Te'layia Marshall, 25, guard killed in auto accident...

October 20, 2001

Te'layia Marshall, 25, guard killed in auto accident

Services for Te'layia Marshall, a security guard and Maryland National Guard supply specialist, will be held at 10 a.m. today at New Second Baptist Church, 214 E. Lanvale St.

The Cedonia resident, who was 25, was killed Oct. 13 in an automobile crash in downtown Baltimore that police say occurred during a dispute with her husband of a year, Leroy Marshall.

Mrs. Marshall, a security guard with Central Security Investigation Inc., had joined the National Guard in 1997 as a supply specialist. Her unit, Detachment HHC 115th Military Police Battalion from Parkville, was activated earlier this month, and she was to have departed with it Sunday for duty at Fort Stewart, Ga.

Her decorations included the Army Service Ribbon and Marksmanship Badge.

Born Te'layia Teriko White, she was raised in West Baltimore and attended Walbrook High School. She earned her GED through the Job Corps program at Woodstock.

Mrs. Marshall enjoyed writing poetry and was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church in Baltimore.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a stepson, Asante Marshall of Baltimore; her father, James Edward White Jr. of Baltimore; her mother and stepfather, Jeri A. and Carl Cooper of Las Vegas, Nev.; a brother, Dre'on Sullivan of Las Vegas; her maternal grandfather, Stanley Willis of Baltimore; maternal grandmother, Catherine Derricks of Woodlawn; a stepbrother, Quentin Reddick of Baltimore; four stepsisters, Nicole White and Tiffany Reddick, both of Baltimore, Shaunda Cooper and Amber Cooper, both of Houston; her maternal step-grandfather, Horace Derricks of Woodlawn; maternal step-grandmother, Mitzi Willis of Baltimore; and maternal great-grandmother, Thelma Whalen of Baltimore.

Elsie Burrus, 83, nurse's aide, housekeeper

Elsie Burrus, a retired nurse's aide and former housekeeper, died Monday of a heart attack at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 83 and lived in Northwest Baltimore.

After 30 years as a housekeeper, cook and laundress, Mrs. Burrus returned to school to study nursing at the Red Cross and Commu- nity College of Baltimore. She was a private duty nurse's aide from 1985 until retiring in 1998.

"She worked for many of the most important families in Baltimore," said a daughter, the Rev. Lena Banks of Baltimore. "She was an excellent cook and known for her Southern-style cooking. Two of her well-known dishes were scalloped oysters and lemon supreme cake."

Born and raised in Little Washington, N.C., the former Elsie Turnage graduated from public schools there. She moved to Baltimore in 1934 and married Wesley Burrus in 1937. A merchant seaman, he died in 1957.

Mrs. Burrus had been a parishioner for 37 years and usher board member for 33 years at Sweet Hope Free Will Baptist Church, 3925 Dolfield Ave., where services will be held at 11 a.m. today.

In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Burrus is survived by two sons, Frederic Burrus of Richmond, Va., and Josh Burrus of Baltimore; another daughter, Gail Burrus of Baltimore; a sister, Joyce Evans of Baltimore; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Louisa M. Ridgely Young, 80, Realtor, horsewoman

Louisa Merryman Ridgely Young, an avid horsewoman and retired Realtor, died Wednesday of a stroke at Blakehurst Life Care Community in Towson. She was 80.

A former longtime Lutherville resident, Mrs. Young sold real estate for Hill & Co. during the 1970s and 1980s.

Born in Ruxton, Louisa Ridgely was a 1939 graduate of Garrison Forest School and made her social debut that year at the Bachelors Cotillon.

As a young woman, she was a champion show rider on the Maryland Circuit and rode with Green Spring Valley Hunt Club. She also enjoyed figure skating and was a member of the Baltimore Ice Club. During the 1930s, she was a Maryland state figure skating champion.

Mrs. Young enjoyed gardening and traveling.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at St. John's Episcopal Church, 3738 Butler Road in Glyndon.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Kendall Salisbury Young, a retired Air Force general; four daughters, Louisa Merryman Young Hopkins and Deborah Young Skupien, both of Roland Park, and Ann Young Fenwick and Sally McLane Young Ridgely, both of Ruxton; eight grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

Julia A. Edwards, 87, nurse's aide, volunteer

Julia A. Edwards, a homemaker and church volunteer, died Tuesday of heart failure at St. Agnes Hospital. She was 87 and lived in West Baltimore.

Until retiring about 25 years ago, she was a nurse's aide who did private duty work.

The former Julia Annie Boozer was born in Newberry, S.C., and moved to Baltimore as a child. She attended Baltimore public schools.

Family members said she was an accomplished baker and often prepared sweet potato pies.

Her husband, Arthur Edwards, died about 20 years ago.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Payne Memorial AME Church, 1741 Madison Ave., where she was a member.

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