Christine Agnes Sherrod, 75, city employee Christine...

February 02, 2000

Christine Agnes Sherrod, 75, city employee

Christine Agnes Sherrod, a retired housing authority employee, died Sunday of a heart attack at Maryland General Hospital. She was 75 and lived in Northwest Baltimore.

Until she retired in 1991, she was a Housing Authority of Baltimore staff member who worked at senior citizen buildings, a post she had held since 1977.

Born in Baltimore, the former Christine Agnes Cooper was a 1943 graduate of St. Frances Academy on East Chase Street.

In the 1960s and '70s she was active in the Train Now for Tomorrow program, an initiative that helped disadvantaged youth attend Maryland private schools.

She was also a 10-pin bowler at the Shake and Bake Lanes on Pennsylvania Avenue.

She wed William Sherrod Jr., a Fort Howard dietitian, in 1949. He died in 1966.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 1512 Druid Hill Ave., where she was a member of the Ladies of Charity, an usher and lector. She also served on the parish finance committee.

She is survived by three sons, Adrian William Sherrod, Lowell Anthony Sherrod and Robert Joseph Sherrod, all of Baltimore; two daughters, Mercedes Sherrod Evans of Cambridge, Mass., and Karen Harrell of Baltimore; and eight grandchildren.

Lawrence W. Ellis Jr., 61, U.S. Treasury worker

Lawrence W. Ellis Jr., an Air Force veteran and U.S. Treasury worker, died Jan. 26 of cancer at Malcolm Grove Hospital at Andrews Air Force Base. He was 61.

A 25-year resident of Hillcrest Heights, he had worked in the Treasury's telecommunications division since 1984.

He had served in Air Force Intelligence from 1956 until 1984 when he was discharged with the rank of master sergeant.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Chesterfield, Va., where he moved after the death of his mother, Mr. Ellis was a graduate of Carver High School there.

He was a longtime member of Union Temple Baptist Church, 1225 W Street, S.E., Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, the former Annie Lee Johnson; a daughter, Susan Ellis of Washington; two brothers, Charles L. T. Ellis of Chesterfield County, Va., and Horace W. Ellis of Petersburg, Va.; two sisters, Marie E. Medley of Silver Spring and Maxine E. Kelly of Washington; a stepson, Vernon Argusta Jr. of New Orleans; a niece; and two nephews.

Catherine E. Andrews, 86, homemaker, cashier

Catherine E. Andrews, a homemaker and former cashier, died Friday of a stroke at Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore. She was 86.

A longtime Parkville resident, she had worked as a telephone operator for Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. of Maryland and later as a cashier for Schulte-United on West Lexington Street.

Catherine E. Blaney was born and raised in the Pimlico section and was a graduate of city public schools. She was married for many years to George A. Andrews Jr., who died in the 1980s.

She enjoyed attending yard sales and collecting items that featured cats.

She was a member of St. Ursula Roman Catholic Church in Parkville.

Services were held Monday at Evans Funeral Home.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia L. Tawney of Halethorpe; a brother, Herman Blaney of Carroll County; and three grandchildren.

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