Mable T. George, 86, city public schools worker

June 01, 2005

Mable T. George, a retired city public schools worker and soup kitchen volunteer, died of heart failure May 25 at her Sutton Place apartment. The former longtime resident of Reservoir Hill was 86.

Born in Lee County, S.C., she moved to South Baltimore with her family in 1930. She attended St. Monica's parochial school, and during World War II was an administrator at the Curtis Bay Ordnance Depot.

Miss George was a custodian and food worker in city schools for 30 years. She retired in 1983 from Edgecombe Circle Elementary, where she had spent most of her career, family members said.

After retiring, she began volunteering at the Corpus Christi Community Center on Whitelock Street, eventually heading its soup kitchen.

"She gave of herself tirelessly to the community and made all who came to the center feel at home," said a niece, Monica T. Strawberry of Baltimore. "She was a free-spirited woman who loved a good party, enjoyed traveling and loved God."

Miss George was a communicant of Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Jude Shrine, 308 N. Paca St.

Survivors also include a sister, Ruby C. Strawberry of Baltimore, and many other nieces and nephews.

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