Chelseia Harold-Miller, 49, university...

October 30, 1997

Chelseia Harold-Miller, 49, university administrator

Chelseia Harold-Miller, director of admissions at Morgan State University, died of cancer Saturday at her Northeast Baltimore home. She was 49.

Mrs. Harold-Miller joined Morgan as an admissions counselor in 1972 and was promoted to associate director of admissions and recruitment in 1977. She became director of admissions and recruitment in 1979.

She was enthusiastic about Morgan and enjoyed her job, colleagues said. "She always liked to say that she followed students from the day they entered the university until the day they graduated," said Dr. Earl S. Richardson, president of Morgan.

Born Chelseia Harold in Baltimore, she graduated from the old Eastern High School in 1966 and received a bachelor's degree from Morgan in 1970. She earned a master's degree in public administration from the University of Baltimore in 1981.

Services are planned for 11 a.m. today at River of Life Christian Center, 5225 Hamilton Ave.

She is survived by her husband, the Rev. John Miller Jr., whom she married in 1983; and her mother, Comora Harold of Baltimore. Lewis G. Sheppard, a retired Baltimore public school teacher, died of heart failure Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital. The lifelong Baltimorean was 82.

A resident of Morgan Park in Northeast Baltimore for the past 40 years, Mr. Sheppard taught at the old School No. 112, an elementary school in West Baltimore, the former Booker T. Washington Junior High School and Douglass High School, where he graduated in 1931. He went to work for the city school system in the mid-1930s and retired in the early 1960s.

In retirement, he taught history and geography part-time at Coppin State College and Morgan State University. He also taught General Educational Development classes at the former City Jail.

Mr. Sheppard graduated from the former Coppin Normal School in 1933. He also studied at Morgan and the University of Pennsylvania.

He married Winifred Diggs in 1942.

Services are planned for 10 a.m. today at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 3121 Walbrook Ave.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Lewis G. Sheppard Jr. of Quebec; a daughter, Mathilde Anderson of Springfield, Mass.; a sister, Ruth Braxton of Baltimore; and a granddaugther. Joseph Stirling Graham, a former Sun reporter and Roland Park resident, died of heart failure Oct. 21 at Aspen Valley Hospital in Colorado. He was 91.

He wrote science and technology articles for the Sunday newspaper from the early 1930s until he retired in 1945.

Mr. Graham, who moved to Aspen in 1993, wrote "You Will Find It In Maryland," a reference book published in 1945.

Born and raised in Mount Washington, he was a 1923 graduate of City College and earned a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1927.

He studied piano at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and played his Steinway daily until his death, said his daughter and only survivor, Camilla Auger of Aspen.

He was married for 59 years to Helene Goldsborough, who died in 1991.

Plans for a memorial service in Baltimore are incomplete.

Jonathan J. McFadden, 33, pastor of St. Martin Church

Elder Jonathan J. McFadden, a lifelong Baltimore resident and pastor of a West Baltimore church, died of meningitis Sunday at Mercy Medical Center. He lived in West Baltimore and was 33.

Since 1994, Mr. McFadden had been pastor at St. Martin Church of Christ, 2118 Madison Ave., where services are planned for 10 a.m. today. He became a member of St. Martin when he was 7 years old.

He graduated from Carver Vocational Technical High School in 1982. Since the mid-1980s, he had been an inspector for the Housing Authority of Baltimore City.

He is survived by his father, Pernell McFadden of New York City; and his mother, Gloria Warren; two brothers, Pernell McFadden and Warren McFadden; and a sister, Neunutae McFadden, all of Baltimore.

Pub Date: 10/30/97

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