Alease BlandOperated tailor shopAlease Bland, retired...


August 13, 1993

Alease Bland

Operated tailor shop

Alease Bland, retired operator of the Fulton Tailor Shop, died Saturday of heart failure at the home of a niece in Williamstown, N.J.

Mrs. Bland, who was 80 and lived for many years in West Baltimore, retired in 1987. She and her husband, Johnny Bland, opened the tailor shop in 1947, and she ran it herself after his death in 1973.

Born in Edwardsville, Va., the former Alease Lewis moved to Baltimore in her teens and attended Frederick Douglass High School before graduating from the Carver Vocational Technical High School.

She was a member of the Pastor's Aides at the Whitestone Baptist Church and of the Shiloh Benefit Club, a charitable group.

Services for Mrs. Bland were scheduled for noon today at the Whitestone Baptist Church, 3005 Baker St. in Baltimore.

She is survived by a sister, Genevieve Nell of Hampton, Va.; three brothers, Vaughn Lewis of Edwardsville, Wilbur Lewis of Baltimore and Ronald Lewis of Williamstown; and many nieces and nephews.

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