Lucy McIntyre, civic leader, rites scheduled


April 28, 1991

Services for Lucy McIntyre, a retired records clerk for the Social Security Administration and a community leader in Northeast Baltimore, will be held at noon Tuesday at First Baptist Church, 525 N. Caroline St. Mrs. McIntyre, who was 63 and lived on Richwood Avenue in Govans, was stabbed to death in her home April 23.

The former Lucy Martin was born in Giatto, W.Va., came to Baltimore at age 19 and worked in various occupations. She married Charles T. McIntyre in 1951, and they had six children.

After her youngest child entered elementary school in 1967, Mrs. McIntyre worked for the Social Security Administration.

In 1988, she began working full-time with community organizations.

"It was important to Lucy not just to own a house and make an investment in it, but to make an investment in the neighborhood by being involved," said Alice Bevans, a friend and vice president of the Richnor Springs Neighborhood Association.

Mrs. McIntyre had been president of the association since 1984.

In 1978, Mrs. McIntyre and other community leaders founded Govans Neighborhood Housing Services, part of a national organization devoted to neighborhood improvement.

In 1984, she was elected to the Atlantic Great Lakes regional advisory committee of the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp.

She was elected to be chairwoman of its self-reliance committee in 1989 and traveled the country helping neighborhoods similar to hers set up affordable housing.

She also shared tips on how to manage community organizations and keep neighborhoods in shape.

She was a member of the Govans Economic Management Senate and the Ten Ole Pals woman's social club, which raised funds for charitable organizations.

Mrs. McIntyre, a member of the First Baptist Church, served on the usher board and other committees.

She is survived by her 98-year-old mother, Clervy Martin of Baltimore; a brother, Roscoe H. Martin of Philadelphia and his wife, Thelma; her former husband, Charles T. McIntyre; and her six children, Charles E. McIntyre of Chase, Edmond T. McIntyre of Baltimore, Ronald E. McIntyre of Woodbridge, Va., Vernon R. McIntyre of Allen, Texas, Karen V. McIntyre of Philadelphia and Kevin L. McIntyre of Lynchburg, Va.; and a host of relatives and friends.

The family suggested memorial donations to the Richnor Springs Neighborhood Association in care of business manager Wilbert Bevans, 705 Radnor Ave., Baltimore 21212. The money will be used for the restoration of the vacant lot near Mrs. McIntyre's home.

The city plans to name the park in her honor.

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