital nursing school. She also attended the Peabody Conservatory.

Mrs. Bundy is survived by her husband of 48 years, retired District Judge James L. Bundy.

Also surviving are, two sons, Raymond Bundy of Washington and Henry Bundy of Arnold; three daughters, Lorna Gail Bundy of Chapel Hill, N.C., Deborah Lindsay of Kernersville, N.C., and Jayme Bundy of Baltimore; a sister, the Rev. Virginia Scott of Washington; a brother, Cline Cannon of Columbus, Ga.; and 12 grandchildren.

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