Juanita Torbit, 51, state labor administrator

May 09, 2004

Juanita Torbit, a state labor administrator, died Monday at St. Agnes HealthCare of liver cancer. The Loudon Park resident was 51.

Ms. Torbit was a graduate of Edmondson High School and received a bachelor of science degree in social work from Morgan State University in 1974.

Two years later, she went to work for the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. During her 28 years there, she was acting personnel director, domestic violence trainer and customer service trainer. She retired as a management specialist last month.

Ms. Torbit also worked for Maryland Job Service in Towson.

She took several law classes at the University of Baltimore.

She lived in Baltimore with her son, Justin Marlon Womack, who said his mother loved to sing gospel music and ride horses. Her sister, Jacqueline Torbit, said Ms. Torbit also enjoyed traveling to the Caribbean and across the country.

Services will be held 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Village Baptist Church, 100 S. Hilton St. in Baltimore.

In addition to her sister and son, she is survived by her mother, Willie Belle Torbit of Baltimore; four brothers, John D. Torbit Jr., William H. Torbit Sr., Jerry L. Torbit Sr. and Curtis N. Torbit, all of Baltimore; another sister, Frances De-Lois Torbit-Davis of Baltimore; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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