Ellen Garrett, 51, pychosocial counselorEllen Garrett, a...

January 08, 1998

Ellen Garrett, 51, pychosocial counselor

Ellen Garrett, a psychosocial counselor with People Encouraging People, died New Year's Day at Johns Hopkins Hospital after suffering a massive heart attack at her home. The East Baltimore resident was 51.

As a counselor, she helped emotionally disabled people make the transition to independent living.

She had worked with People Encouraging People, a subsidiary of Sinai Hospital, since earning a bachelor's degree in sociology from Towson State University in 1982.

The Baltimore native and longtime east side resident was a member of the Collington Avenue Neighborhood Association, where she was called "The Mayor" because of her activism.

She was a member of Little Ark Missionary Baptist Church on East North Avenue and sang with the church chorus. She also enjoyed skiing, traveling and arts and crafts.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Woodlawn Cemetery, 2130 Woodlawn Drive.

She is survived by a son, William B. Garrett; a brother, Carl L. Garrett; and four sisters, Leona Garrett, Shirley Randall, Aileen Pope and Delores Clemons, all of Baltimore; an uncle, Jim Young of Greenville, S.C.; an aunt, Doris Kendall of Greensboro, N.C.; and a granddaughter.

Pub Date: 1/08/98

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