Rose B. Williams, 77, teacher

November 23, 2005

Rose B. Williams, a retired elementary school teacher, died of congestive heart failure Thursday at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital. The Randallstown resident was 77.

Born Rose Mae Bivins in Baltimore and raised on Etting Street and in Lothian, she was a 1946 graduate of the old Wiley H. Bates High School in Annapolis.

She attended what is now Bowie State University, where she sang in the glee club. She earned a bachelor's degree in education at what is now Morgan State University.

She began teaching at School 128 at Schroeder and Pierce streets, and retired in 1983 from Ashburton Elementary.

Family members said she enjoyed dressing stylishly for social occasions. Mrs. Williams also did floral arrangements.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Antioch Baptist Church of Randallstown, 5616 Old Court Road, where she was a member.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Carlton C. Williams; two daughters, Dr. Kimberly Williams and Carla Williams, both of Baltimore; her mother, Margaret J. Bivins of Lothian; three brothers, James T. Bivins of Baltimore, Leonard E. Bivins of Lanham and Robert P. Bivins of Lothian; and two sisters, Betty Bivins Chase and Margaret Bivins Brown, both of Baltimore.

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