Menefee, Selitha E.

July 24, 2005

On July 21, 2005, after a lengthy battle with ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease), SELITHA EVANS MEACHAM MENEFEE entered into eternal rest. She was 61 years old. She worked in the Baltimore City Public School System for 33 years as a foreign language teacher, and retired in 1996. A native of Aiken, SC, she had resided in Maryland since 1963, after receiving her baccalaureate degree in French from Hampton Institute, magna cum laude. It was at Hampton that she became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and one of the first Black Americans to participate in the Experiment in International Living in Europe. She is survived by her husband, Michael A. Menefee, of Bowie, MD, her daughter, Sonja Menefee, of Bowie, MD, her son, Michael E. Menefee, of Silver Spring, MD, her sisters Cassandra Meacham, of wherever Selitha lived and Marcelle Eversley, of Henderson, NV, her brothers, George Meacham, Jr., of San Francisco, CA, and Allen Meacham, of Baltimore, MD and numerous other family members, close friends, and colleagues. Viewing will be held at 10 A.M., followed by the service at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, July 27, at Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church in Columbia, MD. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Taylor's Funeral Home in Washington, DC.

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