Isiah Pressey, a retired Baltimore police officer, died...

November 30, 1999

Isiah Pressey, a retired Baltimore police officer, died Nov. 23 of a heart attack at his Waverly home. He was 74.

He retired 15 years ago after 25 years in the Eastern District. During his retirement, he was a security officer at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Born in Hampton, Va., he attended Hampton University and Morgan State University.

He served in the Navy during World War II.

In 1979, he married Viola Henderson, who survives him.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mount Sinai Baptist Church, 922 E. Preston St.

He also is survived by three daughters, Deborah Ponder, Chanel Sharon Moore and Mahalia Young; two stepsons, Robert Gilchrist and Michael Gilchrist; six stepdaughters, Deborah Chester, Charlene Hawkins, Wendy Lomax, Gail Gilchrist, Karen Gilchrist and Anitra Zeigler, all of Baltimore; two brothers, Jimmy Pressey of Hampton, and Wilton Pressey of Austin, Texas; a sister, Mable Jackson of Hampton; and 18 grandchildren.

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