Florence M. Herbert, 76, elementary school teacherFlorence...

July 09, 1999

Florence M. Herbert, 76, elementary school teacher

Florence M. Herbert, a retired educator, died Saturday of pneumonia at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. She was 76 and lived in Ashburton.

She began her teaching career in 1942 at a segregated elementary school in Turners Station in Baltimore County. She retired from Norwood Elementary School in Dundalk in 1975.

The former Florence Milburn was born in Newark, Del., and graduated from Elkton High School in Cecil County in 1940. She earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from then-Bowie State College in 1944 and a master's degree in the same discipline from the Johns Hopkins University in 1956.

She was a charter member of the Baltimore Drifters Inc. and a member of Who Zits Club.

She was a gourmet cook and collected cookbooks.

Mrs. Herbert was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Baltimore for 35 years and, since 1995, attended New All Saints Roman Catholic Church at Liberty Heights and Eldorado avenues, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph E. Herbert, whom she married in 1944; a stepson, Vernon Bellof Solon, Ohio; two sisters, Martha Jane Hollis of Wilmington, Del., and Barbara B. Brooks of Springfield, Va.; a niece, Florence H. Pipes of New Castle, Del.; and an aunt, Emily C. Bell of Wilmington.

Minnie B. Briley, 61, special education teacher

Minnie B. Briley, a retired special education teacher, died Monday of cancer at Future Care-Homewood nursing home. The longtime Clifton Avenue resident was 61.

Mrs. Briley taught for more than 20 years at Northern High School and earlier at Herring Run Junior High School. She retired last year after a 25-year career.

Born in Greenville, N.C., she moved to Baltimore in 1941 and graduated from Carver Vocational-Technical High School, where she studied dressmaking. She worked for London Fog and Raleigh Men's Clothes before she earned an associate degree from then-Community College of Baltimore.

In 1974, she earned a bachelor's degree in special education from Coppin State College.

After her marriage to Harold Jenkins ended in divorce, she reassumed her maiden name.

She was a member of Enon Baptist Church, Edmondson Avenue and Schroeder Street, where services will be held at 10: 30 a.m. today.

She is survived by a son, Kenneth T. Jenkins of Randallstown; a daughter, Annette Jenkins of Atlanta; seven sisters, Bernice Knox, Mary Briley-Keller, Essie Booker and Allie Butler, all of Baltimore, Lurthia Edwards of Winterville, N.C., and Rachel Briley and Sandra Skinner, both of Randallstown; and a grandson.

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